and a bit more seriously.... I use it for panoramas too. Put the camera in portrait mode and snap off a dozen shots and stitch them together for a really wide view without horrendous distortion....
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Oh Lord, once again we rave about jpeg noise reduction algorithms...and none of the sample pictures have squirrels You can't go nuts without the squirrels coming out......
One of the problems with that is that in the daylight we have high res colour vision and at night we have low res b/w vision.... Also, note how long it takes for the eye to adjust to darkness..... about 5 minutes for full sensitivity... we can't just rotate a knob like on a camera
Would it make sense to ask what the approximate ISO of the human eye is? In other words, how much higher does the "usable" (admittedly not well defined) ISO need to get for the camera to perform as well as the human eye, with comparable detail, noise, etc.?
In the early days of digital, there was constant discussion about how many MP were needed for digital to be comparable to film, even though the image characteristics are somewhat different (14 MP was the generally agreed upon answer, as I recall). My question is sort of in the same spirit.
I'm now using 5DIII and a 300/2.8L IS +1.4xIII mostly for birds
Rough-legged Buzzard Norway
Northern Goshawk on Mew Gull (submerged in the sea), Norway
Yup...enough with the fear mongering.CF cards in cameras.... in routers... in laptops... in spectrum analyzers.... in satcom modems.... for many many years and no bent pins yet either....
I've been shooting CF cards for 15 years and not once have I bent pins or messed up the mechanical interface in any way. I've had exactly one card go bad in all that time (of hundreds I've owned), and that was when one fell out of my card wallet and got run over by a fire truck.
SD cards are cheaper per GB, more devices can read them, and unless you are running your camera in burst mode, you should have no problem keeping up. If you are firing off more than a picture per second and keep it up for a while, you will fill the camera buffer and a fast compact flash card is faster than a fast SD card and will clear the buffer sooner.... but the difference is not noticeable until you get to the very fastest compact flash cards.... or so conventional wisdom says.....
but if you look at Sandisk and the fastest cards that they sell:
Sandisk extreme pro HSII 64G SD card - 250MB/s write speed, $230
Sandisk extreme pro UDMA7 64G CF card - 150 MB/s, $200
You end up with an SD card that is both faster and more expensive.... the exact opposite of what people believe to be the truth.
This is very interesting! So perhaps I should shoot with an SD card and if I hit limits with it, try CF.
Don & pleasehelp, much appreciated
3. overnight hike: I had been using the f/stop gear Satori, really a great pack, plenty of space for camping stuff if you use one of the smaller inserts. I made straps to attach a large tripod to the center front of the pack. However, I found the pack fit not right for me for half-day or longer hikes with 30+ pounds (15+ kg). As it turns out, the effective torso length is 18", about average for a man, slightly larger than average for a woman. I, however, have a torso length of 14", and that is enough difference that no amount of strap adjustment and load adjustment will make the pack ride right. So, this year I will be trying an ordinary backpacking pack in women's extra-small (Osprey Ariel 65), and again fiddle with home-made rig to hold tripod to pack. The Osprey pack has a J-shaped front-panel access, so I will probably try to sling the tripod diagonally to preserve access.
All great and interesting points.I find it interesting that the people whining about "I don't want video functionality on my stills camera" are being drowned out by the "the camera is crap if it does not have 4K video" people....
To me, it is most telling when "pundits" bash the cameras without actually and objectively seeing what they can do. Instant loss of credibility.
and what's really sad is that I had to try this out.....I want to know why the 7D2 does not have a little laser light that shines where the camera is aimed? Everyone knows that the only use of APS-C cameras is to take pictures and videos of cats to put on the internet.... and the videos would be so much better if the cats were chasing that little red dot....
Come on Canon! This is a make or break feature! Why don't you have it!
It might sound funny but I actually wished for a feature like this, not for cat shots but for shots I take from my hip when doing street photography. Then it would be nice to know at which spot the AF is currently aiming. Of course the laser should be off during the shot itself.