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Software & Accessories / Re: TIFF or JPeg for storage
« on: February 01, 2012, 11:43:21 AM »
Printing from a jpeg (level 11 or 12) works great if the jpeg is your final product and you're not making any more changes.  You won't be able to see any difference on a print between it and a tiff file.

If you do need to make adjustments, however, you'll get degradation and you should go back to the raw file and start again.  With a tiff you have more wiggle room to make adjustments.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Can someone debunk this Peter Lik picture... PLEASE!!!
« on: January 31, 2012, 01:09:21 PM »

Yup.

My attempt at this sort of thing.  Moon rolling down the mountain!


Looks good.

Could be worth a million to the right buyer :)

Interested?  I'll make you a deal, only half a million bucks!   ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Can someone debunk this Peter Lik picture... PLEASE!!!
« on: January 31, 2012, 11:20:20 AM »
... I can quickly see that there is no way that the image is just one shot. The moon would blow out the stars.


Yup.

My attempt at this sort of thing.  Moon rolling down the mountain!


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Technical Report
« on: January 30, 2012, 10:53:57 AM »
Gee, this drum roll has been going on for some time now.  When does the cymbal crash?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D... not a new question...
« on: January 26, 2012, 05:47:51 PM »
The 70D may not have faster fps than the 60D.

If you need a fast framerate consider the 7D.  Or 1Dx if you can afford it...

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United States / Re: Macro Lens vs Close up filters vs Extension tubes
« on: January 24, 2012, 11:13:04 PM »
What Neuro said.

Another consideration: tubes work with any lens, but you must buy diopters for a specific front element thread size.

The Kenko tubes are a good bargain.  I've used them and they work great.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What makes a photographer, a photographer?
« on: January 21, 2012, 12:13:47 PM »
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?

IMHO...

There is no photographer.  A real photographer sorts through his photos, tosses the duds, and only processes the best shots....

The "photo" in question is not a photo, just a file hogging space on the flash card....

Yes I avoided the question, it's a politician's answer, but it's my answer.  So there


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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II [CR2]
« on: January 17, 2012, 11:40:01 PM »
I would easily pay $6000 for this lens with IS ...
Don't say that too loud ... Canon Marketing might be reading this ...

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Contests / Re: Contest Winners Announcement
« on: January 17, 2012, 12:43:31 PM »
Congrats!  Great stuff.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 28 f/2.8 Disappears From Price List
« on: January 15, 2012, 12:18:23 PM »
Just how much R&D expense does it take to update a few primes?

CAD lens design should be pretty straightforward.
They already make USM motors, lens mounts, controller chips, diaphragms.
They have machinery to grind lenses.  Retooling shouldn't be that big of a deal.  Ditto for new coatings.

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Imagine the culprit walking past security.  "Excuse me sir, is that a 180/2.8 OS in your pocket or are you happy to ...


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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 28 f/2.8 Disappears From Price List
« on: January 13, 2012, 11:13:02 AM »
Honestly, I see no reason to own this lens. I've used it and it's slow to focus, loud, only 2.8 and the IQ is just okay. There are so many zooms that overlap this, and unless there's a real, quantifiable reason to own a prime, you're wasting your money. Pretty much my rule of thumb is, if you're happy with 2.8, get a zoom, if you want to do better, get a high quality prime. This lens failed on both counts. This is the lens you buy because it's cheap, then it sits in the bottom of your camera bag for 5 years collecting dust.
Yup.  True for FF, especially true for crop.

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLRs are a dying breed, EVIL is the future!
« on: January 12, 2012, 01:24:42 PM »
Back in the film days there were many mirrorless cameras, ranging from cheap point-n-shoots to high-quality rangefinders to big SLRs like EOS 3.

Back then, the small cameras didn't kill the SLRs.  I don't see why mirrorless digital cameras will kill DSLRs in the future.

Weren't rangefinder camera manual focus only ?

Yes indeed that's true.  Thanks for pointing that out

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLRs are a dying breed, EVIL is the future!
« on: January 12, 2012, 11:23:16 AM »
Back in the film days there were many mirrorless cameras, ranging from cheap point-n-shoots to high-quality rangefinders to big SLRs like EOS 3.

Back then, the small cameras didn't kill the SLRs.  I don't see why mirrorless digital cameras will kill DSLRs in the future.

Mirrors work, and they're not that expensive to produce.  Why strip them away?

On another note.  Personally I'm lusting for an EF mount camera with a full-frame sensor in a Rebel-like body (plastic+pentamirror = lightweight).  If you want to shave off weight, why not get rid of the metal body and big lumpy prism.  But I'm not holding my breath...

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Lenses / Re: I guess there won't be any new lenses at CES?
« on: January 10, 2012, 12:49:17 AM »
Thanks waving_odd!

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