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Software & Accessories / Re: Photostitch ain't perfect, or is it me?
« on: January 27, 2015, 11:49:40 PM »
So, Mr. private, it can get better than this? Especially if my subject is farther away, reduce the effect of the moving front lens? That's good. I was kind of hoping not to have to drop $300 on Photoshop. I have an old one, but at some point I want to get the new one, but I don't want to sign up for that creative cloud extortion deal. Not yet.

It can get perfect, especially when there is nothing too obvious closer to the camera. But with an adjustment to your technique the subject distance is not an issue, you can stitch macro shots, but if you pay closer attention to your entrance pupil then you will get better results all around.

The bigger issue I had with the Canon PhotoStitch was the unevenness of skies when the vignetting wasn't removed adequately.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Photostitch ain't perfect, or is it me?
« on: January 27, 2015, 11:41:19 PM »
Your technique is bad.

When the subject is close you need to pay particular attention to parallax and rotating the camera/lens combo about the nodal/entry point.

This explains it. http://www.johnhpanos.com/epcalib.htm but there are a billion articles and how to's.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The Canon EOS-7D Mark II AF Grid Void
« on: January 27, 2015, 07:25:26 PM »
My 6yrs will be joining golf team next month. There are two options come to mind

1. CPW-street price 600mm II
2. Cheaper way - 7d II + current 400mm f2.8 IS II

  ???

Having shot some adult golf with a 300 f2.8 with and without 1.4TC on a ff camera (I have the 2x but never used it even though I had enough light and don't even take it now), I would suggest the 600 on ff might well be overkill especially for a more modest distance player, I'd try your 400 on the 1DX first.

Not trying to talk you out of getting stuff though  ;)

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Canon General / Re: Photographer Petitions Canon for Left Handed Camera
« on: January 27, 2015, 10:06:28 AM »

Have you ever requested TOYOTA to make a left handed Corolla for you, since you can't change gear with right hand?



What planet do you live on? What side of the road do they drive on in Japan?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 26, 2015, 10:25:28 PM »
Well, we finally find out whether Canon either can or cares to match Exmor and whether to live with a mish-mash of older Canon bodies plus new adapted Sony or go Nikon for some....

Hopefully it's not just the 7D2 sensor made FF size.
...

Yes, that's the million dollar question, isn't it?
No.

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Lenses / Re: Canon Tilt Shift Lens Question
« on: January 26, 2015, 06:29:32 PM »
I was wondering if anyone here has alot of experience with a Canon T-SE lens.
Specifically maybe the 24mm which I have.

I am wondering what degree of Tilt is required to get the maximum depth of field in a landscape shot.
My understanding it's typically not even one notch (1 degree) down.

I know you should focus on the distance and then tilt until something near is in focus.

I am wondering what do people do when they are taking a landscape shot and they want the maximum depth of field in focus. Do they set it to 1 degree down or would they attempt to put it somewhere between 0 and 1 (which because the notches are so small tiny adjustments).

Kind Regards
Fergal


Personally I do this, focus at infinity, then 10x live view into the closest place I want the plane of focus on and then tilt the lens to make that point in focus, then move the live view to the furthest place I want in focus and adjust focus to that if it needs it. Done.

It depends on how far above the plane of focus your camera is. If your camera is 4 ft above the ground and the ground and camera are level then it is 1.1º forward tilt. If you camera is 1 ft off the ground and camera are level then it is 4.5º forward tilt.

Here is a tilt table from a site that has several very good posts on tilt use, done by a member here Keith Cooper. http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/article_pages/using_tilt.html



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EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 26, 2015, 03:04:27 PM »
I gave up waiting and bought a 645z

Don't hate me.

Hope you will relate you experience with the 645z in future posts.
You know we are all secretly jealous....right?

Here you go Erlj :)

http://chrisgilesphotography.com/blog/pentax-645z-review-pt1-the-journey/

Thanks for that series Chris, it looks very interesting on a quick scan through. I must be honest I always liked the idea of the 645Z, I just don't have justification for it yet. What are your thoughts on lighting? Scratch that, I just read section 5!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: One single reason to never buy Nikon DSLR
« on: January 26, 2015, 01:07:18 PM »
Quote
I should note that the Canon pro FILM cameras (Eos 1 series) had a similar problem, though not quite as bad. Thankfully Canon realized their mistake and made a much easier connection for the digital pro bodies.

The EOS 1 had the T3 type connector, a very close cousin of the still current replacement the N3. In my opinion the T3 was a much more robust design, though it was clearly more expensive to make. The T3 has three pins that if they don't line up with their receiving holes retract into the plug, it also has a screw lock to guarantee a connection that can't be accidentally disconnected.

