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Landscape / Re: Snowy pictures
« on: February 09, 2012, 04:42:55 PM »
From last month in Colorado...
Great shot!

I was really unimpressed with the amount of noise in the landscape example

Look at the green bushes just behind the yellow flowers

This picture makes me happier that I bought the 5D2 late last year, not regret it

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 06, 2012, 02:37:37 PM »
For what its worth - here are the results of image analysis in
I much prefer for judging if images are composite, but it is down at the moment

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Flip out displays -- why the resentment?
« on: January 30, 2012, 03:46:33 AM »
As for the fragility issue, that pretty much a crock. I've abuse the crap out of my equipment over the years, and have never once broken a flip screen on any point and shoot, DSLR or video camera that I have ever owned. With just a hint of common sense and thought, it can be easily avoided.
I broke the flip screen on a Fuji s9600 twice - normal use, no trauma - just stopped working...

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 29, 2012, 12:45:52 PM »
Taken as I was leaving work on Saturday morning...

The original judgement is quite instructive (as linked by dpreview):

To my mind it is a fairly unique case that will not set a precedent....

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 23, 2012, 06:07:16 PM »
FWIW I ran one of the pics through - no signs of photoshopping....

This is the answer I got from the Olympics: :'(

Thank you for contacting London 2012 about your query.

Spectators will be free to take photographs inside London 2012 venues, however flash photography may be restricted at some events.

LOCOG has yet to finalise the spectator filming and photography guidelines. As with other large sporting events there may be restrictions for spectators on the size of lenses permitted into venues. We are working on guidelines and will publish them in good time for the 2012 Games so everyone attending is clear on the policy and can enjoy the events.

Kind regards,

London 2012 team

This thread made me email the organizers of the London Olympics to check on their rules..... I was lucky enough to get tickets to a couple of events and will be seriously annoyed if they won't let me bring my camera....

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why canon?
« on: January 19, 2012, 11:13:24 AM »
I honestly can't remember why I bought an AE1-P rather than a different SLR - I was 11 or 12 at the time and got it second-hand with the proceeds of singing in a church choir... I got all my family into Canon - both brothers and my father subsequently bought A1s.
I then went away from Canon for quite a while - mostly because the way I make money from photos can often rely on other people taking the photo (of me doing a procedure) - and I moved very early to digital and P&S (this was accompanied by scanning in hundreds of slides to use them in powerpoint). My most successful P&S was an HP850 - surprisingly good IQ straight out of the camera.
Came back to Canon when I wanted more from my camera for the increasing number of fun (i.e. non-earning) photos.... just wasn't happy with the IQ (or autofocus ironically enough) of my last semi-P&S (a Fuji s9600). Spent a long time trying to decide between Canon and Nikon - the lenses and the familiarity with the language of the lenses won it for me.... so I am now a proud owner of a 5D2 and saving up for more lenses....
Only problem is I now have to get other people to use the 5D2 well for the photos that I used to justify its purchase.....  :-\

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF70-200mm f/4L USM
« on: January 19, 2012, 05:32:22 AM »
Misty Rowers by taperoo2k, on Flickr

I absolutely love your two rowing photos - especially this one....

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF70-200mm f/4L USM
« on: January 17, 2012, 03:12:37 AM »
BobsAnderson said:
<quote>So you have an opinion on which option looks nicer and have decided to give bad Karma to prove how right you are. Was that what Karma was designed for and does that make this a better place to visit?</quote>

What on earth makes you think I gave bad karma - I certainly didn't!
I would never smite someone for a photo I didn't like - I am over 12! (by a few decades....)

I would only give out bad Karma for unprovoked Ad Hominem attacks - like the one you just did on me (except I will be restrained in this case....)

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 13, 2012, 12:43:24 PM »
I would appreciate thoughts on post-processing options for this (or indeed composition)....
I played a lot with it - and didn't find anything I preferred to the straight out of the camera jpeg
On the original its sharp - you can see the mechanism of the bell on the bell tower at 100%
5d2 24-105 at 97mm 1/2000 f9

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF70-200mm f/4L USM
« on: January 10, 2012, 05:14:55 PM »
With a little help from Brother Adobe
I actually preferred the first rendition of the flag. The washed out red/pink seemed to go better with the tattiness of the flag - more than the red of the second version....

Lenses / New official Canon iOS App from Canon Singapore detailing Lenses
« on: January 03, 2012, 05:59:41 AM »
For those of you with iPhones / iPads - Canon Singapore released an App on 22 Dec 2011 detailing all the currently available Canon Lenses. It has nice features like Depth of Field calculations etc.
Despite being from Canon Singapore, it appears to be available worldwide (I think?)

The links to iTunes is:


Forgot to say - its free

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