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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: December 29, 2012, 11:49:05 PM »

Kountze Morning by param_s, on Flickr

Param, I like this image but it feels a little artificial to me... I'm not sure if the snow is too white or the sky is too saturated, but it seems to need just the slightest of adjustment to me.  I just can't pinpoint what it is... Of course, maybe it's just me!  Overall, I do really like it though.  What a beautiful morning that was!
I am just guessing - don't take notice if you think I am wrong...

I think your eyes are drawn to the lower one third where everything in the foreground is in focus. This is in stark contrast to the upper two-thirds of the picture. However as the contrast of the lower portion is higher than that of the upper portion by a factor (I am guessing) greater than 1.5 (inverse of 2/3), and the snow provides such a compelling contrast background, you end up looking down. Force yourself to look at the sky keeping the lower one third out of direct sight and you will see what I am talking about (I hope).

When I see this image, I see two pictures - one with the lower part with the contrast and the second with the sky - I like the two pictures. I guess it does not work as a single picture for some... See, it does not "lead" you up a path to an object of "interest"... But then that is art - makes you think... What am I saying? I am am Engineer! ;)
I think you might have nailed it RPT.  I think I am kind of seeing two photos in one... very interesting... and I still like it!

Thanks for the thought!

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: December 21, 2012, 10:15:25 AM »
A beautiful sunset in Okinawa.


cool!

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: December 21, 2012, 10:13:11 AM »

Kountze Morning by param_s, on Flickr

Param, I like this image but it feels a little artificial to me... I'm not sure if the snow is too white or the sky is too saturated, but it seems to need just the slightest of adjustment to me.  I just can't pinpoint what it is... Of course, maybe it's just me!  Overall, I do really like it though.  What a beautiful morning that was!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I feel like a kid again....
« on: December 21, 2012, 10:06:40 AM »
My wife has been mia for the last year and a half... hence, I didn't get her anything.  That being said, I'm certain if she were here, she'd want me to have the 5D MK III that I've been lusting over since announcement...
So I got it, now she won't have to worry about what to get me!!  Yay! 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: December 21, 2012, 10:03:21 AM »
They're all great cameras!  Just pick the one or ones you want and get it!  You can have a lot more fun out shooting with whichever camera you buy, than you'll ever have complaining about the prices!  Don't look back!  Go Take Photos!!  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR1]
« on: December 21, 2012, 10:00:30 AM »
I'm not so certain that Canon will introduce new sensor tech just for an 1.6 ...

You are basically right.

Still, the most practical thing to do when introducing new tech is to put it in smaller sensors first .
In fact, that's what Canon is doing already with the S100/S110/G15 sensor - which is made on new tech.

Eventually, this new tech will make it into DSLR sensors as well.
At that time, it would make the most sense if it's used for 1.6x sensors first.

Of course this is not guaranteed and Canon might have other plans.

To me, though, a 7DII with the same sensor as the 7D is kind of pointless.

introducing a new crop sensor in the 7D2 would follow the 7D tradition (although the 18MP 7D sensor was not really revolutionary or disruptive at the time;  it represented incremental improvments with over-sold ISO performance imho). The 7D2 sensor will either be a distruptively new crop sensor (perhaps with 46mp influence) or it will be an incrmental improvement (with t4i heritage)  in pretty colored wrapping,  oversold to appear disruptive (like the 7D sensor was).  If Canon builds and measures the 7D2 against the 7D, ("look, we listened and updated the 7D with better AF, 10fps...) then the upade will feel a lot like the 5D3:  great anticipation, followed  by some disapointment fueled by those who read numbers, followed by the realization that the camera is a very solid performer in the target venue, followed by arguments over whether or not one should upgrade, followed by a low DxO score.... etc.   If Canon builds and measures the 7D2 against the market, then we will see some wahoo.

Agreed and well said!  Realizing that it will likely be late 2013 befor release, due to  the much needed bug fixes that will be needed in the first few months, seasonal sales like black friday and Christmas, to look forward too, anticipating price drops... it would likely be late 2014 before a purchase of the 7D2 would make sense for me, not being an early adopter... That should be about 1 year after announcement and 6 months after initial release...  That should get me the price I want!

