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Photography Technique / Re: Is RAW worth it?
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:34:17 AM »
RAW is worth it as long as it doesn't make you lazy.

Too many people use RAW as an excuse to be sloppy with lighting and lazy with "automatic" exposure.

These folk must love spending time on a computer fixing their mistakes then. Sounds like a nightmare to me.

Less time in post means more time chilling out in front of the telly with a beer in my hand.

+1 I would love it if I were able to nail every photo every time, the time spent in post is not my favorite part of photography.

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Lenses / Re: New Lens Information for Photokina
« on: August 29, 2014, 09:09:29 AM »
Who the heck would want a FF lens that only goes to f/5.6 at 105mm? 

For years I've been saying American businesses are under a curse of stupidity.  The Japanese might be under the same spell.  What a waste of marketing and manufacturing time.

PATHETIC if this rumor proves true.

Ok, now come the slavish apologist RemarkS.

Consumer demand tells a different story; price is an important factor meaning the glass is slow - which is fine for most people anyway. Check out all the Canon EF f/x-5.6 consumer zooms from the film era:

http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/lens/ef/standard_zoom.html

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Lenses / Re: New Lens Information for Photokina
« on: August 29, 2014, 09:05:51 AM »
400 4.0 DO IS II might be interesting, but I guess I won't like the price.

+1 I would love to have such a lens and it would be absolutely fantastic if it works well with a 1.4 TC. It would very likely be beyond my reach though, cost wise. Especially if it quickly earns a good reputation and it doesn't devalue as much as the current model.

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Photography Technique / Re: Is RAW worth it?
« on: August 29, 2014, 09:02:05 AM »
Raw files are like diving boards, pretty flexible and can take being jumped on in post.

A jpg is like standing on a glass ceiling, it's holding you up when you don't try to jump on it too hard. It'll break apart when you do.

Nice analogy ;)

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Lenses / Re: A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« on: August 27, 2014, 11:43:32 AM »
My 6D is a mirrorless killer with the 40STM!  Mirrorless killer as long as we aren't including the A7 series! 

Really?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:14:02 AM »
There is no such thing as a "macro" if its below 1:1 ;)   Shame on Zeiss.

1:1 ratio is a subjective value. You get more magnification with 1:1 macro on crop, than with 1:1 macro on FF.
Something like A7R (36mp sensor) allows you to crop a lot and get the same magnification of a 16mp crop sensor. So, technically, 1:2 macro on 20mp crop provides similar magnification to 1:1 macro on 12mp FF.

1:1 has nothing to do with megapixels; it is entirely governed by optics and means the physical size of the projected image equals that of the subject, ie a 1cm tall object results in a 1cm tall projected image.

Due to the cropping factor of an aps-c sensor though, you are effectively blowing up the projected image. So this means that for a crop factor of 1.5, a 50 mm lens will become 75 mm equivalent, and at 1:2 magnification becomes 3/4 magnification.

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Lenses / Re: A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« on: August 26, 2014, 02:05:31 AM »
Mostly, just compare a 60D w 35mm f/2 IS vs an SL1 with 40mm f/2.8. It's a BIG difference in size: http://camerasize.com/compact/#100.368,448.345,ha,t

Thanks, I bookmarked that site, very handy!

Yeah, I've used that site a few times.  It makes we want mirrorless less and it makes me want smaller lenses more.   :D

- A

Actually, I don't like my lenses to become too short (pancakes) because it deducts from good handling. A lens that has a little more length to it allows me to stabilize my camera with my left hand. This is one reason why I sold my 40mm Voightlander. The minimum size of lens I like to use on my 5D's is the 35mm f/2 and 50 mm f/1.8 MkI.

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EOS-M / Re: Finally a 50mm for EOS-M...
« on: August 25, 2014, 03:37:10 PM »
Confirmed for EOS-M mount.  http://www.cinema5d.com/samyang-50mm-t15-announced/

It is not really a compact 50mm.  The EF-M version would be the same as buying the EF version and using Canon's adapter.  The lens was designed for full frame sensors and flange distances.  The weight of the EF and EF-M versions are the same and the EF-M version is 26mm longer than the EF version (basically has a built-in EF-M adapter).  Lenses sized for the M are less than half the weight and much shorter.

