July 30, 2014, 08:11:06 PM

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - R1-7D

Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 ... 18
46
5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 16, 2014, 12:52:59 AM »
Here's some I took of some family friends' 60th wedding anniversary.  Every year she dresses in her wedding gown and her husband in his tux and they go around the city visiting with people and handing out cookies. This year they were in Princess Island Park, Calgary, and the mayor of the city came to say hello. It was great fun! The Mayor, Nenshi, is the gentleman holding the baby. Really nice guy. Wrote a speech on the spot for their diamond anniversary!

Also, I always have loved my 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, but these photos made me love it even more. It's so sharp and the colour rendition is beautiful. I haven't done anything other than crop these photos a bit.


E88A0008 by HadrianRobinson, on Flickr

E88A0145 by HadrianRobinson, on Flickr

E88A0123 by HadrianRobinson, on Flickr

47
Photography Technique / Re: Panning
« on: June 15, 2014, 01:03:45 PM »
I tried a few shots last night with my daughter.  I was mostly shooting at 1/40.  I started getting the hang of it as she rode along the road, but that wasn't exciting enough for her so she went for a much bumpier, grassy hill.  Here are a couple of my favorites:

Racing by yorgasor, on Flickr

Bumpy by yorgasor, on Flickr

I tried getting some of my son on a pogo stick, that's much harder to get right :(

Yorgasor,

First, I just wanted to say beautiful shots. You captured the moments very well while panning! Nicely done.


I don't mean to sound rude/condescending or be too much of a busy-buddy, but I just wanted to quickly mention that I'm am a little concerned to see your daughter without a helmet or even shoes on riding the bike. Also your son (who admittedly looks awesome in the shot) driving the Raptor should have his helmet placement and strap adjusted. I do motorcycle training part-time in the summer so I notice such things, and I've seen first hand what happens when someone is not wearing appropriate gear or not wearing it correctly.

48
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Damn you 1DX!!!!!
« on: June 13, 2014, 02:23:22 AM »
I tried it at the store...fell in love.

5D2 and 5D3 already listed for sale. :( There should be a warning on this site about that camera.

I thought I was the only one  ;D

Just like others said "you going to love it". I thought my 5D III is good, well, it's good, but 1dx is better. Even 12000ISO ;)

I would go so far as to say the 1DX is a stop better at high ISO than the 5D3. Just wish it wasn't so expensive and that I hadn't missed that deal for $5000 :(

I saw the $4999 deals last week or so, but couldn't pull trigger due to unauthorized dealer, plus those units are not US model. I decided to spend $1000 more and bought one through authorized dealer. Anyways, $5000 or $6000 is a lot of money and I want to make sure my X is real X ;)

I bought my 5D3 grey market and never had a problem! Is there a difference between US and non-US 1DX models?

My 5D3 had a different charger than the US model...but no biggie. Unfortunately I can just squeeze $5000-5500, so hopefully there's more deals out there.

49
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Damn you 1DX!!!!!
« on: June 13, 2014, 01:50:05 AM »
I tried it at the store...fell in love.

I imagine it's a lot cheaper than marriage, divorce, children or criminal defense attorneys.    :P

I just broached the subject of the camera with my girlfriend. She gave me a look like I might not have to worry about marriage after all...  :'(

I must always remember: "It's easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission."  :P

50
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Damn you 1DX!!!!!
« on: June 13, 2014, 01:48:54 AM »
I tried it at the store...fell in love.

5D2 and 5D3 already listed for sale. :( There should be a warning on this site about that camera.

I thought I was the only one  ;D

Just like others said "you going to love it". I thought my 5D III is good, well, it's good, but 1dx is better. Even 12000ISO ;)

I would go so far as to say the 1DX is a stop better at high ISO than the 5D3. Just wish it wasn't so expensive and that I hadn't missed that deal for $5000 :(

51
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Damn you 1DX!!!!!
« on: June 12, 2014, 09:03:38 PM »
I tried it at the store...fell in love.

5D2 and 5D3 already listed for sale. :( There should be a warning on this site about that camera.

52
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 10, 2014, 04:56:02 AM »
I took a look at the RX100 models because I wanted something smaller for my upcoming vacation. I talked to Chris at The Camera Store (the guy who does these videos that are posted in this thread) and he didn't have much bad to say!

In the end the A6000 won me over with its autofocus and burst rate. It's just so entertaining to shoot!

The RX100 models are still fantastic and I'm now a bit bummed because I know I'll cave eventually and end up getting one too. :(

53
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 10, 2014, 04:50:02 AM »
Sweet. 24mm on the wide end, 70mm f/2.8 (ok, f/7.6 equivalent), and only slightly larger than the MkII.  I think I might just have to get one...

