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PowerShot / Re: Canon G1X or Sony RX 100 II or EF-M 18-55 IS STM
« on: November 24, 2013, 10:51:59 AM »
Couple more from my test shots with the G1X

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PowerShot / Re: Canon G1X or Sony RX 100 II or EF-M 18-55 IS STM
« on: November 24, 2013, 10:49:04 AM »
I would go with the SL1.  Keeps in with the system, the kit 18-55 can be used on the M via the adaptor, and you have a B body that handles like an SLR should the occassion require it.

I'm an M user, and can vouch for the 22 and the m18-55 (only flaw, typical of its class, is barrell distortion near the edges and slow max aperture as your FL increases) but the m18-55 will only work on the M.  You can get the same coverage with the SL1 kit lens and this is perhaps the more versatile option.
Thanks but I already got the G1X + Sunpack RD2000 flash and 18-55 IS STM ... they arrived today. Despite its weaknesses I like the G1X ... here are the first few random pics taken of my (double glassed & a bit dirty) office window ... nothing great, just testing the camera. Both images are of the same plane, the first image is while it was getting ready to enter the runway and the next is when it was taking off.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 24, 2013, 06:27:30 AM »
Thoughts for the day:

As many of you may have seen online or on the telly the Philippines got hit really bad by a Category 5 Super Typhoon by the name of Haiyan/Yolanda.

The mayhem, destruction and death has really weighed on me for the past two weeks.

Just makes you wonder what the future holds for everyone with this being the most deadly Typhoon in the history of my country.
True ... but most people think about such things only when disasters like these happen and eventually forget about it ... but we can do our little bit on a day to day basis that could make the recovery from these disasters a lot faster  ... e.g. in many Asian countries (especially in India) millions of people throw away plastic bags which eventually find their way into the drains that choke up the outlets of the drains into the sea ... what this does during heavy rains or when there are disasters like these is, the water on the streets builds up without any way to recede (due to the outlets being clogged with plastic bags) ... as we all know stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and diseases ... every year far too many people (who actually survived deadly desasters) die due to sicknesses that could have been prevented in the first place with just a little discipline. The worst part about this is that its not just the uneducated who throw plastic bags, even the educated do it. I know we cannot stop disasters like these deadly typhoons but a little effort on our part, ona daily basis, will go a long way in the recovery process. Every year during monsoons (rainy season) we go on awareness campaigns to educate people on proper disposal of plastic bags, but its just a very small drop in the ocean.
Almost forgot, very nice image of the Cattle Egret.
Cheers

For this most deadly of all Typhoons plastics and other rubbish played little part in the flooding within the city of Tacloban and other places. The one-minute sustained winds of 315 km/h (196 mph) were reported and water from the storm surge were seen to be higher than 3 m (10 feet) as far in land as 2 km (1.25 miles) from the shore line.

Rubbish and other human obstructions plays a part in other typhoons but this is way way different.
Where did I say rubbish and other human obstructions played a part in this typhoon? Let me re-quote what I said for your ease of reference: "I know we cannot stop disasters like these deadly typhoons but a little effort on our part, on a daily basis, will go a long way in the recovery process".

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EOS Bodies / Re: L Lenses for crop bodies
« on: November 24, 2013, 03:31:35 AM »
does he look offended?
I don't know if he is offended or not ... but he seems to be a lot more decent and well mannered than the last guy you inflicted upon  us (Rember?: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=15358.45;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: L Lenses for crop bodies
« on: November 24, 2013, 02:46:55 AM »

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: November 23, 2013, 10:26:37 PM »

I like how you composed this pic ... the arched trees, behind the little bridge, look like another bridge giving it a unique depth to the image ... I would've cloned out the branch which is sticking out in the foreground, regardless it is a very beautiful image.

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: November 23, 2013, 10:23:42 PM »
LeMaire Channel Antarctica June 2011.

This Image was the Front Page for Tattler Traveller magazine First Edition 2012.

5DMK II & 24-70f/2.8 L V1 @ 24mm
STUNNING! ... now wonder it was the front page pic ... CONGRATULATIONS!

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Lenses / Re: Ken Rockwell reviews canon 50mm f/1.0
« on: November 23, 2013, 10:20:17 PM »
Zeiss 40mm f/0,33, some kind of a joke :

That's a rather small front element ;D

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Landscape / Re: My dream world = Grand Canyon-Heaven on earth.
« on: November 23, 2013, 10:18:22 PM »
Yes, Thanks you Dear Dylan777.
I  just use my Canon 5D MK II with Canon Lens TS-E 24 mm. F/ 3.5 L MK II with B+W Cir. PL. Filter and Shoot on the Left side of the Bus ( We toward North ) during go to South Rim. Yes, My seat at the Window same side as the Bus Driver. I shoot a lot of Sky, because the Bus driver tell me that, the Cloudy sky at the south rim of Grand Canyon, And I plan to combine the Beautiful sky and the Grand Canyon Picture by Photoshop. Yes, I must use Photoshop to delete some of the Glare/ Reflection of the Window too.
The Following Photos that I shoot from the Bus.
Have a good night.
Surapon
Beautiful skies! ... in Qatar (where I currently live/work), we almost never get to see skies like this ... in a year we might be lucky to see blue sky for about 4 or 5 days a year, at best ... most of the year the sky is in a haze of dust.