In the meantime, my 5D MK III arives Saturday or Monday!  Yay!  Merry Christmas! ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: December 21, 2012, 09:48:49 AM »
if i have two equal products today .... i don´t care if one was released earlyer.

Ahhh...so, the products are equal, are they?  :-X

+1

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 21, 2012, 09:42:35 AM »
I don't think I sharpened this one.  It's possible that I did a bit of noise reduction on the background and perhaps the much noisier outline you see is the area inside my outline of the bird.  But, honestly, I don't see it, your eyes are better than mine.
I see it.  I was thinking maybe setting the radius at around 1.4 or a little less may fix it.  Then again, shooting with the 100-400mm, maybe not quite as tight a crop would reduce the affect.  Nice work though, wouldn't have thought it was a low light image!  Good job on the handheld too...  :D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 21, 2012, 09:40:39 AM »
The Crane is beautiful Ren... Wish we had some of those down here in Florida!
There are quite a few at the Animal Kingdom park at Disney World and the Animal Kingdom Lodge savannas.  They are beautiful.
Indeed!  I prefer not to pay the almost $100 to go see them... I would prefer to find them in the wild, although, we certainly have our share of excellent Avian..  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: December 21, 2012, 09:36:37 AM »
Also your analogy is incomplete because you don't compare the release dates of the Canon v. Nikon products.  As you know, the drop-off occurs most drastically after the first few months.  Were the Canon products and Nikon products at the exact same stage in their lifecycles?

who cares?
if i have two equal products today .... i don´t care if one was released earlyer.

i care about what i have to pay.

Well that being said, then it would seem to "pay" to care about release dates... Just saying..  ???

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: December 21, 2012, 09:20:47 AM »
That's why it is always prudent to wait.

Prudent...if your main goal is to get new gear at the lowest possible price, because the cost is a limiting factor.  That's not true for everyone, though.

In that case, Prudence Pays...

I'm a hobbyist, so "jobs" mean nothing to me as far as recouping that early adopter surcharge that many of you mention.

I'm a hobbyist, too, which means I don't have to track P&L or claim depreciation on my tax returns...  Since I can afford (and pay cash for) the gear I buy, a price drop after I buy doesn't particularly bother me.

In that case, Prudence is Perfunctory...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: December 21, 2012, 09:17:57 AM »
One other thing.  I couldn't imagine shooting this last 2.5 years with my old XSi instead of my over priced 7D.  The images and fun I've had shooting my 7D over those last couple of years has been worth every penny I spent and I couldn't care how much they sell for now, it was worth every penny...

Not only that, my 7D paid for itself and paid for my 5D3 in the time I've had it... If my first 7D wasn't still such a fantastic camera I go out and buy another one now at these new low prices just to have one for a back up...

Of course the 7D2 being on the horizon, I suppose I can wait it out... check out the specs anyway!  Then wait a year to purchase... 6 months after announcement and 6 more months after initial release... So it's a possible purchase maybe around spring of 2014... not being an early adopter... but who knows what else they will come out with by then! 

Don't look back! 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: December 21, 2012, 09:09:13 AM »
I knew I wanted the 5D MK III right after I read the specs, after the announcement.  I also knew that there would be updates and bug fixes within a few months, I also knew that seasonal (Christmas, black Friday) sales would drive prices down for a short run...

I own an amazing 7D, still worth every penny I paid for it 2.5 years ago, to me anyway.  I knew I wasn't going to pay $3400 for the 5D3 that I wanted so bad.  Put on my big boy pants and decided to wait it out... Did I miss out? not really, most bugs are fixed, my 7D is still an amazing tool in my hands, still made money with my 7D to help pay for my 5D3 and waited till this week to grab one for $2600... I'm happy with what I paid and have no doubt I'll continue to be happy with that, several years from now when it's selling for another $600 less...

Everyone knows the drill.  Just wait it out if it's too much now.  If you don't know the drill, you will learn after you buy the first time as an early adopter.  It was obviously worth it to you when you made the intial purchase, go enjoy your gear and hobby and fahgetaboutit...  8)  Just make a choice not to be an early adopter anymore...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 21, 2012, 08:27:52 AM »
The Crane is beautiful Ren... Wish we had some of those down here in Florida!  You guys have quite a variety of owls as well, no?

Grey Necked Crowned Crane

Rebel, f/5, 1/200, iso 500

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