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EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 24, 2014, 02:57:43 AM »
I always challenge people, who want to really learn photography, to pick one prime lens and shoot straight to JPEG for three months. Everything, one prime lens in JPEG. Do it!

I so totally disagree.

A lot of you seem to agree with sanj on this challenge by me. Maybe clarifying a bit will help, or maybe it won't help an ocean. Oh, well, here goes nothing ...

This is not about RAW vs JPEG. Full stop. Period.

This is about learning the art of photography, and one of the best ways of learning is to appreciate what you have at your disposal. The objective is to limit the student as much as possible (without resorting to film), so that the student can understand that something like post-processing is part of the whole, a cog in the machine; a whole that starts with the correct basically correct creation of the image.

Many people, in their infinite wisdom, view RAW and the camera as simply a means of acquiring data for processing with a computer. This, in my opinion, leads to GIGO (garbage in, garbage out).

And obviously, once you've progressed beyond this step in learning the art of photography, you don't need to ever shoot JPEG again.

However, what is pretty interesting, is how many of the "photographers" on CR are so violently opposed to the idea of going JPEG for a few months. Oh, well ...  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 22, 2014, 08:15:16 AM »
What I am lacking is the ability to create compelling photography but that is a process independent of technology.

I can go on and on and on about how I learned photography with just a 55mm f/1.8 and a 135mm f/3.5 prime lens. I can go on and on and on about how the 55mm taught me to work within the limitations of the focal length, i.e. DoF and FoV. I can go on and on and on about how the 55mm taught me about angles and moments. I can go on and on and on ... but I won't. (Chorus: "Too late!")

I always challenge people, who want to really learn photography, to pick one prime lens and shoot straight to JPEG for three months. Everything, one prime lens in JPEG. Do it!

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Which one is the Best Combination to get the best Photos in the regular day light photography ?
1DX ( $ 6799) 18 MP.  with Full Frame Sensor + Canon EF 100 mm F/ 2.8 Macro( $ 500-or EF 85 mm. F/ 1.8 $ 450) ---OR
Canon 6D FF sensor ( $ 1899), 20 MP. + Canon EF 100 mm. F/ 2.8 L IS Macro ( $ 1000-Or EF 85 mm F/ 1.2 L. MK II $2200).


Let me throw a spanner in the works here ...  ;D

In my opinion the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro is too sharp to be used as a portrait lens.

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Technical Support / Re: Maintenance advice on F-1n
« on: February 22, 2014, 02:32:30 AM »
Does anyone know if there is some need for re lubrication?

I'm not familiar with the internals of these Canon cameras, but do know the Pentax range (S1a and Spotmatic) pretty well, and in general they don't need lubrication if they're still functioning. Tolerances on most parts are very, very tight and requires almost no lubrication. The Spotties that I have dismantled and reassembled, I just sprayed the gears and such with Q10 and then wiped it clean with a lint-free cloth ... but when you reach this stage the camera is pretty much just a heap of gears and spares.

What is more of a problem with the old Pentax Spotmatic cameras, is that the glue used on the shutter curtains breaks down and the rubber/foam of the light-seals disintegrate.

But whatever you do, don't lubricate the camera (especially with a liquid lubricant), unless you know what you're doing. If something doesn't work, and 100% functionality of the camera is important to you, take it to a professional camera repair person ... or an enthusiast/collector of Canon cameras.

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EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next from Canon?
« on: February 21, 2014, 05:28:58 AM »
I wonder if they are looking further down the road than we give them credit for, and are positioning themselves for the day the DSLRs go mirrorless and that they plan to use the same EF mount and the same EF lenses.....

This makes being on the receiving end of all the name-calling, put-downs and personal attacks worth it, when others start to say what I've been saying all along.  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will the next xD cameras do 4k?
« on: February 20, 2014, 11:56:44 AM »
Canon's dSLR sales fell slightly last year, for the first time in several years.  Their explanation was a downturn in the global economy, but maybe the real reason, the one they don't want us to know about, was a loss of consumer confidence because they added f/8 AF to the 1D X and 5DIII, and clean HDMI out to the 5DIII, via firmware updates, when clearly those features could have been included at launch.  ::)

Ah, yes, sarcasm. (See, I can identified it without needing hints.)