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EOS Bodies / Re: L Lenses for crop bodies
« on: November 23, 2013, 01:01:28 PM »
"However what most “FF fanboys” fail to do is,
I've heard of Canon fanboys, Nikon fanboys, iSheep, Shamesung fandroids etc etc, but I was not aware that there are sub-categories within the same fanboy group ;D
I am glad that I escaped this accusation as I have a FF camera and a APS-C camera ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 23, 2013, 12:47:00 PM »
Thoughts for the day:

As many of you may have seen online or on the telly the Philippines got hit really bad by a Category 5 Super Typhoon by the name of Haiyan/Yolanda.

The mayhem, destruction and death has really weighed on me for the past two weeks.

Just makes you wonder what the future holds for everyone with this being the most deadly Typhoon in the history of my country.
True ... but most people think about such things only when disasters like these happen and eventually forget about it ... but we can do our little bit on a day to day basis that could make the recovery from these disasters a lot faster  ... e.g. in many Asian countries (especially in India) millions of people throw away plastic bags which eventually find their way into the drains that choke up the outlets of the drains into the sea ... what this does during heavy rains or when there are disasters like these is, the water on the streets builds up without any way to recede (due to the outlets being clogged with plastic bags) ... as we all know stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and diseases ... every year far too many people (who actually survived deadly desasters) die due to sicknesses that could have been prevented in the first place with just a little discipline. The worst part about this is that its not just the uneducated who throw plastic bags, even the educated do it. I know we cannot stop disasters like these deadly typhoons but a little effort on our part, ona daily basis, will go a long way in the recovery process. Every year during monsoons (rainy season) we go on awareness campaigns to educate people on proper disposal of plastic bags, but its just a very small drop in the ocean.
Almost forgot, very nice image of the Cattle Egret.
Cheers

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: November 23, 2013, 11:44:05 AM »
Moonrise over Holme Moor, England
Beautiful ... all the colors complement each other and the scenery so well.

Thanks Rienzphotoz ! This is basically as the camera captured the scene with a white balance of 4100K. A little tweaking of levels and curves but nothing else.

However as rpt says, it looks like a sunset with stars, so I have made a few alterations including colour balance and cutting the moon back in to give a more 'moonlight' feel than the original file had.

I'd be interested to know which you prefer.

Also attached a 28mm portrait shot with the same treatment.
I just noticed that in my earlier comment I forgot to add the word "balanced" at the end of the sentence ... since you ask, I prefer the first one ... as I said earlier, the colors complement each other and the scenery is well balanced ... the second one (although nice) does not have the same color balance ... I'm no professional but to my eyes the first one looks AWESOME!

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Lenses / Re: Primes vs. Zoom for Indoor Sports
« on: November 23, 2013, 11:33:55 AM »
Once in a year (or two) I get a chance to shoot Tennis, Moto GP, Drag Races & Speed boats (when they happen in this country) ... unless one is a professional who gets to sit/stand in a good spot, I think zooms are more convenient ... I once tried shooting a tennis match (Maria Sharapova vs Vera Zvonareva) with EF 300 F/4 lens but kept hunting for the players because I couldn't locate them with just one large focal length .. also tried with 100 f/2 but found it too short ... the 70-200 is a great lens for hobbyists like me who don't always get to sit in perfect spots ... although IS does not really matter when you are shooting at faster shutter speeds, it is reassuring when what you see in the view finder is stable (with the IS on) and your focus point is exactly where you intend it to be.
Obviously a prime would give better results (only if you know where/how far you will be seated from the action) but a zoom ensures you don't miss a shot, due to its versatility.

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Lenses / Re: Ken Rockwell reviews canon 50mm f/1.0
« on: November 23, 2013, 11:14:40 AM »
Everybody Loves Rockwell

I'm sure he is having a good time watching all the chatter generated from a front page CR posting :)
It is quite possible that a good chunk of his online traffic comes from CR members trying to find some "unique" comments by KR ;D

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Landscape / Re: My dream world = Grand Canyon-Heaven on earth.
« on: November 23, 2013, 11:06:52 AM »
Awesome. Great shots Mr Surapon. It's always a pleasure for me to look at your pictures.
+1

Thanks you, Sir, Dear Mr. Rienzphotoz.
You make my day.
Surapon
Dear Surapon, I am glad it made your day ... but please don't call me "Sir, Dear, Mr.", I feel embarrassed ... I know you mean well and you are a very polite person ... if you keep calling me that, then I'll have to start addressing you as Sir, Dear. Mr. every time I comment on your awesome photos. :)

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