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EOS Bodies / Re: Can Canon deliver a FF sensor that is class leading?
« on: June 04, 2014, 03:57:39 AM »

Photography Technique / Re: What Lenses Do You Use for Panoramics?
« on: June 04, 2014, 03:53:57 AM »
24TSE II, more recently Otus 55

Software used to stitch, Autopana Giga 3.5

RRS Pano Head

Work in progress !!

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 04, 2014, 03:35:49 AM »
This was actually a very difficult animal to shoot, both from a focus and exposure perspective. The AF system of the 1DX, which I believe is second to none, really struggled to find focus and I got more out of focus images of this one than I can remeber having had with anything in the past. I also had to over expose by 1.3 stops to get the details in its fur.

Can imagine, Dark to Black Body, Dark Green Background, probably low light, I'm surprised you did as well as you were able to, from all the Cameras I've used over the Years, the 1Dx is pretty well the Prima Low Light Image Maker.

Hardest Image I can think of I've tried to shoot, Black Frogfish (Underwater Imaging of course), never been able to quite pull that one off, Like shooting into a Black hole in Space.

We wont start a discussion on DR, Crap, I mentioned DR, shoot me.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 04, 2014, 03:31:08 AM »
I heard they can be fierce, and are not afraid of confrontation ...

Depends which one we are discussing  ::)

It's sad they still end up in Jackets, this we can all work towards stopping, someday.

Not much we can do about the poor acting sort though.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 03, 2014, 07:30:35 PM »
Wolverine (female). This is shot from within the enclosure in Nordens Ark. This is an uncropped image shot at 200mm. A fantastic experience, to sit on the ground and have this animal walking up to me (too close for the liking of the keeper though).

200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @200mm
1/100s, f4.5, ISO640

Lovely Image Eldar, looks like she's just pushed her face through an OOF curtain, well done.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 01, 2014, 07:38:32 PM »
The very grumpy Pallas´s cat mom out looking for mice, in the last light of the day.
200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @200
1/125s, f5.6, ISO1600

That is one sad sack of a cat Eldar, if I saw this walking towards me in the glooming I think I'de grab my Toys and make a run for it.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 01, 2014, 07:36:31 PM »
Hey guy's not been online in a while but here are 2 from a shoot the other day with the 1dx and 85 1.2LII :-)

Nice Bornshooter, good to see your Posting again, miss your Images, to the morning coffee.

"Market share is for the unwashed masses – those poor poor amateurs and professionals leading their lives of quiet desperation. I'm an artiste and as such am blessed with superior taste that makes all your plebeian concerns insignificant."

Geez, unfocussed, that's almost...poetic, I picked out this section because I thought it was so well put, but the whole Post was just as good.

I think the issue Aglet in particular has is that he sees himself as not being like most of us, you know, the "Common Folk"   :) those majority of "enthusiastic amateurs", the majority of those "Pros", the incredibly mentally challenged....Canon users, poor people, the misguided.

I think Sporgon had it in one

Aglet; I hope your day job's a stand up comic.

Personally I have no real clue why Canon haven't developed as yet a higher MP Sensor, I'de like to see them do it, I'de likely buy it, but in the meantime I'm sort of Ok with my 1Dx & 5DMK III, you know... Those Cameras used by the majority, the "Common Folk".

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3, Tripod Threads, Short Circuit?
« on: May 30, 2014, 11:34:08 PM »
I've had 4 different 5DMK III Bodies to date, First I drowned in an Underwater Housing, 2nd I dropped on a Safari trip & it was chewed beyond help by a Large Angry Lion, the current two I've kept intact for a while now.

I use RRS L Brackets, installed and left all the time on the Cameras, from what I can see, not too different in design from the Kirk.

No issues, and I've not heard any issue like this, except, friend of mine had an issue with water leaking through the O ring assembly via the Tripod screw, Canon Singapore changed the Camera for new, no further issues.

I think Mt Spokane has the issue correct, it's not the type of bracket, there's not a lot of room inside these bodies, if the Tripod Screw has been installed even slightly incorrectly at the Factory, the stress movements of fitting the Bracket is likely causing a mis alignment inside the Camera to other components, resulting in your issue.

Have Canon replace the Camera, seems that shouldn't be an issue as the problem is repeatable.

I've attached a couple of Images to show there's not a load of room inside these things, One Image shows the 5DMK III the other is the 30D.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 30, 2014, 07:54:49 PM »
Ta - feel free :)

Ta ?? sort of gives away your Origins Menace   ;D, last time I heard Ta used to say Thank You was my Mum, & I'm 64, I guess when I move back to Aus next month I'll hear a lot more of it.

why isn't Canon focusing some efforts on creating sensors able to capture at least closer to the 24 stops the human eye can see?

