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Site Information / Re: Minimum CR Forum IQ?
« on: April 11, 2013, 09:03:03 PM »
At the risk of having this thread suffer the same fate,  I suggest 2.8 is the number you seek.

Seriously though,   I thought that other thread was amusing.   Maybe there is room for a "Humour" section threads like that could be moved to.   I for one feel some other current threads are more worthy of being locked than that one was...
I think a 1.4 but one could still post with a 1.2.

And +100 on that thread. I thought the piece was thought thru before writing. Remember the bit about the mirror crunch? How many $$,$$$ would one spend if you bought all that equipment? I agree, we need a humor section :)

I went from 300D to 5D3. I love it. I kind of gained "reach" as the cropped 5D3 is 8.6 MPix vs 6 MPix of the 300D.if you go FF with 5D3 or 6D you will loose a bit. However all the rest is great. The other thing is unless you intend to keep the 450D, you will need to get rid of you EF-S lenses...

A few on this forum have switched to 5D3 and 6D and have said that they are happy. May be look up those threads and check out...

I vote 5D3 :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Potential upgrade from 7D
« on: April 11, 2013, 11:12:05 AM »
Congratulations! Enjoy! One year since I bought my 5D3 and I love using it! And from my perspective, no 7D2 in sight yet!

as babys are not crawling that fast ;) and image quality is the same, why not buy a cheaper 550D (maybe used) and update later?

the AF from the 7D is more or less wasted on baby shots.

and when the 7D MK2 is released or the 70D you can still decide if you want to upgrade.

the 550D and kit lens is quite good for baby shots:

The captions for your lovely pictures are:

The first pic (lovely smile):
Yay! I am a star! Go on, don't stop. Keep it clicking...

The second pic (lovely expression):
Oh dear! He is doing that again! Why does he cover his face with that strange black thing and make those strange clicking noises?


EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 1DX Junk camera??
« on: April 11, 2013, 08:22:56 AM »
I guess this is a joke - but if serious it makes me wonder, as a Rebel user, if one could damage a pro level EOS by trying to push in an EF-S lens?

Yes, the mirror would collide with the back of the lens.
It already did. In his words:
"but when I get home lens won’t fit it no work and I hear crunch"

I am sure he is having as much fun as some of us are... :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 1DX Junk camera??
« on: April 11, 2013, 06:58:32 AM »
RChung, you have made a lot of us laugh! Thank you.

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: April 11, 2013, 04:31:56 AM »
Here are three unaltered tripod shots of a recent full moon with the 300F2.8 bare and with both extenders.  It seems the resolution doesn't improve with the extenders, just a bigger subject.  These were focused in live view using WiFi about as carefully as humanly possible on a 24" computer screen and I also played with exposure at the same time to try to extract the maximum detail.  All were greater than 1/1000 shutter speed and wide open.

I just couldn't accept the results were up to snuff but I only have my Nikon D5100, 70-300 to use as comparison of moon shots and these ones weren't that much better.  What do you guys think?

Two things from my perspective:
  • Crop the pictures - they will show more detail.
  • While a full moon is more dramatic in real life, it really comes into its own when the shadows of the craters and ridges are visible in a photograph.

Canon General / Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« on: April 09, 2013, 09:59:05 PM »
I just  unboxed my new 24/70L II 2049.00 at B&H Photo  So I will be MIA for a few days .
and will be  sending off for the 85mmf/1.2 in the next two weeks I'm all most Thu  the 12 steps .
Yes! More pictures soon! Go Gary go!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announcements on April 23, 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 09, 2013, 09:54:36 PM »
Do you really want to see what happens when you go from a 20 or 22 megapixel sensor to a 46 megapixel sensor? Do you want to see how the lens affects sensor sharpness? Take your lens, mount it on your FF camera, take a photo that shows off sharpness. Then take that lens, mount it on a Rebel, and do the same. You will find that only lenses of superior sharpness will give you a sharp image on your Rebel...... and that is what will happen when you go full frame high megapixel....

Unless you have a camera bag full of the finest L-glass, you can rant on and on about which sensor and which camera outresolves who..... but out in the real world most people have bought into a SYSTEM.... and by far the most important part and the most expensive part of that system is the glass....

