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Animal Kingdom / Re: Beaver Shots
« on: April 23, 2014, 11:52:17 PM »
Only in Canada....

Talking Beaver on the Highway Small | Large

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 23, 2014, 10:45:46 PM »
Don, you lucky guy!  Very nice!

Jack
There are 3 different Osprey nests on my drive home.... and there are two more nests at work, with a third nest under construction just outside the compound where I work... plus we have a pair of geese that are trying to nest at the building entrance and keep trying to chase me :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 23, 2014, 09:24:10 PM »
The Ospreys are back again this year... a mating pair!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1d IV vs. 7D II
« on: April 22, 2014, 11:48:28 AM »
Such a pasionate debate over the relative merits of an obsolete camera against an imaginary camera.....

I imagine that the imaginary camera will be superior in every way.... therefore the imaginary camera wins...  :)

Don, I was happy to leave well alone until they starting comparing two actual cameras. I have no interest in speculation about a 7D MkII.

Yeah....

The problem with comparing two cameras is that there will be some things camera A does better than Camera B, and some things Camera B does better than camera A.... and some things equal. Which one is better depends on your priorities so the debate can continue forever without resolution... plus, the thread was a comparison to an imaginary camera, one that will be a lot closer to 70D specs than 7D specs..... so if they are going to pick an actual camera to compare against, why not the 70D?

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Canon General / Re: $10,000
« on: April 22, 2014, 10:42:31 AM »
If you had $10,000 to spend on photography gear to put together a jack of all trades kit, what would you include, assuming you were starting from scratch.
Here's what I would likely put together...

$4000 5D3 kit with 24-105
$1070 Tamron SP 150 - 600
$300  Rokinon 14mm 2.8
$1050 Canon 100mm 2.8L Macro IS
$1350 Canon 70 - 200 f4L IS
$500 On a tripod... not sure what though
$1280 600 RT x2 and ST E3 RT transmitter kit

Very close to my list...
$4000 5D3 kit with 24-70
$1070 Tamron SP 150 - 600
$400  GoPro 4
$1050 Canon 100mm 2.8L Macro IS
$1350 Canon 70 - 200 f4L IS
$500 On a tripod... not sure what though
$1630 On a 600 RT, spare battery, filters, memory cards, camera bag

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1d IV vs. 7D II
« on: April 22, 2014, 10:34:15 AM »
Such a pasionate debate over the relative merits of an obsolete camera against an imaginary camera.....

I imagine that the imaginary camera will be superior in every way.... therefore the imaginary camera wins...  :)

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Canon General / Re: Canon Hong Kong Announcement April 24, 2014
« on: April 22, 2014, 10:28:19 AM »
It is the 1DX(2), the 5D(4), the 6D(2), 7D(2), EOS-M(3), and the high megapixel FF camera..... it will be everyone's cup of tea :)

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Lenses / Re: Canon teaser for 4/24 announcement -- new fast prime?
« on: April 21, 2014, 11:30:32 PM »
Aren't they the same people who said the 7D2 would be announced in January, shipping in April... of 2013?!?!

It MUST! be true.......

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Photography Technique / Re: Am I the only one this has happened to?
« on: April 21, 2014, 02:02:25 PM »
You can always wear a burka.  They are fashionable, GREAT in the summer, and hide your face extremely well.

jdramirez does an excellent job of using reductio ad absurdum to illustrate the fact that law has, perhaps, not kept up with modern society.  In our world, one would have to go to extreme, even absurd, measures to be free of the intrusions of wannabe paparazzi with long telephoto lenses.  The image of the burka, with its allusion to the disempowered, evokes the timeless argument that the law only protects those who are aware that their image has been misused, and have the resources to pursue remedy in the courts.

Thank you, jdramirez, for your concise and elegant contribution.
Photos are just the tip of the iceberg. Every time you use a credit card or a points card, the data collected is being used to track you and your habits. Go look for something on the web and you start seeing targeted adds appearing... You and your actions are being tracked.... For example, I visited a Newfoundland Tourism site and now my CR feed is littered with adds for things to do and places to stay in Newfoundland....