But basically the cameras mentioned were capable of f/8 AF at launch, only Canon didn't activate it. Then there was a big stink about how pathetic it is that a professional grade, top-of-line camera can't AF at f/8, so Canon, to save face, concocted some good PR story and enabled the functionality in a firmware update, accompanied by much fanfare. Yeah!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 20, 2014, 03:39:42 AM »
I honestly cannot agree with the recommendation that the OP keeps the 24-70mm lens. He's a photography student. He still has to learn and define his version of the art. If he uses the 24-70mm, then IMHO, his photographs will look like everybody else's photographs and he won't develop a style of his own that's marketable in a very competitive business. (Over here in South Africa, every idiot with a "Rebel" and Sigma budget zoom considers herself a "pro" photographer ... heck, scratch "pro" ... considers herself a photographer.)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will the next xD cameras do 4k?
« on: February 20, 2014, 03:23:29 AM »
I would even be willing to bet that Canon could add new 4k features and functionality to the 1D X and 5D III as well, if the time comes that consumers really demand it.

If I were a videographer right now, using either the 1DX or the 5D3 since their respective availability, and Canon releases firmware updates enabling 4K recording with these cameras, then ...
  • it would mean that the camera was capable of this functionality right from the start, but Canon chose to "cripple" the camera for some obscure and probably financial reason; and
  • I'd have serious doubts about ever using Canon products again.

But, hey, that's just silly old me!  ;)

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Canon General / Re: Canon lack of innovation
« on: February 20, 2014, 03:04:57 AM »
Did I missed something ... ?

The blue bunnies.

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Canon General / Re: Canon lack of innovation
« on: February 19, 2014, 02:12:08 PM »
Gosh! Erm, in this case, does Canon offer a recycling service, like HP does with cartridges?

OK, so in some countries apparently ... and in the USA the customer actually has to pay Canon $6 to have lens recycled. I have to pay them because they put lead in the product they sold to me ... and now they don't even want to accept responsibility for their own act by recycle the product for free! Boy, talk about mercenary!

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Canon General / Re: Canon lack of innovation
« on: February 19, 2014, 02:02:07 PM »
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But I really like how you totally ignore ...

Gosh! Erm, in this case, does Canon offer a recycling service, like HP does with cartridges?

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Canon General / Re: Canon lack of innovation
« on: February 19, 2014, 01:58:08 PM »
...

Now, are you a happy customer?   ;)

Here's a free tip: Don't ever become a public relations person.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will the next xD cameras do 4k?
« on: February 19, 2014, 01:52:10 PM »
Sure, at $40,000 a TV and $3000 a computer screen. That isn't consumer-level pricing. When TV's get down to $2000 and screens get down to $200, then were talking broad consumer consumption. We aren't even close to that yet.

Ah, yes, the conservative model of business ... follow the wave.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will the next xD cameras do 4k?
« on: February 19, 2014, 01:40:53 PM »
But where are the 4k computer screens and 4k TVs that people need to view those videos on?


In the shops would be my guess ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4K_resolution#List_of_4K_monitors.2C_TVs_and_projectors ...  :D

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Canon General / Re: Canon lack of innovation
« on: February 19, 2014, 01:30:41 PM »
In fact, the environmental impact may be relevant here - Sella174 has the old Canon 28-70/2.8L which Canon no longer services.  That lens has lead in the glass elements, and I suspect that under current environmental regulations in Japan, Canon cannot legally fabricate replacement elements for that lens which match the original optical formula.

Gosh! Erm, in this case, does Canon offer a recycling service, like HP does with cartridges?

... Canon cannot legally fabricate replacement elements for that lens which match the original optical formula.

True, but how about supporting the mechanics, at least? I mean, we'd all understand if Canon came clean and said, "Look, boys, the optical elements in your lenses contain lead. So, if you damage the elements, then you're up chocolate creek without a popsicle stick. But if the USM motor goes, by all means send it in for repairs."

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