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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon 35mm F2 IS
« on: November 07, 2014, 07:33:51 AM »

There was a time when a double negative was acceptable grammar.  However, under our current "rules" of grammer, double negatives should be avoided in order to reduce confusion.


Aye Right  ;)

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Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 06, 2014, 05:51:27 PM »
Sweet!  Looks like the length might be similar to the 70-200/4. 

I think performance is a gimme, the price is what will dictate when I'd upgrade from the 70-300L (unless I can convince myself that both lenses can live together   :P )

I bought the 70-300L mainly for it's compact size for travel (chose it over the 70-200/4 IS for the shorter length, more a concern to me than weight).  I could see having both the 70-300L and 100-400L II in a kit.  Perhaps not mine (I already sold my 100-400, wasn't really using it after getting the 600 II).   

If this new 100-400 takes TCs and only a minimal IQ hit from the 1.4x (similar to the 70-200 II), I'd consider getting it as a more portable birding lens (size precludes the 150-600 3rd party zooms for me, that big I'll just take the 600 II).

Wasn't really considering my photographic requirements more how to keep them apart so wife doesn't see both in the same room at the same time  ;D  ;D  ;D

That's a good point about the TC 
I do love the 70-300 when I'm on a 'two lens trip' though usually with a single wide prime

So one for airshows, sport and a bit of casual birding the other for general travel, holidays etc........ OK OK see I'm getting there!  :o

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Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 06, 2014, 08:52:36 AM »
I think performance is a gimme, the price is what will dictate when I'd upgrade from the 70-300L (unless I can convince myself that both lenses can live together   :P )

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My problem is, that the CPS service company  returned the cam without finding anything. They just took 5 shots (as the numbers of shots is just 5 higher than my last shot).

wow did you get charged for that?

If it's still under warrenty would it not be better taking it back to the shop and let them deal with canon?

Regards

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older camera like 1ds2 or 1ds3 are so much better in low iso...5d3 is really bad in iso-100.
I want a new camera with good low-iso, they are already good in high-iso.

I may be wrong, but I"d heard that the 5D3's "native" resolution is 160....that you get better images at 160 than 100?

cayenne

I seem to recall a thread on here recently which showed a graph spiking at 160/320 ect (in a good way) but I'd love a definitive answer to this as well.

Regards

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit About the Modular DSLR Rumor
« on: November 02, 2014, 04:46:03 AM »
The thing I don't get about this rumour is the whole consumer/prosumer/professional level thing. Lets say 'modular' just means swappable optical/digital viewfinder, they could also piggy back software options on top of that to change available functionality (in a sense they have a track record of similar with the F1n powerwinder giving Tv and the F1n-AE giving Av)
Anyway my point is surely this would push the camera into professional territory on price alone. I just can't see any kind of modular system being anything other than professional. I do like this rumour though!

Regards

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Software & Accessories / Re: DxO OpticsPro 10 released
« on: November 01, 2014, 07:42:17 AM »

Few months back, I almost buy v9 for high ISO purpose. Thanks to Neuro. He suggested to wait for v10 - faster PP in prime + others...

I just bought v10 ELITE package. Can't wait to use it in up coming halloween photos(12000-25000ISO)

This is my 1st time playing with DxO. Here is 25000ISO taken with 1dx. Export took quite a bit of time, good 2-3mins per photo. Might take me some times to get use to new software.

Little bit of Tone + texture



If I have a lot of pics I go through them all adjusting settings as required then batch process them all over night or when I'm at work so the processing time isn't really an issue for me (I'm not making money from this). The first computer I used DXO 9 on was taking about 12-15 mins a photo!!

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Software & Accessories / Re: Free DxO Optics Pro 8
« on: November 01, 2014, 07:29:20 AM »
And I'm glad you're a happy camper, no offense was intended.  But I thought it funny when I read AP's comment on it being free and the ROI, because the first thought that went through my head was 'well, they're hoping you like it, upgrade to the latest version, and stick with it for the foreseeable future".  I simply found it amusing when you posted something along those lines a few posts later.

You should probably be the one who's offended since I made the silly assumption about what you meant, I just assumed you were implying they were pulling a bait and switch or some such. Internet cynicism, y'know?

I had been planning on buying DXO 9 for a while anyway, then had decided to wait for 10 since I thought it would be soon. Then this deal came along, and $150 seemed too good to pass up. And it turns out I got 10 for that price. Well actually, it ended up being I got 10+ViewPoint 2.5 for $179. I guess maybe I am a sucker.  :P

Still a happy one though.

This one is ISO 12,800 from a 5D3 with a Tamron 150-600. PRIME does a very good job of removing noise without smearing detail. I'd say that 99% of the detail is still there, and the image looks way less noisy. I'm very impressed.



+1 PRIME is what it's all about, great pic. Does 8 have prime though? If not, I'm not sure there is any point in using it over ACR DPP etc.
10 is faster than 9 so that + other improvements are worth the upgrade imo although I'm not seeing any obvious improvement in the actual prime result.

Regards

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Most ridiculous camera ever?
« on: October 31, 2014, 09:12:38 AM »
It's a brick.... ahhh that made be titter   ;D

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Street & City / Re: Rome - Street Candids
« on: October 30, 2014, 09:13:00 AM »
Very good as always petach, really like the first one, such a great city to do street

regards

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Software & Accessories / Re: DxO OpticsPro 10 released
« on: October 29, 2014, 07:02:03 PM »
Just had a very quick play with 10. Feels snappier than 9 for sure. I guess I'm in for at least this upgrade cycle.

+1 especially prime. viewpoint 1 is also better than the options available in 9, more accurate. Also the selective Tone seems to have a lot more latitude will have to test that more though,  and the final benefit I can perspective correct big stitches now.

Regards

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Software & Accessories / Re: DxO OpticsPro 10 released
« on: October 29, 2014, 05:28:02 PM »
For existing DxO Optics Pro 9 Standard users the upgrade to DxO OpticsPro Elite 10.0 + Dx0 ViewPoint 1.2.1 is £55 ($88)
or to DxO OpticsPro Elite 10.0 + Dx0 ViewPoint 2.51 is £80 ($141)

If 1.2.1 gives the same functionality as is in DxO Optics Pro 9 then sounds fair enough.

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EOS Bodies / Re: DPR Adds Studio Samples for EOS 7D Mark II
« on: October 29, 2014, 08:52:34 AM »
Anyone know how DPR converted the RAWS? I assume latest DPP but without knowing for sure (and what settings were used) this all seems rather like the initial 5D3 threads, inaccurate.

Regards

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: October 29, 2014, 08:21:15 AM »
A photo of my 7DmkII

What are the first settings you plan to change? I turned the "beep" off first then set it to shoot only RAW.

My first photo was of a white orchid against a cream background indoors. All settings were on auto, ISO came out at 6400, F5.6 1/400, while it is a shot my 5Dmk3 could take with acceptable noise the 7Dmk2 could not cut it. However this is not my camera for low light I just wanted to see how it coped.

Using a Komputer Bay CF 128GB 1066x UDMA7 card I shot 28 RAW pictures before the buffer hiccuped. The battery is now flat but I have a second charging, when that is done I will head out to take some action shots.

Arrrgghhh... I'm at work can't get on to flicker, thanks for posting though will enjoy tonight

Regards

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: October 28, 2014, 04:47:14 PM »
Got mine already.....battery on charge.


Is it charged yet  ;D

Yes but it's pitch black in the UK and there are limits to the high ISO performance ;D

Moons out  :P

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