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EOS Bodies / Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« on: September 23, 2012, 05:17:32 AM »
Some call me visionary...or just a good guesser  ;D:

Canon General / Re: Post a cool B/W!
« on: September 22, 2012, 07:29:05 AM »
Some shots from an airshow last week.

Welcome to a capitalist society.

Here's how it works: get hold of some capital and do something so that it increases.

Want me to run over that one more time?

Every manufacturer on the planet probably does the same as Canon with some of their products. A while back a Sony repair engineer told me two of their TV models were identical apart from the more expensive one had the flag for Teletext enabled in it's firmware ( Change the flag and charge £99 more.

The Rolls Royce Ghost uses the BMW 7-series chassis. The Aston Martin Cygnet is a re-badged Toyota IQ. The Sony 300mm f2.8 looks remarkably similar to the Canon 300mm f2.8  :o etc.

Canon are not unique.

Lenses / Re: missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« on: September 19, 2012, 01:40:06 PM »
I don't have experience with a lens of 3.6 kG
How is it to work handheld with a lens of this weight?

The obvious answer is, it depends on your strength and what you are shooting. Last Saturday I used a 5D3, 300mm f2.8 IS and 1.4x converter all afternoon at an airshow. The combined weight is about 3.6kg and my arms got a bit tired towards the end but not as bad as I thought they might (I'm not the strongest of people). The main problem was trying to hold steading in very high winds. Certainly if I got something heavier, a monopod would be essential. The thing is, you'll never be able to judge until you try - a couple of minutes in a shop is nothing like wielding a heavy lens for hours  :o

EOS Bodies - For Stills / EOS 6D sample images and video here
« on: September 17, 2012, 06:39:22 AM »

Let the pixel-peeping begin....

Lenses / 24-70mm f2.8 II video review
« on: September 13, 2012, 01:53:25 PM »
Here's Kai's take on the new lens:

Hmmm, hands up all those who want one? 8)

1D X Sample Images / Re: Who is this idiot??
« on: September 10, 2012, 02:33:16 PM »
away an bile yer heid ya eijeet.

Pity the humour will be lost on so many of the forum readers. Hang on, who are you calling an eijeet?

1D X Sample Images / Re: Who is this idiot??
« on: September 10, 2012, 01:54:11 PM »
The one thing we Scots are good at is dealing with hangovers.

Aye, that's all we need, jakies like you spreading a hackneyed stereotype. I put it to my learned colleague, yir a bawbag.  ;D

45 long exposure shots in 15 minutes? Yeah, that oughta do it! The sensor has to cool down a bit between these types of shot.

Just because it can also do video for long periods doesn't mean the sensor is used in the same way.

I took a look at your link and can only suggest the points look a bit like hot pixels (assuming not all hot pixels would go red). I'm only speculating but maybe a combination of higher ISO and long exposure has caused them to get a bit hot.

Were you taking a number of long exposure shots in quick succession? This could produce hot pixels. Perhaps our resident guru Neuro might know.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 Problem black halos around stars in RAW files...hmm
« on: September 08, 2012, 02:23:49 PM »
The black circles seem to appear only around the stars that look to be clipped by the exposure. That may have something to do with it - possibly coupled to the amount of sharpening used too. Have you tried less sharpening? Can you give any other exif data?

Then again, maybe you've discovered a new astronomical phenomenon!  ;)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« on: September 05, 2012, 01:38:46 PM »
Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

The time is near, and it's all written in the sky...

Soooo........if I think I understand what you're saying then basically there will be an announcement at Photokina of a 46mp 4.3fps, ISO 25-12800 camera with DR equal to the Nikon 800 and a new 50mm f1.0 lens.

Phew! Why didn't you just say that then?!?


5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: September 01, 2012, 02:44:35 PM »
Syder - nice shot! What lens and settings did you use?

Canon General / Re: Photo quotes - can you live by them all?
« on: September 01, 2012, 02:39:50 PM »
I must confess I had to look up the "f8..." quote as I'd never heard it before. I was already aware of Weegee and his work but didn't know it came from him.

Canon General / Photo quotes - can you live by them all?
« on: September 01, 2012, 10:48:10 AM »
Not exactly Canon-related but certainly worth thinking about and applying to your own work:

So how many of these quotes do you live by or apply only when you remember them?

If David Bailey says he's only taken two good pics in his life and I reckon I've taken three, how come he is so much richer than me?

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