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Messages - wickidwombat

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Right now, Samsung is eating everyone's lunch in the TV market.
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Given their hold on the phone market, it makes you wonder about if Samsung applies itself properly to the digital camera market (especially the ILC/DSLR segment), what will the company achieve?

Will Samsung start to eat everyone's lunch there?

After their debut of the NX-1, maybe it is Samsung that Canon and Nikon need to be afraid of and not Sony.

Absolutely!
 
The question is ... Why bother?  Its a declining market, a share of a ever smaller pie does not justify spending billions to develop new products and lenses.
 
Maybe their market forecast is different from Sony's ;)

Why did Sony buy Minolta? Anyway...

Maybe Samsung has a vision of people having a "Samsung Household."

Consider that Samsung also provide more of the other appliances you see in a house - fridge, dishwasher - why wouldn't they also want to offer a serious digital camera?
well it certainly looks like they hit the ground running with the nx1
what they really need is to partner up with a top shelf glass name like sony did with zeiss

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EOS-M / Re: Using the 11-22 lens on a tripod to shoot video...
« on: December 02, 2014, 11:05:45 PM »
for what its worth iv'e never turned is off on this lens and also never had a problem off a tripod so it must be auto sensing as most newer lenses are

i'd say just leave it on

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Software & Accessories / Re: Please share you Mac Pro specs
« on: November 29, 2014, 06:24:25 AM »
I have 15-in MacBook Pro - mid-2012 model (MacBookPro9,1)
OS:  Mavericks in the process of upgrading Yosemite 10.10.1
had to upgrade parallels first so i can keep windows 7 (which i don't use a lot but like to keep around)
Processor:   2.7 GHz intel Core i7
Memory: 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics:  NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB
Internal Hard Drive: 500 MB SSD capacity

Drobo mini with 4 1.5TB drives and a 256MB SSD Cache drive via thunderbolt (this thing is insanely quick)
I use a 500 MB USB 3 SSD for most working stuff daily and back up to the drobo mini

dont really see much need to upgrade yet ...

waiting for them to release a gold macbook pro to match the phones and ipads....  :P

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: LuLa likes the Samsung NX1
« on: November 25, 2014, 11:48:31 PM »
it certainly looks impressive

28MP - I like its not too much more than the 22mp on the 5d3 so file handing wouldn't be too insane
AF - so far it looks amazing from these samples but would have to see how it went in the real world
high iso - wow this looks like it's pretty close to a 5D3 seriously 6400 is totally useable and even 12800 looks like it would work with some NR

i'd have to personally try the ergonomics to see if i liked it IMO this is the biggest area where all other manufacturers cant touch canon but thats just my personal take

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Reviews / Re: Hands on preview of Sigma 150-600S
« on: November 24, 2014, 10:00:22 PM »
I dunno those samples are not that impressive, it doesn't look any better than my tamron 150-600
but it does have panning mode which is a big factor in why i would consider swapping

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Post Processing / Re: Why isn't there a magic wand in Lightroom?
« on: November 24, 2014, 09:51:09 PM »
It's there, or a version to do exactly what you want.

Just use an adjustment brush with Auto Mask selected. Easy.

auto mask is a bit flakey and can do some wierd things. I find its better to use the brush without automask to apply the setting and then erase using auto mask over the overlapped areas. this gives cleaner results

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when this comes out i really want to try it out with my 135 f2L
If the AF doesn't take much of a hit via the adapter it might be a wicked combo
effectively giving IS to one of canons best lenses.

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Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon FD 600mm f/4.5
« on: November 23, 2014, 07:29:35 AM »
Reviving an old topic, how is the lens after two years, any more pics, i am considering getting one, they come and go on ebay for around $1600, i know its cheap when compared to the EF version, there is also the 300mm f/2.8 for around the same price.

hey to be honest haven't used it too much for stills but actually used it quite a big for shooting video of archery because the focus wheels can be moved smoothly easily without introducing vibration. I think this lens is amazing for long range video. especially for the money.

but now I have the tamron 150-600 i would say the tamron is generally better but it still cant hit f4.5 like this can but it does have IS and AF although you need to turn IS off for panning. I wont sell the FD because i like it and its sort of an antique now but generally for most situations the tamron or new sigma 150-600 will be a better choice for less money

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I have used CF tripods down to -55C with no problems. I just came back in after using one for some night sky pictures at -19C.... No problems.

And yes, slip your gear into a plastic bag before you come in to protect it from condensation... That's what I did and after 5 minutes the outside of the bag is soaked and as far as I can tell, it is dry inside.

-55c! where is that? i've been -30c in far north china and that was damn cold so cold my nikon at the time started to struggle to fire after 3 or 4 hours out doors not to mention how fast the batteries drained. and my eye lids kept freezing shut...
in Resolute, NWT, Canada....not that it gets cold in the winter, but we kept the 4X4 in a garage that was heated to -40C......
wow that is cold how do your cameras go in those temps?

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Technical Support / Re: DIY. How to shoot the bird from the car.
« on: November 23, 2014, 07:13:25 AM »
hahaha nice one again mr surapon you are a legend  ;D

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Making Money With Photography
« on: November 23, 2014, 07:07:51 AM »
thats some pretty nice work there colin

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I have used CF tripods down to -55C with no problems. I just came back in after using one for some night sky pictures at -19C.... No problems.

And yes, slip your gear into a plastic bag before you come in to protect it from condensation... That's what I did and after 5 minutes the outside of the bag is soaked and as far as I can tell, it is dry inside.

-55c! where is that? i've been -30c in far north china and that was damn cold so cold my nikon at the time started to struggle to fire after 3 or 4 hours out doors not to mention how fast the batteries drained. and my eye lids kept freezing shut...

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Lenses / Re: 60d lense options ?
« on: November 23, 2014, 06:14:52 AM »
sigma 18-35 f1.8

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EOS-M / Re: Tele lens for EOS M?
« on: November 23, 2014, 06:04:31 AM »
for what its worth the canon 135 f2L is amazingly good on the eos-M it is very fast and accurate in servo mode much faster than many other lenses i have tried. i use it for out door street candids and it works great.

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 22, 2014, 08:43:40 AM »
i love my 5Dmk3
i love my eos-m and 11-22
and i'm especially loving my lifepixel converted eos -m these days


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