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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
« on: April 01, 2013, 08:58:19 AM »
Funny. All the lens controls would also have to be reversed.

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Portrait / Re: First paid photo shoot - DATE: 23 March 2013
« on: March 31, 2013, 09:26:55 AM »
The first one is nice except for the flowers cutting the frame corner. It's your strongest image here.

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Since when was there IQ issues with canon cameras? I haven't heard of them.

7d cough cough, 7d....7d!

cough, cough

I had one. I didn't have issues, did you? You sound a bit sick.

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If you don't need a zoom, get the 135L. It is a razor.

If you need a zoom, the 70-200LII is also a razor but just a heavier, bulkier, more expensive and slower razor.

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Since when was there IQ issues with canon cameras? I haven't heard of them.

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Lenses / Re: Want to expand my gear?
« on: March 30, 2013, 09:21:05 AM »
A 135L and/or two PCB AB800s with modifiers.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Crazy... go Nikon?
« on: March 30, 2013, 08:36:26 AM »
Ahem, my samples have subject matter which you obviously discount. Which none of your sample's have.
I'm not seein' any such merit over mine in these examples, and not that it matters.
The interesting point is they were shot with Canon bodies.  I exposed mine to render the incredible sunset color gradient that evening and yours...
Well, they just sit there.  Artistically boring, but they might make good stock images where that doesn't matter.
Do you think you could have exposed and processed any of them differently to make a more compelling image?
I do, despite the Canon limitations on the sunset shot.

This is not the place where I put my best work and yes, these shots are just stock photos. My best work is reserved for my website and my portfolio albums.

Any 8 year old can underexpose a sunset but what I meant by subject matter is I have to expose for a foreground element and the bright sky background element at the same time. Which is relevant to you saying how terrible the DR is on canon cameras, which I'm replying with photos that say your over blowing the topic. IE: a backlit situation, where your photos only have to expose for the sunset, I have to expose for both.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Crazy... go Nikon?
« on: March 29, 2013, 02:15:24 PM »
Neat, my question is why shoot mid-day? I dont know what situation you were in but afternoon light is less harsh. A d800 shot at noon will look blown out and uglier than a P&S shot done at the proper time.

I was shooting from noon till dawn, and by now I know where it gets tricky - in high contrast I need a fill flash (fill light in LR just isn't the same), and action shots (i.e. high shutter = high iso = less dr) are out of the question or it looks like a p&s.

But good :-> to hear the d800 also doesn't do it, I cannot say how big the real world advantage is at low iso - I just have one guy in mind that posted beach volleyball shots here and said the d800 really made the difference.

And to think I didn't have as many stops of DR as the D800.  Man what my photos could have been...

Please do take not I'm not saying you cannot do good high contrast shots with Canon - it just takes more thought, equipment, knowledge & postprocessing and some limited scenes simply are dr-limited.

One notorious example are shots with the sun in the frame - the corona is more or less pronounced according to dr range (unless you do hdr bracketing) and/or the front shadows have more definition. Since I really like backlit nature scenes maybe I stumble across it more often than others.

:|
blown and clipped on both ends is lovely if you're going for that sort of look
I prefer mine
www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=9299.msg172776#msg172776
append - those are pretty much straight out of camera, BTW

Ahem, my samples have subject matter which you obviously discount. Which none of your sample's have.

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Canon General / Re: Canonrumors Newbie
« on: March 29, 2013, 12:02:10 PM »
Welcome to CR! Just in-case you didn't know, never mention these topics.

</Sarcasm>

1. Dynamic Range
2. Nikon Releases
3. UV filters
4. Lens Rendering AKA. The lens "look"
5. Canon sensor tech.

</Sarcasm>

Enjoy!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Crazy... go Nikon?
« on: March 29, 2013, 11:56:35 AM »
You also asked, "Why shoot mid day?"

Well, should I call the athletic director at AU and tell him the sun won't be in the proper position to photograph the soccer match?

Just kidding.  Sometimes though, you have to shoot mid day, outside, and you don't have a choice.  I've had to and have never had any problems with RAW files from a 1D4, 5D3, or 1DX.  You just understand how to maximize the DR that your camera is capable of doing, and do it.  14 stops vs. 11 stops will never matter if you can do that.

