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EOS Bodies / Re: DR from 5Ds will be 2 stop better then 7D mk II
« on: February 10, 2015, 12:57:36 PM »
Dynamic range won't help you become a better photographer!

By the same argument, neither will more MP, so why buy the camera?

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EOS Bodies / Re: DR from 5Ds will be 2 stop better then 7D mk II
« on: February 09, 2015, 04:10:11 PM »
What kits lens comes with 5ds/5dsr?

I think they should kit it with the 24mm TS-E, just to make a statement.

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Software & Accessories / Re: ViewPoint 2 with Lightroom
« on: February 09, 2015, 01:00:02 PM »
What is ViewPoint doing that Lightroom isn't?
If you're using Lightroom 5 it's probably doing very little, since they added perspective correction software - though I have no idea how good it is.

I can help you there: Viewpoint blows LR's perspective correction out of the water - it's not only more advanced, but you have visual guides to align the image.

It's no harm trying it in LR, either with the automatic upright or fiddling with the sliders (lens distortion & h/v tilt). But for anything complicated it's definitely worth the trip to Viewpoint. Alas, as most plugins it breaks the raw workflow, it's best done at the very end.

I thought that would probably be the case.  For my critical work I have really benefited from the little details in Viewpoint - the magnified view, fine tuning with the arrows, the new 8 point alignment in VP2, preview function, the horizontal compression, etc.  I guessed that the LR5 module wasn't as indepth.  However, I'd sure like to be able to do quick, non-destructive, perspective correction for less critical work and not have to deal with Viewpoint's destructive workflow.  I look forward to LR6.

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Lighting / Re: Off camera cord- how to connect it to cold shoes?
« on: February 04, 2015, 11:08:31 AM »
I guess I'm not understanding you.  Wouldn't the Frio solve the problem?  The problem being, you're looking for a cold shoe that will lock to the plastic foot on a flash cable?  I don't know of any other type of locking cold shoe, other than the traditional Stroboframe type, or the Frio type.

The other option...  ditch the cable  ;)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon USA Rebate Program for February
« on: February 02, 2015, 01:59:11 PM »
Yeah, I learned about the Amazon card trick a year or so back, after having several cards 'expire' and pay a $20 dollar processing fee to get a new one issued.  Certainly makes it easier, and I seem to have no problem spending money on Amazon.  But I still just hate the idea of a rebate instead of simply putting something on sale.  *shakes fist at marketing shenanigans*

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon USA Rebate Program for February
« on: February 02, 2015, 12:45:38 PM »
Have they always done these Amex cards?  I hate dealing with those damn cards.

The rebate on the 70-200 II just keeps going down  :(

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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: January 30, 2015, 11:28:39 AM »
>> What's the difference between the 5DS and 5DS R though?

The "R" model is for Pirates.

I laughed.

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Software & Accessories / Re: ViewPoint 2 with Lightroom
« on: January 28, 2015, 01:07:15 PM »
What is ViewPoint doing that Lightroom isn't?

If you're using Lightroom 5 it's probably doing very little, since they added perspective correction software - though I have no idea how good it is.

I've been using Viewpoint for a long time for my architectural work, so I never made the jump to LR5 (still using LR4).  The fact it 'bakes it in', as explained above, never really bothered me because my workflow always exported to Photoshop anyway.  I just did my adjustments in LR, Edit in Viewpoint, then export to Photoshop. 

That said, there have been times that I had to start over because I wanted to adjust something after Viewpoint.  I'm curious to see how the Lightroom perspective correction tool matches up with Viewpoint (which I think to be rather good).  But the thought of non-destructive perspective correction and not having to enter a new module sounds enticing.  Looking forward to Lightroom 6.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 27, 2015, 06:19:56 PM »
At the rate I get around to upgrading my operating system, upgrading Lightroom (to LR5), it may well be early March...

LR6 should be released in March.  Just sayin...

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 26, 2015, 04:21:34 PM »
...our photos today don't suffer because of a lack of technology, but rather a lack of imagination.

+1              Spot on.

/Thread  ?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Global Shutter Coming to Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: January 26, 2015, 12:58:20 PM »
Up to 1/1000 would be incredible. Hell, a 1/500 for full frame would be pretty damn fantastic.  I think people are just commenting on the idea of no sync speed, but they're getting excited about faster sync speed...  any improvement is a good one.  It's something you don't see with all these new cameras, for some reason. 
Its not fantastic, not even incredible :) Canon has 1D (4Mp, mk I) camera with CCD sensor and electronic shutter. And 1/500 sync speed. I test it on 1/1000 with studio flash and it work.
Still, cant find sure info about sensor maker.

No, I'd still say it's fantastic - the 1/500 sync that is.  But all the drawbacks make the camera not an option for me.  I don't consider myself a tech junky, especially with photography, but that camera would be several steps back from the current options - for my work.  I suppose if you mostly shoot for the web, at low ISO, it would be fine.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Global Shutter Coming to Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: January 23, 2015, 10:17:34 AM »
I'd like to hear why people want a very fast sync speed.  I know quite a lot about this topic and can see direct applications for sync speeds up to about 1/1000th, but at that point applications get a lot more limited.

Up to 1/1000 would be incredible. Hell, a 1/500 for full frame would be pretty damn fantastic.  I think people are just commenting on the idea of no sync speed, but they're getting excited about faster sync speed...  any improvement is a good one.  It's something you don't see with all these new cameras, for some reason. 

A lot is happening between 1/160 (real world max sync of 6D) and 1/500; long lenses can be problematic at that slow a speed, normal movement and certainly sports can blur, etc.  Having that flexibility would have a big impact on my photography, and I'm sure many others.

Obviously you're going to run into limitations, well before 1/1000.  I find (unscientifically), my flashes at full power seem to be somewhere around 1/200 - 1/300 range.  So there's limits of what you could do.  Many flashes might be down to 1/4 power by 1/1000...  but it's still better than HSS.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Global Shutter Coming to Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: January 22, 2015, 11:56:55 AM »
Would this allow to sync flash at any shutter speed if we have a flash trigger that is quick enough?

First thing that went through my mind as well.  I couldn't care less about 30 fps, but no max sync speed sounds awesome.

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Post Processing / Re: Choose a Monitor?
« on: January 21, 2015, 10:27:11 AM »
27'' is fine if you have the room, but it doesn't give you any better res - in fact lower - than the 24".

I saw that as a plus, at the moment, given all the complaints about scaling and how small the fonts and icons are in Photoshop and Lightroom on a UHD monitor.  I don't have CC, so I don't have that experimental 200% font feature that they added.

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Software & Accessories / Re: What monitor????
« on: January 20, 2015, 06:02:36 PM »
How is the user experience with the UHD displays?  As far as lag and refresh rate.  I read some articles last year that a lot of computers would choke on all the data, needing special cords, GPU, etc.  Didn't know if that's still applicable or if things have changed.

I've got a pretty good desktop at home (Haswell 4770k, 16gb, SSD, etc), no GPU but I'd get one.  I just want to make sure that I can still quickly sort through photos in LR and quickly kick them to PS.  The higher resolution just isn't worth it if it slows me down.

Any of you have the P2715Q?

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