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Lenses / Re: Building my lens system - where to go from my basic kit?
« on: October 19, 2014, 05:41:49 AM »
Option 2 has my vote, with the 70-300L for holiday general travel
The 35 would be a permanent fixture at night.

As far as safari's, that has renting something big all over it, two bodies, no lens changing. There are many topics and peeps on here that can give you great advice when it comes to it.

Canon General / Re: Does "Banding" exist
« on: October 17, 2014, 11:47:13 AM »
Nope, no banding here, just a big black rectangle  ;D

But then I am pool side on holiday typing on a hudl and its beer o'clock  ;D ;D

Environmental variables  ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Variable Diffusion Focusing Screen
« on: October 15, 2014, 09:56:35 AM »
I don't care how much diffusion the focusing screen provides, I don't think manual focus is reliable without a split prism.

+1 split prism option from canon, without it costing the earth please, sorted!

Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 08:40:59 AM »
<p>We’ve received a couple of more confirmations from people that the EF 11-24 f/4L we <a href="" target="_blank">first reported back in August</a> is in fact legit.

sweet, out my league 16-35 for me but should this not be a CR3 then?

EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2014, 04:08:25 PM »
and straight to a CR2, this does seem very plausible. I do hope one of those top end cameras is the high MP camera and they leave the 5 series at around 24 though, if that's even how you measure these things with a multilayer sensor ?

EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5DIV?
« on: October 08, 2014, 07:43:38 AM »
The 5D line has always been an event photographers camera and thats who buys them. The files as they are are a good size, making the MP 30+will increase the files by a 1/3 and after editing a raw and saving it as a PSD they are already in the 250mb range which is more than enough. You can only fit 1000 images on a 32gb card so at a typical wedding your shooting 64gbs as it is shooting redundancy is 128gb. It basically means more money to be spent on storage reducing profit margins. When your not printing past A2 or even A1 that space is wasted. Granted it gives you room to crop, but most event shooters don't shoot to crop just adds time in post.

its not a landscape camera and most event shooters don't need that kind of resolution.

The high MP camera designation was always the 1DS and I hope that continues or I for one as an event photographer will be disappointed as Canon won't make a camera for lets be honest the main area photography is still commercial. Landscape photography is a niche, there are not many photographers making a living from it anymore.

I would be happy with a modest boost to 24 or even staying the same with an improvement in noise performance and adding a few other features like GPS and possibly making the camera a little lighter.

+10000 and that's what my money (literally) is on

Canon General / Re:
« on: October 07, 2014, 07:12:53 AM »
Here is the answer all, 2 videos have been published from Canon 40mn ago:

But, does that mean that a new camera is coming?What do you guys think about that?

If the image on this post is some indication, the camera seems to have no mirror and an EVF :)
Tell me I'm wrong?
Sorry, you're wrong!

Although it's just an ad and the pic is comming from a marketing dep, let's think ist technically correct:
- I can see the shutter
- I think, I can see the mirror shining through the bayonet
- I'm quite sure, I can see optical elements surrounding the VF
- The body looks quite like a 5D3, so no implemented advantages (size, etc.) that a ML would bring
- the lens is just a "normal" L lens

Conclusion: Sorry, you're wrong!

and I'm sure I don't have a wee man inside my camera  ;D

Canon General / Re:
« on: October 06, 2014, 08:46:10 AM »
It seems that I must come in here to Nut Central...and Explain this. No Camera! No Lens. You Canon Fan Boys have had nothing to be excited about...including 7d mark something....This is a 3d Printer...OK! BACK TO NORMAL! :-\

I'm sure your absolutely correct, about the printer that is  ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Next Rebel Going EVF? [CR1]
« on: October 02, 2014, 08:31:21 AM »
Wouldn't be a DSLR then, marks the end of the rebel line and the start of a new one. I'm sure I read a few peeps on hear predicting that a while back? is only CR1 though.

Camera body pretty irrelevant, when you say 'gear' I'm thinking lenses. I stayed with just a kit lens for way way too long, and I really should have known better. So I voted for the last option.

What causes the annoying halo?

It's caused by the hdr software photographer being dumb and just assembling the source brackets according to exposure with no concern for the image content (how could it?). I find this to be a great problem with a *lot* of tonemapped shots, even with ones that are considered good by their authors.

Esp. with parts of trees or something else tall reaching into the sky, it's a halo and/or the top part of the object going suddenly very dark. The latter probably like our eye sees the world, but it isn't supposed to be in a single image.

As I think I ably demonstrated  ;D  ;D

Guilty as charged m'lud

But in my defence it was in a folder named 'practice'  :-[
Really nailed the o'l halo effect, hate hate hate it, I have no idea why I even kept it, maybe just in case a topic came up which I felt competent to participate in  ;D

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: iPhone 6 gets an Exmor
« on: September 29, 2014, 04:23:53 PM »
So what's in Sony phones then I wonder?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: My new toy, Best of monopod in my Idea.
« on: September 29, 2014, 03:28:43 PM »
Oh my that looks scary unstable standing alone like that!!!!  :o

Anyways you seemed to have been away for a while, glad to see you back posting your DIY specials! always a fun read  :)


Photography Technique / Re: Why 3:2 aspect ratio?
« on: September 26, 2014, 08:09:29 AM »
So I guess that it's not because that's the only shape Patterson dev and fit trays came in then?  ;D

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