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Lenses / Re: EF Extension Tube Thinner than 12mm?
« on: April 18, 2014, 07:11:12 PM »
There used to be a three ring set on eBay that had an 8mm and two thicker ones.
I think it was 8, 15, and 30....

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: April 18, 2014, 05:28:39 PM »
thought spring was here but ........

Jack
yeah..... the bay behind my place is still frozen over, but a lot of the snow in the woods has gone....

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Photography Technique / Re: What if we were still shooting slide film?
« on: April 18, 2014, 04:26:10 PM »
The iPhone would not easily slip into a pocket :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 18, 2014, 04:20:51 PM »
Tundra swans.....

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Just outta curiosity.. I've always wondered.. ;D

Let's say you have a person who just set his camera for a shoot. He fiddled with the settings and walked off to blow his nose. Then his kid/cat/dog/friend pushes the shutter button.

The person later post processes all the pictures including the one he didn't "take".

Who is the photographer of that photo?

Just had a curious thought. heh heh
So my friend has a dog team... I mount a GoPro to the head of the dog, and off they go dogsledding. Am I the photographer, or is it the driver of the dog team, or is it Yukon King the wonder dog? And how do I massage my ego when I find out that Yukon King the wonder dog takes better pictures than I do?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1d IV vs. 7D II
« on: April 18, 2014, 11:08:44 AM »
I used to think the 7DII might come pretty close to FF in IQ and high ISO performance. Until last November, when a thread in CR completely disillusioned me. Next thing, I bought a 5DIII and sold my 7D and I've been kicking myself ever since that I didn't do it a year sooner. So yeah, I totally see what Jrista is talking about [although not cool to use 'trounce' in APS-C vs FF (that too same generation), Jrista, not cool].
I am lucky that I didn't end up waiting for 7DII and be disappointed.
Agreed!

If IQ was my only concern, I could walk into the local bestbuy and grab a 6D for less than what we expect a 7D2 will go for. There is no way short of physics defying magic that the 7D2 will beat it... But for me, I really want a more capable AF system and after playing with the touchscreen interface on a 70D, would like to see the next generation of that too... Hmmmm...... 5D4?

And this is where it gets interesting.  If the AF system gets improved that hopefully means more keepers as was the case with the 5DIII and 1DX.  So technically the IQ of the camera could be improved with a better more accurate AF system...as we know, Sensor IQ is nothing if the image is fuzzy to start with.

One needs to look at the system and not just one feature.  If the 7DII gets an AF system on par with 5DIII or 1DX then that systems is more desirable than a 6D.  I would expect a higher keeper rate (At least for subjects that are in action).  For me, having tasted the sweetness of the advanced AF systems, I could never go back to the old school 19point or less.  I would be disappointed, even if the sensor was noiseless.

Thats just me and buying a camera based on sensor alone is an amateur mistake.
Agreed!
I did not realize how bad the AF was on the 60D until I got into birding and tried a borrowed 5D3..... now I can't imagine getting another camera without a great AF system. My ideal camera would be the sampling density of APS-C and 5D3 (or better) AF system... this is why I am so keenly waiting for the 7D2 and why I did not even consider the 70D...


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EOS Bodies / Re: 1d IV vs. 7D II
« on: April 18, 2014, 08:28:52 AM »
I used to think the 7DII might come pretty close to FF in IQ and high ISO performance. Until last November, when a thread in CR completely disillusioned me. Next thing, I bought a 5DIII and sold my 7D and I've been kicking myself ever since that I didn't do it a year sooner. So yeah, I totally see what Jrista is talking about [although not cool to use 'trounce' in APS-C vs FF (that too same generation), Jrista, not cool].
I am lucky that I didn't end up waiting for 7DII and be disappointed.
Agreed!

If IQ was my only concern, I could walk into the local bestbuy and grab a 6D for less than what we expect a 7D2 will go for. There is no way short of physics defying magic that the 7D2 will beat it... But for me, I really want a more capable AF system and after playing with the touchscreen interface on a 70D, would like to see the next generation of that too... Hmmmm...... 5D4?

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: April 18, 2014, 08:19:21 AM »

You can get that now with the 70D...of which I was disappointed in.  The best feature they added was AFMA adjustment and that was something to be excited about for those coming in from a 60D or T series.

The 7DII will likely have a LOT of video features that will drive the price up.  I'm sure one thing we can ALL agree on is that we will be disappointed with the price they set as is with all of their new products.

In what way could I have significantly better IQ and high ISO performance with the 70D???? All tests and reviews I looked at say that IQ and noise has only marginally improved in the 70D. At side-by-side comparison of images at 100% you can see that.
I want the 7D successor to at least match the sensor of the D7100, although Nikon is surely already improving that one.
A 24MP APSC sensor with no or hardly visible noise up to ISO 1600 or even 3200 would be a milestone for Canon. But I'm afraid they are actually not even trying to achieve that. If this news about another delay due to problems with the dual-pixel senor are true, the 7D II will only be a 70Ds   ;)

With the time and rumors after rumors without any clear statement from canon themselfs, I feel more and more fooled by them. Canon doesn't seem to realise that there are a lot of customers who want a APSC Camera for wildlife photography which is up-to-date in IQ and low ISO performance. Or maybe there are not as many as I think.
It is the focusing system. The focusing system (AFMA, focus points, live view) is far more capable on the 70D than the 60D and will give a better keeper ratio.

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Canon General / Re: Helen Oster
« on: April 18, 2014, 08:11:28 AM »
The world needs more people like you. Happy birthday!

