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Photography Technique / Re: How to Expose and get sharp Focus of Moon
« on: January 07, 2015, 03:03:56 PM »
That's a sweet shot with the Celestron. Very nice.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Confirms Development of High Megapixel Camera
« on: December 24, 2014, 10:09:31 PM »
high resolving glass for high resolution sensors - nothing else makes sense.

If you hadn't noticed, R&D costs haven't gotten any cheaper, so why reinvent the wheel?

Plenty of people are willing to pay for L glass designed in the last century; so don't tell me we now need to update the low end of the lens lineup.

Technical Support / Re: Question for 4k monitor users?
« on: December 24, 2014, 12:08:40 AM »
Interesting article linked to, and exactly the conundrum I face.

Windows7 user, and scaling might be a problem. Apple OS seems to have it worked out for the new iMac 5K, but of course that is a gamut limited monitor as all Apple displays are...

re: the LG, here are a few bits of information:

I was all set to replace my NEC PA271SV with a PA302SV, when word of the NEC PA322UHD SV caught my attention. I delayed on a smokin' deal for the PA302SV ($1800 shipped from B&H) unsure if I wanted 4K or not. The scaling issue on a single multi-use monitor is a real concern.

There are currently only 6 pages in this review, but he has told me he intends to make comments regarding general usability outside of editing functions

Post Processing / Re: DNG vs. original RAW in the long term
« on: December 22, 2014, 12:20:17 PM »
You can choose to embed the original raw file in your conversion to DNG. The new DNG file will be double in size.

Lenses / Re: Lens internal part falling off? its a refurb lens
« on: December 19, 2014, 12:25:52 AM »
You got a one year warranty, same as new.

Lenses / Re: 400mm DO II
« on: December 17, 2014, 01:07:30 AM »
Best reviewer on the web. I donate when I can.

People should be aware that the opening 3 images he posted were a joke he played. I called him out on it after a few people lost their minds, and he posted a really sweet Mallard image. For some reason the Mallard image (was at bottom of page two) is not up, so my further comments don't  have an image to relate back to.
But yes, he is a terrific photographer very experienced in the ways of Canon Supertele photos,  anyone interested in this lens should follow that thread.

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 5.7 - Is it working for you?
« on: December 03, 2014, 12:50:28 PM »
Googled it in about 2.3 seconds. Try it sometime.

"Fixed crash when rapidly adding corrections with the Spot Removal tool.
Fixed bug that prevented the Filter Brush cursor from displaying while changing brush size when the Graduated and Radial Filter overlay is turned off.
Improved quality of Camera Matching color profiles for the Nikon D810. Fixes visible banding issues with the Camera Standard, Camera Vivid, Camera Landscape, and Camera Monochrome profiles."


works well on my Win7 x64.

It's a bit sad that adobe only state that it corrects numerous "bugs introduced in earlier versions", but don't say which. Or do they in some place?

Lenses / Re: I *HATE* UPS.
« on: November 28, 2014, 08:03:55 PM »
Hahaha - and all the ghosts of long-deceased B&M camera shops go howling with laughter into the night....

Lenses / Re: How to snag Canon Refurb 24-70 2.8 ii
« on: November 28, 2014, 02:15:01 PM »
Go to Canon Price Watch and set an alert for it.

Canon General / Re: Your favorite photography magazines & books
« on: November 26, 2014, 09:11:34 PM »
It's  beautifully printed well worth getting the dead tree version.

Canon General / Re: Canon U.S.A. Prices going down?
« on: November 26, 2014, 11:20:30 AM »
Yeah, that's not really looking critically at the situation, is it?

Didn't Canon provide investment to create the production line, and purchase in advance many of the raw materials to supply production, at the old exchange rate? Where is the savings for Canon? Do they suddenly get a refund from all their suppliers? Oh, I know - now they can pay their employees less, and pass the savings on to us! Yay!

I know everybody in the USA got a huge rebate from their bank when the mortage crisis hit. Upside down? Never heard of that.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Switching to Full Frame
« on: November 24, 2014, 02:30:17 PM »
Judging by your statements, you don't  have particularly deep pockets. For this reason alone I wouldn't consider anyone but Canon.
A Pro has business needs completely different than an enthusiasts. Canon has a range of bodies and glass that far outstrips all competitors, allowing you to assemble a main kit AND a lessor but crucial secondary kit that will function as backup.

No other manufacturer compares in support and service to Canon. Can you afford to replace a broken camera or lens out of pocket on short notice so as to not miss a shoot? Nikon has a downright lousy reputation for their repair service, Canon are stellar in this regard and often generous in their warranty repair. Nikon isn't  alone in mediocre performance, no one is in the same ballpark as Canon.
Join CPS, get a 2 day turnaround on your repairs, and never look back.

Reviews / Re: Bryan Carnathan has completed his review of the 7D Mark II
« on: November 23, 2014, 05:05:10 PM »
Well I hope Brian's knowledge of the camera is better than his knowledge of horses !

You might try reading the review before embarrassing yourself with a gratuitous negative comment.


@ wtlloyd

Thank you for all the info.

I have read Michael´s trip report hence my preoccupation with the 5D. 
Yes, I thought you had but linked that report for others interested...I think that the grip had a major part on those camera´s failures and I will not take any grip to Antarctica.  I don´t know if the 40D had any sealing, but if it has survived, the 6D might survive too.

A seal bag or dry pack is a great idea.  It would protect my equipment and let me use my favorite backpack.

Your pictures are amazing.  Congrats!Thank you!

Which cruise operator did you go with?That was a Quark Expeditions charter through The Luminous Landscape...I really wanted to make a trip this year with Cheesemans, but couldn't work out the timing

@ Frodo

I will take 2 or 3 batteries for each camera.  I have read several recommendations like yours about this. 

Thank you for the location tips. 

We call gumboots galochas in Brazil.

@ Alefoto

I was planning to minimize lens and cards changes in this trip.  I am thinking about keeping the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II in the 7D II.  I am thinking about using the 6D for the wide angle shots with the 17-40mm f/4L or the Sigma 12-24mm and even the 24-105mm f/4L IS or the 24-70mm f/2.8L.

The 50mm f/1.4 and the 28mm f/1.8 might be useful in low light. Although I think the 85mm f/1.8 is excellent, I tend to use it on very few occasions.

Selling the two 70-200mm lenses is not an option because my wife uses the f/4L while I use the f/2.8L IS II.  But I could use the 2.8 with the 2x teleconverter on the 7D II (I might even buy the 2x teleconverter III if IQ is much better than the older version).

@ Dswtan

Your friend´s experiences will be very useful for my planning.

@ Dtaylor

I keep a B+W filter on all my lenses for protection so the lenses that need a filter for water resistance are well prepared.

@ Kurtj29

Used 1D series bodies are rare to find in Brazil and usually very expensive and/or beaten, so I would prefer a camera that I could buy new.

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