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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mk 3 and 1D Mk IV raw images
« on: September 08, 2013, 08:49:30 AM »
Anything other then guessing would require a better description or, better yet, sample files. But since the 5D3 has higher IQ then the 1D4 across the board, some good guesses include:

* You're viewing images at the same image viewer magnification (i.e. 50%) without realizing this actually magnifies the 5D3 image much more.

* Different in camera settings.

* Different RAW converter setting defaults or profiles.

And if you're not talking about a test pair produced under exact conditions (same subject, lighting, lens, exposure, etc) then anything and everything is in play including lenses, exposures, focusing, selected apertures and/or shutter speeds (beyond the obvious exposure differences), subject, lighting, etc, etc.

Yes, I understand that a lot of it is subjective.

Even if I set the 1D IV images and 5D III images to "neutral", the 1D IV images have something special/different.

I use Canon DPP to view, straight out of the camera. It is set to "fit to window", so the 1D IV images are the ones being magnified.

I may try to do a somewhat controlled side by side test, but the best I can do is swap lenses between bodies and try to get the same image in the viewfinder and have the same settings on both cameras.

I can compare it to listening to different audio amplifiers. The specs may be the same, but they sound different.

I'm afraid to rent a 1DX because I may like it, even though 90% of the capabilities would be lost to me at first. And, I actually prefer the 1D form factor.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5D Mk 3 and 1D Mk IV raw images
« on: September 07, 2013, 05:19:20 PM »
I am noticing a difference between the raw images from those two cameras using the same lens.

The 1D IV images seem to have more pop and depth, for lack of a better description.

Anyone else notice this, or am I seeing things?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony's new little cameras
« on: September 06, 2013, 07:20:58 AM »
Because they would be stuck using a mobile platform so bad, that MS had to buy the only manufacturer who was still interested in using their flop.

Last time I checked, W8P has some pretty darn good reviews.

I wanted the Nokia 920, but then I heard about the 1020. Too bad Nokia nade the bonehead move for AT&T exclusivity... but with the recent sale of the division to MS, I wonder who was behind that agreement.

Just from messing around with a 920 in the store, W8P looks pretty nice.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Boo Amazon!!!
« on: September 03, 2013, 01:27:16 PM »
I would imagine that the customer is supposed to file those sales taxes on the State forms.

Lenses / Re: 200 f2.0 first dissapointed customer ever?
« on: September 03, 2013, 05:54:12 AM »
Not knowing what country you are in... but if you are in the USA...

(1)- Even with insurance and shipping from the UPS Store and paying their markup, it shouldn't cost that much to ship and insure, unless you are sending it express.

(2) In my experience, FedEx has been less money to ship and insure high value items compared to UPS. My experience is limited to a declared value of $7.5k USD.

(3) Unless you have a shipping account, you cannot declare high value items with the UPS website, forcing you to pay the 100% mark-up rates at the UPS Store. $5k was the online limit I encountered.

(4) UPS will not honor damage claims on their "insurance" unless they package the items or you explicitly follow their guidelines. Some homeowner insurance policies allow for shipping coverage.

(5) You should sign up for CPS Gold if you can before sending in that lens. Not only is there a discount on the repair, but the return shipping is covered.

Lenses / Re: 200 f2.0 first dissapointed customer ever?
« on: September 02, 2013, 04:25:18 PM »
Sounds like it's junk.

I'll give $50 for it and pay the shipping...


Lenses / Re: Advice: extension tubes Macro
« on: September 02, 2013, 08:03:49 AM »
I got the Canon versions for the same reason as Neuro, for use with my 600mm, but from what I hear and read, the Kenko will work just as well. Giving the short DOF, I strongly recommend a macro focusing slider and the best I have found is the Really Right Stuff. It is very high quality, very smooth. For really close ups I use the Novoflex bellow. But then your mobility become quite snailish.

Any thoughts on the Novoflex slider?

Lenses / Re: Advice: extension tubes Macro
« on: September 01, 2013, 06:23:05 PM »
If you add a 12mm macro extension tube it will work.

I tried a Kenko 12mm tube and a Canon 1.4xIII converter on a 5DIII.

The AF seems to work if the focus point is more than about 18" away.

If I attempt AF within the yellow Macro range indicated on the lens, the AF is jittery and won't lock on. Manual AF works as well as my eyes do :)

Is this typical for extension tube use?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How strong is the hotshoe?
« on: September 01, 2013, 10:18:53 AM »
For all of the "dumb" comments out there, I find it easy to mistakenly grab the camera setup by the attached flash.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Save $50 on Adobe Lightroom 5 at B&H
« on: August 30, 2013, 09:49:21 AM »
OOS for me too, but the order wasn't kicked back. I'll wait and see.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon Refurb Sale Starting 8-25
« on: August 24, 2013, 05:32:58 PM »
When is "early morning Sunday"?

Macro / Re: Denizens of the Forest Floor
« on: August 22, 2013, 01:44:45 PM »
Well, I don't know what it is, but it is interesting to look at. It was overcast today, so I will try to go back tomorrow when the sun is supposed to be back. The spider off on the center right is a good 2" across.

Lenses / Re: Advice: extension tubes Macro
« on: August 12, 2013, 05:11:55 PM »
Just a reminder that the Canon teleconverters will not work with the macro lenses.

The 100mm macro may not work with a Canon teleconverter, but the 180mm macro does.

Software & Accessories / Re: Canon Close Up Lens and Step-Up rings
« on: August 10, 2013, 12:46:54 PM »
Thanks for the info

Software & Accessories / Canon Close Up Lens and Step-Up rings
« on: August 10, 2013, 08:49:07 AM »
I am wondering how well an "oversized" Close Up Lens works with step-up rings.

As an example, the 100mm L macro and 180mm macro both take different size filters. Step-up rings are relatively inexpensive compared to multiple copies of the Close Up lens 500D.

If I purchased one to fit the 180mm, would there be issues using it + step-up ring on the 100mm?


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