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EOS Bodies / Re: Looks like the 6D may not be so bad after all
« on: October 10, 2012, 02:00:24 PM »
What's wrong with the d600 that makes the 6d shine?
1. Lack of aperture control in Video mode
2. Crippled HDMI out.

Argh, that's not what I wanted to hear since I don't care about video. Canon, please release a 5d3s w/o video for $2500, will you?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Future of APS-C
« on: October 10, 2012, 01:55:23 PM »
The only reasonable APS-C advantage is the price.
Which is a very large advantage. At the risk of repeating myself: "A crop camera is the best/only way of optimizing the following combination of attributes (1) lower price, (2) higher frame rate and (3) smaller pixels (i.e., lots of "pixels per feather").

I recon the scenery will change drastically when better mirrorless cameras will be around - no need for an expensive, sturdy flipping mirror anymore (i.e. more fps are much cheaper to include, just add some faster electronics) and a viewfinder as big as you want it (no need for ff).

The only thing left for ff in the future will be more mp simply because of the larger sensor, but aps-c imho will see a revival after some years of ff advancing until mirrorless systems are ready. And then many people will discover that 25mp aps-c really is enough.

EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2012, 01:44:18 PM »
But I guess the nature of a forum dictates there will be both.

Indeed - I guess 90% of the people will agree that the current gear (my 60d for example) is absolutely sufficient for most shots, save some on low light for large prints or difficult sports tracking. And if people seek serious advice for the next investment I think they will find it here, though maybe a bit biased to expensive gear and L lenses.

But this a rumors forum about new tech, so I find it somewhat amusing when the argument "it's not about the gear" comes up when Canon does not deliver stuff that really shows a progress in comparison to the predecessors or Nikon. If people would like to vent their frustration about prices or features that is ok by me, and trash-talking that the next lens will be surely "THE" lens is nice while drinking coffee and waiting for Lightroom to process shots.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5d Mark III Shadow recovery
« on: October 10, 2012, 11:02:43 AM »
If i can do this in post then this is plenty of available DR in shadows for me.

This was no high contrast scene, no direct sunlight and no hard shadows - that's when added dr would make a difference. Btw, pushing shadows in LR/CR imho isn't really a substitute for +ev (with the adjustment brush or graduated filters) because it looks often artificial to me if shadows go over +50 in PV2012. And if you +ev a shot then some added dr helps.

Portrait / Re: Ruined photo, or rescue opportunity?
« on: October 10, 2012, 10:52:30 AM »
Oh I shoot raw always but I don't think I can post a 20mb file can I?

Either post the full-size jpeg to minus.com or the like and link it inline, or upload the raw to some file sharing service - yes, you can use the latter for things except copyright infringement :-p

my casio Z50 does as good....

... not if the statue is moving really fast and in unpredictable ways, that's when the fast af of the non-IS lens and the stellar tracking capabilities of the body can show what they can do :-> ... no, really, I'm just envious, if the op has fun with that gear it's absolutely fine by be.

Software & Accessories / Re: Poll: What NR do you use
« on: October 10, 2012, 04:59:37 AM »
I only use lightroom but haven't tried other options, very interested in what other people do.

I'd still like to see a real comparison between a recent LR & dpp, the latter is said to handle nr better because it's tuned for Canon's sensors while LR is very generic. This might make a difference for shots that need high nr, but since LR is absolutely ok for low LR (like 10/10 to 25/25 luma/chroma) I never tried, esp. since LR4 now has the NR adjustment brush.

Lenses / Re: What lens should I use at my first Fashion Show?
« on: October 10, 2012, 04:52:43 AM »
The organizers has not replied to my email about being able to use a flash. I am aiming for prints because if I am able to sell the images then I would like the quality to be there. I may rent a 24-70 L.

If you're renting, why not a f2.8 lens (24-70/70-200)? Maybe you can find out how far you'll be off to get the correct zoom range. Esp. if other pros around they might not even take you for serious (or even might get aggressive) if you've got gear like the amateur from next door. Otherwise the 50/1.8 & 85/1.8 with monopod to compensate for the missing IS sound ok (though the 50mm is not very sharp @open aperture), but if the models are moving you might have to crop (= even more noise).

I have been told to keep the Shutter speed between 1/200-500, F/stop 2.8-4.0,AI servo, spot metering, and Iso no more than 800 due to the noise and because the t3i does not do well in low light.

