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Lenses / Re: Canon 85mm f1.2 or Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art?
« on: November 09, 2014, 11:36:28 PM »
85L II if budget is not an issue

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II - Finally using Canon's newer fab?
« on: November 09, 2014, 07:42:15 PM »
@ 59% Q.E would that apply to JPEG or RAW?

We have seen great high ISO photos from 7D II. However, most(all) of photos were shot in JPEG.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My Super Fresh New TOY, Canon 7D MK II
« on: November 08, 2014, 08:50:29 PM »
Congrats  Mr Surapon

Never too old to open new camera :)

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 06:53:56 PM »
Nice lens!  At this point, my $2200 is going to the TS-E 17mm, though.   :)

I will not pre-order it. However, if the IQ is good as Canon recent releases I might end up with one when they offer $200-$300 rebate. Just like 16-35 f4 IS.

Still waiting for that 1DX II rumor......... ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1Dx in favour of mirrorless
« on: November 08, 2014, 03:38:38 PM »
I'm watching mirrorless cameras progress, and am considering renting a A7r for my next ultra low light job, bring both it and my 5D MK III.

It doesn't look good at 6400ISO. On top of that, high MP took the fun away in PP(in my case).

If you want high quality 25000ISO, a7s is your answer. I took over 200photos with a7s + Sony FE 55mm f1.8(native lens). 12800-25000ISO looks very-very close to 1DX 6400ISO.

Note: in lower/darker light, catching moving subject is almost impossible. I missed a lot of shots last Halloween. For still, then yes, A7s is a nice little camera for low light shooting.

Many claimed 12MP is little low for landscape. I don't agree with that either. I feel 12MP is good, as long as you don't crop 30-40% from RAW.

For many times, I wanted to reduce my Canon DSLR to half. However, every times I looked back the photos taken with 5D III + 1DX combo, I feel good about them. Yes...it's a bit bulky and heavy, however, they delivered it every times.

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 03:26:20 PM »
Exciting time is ahead of us  ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1Dx in favour of mirrorless
« on: November 08, 2014, 11:18:31 AM »
With all the gear I have, I still find FF mirrorless is useful in certain situations.

Few weeks back, my wife and I attended our cousin wedding. I didn't carry 5D or 1DX, instead, I brought just RX1.

However, when shooting my kids playing sports, 1DX is my #1 choice.

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A dream come true for many landscape shooters & travelers. A7r + FE 16-35mm f4 OS = light weight package with a full pocket of spare batteries.

Anyways, Canon 16-35 f4 IS is a GREAT lens.

Noboby said the Canon is not a great lens, it's likely the best of all 3, and I will probably get one in a near future.

However I am not sure I get your point about the A7r combo :

Canon 5D3 (905g) +16-35 L IS (615g) + 2 LP-E6 (about 150g) = 1715g

Sony A7r (407g) +  16-35 ZA (518g) + let's say 5 NP-FW50 batteries, to make it balanced (215g) = 1140g

When you go for landscape / travelling, it's very likely you carry at least a small backpack, so carry 3 more batteries is not really an issue (except for the cost) since the Sony batteries are about half the weight of the Canon ones. On the other hand 575g total weight less is not subjective when hiking / travelling. IMHO, for landscape / travel / architecture (and I am NOT saying for sports, birding, weddings or whatever else), the Sony combo wins, especially when you take in account the sensor low ISO capabilities (although for travel some might not want the extra resolution).

My point was: A7r + FE 16-35mm f4 OS = light weight package with a full pocket of spare batteries. A dream come true for many landscape shooters & travelers.

BTW. I don't need to carry 2nd battery for my 5D III or 1DX when I'm out shooting landscape.

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A dream come true for many landscape shooters & travelers. A7r + FE 16-35mm f4 OS = light weight package with a full pocket of spare batteries.

Anyways, Canon 16-35 f4 IS is a GREAT lens.

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Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 06, 2014, 09:37:32 AM »
Judging by the released image, the unicorn exists and is beautiful. It also seems very solid and compact. It was a long wait.


I can tell this photo was taken with 100-400 mrk II  ;D

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Software & Accessories / Re: DxO OpticsPro 10 released
« on: November 05, 2014, 06:33:16 PM »

Few months back, I almost buy v9 for high ISO purpose. Thanks to Neuro. He suggested to wait for v10 - faster PP in prime + others...

I just bought v10 ELITE package. Can't wait to use it in up coming halloween photos(12000-25000ISO)

This is my 1st time playing with DxO. Here is 25000ISO taken with 1dx. Export took quite a bit of time, good 2-3mins per photo. Might take me some times to get use to new software.

Little bit of Tone + texture

If I have a lot of pics I go through them all adjusting settings as required then batch process them all over night or when I'm at work so the processing time isn't really an issue for me (I'm not making money from this). The first computer I used DXO 9 on was taking about 12-15 mins a photo!!

Quality of work = quantity of time. Compared to LR5, DxO Prime NR clearly a winner.

Do look forward for faster PP & exporting in near future version.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is the 7D MK II Really Selling Well?
« on: November 05, 2014, 01:02:28 AM »
I happened to check CPW today, and noticed that both body only 7D's as well as Kits are commonly on stock.
 
Sure, the big stores sell out, but only a few days after the cameras have started shipping, there appears to be no problem getting one from a Authorized Dealer without paying a inflated price.
 
Some have bought them on speculation, and are going to find there is no profit in selling them, unless, of course, they manage to convince someone that they are not available.
 
There is nothing wrong with the camera, but money is tight, and the camera is, imho, over priced.  I expect that they will be a bit harder to find after Black Friday, but gray market camera will be flooding ebay by then.
 
Camera Canada sells them for $1698 USD right now, and two US Authorized dealers have them on stock.
 
http://www.canonpricewatch.com/product/05537/Canon-EOS-7D-Mark-II-price.html
 
Everyone has kits, and, again, you can save over $100 from Camera Canada
 
http://www.canonpricewatch.com/product/05571/Canon-EOS-7D-Mark-II-with-18-135mm-Kit-price.html

My local camera store filled their pre-orders(just over 30 bodies). They still have 6 bodies remain when I was there this afternoon.

I got to hold one, but they didn't allow me pressing the shutter :-[

It feels solid.

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Pricewatch Deals / Sigma 35mm & 50mm Art are on CPW-Street Price, $90 off
« on: November 05, 2014, 12:45:35 AM »

Look like they have Sigma Art line under street price.
http://www.canonpricewatch.com/


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 04, 2014, 06:35:34 PM »
About weather sealing and build detalis


http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2014/11/cracking-open-the-7d-ii

This is why I don't buy used stuff from them  :P

That makes no sense, they probably take more time, with more care and attention, than the person who put it together originally.

Their core business is not based on camera sales, it is based on camera reliability, every lens they sell comes with a bench test result and it is adjusted to be as good as it can be, something no production EF lens gets.

I guess you didn't see my  :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P

As always, I enjoy reading their reviews and tear down articles.

Do you REALLY think lensrental has:
1. test procedures for 7D II, similiar test in Canon production floors or Canon service centers
2. Trained by Canon to repair 7D II
3. All hardware torque specs
4. All ESD protection while removing sensitive parts
5. New gasket for unit that they opened
6. etc.............




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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dc = Free beer
« on: November 04, 2014, 09:21:24 AM »
great story sanj

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