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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Mea Culpa! - The World Cup in Brazil
« on: June 13, 2014, 07:58:07 AM »
Boring? That second half wasn't boring!

Pity about Fred's cheating and Neymar dirty play though.

Wonder just how many togs were at that game, the entire pitch seemed to be surrounded by them. How do they all earn a living with such saturation?

EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 05:18:11 PM »
What my gut is telling me is that the 7D2 is going to be the most epic entry in the APS-C segment for the last 5 years.

Not that I'd ever be an early adopter that new 16-35 is much more important to me but getting excited, how many more sleeps?  ;D

Canon General / Re: Reach and the inverted bell curve
« on: June 10, 2014, 08:53:50 AM »
man (this is not a criticism) you take frugality to heights i am incapable of comprehending  :-[

I made a spreadsheet & graphs too.  :)

 ;D ;D ;D now that's funny, you made my day cheers

Lenses / Re: Next Lens Canon Should Release?
« on: June 08, 2014, 10:07:12 AM »
EF 50mm 1.8 L IS
Really usable at 1.8, Yeah I know never going to happen, looking forward to see what the 50 will be they do release

Canon just announced the other EF lens that was top of my next lens list, busy saving for that, year of the lens 50% complete for me!!!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The Answer to Everyone's Complaints
« on: June 05, 2014, 10:32:57 AM »
Thought he looked a bit tired  :P

Photography Technique / Re: What Lenses Do You Use for Panoramics?
« on: June 04, 2014, 02:21:13 PM »
For holiday (ie casual) pano's and stitching

40mm Pancake vertical orientation
pre-processed in Dx0 Optics
stitched in PTGui
re-touched in PSE

Love that little pancake, must dig out some examples but will have to downsize them a heck of a lot not sure how that will turn out

(Also influenced by Sporgon's comments)


Lenses / Re: Waiting for the 35 1.4L II
« on: June 01, 2014, 04:25:49 PM »
+1 for the 40 it's a brilliant daytime street lens, no one gets pissed when you point it at them in tight spaces it doesn't get  bumped and has little if no theft value

Photography Technique / Re: Fast Motorcycles!
« on: May 29, 2014, 05:21:46 PM »
love the iconic TT please post a few pics, sounds like you have a really great vantage point!

EOS-M / Re: Another great toy for EOS-M
« on: May 27, 2014, 07:24:30 PM »
Am I the only one looking at this thinking st1 & a pancake please  :o

Software & Accessories / Re: Which Software to convert Raw files?
« on: May 27, 2014, 07:07:40 PM »
I use DxO as my primary software for RAW. The PRIME noise reduction is incredible, virtually eliminating noise without loss of resolution. Further processing and sharpening are done in Photoshop as it has some nice tweaks and its "layers" is very useful.

Have recently moved from DPP to DxO, I try to do as much as possible within DxO but for some tweeks and cleaning PS or equivalent is indispensable.

To add a footnote to mt. S comments on possibly requiring the pro version, the cut off is actually determined by the size of the image in megapixels not megabytes this is a very important distinction as if like me you do stitching and panos you my require the pro version no matter what camera you have. DxO do not make this clear at all.

Canon General / Re: Let's confess our disgusting perversions
« on: May 23, 2014, 04:09:05 PM »
I still like film


and boobs

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSRL Camera for travel
« on: May 23, 2014, 08:51:05 AM »
All depends on what kind of holiday.

I'm recently back from a short city break to Rome, decided to challange myself and just go with an aps-c and 40mm.... "Rome on a Pancake"   :P

It really was great fun, yeh you have to move your feet a bit but a great street lens so small nobody cares  ;D and great for high res stitches/panos

If it's not a safari, keep it simple, have fun

Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« on: May 19, 2014, 07:05:21 PM »
Sorrento Harbour. We had a dinner one evening at a restaurant overlooking this, I could barely look at what I was eating given the view I had  :D

Sorrento harbour by Matt Roberts101, on Flickr

Marina Piccolo on Capri. Sat on the beach for an hour waiting for our boat to pick us up (wishing I had gone for a swim now looking at that picture! Would love to go back to Capri and spend more than a day there. Absolutely stunning island. Opted not to go into the Blue Grotto, from pictures on Flickr it is something I won't skip on next time I am there!

Marina Piccolo - Capri by Matt Roberts101, on Flickr

Delfino by any chance?

and the Blue Grotto is well worth seeing if for nothing more than a trip in those little mad 'buses' to get there!


16-35 yussss..... The 17-40 was on my list but not now. That's the Christmas bonus spent already, just need to get to Christmas!!!!  ;D

Dear friend procentje20
Wow " Their first reaction. "The volunteers are out of focus"  "----I ( as Photographer) love your photo, that show the main subject is sharp in focus, and most all of the volunteers are good blur.
BIG BUT = As the "  the work of volunteers at a triathlon in my home town. " = 99% of the VOLUNTEERS are Volunteers, Many of them Big / High position in their business in your Home town, And They working hard  with out pay, And The Most important thing in their lifes are have the good Photos ( OF THEM) in the Publish/ Magazine/ Pamplets--To show off that " Here are ME, , who working hard , to make this event Success---MOST OF THEM do not care , who are the winners---At all.
YES, I have learn from more than 10 race like this-----The first one try to do same thing that you did, AS THE REAL PHOTOGRAPHER, not point and shoot to get every thing sharp in focus, And I Miss alot of the Volunteers/ Staffs's Photos---Just Pin point to the Public Racers.----YES, I AM WRONG.
Yes, I ask the Boss( Of the Race) , why They do not like my " PHOTOGRAPH'S IDEA Photos ", And He explain to me like I tell you.= The Most important Photos = The Photos of their staffs and The Volunteers, Including  another Volunteer Photographer too.---If No their Photos on the Book/ Publish or Pamplets after  the end of Race---Most of them will not come to help in another race.---YES, Most important Pictures = BEFORE THE RACE/ Preparation, and Clean up job, by Volunteers. To record the Photos that they can use as the Volunteer project, Not The NO NAME WINNERS, who just one time race.

Yes, After the first Race/ Volunteer----I know , who I will shoot the most---The Boss and all / Yes, All of the Volunteers.


I think the expression is 'Nailed It'   ;)

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