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Software & Accessories / Re: Photoshop help with this img
« on: July 21, 2013, 06:03:43 PM »
How about this one. I cant get it lighter around the right eye though. Not sure how. Cant get the skin color exactly as I want it either.
What are your thoughts on this one.
Attached a bigger file this time.

I like this one, and the tighter crop draws attention to the eyes :)

Landscape / Re: Panoramas
« on: July 21, 2013, 06:00:59 PM »
Here is one I took in Shanghai earlier this year, not a landscape, but.....

And, until now, I kind a higher opinion of the folks here. Oh well, whatever. Bye.

Sorry we won'r hear more from you!;)

Canon General / Re: Canon Germany Teaser
« on: July 19, 2013, 04:28:04 AM »
The German weblink leads to a registration page for
something called YouConnect and says that this will
be a new way to publish imagery (or otherwise distribute
material to your target audience).

Probably they are tuning their Canon Image Gateway.
I have never seen anybody use it.

Then it is definitely the Project 1709 that they announced at last photokina that is done with testing :)

Software & Accessories / Re: Photoshop help with this img
« on: July 17, 2013, 06:42:12 PM »
Try content-aware move tool. Lots oftutorials on YouTube. I am not thrilled about the background per se, so you could try to cut the child out and use place tool to put it on a different background? :)

Camera Body Gallery / Re: This sensor is holy
« on: July 17, 2013, 06:36:40 PM »
If it's Scotch then it isn't Whiskey, it's Whisky.   We put Whiskey in our cooking sauces.  We drink Whisky.

Indeed. I do find a 16 year-old Bushmills is extremely tasty, but that is whiskey. But there is so much to discover in Scotland, the Distiller Editions of some places are excellent too. Lagavulin is one that jumps to mind. And that is whisky. ;-)

Funny turn of this corky thread.... Try the numbered double casceted Lagavulin if you have the chance! It is my favorite :)

Lenses / Re: 85L or 135L?
« on: July 17, 2013, 06:15:18 PM »
I am also interested in the 85L so just a quick question. How slow / fast is the focusing as compared to the 50mm f/1.4?

Let say focus speed on 50mm f1.4 is 5, then I would say 85L II is somewhere 3.8 - 4. However, if you go from infinity to closeup, then is it -5.

Thanks for the info.  :) but -5 ... good god!

Hi JR, My tuppence worth for what it's worth.

The 85f/1.2 L II is a bit of a "specialist" Lens, Portrait I suppose is it's mainstay, but I'm not sure I agree with everyone re the "Tardy" autofocus performance in it's entirety, is it slower than the 135f/2 ?? Yes, but most Lenses are.

When I used to shoot it on the 1DMKIV & 5DMKII I would agree, it was slow, noticeably so, but I now shoot it on the 1Dx and the 5DMKIII and I don't see that much difference to say my 50f/1.2 L.

What the 85f/1.2 L II will do though is produce, SHARP SHARP Images at f/1.2 to f/2 with amazing Bokeh, nothing I have in my Lens bag can compare.

But, like any of the f/1.2, f/1.4, f/2 Lenses, it requires attention to detail, these aren't Gun & Run Lenses, having said that, in December 2012 I used the 85f/1.2 L II shooting "Snow Monkeys" in Nagano Japan, Huge Snow Falls, no protection (This is not a sealed Lens), on both the 5DMKIII & 1Dx, and I am totally Happy with the Images that came from the 3 days of shooting Wildlife in the Snow, not the Lenses normal use.

I used the 135f/2 during the same period, again, this also is not a sealed Lens, and although the 135f/2 was great, the Images from the 85 were a step better.

Thanks for the info. The reason that I sought this information is because my favorite "subject" are my two daughters who are still only when fast asleep. I don't want to end up frustrated with a fast prime only to OOF shots. I guess I need to postpone my purchase till my daughters grow up a bit more / calm down a little bit  :)

Cheers ... J.R.

LOL, you should definitely buy the 135 :)

Lenses / Re: 85L or 135L?
« on: July 17, 2013, 06:11:06 PM »
I am also interested in the 85L so just a quick question. How slow / fast is the focusing as compared to the 50mm f/1.4?

Noticeable slower. Were you to try it on a 1 body; not so much so :)

Lenses / Re: 85L or 135L?
« on: July 17, 2013, 06:09:26 PM »
I have both and they're both crazy awesome. Based on the lenses that you currently own, I'd go for the 85L first, then pick up the 135L. The 85 is great for low light shooting and has a better working distance for torso shots. Just be aware that the autofocus is twice as slow as you've heard. The 135L is sharp and quick to focus, but f2 without IS is tough to shoot with in low light. You'll have to crank up your ISO to get a fast enough shutter to avoid blurry shots during receptions.

Hope that helps.

+ 1

Canon General / Re: Canon Germany Teaser
« on: July 17, 2013, 04:22:00 PM »
It seems as if this wont be for a new product, but some sort of software or imagine sharing platform. unless the advertisement is not taken literally.

Is it the beta Project1709 that is being rolled out?

Dynamic range is Probably more Important to me than noise reduction or pixel count.
I think the way to do this is to split the sensor into highlights and shadows...
I rather have an 8mp 16-stop split sensor, than a 16mp one with less DR.
It can be done.
It is interesting that most HDR cameras take 3 exposures but nobody thought about changing the ISO Instead.
I believe in pushing things to the limit and opening up the possibilities of a device...
Like my jailbroken iPhone 5. Which is amazingly more useful and fun than the limited iOS from apple.

Kudos to magic lantern!
Keep up the great work!

Just curious since I have a iPhone 5. How to jailbreak it, and what is the added benefits?

One of my favorite photographers with nature as his field is the Norwegian Ole Jørgen Liodden. The picture blow is probably one of my all time favorites.

For those interested, you can see more of his work on his page:

Camera Body Gallery / Re: This sensor is holy
« on: July 14, 2013, 02:24:24 PM »
I guess people are really hoping Canon will release SOMETHING to keep our minds occupied.....

EOS-M / Re: Gariz Half Case for eos-m
« on: July 14, 2013, 02:11:32 PM »
Looks very nice!

Lenses / Re: Beginner lens
« on: July 12, 2013, 05:46:16 PM »
The 40 is a STM which is great for video. Italia has great IQ for stills!

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