You can take the crappiest Nikon DSLR, put a high end lens on it, and it will outresolve the finest Canon camera with a kit lens. Likewise, take the crappiest Canon, put on some high end L-glass, and it will outresolve the finest Nikon with a kit lens.

You want to know the order of things?
#1 - photographer
#2 - glass
#3 - camera

..... and the glass is an investment while the camera can be best thought of as expendable.

Sorry for the rant, but this thread has degenerated into another DXO/SENSOR/NIKON/CANON arguefest, most of which has nothing to do with the topic at hand..

Yup! A +100 from me too.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Maybe I need to relearn how to focus
« on: April 09, 2013, 01:03:27 PM »
Will do.  In the meantime, here is one taken with the T3i and 100 2.8L wide open.  The 5D MKII images don't even come close to this.

Why don't you shoot a shot or two (macro) with the 100L at home. Tripod mounted and do not raise the center column. Oh! And IS off. Shoot one with AF and one manual focus (after fixing the diopter setting). Actually shoot three. One with live view. Same exact target. Then if you still can't figure the issue post them here.
Oooooooooooo! Really nice.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announcements on April 23, 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 09, 2013, 12:24:50 PM »
Could someone please provide a list of sites or publications that have done side-by-side comparisons of Canon's 18mp sensor to the sensors being used in Nikon's new generation of crop-frame cameras.

There seem to be a lot of drama queens here who pontificate on how much better the new generation of Nkons are, but when I've looked at sample images, I either see no discernible difference or, at higher ISOs, a little bit better performance from Canon.

A handful of individuals on this site keep trashing the performance of the 18mp sensor and others are repeating it as fact. Since this is a site adored by gearheads, how about some objective third-party comparisons?

The primary issue is the fact that the Canon implementation does not produce the same dynamic range as the latest Nikons as a result of increased “read-out” noise at low ISO.  Most of this argument is stimulated by the DxO test results for dynamic range which you can find on their site.  In addition, as one guy has pointed out, this noise tends to manifest patterns that the Nikon gear does not have.  Whether this matters to you or not, depends on what you need to do with the camera.  If the nature of what you shoot and your PP workflow requires that you consistently lift shadows a couple stops, then you may run into this issue, otherwise it is probably no big deal.

The way I look at it, the Canon gear as presently implemented, does not offer the same latitude for exposure correction as some of the later Nikon stuff does.  You can search the web for Canon 5DII banding for example and you will see a lot of examples.  You need to decide if this is a problem or not in your opinion, related to your own photography.  I have sort of a funny perspective on it which is that IMO anyway, most of the examples show what you can do if you use the Canon gear incorrectly.  In almost every case where a comparison is given, if the Canon gear were used properly the same image could be made with both.  Now for the artsy fartsy part: IMO, in most cases, the image wasn’t worth making in the first place it is nothing more than an example of what happens if you push the canon into the region where it doesn’t work well.  Basically, “doc… it hurts when I do this” to which the doc replies, “don’t do that”.  Unfortunately there are some cases where you have to “do that” in which case… for now anyway, go buy a Nikon.
Very well said. Let us not get back into analysing shots of sheds with white sides facing the sun and having dark insides...

How did you AFMA? FoCal or other method? May be a stupid question considering you are a professional - was the lighting inadequate?

The top reasons my AFMA failed (in no particular order) were:
  • Center column was raised and it was a bit wobbly
  • Lighting was inadequate
  • Lighting done with CFL bulbs

I use FoCal and the need to manually change the AFMA values can sometimes be tricky.

If it is none of the above and you think the camera was very stable, may be you need to talk to Canon. People on this forum have been very happy with Canon service in Australia. There was a thread on it a few days back...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

BTW, I am 18. I have been 18 for the last 39 years ;)

No comments about 'stone-face', please.

As I am a new poster here, could anyone hint to me how to
 - create a new thread
 - add a subscript to my posts (I have seen your's - showing which kit you have etc.)

Thank you.
Nice image!

You can go to there are a number of threads there about site information.

Have you done a Afma yet?
AFMA before returning.

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