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Photography Technique / Re: Is RAW worth it?
« on: September 10, 2014, 12:11:54 PM »
OK after 7 pages of confirmations, we can conclude that:

1. YES RAW is worth it.

Photography Technique / Re: Is RAW worth it?
« on: September 10, 2014, 01:28:37 AM »
Shooting RAW is like shooting on negative film. You get the negatives and you can go back and create copies that look the way you want, whenever you want.
Shooting jpgs only, is like being handed a polaroid photo. (And I've never liked polaroids.)

Yesterday I re-processed a series I shot with the NEX-6. At the time I was confused with color spaces and was new to lightroom (used to dpp only, and had the lightroom monitor color space wrongly set up). Now the photo's much better match the 'style' I get from my Canon DSLR's. Glad I have the flexibility of RAW images.

PowerShot / The 'Original' S90 and underwater housing WP-DC35
« on: September 09, 2014, 12:31:00 PM »
I'm considering getting an underwater housing for my little S90. It's a great little camera (the original pocketable quality powershot!). I'm going on a holiday though and would like to try some underwater photography.

Interestingly, getting a new WP-DC35 for my S90 seems to be the cheapest way for me to do that and have acceptable image quality too (and RAW ability to boot).

Any recommendations regarding setup of the camera, tips and trick are welcome because I don't have much opportunity to experiment.

My S90 has been modified with Richard Franiec's Custom S90 Grip and Lensmate control dial ring. Can I leave these accessories on when I want to use the underwater housing or do I need to strip them off?

Many thanks.

The 100-400 + 2 x 1.4TCs doesn't look any better than the SX50, which costs less than 2 TCs

Sorry but no, look at all the color shifts  ::)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss Otus 1.4/85: The New World-Class Lens
« on: September 08, 2014, 12:07:59 PM »
Don't you just hate the moronic marketing blurb that goes with lenses these days? What a load of B/S!
Oh yeah! What truth!
I stopped reading this press release (it really is???) after the second paragraph because I had the fear of a retinal detachment.
I went to the German Zeiss HP where the product description was a little bit more rational.
I looked at the pictures and said: Wow! Great pictures from great photographers. Even better because of great equipment.

Honestly I don't understand, why people who don't know enough of photography get paid for such... yeah, you got it... moronic marketing blurb!

IMHO this is what sells Leica's - the quality of the 'image' is more important than the image quality ;)

Lenses / Re: Is there a need for a 50mm?
« on: September 07, 2014, 02:10:29 PM »
If you don't use it and don't need it as light, compact and fast "emergency backup" ... Then sell it.

I would not buy the current canon 50/1.4 or 50/1.2 L instead. Neither are really worth the money. Maybe canon will come up with a really good and priceworthy 50/1.8 IS sometome soon. In line with 24, 28 / 2.8 is and 35/2 IS.

As long as this is the case, the old 50mm f/1.8 Mk I is still the best of the Canon 50's as far as I'm concerned.

Having owned the 150-500 OS I swore I'd never buy a budget telephoto zoom again. And lets face it even if this Sigma costs 2K its still a budget telephoto zoom in terms of the focal lenght and features you are getting for your money. I will watch this one closely as I expect the image quality of this lens will be very acceptable.

+1. I dislike f/6.3 zooms but could use something longer than my 100-400.... For motorsports, an f/6.3 maximum aperture is fine, by the way.

Technical Support / Re: Any way to extend a failing shutter's life time?
« on: September 06, 2014, 12:48:38 PM »
Edit: This 60d's shutter now has 160k cycles (it's rated for only 100k).

Obviously your 60D is end of life. It has served you well, and even performed way beyond expectation. Now let it go...

I really love my G11.  Together with an underwater housing, I can take it almost anywhere without fear.

Man Overboard

I love this shot! Well done.

50 MP, 16 stops of DR.  Canon must respond to that!!


No, they don't.  This is land of the Canon fanboy.  Don't you understand that in the world sensors don't matter.  They never mattered since Camon had the best sensors.  Now the lens line up is the only think that matters.  DxoMark says other company's have better lenses?  Then DXOMark doesn't matter.  This is Canonland and the only thing that matters is our stuff is the best

You got one thing right – "No, they don't."

In the world sensors do matter, but people don't buy bare silicon sensors, they buy cameras.  I'm really not sure why people have so much trouble grasping that and/or accepting it. 

I suppose some people just find it challenging to deal with reality.  They'd rather live in their own personal version of reality, where their personal opinions are the most important drivers for the development plans of all companies.  It's sad.

Hands down, Canon has the best DSLR camera system. The sensor is only a small part of that.

INHO Sony has the best potential MILC system, but they have to watch their backs because Fujifilm is a serious threat at least to Sony's aps-c line. As for Canon's half-hearted attempt - I'll give that a FAIL.

Doesn't Sony introduce a new camera every day?
18 e-mount cameras since 2010 (not counting video cameras)....23 e-mount lenses (of which at least 2 were refreshes of existing ones).

Imagine how much better off they'd be if they had just made the NEX5 or NEX7 and build a lens system around it.

You're right, the selection of Sony e-mount lenses is relatively poor and overpriced. Fortunately better optics are coming, driven in part by the 7* series but I would like to see more aps-c stuff too because the smaller sensors and optics are what really drives the compact camera system. I recently splurged on an a6000 with the Zeiss 16-70 which is a great lens, kind of like a small 24-105L but still feels overpriced for what it is (no weather sealing, no distance scale). Alas, I had no other choice within the Sony system...

Lenses / Re: Your favorite older EF lens
« on: September 03, 2014, 02:37:12 PM »
I presume that most beginners are not going to purchase the expensive lenses.

To be fair, I generally recommend that tentative beginners get the 100-400L,


I'd say a tentative beginner is more interested in an EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II !!!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: September 02, 2014, 01:58:21 PM »
I heard the Canon 5D Mark 3 has no interchangeable screens anymore? Would be a shame for manual users like me ;(   Can anyone confirm this?


Could someone devise a depth of opinion calculator, to minimize the circles of confusion.

And that's only your third post? Please keep 'm coming like that - I enjoy these types of statement ;)

Lenses / Re: Your favorite older EF lens
« on: September 02, 2014, 12:49:32 PM »
200 2.8L i and ii
400 5.6L

Both still no problem to deliver good images at Canon 70d even at 100% and wide open.

70-200 2.8L, 24-105/4 IS is indeed very fine lens and still very competitive.

85 1.8 ,100 2.0 and 100 2.8 USM macro....great lens.

Yes that 24-105/4 IS is a superb lens.

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