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Lenses / Re: EF 24 105 manufacturing location switch...
« on: November 09, 2014, 12:25:52 PM »
OR, my first thought is that lens is going to remain in the lineup just as it is for years to come, else why shift production of what is basically a loss-leader kit lens? Wouldn't you just introduce a new version and start up the production with fresh tooling?


It's also possible that the change in the manufacturing site might lead to some improvements as the processes and assembly line must have been cleaned and updated.

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Lenses / Re: Old lenses Canon will phase out
« on: November 09, 2014, 12:21:04 PM »
It won't surprise me if they never replace the EF 400 f/5.6

Between the new 100-400 at $2200 and the new 400 f/4.0 DO IS at about $7K, where would the pricing fall? It's currently an inexpensive supertele, performs nicely but with some shortcomings. I don't see room for it in the lineup if the new 100-400 exceeds it at 400mm, which I expect it will. We never got a 500 f/5.6, so I don't think Canon want to diversify at the upper end all that much...better to force a choice between the zoom or the DO.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Need Best Monitor for Photo Edits
« on: November 08, 2014, 08:25:34 AM »
NEC Spectraview series.
Sold my PA271 and looking to upgrade to the PA322 - this is a 4K monitor, with SpectraView calibration, available any day now.

I recommend a look at Lloyd Chambers "Mac Performance Guide" regarding the new iMac.
  http://macperformanceguide.com/blog/2014/20141103_2226-iMac-goes-back.html

He is reviewing 4K monitors, should have the LG up for review soon.

http://diglloyd.com/blog/2014/20141102_1056-LG-4K-display.html

Lastly, here is a interesting article regarding true monitor calibration:

http://diglloyd.com/articles/Recommended/display-calibration.html

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Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 06, 2014, 09:53:32 AM »
Is that center ring a focus preset or zoom lock I wonder...

Edit: Oh, it's a zoom tension/lock...does that exist on anything other than the old 100-400? Why on a twist zoom?

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Lenses / Re: A Couple of Real World EOS 7D Mark II High ISO Samples
« on: November 04, 2014, 09:49:24 AM »
"SARCASM" (def) - a swift bird that often flies over ones head.


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If it had a sony sensor you wouldn't need 16,000 ISO.  You could just keep all your shots at 100 and then fix everything in post.  I can't believe that anyone would even buy a Canon camera anymore.


It's even worse to post some comments on a website dedicated to Canon gear and don't use Canon gear, i really don't understand 8)

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I've got an argument about that...

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Bah, stupid infomercial, nothing to see here, move along....

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7d mark II as reviewed by Artie Morris
« on: October 22, 2014, 11:05:45 AM »
Not raging here, but I need to point out that you missed the purpose of my google results link...that link opens to multiple instances where Artie has blogged that he is a poor at best BIF shooter - it's a notorious shortcoming of his that he praises others for unreservedly...yet you referred to him as "Mr BIF or even Sir BIF".
So you really know nothing.
It's easy to be an armchair critic. "Oh, if I were there and had all that great equipment, I could do it too".
I've been there, had great equipment, and it wasn't all that easy.

And you probably wouldn't like him if you met him, he's a classic Type A New Yorker. But he sure knows his stuff, and he is almost certainly the hardest working nature photographer in the business.


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wtlloyd - thanks for sharing the link and a nice image of a condor in flight. I appreciate his humility but once again and in the nicest possible way, I was not passing judgement on the man himself (to which a workshop or meeting with him would most definitely help) but purely his output and this link provides nothing to dissuade me of my opinion. He came away with a perfectly decent shot of a relatively slow, extremely large bird after using superb, top of the line equipment and, in his own words, having "lots of great chances" at getting the shot.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7d mark II as reviewed by Artie Morris
« on: October 22, 2014, 10:26:01 AM »
Nice that you have an opinion.

Here, I googled this for you:

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CKMB_enUS568US568&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=artie+morris+I+suck+at+bird+in+flight


re: nonsense spouted here from people who have never met Artie Morris, never taken a workshop from him and seen first hand how he works, don't follow his blog or exhaustive postings/comments on BirdPhotographers.net...

