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EOS Bodies / Re: Modular DSLR Coming from Canon? [CR2]
« on: October 29, 2014, 02:01:21 PM »
Jeez, is THIS really what we Canon customers have been requesting from Canon?   :'(


Nice to capture one hobby with another

It's a curse, kind of like a money-sucking vampire permanently attached to your pocket  :'(

I had the Zeiss Distagon 35 f/2, which I sold.  Zeiss 35 f/1.4 has superior optics, but still, I use 35 mm for mostly environmental portraits and events, and MF is really not an option. 

Stax SR009 1 by drjlo1, on Flickr

Reviews / Re: Camera Store Trashes New G7X
« on: October 18, 2014, 07:48:27 PM »
Not much good to say...

"Canonitis"?  That was kind of funny. 

Personally, I am not interested in any 1" sensor cameras, but that camerastore video was shot with Sony A7S, and I must say those night movie scenes were CLEEAANN!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo YN600EX-RT now available for $186
« on: October 18, 2014, 03:06:07 PM »
I know it took Yongnuo a year to release so hopefully they realized they were rushing products to market like the YN-e3-Rt and that was hurting them and they really have made improvements.

I hope so.  I also hope the new YN600EX-RT improves on the true light output, which have tended to be over-optimistic on their specs, and on the slightly more blue tinge compared to Canon counterparts. 

Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which is known to have worse camera than Galaxy S4. 
Having played with cameras on iPhone 5, 6, 6+, Samsung Galaxy S4, Note3, even LG G3, I think all these cameras serve OK in daylight or great light.  They ALL fall down in low light. 

Below is sample from Nexus which had such horrid noise that I used NR program in Photoshop as experiment, and it still had bad noise on it.

IMG_20140820_195735 by drjlo1, on Flickr

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D MkII RAW sample images
« on: October 15, 2014, 08:20:05 PM »
Is it just me? But those samples don't look like anything overtly impressive that my ancient T2i couldn't take when shot RAW and converted myself  :-[

EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2014, 06:33:02 PM »
Sigma Foveon sensors have high noise in low light/high ISO situations, so I hope Canon has effectively addressed that problem somehow.

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

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