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PowerShot / Re: Canon to Leave the Entry Level Point & Shoot Market?
« on: February 24, 2014, 05:36:17 PM »
Optical zoom will always outperform digital zoom, and there aren't yet many smartphones with optical zoom (and those that do look like the neighbor kid's toys on Toy Story), so smartphones haven't yet replaced, for example, the $90 Canon PowerShot A2200.

 no, the party's over. they called "last call" a couple years ago canon just hasn't noticed. They should also stop making what they are making with their other nonSLR cameras also. They stink. go big or go home. or what will more than likely happen, the market will send you home. i just hope they leave with a couple bucks in their pocket.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Kent Rockwell on 1DX and 5D3
« on: September 09, 2013, 10:58:44 PM »
And that is your prerogative.

And in an ideal world you are correct, everything should be equal, this is not an ideal world.

As you say iso makes up one third of the exposure triangle, when was the last time you had your shutter adjusted or even tested? Back in the day we had to send our cameras in for CLA's pretty much annually, that would be a clean, lubricate, and adjust. The adjust part would be shutter timing, so does your shutter expose for 1/1127 sec or 1/963 sec when it is set to 1/1000? Your apertures, are they exactly where they should be, probably not as they rarely are, not to mention vignetting and the huge exposure variations that can induce. This is part of the reason top level cameras allow you to adjust for these metering differences.

So built into our exposure triangle are manufacturing tolerances for aperture and shutter speed, and the ISO allowable "rounding" for iso values, add in the confusion between 18% grey, you know the value everybody assumes is metered middle grey, and the fact that Canon meters (along with many others) at 12-13% grey +/- meter manufacturing tolerances, plus the fact that focal lengths are normally only close to accurate at infinity and you can see why, after 30 years, I am fairly dismissive of doing things by the numbers.

The point to my first post was don't sweat the numbers, your histogram, along with a knowledgeable interpretation of it, is the most powerful tool you have for getting your exposure where you want it to be.

i agree completely. cheers.

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Lighting / Re: Thinking of buying a Light Meter
« on: September 09, 2013, 10:55:19 PM »
talking out my ass... hmm. well, i think you're talking out your ass. my shutter that's probably older than you are, probably 1.5X as old, doesn't have any hard stops for shutter speed, or aperture.  i'm sure it would work just fine somewhere in between for aperture values,( i doubt shutter speeds), but that's about as accurate as you'd be. somewhere in between one stop and another.
 i don't shoot much velvia, but i haven't had a problem with exposure when i do. i mostly run provia and astia.

seems the meter companies played their cards very well during the transition to digital, to bad kodak and many others didn't.

 anyone want to tell me i haven't watched BTS videos from true pros using all sorts of light meters all over a studio only to use a take an "instant" to see where they really are, only to find that they are way off. now days we should do this the other way around? ha!

Don Haines, thank you.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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)

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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?

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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.

yup.

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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.

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