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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 31, 2012, 07:34:59 PM »
Here is one of mine. My most common posing subject.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fergalocallaghan/8143008412/#in/photostream

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PowerShot / Re: G1x Vs. G15
« on: October 31, 2012, 04:43:37 AM »
I have a G12 and the lens is scratched. That's because the "doors" at the front don't protect properly and if you have it in your pocket and something leans against the door you get a scratch. A small scratch does impact (unlike large lens). It would cost alot to repair. The G1X at least has a cover.
The lens sticks out alot more on the G1X.
I'd go for the G1X if I was upgrading.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Graduated Neutral Density Filters
« on: October 28, 2012, 05:59:00 PM »
I have the Lee Filter System too. It's expensive and can be delayed in turning up (due to demand sometimes exceeding supply). It's great for graduated hard and soft filters 100 x 150mm. I can't help wondering though if screw in filters a better for the ungraduated neutral density filters. I'm almost afraid to use my 10 Stop in case I break it or crush it in my bag. A screw in is better protected whilst being stored and when on a lens. Glass Lee Filters don't bounce as I've learned to my cost.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fergalocallaghan/8132608078/#in/photostream

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Lenses / Re: 50 mm Can't make up my mind!
« on: October 26, 2012, 02:08:46 PM »
I've never used the Sigma but my Canon is simply brilliant. I love using it wide open. It has great bokeh and produces beautiful shots on APS-C and full frame. It just gives me shots I can't do on any other lens. I'd give it a very strong endorsement.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is 22Mpx Really Enough?!!!
« on: October 26, 2012, 06:30:58 AM »
This is what I like about Canon Rumors. You people out there have so much knowledge and if someone says something technically incorrect it can corrected immediately.
My personal experience is moving from 15MP up to 22MP.
Initially I thought I wasn't seeing much difference in resolution and was wondering was it all an illusion that higher MP was better. What I am learning as time go by is that full frame can give certain really nice aspects to the photo like in terms of depth of field. I can't recreate it on the APS-C sensor. When I go back and forth between the two cameras I start to notice the subtly better resolution.
I may be like alot of people in that you are always looking for more resolution, hoping the small guy way in the distance could actually be zoomed into and be recognised. You hope that a higher MP camera would provide you with this. There is possibly a diminishing return element in so as far as how good can it get.
File size is an issue with 22MP. Unless you upgrade your PC everything slows down. The uploading to PC, the processing and saving all takes longer. Storage becomes a more serious issue. 1 or 2TB Hard drives don't seem to big any more. In fairness to Nikon the D800 seems to be quite impressive but I think I would start to find that file size a little troublesome to deal with. You'd have to upgrade your PC and storage with it.
When the Canon 5d Mark IV comes out and its 48MP will I be tempted. No doubt the dream of greater resolution will tempt me but I will have to consider all the surrounding costs as well.
Master the 5D Mark III first I guess and see can I reach it's limits (like I did with the 500D/Rebel (something something)  - which is still a great camera) .
Keep up these great conversations. You lose me at times with the details technical specs of sensors and lens but it's very interesting
Kind Regards
Fergal

If you are bored you can skim through my Flickr Page. It's not brilliant but I think I am improving slightly
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fergalocallaghan/

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: October 24, 2012, 04:11:10 PM »
This is one I like, it's simple but I like the flare and the light

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fergalocallaghan/8120041359/#in/photostream

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 24, 2012, 04:04:35 PM »
Here's another one. It's a very simple shot but I liked it myself when I took it (although it hurt my eyes - note to self don't point big lens at sun!)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fergalocallaghan/8120041359/#in/photostream

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: October 23, 2012, 05:26:01 PM »
An Image of Ballycotton Lighthouse Co Cork Ireland
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fergalocallaghan/8117132513/#in/photostream

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 23, 2012, 05:21:17 PM »
One of my Images. I'm really enjoying the 5D Mark III and Fullframe
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fergalocallaghan/8117132513/#in/photostream

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Lenses / Re: 70-200 f2.8L USM or 70-200 f2.8L IS USM II
« on: October 21, 2012, 06:44:56 PM »
The ISII is a great lens but it's really heavy. It would break you neck with a normal strap. You'd need a Black Rapid or something. It's great indoor. I had great success with it at a wedding. I've used the F4 70-200mm. It's really light in comparison. The F4 being the only issue with it. It's a very sharp Lens too.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fergalocallaghan/8110366347/#in/photostream

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Landscape / Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: October 21, 2012, 06:35:12 PM »
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fergalocallaghan/8110366347/#in/photostream



I really proud of this image. It was exactly what I wanted to capture. Sometimes you get lucky the exact elements come together.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 21, 2012, 06:14:14 PM »

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: October 17, 2012, 06:26:45 AM »
Garraun Point Dingle Co. Kerry Ireland
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fergalocallaghan/8080855621/#in/photostream

Attached is  is Dunquin Pier in Dingle Co. Kerry

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Great action shots. Very impressive. At least it's not the typical Oirish shots of sheep!
Love the sunset shot - The sun does shine here sometimes ;D

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 4.2 update
« on: October 04, 2012, 09:00:22 AM »
I was wondering if I was the only person who had a problem with Lightroom 4.1
Lightroom 3 ran no problem for me on my PC (I don't know what the specs are - it's about 2 years old now and probably not state of the art).
Lightroom 4.1 runs like a dog.
A new camera 5D Mark III and it's file sizes may also not be helpful.
It's been unresponsive quite alot. Very slow in comparison to Lightroom 3.
Hopefully 4.2 will improve it somewhat. I've downloaded and installed it but not used it next.

I was thinking of buying a Laptop to run Lightroom and PS5/6.
Any one give me an idea of what I should look for in the Laptop (Windows).
eg What RAM, what Intel Processor, Do I need a dedicated Graphics Card.
Anything else I should consider.

- Hector

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