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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« on: March 20, 2012, 05:01:07 AM »
Give me a Sigma OS version! Pretty please :)
Ditto I've been burnt by tamron once I dont think i could do it again but sigmas new lenses are really stepping up

Lenses / Re: No 2X extender for 70-300mm L Series
« on: March 20, 2012, 04:33:31 AM »
if you can find an older kenko DG 1.4 teleconverter that does not report aperture it will still report the lens as f5.6 to the camera and you will keep AF but i think it will slow down
the new current model DGX converters report aperture so need the f8 AF of a 1D I used the kenko DGx with my 28-300 and 1D3 for ages and it worked great so i imagine the 70-300 will be just fine too.

I still don't understand why you need to shoot RAW+JPEG anymore?

well, i'm not a pro user, i used to shoot RAW only with 5D2, and convert them to JPEG to store after some editing in DPP/PS, and i only edit less than maybe 10% of them, Shooting RAW+JPEG can save me a lot time since i dont need to convert that 90% of photos into JPG, and the ability of storing jpeg on SD-card-only make sense to me because i can take the card out, put it into pretty much any computer/HDTV nowadays without needing a card reader or RAW file plugin (especially with 5D3 RAW format).

i often delete photos from camera after review them on the LCD. taking 12 continuous picture in 2 seconds of my kid running, i m not gonna keep all of them, out of which 1/3 or more are bad ones i can easily tell on the LCD screen. and i cant afford those high speed high capacity cards ...

solid thinking its strange as I am pretty sure my 1D3 deletes from both cards when i delete a photo i'll have to check perhaps its a setting?

I really like alot of his compositions, and attention to the natural lighting
however I cant stand his processing i think there are some great images there that are just ruined
maybe its just viewing at low res on a screen. I dunno what do others think? i know lots say he is this guru but it's pretty subjective.

My thoughts:
too much overuse of vignette,
black levels seem to be pulled up too high for my taste alot of the time killing detail
too much added grain
too much black and white

i guess his "style" is going for that vintage look and I am sure that is "the look" that people who hire him want
so in that context I am sure he has many many happy clients. I just feel that looking at the shots I want to take the filter away so I can see the shot properly.

I prefer clean, sharp, vibrant detail with nice colour and the odd black and white for effect

I dont pretend to be better (I doubt I am and i'm certainly not as experienced as him) just saying his style doesnt float my boat :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« on: March 19, 2012, 10:00:39 PM »
Nice shots Paul!

I really wanted to get a 7D because its smaller than the 1D but when i compared it I still found the aging 1D to be better :( i was very sad, I really hope the 7Dmk2 fixes up the sensor
and I am sure they will give it the 61pt sensor too, I'm pretty confident the 7D2 will stay APS-C as much as i wish for an APS-H small form factor i doubt i'll see one  :'(

also unfortunately I expect any 7Dmk2 to come in at around $2500 which will make alot of people unhappy
me included but that seems to be the way of things

Ideally it would be nice if it were closer to $2000 but thats wishfull thinking :P

I posted some pics from the 1D3 with the 600f4.5 FD lens here,3594.0.html

Software & Accessories / Re: Sling Straps: Black Rapid, Sun Sniper
« on: March 19, 2012, 07:33:36 PM »
these are the old type of cheap ebay ones

I've been using them as well as genuine Black rapid for a couple of years now they work well

but these new better copies just came out and i got a couple

and boy the quality is EXACTLY the same as genuine BR

If BR want to set themselves apart and charge what they do they need to change all the fixings to high tensile stainless steel then they can justify the current prices but otherwise they are well and truely over priced

Software & Accessories / GEL Holder
« on: March 19, 2012, 07:28:42 PM »
I cant remember who recomended these in another thread but I got some and boy are they great
well worth it

so a big thanks to whoever recommended them :D

Landscape / Re: Sydney Harbour Landscape
« on: March 19, 2012, 07:18:42 PM »
these are some of mine
showing the range of the 28-300 vs the 16-35 wide

