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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 5 Plugin for focus points?
« on: June 30, 2014, 11:47:18 PM »
Thanks for the response.

Real bummer. :(

Software & Accessories / Lightroom 5 Plugin for focus points?
« on: June 30, 2014, 01:21:17 AM »
Does anyone know of a plugin for showing focus points in Lightroom 5? Apple's Aperture has this feature built in and I find it useful, so I'm hoping there's a solution for Lightroom.

Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: June 30, 2014, 01:18:17 AM »
Does anyone use Corel's AfterShot Pro 2?

Apparently it has similar functionality to Aperture in terms of photo management.

I've spent the weekend learning new photo apps, and I think I might give it a try. I've used Corel products before, mainly Painter, and while they are good they all tend to be major resource hogs on the system.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 27, 2014, 03:33:24 AM »

Nikonian linguistic analysis: the -10 suffix translates to 'fixing a problem'.  The SB910 fixed the thermal issues of the SB900.  The D610 fixed the oil spatter and banned-from-sale-in-China-debacle of the D600.  The D810 fixes the problem Nikon had of producing both the D800 and D800E.

I wonder if there is a neuroanatomist-10 in the nikon forums...

perhaps we can start a poll for the most requested/needed feature changes and improvements ;)

I propose a poll to see who among the CR members neuroanatomist, dilbert, or Aglet has provided the most helpful/useful/beneficial information to the other members of the forum.  The one with the most votes earns a pat on the back, the other two are permanently banned from CR forums.  I'll abide by the results if you two agree to do so as well.  What do you say, gentlemen...are you ready to put your reputations on the line?

It would seem that you post here for a completely different reason than I do, namely your ego needs stroking.

I post here mainly because I enjoy helping people, sharing knowledge (I enjoyed teaching medical and graduate students, and I rather miss teaching), and good technical discussions in which I can both contribute and learn from others.

Up until the point where you mentioned that you wanted/expected a pat on the back, I might have believed you (that your goals weren't ego driven.)

No, Neuro is right in all this. You're the biggest troll on this forum. Obviously Canon isn't making a camera and a sensor that meets your so-called needs. Bummer, dude. Nikon, or even Sony, seem like a better fit for you.

You approach every thread relating to sensors with your DxO "score book" and you rattle on and on about dynamic range. We all get it -- the Sony sensors DO have better dynamic range; but I can list off a bunch of things the Canons still do better than competing brands, including Nikon. If your Canon isn't meeting your needs, and you need all the DR you claim, and print the size of a school bus then why don't you switch already? Nikon seems the most reliable for delivering what YOU want. Canon will continue to make all-round "meet-most-of-consumer-demands" style cameras and be very successful until the market indicates they need to change. So far, their approach is winning and Nikon's recent updates show they aren't. Bummer.

Also, just to defend Neuro a bit here: he has spent countless hours posting on this forum, and his technical knowledge is second to none. To be honest, I don't know how he does it sometimes, because watching you argue with him is a bit like watching someone hit their head against a brick wall; he refutes your claims and your so-called "facts" and then you either misinterpret or ignore a point he has made and continue to prater on with Aglet in-tow. Neuro does deserve a pat on the back if for only having the patience to politely continuing to respond to you.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 26, 2014, 04:01:01 PM »
Nikonian linguistic analysis: the -10 suffix translates to 'fixing a problem'.  The SB910 fixed the thermal issues of the SB900.  The D610 fixed the oil spatter and banned-from-sale-in-China-debacle of the D600.  The D810 fixes the problem Nikon had of producing both the D800 and D800E.

I wonder if there is a neuroanatomist-10 in the nikon forums...

You should go and find out. Bye!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 26, 2014, 12:40:02 AM »
Seems like the 5D iii just got pooped on.  For anyone who can stomach 36MP that is.

Luckily for Canon they have the better lens line-up.  Which is what really matters.

Yeah, Canon just got slaughtered! Damn, and this thing is made in Thailand too! Way better than Japan. Now, not only is the D810 better than the 5D3, Nikon can hopefully recover some of its yearly losses by building it cheaply using practically third-world labor! Yeah!!!! w00T1!!

Soon their new 36.3 MP sensor will be the gold standard in photography. Everyone will stop buying Canon and see that their sensors are crap, and that Nikon just, as you say, pooped all over them; so it's like crap upon crap.

Everyone's picture taking will reach cloud nine with this thing. I can't wait!!! The D820 will be out within the next year too, which will really be the nail in the coffin for Canon!!!!

It only takes place every four years so to compare to F1 would be wrong, as there seems to be one of those every month.

As for Eurocup, no idea. I guess it would depend on who is playing. But you mentioned 2015, and to say that there is no big global event would just be wrong.

Of course, here in Asia it is only really Japan and Korea, as well as Hong Kong that are any good at it.

Here are some stats from the RWC:

The tournament is one of the largest international sporting events in the world, surpassed in scale only by the FIFA World Cup, the Olympics, and the Tour de France. The first World Cup, in 1987, had a cumulative world television audience of 300 million; its successor, the 1991 event in England, reached 1.75 billion. South Africa's 1995 tournament reached 2.67 billion, and the 1999 Welsh-hosted event reached 3 billion. The 2003 tournament had a cumulative world television audience of 3.5 billion, and the final, between Australia and England, became the most watched rugby union match in the history of Australian television. The event was broadcast in 205 countries. The 2007 tournament had a cumulative world television audience of 4 billion.

Any which way I hope the 1D X and 5D III replacement arrives sooner than later. My 1D4 and 5D2 are getting long on the tooth.

Then upgrade. Both current models offer a substantial gain. The 5D3 has usable ISO up to 25,600. The 5D2 was at its limit at 6400 in RAW. 