I also thought about trying something like this with my 60d, but really with the 18mp sensor & shooting for prints this is exactly what you need a ff body + f2.8 zooms for (= big $$$). You might be ok with web-size & iso3200, but other than that the shutter speed might get too low.

With flash & shutter above 1/250s you'll need to use hss (only possible on hot-shoe, not with built-in flash as controller) and your 430ex2 might not have enough power, esp. for multiple shots (that's what you need a 580ex-type with external power pack for). And did you try af servo with your camera before? It really sucks, you might be better off with one-shot when the models stop & pose. Spot metering is very dicy, too, because of the very limited dynamic range of the aps-c sensor esp. at high iso - so if the camera catches a too dark spot the highlights could blow.

But really, maybe I'm too pessimistic, let us know how it went!

Now, the 2.8 IS II is a newer lens but still, I would turn IS off to be on the safe side...

I tried neuro's suggestion a couple of times and left IS on, hoping for the magic tripod detection on my 100L. Result: On longer exposure shots of 1/4s+ the shots with mirror lockup & IS off are sharper than the ones with IS on, even after a 10s timer so the IS could settle & turn off eventually. Shorter exposure times might be better, and it surely isn't the catastrophe an older IS system w/o tripod detection might result in, but my money is still on mlu if I've got the time.

Portrait / Re: Ruined photo, or rescue opportunity?
« on: October 10, 2012, 04:27:48 AM »
My question, is this photo ruined or is there a way to rescue it?

As long as the data is there you can rescue it, though it might involve some work. Even the guy in the back has some resolution left in his face, so you can mask (with smooth alpha-border) the shadow in PS & raise it, then correct for the white balance. As long as you downscale the shot to the resolution you posted people might not even recognize the edit & be more worried about the clipped whites and cut feet :-> ... but if you didn't take $10k for the wedding and the clients aren't amateur photogs I'd say you'd be still ok.

EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2012, 04:18:46 AM »
And if the engineers manage to convince the bean counters they have the yield under control, we may very well see the latest sensor technology from Canon in it.

The bean counters won't have any problems with the yield rate if the marketing guys allow them to raise the price high enough to compensate... maybe it was too optimistic to expect a 46mp sensor to cost less than 10k, and Nikon's 36mp is the highest pixel rate you can put in a consumer body with current tech.

EOS Bodies / Re: Looks like the 6D may not be so bad after all
« on: October 10, 2012, 04:16:23 AM »
You can also use one of the more advanced noise removal tools on the market. They keep getting better, and some are pretty good at removing pattern (including banding) noise.
I've already tried that trick in PS, didn't work worth the effort for me.

Could you share the information what ps trick or 3rd party software is supposed to remove banding noise? I'd really like to have it in LR, but I've got some pictures that needed shadows raised a lot (high dr shots with moving objects) and that I'd really like to postprocess to a usable state?

For a stills/video shooter like myself the 6D is looking better and better for every day that passes without a statement from Nikon that they will somehow remedy the obvious limitations of the D600.

... such as? Since I love Magic Lantern I won't switch to Nikon, so I don't monitor the specs closely. What's wrong with the d600 that makes the 6d shine? I'd be somewhat comforting that Nikon isn't throwing away money after all :-o

EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
« on: October 09, 2012, 01:41:10 PM »
It wasn't a question! It was an answer!
Wait, I thought the answer was 42.  Now you're telling me it's 46.1?!?!?   ;)

As the expert on 42, I can say that 42 is still valid :-) ... though some well-known company wanted us to believe the answer is 21, then 22, now maybe 20.

EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
« on: October 09, 2012, 12:45:05 PM »
It's funny reading all there complaints about Canon.
When in reality all professional gear Canon has in production are great.
Is Canon still hiring in viral marketing :-p ?

And if you think something is missing it will come in time. Don't loose your pants yet.
I think you got it mixed up: The people "complaining" are not the ones who just bought a 1dx or a 5d3 but those who think Canon is way too expensive and/or lacking features below $3500 in comparison either to Nikon or the respective predecessors. When simply looking at pro gear Canon is of course excellent, and this indeed seems to be their main focus.

Look at the poll http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=9763.0 ... 90% of voters thought Canon would release a higher mp body that outside of the "purely pro" price range.

EOS Bodies / Re: Looks like the 6D may not be so bad after all
« on: October 09, 2012, 12:37:33 PM »
I wanna stick to Canon so theres no choice anyway.

Ssssssssshh! If Canon hears you the next camera they announce will only have one af point :-p

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