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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 70d RAW Samples
« on: August 05, 2013, 03:28:19 AM »
But how does it look like when comparing ISO 100?

Lenses / Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« on: August 03, 2013, 05:17:57 AM »
Buttercoat your filter from side which goes on the lens. Just stick your finger in some butter and then smear some grease on the filter (just a thin film). You can try to go in circles or from the inside out or even make some wavy structure. If you shoot with a tele you can clear the center again with some cloth dipped in alcohol. Enjoy.

Lenses / Re: Question about TDP's sample crops
« on: August 03, 2013, 05:07:37 AM »
I suspect that TDP only focuses at the center and doesn't refocus for corners or edges so just a trace mis-alignment, like a paper thin one, and....

As far as I know they do separately focus for every spot, repeat the test more than once and take the best result for each.

Besides thin DoF there is field curvature on a few lenses which makes it impossible to get a flat screen in focus.

Lighting / Re: Battery Mystery
« on: June 02, 2013, 04:46:45 PM »
Neuro, that could check out. The flash draws such a high current that the voltage of one battery breaks down completely and it's in short circuit or reversed. Then the chemistry of that battery breaks down really fast and it goes bad. Luckily it didn't explode or catch fire.

Lighting / Re: Flash that will endure over 2000 continuous shots?
« on: June 01, 2013, 06:26:00 PM »
i've heard pretty good words for the nissin mg8000
however you'll need a battery pack for sure.

why not continuous lighting?

I have tried regular lamps next to books for shots, but they come out worse than with what I can get with a flash. With flash, the pics come out very nice and clear.

Do you have a link to continuous lighting products that you recommend?

You might want to provide extra details on what exactly you do. A static scene should be perfectly sharp using long exposure and any static light.

Except if it's not really static or you do something wrong to generate/catch vibrations with your camera setup...

The 2x only makes sense if your target is too small to fill the frame on 200mm with the 1.4x on a crop camera.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $399 New
« on: April 12, 2013, 02:46:07 PM »
Are they starting to sell of their stock for something new?

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Test Camera [CR1]
« on: March 28, 2013, 08:03:32 AM »
If DR improvement is not mentioned it won't happen, so we shouldn't expect it or speculate about it. Same sensor as the 650D but smaller (more noisy) pixels, faster readout, better AF and Body. I'd call this camera a 6.5D.

Would you as a landscaper be disappointed if it only had ISO100, no VF and no Phase-AF?

Could you use ISO25 if it gave you more DR?

Is the Live-View-AF of the EOS-M sufficient for your studio shots?

If you are OK with all these, the new Camera would be the ultimate mirrorless resolution and DR monster which doesn't compromise with general usability wich already is provided by the 1Dx.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D Micro adjusting lenses
« on: March 26, 2013, 04:27:47 PM »
If it's not broken, don't fix it.
If you don't know where it is, and don't experience any problem with your camera/lens combination, then don't be so haste.

Well my 50mm 1.8 front focuses everytime i use it so ive been having to use manual focusing so i am hopin i can just adjust it through the micro adjustment

Did you also read the post here about the new quick and easy adjustment method?

...no serious improvement in terms of AF (apart from the 5D Mk.III and 1D line which are both above what I am willing to pay for a camera, besides ... I used an EOS 3 for many years and in my opinion that many AF points only makes sense with "Eye Control" included).

The real RGB focus tracking D800 enables you to easily focus-recompose. Focus your subject with the center point. Recompose and your camera recognizes the movement and uses the outer focus points on your subject. When  shooting hand-held this is even better than "Eye Control" because you can actually control it easily.

1 stop ISO improvement is hardly possible. Maybe 1/2 or 1/3 stop. What would, however, be possible are 3 stops in dynamic range at ISO 100. What would also be possible is to significantly increase the number of pixels without losing sensitivity after downscaling.

Therefore the safest bet is a higher megapixel sensor with slightly more noise and the same dynamic range after downscaling. Sad but true.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 22, 2013, 01:20:53 PM »
I'll not be surprised if 70D and 7D2 will sport the same 18MP sensor... Maybe some other features will be improved but if they're not going to upgrade their sensor technology, I'm still expecting the old 18MP sensor.  Anyway, I just hope they can drive 6D's price down a little bit more.

If they had a new sensor ready i'm sure they would have told us. If they had it ready by now, they'd release either the 70D, 7D2 or both. They didn't which means they don't have the sensor ready. Now they can postpone it but they need to release something. So they wait a bit and then release a camera with the old sensor and some gimmics like WiFi, touch-screen or slightly better framerate and AF. 70D gets single card no sealing, 7D2 dual card slots and sealing. Then we wait for the new sensor to arrive in about 2015..16..17.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 22, 2013, 04:06:33 AM »
With 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting and a 9-Point All Cross-Type AF System, it's quite obvious that this new release was aimed directly at soccer Moms... Am I the only one that sees that? 

the 650D had the exact same features...same fps, same AF borrowed from 50/60D

But it didn't have the same picture effects... instant Upload to Facebook is still missing though. (I hear the 750D will come out soon.)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 21, 2013, 11:55:36 AM »
Definitely the same old sensor technology (higher ISO shots)...


Are you sure? In the Sky of the Nightscene I would expect more banding. But these are JPEG anyways so what I'd like to see is a pushed RAW in order to see if it still has the same banding.

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