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Portrait / Re: Post photos of other photographers in action
« on: November 24, 2014, 09:49:02 AM »

There are probably hundreds of other variables to consider but the OP asked if anyone had reached 150-250k counts, not if it had been done in specific conditions or by someone who knew the specs by heart.

This guy says he's got over 250,000 and no problems yet:

Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« on: September 11, 2014, 03:52:42 PM »
Sure, if needed, because...why not?.

Probably lower resolution = less sharpness & higher noise level?

If you're packing a $10k tele prime or a 24-70L2 on a ff sensor, cropping might not deminish iq - but for the rest of us like /me with a 17-40L & 70-300L, the lens' sharpness is only so-so and severe cropping really shows as you cannot "downsize-sharpen" that much.

Well the question didn't involve the word "severe" in it nor it specified cropping to the point of ruining the image which of course is counterproductive and never needed.  I guess I should've said, "if needed (and up to a point)...why not?".

This image was made with a 7D , which is not known for being noise free, and a 10-22 at 11mm... it was cropped about 20% because at the end I didn't like the right part of the composition as much as when I shot it...I had no problem printing it at 40x56'' and hanging it in the wall of a museum for an art biennale.  There's plenty of margin before you effectively ruin an image if the image is good to begin with.!untitled/zoom/cl3g/imagejup

Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:31:58 AM »
Sure, if needed, because...why not?.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (area not listed   :o )

I'll take one 16-35 f/4L IS to go please. 

Again, speak for yourself. I don't own a fish eye and never would own one but a rectilinear UW gets much use. I do believe many have asked for a sharper 17-40L.

If you are in the 14mm rectilinear market, and many are not, then the original Canon EF 15mm fisheye defished beats the pants off many, including, in my experience (with two different models), the Canon 14mm MkII.

The fisheyes are way more than just a silly niche, they can be put to very creative use, software expands that potential exponentially and at very high IQ levels.
Good for you PBD. I'd love to see some nice creative shots with your work with fisheyes, stretched or un-stretched. There is many users who enjoy fisheyes and seen great shots with them, but I still have no need for one.

Can you tell which are fisheye, which are rectilinear, which are fish and which are defished?

I'll play!

1. fisheye
2. rectilinear
3. fisheye
4. Defished to rectilinear

yes? no? maybe?

Landscape / Re: Deep Sky Astrophotography
« on: March 07, 2014, 10:32:52 AM »
To all,

This is not quite deep-sky, but might be "landscape".  :)

This is a composite image of the 2012 Perseid Meteor shower taken with a Canon 1DX and a rented Canon 8-15mm f/4.0L lens.  The underlying background is a single image.  I captured meteors throughout the night and picked the brightest ones to copy onto the background image.  LightRoom and Photoshop CC were used to make the composite.

Thanks for looking,


Love this picture, congrats.

A 17-40, 50 1.4 or pancake and this lens and I'm set for any vacation.  Looking forward to it.

Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: October 01, 2013, 04:10:47 PM »
Great review, thanks.  This lens is on my wishlist.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 6D Viewfinder Junk Accumulation
« on: September 13, 2013, 11:41:32 AM »
It's very easy to clean... you just need an air blower, take off the lens and point the blower upwards in the camera towards the focusing screen, a couple blows and it should be good to go. 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Have a 7D, add a 6D or go for 5D Mkiii?
« on: September 12, 2013, 12:02:11 PM »
I went with the "Add a 6D and save $$$" route and have been very happy with it.  For air shows the 7D autofocus and crop reach are great.  I also use it for macros and wildlife.  For everything else I use the 6D, with IQ second to none in Canon's lineup.  The 6D's autofocus is quite good, specially if you use mainly the center point.  For servo tracking the 7D and MkIII are superior.  At the end it depends on your budget.  The MkIII is a superior camera for more $$$.  The 6D is an awesome camera with few caveats for a lot less $$$. 

Portrait / Re: One thing led to another...
« on: August 22, 2013, 11:15:16 AM »
Very nice image!.  Shows context with the subject, not just a portrait.

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: August 15, 2013, 04:49:18 PM »

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