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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Spec List Surfaces [CR1]
« on: October 31, 2013, 11:27:51 AM »
I am not about to say pixel size is the most important factor, however I would say it is far from a "mostly irrelevant factor."

Let us not take this out of the context in which it was said. We were talking about noise and the large pixel fallacy. I also said that smaller pixels collect more information, that there are tech related factors, etc.

Ok, fair enough.
Makes sense...

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Software & Accessories / Re: DxO Optics Pro 9 released
« on: October 31, 2013, 11:26:32 AM »
I tested the new "PRIME" NR on a ISO 6400 image from my 5d2. I do not get anything that I cannot do with LR, for a few seconds. The trick in LR is to keep the chroma NR low, and apply tons of lumina NR. The overall look of the LR image - color, etc., is still better.
I tested the same image in both LR5 and Optics 9 Elite.  Side by side, I liked the Optics 9 slightly better, the transitioned image seemed just a bit smoother, butteryer... (have fun with that one all you lingual aficionados).  The LR5 image still looked a little on the posturized side, not quite has smooth, not quite satisfying for me... 

That being said, I think none of my critics, fans or clients would see any difference, somehow  they just don't notice the noise as much as I do... I'm not always pleased with the way my 5d3 handles noise, though I'm thrilled with the ISO levels that I can use and dare to go too. 

I just took some really severely noisy images last week and I'm looking forward to seeing if DxO can do anything more than LR can with them.  With LR, there are no keepers.  It'll be interesting.

One thing I'm interested in trying is to hit an image lightly with LR NR and then move it into Optics 9 to see if I can get a better finish on the NR in an image that way...

The only thing I don't like so far is that DxO automatically gives it's own interpretation of the newly uploaded image immediately.  I'd rather  it just accept the image the way I've already processed it and just let me work with NR only, not all the other options.  I'm sure it can be set up not to auto process the photos, I just haven't had a chance to dig further into it yet...

So far, I like it.  Not sure I like $199 worth...  :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 31, 2013, 11:14:38 AM »
some more experimentation with the 100-400 + 1.4x ... does reasonably OK, I think  8)
That's an interesting image with the broken glass!  Did you use any NR on this one Jr?  What were your settings?

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 31, 2013, 11:10:47 AM »
DIF
1/1250th s
ISO 3200
f/5.6
360mm

Love this one.  Amazing that at 1/1250th the wings still blur, eh?  Thanks for posting the camera settings.  That makes it that much more interesting to us camera geeks!
Thanks Rusty, at 1/1600th it froze the wings in the previous image but I really wanted to try and convey the motion, just a little bit so I decided to start stopping down the shutter speed.  1st adjustment to 1/1250 did it!  I was hoping to see some motion but not lose to much detail... Thanks again!  :)

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: October 31, 2013, 11:07:04 AM »
On a monster road trip this summer, we stopped by Yellowstone and experienced one of the most amazing sunsets I've ever seen:

Beautiful   ! But where's Yogi Bear ?
Must be something in the translation Sporgon, Yogi lives in Jellystone, not Yellowstone!  ;D

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 30, 2013, 11:04:29 PM »
DIF
1/1250th s
ISO 3200
f/5.6
360mm
NR with new DxO's Optics Pro 9

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 30, 2013, 11:02:10 PM »
Hi Richard, I mentioned previously having some DIF (Dragonfly in flight) images, here's one... I couldn't remember where I filed them!  I've recently moved and don't have my external drives set up yet, so some images I've put on my internal HD, totally forgotten! 

Anyway, I'll post others as I get a chance!

This is right after getting my 100-400mm back from Canon, very pleased with the results from Canon.  I had to set my MFA settings back to zero!  That was surprising...

anyway:
5D MkIII
EF 100-400mm
1/1600th s
ISO 800
f/5.6
Neat shot!
Thanks RPT, it was fun!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 30, 2013, 10:10:33 PM »
Hi Richard, I mentioned previously having some DIF (Dragonfly in flight) images, here's one... I couldn't remember where I filed them!  I've recently moved and don't have my external drives set up yet, so some images I've put on my internal HD, totally forgotten! 

Anyway, I'll post others as I get a chance!

This is right after getting my 100-400mm back from Canon, very pleased with the results from Canon.  I had to set my MFA settings back to zero!  That was surprising...

anyway:
5D MkIII
EF 100-400mm
1/1600th s
ISO 800
f/5.6

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Canon can do a better job, the process of doing a cleaning cycle and long dark exposure will clean up minor issues.
Agreed, I'll throw a couple of lenses in the box for free clean & check and wait a few days to get them back... Kill two birds with one stone, so to speak...

Just don't tell anyone in the bird forum that I said that!  ;D

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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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