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Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: August 17, 2014, 04:39:51 PM »
Sunrise in Montauk

Montauk Sunrise by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Montauk Sunrise by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: What does Sigma do next?
« on: August 16, 2014, 08:26:19 PM »
How about a 35-70mm 1.8 APS-c to go with their sweet 18-35!!

EOS Bodies / Re: popup-flash - made a "pro feature"?
« on: August 13, 2014, 12:10:55 PM »
I've seen Joe McNally use a pop up flash as an optical trigger. He is a professional photographer. Cameras aren't professionals ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Suggestions of a Canon MF announcement at Photokina!
« on: August 11, 2014, 03:38:51 PM »
I seriously doubt this rumor. Canon seems to be more about the evolution and merging of the "moving image" with stills photography. Their highest end professional products are in this area. Why go after a tiny "medium format" market? Medium format digital cameras aren't even medium format! This just sounds like sensor geek fantasy talk.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Can't get my 1dx to catch focus fast as 7d
« on: August 10, 2014, 10:36:42 PM »
Another win for APS-C!!! Man, that pesky 7D mkI classic has been just rocking it this week* on CR ;)

*See "The Reach War" thread for all the amazing things the 7D is now doing.

The difference is "Neg-li-gi-ble."


Post Processing / Re: Smart objects
« on: August 07, 2014, 12:54:29 PM »
Does anyone know:  do smart objects work the same way as editing in LR, where the edits are commands stored in a separate XMP file so that your underlying RAW file is never changed?  Sounds like Adobe took that from LR and built it into PS?

I don't edit in PS very often (I have the CC version but really haven't started to learn how to use it).  My workflow (if I can dignify what I do with such a term) is to import everything into LR, figure out which photos I want to work on, edit in LR, then if I think PS would be useful (mostly so far only for content aware fill to get rid of stuff) I use "edit in PS" and create a Tiff from the photo (with the LR edits) for that purpose.  Sound like I should edit the LR adjusted photo as a smart object in PS.  If I understand correctly, that would just be adding further commands to the XMP file and I wouldn't end up with so many versions of the same photo.  Does this make sense to anyone? 

OK, I have some tutorials to watch.  Thanks for the links.

Not really. It's more like putting "containers" around the file to protect the pixels and original file. Then filters and adjustments are applied to the container file. They are very helpful when you want to do destructive edits.

But the problem is that the Photoshop file will get really big really fast, as you are basically nesting files within files.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: D810 vs. 3D
« on: August 02, 2014, 06:30:44 PM »
I'd wait for the 3D mkII. It's going to have better dynamic range and other amazing technology that will make you want to delete every photo you have ever taken and start over. For realz.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: July 30, 2014, 10:38:13 AM »
Some shots from Hall of Fame Weekend:
Ernie Banks by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Reggie Jackson by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Hank Aaron by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Torre HOF '14 Parade by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Plus they wont have any negative reviews on a new lens with no AF!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Any old K-mount lenses worth getting?
« on: July 15, 2014, 04:13:48 PM »
The SMC Pentax-M 28mm f3.5 lens is actually a really sharp lens.

1/250 | f/5.6 | ISO 640
Hamptons swimming by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Back Button Focussing and AF Points
« on: July 09, 2014, 10:55:38 AM »
The reason I love BBF so much is that it really allows you to take advantage of full time manual focus. Otherwise, when you touch the shutter again you are fighting yourself.
It really shines with weaker AF cameras like the 5DII, as I use center point AF to grab focus, then recompose and tweak focus manually while shooting. Really increases hit rate with shallow DOF shots.

Photography Technique / Re: 85 vs 135 for portraits
« on: July 09, 2014, 08:20:27 AM »
What will you be using/ doing for the next year or two?!
I'm confused...

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV To Feature 4K Video?
« on: July 04, 2014, 12:36:36 PM »
Oh everyone knows the 7DII will have 4k first!  ::)

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
« on: July 04, 2014, 12:30:15 PM »
Happy July 4th!

Summer Violet by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

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