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EOS Bodies / Re: The last Canon crop sensor - ever
« on: August 14, 2013, 05:52:25 PM »
I understand that one lenses '200' won't always be the the same as anothers (of a different make) but the difference in sizes of those houses, do lenses marked focal lengths really vary that much? (sorry more than a bit OT)

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 5 versus Photoshop Elements 11
« on: August 12, 2013, 08:45:46 AM »
So no issues with editing in 8bit then?
I don't but I thought that was the main reason PSE was disliked

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon is going to add mid format
« on: August 12, 2013, 08:38:00 AM »
i've enough mps... can't see the point of any more unless shooting for advertising or something...

I agree, was wondering though if there could be any tech that would come with the acquisition that would be more useful that the actual format?

EOS Bodies / Re: Crop sensors need cropped lenes
« on: August 11, 2013, 06:26:48 PM »
WTF  :o   :-\   :'(
Thank the lord for P mode

EOS Bodies / Re: new canon body in testing?
« on: August 08, 2013, 04:05:11 PM »
wow and the lens actually comes off! were other 'lenses' available?

Lenses / Re: 40mm f2.8 STM - Lens Hood?
« on: August 08, 2013, 11:43:37 AM »
I have an old metal Hoya lens hood which I used to use on a 35mm lens that looks perfect on it but it nearly doubles the length, so although no darkening don't like it. Also can't put lens cap on when in bag, using a filter.

It's already cheaper than the 5DII when it was at it's lowest. Can't see it dropping much lower than the $1500 zone. Am sure there will be some deals on ebay now and again. Personally I would buy it at $1200, that would make me sell my 5D2.

So I guess your gonna buy a 6D then? $1233 at digitalmonster. I have been very tempted.

$1233 I take it that's grey?
Best I can see in UK is £1120 ($1710) but I'd be more inclined to go with digitalrev's £1149 ($1755) $500 difference but that will be good ol' UK tax.
I think the 6d with 24-105 is a much better deal currently at £1640 ($2504) that's a 24-105 for £491 ($749) incl. UK tax, although best price so far has been £1500

UK Street prices aren't even worth discussing unless you are a pro buying for your business

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: ...and now Smugmug.
« on: July 24, 2013, 08:28:06 AM »
Surprised no SM users have even acknowledged mbonocore posts?

Imaging if Canon engaged like that!

Software & Accessories / Re: Who Adopted Adobe CC?
« on: July 23, 2013, 01:32:36 PM »
Moral question - how would feel if a homeless person decided to move in with you - after they have place to live.  Or if someone who was hungry and unemployed/broke came into your home and took food.  Or if someone who was broke took $ out of bank account or you pocket.   Not too happy I'll bet.   In a way you are doing this to Abode.

This isn't the same thing at all. Not paying a licensing fee for a digital copy of a work is not the moral equivalent of taking money out of someone's account or pocket or stealing a physical item.  And while I have not yet licensed PS, I am a paying customer for Lightroom 4 and 5. I make no money for my photography at this time and use PS very little, so to put my situation in terms of your example, I am the roommate who pays rent, but bums some of your food. The real problem with Adobe's pricing in general is that it doesn't work well or at all for hobbyists. They could remedy this in CC better than they ever could before with a real pay-as-you-go plan. They could charge $3-4/hour with a maximum monthly charge of the normal subscription rate.

I have to disagree with you, there's Adobe hobbyist alternatives, Photoshop Element, Premiere Element and Lightroom (since version 4). So having a copy of PS without a license, is stealing, plain and simple. CC isn't the only route to Adobe's products for photographers and videographers pro or hobbyist, I know quite a few pros who are quite happy with the Element version of Photoshop and Premiere.

Indeed, I suspect there is a lot of snobbery around regarding using Elements but equally it's wrong that Abobe seem to have decided that's what 'amatures' should use, or pay pro pricing structure

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New Canon Hi-pixel Medium format...?
« on: July 19, 2013, 08:34:29 AM »
I'd like to see them come out with a 35mm FF sensor in a 2 1/4 sq, modular body type design geared towards those high mp HI IQ pre users.
I suspect Canon wouldn't really want to create another lens catalogue for a bigger sensor. If they did why assume any cheaper that a hassy!

Don McCullin

Camera Body Gallery / Re: This sensor is holy
« on: July 16, 2013, 04:58:45 PM »
DR anyone?

Dynamic Religion?

Good night and may your god go with you  ;)


Have you actually used a Windows Phone 8 device? They are certainly not a joke, and after owning several generations of iPhone, I much prefer the Metro experience. The app gap is shrinking fast, and most of the apps I want are already available, and those that aren't are either coming, or I can write myself. I'd also point out that as the Android vs. iPhone battle has raged, iPhone has been losing, while Android and Windows have been gaining. Windows market share is about doubling every year, particularly with the Nokia Lumia phones. Again, I think people who skip past a Lumia just because its Nokia or just because its Windows are short changing themselves.

No point in having that argument really, not going to win anything.
I find the 'apps gap' irrelevant in about 5 mins I'd downloaded (free) every app I'm likely to need on my phone. (Nokia 925 win8)

I think what Nokia are doing is facinating, apart from IQ what I want to see improving substantially though is focus and shutter lag.

Lenses / Re: Canon Sale?
« on: July 15, 2013, 11:36:26 AM »
You have a budget, stick to it.
$500 is a big difference.

EOS Bodies / Re: Stay with Canon?
« on: July 10, 2013, 05:45:16 PM »
On average, the capabilities of most any modern DSLR far outstrip the capabilities of the photographer using it.

The same phenomenon applies to violinists.  99.99999% will never exceed the capabilities of whatever instrument they play.  It's the very rare talent like an Itzak Perlman or Issac Stern that can tell and exploit the difference between playing a Stradivarious and something else.  And even though they can exploit that difference, 99.9999% of the people listening to them wouldn't know the difference.

My 5D Mark III (and 5D2 before it) produces images that consistenly mange to water my own eyes when I excel in at my job of composing, exposing and processing the image.  I'll spend my time and efforts perfecting those skills rather than chasing bits and bytes, thank you very much.
I wish I could shoot to my cameras  capabilities  sorry but I  see very few who can !!I see a lot who think they can !

Have to disagree with you there, I think you can, and do  :)

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