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Lenses / Re: What New Lens are You Most Excited About?
« on: September 14, 2014, 10:50:13 AM »
Canon Rumors - the one place on the net where a thread entitled "What New Lens Are You Most Excited About?" is guarenteed to become a discussion about the D800/D810 and the A7r within 5 pages! Guys, aren't there enough threads about the 7Dii for discussions on the Exmor sensors and the cameras containing them?!? ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 12, 2014, 11:35:28 AM »
I'm going to disagree.

That's the thing...I shoot wildlife/sports/action photography.  I use a T2i right now when I'm shooting with a crop.  Know why?  My glass is all Canon.  If it wasn't for that I'd have switched.  The 70D offers absolutely no improvement in image quality over the T2i.  It's the same flippin sensor, just using new technologies to squeeze a .001% image quality improvement out of it.  Now this is coming out with the SAME F'ING SENSOR.   The sensor is about 80% of the reason you'd buy a camera, once you choose your subject matter.   The 7Dii is going to be a glorified T2i. Same old ancient sensor technology, with a few useless bells & whistles, none of which get down to the root: THEY HAVEN'T MADE A SINGLE INNOVATION IN SENSOR TECHNOLOGY IN YEARS. It's the same mediocre sensor, just rehashed.    This is why they're starting to, or will continue to lose market share to other companies.  Absolutely insane that it took a half decade to refresh, and it's basically going to be the exact same camera with the exact same sensor, just with a tiiiiny bit extra squeezed out of that sensor.  Absolute garbage.  I can't tell you how pissed off I am right now.

Don't let me laugh. The reason you bought a T2i as a camera for wildlife/sports/action photography is for sure NOT the sensor. Be honest, it was the price.

What a thought that the sensor would be 80% responsible for the purchase of such a camera. If sensor quality would be that important to you, then you would have bought a 1-series. Nothing else. What a bullsh_t you are telling here. And what about the 5D3 sensor? No progress made?

As a wildlife/sports/action photographer you are not interested in those fps, 65 crosspoints AF, f8, ... ? You really make me laugh man, don't call yourself a action photographer if you are only interested in the highest quality sensor.

If you have that good Canon glass that you can't change, then simple do buy a 1Dx and stop complaining and stop telling such a nonsense !!!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 10:55:18 AM »

 Hopefully existing Canon cameras will get this through a firmware update. Magic Lantern has already added the feature to my 5D III but it would be nice to access it without using third party hacks .
The thought struck me that Canon are paying attention to what Magic Lantern are bringing to users... intervalometer, RGB raw metering, etc., I'm going to take a wild guess and say that it also has a programmable bulb timer and some other useful functionality that ML users enjoy.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 10:29:51 AM »
What's with the bulge in front of the hot shoe, btw ??

I am pretty sure it is the GPS antenna

If they can put a GPS antenna on the outside, why not a WiFi antenna?  The frequencies aren't far apart.

My guess (and it's nothing more than an educated such) is that GPS is a passive receiver, and it won't need to draw much juice from the battery. Any built-in WiFi would need to have electronics for both receiving and sending data, and it would suck out the available juice much quicker.

My guess is Canon wants to sell you the WFT-E7 II.

I still want to know how it will sync time between cameras without WiFi.

The same the WFT-E7 II.  I wish I could say I'm being facetious, but unfortunately I'm not.
Buy 2x WFT-E7 IIs! :D

Photography Technique / Re: Circular Polarizer - YES or NOT
« on: September 10, 2014, 08:09:18 AM »
I use CPL on most of my outdoor photography, but am wary of using it with lenses/zoom <20mm. If I have time to set up and experiment, I'll try UWA with and without, but if time is of the essence, then I'll shoot without.

As Maximillian says, they're useful not just for increasing saturation/reflections, but also for reducing atmospheric haze (it's the same effect, just reducing reflections from atmospheric particles and moisture) - something I find very useful if I'm up in the hills enjoying the scenery and the walk. :)

Lenses / Re: Need help choosing a sharp wide angle lens
« on: September 09, 2014, 08:58:37 AM »
The 17-40 is a good choice for landscapes - as pointed out, it's a bit soft at f4, but once stopped down, you'll get very good results, and if you're using a tripod, you'll lose nothing from the longer exposures needed. I'm not sure what price it goes for in the US, will $500 be enough? Used?

