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Software & Accessories / Re: Post processing workflow
« on: July 16, 2014, 10:28:53 PM »
Books help. Spending time with other photographers, either in a class, seminar or club helps too.

**The single most helpful exercise is regular image review with a group of photographers.

Pretend I just repeated that sentence a couple times for it's importance.
Bottom line, you can't learn to get what you want until you know what that is. What makes a good picture? What are the midtones, and how do I find them? Are selective color adjustments a cheat, or a means to exercise artistic vision? Etcetera.
Learning how to use the tools is easy, learning what you want to use them for is not.

Lenses / Re: UV filter on the new 16-35 f/4?
« on: July 13, 2014, 02:33:17 PM »
Come for the rumors, stay for the entertainment!

EOS Bodies / Re: The Always Hidden Camera at the World Cup
« on: July 04, 2014, 05:09:52 PM »
Regardless of labeling you can determine a FF camera from a crop sensor visually, that might be a reason to keep it under wraps.

Not according to my viewpoint, and don't put words in my mouth.

And pay attention!

I pointed out that Canon have a specific, limited identification of what is meant by "telephoto" in their lineup. I pointed this out as an interesting consideration - not because I am a pedant trying to one up other members.

Yep, it's a rumor site, step right on through the mirror...

But then what's the point in talking about any rumor here?

let's just strip it down to "a camera and a lens will be released, probably in September". That's pretty generic and hard to refute until September.

But if you say "APS-C and telephoto" I should think a full frame camera and a wide angle zoom are in the works, possibly?

Seems to me you're trying to butter both sides of the bread.


Deal with it.

Exactly.  A rumor is, by definition, uncertain.  Ascribing a detailed level of specificity to the terminology used in a rumor seems rather foolish.

Man, you guys are tough.

OK, here it is again..."new telephoto lens".

OMG! A lens! it could be anything! Why not a super-zoom-wide angle ultra telephoto! A lens! could be anything!!

No, it could be a telephoto lens, and Canon officially only list lenses in their products list having a range of 135 to 300mm as "telephoto".

You can add anything you want to the front or back of "telephoto" but that's not what the RUMOR states.

Deal with it.

Canon lens classification is very specific.

Telephoto is a designation that includes 135 to 300 mm non-zoom lenses.

It does not include anything else.

My wild guess is an Image Stabilized 135mm f/2 for want of any better idea.

The URL you've provided lists several telephoto zoom lenses, including the EF-S 55-250mm & EF 100-400mm.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1D Mark IV Prices Dropping?
« on: July 01, 2014, 11:54:00 PM »
As you say, used 1D4 prices have been pretty stable at around $2700 - $3000 determined by condition and extras - I keep an eye on that and it's been stable since I picked one up several months ago.

Much more interesting (to me) is going to be the arrival of the 1DX successor and how that will impact the 1D4 price once you can get a clean used 1Dx for close to $4K.

I think all that really matters is how Canon classify their lens lineup where my point is that if the rumor is 100% accurate as to what Canon call a telephoto lens, it will be in a limited select group.
But if you want to stick a feather in your cap and call it macaroni, please feel is the national holiday coming up here.

Canon lens classification is very specific.

Telephoto is a designation that includes 135 to 300 mm non-zoom lenses.

It does not include anything else.

My wild guess is an Image Stabilized 135mm f/2 for want of any better idea.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 26, 2014, 11:45:14 PM »
Forum members playing Wack-a-Mole with each other aside, I am savoring the rich irony of reading (in paraphrase) "poor Nikon owners, Nikon refreshes their camera line too often".


Software & Accessories / Re: Tablet to use as remonte for 6D
« on: June 22, 2014, 07:32:22 PM »
I am using DSLR Controller with a 6D as well.
I concur with everything tolusina said about DSLR Controller and it's use with a 6D. I am very satisfied with the app. Looking forward to it going out of beta, but it fully meets my needs for now.

I too found the built-in wifi on the 6D to be disappointing. I think I found specs indicating 8Mb/sec. That sounds decent, but that's rated speed and not actual transfer speed. The raw jpeg that transmits for viewing takes about 10 sec. The connection drops frequently to both my tablet and Galaxy S4 phone when the camera is hosting wifi. I am using a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1" 2014 tablet. I mount it to the tripod using an Arkon TAB-804 and a Lindy OTG cable. Love it.

You could use a camranger if you MUST go wireless. Far better and cheaper is to get the TP-Link TL-MR3040 for $40. Same unit as rebranded in the Camranger. NewEgg lists it's transfer speed at 150 Mb/sec. I wouldn't know. See DSLR controller website.

BBF is as tolusia said. No biggie.

Easy to discount people knocking focus-recompose if it works for you...and it's always worked for me.

Then I got curious. Lightroom says that 76% of all pictures I've shot this year have been at 400mm and greater. 10% have been shot with my fastest lens -  f2.8, between 16 and 35mm!

So what do I know  ::)
Depth of field - that's for other people to worry about.

yeesh, what have I started  :o

thread just got meta, 'cause the only time I got temp banned here was due to use of a very (very!) mild "blue" word.

ya might wanna substitute a couple more asteriks in there, cowboy.

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