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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:31:48 PM »
Just thought I'd post this for giggles!  ;D

I was trying to get a shot of the sign that says, "Do Not Cross This Line"  Rocks On Ledge Are Loose And Subject To Falling"  "Passing this Line Could Result in Serious Injury or Loss Of Life". 

Well, I realized they were so far beyond the sign, I couldn't get it anywhere near the frame...

Wind gusts that day from 40-55mph!  I particularly like the guy on his knees... wasn't sure if he was getting ready to jump or trying out a "Titanic" Bow Pose!  Anyway, it was kind of a fun photo! 

All the best! :)

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:23:56 PM »
Another image from the old 7D and the 18-135mm Kit lens!

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Software & Accessories / Re: DxO Optics Pro 9 released
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:19:05 PM »
I tried the latest version of this today and I think I may actually buy it. Not sure why but I just do not light room for anything but importing my photos and putting them into the correct directories, but I think I may actually like this one and the interface now as well.
I picked up the Elite trial... I'll see how I like it, so far the little I played around with it, it seems pretty seamless, solid. 

I wish I didn't need the Elite version, it's likely I'll end up with it too!  I have some images that were way to noisy that I've held on to for several years, hoping for a day that technology would save them!  I'll find out soon enough! 

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:15:45 PM »
I bought the 24-70 2.8 II during the recent price drop from Amazon, and both copies of the lens have had a clicking noise.  It's not horrendously loud, but it's certainly noticeable enough to make me worry something is wrong inside the lens.

I recorded a short video and the on-board mic picked up the clicking fairly well.  Is this the same clicking noise you guys are talking about?

Canon 24-70 f/2.8 II Zoom Ring Clicking Noise

yep the clicking sound is the one that you can hear in your clip the most when returning zoom (zooming out to 24mm). the normal zoom 'shooshing' sound is very emphasised in that video too, but in reality/actual use you tend to just hear the clicking sound on it's own as it sounds in your video.
I have it with mine too!  I sent mine in to Canon under warranty and they tore it apart, tested it, cleaned it and sent it back in a jiffy. 

They said nothing was wrong with it.  It still makes the noise..  :(

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:13:12 PM »
After Sunrise

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:09:24 PM »
Red Rock Canyon
Fairly simple composition Ken, but it works well.
Thank you.  This was taken back with my lowly 7d...  ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 30, 2013, 08:46:35 PM »
Yet another heron picture :)
Nice Silhouette Don! :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« on: October 30, 2013, 08:44:31 PM »
Still don't know if its worth upgrading from day one firmware to this.  Everyone started talking about prisms and 1dx nonsense. 

Worth it or not?
I'd say it's worth it Kurt.  AF at f/8 is a great point, other little bug fixes are welcomed too.  I had no issues with the firmware...

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Spec List Surfaces [CR1]
« on: October 30, 2013, 06:16:39 PM »
Sorry all that I replied with facts regarding  improving the  Canon  APS sensor sensitivity
No problem here my friend!  I just wanted to lighten up the tone a bit and keep it real! 

Seriously, there is a lot of interest for this body and it's a great thread!  Thanks for your thoughts and input!  Some of us are learning new, fun facts!  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Spec List Surfaces [CR1]
« on: October 30, 2013, 03:28:30 PM »
Okay, since I've been soundly mocked for suggesting a 1-2 stop improvement in ISO performance for a 7DII, I'm a bit stunned.

Is it the consensus of the techies on this forum that is truly impossible for any manufacturer to produce an APS-C sensor in which the noise level at 1,200 ISO is comparable to 400 ISO (a 1.5 stop improvement)? Or, for that matter, that ISO 800 could look as good as ISO 400 (a one stop improvement)?

That doesn't seem like an unrealistic expectation, but apparently it is.

If that is truly the case, then I have to wonder what is the point of any future upgrades? Yes, I understand there is more to a camera than the sensor and even with sensors there is the whole quagmire of dynamic range that I'd rather not get into. But, given some of the real world and highly impressive images I've seen on this forum and elsewhere shot with the 5DIII at, what for me as a former film shooter, are remarkable ISOs (3200, 6400 etc.) it just doesn't seem unreasonable to expect the 7DII to boost its ISO performance by even one stop.