Yes, the human eye is capable of seeing 24 stops of light... but even my 60D can see 40 stops of light.... (3 stops of aperture, 7 stops of ISO, 18 of shutter speed, and 12 stops of DR).... but only about 12 at a time.

And similarly that's how the eye works. You do not see the whole 24 stops at once. The iris adjusts to let light in, giving several stops of range, and in dim light you go to a very low resolution B+W sensor. Note how your eyes take time to adjust as you go from bright to dim areas... And on top of that, your "video feed" from your eyes is an incredibly processed predictive feed where the output is based on past events and not what you actually see, plus the resolution is highest NEAR the centre, falling off severely at the edges, and blank in the middle (blind spot). The mind takes this incredibly lousy video feed and processes it into what we perceive as vision.

In short, just about every camera out there has superior resolution and DR than the human eye.

I'm thinking of strapping a pair of 1Dx onto my face, I can always see better through the viewfinder, age related no doubt.

Excuse my ignorance Guys, what's FPN ?? Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong Century.

Fixed Pattern Noise.

Some say Canon sensors are unusable because of how much worse they are with FPN than Nikon/Sony sensors.

Oh ! Ok, Thanks Private.

Nor sure I'de agree with what "some" say, but what the hell do I know, didn't even know Canon had an issue with "FPN", I thought maybe FPN meant "Foul Play Nikon", a play on the D600/D610 fiasco, I guess I got that wrong.

I think Private pretty well has it & well presented, it's a Business Model, aimed at a Target Audience, Businesses, Amatuer Photographers are incidental.

It's about Cash Flow, any smartly operated Business wants to lock in cash-flow forecasts as far out as possible, the subscription model allows that to happen.

Give it another 5 Years there is likely not going to be any software provider that doesn't lock in Business that doesn't include a subscription model.

i remember reading somewhere Adobe the business, made 1 Billion in 2012 in profits, they can afford to take some Pain while People get used to the future, companies like this look long term, not the next 12 months, the next 10 to 20 years.

Reading this thread reminds me of my Brother in Law, hates the Kindle, why ?? well he likes a Book to have a "tactile" feel, my argument (when I can be bothered) is the Book is about the information contained, surely, he disagrees, I argue with my Kindle I can carry 500 Books, he argues you can only read one at a time, I argue I'm saving trees, he doesn't give a S___ about Trees, and so it goes.

Excuse my ignorance Guys, what's FPN ?? Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong Century.

Perhaps it's oil from a D600.  8)

That pretty well made my morning, maybe my day as I'll keep thinking about this all day, really, very funny  ;D

I know I shouldn't, but sometimes I can't help myself, my own experience Canon/Nikon similarish issue.

Bought the D800  (doesn't matter why, believed the hype, loss of common sense, interested to see), could not get anything but OOF Images, contacted Nikon and was told I needed to improve my skills, kept trying, then read about Tom Hogan having same issues plus a huge amount of other D800 users, turned out the Camera had left/right focussing issues, Nikon eventually replaced, but same issue with 2nd Body, Nikon eventually replaced & I sold the D800 unopened still in the Box, along with the Underwater Seacam Housing and 4 Lenses I'de purchased, not a great experience but it happens.

Biggest issue here was I was so annoyed I sold the 14-24f/2.8 Lens as well, that was a mistake, should have kept that Lens.

Own 2 x 1Dx Bodies, got a Flyer from Canon Singapore there was a known issue with lack of lubrication in the AF motor & I should return the bodies for repair (seems everyone knew it was an issue except me, I'de just returned from Tanzania where I'de shot 15k Images between the two 1Dx Bodies, issue ?? what issue ??), 1 day in Canon Singapore, issue (which wasn't an issue for me to this point in any case) fixed and Cameras work just like they did before knowing about the issue, professionally handled known issue repaired, this happens with any mechanical device, Nikon or Canon, it's how it's resolved that counts.

You could also compare this situation with the way Nikon handled the AF Motor/Oil throwing/Grease Splattering issue of the D600, they fixed this issue by bringing out the D610, even die hard Nikon friends of mine were disappointed at Nikon's showing in this instance, just seems.....wrong, that Nikon chose to do this, the D800 issue didn't put me off Nikon too much, I had a great time with the D3x, but the way Nikon handled the D600/D610 has ensured I'll not buy/try another Nikon camera in this lifetime, you just can't do this sort of crap & expect Brand Loyalty.

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