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« on: March 19, 2012, 07:06:38 PM »
Never liked the 7D IQ - so quite probably, but not close to the the 5s and 1s :D

oh no way, I put it's IQ close to the 1Dmk3 but the 1Dmk3 wins i think, i've been meaning to do a head head shootout between the 2 for fun with the 1D3 using the 14-105 f4 IS vs the x10 28-112 f2-2.8 IS
10MP vs 12MP both shoot at 10FPS

Roll on the 7D2 complete with aps-h, pro af, twin cards, 16 mps and 10fps :D
yep I really hope they do that with the 7D2 :D that is exactly what I want.
it'll never happen though :( we'll have to keep dreaming about a baby 1D4

EOS Bodies / Re: Upgrading from "x" to the 5D3
« on: March 19, 2012, 07:02:02 PM »
1Dmk3 and 5Dmk2 keeping them though for now

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« on: March 19, 2012, 06:49:24 PM »
Never liked the 7D IQ - so quite probably, but not close to the the 5s and 1s :D

oh no way, I put it's IQ close to the 1Dmk3 but the 1Dmk3 wins i think, i've been meaning to do a head head shootout between the 2 for fun with the 1D3 using the 14-105 f4 IS vs the x10 28-112 f2-2.8 IS
10MP vs 12MP both shoot at 10FPS

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mk III: ISO 25600...Stunning!!!!!
« on: March 19, 2012, 06:32:07 PM »
I cant wait to get my sigma 85 f1.4 on it and test it out,
Is it just me or is this week going extremely slow!

Lenses / Re: Best third-party lenses
« on: March 19, 2012, 06:26:56 PM »
Sigma has been stepping up it's game...

Their 24-70mm is quite an awesome lens...
very noisy...but really sharp and great resolving power

I personally only own the Sigma 20mm 1.8... and I LOVE IT...(using it on a crop sensor)

Does vignette quite a bit on ff, but it's also a very very sharp lens.

Really? Since I got the 85 and saw how good it was I was considering this but the reviews are realt great
i wonder if a update is in the pipeline, if it came out in the same build quality as the 85 i would snap it up

EOS Bodies / Re: Rebel T4i/650D Information [CR1]
« on: March 19, 2012, 06:15:12 PM »
Wierd, with it staying 18MP sony is going to eat canons lunch
I'm not a MP fan just a realist
but in real life hopefully they have fully re-worked that sensor to
- clean up the low iso noise
- sharpen up the raw images a bit get it closer to the 1D4 sensor IQ
- and give it a bit cleaner high iso

also strange if it gets built in wifi when the pro models need to forfeit their first born to get that as a great big add on hanging off the side of the camera.

touchscreen totally useless on a camera IMO

unless the sensor is something special and its got at least the current 60D AF then the outgoing 600D is going to be a screaming good buy for anyone looking to buy a rebel

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« on: March 19, 2012, 06:08:19 PM »
Nobody ( here on this thread ) has taken into consideration the Nikon D300S replacement.

Not since the first page anyway... :-)

But you're right.  The 7D (& the forking of the "prosumer" lineup to 7D & 60D) was basically Canon's response to the Nikon D300 (the 60D could be seen as a response to the D90) & the demand for a more professional crop camera.  In a way, ever since the D3 and D300 came out Nikon has been calling the shots on what the market segments should look like, & it's been up to Canon to try to beat them at their own game.  It certainly took a while for them to react but I think that with the 5DII and 7D they were pretty much there, & they'll certainly continue that strategy for quite a while longer.  The industry is just on the tail end of the recovery from Fukushima, the banks breaking the economy, and the Thai floods; no one can afford a shakeup right now...

...Which is why they're both scared of Fujifilm.  Right now, the X-Pro 1 is the smallest, least expensive, and sexiest camera with wedding-photographer grade image quality, and Fuji still has plenty of other tricks up their sleeves to roll out over the next year or so.  I wouldn't be surprised at all if in a year's time we have a Fuji camera in the same size class and price bracket as the X10 with image quality as good as the current 7D.

Since I cant get smitted anymore i'm going to go out on a limb and say I think the fuji X10 image quality is better than the current canon 18MP sensor. it definately wins hands down in high ISO RAW and iso 100
strange considering its smaller sensor...

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