That's right. They have more such lenses with a built in adapter. I would then rather buy them in EF mount and use a separate adapter to make them fit the mirrorless so they have better cross-platform compatibility and quite possibly better hold their resale value too.

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Lenses / Re: A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« on: August 25, 2014, 12:56:53 PM »
Mostly, just compare a 60D w 35mm f/2 IS vs an SL1 with 40mm f/2.8. It's a BIG difference in size: http://camerasize.com/compact/#100.368,448.345,ha,t

Thanks, I bookmarked that site, very handy!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 25, 2014, 11:57:59 AM »
The AF in this thing rocks!

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Photography Technique / Re: Is RAW worth it?
« on: August 25, 2014, 11:56:09 AM »
I look back at some of my very first photos with the 40D and wished they were in raw.  Didn't even have software back then.  Now all bodies are set for raw.  Even the lowly G10.

Thankfully I went to RAW on my 40D almost straight away. Good thing I listened to the colleague who inspired me to take up photography.

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EOS-M / Re: Finally a 50mm for EOS-M...
« on: August 25, 2014, 11:47:44 AM »
Boom!
http://www.samyang-europe.com/index.php/new-products/102-new-samyang-50-mm-t1-5-as-umc

Tasty 50mm f/1.4... I love their current styling! Unfortunately my 14mm is still the old style (but good optics, so really a non-issue).




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Photography Technique / Re: Is RAW worth it?
« on: August 25, 2014, 05:29:05 AM »
What about lossy DNG, anyone? Any issues> I'm using these (in Lightroom) to reduce the resolution I get from my Sony ARW's to ~10.5 megapixels. The dng's become surprisingly small, and it looks like I can still do all the corrections I want?

In case you wonder, I also shoot MRAW with the 5D3 unless I absolutely require the higher resolution. Almost all of my stuff is for monitor use or small print only (and I've printed 120x80cm canvas without problems).

Why not shoot full RAW and down-res in post? What happens when you capture that magic moment and your client wants it for a national campaign? You may as well have skipped on the 5D3 and bought a cheap APS-C.

As a neat analogy, all my video work now is shot on the astounding Panasonic GH4. Everything is shot in 4k but published in 1080p. Video shot in 4k and down-ressed to 1080p is orders of magnitude better than shooting in 1080p. There is plenty of documentation to unequivocally verify this.  And there is also the flexibility to make global changes in post. Same with a full size RAW/DNG even if you're publishing for web or small print.

With my stills work, I do use lossy DNG occasionally, but only for storage considerations. For a job where I've shot very heavily and choose to keep a large number of images, I'll process my master files from a full size RAW/DNG. Hero images will be kept as full-size DNG, and the rest are crunched down into lossy DNG's but only for storage and only after the job has been delivered and signed off.

-pw

There's a lot more to the 5D3 than just resolution ;)

I don't shoot commercially. Like I said, 10 megapixels is sufficient for me.

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Photography Technique / Re: Is RAW worth it?
« on: August 25, 2014, 02:26:29 AM »
What about lossy DNG, anyone? Any issues> I'm using these (in Lightroom) to reduce the resolution I get from my Sony ARW's to ~10.5 megapixels. The dng's become surprisingly small, and it looks like I can still do all the corrections I want?

In case you wonder, I also shoot MRAW with the 5D3 unless I absolutely require the higher resolution. Almost all of my stuff is for monitor use or small print only (and I've printed 120x80cm canvas without problems).

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Lenses / Re: A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« on: August 24, 2014, 07:07:01 AM »
...70-100mm, especially a close-focusing one so it'd double as a portable macro.

I know you didn't mean it that way, but that reminded me of the 'pancake zoom'.

http://www.olympus-global.com/en/news/2014a/nr140129zuikoede.jsp

http://store.sony.com/e-pz-16-50mm-f3.5-5.6-oss-e-mount-power-zoom-lens-zid27-SELP1650/cat-27-catid-All-Alpha-NEX-Lenses

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