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Animal Kingdom / Re: RAW of Meerkat nothing to fix ?
« on: March 19, 2013, 07:00:59 PM »
Thanks MaxPower for the opportunity to play. Your 100-400L seems to be a very good copy.

TigerTiger

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Animal Kingdom / Re: RAW of Meerkat nothing to fix ?
« on: March 19, 2013, 05:43:23 PM »
For this one I liked to crop to portrait.

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IMHO the WB is off slightly and the natural color of the animal should be warmed up to be accurate. Not that I disagree with artistic license. I just prefer the animal to be rendered more realistically in this case. Also, I do like both the close up crop and the wider crop versions. I think it looks good both ways.

I find it interesting to see everyone's personal take on things and it is evident that tastes vary so enjoy the variety!

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OK, my attempt

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Canon General / Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« on: March 13, 2013, 09:05:12 PM »
Right handed but left eye dominant. Does that make me a freak?

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Software & Accessories / Re: How good is Reikan FoCal?
« on: February 22, 2013, 05:07:16 PM »
Take focal with a grain of salt. I have two bodies a mark ii and mark iii 5d. I went through all of my lenses and noticed a pattern of 2 afma between the bodies. So i expected that difference between all the lenses. It worked on the 70-200 ii, the 85mm ii, the 24mm ii. It did not work well on the 50mm L or the 16-35 mm ii. For those lenses i used a moire pattern chart with zooming in. That technique worked and produced again the expected 2 afma difference between the bodies. I spent a lot of time and care on the focal setups but for some lenses it did not work properly.

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Street & City / Worlds Largest Pano
« on: February 21, 2013, 01:16:52 PM »
Made with a 7D over the London Olympic period.

http://btlondon2012.co.uk/pano.html

Technical discussion here

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/21/bt_tower_360_panorama_london/

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Third Party Manufacturers / Samsung 3D still and video camera
« on: January 03, 2013, 04:03:55 PM »
http://www.geek.com/articles/gadgets/samsung-nx300-camera-switches-seamlessly-from-2d-to-3d-2013013/

I guess naming anything Canon 3D without actual 3D pictures would be very confusing.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L in Late 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 14, 2012, 02:35:51 PM »
As for photojournalists, many of them that are using 16-35's are still shooting 1D MkIII and MkIV's, the 16-35 works very well in the pack on a 1.3 crop camera, the 14-24 would not be anywhere near as attractive, that is why Nikon still offer a 17-35 f2.8 as well as the 14-24.

Why would I get one? Well yes the zoom is nice but it wouldn't replace my 16-35, however the Canon 14mm, well the two I have shot with, one a loaner via CPS and one from LensRentals, were both crap in the corners. I do some high end real estate work and currently use the 17mm TS-E for most of it, but when I want wider and not stitch then I have found the 15mm fisheye defished is better in the corners than the 14mm L prime, and it gives a wider field of view.

After CPS adjustment, my 14L is very good to excellent

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L in Late 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 14, 2012, 01:45:30 PM »
To everyone saying they would buy this lens immediately, I have to ask, and I'm not trolling...how is the current 14mm L lens letting you down? Is the ability to zoom from 14-24 that killer of a feature?

I am loving my 14mm L. I have done amazing landscapes with it. I really don't know if the 14-24 would be attractive. If it turns out killer perhaps I might consider parting with the 14L and 24L. But I really dont think so. For me I think the primes will complete my needs for landscape.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Crop vs FF for landscape photography
« on: December 12, 2012, 09:08:47 PM »
I have done landscape both with 7d and 5d using the same scene. No comparison. FF is miles ahead.

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 06, 2012, 11:20:30 PM »
I want to win.  I WILL win.  8)

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Sigma will want you to believe this lens is future proof. They allow a USB connection to update the firmware for new third party body compatability.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Now in Stock at B&H
« on: October 19, 2012, 05:42:52 PM »
"Quantities are limited so act fast"

Why should we act fast?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Why are flash sync shutter speeds getting worse?
« on: September 24, 2012, 11:19:50 AM »
I may be wrong, but with High Speed Sync on a flash, max sync shutter speed becomes less relevant.

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