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Lenses / Re: Did Canon Leak the EF 11-24mm f/4L?
« on: November 11, 2014, 08:11:36 AM »
IF true and IF released before the end of the year it will indeed have been the 'Year of the Lens(es)'

Two big ifs but exciting none the less

Site Information / Re: Advertising choice brilliant
« on: November 09, 2014, 03:41:17 PM »
Well personally I think all those nice ladies in their brasiares are rather attractive  :P  ;D  ;D  ;D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My Super Fresh New TOY, Canon 7D MK II
« on: November 09, 2014, 03:23:30 PM »
Congratulations Surapon enjoy!

With regards to your GAS being gone for a while you have heard about the new 100-400  right?  ;)  ;D  ;D  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: do you hope for sony sensors in the 5D MK 4?
« on: November 07, 2014, 08:46:35 AM »
wee eck will no be happy at this poll!  :P

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  ;)

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

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 )

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?


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?


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.


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!


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!!

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.


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

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


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.


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