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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom vs. Capture One
« on: July 22, 2014, 06:38:26 PM »
I use light room for most of my work. 99% of the time it's fine. BUT every time I want to get the best out of an image I go straight to capture 1. I like the images it produces and have been using it for about 2 years now.

DPR also produces better images than lightroom IMHO and of course it's free  ;)

BUT lightroom is a great database for photos,  with an in built raw converter. I find I'm using plugins more and more with lightroom, but for those few special images, for me, it's capture 1 followed by photoshop every time.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: July 19, 2014, 05:46:46 PM »
My cuddly pet  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How EXCITED will you be if . . .?
« on: July 19, 2014, 05:33:35 PM »
To get back on topic  ;D

You can't beat good skills and good gear.  :P  Unless you have talent as well.  :-[

EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How EXCITED will you be if . . .?
« on: July 19, 2014, 05:29:31 PM »

Time can be a factor, but gear is not immaterial. If I wanted to get a shot of bears, I'd much rather have a 1DX/5D III and a 600/4 + 2x TC, or a 7D and 600/4, than anything else.

Think I'd go for a helicopter first myself  ;D

You wimps!   ;D

taken at 140mm these are full frame, there was nothing between us and him, just talking quietly so as not to scare him, as he hadn't spotted us until he looked up.

I've put in one cropped cos I like the look in his eye. I think he was a bit pi$$ed that some one got in his way.   8)

How much of a problem is it?

How many cameras and lenses get stolen?

Has anyone got any data?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Anyone own both Canon and Nikon
« on: July 16, 2014, 03:21:28 AM »
As usual, this query garners fervent rhetoric from those faithfully wedded to Canon. :)

I just re-read the entire thread and didn't see any "fervent rhetoric;"  would you mind pointing it out?  What I see are measured, thoughtful responses about different offerings.

Hi orangutan, just look at the post from Aglet.  You will soon see plentiful amounts of fervour.   :)
but I'm so glad he has pointed out all that banding in my images. Just imaging all this time all these photos and I've never noticed it. I must be a rubbish photographer. I must rush out and become a fervently passionate Nikon owner.

Sports / Re: Formula One from Silverstone
« on: July 07, 2014, 05:49:10 PM »
Good set, particularly as you only had access to public areas.

I don't know if you've noticed that your horizons are sometimes a bit off the horizontal.  ;D

Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: July 04, 2014, 05:34:33 AM »
I like photographing bears. Shame we don't have any wild in the UK. :(

Tooth and claw
by Tom W W, on Flickr

by Tom W W, on Flickr

Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: July 04, 2014, 05:26:32 AM »
North of Svalbard Islands 2014

1Dx 200-400f/4

From the Deck of the "Stockholm"

Lovely shot!

I almost got on the Stockholm this year, unfortunatly it didn't happen. But it is top of my list to try and do next year.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: July 02, 2014, 05:57:11 PM »
Threads like this are what makes Canonrumors a hoot to read.   ;D

Few things are more entertaining than reading Canon owners getting spun up over a Nikon product.

If you like Canon, buy Canon
If you like Nikon, buy Nikon
If you like Canon and Nikon, buy Canon and Nikon.

Is it really more complicated than that?

If you don't think the D810 is the camera for you, great!  No one is forcing you to buy a D810.   But just because someone does not like the D810 does not mean it is a bad camera or that someone else may like it.

But if everyone felt this way, Canonrumors would not be as entertaining as it is.   ;D

so you think people should for their own opinion?  You mean they should make a decision? What on their own?

But who would they blame then? Well I suppose it's obvious,  the designers don't have a clue, the market in men deliberately crippling thepproducts, and as for the executives they just are useless.

No I can't see that working. We all need the fantastic levels of knowledge displayed on here. Even when it's directly contradictory.

 ;D >:( :-*

now who can tell me should I buy the standard canon lens cap crippled with outside pinch to release or one of these super duper center pinch thingy whatsits.  I need to know which one will be best for taking black images. Also should I use auto focus, live Viewor mmale.  I need to know because I'm taking 20 mega something size images, I need to get it right in camera so I can extrapolate it up to at least 200 wot sits then I'm going tto HDR it up to at least 20 DR thingys. I know I have to because someone told me that's what I need to create a basic image to re pouch on Flickr.

And before any one gets upset, no offence intended to any one.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 29, 2014, 05:45:24 PM »
I was out with the camera for a while today. It was rather boring for a while, then the sun came out, the wind picked up and a bit of a swell came up.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 29, 2014, 05:41:19 PM »
Hi All, just thought I'd share an image I got with my trusty ol' 1DX  :D

Very nice shot

Quote from: Rishi Sanyal / DPReview
Lower resolution and higher sensitivity are certainly not unheard of - the Canon 1DX and Nikon D4S both top out at a relatively modest 16MP...

Ahhh yes, DPR...where they can't even get basic facts correct.

Please excuse the egregious error there - as I published at 5 a.m. Sunday morning & didn't get a chance to correct it until later that afternoon (after some sleep). Incidentally, do you have anything to say about the actual content?

what was so pressing that you needed to publish without checking?

have you been through and made your corrections now or are there still errors?

Canon General / Re: Should we tell them?
« on: June 26, 2014, 04:28:32 PM »

After reading that story I can't help but feel sorry for career photographers who went through the digital transition. With film, learning took lots of time and money, now, in the same circumstance as described above, you could take dozens of shots in five minutes with different settings on each. "Snap, look at picture, delete, fiddle with settings, snap..."

It really does take expertise out of the equation.

Or to look at it another way   ... makes it much easier and cheaper to earn or learn that expertise.  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D mark 2 crop vs full frame
« on: June 21, 2014, 06:32:23 PM »
I think it will be a crop sensor. but if it is i don't think i will be getting one. I don't like the idea of carrying all that L glass around and then chucking away the light it gathers. To me that's silly. And the F'F's crop so well.

I'm not sure I understand what you are saying (in bold). Could you please explain / elaborate a little? Thanks

Just one of my pet niggles.  ;D The crop sensors only record a cropped part of the image produced by a FF lens. A lens designed for a crop frame camera would be much lighter and cheaper to manufacture (and hopefully to buy) than lenses that are designed for FF. Its not going to happen but I wish Canon would produce a good range of L quality lenses to get the best from crop cameras.

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