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Same story if you setup a wildlife trigger and a wild animal trips the shutter.  The deer or whatever is not the photographer!
Good example!

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I got into a debate just recently with my upcoming wedding photographer. I asked if I could have a small handful of RAW files and they politely but firmly refused - stating they are the owners and it is their creative vision that makes the photo. HOWEVER, my fiance and I have chosen the time of day, the location, the venue, the clothing, hairstyling, makeup, props etc...in essence a huge proportion of the creative element that will go into each photo. I also plan on processing those RAWs myself - a further large creative input. Granted there is still a lot of creative scope on the part of the photographer but it felt kind of weird to be told that the photographer owns the RAW pictures of me and my partner and can use it anyway they see fit, citing the creative angle. I dont know how you measure who put more creativity into the photo but it isnt clear cut from my perspective.
When I take pictures for where I work, they own them and control them. I do not even have the right to put them in a portfolio.... but that's what the job is defined as.... I am paid to produce a product. Photography is unusual because by convention, the photos belong to the photographer and you are paying them for use of the image. If you want the image to belong to you, put it in the contract and make sure the photographer signs.

As is said, "the devil is in the details", and when you hire someone for any job it needs to be made abundantly clear who does what, and in the case of photography, who owns the images.....

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 18, 2014, 07:47:16 AM »
At the risk of being flamed, I feel that the many photographers around here that proclaim IS to be of no use on lenses wider than 85mm are being snobs. It's as if they are saying, "My technique is such that I would derive no benefit from it and if you feel the need for it, well you just suck."  OK, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but you get my point.

I used to think the same way as you- the pros who suggest IS isn't important at wider FLs are snobs.
But let's dig deeper- there is SOME truth to it, as I have realized with time. Not all true, mind, because I still think IS is important.
However, I think IS gives a false sense of confidence to inexperienced photographers. They feel they can shoot a photo at 1/17 just because they are shooting with a 35mm lens with IS. But they don't understand the limitation of shutter speed vs subject movement.
Pros point at the fact that you realistically cannot shoot lower than 1/n (put your favorite number here) unless you want motion blur or you are shooting still life.
Now, for longer focal lengths, n is a larger number:
Consequently 1/n is higher, and 1/n divided by factor of image stabilization still remains high. So motion blur is avoided.

Now, less knowledgeable people have taken this maxim, misunderstood it, and propagated it at face value- that IS is unimportant. I think it is just a misrepresentation and generalization of otherwise sound logic.
or to summarize... "I have IS turned on, so why are the wings of the hummingbird blurred?"

To me, IS is a tool. Sometimes it is needed, sometimes it is not. The trick is knowing where and when.

I agree to the extent that IS is frequently not needed at these FLs, and that it certainly is not a cure-all for poor technique. However, I have made quite a few shots where IS has undoubtedly helped, and have never had a shot ruined by it. I leave it on always, needed or not.
I leave it on most of the time too.. But through trial and error I found that you really do need to turn it off when on a tripod and if you are resting the camera on a good solid surface or you will get IS induced blurring of the image. I think the best example of IS induced blurring is trying to get a picture of the ISS overhead... You have a tiny bright dot surrounded by darkness and there is nothing for the IS to lock on to, so it jumps around and the IS makes the picture worse...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1d IV vs. 7D II
« on: April 17, 2014, 09:54:09 PM »

I think it would be very difficult for the 7D II to beat the 1D IV. At best, Canon might achieve parity, and some non-sensor features might be better (i.e. better AF system), but I generally don't think IQ will be better.

I agree. The APS-H sensor has 1.7 times the area of the APS-C sensor and that's a lot of ground to catch up on.

Even if it did catch up, it doesn't really matter because the 1DIV is now the 1DX and the bar is raised further.... and if there was some magic tech that made it better, just watch what happens with the 1DX2 :)

As someone who has been shooting digital for 20+ years, I remember when high ISO was 1600 and you didn't shoot 800 or above because the noise would ruin the picture... and now I can shoot at 51,200 with less noise on a camera that is four years out of date. Tech has marched on and to compare the new and the old becomes meaningless after a while.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1d IV vs. 7D II
« on: April 17, 2014, 09:39:21 PM »
Do let me know when this thread gets back to a discussion between 1D IV vs 7D II.
Alas, it seems to have run off into another FF vs APS-C discussion...

Everything I've said about FF vs. APS-C applies to APS-H vs. APS-C. It's sensor area that matters, so from a sensor IQ standpoint, the 1D IV wins. The 1D line also gets extra attention to all the fine little details, the small things that require a lot of extra hands on time to tweak and tune and refine. It's a large part of the reason the 1D models cost more...they are highly and optimally tuned. You can ask almost any 1D owner regardless of generation, and most will tell you they love the out of camera quality in every respect...higher sharpness, lower noise, better color fidelity, etc. etc. The same fine tuning applies to all the other non-sensor aspects of the camera as well. The 1D IV had a much better AF system that performed much better than the 1D III and any other Canon camera of the time. It had the high frame rate, the higher performance shutter, etc.

I think it would be very difficult for the 7D II to beat the 1D IV. At best, Canon might achieve parity, and some non-sensor features might be better (i.e. better AF system), but I generally don't think IQ will be better.
And the quality of the build!
Better materials, tighter tolerances, hand matching to specs, all adds up to greater consistency. Another reason why the 1D lineups outperform the rest, particularly after a few drops and tumbles.....

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