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I'm sort of the same as you, except I have not yet gotten past personal/organizational usage.

Personally, I license "all rights reserved" and give written permission . . . myself, I'd be loathe to hand over 'everything', especially if it's commercial at that point.

At this point, you're past the 'little old lady' pricing; just make sure whatever everyone else tells you to do here, only sell what portion of the rights you're comfortable with and have a decent contract done up.

Good luck!

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Lenses / Re: The Next \
« on: May 20, 2014, 10:30:16 AM »
ISO 12233 charts.   :P

That's only a problem for you city-folk.  You just get a 'nuisance permit' and you're allowed to shoot ISO 12233 charts out of season here.

Heck, people are always running them over with their cars, you're doing them a service.   ::)

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Lenses / Re: EF 50 f/1.2L II Gets a Mention by Canon
« on: May 20, 2014, 09:08:18 AM »
Typo or not, the model is HOT! ;)

Took me a good 3 minutes to find where it said the lens in the upper corner.

Hot or not, someone needs to get that girl a sammich, stat!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: "Higher Bit" Sensors
« on: May 16, 2014, 08:39:50 AM »
I thought I saw that a new MF camera was rumored to be coming out with a 16 bit AD.  I'll have to search.  MF might benefit from 14 bits actual.
 
I found it!  The Ricoh Pentax 645Z.   Lots of megapixels (51) and 16 bit AD converter. Dual SD slots and 4:3 format.  Maybe it is just a big point and shoot ;)
 
 http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/04/15/ricoh-announces-medium-format-pentax-645z
 
At $8500, its not a consumer grade camera, but its not a $30,000 MF body either.  I'd like to play with one, but its not something to carry around.

3fps hehe

Looks like a black "Apple Cube" with a lens.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: "Higher Bit" Sensors
« on: May 15, 2014, 04:48:51 PM »
...he said that canon camera bodies are 8-bit color and there are new 16-bit models of other cameras that increase the dynamic range of color.

Just keep in mind that sounds can come from more than one human orifice, or put another way, he was talking out of his a$$.   :o

As rs states, Canon and Nikon both use 14-bit analog-to-digital converters (although some Nikon cameras allow you to save only 12-bit data to save space).  'Color' in Bayer sensors like those in Canon and Nikon dSLRs is provided by the color mask; each pixel sits under a Red, Green, or Blue filter, but the pixels themselves are monochromatic.  A 14-bit ADC means the data contain 214 possible values for each pixel, with 'color' assigned based on the overlying filter.  When the RAW file is demosaiced, the software interpolates the color data based on a cluster of pixels, so each pixel is assigned a color value that approximates the correct one (since each pixel really only saw R, G, or B). 

Worth noting that no Canon or Nikon camera even uses all 14 bits of data; the maximum DR for Nikon (Sony, really) is just over 13-bits, and Canon tops out at under 12-bits.  So those extra bits are basically wasted space in an image file.

I do have scientific cameras with 16-bit ADCs, but as rs also said, those don't exist in the consumer world.

I'll ask him where he got the idea from.  If this is what (he thought) he was talking about, then my original recommendations to shoot straight RAW was about as close as he could get.

Thanks for the info.

-Ernie

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: "Higher Bit" Sensors
« on: May 15, 2014, 04:02:26 PM »
All Canon DSLR's for the past several years have shot 14 bit raw.

I'm not aware of any DSLR from any manufacturer that shoots greater than 14 bit raw. Nikon certainly don't.

Right, that was the *only* thing I could find.

The web is covered with 256 vs. 65k colors analogies . . . which are great if you're living in 1995 . . . I just couldn't figure any relevance to what he was trying to ask.

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Third Party Manufacturers / "Higher Bit" Sensors
« on: May 15, 2014, 03:23:15 PM »
At a dinner party last weekend, we were discussing aspects of our amateur photography. 

Being the resident geek, I'm usually asked my opinion about different equipment, and usually have halfway competent answers. These are mostly folks who have higher end gear than me, but generally, at the same events, end up asking me for shots because I do well with my 'pro-sumer' range of gear.

