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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 19, 2014, 06:08:08 PM »
Processed some more of these....What a great event for photos!
(The last one is from my Olympus...sorry!! :P )


Like those, even the Olympus one  :) , that event looks like a good photo op.

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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L II IS on sunny days and white jerseys
« on: October 19, 2014, 06:04:40 PM »
I've not had this problem, I don't tend to shoot sports, but I often use the expanded AF selection. Would this help maybe? It might just help if the problem is to little contrast on the white. Maybe a polarizing filter would help.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 19, 2014, 05:55:59 PM »

I really like the "gritty reality" feel to this shot.

With 70-200mm f2.8 IS II. Calico Ghost Town in California, some old and rusty tools.


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Lenses / Re: Canon ef 300 mm f/2.8 IS II + TC 2X III test shots
« on: October 19, 2014, 05:51:45 PM »
The dp iso 12233 crops suggest you have to stop down by 1 stop to get decent results - so then it's 600/8 up against the 600 prime at f/4!


Mean while in the real world its a great combo that takes great shots.  >:( Why are some people so negative? (after looking at test shots not real life as well ::) )


LovePhoto  - I've had this combo for a while now and it is my most used "lens" on the 1Dx ever since I got it. You should get some great shots with it.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 19, 2014, 05:36:52 PM »
Good old 5D3  - it gets some images I really like.


These will be over process to some tastes - and I don't normally go this wild, but this time ....



Dunster Beach - Ready for the coming storm
by Tom W W, on Flickr





Sea Defences
by Tom W W, on Flickr




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Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: October 18, 2014, 07:08:14 PM »
I really like photographing wild bears. Shame I don't live anywhere near them!

Great shots Skulker.

Thanks Click, 2 years ago Last week I was taking those shots. Wish I was going back soon.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: October 15, 2014, 03:40:03 PM »

I really like photographing wild bears. Shame I don't live anywhere near them!


Black Bear by Tom W W, on Flickr




Tooth and claw by Tom W W, on Flickr


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Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: October 15, 2014, 03:33:44 PM »
This guy sniffing out our sandwiches was how my wife learned that "They" can swim  ;)
Needless to say, it was the first and the last time she accompanied me on a bear walkabout...


Nice shot. Did the wife scream!


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If you are using Manual mode you are choosing not to use auto shutter or auto aperture. Two of the best advances in cameras. And like you I often choose not to use them.


In changing light conditions, when I am in M mode, I don't find exposure compensation much use. You are having to anticipate what the conditions will be. For instance birds in flight. Will your bird be against a light sky or flying in front of a dark tree? If you set exposure compensation for one it won't work for the other. (this is much the same on all makes of camera  ;D )


You are disabling 2/3 rds of the auto settings of the exposure triangle. Its asking a lot of any camera to get it right in difficult conditions using only 1/3rd of its capacity. Heck you've gone to manual because it cant get it right using either 2/3rds or full auto!


There is another way. (and as far as I know this works fine on all makes of camera  ;D ) Choose full Manual. I mean fix your ISO as well. This works better than you might think. What I do is take readings of a patch of grass that is about mid brightness for the day and set up one of my custom functions in manual aperture, shutter speed AND ISO. I can then go to these setting fast if I need to and unless its a really bright day those settings will get you a shot with detail. IF YOU HAVE TIME and its a really bright day you may like to adjust either the shutter speed or aperture as you take the shot depending on the lighting on the subject. You can do this with the control wheels that should be under your finger or thumb. As Eldar said you can sometimes reprogram to adjust ISO if you like that better.


And this tip comes to you from me a CANON 1Dx user and I was told it by a NIKON D4 user. Thankfully he was not obsessed with being negative about either make of camera.


)

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Mising the EC in M mode really suck and I can't afford the 1Dx. Even Nikon has this feature. Bummer!
I hope Canon will release a firmware update for my 5D mk3. I wish, I would have gone with Nikon.


Another happy camper posting daft posts! Look in your view finder there you will find an exposure meter. Twiddle with your knobs to your hearts content and it will tell you what compensation you have set.


I also wish you had bought a Nikon. It wouldn't make any real difference to your images. But at least you would be on their forum complaining about something that Nikon has different to Canon.

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.those who know what it is, care about it, but do not think it's the most important factor in camera performance or even in image quality. 

If only a few more people on here would take a balanced view, like this, there would be a lot less stupid posts.




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Yes, it's .. contrived .............. and I'm tired of being party to any of it.





Finally I can agree with something you have said Jrista. And its been some time since that has happened.  ;D


So I won't be posting in this thread again.



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I see what you tried to do with this thread jrista, and while it does show that the A7R's sensor is superior to the 5D3's at the settings you used, unfortunately the fanboys have gone on the defensive and resorted to borderline bullying.

He has deliberately drastically under exposed to try to prove his theory.

The images are NOT underexposed if the goal is to preserve the view outside the windows.  In fact, some of the pixels from the windows are blown out in the raw data.

Now, if you don't mind all-white windows, then the images are underexposed.


He has chosen to take a picture concentrating on the highlights, by your version. Then concentrates on the rest of the image that has been drastically under exposed. Wriggle all you like, split all the hairs you like. The end result is that many people will not think much of the images or the results. To then angle an accusation of bullying or a loaded angled accusation of "fanboyisum" at them is not reasonable. Some people might call it bullying or anti-fanboyisum.


Do you really believe the goal was to "preserve the view out of the window".  To be honest its not much of a view. If that's the standard of images he's after he has plenty more to worry about than the sensor. But I think the goal may well have been to produce an image with large areas of under exposure that could then be used to try to prove Jrista's point of view. Then you try to imply that I am some how at fault for not minding "all white windows".


If the goal was to take an image with un-blown highlights view out of the window there are plenty of examples on the internet of how to do it much better.


You have chosen to only quote part of my post. As such you have missed the point entirely. My point was that Moocowe is making what might be considered inappropriate accusations.

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I see what you tried to do with this thread jrista, and while it does show that the A7R's sensor is superior to the 5D3's at the settings you used, unfortunately the fanboys have gone on the defensive and resorted to borderline bullying.

He has deliberately drastically under exposed to try to prove his theory.

Just because some people think what he is doing is invalid or just daft dose not make them a bully or a fanboy. Two derogatory comments that do you no credit what so ever. jrista makes what could quite reasonably be considered provocative posts it is hardly a surprise when people are provoked.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 03, 2014, 09:02:25 AM »
Women's college volleyball action in the Big Ten vs ACC challenge.

Volleyball is fun to shoot...the women are so emotional after they've won a big point or game...as seen here in this image.

1dx and 70-200 2.8ii
at 140mm
1/800
f2.8
ISO 5000

They are not only emotional after a big point! But best not to point a camera at them sometime when they are emotional.  :D

Nice capture of the emotion BTW.

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