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Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 19, 2014, 09:26:38 AM »
L is a drug...
So true, the only cure is to collect them all ;)

What happens then? I'm sure owning all L lenses will in no way prevent G.A.S  ;)
I know this guy called Carl ... Zeiss I think ... ::)
Eldar, you and Ben are correct, although I would like to consult Dolina - given his posts, it looks like he really does own all of the L lenses...

GAS never stops, once I have all the L lenses I'd probably start looking for 'vintage' or obscure lenses! It will never stop !

+1

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Reviews / Re: DxO reviews Sony A7s: king of low light photography?
« on: June 18, 2014, 11:44:47 PM »
Logically, if we escape Reality, then we end up in DxOmarkLand.
That reminds me of something...what was it?  Oh yes...DxOMark vs. Reality.   :D
Misleading, since the title makes it seem like you think all of their sensor data is garbage but the message is just about sales and marketing and so forth.
Your complete lack of business acumen is showing again.  Canon's goal is to sell cameras.  DxOMark says Canon sensors aren't as good as their competitors'.  Yet Canon sells more cameras than those competitors.  In the 'real world', DxOMark's data are meaningless.
Let's not be too harsh on DXOMark. Her measurements are useful IF ...

IF you always shoot at ISO100. ???
IF you always use a tripod. ::)
IF you always use RAW exclusively. :-X
IF you always shoot 36 megapixel and then downconvert to 8. :o
IF you always use a shorter lens than it should, and crop to have the reach it should have. :P
IF you always use prime lenses in aperture F8. 8)
IF you always make dark photos to lift the shadows in post. :-\

Maybe there is someone on this planet that does everything I wrote above, and DXO Mark will help you choose the best camera for the exclusive use of this guy.

Let me see:
IF you always shoot at ISO100 ==> NO
IF you always use a tripod ==> NO
IF you always use RAW exclusively ==> NO
IF you always shoot 36 megapixel and then downconvert to 8 ==> NO/NEVER
IF you always use a shorter lens than it should, and crop to have the reach it should have ==> NO
IF you always use prime lenses in aperture F8 ==> NO, what the point buying primes AGAIN?
IF you always make dark photos to lift the shadows in post ==> NO


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im going to get 40mm f2.8 this weekends.
After reading this thread:
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=7449.0

Way a lot of people like it. Coming from 28mm f1.8 and 35mm f2, i dont know how will i like 40mm @ 2.8.

Maybe i still dont know how to appreciate photos like others.
i like background blurring on my photos.
Since my eye vision is near sighted, i clearly see things at short distance around me, and the background just blur smoothly. lol. This is why i appreciate background blur.

I think 40mm pancake + 6D is a great choice. Other cameras you mentioned are not really space saving, except EOS-M. If you add an adapter to it then it's no longer compact.

My wife took my Sony RX1 and she loves it. As Mt Spokane Photography mentioned, the new Sony RX100 III might be a good choice if you want real compact.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Speculation [CR1]
« on: June 18, 2014, 07:48:10 PM »

I spoke to someone who said that their brother's mother's cousin's ex-boyfriend's lover said that it would come in pink.

Pink?  What's the point of that?  At least white would lean towards arctic camouflage  ;)
If it is pink, then people are less likely to steal it......

You haven't seen my wife RX1 case yet

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Damn you 1DX!!!!!
« on: June 18, 2014, 07:01:20 PM »

The thing with hobbies like we have, they know where to find us, and it won't be another woman's arms!


My wife calls my computer "the other woman" but has been very supportive of my hobbies.  I actually was encouraged to buy the 300 f/2.8 ii.  But, the 1dx is a lot of money and I really don't need one, yet...........

Yup, that what I said too. The next thing I know, I'm shooting with X  ;D

Just don't attach your 300mm to it ::)

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Software & Accessories / Re: 1DX screen protector
« on: June 18, 2014, 06:56:01 PM »
Thanks tolusina

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Software & Accessories / Re: 1DX screen protector
« on: June 18, 2014, 06:53:45 PM »
I'm looking for 1DX screen protector. Thin and high quality will be great. Have any good suggestion guys?

I like XO skin. They no longer in business.

Thanks
Dylan
I've never used one and have never found one necessary.  The screen on my 5DII had a few slight scratches on it after 2 years of hard use, but my other bodies have never really shown any wear.  Maybe I'm a bit more gentle with my gear than others, but how many of you guys use screen protectors?

Am one of those guys. Love the XO skin.

Since A7s has better low light, I like to keep my gear nice and clean just incase I need to sell it  :P

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Software & Accessories / 1DX screen protector
« on: June 18, 2014, 02:03:08 PM »
I'm looking for 1DX screen protector. Thin and high quality will be great. Have any good suggestion guys?

I like XO skin. They no longer in business.