One question completely flattened me was about "when canon is going to come out with a 16-bit camera".   :o  Seriously, that was the face I made (I'm not going to go on about this or that if I have no clue).  Asked to explain, he said that canon camera bodies are 8-bit color and there are new 16-bit models of other cameras that increase the dynamic range of color.

Did he pick up some marketing-speek somewhere and it just not come out right?  Someone clue me in please :)

Thanks guys.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Expired: EOS 5D Mark III Body $2574
« on: May 12, 2014, 10:32:49 AM »
Anyone know who these guys really are? Can't find any physical address or tele.

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Canon General / Re: Tilt & Shift Fan?
« on: May 09, 2014, 04:23:01 PM »
Time & Sales?

Love me my deep-book.

Gets my arbitrage on!

 ;D

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PowerShot / Re: New PowerShot & EOS Cameras to Offer DOF Control?
« on: May 05, 2014, 01:40:42 PM »
This makes me confused and that makes me cranky.

Don't my existing DSLR's have this already? Don't we call it Av?

What if you missed your subject in Av mode @ big apertures?
;D I never miss! How absurd!

Besides, that one-eye-in-focus look is, um, artsy!  ::)

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PowerShot / Re: New PowerShot & EOS Cameras to Offer DOF Control?
« on: May 05, 2014, 09:10:58 AM »
This makes me confused and that makes me cranky.

Don't my existing DSLR's have this already? Don't we call it Av?

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Canon General / Re: My weapons of war.
« on: May 04, 2014, 10:10:31 AM »
Really? 

My chief weapon is surprise! Surprise and a 5Dmk2!
Err, a 5Dmk2 and surprise . . . my two weapons are a 5Dmk2 and surprise...and a 7D.

My *three* weapons are 5Dmk2, surprise, and 7D . . . and an almost fanatical devotion to using Primes . . .

Oh crud . . . ;D

sanj must have either very strong arms, or a small boy to tote everything around for him  :D

Ended up watching the videos again. OMG, my eyes are still tearing.

I rarely find Monty Python funny the first go round. By the fourth my ribs hurt though.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Adobe Lightroom 5 $80 via Amazon
« on: May 02, 2014, 12:54:33 PM »
...but being able to install LR on all 4 of my home computers with no finagling or multiple licenses wins me over.


Is this a function of buying a LR perpetual license?

You can install LR from the Creative Cloud Photographers suite on up to two computers:
http://www.adobe.com/ca/products/creativecloud/faq.html#pslr-bundle

Can I use the software I download from Creative Cloud on multiple computers?
Yes, you can use Creative Cloud desktop applications on two computers at once, regardless of operating system, for the individual associated with the Creative Cloud membership. See the product license agreements page for more information.


Apple App store; pay full price once, it authenticates updates to your account via password.
Sorry, I don't quite follow. Does the Apple Store give you more than one LR license to use?
One license, good for all of your personal computers.  DRM doesn't really exist except for updates need to use your apple ID and password.  Think of it as a "household license".

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Adobe Lightroom 5 $80 via Amazon
« on: May 02, 2014, 10:13:49 AM »
...but being able to install LR on all 4 of my home computers with no finagling or multiple licenses wins me over.


Is this a function of buying a LR perpetual license?

You can install LR from the Creative Cloud Photographers suite on up to two computers:
http://www.adobe.com/ca/products/creativecloud/faq.html#pslr-bundle

Can I use the software I download from Creative Cloud on multiple computers?
Yes, you can use Creative Cloud desktop applications on two computers at once, regardless of operating system, for the individual associated with the Creative Cloud membership. See the product license agreements page for more information.


Apple App store; pay full price once, it authenticates updates to your account via password.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2559
« on: May 02, 2014, 10:12:45 AM »
Two comments, once you 1D X there's no going back, so watch your credit cards.  I just paid mine off but my photo budget is blown for the year.  No regrets whatsoever, though, and if you need 12FPS and/or a bulletproof camera, there is no substitute.

Also, Canon is known to cancel orders paid with non-US payments, so that may be what happened, if you're outside of the US or using a foreign payment source.  If not, just call them, they have great customer service in my experience.

Source was US/ship address was bill address. 

I may call them back today; Adorama didn't pan out as a lead.

I don't fault the customer service, just the system, which leads to them saying they can't help me.

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