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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Wait for 5D4 or go for 5D3/6D right now ?
« on: January 11, 2015, 04:43:11 AM »
Thanks for all your replies. :)

The lens I have are:
35mm F1.4L
50mm F1.4
135mm F2L
16-35mm F2.8L

And the photos I usually took are landscape and people, so I think the features of 6D can meet my requirement.

I don't think I'll buy 5D3 because it's quite old.  :-\


Canon General / Re: Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path
« on: January 11, 2015, 04:28:35 AM »
i've no doubt that a better camera makes any photographers pictures more capable of being accurately exposed, accurately white balanced, better focused, more capable of larger printing, more capable of detail before crunching in the shadows, capable of more detail in the highlights before burning out...

I've also no doubt that no camera makes you more capable of climbing a remote hill facing the right way for sunrise, that no camera can pick the decisive moment, that no camera can master lead in lines, master thirds, learn the rukes and know when to ignore them.  I've never sen a camera get emotion, clarity, a smile, laughter from a sitter.

There are a lot of things a great camera can do, for everything else there are photographers, who shall get great images out of the camera they have in their hands because it is in their blood, in their soul, they get good images because they cannot get rubbish ones, because they are artists and they have love in their hearts rather than microchips.

I don't care what kind of camera somebody used if I love their work.   I'll never own a TLR but I swoon at the street photography of Vivian Maier.   And I can't think of a more naturally gifted photographer, what was her upgrade path?

Give me an OM-1 and can I equal Jane Bown?  of course not.

I know its a gear forum, and that we all are in the gear shower room asserting our status with our dangling white bits, sometimes the upgrade path is 'get better' sometimes it is 'enjoy it more' sometimes it is 'do it for you', sometimes it is buy a new camera or a new lens.

I'll never be fit to lace the shoes of my heroes.  I make a living at an industrial / conmercial / regional broadcast level.

My upgrade path is to travel more.

Truely well said sir, respect.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: CN-E 35-260mm f/2.8 Soft Focus Lens
« on: January 11, 2015, 04:02:38 AM »
First reaction to this was, oh err the sites been hacked  :o;D
Then realised this is a cine lens, I assume soft focus is a much more tedious affect to apply post or its used in cine for more than the traditional stills use?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Wait for 5D4 or go for 5D3/6D right now ?
« on: January 10, 2015, 02:36:41 PM »
I'd forget about cameras that don't exist. The 6 D sounds perfect but I don't know what lenses you have or what else you enjoy photographing. If your really only buying for one trip then rent. A 70D may be fine enough or if you also do action the 7D2 would be obvious and last probably as long as your 400D

What ever you do good luck with your choice!

EOS Bodies / Re: NEW CAMERA - EOS 80D?
« on: January 08, 2015, 05:32:02 PM »
the height of the cs100 is about 2", that would make the camera from base to top lcd just over 3"
my 7D is 3 1/4"

Photography Technique / Re: How to Expose and get sharp Focus of Moon
« on: January 08, 2015, 08:12:25 AM »
fotoray is your moon rotated 90deg?

"Sure to be a hit at keys in the middle parties"

........ to put the keys on  :P

Some nice mirrorless cams there  :P


This BH photo/video is about the Sony a6000.
It is scary.
Sony is going to eat up the Canonists who have not been brainwashed as such as yet.
When I was talking about the UI (user interface) this is what I meant.
Sony is almost there but not quite yet. Close enough, though. I will shoot with the EF lenses with an adapter.
AF, AE with adapters...or...maybe I just get rid of the heavy glass.

An eye-opening video.

Congrats on your new purchase
Have fun and enjoy


Post Processing / Re: Other postprocessing forums, anyone?
« on: January 02, 2015, 04:29:28 AM »
Fortunately, at least among photogs it's less likely to run into total nerds with the social competence of a potted plant like with coders :-p

Ah ha, got a good chuckle out of that one this morning. Many's a true word spoken in jest  ;D

You do know that ML counts as coding  ;D

Post Processing / Re: Backup to Blu-ray
« on: January 02, 2015, 03:29:29 AM »
A cloud (hate that word now  ::). ) that doesn't limit you by GB would suit? 190 for four years, worth a look too edit, they charge per gb


That's a rather good kit I'm jealous that's pretty much where I'm trying to get to!
Have to agree a fast prime around 35 - 50 would be what I'd go for next (and last for quite a long time)

Congrats and have fun!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Confirms Development of High Megapixel Camera
« on: December 31, 2014, 08:03:33 AM »
It makes no sense to replace the 5D3 with 52 MP body based on the 7D2 sensor. 

The 5D3 is a great wedding/event/portrait camera and sometime sports body.  While I don't shoot professionally, this is me.  I'm not looking for more resolution, especially if it means a step backwards in high ISO performance.  If anything, I'd like the 5D4 to incorporate the 7D2 sensor technology with larger, full-frame pixels for even better low light performance.  AF during video would be a nice plus (even thought video is a more distant interest for me).

The 5D4 should also include a bump in FPS and buffer performance.  I don't see this happening with 52 MP.  All I see with 52 MP is HUGE RAW files, maybe 90-100 MB each.  That's a lot for in-camera crunching and recording to cards.

I'll look at a 20 MP 5D4 with a nice bump in low light performance long before considering a 52 MP body.  I still think the 52 MP body has a different audience than those who currently buy the 5D line.  It actually makes more sense to put the 52 MP in the 6D2.  But, it makes the most sense to spawn a new line of bodies for the high MP sensor.
+100000 Finally someone sensible!  :)

x2  ;D

That's been my thoughts for some time although I've never thought about the 6D2 in that way but you are correct.

I'm looking forward to seeing both cameras although the 5DIV would be the one for me.

The only thing that's niggling at me is the thought that Canon will split features such that there will be some thing only in the other camera that really should be in both ie something like an advancement in the RT flash system. Hope I'm wrong on that!

Happy new year to everyone!

Black & White / Re: Beautiful B&W Photos
« on: December 28, 2014, 02:44:01 PM »
Wonderful, enjoyed every one.
Thanks for posting, this has stirred a memory of my father getting access to some old plates of a very early airshow at New Lanark (I think) Scotland, which he printed up,must see if I can find anything in his records!


Its a no from me. BUT What happens to me a lot is being asked to take the same picture with someone else's phone whilst I'm using my camera, the results (from the phone) are usually but not always pretty rubbish. For example Xmas day, photo of wife and daughter at tree external window in background - DSLR... Quickly set exposure for external light and balance with manual flash for subjects, same photo with phone.... Oohh errrr!!

The other most common situation, any kind of movement/action.... Camera phone 'shutter' lag = fail
Having said that I've oftain thought that when they get that lag sorted out (and they will) I would probably start to use them more often.

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