If we are truly at the physical limits of sensor performance and can never get an additional fstop out of any future sensor, what does that mean for the industry? And, as a side note, given that Canon is poised to jump into the surveillance market in a much bigger way, is this a fool's errand if we have reached the limits of low-light performance?


Quantum efficiency (QE) is the fraction of photon flux that contributes to the photocurrent  in  a pixel. Increasing QE improves sensor signal to noise ratio and dynamic range.
There are sensors from Sony who has a QE  of 75% and a pixel size of 1,85 micron, Canon best sensor regarding QE is in S100  compakt camera and QE 52%   ,  6D has the best QE among  Canon SLR  with 50%  compared with  Nikon D800 and 56% QE
The read noise from  Canon are 10 times higher  (6D)  up to 14 times higher (1dx) than in Nikon D800 .
Improving an APS sensor with real 1,5-2 stops in terms of signal /noise is a big challenge and can not be done with Canon's existing sensor technology regarding APS and 24x36mm sensors
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Quantum efficiency (QE) is the fraction of photon flux that contributes to the photocurrent  in  a pixel. Increasing QE improves sensor signal to noise ratio and dynamic range.
There are sensors from Sony who has a QE  of 75% and a pixel size of 1,85 micron, Canon best sensor regarding QE is in S100  compakt camera and QE 52%   ,  6D has the best QE among  Canon SLR  with 50%  compared with  Nikon D800 and 56% QE
The read noise from  Canon are 10 times higher  (6D)  up to 14 times higher (1dx) than in Nikon D800 .
Improving an APS sensor with real 1,5-2 stops in terms of signal /noise is a big challenge and can not be done with Canon's existing sensor technology regarding APS and 24x36mm sensors
Whew, that's a relief!  So... it's still safe to go out and take photos, no?  ???

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So my 5D MkIII has been revealing stuck/dead/hot pixels in my images... Thought I could re-map it myself and called CPS to advise me on the best method.

Interestingly and unexpectedly, they told me to send it in for regular maintenance and that they would fix it!  They said that I can't fix it myself. 

I mentioned that I had thought I re-mapped a Rebel sometime ago for a friend and he said that I likely did but it cannot be done by me on the 5D3? 

Anyway, into CPS it goes for CMS... Hopefully that's free since I'm still under warranty!

Just wondering if anyone else has heard that we can't fix the pixel issue on a 5D too?  Did you have to send it in as well?

Thanks!
Ken

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« on: October 30, 2013, 01:42:27 PM »
I assume you mean HDR ... You can set it to save all images. When I do HDR I get the processed HDR in camera plus all of the RAW images.

Yeah, in-camera HDR.  Another feature found on the 5DIII (and other models, including my lowly PowerShot S100), but not found on the 1D X.   :P
That wretched Canon... How is it, not to include the 1Dx in these feature sets?  I've noticed that they left your hallowed 1Dx without a built in flash too, as even the Rebel series have them... Not very sporting of them at all... I feel your pain, no built in flash or articulating LCD screen on the lowly 5D MkIII either! 

Albeit, it's certainly easy to feel slighted by all these features that you're going without on your 1Dx, keep your chin up, it's possible they'll give it a hardware and another firmware update very soon... I'm hoping for your sake, anyway!   ;)

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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: October 30, 2013, 01:25:19 PM »
Red Rock Canyon
EOS 7D, 18-135mm

Very compelling, Ken!  8)
Thank you Sir!  Unfortunately, I had no filters with me on that trip either!  Ended up there quite by accident but glad I got to go!  Exposed for the sky and brought out the shadows and the exposure in the rock in post with LR...

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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: October 30, 2013, 01:09:17 PM »
Red Rock Canyon
EOS 7D, 18-135mm

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: October 30, 2013, 01:06:26 PM »
Red Rock Canyon

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