Sports is one thing, wildlife is another. Either of them mid-day won't be too pretty.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Crazy... go Nikon?
« on: March 29, 2013, 11:36:40 AM »
Neat, my question is why shoot mid-day? I dont know what situation you were in but afternoon light is less harsh. A d800 shot at noon will look blown out and uglier than a P&S shot done at the proper time.

I was shooting from noon till dawn, and by now I know where it gets tricky - in high contrast I need a fill flash (fill light in LR just isn't the same), and action shots (i.e. high shutter = high iso = less dr) are out of the question or it looks like a p&s.

But good :-> to hear the d800 also doesn't do it, I cannot say how big the real world advantage is at low iso - I just have one guy in mind that posted beach volleyball shots here and said the d800 really made the difference.

And to think I didn't have as many stops of DR as the D800.  Man what my photos could have been...

Please do take not I'm not saying you cannot do good high contrast shots with Canon - it just takes more thought, equipment, knowledge & postprocessing and some limited scenes simply are dr-limited.

One notorious example are shots with the sun in the frame - the corona is more or less pronounced according to dr range (unless you do hdr bracketing) and/or the front shadows have more definition. Since I really like backlit nature scenes maybe I stumble across it more often than others.

:|

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Lenses / Re: canon 24L 1.4 ii lemon
« on: March 29, 2013, 11:15:27 AM »
My 24LII is A-Ok. :D

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Canon General / Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« on: March 29, 2013, 11:09:07 AM »
Uh, the 24-105 also has teh zoom ring in the same spot. Never knew this was an issue.  :-X

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Crazy... go Nikon?
« on: March 29, 2013, 10:44:30 AM »
Read carefully this. Nikon has better DR than canon, Everyone here knows that. Anyone who argues otherwise is out of their minds.

Fortunately for Canon, the decisive iso advantage is only at low iso...

The real point is this, in actual shooting could you, not DXO, not camera labs or anyone else show in your photos that a canon cameras DR has failed you. If so, then make your point to switch immediately to nikon because canon is limiting your creativity. If you can't show so, don't complain here. We're talking real, solid photos not induced under-exposed crap but real photos.

I don't think it's hard to come up with real life scenes: I shot wildlife in the snow for the last days, and at noon I had a 600rt fill flash at manual/full power *plus* -100 highlight recovery *plus* +66 fill lights (everything above looks really bad) *plus* sometimes even tonal curve adjustments to squeeze a properly exposed scene out of the Canon raws.

Another typical scene type of are tripod night-time shots - I do bracketing anyway, but more dr = less bracketing necessary.

Yes, it all works after figuring out how to, but sometimes just barely - and problem with highlight recovery is that LR's autotone doesn't work and the shots get compressed in a non-linear way. For snow this is exactly what you want, for other highlights it often looks strange/dull and needs further post-processing wizardry.

So all in all: Yes, for my shots I would like more dr, actually as much as lower iso noise.
Neat, my question is why shoot mid-day? I dont know what situation you were in but afternoon light is less harsh. A d800 shot at noon will look blown out and uglier than a P&S shot done at the proper time. I've seen some stunning snow shots done on film! That's because they wait for the proper time.

Not against DR, but I come from velvia 50 slide film and that had terrible DR.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Crazy... go Nikon?
« on: March 29, 2013, 09:09:40 AM »
@aglet.

Please view this thread to grasp how real photographers use timing, placement, and effort to get what they want. No amount of DR will ever change that.
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=295.0

I still haven't seen any photos posted from yourself on this topic BTW.
@RLPhoto
Not sure what you're really trying to poke at there
you can see a few potential landscape sorts posted elsewhere, peruse attachments for yourself.
www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;sa=attach;u=31446
This is not a forum where I care to post my best work.  Neither is my web site.
But I'll let you look at my portfolio if you're visiting my part of the planet.

Most of your photos are charts and the best shots are from P&S cameras. Interesting but only adds to my previous point.

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