Perhaps some people feel threatened and have the need to lash out.... and we are the only visible target....

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Photography Technique / Re: Am I the only one this has happened to?
« on: April 21, 2014, 10:59:26 AM »
Rights are superseded by social responsibility.

I get your point, but you're overstating it.  Rights can not be superseded... otherwise it wouldn't be a right.  But there are limits to certain rights... you have the right to free speech but that does not include inciting a riot by falsely screaming fire.  It also doesn't include harassing people.   Similarly, taking photos of people in public is not prohibited (and this has been held up in court cases I believe) but following someone around taking photos of them day after day could cross a line into harassment.
Actually, rights can be superseded and often are. Take free speech... you have a right to free speech but that right is superseded (in law and repeatedly upheld by the courts) both by what is known as the "fire exemption" (yelling FIRE in a crowded theatre) and various anti-hate laws and slander laws.

In Canada, almost all civil rights can be suspended under "The War Measures Act". All these things are done for the good of society...

Also in Canada, someone took the Federal Government to court because the navy warships were not wheelchair accessible. (We have a law about all government facilities MUST be wheelchair accessible) The court challenge was thrown out because to make the ships wheelchair accessible would have endangered the rest of the crew.

To quote Spock, "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few"

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Photography Technique / Re: Am I the only one this has happened to?
« on: April 21, 2014, 09:34:17 AM »

Understand the way society has become because of how other people actions they want to error on the side of caution or "bad" instead of giving some slack.  Smart phones are far more prevalent than cameras today and someone walking around with a DSLR and a lens walking openly in public spaces in my opinion does not scream “this person must be up to no good”.    I would have asked did he check all the smart phones in the area to make certain there wasn’t someone taking pictures of his kids because the percentage of that happening would likely be greater. 

It's not about danger... it's about the appearance of danger... The cell phones are tiny and go unnoticed. The DSLR, particularly with a "big white" mounted on it, screams out "look at me" and you get noticed. People have watched so many stupid television shows that they are loosing connection to the real world and have trouble putting things in perspective.

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Photography Technique / Re: Am I the only one this has happened to?
« on: April 21, 2014, 09:23:27 AM »
Rights are superseded by social responsibility.

For example, one has the right to free speech, but that does not mean you have the right to scream out "FIRE" is a crowded movie theatre.. Similarly, you have the right to take pictures in public places (varies depending on what country you are in and which public space), but in doing so, do you have the right to harass someone to get that picture? .... and everyone is going to have a different definition and a different threshold...

If your actions as a photographer are "pushing someone over the edge", you can either try to de-escalate things, or if that fails, leave. Push them over the edge and who knows what will happen... but the safe bet is that both parties loose.

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: April 20, 2014, 09:49:35 PM »
Constance Creek, Near Ottawa, Canada...

The spring flood has started... it's kind of cool to take the canoe and go for a paddle through the forest.

The shot is five pictures at 17mm (portrait) on a crop camera stitched together.

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Photography Technique / Re: Am I the only one this has happened to?
« on: April 20, 2014, 06:13:39 PM »
There really isn't anything you can say that will stop someone like that. If you react, it just proves to them (in their mind) that you really are dangerous and have to be watched and the longer things go, the worse the behaviour will get.

Try defusing the situation... tell him you are learning photography and taking pictures of the dogs... and show him the pictures....

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1d IV vs. 7D II
« on: April 20, 2014, 04:58:46 PM »
I wouldn't call the difference in noise between the 1D IV and 70D a "wash". Compare the noise test results from DPR:

Why on God's green Earth would I compare RAW files with no NR when I never work that way and neither does anyone else?

If your photography consists of staring at zero NR, ISO 3200 black and gray patches at 100% until your eyes cross, buy a Nikon or a Sony. Then you can boost those RAW files +5 stops and really have some fun staring at patches.

I feel another RAW thread coming up.
Obviously touched a RAW nerve.....


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