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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in 2014? [CR1]
« on: March 26, 2014, 10:30:41 AM »
Well, we have been waiting and waiting....

I think Canon is struggling to bring out a sensor that can compete with Sony's. To make it competitive they have to spend a lot more money on it, that's why the camera will cost more than the 5D3...what other reason can there be? If their technology was as good as Sonys why haven't they released it yet?

If I was Canon I would have just sourced my 36mp sensor from Sony! Then they could have had a Camera on the shelves long ago, and at a reasonable with  price point many happy Canon customers ...

At the moment my money votes for the A7R!

Start with the 5Dmk3, then:

1.  Add GPS.
2.  Add Wi-Fi.
3.  Add an articulated screen.
4.  Improve the shadow noise to be as good as the 6D.
5.  Make the settings lock a lot more intelligent, where you can control what it locks, and in what mode it locks each setting.  For example, in manual mode, I'd like the switch to protect the white balance setting, but not the three exposure settings.
6.  Prevent accidental changes of settings when pressed by your face.  This would require touchscreen-style capacitive touch sensors on the body parts around the buttons so that it can tell whether the button is being pressed by a finger or a cheek.
7.  A third wheel.  In manual mode, this would let you control exposure time, ISO, and aperture.  In the mode you described, this would control exposure time, aperture, and exposure compensation.  And so on.
8.  Replace the CF slot with a second SD slot, and use a modern SD card controller so performance doesn't suck.


Street & City / Street 'portraits'
« on: March 17, 2014, 09:57:44 AM »
Made in a small Karoo town called Strydenburg on my way down to Cape Town.

More I images here :

Street & City / Re: Street Portraits from a small Karoo town...
« on: March 17, 2014, 04:35:25 AM »
I have friends who moved to Calitzdorp... and there was me thinking it was a tiny town. In comparison, it's a thriving metropolis. :)
Great photo's.

Thanks, enclosed a screen print from LR showing exactly where I took each photograph and also how small the town really is!

I wrote some more on my Eos 6D's GPS capabilities here :

Street & City / Re: Street Portraits from a small Karoo town...
« on: March 13, 2014, 07:14:34 AM »
Thanks all for looking and taking the time to reply!

In our small Karoo towns the people are incredibly friendly, but also very inquisitive which makes it a lot easier! Sometimes people just see me with a camera and then invite me to come and take their photographs. Sometimes I  'bribe' them with a packet of chips or a lolly pop. Otherwise I just pluck up my courage and ask, more often than not I get a positive response. Just showing them pics on the lcd also works well. My plan is to get one of those small Canon portable printers to give them pics on the spot which should make things even easier!

Portrait / 'Street' Portraits . . .
« on: March 12, 2014, 11:40:50 AM »
Made in a small Karoo town called Murraysburg.

More images here at :

Black & White / Re: The TRI-X 'look'...
« on: March 10, 2014, 11:54:21 AM »
Here is another 6D image converted to Tri-X in Nik Silver Efex. Nothing remarkable about these three old ladies walking towards the mosque on busy Longstreet, except that it was made at 20 000 ISO. No noise reduction applied plus a 100% cropto show grain and sharpness....quite remarkable I think.

More of my Tri-X images can be seen here at :

Black & White / Re: The TRI-X 'look'...
« on: March 07, 2014, 03:54:08 AM »
Its quite simple really... In LR4 I reduce contrast a bit so to ensure my highlights are protected. Then open file in Nik silver efex2 and just click on the Tri-x option...if needed I will play around with the colour filters and structure and contrast sliders...and thats it. More fully discussed here with some samples :

I image DXO is pretty similar except it hasnt got a structure sliders, which can get abused sometimes...

The good old days, shooting Tri-X and doing my own processing in a friend's darkroom.  I know DxO Filmpack has a Tri-X option but did you , Ivan Muller, use another way to get the look?  Would you be willing to share that recipe?



Street & City / Cape Town Streets in B&W
« on: March 06, 2014, 11:53:40 AM »
Some images converted to 'Tri-X' via Nik Silver Efex2 made in the iconic Longstreet and surrounding areas of Cape Town.

More of my images of Cape town can be seen here at :

Black & White / The TRI-X 'look'...
« on: March 06, 2014, 11:49:23 AM »
This year marks the 60th anniversary of Kodak's iconic Tri-X film, still being used by a number of famous photographers. Here is a couple of my images converted to the 'Tri-X' look.

More of my 'Tri-X' B&W images can be seen here at :

Camera Body Gallery / Re: Anything shot with Sony A7R
« on: March 06, 2014, 01:05:30 AM »
This type of colour cast are very easily fixed with LR flatfield plug in....

A7R + Sony 10-18mm f4 OSS
Hi Dylan ... what focal length and settings did you use?

Here is JPEG, straight out from camera. Look at the left hand side - color???. This is f11

Landscape / The Magnificent Garden Route of South Africa
« on: March 05, 2014, 04:45:43 AM »

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Eos 6D & GPS is just Great!
« on: March 05, 2014, 04:40:57 AM »
When I bought my 6D towards the end of last year I thought the build in GPS feature was just another gimmick. But after activating it and seeing all the info now just one click away in Lightroom4, I actually regard it as a 'must have' for any travel photographer. I recently traveled to Cape Town and also Plettenberg Bay on the Garden route. I can now go back and precisely see where each photograph was made and things like streets & towns and minor roads are now easy to identify. My wife is now also spared her tedious travelling duties of jotting down in my notebook each and every location, plus a description, of where I stopped and photographed!

Shown here an owl that we spotted in atree just outside our restaurant on Thesen Island in the  Knysna Lagoon and the exact position where I stood, clearly shown on the map.

More of my Garden route photographs and a short review of the GPS function can be seen here at:

Camera Body Gallery / 6D does the Garden Route of South Africa
« on: March 05, 2014, 04:22:05 AM »
My wife and I spend a weekend in Plettenberg Bay on The Garden Route. At least one can swim in the sea here as opposed to Cape town where the water is bitterly cold! The landscapes are just as dramatic as Cape town but it was out of season and the large crowds, now a permanent feature of Cape Town, are thankfully absent here in the Garden route.

More of my images and a review of the GPS function of the Eos 6D can be seen here at :

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