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Congrats! But isn't ZF.2 for Nikon and ZE for Canon?

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EOS Bodies / Re: No EOS-1D X Replacement in 2014 [CR2]
« on: September 29, 2014, 01:51:48 PM »
I was actually doubting if it were to replaced at all in 2015 even. Always fun and exciting to see a new 1-series, so bring it on 8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II: More High ISO Samples
« on: September 29, 2014, 01:35:42 PM »
NR before sharpening always.

You do realize that the order of application makes no difference to the final result, correct?  It may make a difference to what numbers you end up choosing and how you choose them, but the application order is hard coded into the Camera Raw code.

Hm, I have always liked the results better that way, and I have watched a few tutorials back in the day, and at Adobe they have said, always start with NR so you don't sharpen the noise, but remove it first. And that makes sense so I have always done that.

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Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: September 29, 2014, 05:12:16 AM »
Here's a recent 200 f2 shot. Even an over cluttered kindergarden playground becomes a colorful abstract.


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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II: More High ISO Samples
« on: September 29, 2014, 04:32:58 AM »
For NR process in Lr I do this:

First off set EVERYTHING to 0 , including tone curve camera calibration, sharpening NR everything to 0 and hold alt key and press "SET AS DEFAULT", that way you are in control and don't leave anything to any Adobe auto cr@p.

NR before sharpening always. I pull the color noise down first as it is easier to see what is left of luminance noise. Then a slight pull on that until there is a little noise, but not a lot.

Then for sharpening there is one key you always have to use, and that is the ALT-key, hold it down while pulling the sliders to see the effect. As a general rule I use around 70 for low iso clean shots, and decrease to around 30-40 for very high iso (above 8000)

The radius I hardly touch, don't like over 0,7. But use the ALT key again to see that you're juuust covering the edges and that it doesn't go to far and cause halos.

Then the Detail slider is pushed up, while holding the ALT-key of course. I tend to go high on this one to really get the crispness, but also dependendt on the iso, release the ALT-key to see if you're where you want.

And then go back and pull the amount up or down slightly to finish it off.

And then the most important slider, Masking. Hold the ALT-key and see that only the edges, and a bit more is sharpened, if it's black no sharpening is added to that area, but if you ONLY do edges it looks unatural at high iso's. You need sort of a sharpening gradient to make the shot look balanced.

Here's an example where it's very important to only sharpen what is focused on, because most of the shot is a blur, and why sharpen that?



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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II: More High ISO Samples
« on: September 28, 2014, 06:55:57 PM »
Page 47 of the AF guide

Ah, nice.

So...you guys download and read camera manuals for fun, huh?  :D

Well, YEAH!  8) ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II: More High ISO Samples
« on: September 28, 2014, 06:34:54 PM »
It only works for stills.  The metering sensor senses the lighting flicker frequency and synchronizes shutter release to the peaks of the flickering lights.  Not only are all shots the same, they also get the maximum light.

Really.  That sounds pretty amazing.  Where were you seeing that?  I haven't seen anything about the specifics of the feature anywhere.

Page 47 of the AF guide

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Lenses / Re: 50mm f/1.4 Canon vs. Sigma
« on: September 28, 2014, 04:53:49 PM »
Yes, it's one of the biggest improvements you'll ever see within the same focal length and aperture. Buy it!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II: More High ISO Samples
« on: September 28, 2014, 02:03:24 PM »
...This camera is a sports/bif dream if you ask me....

And the anti-flickering mode for fluorecent light? Are you kidding me? That is a game changer...
 

A "game changer" for bif and wildlife? - I've taken tens of thousands of shots with my 7D and NONE of them were under fluorescent lights.



Yes, I do realize this thread is about IQ and noise, but that shouldn't be the main reason to buy or not but the 7d2. But you take a fantastic shot with perfect focus in a ridicolous fast pace situation and that epic moment, or would you like a miss focused shot that is superclean with 14 stops of DR? Then buy another camera.


I don't care how accurate the focus is if the RAW file is noisy at 1600 ISO and higher. Cleaning the noise will reduce the sharpness, so what good is it?

Do you think all people shoot the same as you, or do you think perhaps there are asport shooters that shoot exclusively in fluorecent environment? Cus I know a few of them, and I know what they feel about the flickering.

I never said game changer for bif and wildlife. I said it was superb if you're not in the high end 1d market. I said the anti flickering mode is a game changer, and it is.

And if you think a properly focused image gets as soft as a OOF shot with less noise, well then I don't what to say, other than you're doing it wrong.

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Lenses / Re: What telephotos do we own?
« on: September 28, 2014, 09:02:37 AM »
No love for the 200 f2?  Not long enough?

+1 , It's what I ended up with after owning every 70-200, 300 f4, 300 f2.8 L IS, and it is by very far the coolest one, and will never ever sell it. It's so useful and so epic.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II: More High ISO Samples
« on: September 28, 2014, 07:00:38 AM »
I flipped through the AF guide the other day, and people need to start really seeing how much awesomeness that has trickled down from the 1dX, plus new features. This camera is a sports/bif dream if you ask me. Superb AF coverage, must be the best coverage ever? And all the tuning you can to to the AF in the same way as the 1dX will open a brand new world for people not in the 1d market. I would be over the moon excited if I wasn't in the 1d crowd, and even now I can't wait to have a go.

And the anti-flickering mode for fluorecent light? Are you kidding me? That is a game changer...

It is going to be as huge as the original 7d.

-And buyers, PLEASE do read the AF guide and really understand how to make use of the AF system, because if you don't, you will miss out BIG TIME...

I saw the 7d2 also now can assign different AF settings to the AF-ON button and the *-button, and that is probably my most favorite feature of the 1dX.

Yes, I do realize this thread is about IQ and noise, but that shouldn't be the main reason to buy or not but the 7d2. But you take a fantastic shot with perfect focus in a ridicolous fast pace situation and that epic moment, or would you like a miss focused shot that is superclean with 14 stops of DR? Then buy another camera.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 27, 2014, 01:29:52 PM »
A wonderful shot Dylan, and completely agreed. The only time I don't shoot the 200 wide open is when I have bumped the dial by accident :D

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 27, 2014, 12:05:37 PM »
Cute  :)  Well done Viggo.

Thanks  :) A fully cluttered playground becomes abstract with the 200, I still get blown away by it. And soo sharp.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 27, 2014, 11:48:32 AM »
A shot from a trip to the playground today. Shot with the 200 @ f2.


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