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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Kent Rockwell on 1DX and 5D3
« on: September 09, 2013, 08:37:27 AM »
i'm going to have to disagree with you there privatebydesign. i don't know what you mean by the ISO dictating the exposure compensation. sure it does,it all dictates the exposure.
 ISO values should match across formats and brands. Not saying they do, but they should. all canons used to run a bit higher than indicated ISO values, but i think they brought them within spec some time ago. I've never looked into the 5dmk3-vs-1dx exposure value thing, but it shouldn't be to hard to find some comparable test shots on the net. 1/2 a stop slower than indicated isn't earth shattering news, but that's not all together insignificant either. people pay big bucks for a 1 stop faster lens.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mk 3 and 1D Mk IV raw images
« on: September 09, 2013, 08:24:49 AM »
It's normal to see a vast improvement in IQ in a more expensive camera over a "stripped down" cam. the power of the penny? have you ever been to imagining-resource. com and used their comparometer? 1dmk4 better IQ than the 5dmk3? if you say so...

I usually crank up the ISO. If ISO 6400 and 30 seconds deliver the exposure I intended, I lower the ISO to 3200 and expose for 60 seconds. Or ISO 1600 and 120 seconds... You get the idea.
Just use a very high ISO and then calculate the necessary shutter speed for getting the same exposure with a lower ISO.

This is what i do also. i don't know what camera your using, but on the 5dmk3 when in bulb mode the top LCD counts the seconds you've had the shutter open. Actually, for all i know all canons have had this feature for a while, or not, i just don't know. anyway, sometimes useful. i used to use a kitchen timer, and still do when the camera is positioned in such a way that i can't see the LCD. unfortunately even doing this, you will probably need to just check the LCD and disregard the camera"s meter. it's just not designed for this stuff.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 08, 2013, 08:29:24 PM »
when the pro built Canon 24-105 f4 IS and 24-70 f4 IS already exist? And two f2.8 non IS variants also exist. one that set the world on fire, and the other is probably readily found for a very reasonable price. why would i care if Sigma made one?
   sorry, don't care.
when was that 135mm f2 (or was it 1.8?)IS supposed to drop?

Lighting / Re: Thinking of buying a Light Meter
« on: September 07, 2013, 10:36:37 AM »
yes i shoot 4x5, and 6x9 and 35mm and others.  i almost never shoot print film as i much prefer slides. point and shoots loaded with c41? well i don't know anything about that, when i said point and shoots, i was talking about a P&S digital pocket cam. Also, when i said that not everything works in 1/2 or 1/3rd stops, i should have made this clearer. you see my 6x9 for example has a shutter that works in full stops, and aperture settings in 1/2 stops. my 4x5's shutter works in full stops, and the aperture adjustments are also full stops. except between f5.6 and f4. it jumps from 5.6 to f4.5. so you see when i get a reading from my P&S digital and i have to transfer those settings, it gets jumbled. you don't have to be "rainman" to do it, but just a bit harder than you might think.
  oh, i'm not amazing, not at all. I've seen loads of work right here that i would be very proud to call my own. that would be cool though.

Lighting / Re: Thinking of buying a Light Meter
« on: September 06, 2013, 09:00:35 PM »
no, when i mean full manual i mean FULL MANUAL. as in, no batteries or solar powered thingymabobs they used to use. manual film loading/advancing/rewinding/unloading, manual aperture adjustment, manual shutter cocking, manual shutter speed settings, no ISO settings, no AF, and the HDR functions are broken(i kid.)  i either use a little point and shoot and do some math in my head to get where i want( not hard, but trickier than you might think. not everything works in 1/2 or 1/3rd stops), or i use "the force".

besides, I've watched enough behind the scenes and making of type stuff from famous pros running around using lightmeters, and checking all manner of crap. looking very professional then you watch them fire a few polaroids at the settings that they came up with, only for it to be way off.  with an LCD screen, and RGB histogram on a little point and shot, i need a lightmeter?
  lightmeters, i just don't get it.