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Canon General / Re: Photographer Petitions Canon for Left Handed Camera
« on: January 26, 2015, 12:38:25 PM »
Anybody heard of Steve McCurry?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLgd6isBAoM
I've posted this each time I've seen this story - I'm not sure how anyone in her situation could miss that.

His approach wouldn't work at all in this case.  He holds the camera's weight with his right hand through a mini tripod or bar.  This lady doesn't have use of her right arm.

Maybe not for Sylvia specifically, but it is a bit of an eye opener to all of us, not just left handed people. Besides, Mr McCurry is not a case of a simple left handed person, he broke his right arm when he was a child and he has restricted use/partial paralysis/nerve damage. Personally I found it inspirational, and when I had a very severe accident in 2005 the first thing I used to do arm exercises was my 1D and 16-35.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D mark II : great performer
« on: January 26, 2015, 11:21:44 AM »

I do not like any stasi attitude of censoring... This is the way to go..

By the way Dustin Abott is doing exactly the same...

It is not censoring, it is a privately owned site and we all agree to the terms when we sign up. If you want 'freedom' start your own site or post somewhere that has no rules.

And when Dustin started doing his posts just like you, I said exactly the same thing to him. http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=19471.msg367290#msg367290  He subsequently changed the way he did his posts and links, nobody has any issue with people linking to lengthy articles with many relevant and supporting images that then invite discussion within the thread they are posted, but that isn't what you are doing.

Today I read a review from Dustin:
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=17252.msg319465#msg319465
he is exactly doing what I did. Informing about a longer article he wrote on his blogs.

By the way I am not a professional photographer. I run another business. But I use photopraghy in my professional life. I work with images as well. The blog is the forum to discuss topics which are interesting for me and to get a feedback from people have more knowledge and experience than me.

I am really sorry if I did something which is wrong or I touched you in a way which hurts you.

Yes, and in that thread that he started the review is an extensive body of work that Dustin not only invites feedback on but he also posts many of the example images in the thread and engages in genuine discussion. He is using the two separate formats for their strengths, he is not just doing it to illicit page hits.

You have not hurt me, and I hope I have not hurt you, but I do believe the way you are using this site is not how the owner wants it used, and that is probably why your first links were broken. Certainly I am not interested in going to outside links that offer no more than a simple in line post could offer, the only person that helps is you.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D mark II : great performer
« on: January 26, 2015, 10:51:43 AM »

I do not like any stasi attitude of censoring... This is the way to go..

By the way Dustin Abott is doing exactly the same...

It is not censoring, it is a privately owned site and we all agree to the terms when we sign up. If you want 'freedom' start your own site or post somewhere that has no rules.

And when Dustin started doing his posts just like you, I said exactly the same thing to him. http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=19471.msg367290#msg367290  He subsequently changed the way he did his posts and links, nobody has any issue with people linking to lengthy articles with many relevant and supporting images that then invite discussion within the thread they are posted, but that isn't what you are doing.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D mark II : great performer
« on: January 26, 2015, 10:33:03 AM »


Thank you for your comment.

Sorry, about typing errors and my bad english, I am not natively english... and autotypocorrection will do the rest..

I do quite a bit of work in my blog.. and the blog fits to my workflow much smarter than the blog entries are - and it allows me to discuss the sea blog entry here as well as on the µ43-blogs... So if you feel it as self promotion: this is up to you, for me it si the only way to discuss some topics with more people.

You are not petitioning for a discussion, you are asking people to go to your blog. That is self promotion, you are not adding to the value of this site, you are asking people to leave it to go to yours.

Are you the Moderator? Than you know why I did that posts today: The Moderator erased one blog entry: that one with the highest level on interaction in both worlds: µ43@Canon APS-C & FF.  You have commented on that as well.

The only thing I did today was to give the people on this side the opportunity to use the links..

Which the moderator obviously also felt is inappropriate, which is why they will have changed it. So what do you do? You try to get around the censure and promote yourself anyway.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 26, 2015, 10:28:56 AM »

I've had my cameras for 9 and 10 years.  I've only had one lens that long.

And that helps explain some of the completely irrelevant extrapolations you come out with so often.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D mark II : great performer
« on: January 26, 2015, 10:13:55 AM »


Thank you for your comment.

Sorry, about typing errors and my bad english, I am not natively english... and autotypocorrection will do the rest..

I do quite a bit of work in my blog.. and the blog fits to my workflow much smarter than the blog entries are - and it allows me to discuss the sea blog entry here as well as on the µ43-blogs... So if you feel it as self promotion: this is up to you, for me it si the only way to discuss some topics with more people.

You are not petitioning for a discussion, you are asking people to go to your blog. That is self promotion, you are not adding to the value of this site, you are asking people to leave it to go to yours.

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Canon General / Re: Photographer Petitions Canon for Left Handed Camera
« on: January 26, 2015, 09:38:23 AM »
Anybody heard of Steve McCurry?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLgd6isBAoM

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