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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D4S IQ
« on: February 26, 2014, 11:15:59 AM »
It seems D4S is now a worthy competitor to 1DX.

It seems you're jumping to conclusions…

From the original article in which those comparison pictures on NR were posted: "The following pictures are all 100% crops of straight out of camera jpeg fine."

So the real conclusion is that the D4s has a better JPEG conversion engine than the D4.  BFD.  If you want to draw any conclusions about IQ, you need to compare RAW images.

Well according to DXO mark... A Nikon D3300 is superior to a 1DX.... So... you know...  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D or 5Dm3?
« on: February 26, 2014, 10:40:14 AM »
If you like everything about your 7D, you'll hate the 6D. The 5D3 is everything the 7D is but better.

I had a 10-22mm before making the switch and I replaced it with the 17-40L. It's not as distortion free like the 10-22mm but it's close enough.

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Canon will sell more cameras.  :P

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Lenses / Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« on: February 25, 2014, 11:48:33 PM »
If you must take a Big Cam, 5D3 + Rented 24-70II or Tammy 24-70 + 50mm Prime. Why commit to buying a zoom for just a two week honeymoon.

The logical choice, I'd take a g15/g1x and some filters. Done and less stuff. Plus see it as a challenge anyway.

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Software & Accessories / Re: updating to Maverick 10.9?
« on: February 25, 2014, 07:26:35 PM »
I thought about Installing 10.9 on a hackintosh because 10.9 is a freebie.  :-X :-X :-X

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Portrait / Re: Wedding portraits of bride and groom
« on: February 23, 2014, 09:30:28 AM »
The processing is too cold for my tastes. You could crop ssme of these photos to put emphasis on the subject matter. (The first shot of the bouquet.)

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Photography Technique / Re: Perspective Distortion and How to Use it
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:38:20 PM »
Perspective is what took me some time to comprehend when I started. Now, Its second nature and it's a key tool for any serious photog to understand.

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Canon General / Re: I Need Help Finding A Camera Bag
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:32:57 PM »
If there is a camera shop near by, look at the retrospective 5 or 7. I have the pinestone color because it looks alittle more incognito. They are smartly outlaid for quick lens swaps and Camera+Lens at the ready in the bag.

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Canon General / Re: I Need Help Finding A Camera Bag
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:24:26 PM »
Think Tank stuff is great. I have the Retrospective 30 and It's a tank. Get the 10 or 20 because if you ever get some more gear, you have some extra space. (especially if you need to carry you longer lenses down the road.)

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Photography Technique / Re: HDR (and DR) Question
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:14:45 PM »
DR helps but it doesn't make or break me. Getting what you want requires much much more than just DR.

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Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:03:39 PM »
Over time you may discern that teh desire changes from Cameras and Lenses to other gear like lighting. That Broncolor Parabolic umbrella sure looks nice.....

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Photography Technique / Re: How (and Why) I Took the Shot #1: Overlook
« on: February 11, 2014, 04:57:12 PM »
Never one to be afraid to put my nose in where it isn't needed, without any ill will to Dustin who does some great work and reviews, as a matter of principle I am very much against pure outside links, indeed I am surprised CR allows such posts. There is nothing difficult about including an entire blog post and image here and including a link to the original for people who have more interest to go and see, and I think, on principle, that is the more honorable way of doing things. Pure links just smell of site traffic manipulation to me, I am sure Dustin has a good following and has been asked by people to post more stuff (heck people even PM me questions), but he can answer those personal requests with directions to his blog and site, that, to my mind, is very different from making people click to even see if they are interested in a post.

Just my 10c worth.
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If it is a long article, a short synopsys along with the picture would be OK and a link at the end. But I'm not sure I think it is OK to use a forum like this to promote your own site, which I beleive has commercial motivation.

As for this specific post, I am a bit surprised why you selected an image like this. You have posted lots of images it could have been interesting to hear the story behind. But, without getting into any debate over the image, this was not one that raised any interest with me.

