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Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Did you peak and what did you do about it?
« on: September 16, 2014, 05:40:57 PM »
Tous les jours à tous points de vue je vais de mieux en mieux!!

EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 03:16:00 PM »
Hey, hey, think before you post!!

The idea here is to ROUSE the RABBLE, not calm them down. You and your constant resorting to reason!! You're going to ruin all the fun around here!

Exactly, I love it when people don't bother to even go to the original site. This was shot on the floor of the Photokina trade show. Clearly, what happened was the guy got to hold the camera for a few minutes, stuck a card in it and fired off a few shots of a nearby model.

Still, the results do see quite good. Even if it is a jpeg, it would seem the camera's processing is pretty impressive at a minimum. Whether it's the "new" sensor or the new processing, it really doesn't matter, the results are definitely quite good and much closer to 5DIII standards than most people, if they are honest, would have expected.

EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 09:11:44 AM »
Well, Granger got some exposure.

PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G7 X First Test
« on: September 16, 2014, 08:54:48 AM »
Did it pass the test?

Let's call a promotional video what it is -- advertising. Don't slobber all over my sensor and tell me it's an abstract!

PowerShot / Re: Official: Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:32:03 PM »
Impressive.  Finally I have a reason to sell my s95.

I don't think I've used my S95 all this year. Never occurred to me that anyone might buy it. How much value could it possibly have?

Photography Technique / Re: Timelapse
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:46:33 AM »
I watched this B&H vid last year. It was enough to convince me not to try it...


PowerShot / Re: The New Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 13, 2014, 12:50:01 PM »
And the picture (looking very manipulated) seems to even show a touch of red swoosh. Can we turn that into a merger rumor???

PowerShot / Re: SX-60 coming at Photokina!
« on: September 12, 2014, 02:00:38 PM »
I'm guessing that 2000mm is with digital. I'd be surprised if optical zoom went beyond 1200mm.

Either way, I'm probably going to get one. Looks like lots of fun, and the images I've seen are more than adequate for what it is. What will my old S95 say?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Pablo Escobar, Canon Shooter
« on: September 12, 2014, 12:36:12 PM »

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: September 12, 2014, 12:22:59 PM »
Hi distant star.
Very nice, you sure you didn't fiddle the sliders  ;D seriously that is a stunning sky, wish we got them like that, or when we do that I'd notice they are out there instead of watching the goggle box.

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks, Graham. Just usual processing for clarity, sharpness, etc., but the intensity and color, if anything, had to be toned down. I had shot some more classic sunset shots, like this...

then I went inside and sat down for a few minutes. When we were close to docking I went out on deck and was greeted with this amazing scene. Everyone on the ferry, including crew, were shooting it. Wish I'd had my 17-40.

PowerShot / Re: SX-60 coming at Photokina!
« on: September 12, 2014, 12:08:40 PM »
4000 shutter speed?

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:18:21 PM »
One of the most intense I've ever seen. Cape May-Lewes Ferry arriving at Cape May, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014.

Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« on: September 11, 2014, 02:27:50 PM »
Nice. Always a treat to see one of your images!! Thanks.

yes...of course I do...I do the best I can when I am shooting...but many times once I look at the final product in Photoshop, Lightroom, DXO...or one of the many...I make adjustments.  I have no shame in it and make absolutely no excuses for it!
  Oh..and I use B&W MRC, Clear, Nano  filters on ALL my lenses except my Canon Fisheye and 17mm TSE....so if you want to dice me up..you can now do it all at once!  :P
  ...oh..but ...wait...you have to show me examples of your photography BEFORE you say one word about MY preferences, so that I get to judge who is scolding me!!!!!!!   ;D ??? ::) :'(

(YES, I cropped the image!)

EOS Bodies / Re: How does the reveal of the final 7D2 specs make you feel?
« on: September 11, 2014, 02:21:33 PM »
Well, doctor, it makes me feel like when I was a child and mommy told me I was going to school and would have to stay away from her all day.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How do you say Nikon
« on: September 11, 2014, 01:26:14 PM »
Pronunciation, so fraught with danger, especially when gender politics are involved.

Many years ago I was on a date. In the Italian restaurant, she asked me how to correctly say "minestrone." I don't recall that night having a happy ending.

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