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Animal Kingdom / Re: Can't compete with Anand, but...
« on: October 16, 2012, 11:07:38 AM »
I also prefer the twilight feel of the first (original) picture. 

The digital conundrum...because it can be changed, does that mean it SHOULD be changed?


<Dons disgruntled spec sheet fanboy costume>

What?  Canon can't get the 200-400 F4 L 1.4tc lens to market after more than a year of talking about it and now Sigma has a 200-500 AND its F2.8 ?!?!?!?!?   Canon is so out of touch.  How can they do this to us?  They must think we are dogs and will just eat anything they feed us.  No worse, they think we're dog FOOD!

I'm burning all my gear and switching brands.

<Doffs disgruntled spec sheet fanboy costume>

On a serious note...that thing is a beast.  I wonder how it would work as a telescope.  That would work out to a 7" F2.8 refractor....


5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Ultra long daytime exposures - 5D mkiii
« on: October 12, 2012, 06:54:07 PM »
I'm such a ND noob. With a 9 stop ND400x in daylight shooting landscape at infinity (something I might be shooting at f/16 with no filter) do I just factor the shutter speed by 9 stops and leave the aperture alone?

Yep.  You have to get9 stops somewhere to get the equivalent exposure.  You can do long exposures like those here, or use it to get shallow dof (wide apertures) in bright sun.


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Considering switching to Nikon
« on: October 12, 2012, 02:46:42 PM »
If DR is your primary concern, go Nikon.  If you are going to stay with Canon and get a 5DIII, I doubt you'll find a more versatile body in existance.  I can't really say my composition, creativity, etc are better with the MKIII (just like they wouldn't be better if I got a D800), but I can say that there are a whole bunch of shots I couldn't get on my older bodies that I can get on the new one because of its low light ability, and that between the focus system and higher frame rate than older FF bodies, this one camera easily does the job of my two older ones (5d and 40D). 

Spec sheets are deceiving.  Its easy to make the grass look greener on paper.  My guess is a lot of people who switch systems either way will find, after all their horse trading, that the end result isn't that much different.  There are a few people who do so with good reason and really take advantage of the true differences in the system (like maybe tilt-shift availability, supertelephoto availablity for canon, or the few people who really NEED the extra DR of Nikon).  And there are a few people who will do so and pull up every shadow 4 stops just because they can, and be happy.  The rest...will be just where they were when they started.


Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon 5d III + 24-105 for $3749 @B&H
« on: October 12, 2012, 02:23:20 PM »
That is an awesome deal.  I know the 24-105 gets a lot of negative press on forums for being only F4, but it is an awesome lens on that body (i have both, so I'm speaking first hand).  And except for DOF effects, with the cleanliness of the ISO 12800 on this body you don't really miss the speed.  Keep a 40mm panckake or nifty fifty in your poket if you want a narrow DOF shot.  :) 


Software & Accessories / Re: Problems with Imagebrowser EX
« on: October 12, 2012, 08:22:20 AM »
If you hav the software disk with you, you can also go to Canon's website and download the newest version of zoombrowser from there.  Maybe installing from the downloaded file will have more luck than installing off the disk.  It wil make you put the disk in the drive to ensure you have it though, so keep the disk handy. 

As to your other questions, I have never actually used Zoombrowser so I can't answer about the limitations on number of files.


5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Ultra long daytime exposures - 5D mkiii
« on: October 09, 2012, 10:57:40 PM »
what gel are you using?  brand?  price?  link? 

these have always been some of my favorite types of shots, but i ain't spending 80 bazillion dollars on a square piece of glass from Lee (don't care how good it is).

You could go to harbor freight or some other cheap tool shop ang get a number 14 welders glass.  I was serious when i suggested that may be what was used here.  It is dark enough to allow you to look at the sun, like solar film.  Tbe 14, i believe,is the numberof halves, or stops, of light it cuts out.   Probablyhave to deal with some color cast, and use some gallers tape to hold it to the lens, but it should work. 

Metalized solar filters are also available in sizes thatcan be mounted to lenses, for usually around $90.  They definitely haveacolor cast.


5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Ultra long daytime exposures - 5D mkiii
« on: October 09, 2012, 03:24:22 PM »
I'm guessing its a super dark ND.  Maybe like a N14 welders glass.  If you figure broad daylight going to 4-5min, that's 14-15ish stops, depending on ISO and aperture. 


Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
« on: October 09, 2012, 03:01:18 PM »
I would not expect long term price cuts to this level for a long time.  I know others are more pessimistic about the competitiveness of this camera, but it is an excellent, very well rounded machine that excells at many things.  You won't regret the purchase at this price.  Get one if you can.  I got in on the last Adorama deal and wish I had enough cash to get another one this time around.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« on: October 06, 2012, 10:45:12 AM »
Stinks when you don't have a nice camera to take a nice picture of't it?  lol.

Looks like that one took a pretty good scratch there.  Abrasion damage of some kind.  Maybe something in your bag is rubbing against it?  Did someone borrow it and send it skidding across the table or something? 


EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon EOS-1S the Name? [CR1]
« on: October 06, 2012, 10:39:05 AM »
Wasn't the 1DsIII like $8k on release?


EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon EOS-1S the Name? [CR1]
« on: October 06, 2012, 10:38:21 AM »
I wonder what the final specs on this will be.  If you get superior DR to the 1DsIII, 46mp, and the usual 1D feature set (probably minus ultra high frame rates), this could be quite popular among the studio and landscape crowd.  MF quality, but still use your EOS lenses...nice.  And in a few years the trickle down stuff will make an awesome second body to my 5dMKIII. 


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Can someone help me with low light settings
« on: October 06, 2012, 08:21:24 AM »
+1 on full manual mode.  You can then put your flash in TTL mode and use negative FEC to get a more natural blend with the background.  This will be the easiest way to have the control you want. 


Maybe it was so depressed over its lack of DR compared to Nikon that it OD'd on sleeping pills.  LOL

Seriously though....there are a number of things that make 120mp cameras impractical for home use.  Start doing some layer editing on the 22mp images from a 5dIII and you can get 500mb working files no problem.  Now multiply that times 6.   Ouch.  Now your terabyte hard drive only holds a few hundred files.  Extreme example, I know, but the point is made.  It would take a lot of processing power and ram in both the camera and PC o make that manageable. 


You can definitely make great images within the (fairly wide) limits of the 650D.  One thing I would say is if you really want all of those features you listed in the same body, I think it is a generation or two in the future - that is a generation or two AFTER what is supposedly going to be announced. Just my guess of course. 


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