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Something just slightly different . . .

It's little diff. It looks cool

Double-crested Cormorant take off !

100-400mm and 60D

I really like the 2nd photo

My 2cent: it comes down to individual needs - sport shooter Vs Landscape shooter.

I do lot of indoor shooting, clean IQ at high ISO is what I'm after.

That's it.  I bought a D800, and at low ISO's, it was very good.  At High ISO's, the amount of noise made the files gigantic, and it was taking Lightroom almost a minute to render it, and adjusting the noise slider took another minute to update.  I had a 4 core I7 computer.  Not the fastest, but plenty fast for my 5D MK III.  I've since updated to the latest i7 processor and to LR5, and it renders them much faster.
Then, there were the Nikon lenses, my 24-70 f/2.8G had a huge amount of CA's. It was so bad that Lightroom could not correct it all.  I thought the lens was bad until I read some reviews seeing the same issues.  DXO, of course rated them excellent ;)   I also saw that it takes a month or more for Nikon to repair a lens, while Canon turns one around in about 2 days.
A person needs to be aware of all the surrounding issues, and then go for what he needs.

As an owner of a7r, I understand the feeling of PP 36MP files

My 2cent: it comes down to individual needs - sport shooter Vs Landscape shooter.

I do lot of indoor shooting, clean IQ at high ISO is what I'm after.

Software & Accessories / DxO Optics Pro 9, Elite Edition
« on: June 29, 2014, 02:04:38 AM »
Most of my photos are indoor & low light. I'm thinking about DxO Optics Pro 9, Elite Edition as PP software(never use DxO before). I'm a LR user.

For those using DXO, can you guys share your thoughts on this Vs LR5?

Thanks in advance,


Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« on: June 28, 2014, 11:12:22 PM »
Here is my first pano with the 16-35 f4.  I took it to a major league baseball game last night to get some panos of the pittsburgh pirates; however, i screwed up the focus somehow.  I've been comparing it with my 24-70 mk ii and 24 tilt shift and i'm very happy so far.  I don't think it's quite as sharp as my 24 mm tilt shift mk II.

Wonderful capture. Great colors. Thanks for sharing

Although I don't really need UWA yet, your photos tempted me to pull the trigger sooner. Through reviews, this lens seems to be great for landscape shooters - in lower light, golden hours. That 4stop IS will be very handy.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 28, 2014, 08:05:08 PM »
I propose a poll to see who among the CR members neuroanatomist, dilbert, or Aglet has provided the most helpful/useful/beneficial information to the other members of the forum. 
I don't know who would win this poll but I have to say that neuroanatomist has given me excellent advice.  I am no novice to photography, or even digital photography, but I do ask some simple minded questions from time to time. (I am planning ABC, my lens choices are probably DEF, what do y'all think?).  Neuranatomist has always given good advice (sometimes I even followed it) and treated an old man with respect.

I'm sure you are not the only one on CR site ;)

The only advice that I didn't take from Neuro is to drive nail with 1DX ;D

Lenses / Re: Canon 135L F2.0 - Am I expecting too much
« on: June 28, 2014, 06:03:29 PM »

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 5 Layer UV, IR, RGB Sensor
« on: June 28, 2014, 10:01:50 AM »
A patent showing a 5 layer image sensor from Canon has appeared. UV and IR layers help with color reproduction especially for skin tones.</p>

New Patent here new Sensor there
New Patent here new Sensor there
New Patent here new Sensor there

Canon it is time to give us a camera(s) with this new technologies, let us testing how good it is  ;D

Hah! I agree. Canon has a lot of really good patents for camera sensors...they just never seem to apply them. I'd love to have a 120mp APS-H that can do 9.5fps...I really wonder why they haven't stuffed that wonder into an actual DSLR and just trounced all the competition.

Well if you were to read the canonrumors forums, you could be forgiven for thinking that even 24MP is too many (for an APS-C sensor) given how much extra noise is there and that 36MP makes working with raw files too slow to be practical. And you're suggesting that Canon bring out a camera with 4 times as many MP as the high in a current FF DSLR?? Are you just being facetious or are you being serious?

Let me put this another way. If Nikon or Sony debuted a camera next week with a 120MP APS-H sensor, what do you think the forums here would have to say about it?

I would say....another failures in Nikon lineup

Lenses / Re: Hawaii travel advice
« on: June 28, 2014, 09:26:40 AM »
6D + 24-70 II + BR strap = done.

Enjoy ur vacation and spend more times with ur kids. Most important of all, share some photos with CR ;)

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« on: June 27, 2014, 08:14:53 PM »
Bryan at The-digital-picture.com has just published the image quality testing results. I've seen the same for my own test. This will be a great travel landscape lens.

This lens is a little soft wide open at 35mm. I've noticed that in my real world shooting. Pretty sharp across the frame at shorter (wider) focal lengths.

I'm glad you confirmed that. I don't recall shooting 35mm on my 16-35 f2.8 II. Most of my landscape photos were 16mm - 22mm.

Therefore, I'm dreaming of 20mm f2.8 pancake style(just like the 40mm pancake).

Canon General / Re: Gear Sale/Separation Anxiety?
« on: June 27, 2014, 07:14:41 PM »
No regret in selling cameras and lenses that I don't need.


Lenses / Re: Quality lens system for lightweight travel
« on: June 27, 2014, 05:33:15 PM »
Have you ever hand-on a7 series with their native lenses: FE 35mm, 55mm, 24-70mm etc...?

I did try the A7 at my local photo supplier when I was considering this option, but I did not test the whole set of native lenses. Although you're right that these are smaller than Canon's L equivalent, I did not find the size/weight reduction significant enough for me to step out from my 6D+ L lenses system (sure, the difference would be much more striking with a 1D body).

Your comment made me curious enough to dig the aspect of size difference further, and here are some side-by-side comparisons (keeping the equivalent focal length and apperture as constant as possible) :

¤ 35mm prime (135 format): http://camerasize.com/compact/#380.368,487.394,520.422,ha,t

¤ 50/55mm prime (135 format): http://camerasize.com/compact/#380.306,487.87,520.408,ha,t

¤ 24-70mm zoom (135 format) range: http://camerasize.com/compact/#380.367,487.393,520.421,ha,t

In some cases (like with the 35mm prime) the Sony system is indeed very compact and even smaller than the Fuji X, but in other instances the size difference with the 6D is very limited. Now, what would be interesting is to compare how the Sony lenses fare compared to Canon's L in terms of optical quality. That could be something to do on DxOmark next time I have time for that.

6D + 40mm pancake makes great combo to walk around.

Interesting on the camera comparison. The site only show top view? I wonder, why don't they show front, back and side view ::)

Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: June 27, 2014, 05:24:27 PM »
I would like to ask what do you think about brightness of this image. Do you see it as too dark/too bright or OK? Especially in the rocks. I'm asking this because if I look it on my display (MBP retina) it looks OK, but if I look it on my older (cheap) display it looks brighter (actually too bright).


I like both. AWESOME

i watched every game and paused the video whenever a sport photographer was in the frame.

for a year we heard canon will test the 7D MK2 (new cameras, lenses) at the brazil world cup. and now nothing.... the CR sources are all wrong.

or did i miss something.. have you spoted a new camera or lens?

No, you're WRONG. I saw one with a huge 7D II label on it. It clearly marked as "Canon prototype, not production"  :o

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