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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 in White
« on: November 14, 2013, 09:39:11 AM »
This is prettier  ::)
Wonder why you didn't show the back of the camera. Looks even worse. A total miss.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 in White
« on: November 14, 2013, 09:37:40 AM »
I personally love it. It would look great with a 70-200 attached to it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 in White
« on: November 14, 2013, 09:35:09 AM »
This is prettier  ::)
prettier if you are a 70 year old photographer with nostalgia for an ugly camera your father used when u were 10 years old. Horrible

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Gets its Price
« on: October 27, 2013, 09:52:28 AM »
The canon version is old technology.
I rented one for a week and had terrible results. Accurate Focusing was a big problem for me. Maybe a faulty lens, who knows. But enough to make me not even consider it.
I Own a 24-70 III which is Perfect, but I find it short sometimes. I am used to the range so going to a 70-200 is too much.
A 24-105 F2.8 would be amazing.  Maybe sigma
Will deliver someday.
For now, this one seems like a winner. The price is right and the lens actually rotates like a canon, not a Nikon, which was a problem for me in the past.
Sigma is doing their homework and they are impressing a lot of people.
Let's see how the reviews go...

Software & Accessories / Re: Canon Shutter Actuation App for Mac
« on: October 25, 2013, 09:30:10 AM »
What a neat little app ... connected the camera to my Mac, turned it on, opened the app this is the screen I got ... short, sweet and darned simple
I guess you don't use your 5D3 much...

Software & Accessories / Re: I can see it on my 1DX already...
« on: October 25, 2013, 09:28:10 AM »
The system status display on the 4th "tool" menu clearly displays the release cycles...
Unfortunately, I already have ~142000  :o

The 4th 'tool' menu of which app?
on camera tool menu.

Software & Accessories / I can see it on my 1DX already...
« on: October 22, 2013, 12:27:50 PM »
The system status display on the 4th "tool" menu clearly displays the release cycles...
Unfortunately, I already have ~142000  :o


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 10, 2013, 09:43:16 AM »
Sigma has balls. They are doing the unexpected And in a great way!
A 1.8 zoom was unheard of before...
I want a 24-105 f2.8. From canon or sigma...
Sigma can do it. Even if the lens is bigger than normal, I wouldn't care.
Please sigma! Do something radical again!

Finally someone gets the idea of multi for highlights and one for shadows or even a third one for mid tones...
Instant Dynamic Range heaven!
I can't wait for a camera that sees what my eyes see...
Canon has to beat everyone else.
Progress in technology has been made with the dual pixel AF on the 70D.
multiple sensors is the way to go.
200 years later cameras haven't changed much, only in the past 15 years.
I can't wait for the future!  :D

Dynamic range is Probably more Important to me than noise reduction or pixel count.
I think the way to do this is to split the sensor into highlights and shadows...
I rather have an 8mp 16-stop split sensor, than a 16mp one with less DR.
It can be done.
It is interesting that most HDR cameras take 3 exposures but nobody thought about changing the ISO Instead.
I believe in pushing things to the limit and opening up the possibilities of a device...
Like my jailbroken iPhone 5. Which is amazingly more useful and fun than the limited iOS from apple.

Kudos to magic lantern!
Keep up the great work!

Wish I knew what this type of fish is called.

(Canon 7D + 50mm f/1.4 @ f/1.8, 1/200 sec, ISO 500)
It's a blue wrasse.

Pricewatch Deals / Zoom orientation
« on: June 14, 2013, 11:46:27 AM »
Every Sigma lens I have seen has the zoom going from right to left. Even the new 18-55 1.8.
How come this lens has it the "right way"?


Pricewatch Deals / Sounds like a bargain...
« on: June 14, 2013, 11:40:12 AM »
Most 1.8 primes are around $450...
Being a zoom lens, it gives you a lot more flexibility.
I just wish the zoom went left to right and not right to left like on Nkon...
I  never understood the logic for that.
Less is left, more is right. In most things in life.
Water, volume knobs, etc.
It might be confusing for owners of both Canon and Sigma lenses.
Still, I saw the DPReview preview and they loved it. They thought the price was going to be over $1200.
Sigma will sell a lot of these... They introduced a never before done lens and at an amazing price.
Great for them!

Just for the record, I never said it was related to JPG. The compression in JPG would cause localized shifts, but not global shifting, unless the compression engine was wacked.

Don't worry, I've never "worked" either - I have a philosophy that when it starts to seem like work, it's time to quit. That's why I do everything myself too - if you want it done right, do it yourself!

U know it Doc!  :D

So, now that I can read the temperature shift in the RAW file... What do u think it could be?

Sounds like a firmware bug to me.  Actually, two firmware bugs:

1.  The camera should not be doing a glorified auto white balance when it has a flash that is not E-TTL.

2.  The camera should not be lying about the white balance temperature in the JPEG metadata.

Either way, setting a single, fixed white balance manually (by number) will probably work around the problem mostly if not completely.

I will try it today! Cheers!

Skin tones always look like crap on RAW. Its hard to make them look natural. I like what I see on the jpg version and can't get even close even tweaking for minutes on a RAW file.

Some "off the top of my head thoughts" that might help -- though I make no promises =)

  • RAW files are 14 bit, JPG are 8 bit; that means some form of conversion is done when the JPG files are written out in the camera from the RAW data on the sensor
  • since you like the skin tones in JPG, but not in RAW, that conversion is clearly baking a white balance setting into the images for you
  • but JPGs are lossy and the color space transforms they do are a function of the image content
  • it's possible (and here I'm speculating) that slight differences in image content (more red background, more exposed hardwood floor), etc are causing the JPG file you get out of the camera to have subtle shifts in white balance
  • do you know if you see the same issue if you shoot RAW; if you do, that would seem more indicative of a sensor issue;
  • here, you're looking converted data, and the conversion process in question is known to be lossy and to be a function of image content; so, it might actually make sense that you're not always getting exactly the same results
  • also note, ambient light due to electric lights is going to fluctuate at 60 Hz; it's possible that two successive pictures would actually get a different amount (and potentially a different quality) of light hitting the sensor

Shawn L.
Hi Shawn. I did a RAW test and found something interesting. Read my last post.

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