2016 is my prediction. Your 5D2 will be practically archaic by then.

I dont know of any major sporting event in 2015 so my bet is the new 1-Series body will be out sometime in 2016.

Would the 2015 Pam am games in Toronto be considered a major sporting event?


1Ds Mark III was announced in August 2007, just weeks after the 2007 Pan Am Games in Rio. The Canon EOS-1D X was announced in October 2011 during the Pan AM games in Guadalajara. Just saying.

See bold for your answer.

I dont know of any major sporting event in 2015 so my bet is the new 1-Series body will be out sometime in 2016.

Would the 2015 Pam am games in Toronto be considered a major sporting event?


Even photozone's at it now; comparing against the EF 50mm f1.2 L II !

What the 50L does well doesn't have a metric that can be easily recorded.  That lens is about color, draw, bokeh, etc. and less about meat and potatoes forum fodder like sharpness, chromatic aberrations, distortion, etc.

However, the Sigma Art seems purpose-built to wow the forum crowd.  If you are a sharpness junkie (who needs AF), you've found your lens.

So you're justifying the 50/1.2L by saying that it has some immeasurable quality to it that nobody else can beat? Do you understand how irrational that sounds?

He didn't say it has some immeasurable quality that nobody else can beat, only that it has distinctive qualities that can't readily be measured.  That's neither irrational nor false (his statement as you reworded it may or may not be true, but it's not irrational).  You may not care for those distinctive qualities or even notice them; and it may well be that they're related to various aspects of the lens that *can* be measured (if you like, one could say that it's desirable because of, not despite, its flaws). But simply to dismiss it, as you seem to want to do, because it fails in various ways that can be measured begs the question.

(And, in case this is necessary to add, none of that is to say anything at all negative about the Sigma or, for that matter, to say anything positive about the Canon.)

There are indeed qualities that cannot be measured.  There is no definition or agreement as to what they actually are.  When someone refers to a lens giving a 3D effect, that is not even a defined term.
Measurement of Bokeh is another that has no way to give a numerical value, just a opinion.  Usually though, Photozone does give examples of bokeh at various apertures, but its still subject to disagreement, because someone else feels that they would do it differently.
A lot of the undefined qualities are that way.  Since different people see them differently, its pretty difficult to do more than look at the images and see if you agree.

Trying to talk sense to Dilbert is like trying to describe colours to a blind person. He likes his spec sheets and DxO scores. Nothing else matters

Beautiful images! The 300 with the 2x extender seems to be a great combination.  I use the 2x III with my 70-200 and I find that works great in a pinch.

A bit early in the update cycle if true when compared to previous updates maybe? I would think it would be later in 2015 that replacements are possibly announced with closer to 2016 with an actual release if there will be updates.


Not quite if you consider this:

Again, as I mentioned earlier in the thread, the fact that no 1D utilizes crop sensors may have an effect on the production cycle of their lineup. I might be wrong, but I'm sure investing in creating new full frame sensors is a lot more costly and time consuming than developing smaller sensors.

Even Nikon's new D4s is not an entirely new sensor from what I've read, despite their marketing gymnastics. Not taking anything away from their camera, it's still a beast; but so is the 1DX. A new design isn't needed yet.

Looking at the Northlight website and going back quite a few months there seems to be a lot of "throw mud at the wall and see if it sticks" going on.

I'm sure replacements are in the works. When will we see them is the in the meantime enjoy what you've got. :)
Don't forget that northlight said that the release of the 7D2 was only a month or so away....... And announced that a year and a half ago..... With a spec list that was inferior to the 70D and no mention of DPAF. I don't believe anything they claim.

Exactly. I've spent the evening reading that site and I'm even more skeptical than I was before.

Their rumors with release dates and specs are frequently wrong, and Rumors like this one on the main page of CR are a combination of common knowledge (yes, Canon will eventually update their line of cameras) and guesses.

The saying "even a broken clock is right twice a day" relates to that site nicely. They make crap up most of the time, but occasionally announce something legitimate (usually nothing earth-shattering) and then claim to be a reliable source.


5D Mark 1 = 22 August 2005
5D Mark 2 = 17 September 2008 (3 years & 1 month)
5D Mark 3 = 2 March 2012 (3 years &
5D Mark 4 = ?

1D X2 = ?
1D X = 18 October 2011
1D 4 = 20 October 2009
1D 3 = February 21, 2007
1D 2n = August 22, 2005
1D 2 = January 2004
1D = November 2001

1Ds = September 24, 2002
1Ds 2 = 2004
1Ds 3 = 20 August 2007

7D = 1 September 2009
7D Mark 2 = ?

The roadmap for the 1DX update might be a bit different than previous 1D cameras; the biggest difference is there is no crop sensor anymore. It's a reasonable assumption that developing a full frame sensor takes more resources and is therefore less likely to receive as frequent updates as in the past when compared to previous 1D models. Of course, this is just an assumption.

In my own opinion of the matter, what's the point of rushing an update? Nikon just updated their D4 with the D4s, but the 1DX is still arguably current and still has superior frame rate, autofocus and resolution. It's also selling better than Nikon's offering. No point in updating if you don't have to.

There's always an update in the works. When the iPhone 6 launches in September you can bet your buns Jony Ive has the 6s already planned out. With the 1DX, despite being announced in October of 2011, it wasn't even in stores until late June or July of 2012. Even if a new 1D body is announced (which I doubt for this year), it will most likely be a good six to nine months before we actually see one available for purchase.

My own guess would be late 2015 or early to mid 2016 for the new 1D. Like I said before, enjoy what you're currently  shooting. :)

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