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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T5i Leaks
« on: March 20, 2013, 08:18:07 AM »
I really do not understand the negativity.
It is a new camera which will be useful to who need it.
End of story!!!

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
« on: March 20, 2013, 08:16:06 AM »
You need both lenses.
NO NEED TO SPEND MORE TO GET 24-70 II.
Best..

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Lenses / Re: 40mm f/2.8 Wow what a lens
« on: March 20, 2013, 08:13:04 AM »
Cute baby!

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I don't have the 200/2 (so why am I replying?  :o ) but I don't understand this lens. The 70-200 is nearly as good, more versatile, smaller, lighter and cheaper. Other than for a few specialty uses why would you buy or use the 200? I think even the review here recently focused more on the use case of it being a good portrait lens. What else would you use the lens for?

No no no nonono. 200 f2 is specialized lens for low light/super bokeh. 70-200 is a versatile, multi purpose lens broadly speaking.
Yes, the 200 is for specialty uses and nothing comes close... :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1Dx vs 5D M3
« on: March 20, 2013, 02:37:51 AM »
I will address the AF question, crop factor is for you to decide.

I prefer the AF of the 1dx. I have used both cameras in situations that required ultimate responsiveness and I MUCH trust the 1dx not to miss out shots. No doubts.

5d3 will deliver but 1dx will deliver better.

Have a nice day.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Crazy... go Nikon?
« on: March 18, 2013, 01:57:45 AM »
Personally, I prefer that Nikon keeps improving their system and lenses.  This forces Canon to continue to improve their products.  A few years ago, Canon was kicking Nikon's backside because they had a better autofocus lens system (EOS).  After that, they came out with the full frame 5D which Nikon had no answer for.  Now Nikon has raised the bar with the D800/E and the 14-24 f/2.8.  Canon is a much bigger company than Nikon and you had better believe that they have reverse engineered the Sony Exmor sensor and are developing their own alternative.  As far as the 14-24 f/2.8 goes, not only will they have to develop one.  They will have to make it as good or better than the Nikon.  Otherwise Canon shooters will just buy the Nikon and use an adapter.  Thank you Nikon, in the long run, you will only make Canon better!

Yep.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Crazy... go Nikon?
« on: March 18, 2013, 01:55:48 AM »
Wait, I thought gear didn't matter.

It doesn't.

Delusion.
I think it just sounds cool to say equipment does not matter...
Of course it does!! One needs the right equipment for the specific job.

Sighhhhhhh.  One thing you people on here lack is humor, or recognition of humor.

I know it does.  To say that it doesn't is insane.  Maybe not in the film era, but I'm getting shots now that there is no way possible in the past.  Some of them the ONLY reason I get them is because of my camera.  Nothing else.  No amount of technique or creativity or whatever would get me some of the shots I'm getting.  So to say gear doesn't matter is objectively wrong.

Which brings me to my point.  Nikon makes a lens that takes advantage of the full resolution of a D800/E and now you have something.  Until then, you don't.

Ah. Did not realize there was humor here. :)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Crazy... go Nikon?
« on: March 17, 2013, 11:03:03 PM »
Wait, I thought gear didn't matter.

It doesn't.

Delusion.
I think it just sounds cool to say equipment does not matter...
Of course it does!! One needs the right equipment for the specific job.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Frustrated with Canon
« on: March 17, 2013, 01:37:26 PM »
There is no way u can tell if a picture was taken with a Canon or Nikon, sorry. The difference is not that huge like Nikon fanboys r telling themselves. Both cameras are good just choose the one that matches ur needs more than the other. Its quite simply actually....
Says the Canon fanboy with his 1100D! ::) ..What are you even doing in this thread?

But seriously. I'm a happy owner of 5D3, 1DX and 8 L lenses, but even though I am heavily invested into Canon, I admit that Nikon has MUCH better sensor tech these days. I have used my Canon bodies side by side with the D800E, and the difference is like night and day, especially when shooting landscapes and other scenes with high contrast.

The resolution and dynamic range is nothing but amazing.

That said, I do preffer the ergonomics and handeling of Canon. And besides, Nikon has nothing on the Canon's TS-E lenses.

I would love to see these tests to educate myself. Can you pls help me with this? THX

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Canon General / Re: Inspirational
« on: March 17, 2013, 12:21:15 PM »
Distant Star you are a humble man. :)

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Sports / Re: Trying to get noticed...
« on: March 16, 2013, 01:06:53 PM »
Alex.
'Trying to get noticed' is a very human want, nothing wrong with it.
Put them out where more and more people can view. Comment on other people's photos and they will comment on yours.
And to me, the photos are NOT underexposed.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Crazy... go Nikon?
« on: March 16, 2013, 12:56:16 PM »

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The best landscape picture I have ever taken was with a 2.1 megapixel Olympus point and shoot. Time, place, light, and season trumps gear!

And so you are saying exactly what?


Time, place, light, and season trumps gear!

Agree. BUT I would rather shoot the same thing with a lens/body combination way better than the 2.1 mp Olympus. BUT that is just me...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Crazy... go Nikon?
« on: March 16, 2013, 12:01:17 PM »
If you make the most from landscape photography I say WOW indeed. That must be the hardest area in photography to actually make money.

Many of our most (financially ) successful pictures at B-P are taken on an old 13mp camera. Just to think what we'd have made if they'd been shot on a 36mp  :'(

The best landscape picture I have ever taken was with a 2.1 megapixel Olympus point and shoot. Time, place, light, and season trumps gear!

And so you are saying exactly what?

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Video & Movie / Re: Clouds, my first serious time-lapse!
« on: March 16, 2013, 11:36:30 AM »
Great first attempt.

There is some aperture stepping though (the soft contrast flicker) apart from the visual artefact this will also wear out your aperture diaphragm electronics and blades.

Easy fix for next time.

Set your shooting aperture, depress the aperture preview button then de-couple your EF lens and twist it 1/3rd away from the lock.

This breaks the contact with the lens, locks your iris in position yet the lens is still mounted.

Obviously AF and IS are also disabled, but these should be switched off for timelapse anyway.

Also, don't bother shooting RAW.  Way to time consuming.

I also find that the 180 rule works very well in timelapse, so that your interval between shots is double the exposure time. 

I like to use 0.5 or .8s (just before the NR kicks in, I could disable NR but knowing me I would forget to re-activate for my stills) and an interval of 1 or 2s.

This really helps soften the subject motion, I thought the ripples closest to the camera were just a little crisp for timelapse.

I'm really not having a go, your first attempt is 10x better than mine was.  Hopefully some of the stuff I've learned the hard way -partiuclarly with EF system quirks- can help your progression, and I look forward to seeing your next attempts.

Well said! yeah the exposure jumps distract...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Crazy... go Nikon?
« on: March 16, 2013, 11:15:03 AM »
You could rent the Nikon gear. Shoot tests where you properly expose both cameras. If you like Nikon result you could use both or switch entirely.
I personally know people who have done the switch.

I will stick to Canon as using the 1dx makes me miss fewer shots (fast focus and 12fps). And that alone is important.

I would love to see a proper comparison between the two cameras done at 100 iso while properly exposing landscapes...

Btw, you NOT crazy or anything like that. Anyone who feels you are, needs to examine themselves.

If you ever make a comparison test, please inbox me. I want to see!!

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