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Reviews / Camera Store Trashes New G7X
« on: October 18, 2014, 06:23:30 PM »
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Not much good to say...

http://youtu.be/_E6Mxxe_kG4

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Hello FF!
« on: October 17, 2014, 11:25:33 AM »
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Congratulations on that sweet new FF!!

I'm looking forward to seeing some of your work -- especially when you get that digital enlarger.

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Canon General / Re: "11-24mm f/4" vs The Holy Grail
« on: October 16, 2014, 02:32:52 PM »
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So far you seem to be getting away with it, but you don't seem to have a grasp of the CR culture. A couple of friendly suggestions....

You bring up a NIKON product from 35 years ago you want to compare with a possible new Canon lens. That's really not done.

Then you bring up the Rockwell as a source? That's lighter fluid on the flames around here!!

Best of luck to you on that!

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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 14, 2014, 04:56:47 PM »
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Northeast Pennsylvania

Automne Rouge



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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 14, 2014, 04:39:15 PM »
A walk in the Adirondacks... 70D & 10-22 EF-S

In fact I have a question regarding this pic: I used a polarizing filter, and I think the contrast between the dark water (due to the polarizer) and the sunlit trees on the bottom makes it look unreal. Do you think it is too much polarization-induced effect? Any way to fix it in post?

And in general, what post processing filters/masks/etc would you apply to this picture?

Since you asked...

I think the composition is wonderful -- it invites the eye in a delightfully colorful way. Two things give it the unreal look. First, the unnatural surface of the water looks like the bottom of a frying pan. No real water is that devoid of detail. Second, the distant trees lack resolution and clarity.

The causes I don't know, and as for fixing in post, I don't think anything would help much.

Still nice to look at though.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Jeff Cable reviews the 7Dm2
« on: October 13, 2014, 11:40:22 PM »
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Seems like you'd want to go through and see if this hasn't already been posted here.

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Reviews / Jeff Cable's 7D2 & High ISO Look
« on: October 13, 2014, 11:30:31 AM »

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Photography Technique / A Twentieth Century Master Passes
« on: October 11, 2014, 08:56:07 PM »
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From my area, Philadelphia photographer Ray Metzker dies.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/arts/artsspecial/-ray-k-metzker-art-photographer-dies-at-83.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

Given how worked up folks get on this forum, take notice they never said what kind of camera this guy used.

On your deathbed, Canon, Nikon, they really don't matter. Only your pictures matter.

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Any camera I have today would have improved this from my Kodak Pocket Instamatic 110 back in the seventies.

The challenge would have been holding and framing a 5D3 at 50 mph on the motorcycle.



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My wife threw me away!

Sadly for both of us, she deeply regretted it a year later. Maybe if she had just put me in a recycle bin, it would have ended better.

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Street & City / Re: Famous icons in your city
« on: October 10, 2014, 12:03:09 PM »
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Gorgeous images!! Thanks.

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Third Party Manufacturers / HTC Introduces a Camera
« on: October 08, 2014, 11:18:41 PM »
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Phone maker HTC has introduced an interesting new camera (Sony sensor!):

http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/08/htc-re-camera/

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 02:09:30 PM »
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Everyone's Gone to the Zoo
(A parable)

The zookeepers one day told the animals about a new sign at the entrance gate -- Amazing News! Unheard of New Ideas! Unimagined New Possibilities!

And the animals frothed with anticipation -- RED MEAT!! Surely, fresh, bloody red meat is on the way!

The tigers smiled and imagined among themselves -- tasty impala, delicious wildebeest!

The snakes and coyotes salivated -- live rodents to devour in large, single bites! All we want!

Even the big-brained gorilla hoped, but dared imagine no more than slightly better bananas.

Some of the animals passed a sleepless night. "Tell us, please," they begged!

And when the big announcement finally was proclaimed, the animals went wild! Billboards all over the city -- sure to bring in hordes of new visitors to the zoo. Money well spent -- the chamber of commerce said so. But we want MEAT, the animals bellowed! And the zookeeper changed slightly the words to an old tune, and serenaded them...


Everyone's gone to the zoo
What will happen now
Everyone's gone to the zoo
There's nobody left
Everyone's gone to the zoo


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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 12:55:45 PM »
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Wow, first look at CR today -- and 24 pages of comments on this. It must really be something!!!

I've got some comment reading to do.

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For what it's worth....

HTC One (M8). Had it for four or five months now, and I've never used it to take a picture. Reviews I've read say the camera is sub-par when compared to comparable phones.

I always have a real camera with me, so the phone never gets a thought.

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