The Samyang/Rokinon 14mm is a genuine bargain of a lens. It's manual focus, but don't let that put you off - depth of field is so large, it's an effort to get things out of focus!  It's very sharp, but does suffer from a peculiar "moustache" distortion.  Depending on what you use for post-processing, this can easily be fixed. It can be "too much" of a wide-angle, if you're not used to such a wide-angle perspective. Worth playing with though! I find that I use mine more often in a "portrait" orientation - it begs to be used that way if you have an interesting sky. As a bonus, coma is very low so it makes an excellent lens for nighttime landscapes under clear, moon-less skies - and as the nights are currently drawing in in the Northern hemisphere..

Dustin Abbott reviewed the Rokinon 14mm and started a thread with a link to his review. There are some excellent photos taken with the lens, by Dustin and others in the thread, plus a lens correction profile for Lightroom (on p.12, if memory serves)

Software & Accessories / Corel AfterShot Pro 2 Free For Mac Users
« on: September 08, 2014, 05:53:49 PM »

Thought some people would be interested in this! There are discounts for Windows/Linux users, but you'll still have to pay $60/€50. Obviously Corel are going after Aperture users...

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D750 to be Canon 5D3 competitor?
« on: September 07, 2014, 08:52:45 AM »
 ;D Well thanks for that, I enjoyed the chuckle!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D750 to be Canon 5D3 competitor?
« on: September 07, 2014, 08:10:46 AM »

Key points:
 - price is about that of the 5D3 on special.
 - similar number of AF points, suggesting similar AF capability
 - more megapixels
 - at least the same video, if not 4k
 - similar fps rate (6.5  or 8)
 - it will be the Sony Exmor sensor, so clean shadows, good DR, etc.
 - we can expect an oil or dust issue to be uncovered in the first 3 months after release, taking another 6 months to resolve and a D760 to be released next year.

This looks like the successor to the 5D2 that many of us expected but then Canon decided to plunder our wallets with 5D3 pricing.
;D Looks like Nikon has a serious PR problem if that is Nikon Rumors take on the brand. I wonder why I've not been tempted to buy one of their cameras?

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 04, 2014, 10:57:07 AM »
Thank you to everybody that has contributed to this thread! If it wasn't a crap thread to start off with, it certainly is now. A great steaming turd of a thread...

A big round of applause guys! I would have contributed myself, but I was busy reading some useful stuff on the Magic Lantern forums and endeavouring to make use of what I'd read to take photos and improve my photography. And to think, I could have occupied my time here - instead, I'm wasting my life...

Lenses / Re: Your favorite older EF lens
« on: August 29, 2014, 03:37:48 PM »
100mm f2.8 macro - the first prime I bought, back in film days, the oldest lens I have that I still use...

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« on: August 17, 2014, 08:47:58 AM »
I now realize what a bargain I turned down recently. I was offered an Olympus OM Zuiko 1000mm f/11 at the camera repair shop when I had my OM-10 serviced. Only £1000 including original case and key.

I already have the adapter...

The Samyang 650-1300 is a lot cheaper and much more versatile :D

€ 329,00 in the Netherlands

The Opteka branded version of the Samyang come with a 2x teleconvertor, for those occasions when 1300mm is just, well, too short...  :o
£247.51 inc. P+p

Software & Accessories / Re: In Hawaii - filter help needed
« on: August 15, 2014, 06:49:41 PM »
warm fresh water for the salt... hopefully that will get rid of the sand too... you really don't want to rub them as it will scratch the coatings.

 Leave them to dry by placing against something solid at approx 60° angle, onto tissue or microfiber cloth and you should be good.

EOS Bodies / Re: My 'OMG EOS-M just £199' one week in review
« on: August 15, 2014, 06:23:34 PM »
A good review and very good photos! Thank you.  8)

EOS Bodies / Re: Any rumors on a new fullframe body for Canon?
« on: August 10, 2014, 03:44:28 PM »
Well, not long ago I saw rumors about 5dmk4 in early 2015. And that is what I hope for. I do not consider 6D as I think they have cut too much to get a cheapest FF offer. It is great for some people, not for others. I do prefer to pay more and get better featured camera. So if budget allows and waiting at least half year not a problem – I would highly recommend 5dmk4 over current 6d. And if I would buy FF today – I would definitely prefer 5dmk3.
There you go, I have a 5D3 - but if the 6D had been available when I made the jump to digital, that's what I would have bought. It's an excellent camera.

That doesn't mean I'm unhappy with the 5D3, nor does it mean I want to swap for a 6D!  ;D

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