Be careful Neuro, you might end up with A7r... ;D

If Neuro gets an A7r and jumps on the DR bandwagon I'll eat my hat.

54
EOS Bodies / Re: The Person Behind \
« on: June 09, 2014, 11:07:11 AM »
Well, we know for a fact now that dilbert is not this guy's CanonRumors screen name. He would dedicated his blog to the dynamic range debacle otherwise.  ::)

55
EOS Bodies / Re: 1Dx vs 5DmIII sealings
« on: June 06, 2014, 01:09:28 AM »
The dynamic range on both is lacking...


Oh wait, wrong thread again. Both should be fine in rain.

56
Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: June 05, 2014, 06:22:27 PM »
Here's some of mine that I've kept of subjects from behind:

E88A1414 by HadrianRobinson, on Flickr

E88A1378 by HadrianRobinson, on Flickr

IMG_3381 by HadrianRobinson, on Flickr

E88A4356 by HadrianRobinson, on Flickr

57
Landscape / Re: Deep Sky Astrophotography
« on: June 05, 2014, 03:01:30 AM »
Just think about how much better these photos would be with more dynamic range! Oh wait...wrong thread again. Damn.


Beautiful shots everyone!

58
I went out shooting today with my 5D3. Got some great shots.

Then I thought...you know what would make these photos even better? Zero freaking shadows!!!! I pushed and pushed in post processing until there was nothing left to push. Man...the noise in the blacks was awful. I could barely make out a sign that was in some deep shade in the far upper left corner of my photo. After some noise reduction, and zooming in to 400%...I saw what the sign said:

Beware of Internet Trolls.


I was blown away. Had I been using the D800e, with its 30% better sharpness compared to the regular 800...and it's amazing dynamic range, I wouldn't have had to spend so much time figuring out what the sign said.


Tomorrow I'm going to go back to a creepy looking bridge I found and see what Trolls I can find in the shadows when I post-process.



Pro Tip: Since trolls have never seen people in real life, they easily get scared when an actual human is near by.  ;)

I'll shoot from a distance and just crop in.

Oh no! Damn...I wouldn't be able to crop as far because of my low 22 megapixel count!!!! If only I had the 36 MP monster that is the D800.

Damn Canon, again! Ugh.


59
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DOUBLE SMACKDOWN on Neuro
« on: June 05, 2014, 01:13:17 AM »
Would you believe the results of testing a drug for Alzheimer's disease in a population of 20 year olds with asthma? 

DOUBLE-SMACKDOWN!


 :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P


Do you perhaps wear a spandex jumpsuit and grease up with vaseline before you come post here? I take you for a WWE/F fan.

 :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P

But seriously, you've shown me the light/detail in the dark underexposed world I've been living in (get it? 'Cuz we're talking about DR). I'm selling my gear for Nikon and Sony stuff. I'm just worried about resale value now since my Canon gear is so subpar. Ugh...if only you were here on Canon Rumors sooner... before I bought everything.

Really my purchasing all this non-Nikon stuff is your fault. If I can blame a casino for gambling too much (which I did BTW), then I can blame you for my mistake in camera equipment.

60
Very ignorant of you. Please go see d4s. ;) It outperforms the 1dx period in sensor tech.

The performance of the two is nearly identical above ISO 800, and the D4s has a DR advantage below ISO 800.  Plus, I can't hand-hold Nikon's 600/4.

Also…

Sony sensors do perform better at all ISO ranges.

AFAIK, Sony doesn't make the sensor in the D4s.  Ignorance must be bliss for you… 


Gee, Neuro.  Would you write up the drug test studies with cherry-picked data too?
In the crop sensor and smaller world, the results are notably different.

Would you believe the results of testing a drug for Alzheimer's disease in a population of 20 year olds with asthma?  Note that I said my Canon sensor in the use case I described.  The point was, people make assumptions about their own, personal definition of 'better' without regard for the fact that their needs don't define the needs of everyone else.

Come back when m4/3 is outperforming FF sensors, we'll talk.

I wouldn't bother anymore. Clearly the Nikon/Sony match-made-in-heaven is superior. You and your 1DX will have to just continue taking sub-par photos with poor dynamic range. Even if you think you've got a great picture that you've just taken, Dilbert and the crew here will assure you that your photo is lacking in sufficient DR for it to be worthwhile.

See the light. Spend more time on the internet researching this, and take less photos with what you have. C'mon


Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 ... 18