But keep posting, I may enjoy the next one more.

Fair enough.  I absolutely am trying to drive attention to my website to continue building my brand.  I have no problem acknowledging that.

But what you may not know is that traffic back to LensRentals is typically in my top 4 clickthroughs from my website (#3 today, in fact).  I recommend that people rent lenses (try before you buy)and freely cite articles by Roger to direct people to Lens Rentals.  Anyone that works with web design/development knows how importance this ecosystem is.  Every clickthrough from this website (CanonRumors) to any other website helps build its brand and page ranking.  It is a bit of a symbiotic relationship, which is probably why it is allowed here.

Even from the kind reactions on this thread I sense that this particular post and image are not the sexiest I've ever shared.  ;D  I'll try to up my game next time 8)

I liked some of your articles and some not so much but nonetheless you got hits. What I really don't like is photogs who have there site all Ad-ed up with little to no content of value. (Jared Polin is a big one.)

High amplitude and Low frequency is what keeps me going back to Mr. Hobbys blog often. I know the content is worth while.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 11, 2014, 01:37:52 PM »

Because you read my comment and didn't factor the second part of my question about the sync speed. You automatically assumed that all I care about were the looks, quite the contrary if it has an electronic shutter, I'd probably buy this solely for the high true sync speed. It still looks like a steaming pile of $&@! but it will be a high true sync speed, ambient light overpowering brick that I'd buy.

You brought up a very interesting point. If this uses the same leaf shutter as G16 and G1X (which I believe it does), the sync speed should be up to the fastest shutter speed of the cam (1/2000 or 1/4000).

Another thing I love about Canon is the compact 270EX II too has an auto high sync capability so I just mount it and bring it out to the sun and shoot without having to configure anything.

The most sensible comment here. If only some would see the light and the lighting potential.

well maybe these other don´t shoot flash with a P&S..... and that´s why they don´t care!  ::)

if those still life shooters could ony see the potential of an 1DX shooting birds in flight....

that you don´t care doesn´t mean you don´t see the potential.... different shoes you know.
but keep on telling us how bright you are and how dumb all others must be.  :P
The point flew past your head again. Some do buy cameras for the x-sync but keep telling us how you only shoot strobist with DSLRs and anyone else is dumb who disagrees with you.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 11, 2014, 01:11:26 PM »
I guess overpriced P&S are right down your alley then. I think its hard for you to grasp that some will buy a camera for a feature.  ::)

well do we want to get personal?
you know S___ about me and what i buy, right?

when you can´t accept that i and others here don´t buy a P&S camera for it´s x-sync speed then you obviously have a problem.

end of this topic for me as this is useless talk.

You can't accept that I and others here DO buy a P&S camera with a hot-shoe for its X-sync then you obviously have a problem.

read my postings again you are fantasizing.

Direct Quote.

"I'm a strobist myself but i never used my P&S for that.
strobist setups normaly need time and gear to setup, i don´t do it out of the blue.
oh nice motive..... let´s setup my 3 strobes + umbrellas and stands i carry all day to shoot it with my P&S.
never happend to me. ;)

so when i shoot that stuff i use my DSLR."


That doesn't mean some do use P&S for strobist.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 11, 2014, 01:08:45 PM »

Because you read my comment and didn't factor the second part of my question about the sync speed. You automatically assumed that all I care about were the looks, quite the contrary if it has an electronic shutter, I'd probably buy this solely for the high true sync speed. It still looks like a steaming pile of $&@! but it will be a high true sync speed, ambient light overpowering brick that I'd buy.

You brought up a very interesting point. If this uses the same leaf shutter as G16 and G1X (which I believe it does), the sync speed should be up to the fastest shutter speed of the cam (1/2000 or 1/4000).

Another thing I love about Canon is the compact 270EX II too has an auto high sync capability so I just mount it and bring it out to the sun and shoot without having to configure anything.

The most sensible comment here. If only some would see the light and the lighting potential.

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