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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d3 not soft anymore?
« on: May 01, 2012, 04:59:01 PM »
Here is a LR4.1 RC version.(100% crop)


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MK3 vs. D800 - fredmiranda
« on: May 01, 2012, 04:47:20 PM »
From that review, it is this page:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/5DIII-D800/index_controlled-tests.html

That is most interesting. Why?

Because about half way down, they take the same shot from the D800/5D3 and 100% crop of the shadows.

The image from the Canon sensor is as noisy as all hell (splotchy? banded?) whereas the Nikon one is noise free. That tells me that Canon still haven't fixed the noise issues that were integral with the 5D2.

All that post did was make me go test my lowly 5D2 the same way, push shadows the same degree, and conclude one of two things:

Either Lightroom totally blows chunks,

OR

FM is not a site I will be visiting again due to lack of credibility.

Sorry, but recovering shadows with Capture One 6 gave me very pleasing results with 5D2 with none of the artifacts I see on the FM post. The D800 is better than what I get from my 5D2, but the difference is nothing even remotely like what is posted on that site.

Amen,

Let me blow your mind a little. Converted using DPP and pushed in CS5.5



AND......




obviously these could not have been taken by a 5D3............. ::) ::) ::)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbicephotography/ here is my photostream so you can go look at the pictures at full size. I think LR4.1 RC certainly works better with Nikon.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d3 not soft anymore?
« on: May 01, 2012, 04:37:34 PM »
excuse me, I made a duplicate layer to begin. I know that really doesn't matter but i just wanted to include every step in case someone wanted to get their panties in a bundle over it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: LR4.1 RC to blame. Check this out!
« on: May 01, 2012, 04:13:04 PM »
I realize there is some slight banding in that shadow but, It is really pushed up quite a bit. Let me try the same thing in light room.


Don't get me wrong. The Nikon is amazing and I am certainly feeling some gear envy but, I think the lack of a good converter has really hurt Canon. I read, in the luminous landscape review I believe, that the D800 and LR4 are a match made in heaven, I can't say the same about the 5D3 and LR4.

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EOS Bodies / LR4.1 RC to blame. Check this out!
« on: May 01, 2012, 04:06:53 PM »
So I read in the EOS bodies for stills forum that DPP handles the RAW files far better than light room. So to test this, I took this photo outside of my apartment with a bright texas sun off of white rocks and a nice dark shadow in the covered hallway. I opened the photo with DPP and just saved it to Full tilt TIFF. I then opened the photo in CS5.5 and Duplicated the background layer. On this new layer I adjust the shadows and highlights to 100% on the shadow slider. I also brightened the "X" even further using the dodge tool set to shadows and 100 exposure.

Let me blow your mind a little.



AND......




obviously these could not have been taken by a 5D3............. ::) ::) ::)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbicephotography/ here is my photostream so you can go look at the pictures at full size. I think LR4.1 RC certainly works better with Nikon.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d3 not soft anymore?
« on: May 01, 2012, 04:02:59 PM »
Let me blow your mind a little.



AND......




obviously these could not have been taken by a 5D3............. ::) ::) ::)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbicephotography/ here is my photostream so you can go look at the pictures at full size. I think LR4.1 RC certainly works better with Nikon.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d3 not soft anymore?
« on: May 01, 2012, 03:48:15 PM »
I just took a picture outside of my home, using spot metering photographing the bright rocks out in the sun compared with the harsh shadow of a covered walk way. I opened it in DPP (just updated) and saved it as a TIFF. I then took it into photoshop and did a "highlight/shadow" adjustment. With Shadows boosted to 100% like this I am getting an almost perfectly clean shadow. I will try to post pictures later.  I even went in later and dodges the hell out of the darkest area(the only part that had banding noticeable 100%) and I could extend it even more.

I think you might be suprised if you try this.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D3 HRD pretty nice
« on: April 25, 2012, 02:36:33 PM »
I won't be a fan of in camera HDR until it lets you save the result as a raw-file or .tiff.

All that data reduced to a mere jpeg won't cut it for me.

I will continue to blend my files manually.

Since it saves the raw images as well, just think of the in camera HDR as a bit of a preview.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D mark ii with 100mm L Macro
« on: April 24, 2012, 02:06:02 AM »
That looks nice. Are the bubbles from entering the water or does the orange expel those?

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: More useless, low DR photos ;)
« on: April 24, 2012, 01:56:13 AM »
www.flickr.com/photos/mattbicephotography

all the lighting info is there.

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5D MK III Sample Images / More useless, low DR photos ;)
« on: April 24, 2012, 01:50:19 AM »
 :P
Needless to say I had an absolute blast with my friends doing this.










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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DX0 Mark Canon 5D MkIII Review
« on: April 19, 2012, 10:31:59 AM »
Someone on here said it best, "When all this hype has died down in two years 90% of pros will be shooting with the 5D3 over the D800, just like the 5D2 over and D700 and all Canon over Nikons"

 8) Enough Said.

Who wrote that? Nostradamus?

Guys, if you put the ISO argument to one side you've still been annihilated on dynamic range, colour depth etc. Oh, and let's not forget price.

And your arguments regarding the DX0 Mark tests, bias etc. If the shoe was on the other foot, you lot would be putting the boot into Nikon and praising DX0 Mark for their testing techniques.

Someone on the forum wrote that, and I couldn't tell you who. If you read my first post in the thread you will see my other argument....DR,MP,Sharpness, Low light etc, etc aside, the images that come from Canon cameras have always captured me more than the stuff coming off Nikons.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DX0 Mark Canon 5D MkIII Review
« on: April 19, 2012, 10:13:26 AM »
Someone on here said it best, "When all this hype has died down in two years 90% of pros will be shooting with the 5D3 over the D800, just like the 5D2 over and D700 and all Canon over Nikons"


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DX0 Mark Canon 5D MkIII Review
« on: April 19, 2012, 10:05:08 AM »
canon rumors is making me bonkers right now...I can't keep myself from reading this out of boredom and I just get frustrated with all these threads. I have a 5d3, I had a 5d2 and a 5d1. I can say this camera is absolutely #%$^*%* amazing!!!

There is one test DxO fails to do, and is of great importance, Finished results!! Look through the d800/5d3 groups on flickr....what do you see?....I see pictures that look a lot better regardless of sharpness, MP, or DR. They just "look" better. It is this vary reason I switched from Nikon to Canon after having originally shot with the first digital rebel. I switched to nikon for my second camera because I liked the features and it seemed like a better camera. But as time wore on I just couldn't help but notice all the photos I truly enjoyed, were all off of Canons for the most part.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Another Self-portrait (got an ABR800)
« on: April 18, 2012, 01:00:14 AM »
Testing out my new craigslist purchase.


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