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Beatutiful and kind of sad.
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For those interested, here is from someone who reverse engineered the CR2 raw's:
From a data container perspective there's a lot to learn.
Haven't had the time to go through everything to answer OP's question whether there really is more raw data (read: more POWER ;-)) in the 1Dx raws or not.
Please enjoy the read:
5DMKIII 85f/1.2 L II, Shot @ f/4.5 & 1/200th ISO320
So after a long time being absent from photography I have decided that I want to stop my pursuit in becoming a semi-professional photographer.
That being said, I don't want to give up photography. I just want to be able to take good pictures for my personal portfolio! So I'm considering selling all of my Canon gear (Canon 5Dc, 17-40mm, 50mm, and 70-200mm) and buying a smaller set up that is unobtrusive.
I would probably get around 1,750 for everything in total. With that money, I planned on getting this set up:
- Sony NEX C3 w/ 16mm f/2.8
- Sigma 30mm f/2.8
- Sony 50mm f/1.8
Anyways, am I crazy for going this route?
I would love a body with option of full frame and crop with the flick of a switch.
This fantasy stems from something I read in this forum earlier. Was it a Nikon camera?
I do not know Nikon gear at all so not sure.
But something like this would be great for me. Advantages of FF and crop in the same body! While we are at it, let the crop have even faster frame rate.
I have posted the Haystacks picture in the lens gallery, but thought I'd pop it into the Landscape gallery along with another picture. They are both taken in the English Lakes District National Park, the first from a small mountain known as 'Haystacks", looking towards Crummock Water and Ennerdale Water, with High Stile in the middle, at 2,643 feet. I know many around the world will laugh at that height being a mountain ( not those in the Netherlands ) but to us Brits it's a mountain.
Second picture is taken in Borrowdale by the River Derwent, looking towards Maiden Moor, a paltry 1,887 feet.
All on the 24-105 at f11, at which aperture this lens is as good as anything else really, especially after pp.
Here is one of mine. Nothing spectacular (except that I myself am amazed at the richness of it, given that the lightconditions were un-ideal and very high contrast). I stack them in Merge to HDR Pro.. in Photoshop CS 6. Taking the pictures and stacking them is fine, my problem is what to do in the window that pop's up. Do any of you have any good links to tutorials for this tool in CS 6?
A good example of achieving an accurate rendition of the scene using HDR
Some very nice portraits all around in this post. I am just getting started in portrait work and I have set up a simple Tumblr blog. Any feedback is very welcome. http://portraitsbyjavi.tumblr.com/
I am looking to break away a bit from the typical vertical portrait all the time and include more of the location along with the subject. Currently shooting only outdoors with available light, a 5D MKII 24-700, 85mm and the occasional shot with the pancake 40mm. Sorry if I have broken any rules by posting my tumblr. I am a newbie at posting here also but I feel like I have learned a lot from all of you.
A new question if anyone have the time....
I have been reading David Hobby's post on the X100s (strobist) and his writing on flashuse (and subsequent member comments). In his post he talks of how he has used some SB 800's on the camera hot shoe (that's Nikon right?) and even slaved them. That made me wonder if I can use my 580 and slave my 600 and 430 on it as well? Will the shoe fit?
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated
It will fit on the shoe and it will fire, but it won't work like the Nikon units. Nikon flashes have an optical trigger built in, it is just a dumb "fire now" signal but it works.
For Canon shooters the work around is to use dumb radio triggers, RF-603's and the like, you can even have a strobe on camera using the 603 through pass. As with the Nikon setup the flash will be manual only.
I have seen people use a Canon off camera cord with a 580 in their hand, but it must be in manual flash mode. I don't believe that master firing would trigger Canon remotes.
Exactly my thoughts on the TS-E 24mm. I love shooting architecture -- which is the bread and butter of any tilt shift lens -- but with my son being born a couple weeks ago, I fear my architecture shooting days may be few and far between now.
I was also hesitant about purchasing such an expensive camera with a fixed prime lens. However, since my son was born I'm yet to break any zoom lens out of my bag. I've been exclusively using my 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm, and 135mm. I've been using my 85mm the most, as I really like the bokeh that lens produces as well as the the frame you get with the 85. BUT if I had to pick only one of these lenses and discard the rest, I would likely go with the 35mm for its versatility. So that made my decision on the x100s a little easier.
Congratulations on your baby! Is it your first? My life changed for the better, but with less time for self indulgence
Thanks! Yes, my first. And life has certainly changed, and also for the better. I'm definitely taking more pictures (my 5Dm3 with a prime lens is always sitting on the kitchen table) and losing a lot of sleep, but no surprise with either of those.
When my wife and I found out we were expecting, I went on a prime lens buying spree. Literally picked up the Sigma 35mm f/1.4, Sigma 50mm f/1.4, Canon 85mm f/1.2L II, and Canon 135mm f/2L within the span of four months, and also threw the 24-70mm f/2.8L II in there for good measure.
So far I'm immensely happy with my decision to invest in primes, and also glad I have the 24-70mm ii for when my kid gets a little more mobile and I'll need some more versatility.
And also why I'm very happy with my decision to order the x100s over the weekend. A bulky SLR and primes are great for when we're around the house and I want to get some photos, but once we start traveling more with the baby, having something a little more mobile and easy to carry will be great. :-)