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Landscape / Re: Safely Moored
« on: November 23, 2013, 03:09:13 AM »
Really like the idea of this. How about cropping out everything except the reflection leaving the image inverted! I think that would make it less 'disturbing' which I agree it slightly is.

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Landscape / Re: Lonely Walks
« on: November 23, 2013, 03:03:21 AM »
Interesting, my eye prefers the original I like that the figure is below centre and for me the right side lead in railing is too dominant in the crop.  Nice image

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Technical Support / Re: How do I order print online?
« on: November 20, 2013, 02:39:52 PM »
Use a company that supply colour profiles, and have a service that doesnt auto colour correct, calibrate your monitor and do small test prints for referance

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Lenses / Re: Which lens to start with?
« on: November 19, 2013, 07:54:37 AM »
Whatever you get make sure it's waterproof

......... oh yes and a pair of real warm gloves and a woolly hat, it's bleedin baltic here  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 in White
« on: November 16, 2013, 01:30:27 PM »
If this was a weathersealed 'L' version of the 100D/SL1, then I would be interested.

Well if it's anything like my gloss painting it will be totally waterproof..... Only thing is you won't be able to get the battery and SD card in or out!  :o

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« on: November 13, 2013, 03:04:08 PM »
All I can say here is: Canon rules!!!! 8)
So…I take it you're one of those Canon-paid lobbyists that AvTvM keeps harping about??   :P

So... how much did you pay DM to take some of the heat off you?   ;D

this conspiracy is like an onion  :o

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 03:27:34 PM »
35L II
135L II
800L II
200/4L Macro IS
TS-E 45/2.8L
TS-E 90/2.8L

50/1.8 IS

...and a couple of consumer-grade zooms with STM, can't have enough of those...

Nice list!
Why not 1.4 on the 50 though?
I'd defo put that one my wish list
I'm of an age where I'd need is on the 135 though :-(

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Canon General / Re: procamerashop?
« on: November 06, 2013, 03:21:39 PM »
If it is CE/IR I wonder if they would/could come after people who have bought through them for duties retrospectively?

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Canon General / Re: Buying "dodgy" American Canon camera gear?
« on: November 06, 2013, 03:12:31 PM »
You're effectively buying grey import and going to a lot of trouble to do it; just order from DigitalRev or HDEW and get a UK spec camera (actually, it might be Australian spec, but will come with the right plug!  :) ). The better importers (i.e. not those on Ebay) will often offer their own warranty.

+100

+ No hassle from the rozzers at customs and you get to play (practice) with your new toys before your holiday

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EOS Bodies / Re: to all the Megapixel and DR whiners....
« on: November 02, 2013, 11:39:20 AM »
the "community" in internet forums is not very happy with the 6D AF.
so why did canon not make them happy?
after all.... canon should have seen that coming after they read/heard complains about the 5D MK2 AF. not?

Canon will make them happy, eventually. Guess what the 6D2 will improve on! will it be incremental, 11 cross points or get the 7D AF treatment who knows. They have given themselves lots of wiggle room and created a line with mileage. It’s about getting people to buy stuff but always wanting to come back for more, they are very very good at it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1 Announcement Q2 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 01, 2013, 09:30:29 AM »
The new EOS-1 body is amazing and a big step over the 1D X. I like it.

Me too  :P

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumor: Nikon Digital FM2 - Retro look
« on: October 25, 2013, 08:35:29 AM »
One question: when Canon will have something like this? Man, I love the RETRO/CLASSIC/VINTAGE look :o

As a Canon shooter, I'm little jealous here :-X

Me too, would look right at home round my neck;

RETRO - yip
CLASSIC - mmm, well maybe not
VINTAGE - yip

I have absolutly no doubt Canon will get into this market... in about 5 years time just as futuristic/contemporary comes into style  :o

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re: http://www.cameraegg.org/sony-a7-a7r-rx10-sample-images/

From my experience with image processing, I can tell you that these images were slathered with EE either in camera or post - so many EE artifacts its not funny.  Hopefully it can be disabled if in camera.


Sorry ... but what is EE?

EE = Edge Enhancement/sharpening.  If you look at any of the high contrast borders there is massive artifacting showing that substantial artificial sharpening was applied to the point where it looks unnatural IMO.

I.E. on this picture look to the on the left border of the model's arm and leg and you can see a thick outline/ghosting caused by the edge enhancement processing, you might need to zoom in a bit:
http://www.cameraegg.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Sony-A7R-Sample-Image-2.jpg

Thanks ... I see it too. In fact, it looks like her skin on the legs has a horizontal pattern to it  :o

more like she's wearing tights?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d Mark 3 Fail
« on: October 22, 2013, 04:08:47 PM »
Link fixed (again)  ;)

20131021_095106.mp4

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EOS Bodies / Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« on: October 22, 2013, 08:01:14 AM »
FWIW, the left hand panel rumour heading links aren't correct

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