Thanks
Dylan

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Damn you 1DX!!!!!
« on: June 18, 2014, 01:55:22 PM »
Hi Mackguyver.
We have a very honest relationship, no secrets, well maybe a couple little ones, she is pretty supportive of my photography hobby, but not to the extent of me having a 1DX! The problem is we have expensive hobbies, she seems to be trying to collect all the Triumph motorbikes and scooters she can, I have a few Triumph cars, my mistresses, this all keeps us poor without the photography!
I'd probably rather photograph Gators, something I am unlikely to get involved with in the UK.
The thing with hobbies like we have, they know where to find us, and it won't be another woman's arms!

Cheers Graham.
Triumphs?  I'm sure you spend more on repairs than I do on camera gear ;)  They are wonderful, though, and have the charm that only the English can put into their cars & motorcycles.  My other hobby is Porsches & BMWs and they are very clinical compared to British motors, but every bit as expensive to maintain.  Sure, I might only have to service them once a year, but some repairs could easily pay for a 1D X or big white :'(

As for your last statement - that is very true.  I tell my wife that if she's ever suspicious, all she has to do is review my timestamped photos and GPS logs - that and look at me when I come home reeking of sweat, sunscreen, and bug spray ;D

I know the feeling. The wife car is about 5yrs old now, she thinking Lexus next. I still like the solid feel from the german  ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cps gave me a 1dx and falling in love
« on: June 18, 2014, 01:33:23 PM »
R1-7D - sorry, I must have missed your post, but congrats to you as well, even if the decision may have been made for you when you touched it.

KKCFamilyman, my battery door lock is quite tight as well, much more than I expected.  I'm sure it will loosen with time.

Graham, that's a possibility.  It's a very serious camera and when you hold it, it has the feel of a finely crafted watch, and the thing that blows everyone away is the 12FPS shutter.  It could seal the deal.  Just make sure not to touch it yourself or you marriage could be in trouble if she's not impressed ;).

High ISO shooting and metering system are AWESOME. It feels good when you know your photos will look fine at 12000ISO indoor. Photo below taken at 20,000ISO, indoor with all window blinds closed. It might not be an ideal light condition for shooting, but still, photo came out quite good. Add little noise reduction to it, I think photo will be ok.

Also, the X provides better grip with bigger lenses - 70-200 f2.8, 85L, 400mm f2.8 IS II etc....try it   No wait...try it when you ready ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cps gave me a 1dx and falling in love
« on: June 18, 2014, 11:24:31 AM »
Finally pulled the trigger. Could not be happier. Ended up paying $5449 for a new USA model. Now I can work on some more L glass. Thanks so much for everyone's comments.
Congrats, and wow, that's an amazing price! 

Also, for those following this post, let this serve as a warning...if you even touch the 1D X, it will make you buy one...first Dylan, now KKCFamilyman... ;D



CONGRATS KKCFamilyman  :)

+1 with mackguyver "if you even touch the 1D X, it will make you buy one"

Thanks Dylan. I should have given up a long time ago. Just kept trying to resist but when I went to bring the 1dx back they took off more money so just had to leave with it. I feel it will compliment my 5d well. The only ? I have is when i put the battery in and turn the lock it is pretty hard to turn. Is that normal?

On my copy, it's tiny-tiny bit tighter than CF lock.

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Portrait / Re: HELP... Can anyone show me how to edit like this?
« on: June 18, 2014, 09:30:03 AM »
This will give you the base line: http://vsco.co/film

Minor tweaks are needed. Film 01 & 03 are quite popular for wedding pros, esp. in Vietnamese Weddings  ;)


Thank you Dylan for your info. I love these kind of editing and you're right..... It is very popular with the vietnamese hahaha

I wish there is a manual where I can learn how to do it myself instead of using the VSCO set.

Thanks again.

You welcome  :)

In addition to VSCO, exposure6 works really well: http://www.alienskin.com/exposure/

If you live in CA, orange county, checkout this group: http://www.pscvn.org/index.asp

Wow those pictures are amazing! Do you love in Los Ageless as well? If you ever need a second or third shooter.... Let me know hahah I will do it for free !!!! Hahahah

I live in OC. Photography is my hobby, not for living

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cps gave me a 1dx and falling in love
« on: June 18, 2014, 09:24:33 AM »
Finally pulled the trigger. Could not be happier. Ended up paying $5449 for a new USA model. Now I can work on some more L glass. Thanks so much for everyone's comments.
Congrats, and wow, that's an amazing price! 

Also, for those following this post, let this serve as a warning...if you even touch the 1D X, it will make you buy one...first Dylan, now KKCFamilyman... ;D

CONGRATS KKCFamilyman  :)

+1 with mackguyver "if you even touch the 1D X, it will make you buy one"

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 18, 2014, 09:18:56 AM »

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Reviews / Re: DxO reviews Sony A7s: king of low light photography?
« on: June 17, 2014, 07:53:03 PM »
12 bits per pixel, 13.2 EV dynamic range? That's even more far fetched than Nikon's 14 bit, 14.3 EV stats

You just have to trust DxO ;D

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