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Software & Accessories / Re: Hello Windows 10
« on: October 04, 2014, 05:52:05 PM »
To be fair installing Classic Shell means that you can negate most of the worst things about Windows 8*.

I detested Win 8 until installing Classic Shell.  Now I don't mind buying computers with Win 8 at all.
However, if MS goes to subscription model, I'm outta there  8)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: An introduction and a dilemma
« on: October 04, 2014, 11:53:04 AM »

As for the 6D and 5DIII, the 6D would afford me the opportunity to get some more glass and keep the 7D, while the 5DIII would mean chucking the 7D + 10-22

I personally wouldn't touch any of the Canon crop sensors, even the 7D II sensor.  It may have good improvement in IQ from 7D in JPEG, but I highly doubt RAW's have much improvement, just like 70D over 60D. 

6D actually has better center AF point (low light sensitivity) than 5D III and slightly cleaner noise at high ISO, which will serve you well in your low-light candid photography.  When I bought my 5D III, 6D was not out yet, but if it was available, I would have bought the 6D instead and save myself money for other things. 

As for Macro, you can easily delve into that by putting on a cheap extension tube and putting it on your 85 mm.  I feel Canon's macro flashes are too expensive myself.  "Phoenix" Macro flash is a real macro ring flash (not one of those weak LED ring flashes) and works great at $89. 

Filet Mignon

Looks good drjlo. Where is the glass of red wine?  :P

Oh, there was wine  ;D

EOSD3482Baron by drjlo1, on Flickr

 Filet Mignon


Before by drjlo1, on Flickr


After by drjlo1, on Flickr

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: September 30, 2014, 05:55:17 PM »
The 7D2 has better IQ than the 5D3, too.

What the?  ???

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Great interview about the Samsung NX1
« on: September 28, 2014, 07:11:55 PM »
Well, scale up that BSI 28 MP aps-c sensor to 42 MP full-frame, then we might have something really intriguing to talk about  :-\

First impressions, the 5D III takes warmer images, with more vibrancy than the A7r. However, I feel the A7r colors are more realistic (this is when using them on Camera Neutral, and importing with Camera Neutral in LR).

That's a little unexpected, as others (including myself) feel A7r colors are a bit further from neutral than Canon.  I personally found both deviate from what eyes perceive but Canon closer than Sony A7r, coming in from almost opposite directions. 

Since installing Magic Lantern 1.2.3 on 5D III, I have noticed that my files shot at 0 EV exposure comp are wrongly tagged as either +1/3 EV (seen in Digital Photo Professional) or "+1 Step" (in Windows Explorer window, flickr). 

Files shot with +1/3 EV are wrongly tagged as +1/2 EV (DPP) and "+0.5 Step" in Windows explorer and +1 EV in flickr.  A files shot with +2/3 EV actually showed as nonsense under flickr EXIF,  "-1/2 EV"

Has anyone noticed similar problems since installing Magic Lantern 1.2.3. on 5D III?  Any way to fix this or could this possibly be some other issue, although the only change has been Magic Lantern?

Below are examples:

Shot at 0 EV, tagged as +1/3 EV (DPP) or "+1 Step" (in Windows Explorer window, flickr). 
1)0EV by drjlo1, on Flickr

Shot at +1/3 EV, tagged as +1/2 EV (DPP) and "+0.5 Step" in Windows explorer and +1 EV in flickr.
2)+0.33EV by drjlo1, on Flickr


the IQ is a lot better then the 7D and I compared it to the 1dmkiv and it holds its own against that camera.

Since 7D II RAW images are unlikely supported yet, are we basically looking at the difference between in-body JPEG engines?

Is there difference between Mac and Windows?
On my Win 8.1 machine with Photoshop CS 6.0, I do not get the check box "Tone in ACR."  In its place is check box "OK," which then gives me an image to view in photoshop but no step to tweak things in ACR, such as shadows  ???

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Features on the iphone 6+
« on: September 12, 2014, 12:06:44 AM »
Still waiting for Nokia's 1020 successor to come to Verizon myself for photo goodness  :D

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: YN-622C and 580EX II MAJOR issues
« on: September 11, 2014, 09:17:43 PM »
I have four YN-622Cs and three YN-568EX II flashes for my 5D3.  zero issues -- the system doesn't miss a beat and has worked flawlessly.

When my 580EX died I decided to go with all Yongnuo hardware.  What would have cost me nearly $2K in Canon cost me under $700.

I have a bunch of YN-622C's which I use with Canon 580EX II, 430EX II, Yongnuo 578EX II, which all work with no issues. 

I will say I cannot say the same for Pixel Kings, which definitely had issues.

Lenses / Re: DXOMark Reviews Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4
« on: September 10, 2014, 05:26:40 PM »
I have to but ask for whom is 85mm Otus meant? I mean, where is the significant difference (when there is significant PRICE difference) in optical perfomance to its peers?

Well, according to Mr. Thein at the link review above:

"I’m sure many keystrokes will be wasted to explaining why alternative X at $1000 is better. If you have to even ask why, this is not the lens for you."

Nice, eh?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D750 to be Canon 5D3 competitor?
« on: September 08, 2014, 12:07:17 PM »

Sums up Sony nicely for me, not a company with the right mentality for any kind of long term vision beyond selling the next cool gadget.

This is a real shame for consumers because Sony does make some cool gadgets.  Sony exec's need to pick out a few notable products to market and STICK with long-term, along with proper lens/speedlite/trigger/accessory support.  As things stand right now, one can buy a cool Sony camera, and before he even had a chance to even fully discover the lack of proper accessory support, the next cool camera has been introduced  :'(

For goodness sake, Sony is still selling the HVL-F60M speedlite without addressing the clearly-reproducible overheating issues Sony customers have been complaining about for a year and a half!

Personally, if I owned Sony stocks, I would be selling them pronto  :o

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