I think I'm glad I come here for rumor and not fact or I'd think some of these comments had basis in reality.

Clueless.

wtlloyd - I have no idea why having met the guy helps me judge his photography but for what its worth I do occasionally check out his blog - does this qualify me to pass judgement on his pictures!?

I feel I should explain that I for one was not having a go at his method or personality, purely his output and only then in the context of him being a perfectly competent shooter rather than a "great nature photographer" or "class act" or "Mr BIF...even Sir BIF". I also think the comments regarding his blog site being a little messy and loaded with sales links are fair...but I suppose I need to have gone out to dinner with him, and bought a few books and a bunch of 7DII raw files from him to go as far as pass judgement on his blog?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7d mark II as reviewed by Artie Morris
« on: October 22, 2014, 08:58:23 AM »
re: nonsense spouted here from people who have never met Artie Morris, never taken a workshop from him and seen first hand how he works, don't follow his blog or exhaustive postings/comments on BirdPhotographers.net...

I think I'm glad I come here for rumor and not fact or I'd think some of these comments had basis in reality.

Clueless.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2014, 11:45:48 PM »
Thanks! That's gonna be some good readin'!

 :)

Here is one of the layered sensor patents from a few years ago (2011):

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-05-22&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-05-22%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DC0u%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official

This one seems to apply the nanocoating concept to the red layer. Nanocoating uses nanoscopic scale spikes of differing sizes on a reflective surface to produce a non-abrupt transition layer. Reflections occur at abrupt transistions in refractive index, so by creating a non-abrupt transition layer, you can nearly eliminate reflections entirely. This is different from standard multicoating, which still allows reflections to occur, it just cancels them out via wave interference.

Here is another patent from 2012:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-05-22&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-05-22%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DC0u%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official

This is another sensitivity increasing patent. This apparently uses dielectric antireflective layers underneath the preceeding layer to reduce ghosting reflections. Not sure if this is intended to be used in conjunction with the nanocoating of the red layer or not...it seems to explicitly call out the blue and green layers (which are higher up than the red layer).

Canon also has their more recent patent for the five-layer sensor with UV and IR layers:

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2014-06-27

This patent is interesting, because it seems to depict a multi-layered BSI design, at least based on the diagram of the sensor (all the transistors are on the back side...that alone would be HUGE for layered sensor sensitivity...if you look at the ChipWorks electron micrographs of current Foveon designs, the transistors take up a huge amount of die space, as Foveon is still an FSI design...which is probably the biggest reason that sensor suffers so in low light.)

It was discovered some time ago that infrared light diffuses and reflects back subcutaneously in human skin. It can be used to greatly reduce the appearance of skin blemishes (I found a page a while back that shows that most skin features effectively disappear when you shoot full infrared). I'm not sure what UV light does for skin...apparently Canon found something useful with UV light.

Anyway, wtlloyd, there's some reference material. :) That's what Canon's got for multi-layered sensors.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2014, 11:03:00 PM »
So, at first I'm thinkin', "Here we go, 100 pages, easy".

Then I see only 4 pages in 8 hours... ???

And I realized, what kinda rumor is that? Multilayer sensors, what does that even mean? Stupid rumor, let's get back to talking about DR and diffraction and AA filters, and all that good stuff we're so familiar with...

How are you supposed to argue, when you don't know what your're talking about?

 ;)

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 06, 2014, 01:09:52 PM »
12 pages? On this thing?

Jeez, Louise.

Suppose they gave a rumor, and nobody came?

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FOR SALE Photo Equipment / Re: Flashes and PocketWizards
« on: October 05, 2014, 10:56:19 PM »
600ex-rt refurbished was on sale ...

Pretty sure this isn't meant to be a discussion forum.

This new forum hasn't yet established it's member etiquette, but I think most people readily can understand that "price policing" is rude. Very akin to making bad smells in an elevator, if you catch my drift... :o

GLWS


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