Lighting / Re: Thinking of buying a Light Meter
« on: September 06, 2013, 04:37:26 PM »
just now i arrived at the canon rumors homepage and noticed an ad for lightmeters. i thought, why would anyone buy a light meter? then scrolled down to see that someone is asking for lightmeter advise. in 2013, why would anyone want a lightmeter? before you get all film on me, i know all about film. well, i don't know "all" about it, but i can and do use full manual film cameras. i don't need no stinking lightmeter...

Lenses / Re: I Repaired my own 50mm 1.4, and so can you!
« on: September 06, 2013, 08:31:59 AM »
I think this forum has a great mix of both humor and professional advice.

i think so too. welcome.
now if only we can keep mt spokane from flying off the handle. i kid.

Lenses / Re: I Repaired my own 50mm 1.4, and so can you!
« on: September 05, 2013, 09:20:18 PM »
Welcome to CR Emil.
Post some photos and tells us about your photographic interests.

Don't be so harsh, we are in the 'Gear' sub-forum, yes?  :-X

Also most of the photographers can't do any fixing job themselves, they will cream OMGWTH have you done?!?! Send it to Canonnnnn haxxorz!!

what the what? (as my 4year old is prone to saying)

Site Information / Re: Banning ankorwatt
« on: September 04, 2013, 10:17:14 PM »
so you're saying ankorwatt is/was openly "mickael", and now he's gone?

Adobe: "To be clear, $9.99 is not an introductory price. It is the price for those of you who sign up by December 31, 2013."

For how long?

Does it imply that if one signs up later than December 31, 2013, one will get a higher price from there on? I suppose there will be an option for those, even without PS.

So anybody joining in at a later stage will pay more?

If so, why should I believe that the price is not the "To be clear, $9.99 is not an introductory price" i.e. there will exist two pricing for the same thing after the December 31, 2013. If there are co-existing 2 pricing, I suppose they become the same at some point, supposedly the higher one taking over?

Looks to me, it is a try to get the owners of a CS 3 or higher on board with a limited time offer and they need to pay more than 10$ after a while.

So by saying it is not an introductory price they seem to be implying that you would get $10 forever so long as you never stop paying at any point (unless they are being real weasels and mean that is not an introductory price in that it will not always be introductory for $10 for a few months for everyone but only for those who sign up by December and then they get a special price of $10 for a few months or something, that would be really stoatish way to expect it to be parsed though, not sure even Adobe would pull that??).

It still doesn't seem like anything special, if you only ever used PS and never lightroom, compared to the old model. This is $360 every three years. That seems to be, at best, no worse than before, and potentially a fair amount worse.

And this whole magic cloud talk is just so ridiculous. How the heck did many people get the products before. Downloaded from the internet from Adobe. How do you get the magic 'creative' cloud version you download the same thing from the internet from Adobe. What the heck is the difference? It's the exact same thing 100%! How is something that is the exact same as formerly existed creative? The only difference is that they now charge per month with no continued usage and before you paid and owned it.

Rental vs ownership that is THE only difference. They should call it Adobe Rental not Adobe CC.

The whole cloud thing is such a big bunch of nonsense made up by marketing psychologists to come up with pretty terms to manipulate customers.


EOS Bodies / Re: 70D vs D7100 ISO Comparison at 100%
« on: August 31, 2013, 12:01:50 PM »
probably because that swatch turns orange at all iso settings except red at iso800 on the nikon. i'm not on a calibrated monitor right now, and i can't say what is more accurate, but certainly iso 800 looks much different then any of the others.

congrats to both of you. 

from my exp, i had the most luck with sticking a flash or two somewhere in the room, opposite from each other, then using another flash on camera as master, running full auto TTL with the oncam flash not firing during hte exposure. good luck.

Canon General / is expensive sensor tech paying off?
« on: August 27, 2013, 04:07:26 PM »
I'm referring to Sony, and their sensors. I'm wondering if in the marketplace, thus far, they are coming out ahead. I'm making no judgments, just an open question to you guys who certainly know more than me.
have their large financial investments earned them a larger piece of the worlds sensor pie? have they improved their share in the DSLR market? has Canon, thus far anyway, held their own without large spending?

as you might know, many big budget motion pictures and broadcast television shows have been shot in whole or in part with DSLRs. So while it's not Imax, it's being used for professional, commercial work. And you can be sure they are focusing manually.

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