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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 22, 2014, 11:51:05 AM »

Synchronized Swans
by jwilbern, on Flickr

Wonderful moment!
Well, very common in the human species. "Bottoms up"!  :P
And I am talking about shot glasses...

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 750D real world review
« on: October 20, 2014, 10:04:36 AM »
mabye, but i often wish i could somehow get just 1-2 stop more DR out of my canon RAWs.
would not give me a proper exposed outside but made things way better.
it´s seems nikon can do that without a problem.

then look at the 5D Mk3 picture in the review, they are unusable.

Have you tried MagicLantern's DualISO?

Use of ML can damage your camera and they say so. It is not something that just "anyone" or "everyone" should use.
Nope! I have been using ML for over a year for dual ISO and focus stacking and I have had ZERO problems. The thing to note is that I have been using one of the nightly builds and it is stable. I have not used it for movies so I can't vouch for stability there but I am sure there are some on this forum who could give you an opinion on that.

My old beat up Soviet era Helios 44-2 rarely disappoints me.  It looks like garbage but takes amazing pictures:

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 16, 2014, 10:15:47 PM »
Blue Jay Portrait

Close up crop of one of my Blue Jay shots from yesterday. I think yesterday may have been the last day for beautiful yellow leaves. I may be able to get some branches off my maple for a reddish background today. Fall is fading fast, really fast. Going to be a coooold winter.

Lovely pictures jrista! So were you sitting behind the camera in a bluff or did you use something like camranger?

Lenses / Re: Which TS-E for NYC?
« on: October 14, 2014, 02:44:37 PM »
Without wanting to start a flaming war here, BUT: I fail to see the purpose of both the TSE17 and TSE24:
  • Correcting for perspective can be done in LR very well. No Shift is needed in the digital age. (Yes, I know, you'll lose some pixels. So, no need for the "S".

The things I straightened with LR I lost quite a few pixels - usually at the bottom. So I guess you anticipated that and stepped back and shot...

Lenses / Re: Which TS-E for NYC?
« on: October 14, 2014, 12:42:21 PM »
For what it is worth, I use the poor man's TS-E; the straightening tool in LR ;)

Well, until I have money for a TS-E...

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 14, 2014, 12:34:33 PM »
Off topic - and I love the picture. Is Norwegian grammar similar to English grammar?
Not quite. English grammar is (in my view) a continuous list of exceptions to the rules, whereas Norwegian is pretty much according to the rules ;)
Norwegian is much closer to German than English, provided you disregard the German´s habit of stacking all the verbs at the end of a sentence ;)
Ah! So more like Sanskrit. With conjugations and declarations?

Anyway, I enjoy your pictures. Keep them coming. :)

Lenses / Re: Which TS-E for NYC?
« on: October 14, 2014, 09:03:15 AM »
I'd go with the TS-E 17mm.  You can add a 1.4x TC to get to 24mm, IQ remains very good.

For some inspiration:
Fabulous pictures neuro!

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 14, 2014, 08:57:48 AM »
I might be biased, but this is imo probably the best studio picture I have ever taken. Biased, because it is my mother, and she has not always glowed like this..

The setup was one light (three 600ex-rt behind an umbrella), black paper backdrop. Camera goes without saying in this thread :), but the lens was Sigma 35A.
Flott bilde Gerhard!

Takk Eldar. Det bildet betyr mye for meg.
Off topic - and I love the picture. Is Norwegian grammar similar to English grammar?

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 14, 2014, 08:01:21 AM »
So I got off my behind and took some pictures. All pictures taken with the 5DIII and 100L f2.8 macro.

Two below are focus stacked using CombineZP. I took the pictures with the Focus Stacking feature of Magic Lantern. It was so simple. Select the point of focus; enter the number of images to be taken in front of that point; enter the number of images to be taken behind; Enter the focus steps (I left it at 1) and GO!

Here they are:

New-Out99996-Do Weighted Average[1,0,1] by Rustom, on Flickr

New-Out99996-Do Weighted Average[1,0,1]-2 by Rustom, on Flickr

Next, a chirping insect - a grass hopper I think came visiting our house. Man can he make a racket! He flew into our kitchen so I took the opportunity to take snaps and here they are:

RPT_7869 by Rustom, on Flickr

RPT_7871 by Rustom, on Flickr

Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 11, 2014, 11:50:29 PM »
Another one, same technique.
Lovely shots Viggo! I love the colour and lighting.

EOS Bodies / Re: Upgrade Path Advice...
« on: October 11, 2014, 11:43:36 PM »
I hate to be repetitive but am truly trying to give the best advice I can based on the fact that I have owned/shot with the 60D, 7D, 5Dii, and now have 3 5Diii's. I would get a 5Diii as well as consider selling the 50 1.4.

Keeping budget in mind, one of the 5Diii's I bought was $2,450 from one of the gray market sellers on eBay. If you watch for deals, they will come. I sold my 50 1.4 for $300 on Craigslist about a year ago. I only bought it for $320 via BH refurbished.

Since it looks as though you take excellent care of your equipment as well, I image you will have whatever camera you choose for years to come. Even if you only keep the body for 5 years and spend $2,500 instead of $2,000, you are looking at $100/year or less than 30 cents a day to get the camera that (I believe) you would be the happiest with.

If you decide the 5Diii is not the best option, I would consider the 7Dii as the best alternative for what you are looking for.

I hope this helps!

Yup! What he said.

Get the 5D3 and install Magic Lantern on the SD card. That way you are set for stills, video and other stuff that canon did not enable/provide. You will not regret it.

Btw, I got it with the 24-105 kit lens. It is a great walk about lens.


Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 10, 2014, 10:53:38 AM »
Female Cardinal.... handheld Tamron 150-600 and cropped.
Nice! So I am thinking about a 150-600. I wonder if it will be sharper than my 100-400 + 1.4x @400?

Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 06:28:34 AM »
Nothing has happened (Counter to zero).

So we get: "Impossible is nothing"  ;D ;D ;D
You cracked it!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 05:53:10 AM »
Well the timer ran out... Nothing there... Whats with Canon guys ?
Just read like four posts up bud. Read before posting
For everyone who says the countdown timer is showing up wrong, is the time zone on your device set wrong? This page uses a client side script based on UTC - if your clock is correct but the time zone is wrong, UTC must be set incorrectly.
Nope! Timezone set perfectly. it has been sitting at 0:00:00 for over 6hrs and 20 min... I guess it will show at 9 eastern...

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