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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: February 24, 2013, 09:56:57 PM »
With the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM:


www.JordanSternPhotography.com

Great colors, and you have some amazing shots in your gallery!

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Software & Accessories / Re: AFMA advice sought
« on: February 24, 2013, 09:08:37 PM »
This is great stuff from ML. Thanks for sharing.

In regards to Focal's AFMA, at what aperture should you perform Focal's AFMA test? I think i had it wide open during the test, is that ok or are we supposed to stop it down to something smaller like 5.6 or 8?

Generally test wide open... In fact, only the Pro version let's you select f/stops other than wide open...

Thanks ^_^

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Software & Accessories / Image Upload/Export Workflow for Facebook
« on: February 24, 2013, 08:21:27 PM »
How do you save/export images for uploading into facebook. I am asking because lightroom exported jpegs are compressed by facebook's image upload engine and as such the final uploaded photos look degraded or nowhere near as clean as the original file. The images are 1280px on the long end. I have seem some folks have clean images in their facebook stream and I am lost as to how they do it. Do you use 'Save for Web' save option in Photoshop?

What settings should one use to export the images from Lightroom? I use sRGB colorspace as the colorspace, jpeg format, quality set to 100%, resolution is set to 300dpi (i dont know if I set it to 300 or was it there by default).

Edit: Or maybe I am just seeing things >_<

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM
« on: February 24, 2013, 07:11:25 PM »
Here's another horse shot.  I am really pleasantly surprised at how good the bokeh (very smooth) is on this lens for a variable aperture telephoto zoom.

Dustin, have to ask you...how do you get such nice/soft tones? Love how you process your images! :o

That whole workflow was all within Lightroom (4), so no Photoshop there.  I have invested in some presets for LR that I further customize.  The basic look is from a preset collection (http://www.adobelightroompresets.net/lightroom-presets/ultrafaded-presets/) Preset 9.  By the way, these preset collections often go on sale for 50% off.  I then further tweaked the tone curve to bring a little of the low end back, used a preset brush to paint in a little sharpness and contrast to the forelock.  I probably tweaked the sliders a hair, but I doubt that I have any more than about 4 minutes in processing this particular image.  Another collection I use a lot in my workflow is the "Instagram style" presets.  I usually customize the sliders somewhat after processing, as I am pretty familiar with the way that LR works at this point.  I typically spend as much or more time in adding metadata, descriptions, and keywords as I do processing.  I am careful about all of those things because a fair bit of my work moves commercially in one way or another.

Whoa, thanks for sharing your workflow Dustin. Appreciate it. Will go through the link you posted. :)

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM
« on: February 24, 2013, 10:05:09 AM »
Here's another horse shot.  I am really pleasantly surprised at how good the bokeh (very smooth) is on this lens for a variable aperture telephoto zoom.

Dustin, have to ask you...how do you get such nice/soft tones? Love how you process your images! :o

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Software & Accessories / Re: AFMA advice sought
« on: February 23, 2013, 09:15:02 PM »
This is great stuff from ML. Thanks for sharing.

In regards to Focal's AFMA, at what aperture should you perform Focal's AFMA test? I think i had it wide open during the test, is that ok or are we supposed to stop it down to something smaller like 5.6 or 8?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Transition from Nikon to Canon
« on: February 22, 2013, 09:54:40 AM »
I used to use the 60D before I switched to full frame. On top of what everyone said already I will add this, if possible then try and handhold both the bodies. See what feels comfortable in your hand. I still prefer the 60D's grip and its ergonomics as it fits my hand better than the 600/650D. Also, 60D and 6D's body, button layout and ergonomic is nearly identical and if you plan to step up to the full frame 6D in the future you will find it famliar.

Skip the 18-55 kit lens, and get the 40 EF lens. Remember any "EF" lens will work on both Canon's crop bodies (like the 60D, 650D) and full frame bodies (6D, 5D2, 5D3, etc). The" EF-S" lens (eg. 18-55 you mentioned) however will only work on your crop bodies.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 2013 Predictions for Canon EOS Products
« on: February 19, 2013, 06:10:10 PM »
Anyone know what Canon camera is in this below linked picture?  Never seen one with the red piece by the hotshoe.   

http://500px.com/photo/26318243

Update:Even more suspicious is the Canon logo has been removed, this has a pop-up flash and looks to be in new condition.  Can't place the lens either the more I look at this - size wise looks like the 85mm 1.2 but the bulge appears different by the camera mount from the current 85,1.2???

Dont know but that red piece somehow makes the body look bad@$$/Evil. Could that red panel indicate pro-line series/bodies like the rings are for their L series lenses? Or it could very well be modified by the user who knows :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: 2013 Predictions for Canon EOS Products
« on: February 19, 2013, 06:06:44 PM »
The 3D will have eye-controlled focus and a blink-activated shutter. You heard it here first.   :P

Hahaha+++ =P

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Samyang 14mm f2.8
« on: February 17, 2013, 02:52:34 AM »
Beautiful shots!  :o

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« on: February 16, 2013, 07:47:50 PM »
Was looking for shots taken using this glass but could not find any in this forum. Thought I'd start a thread with photos taken with this great little lens.

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Lenses / Filter holder/adapter for Samyang 14mm f2.8
« on: February 16, 2013, 07:08:49 PM »
Considering buying the Samyang 14mm f2.8 for landscape photography. I was wondering if anyone out there knows if I can attach a filter holder/adapter with this lens. I found this site offering the holder and the adapter for the Samyang but I am not sure about the quality of this product. Anyone used this product from Lucroit (Hitech Filter Systems) or know any other brands that make filter holders/adapters for this lens? Also, was wondering if system will take Lee's square ND/GND filters?

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Lenses / Re: New Wide Angle Lens Ideas, please!
« on: February 14, 2013, 04:23:47 PM »
Well I sold it though because I loved wide angle so much I decided to get a 17-40 4.0L for it has got autofocus and is affordable. Maybe upgrading to 16-35 later or lets see how much a 14-24 will as soon as it comes.

How does the Canon 17-40mm compare to the Samyang??? I have been debating a 17-40 for traveling, but I am worried that after getting used to the IQ of the Samyang, I will be left wanting more out of the 17-40mm.

By the way, I really enjoy the pictures you have taken with the 14mm!

Do not remember if I read it here in CR forum or not, but someone was talking about a focus confirmation chip added to his 14mm Samyang or some other lens. I could be wrong, but if that it's possible then awesome.

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Lenses / Re: New Wide Angle Lens Ideas, please!
« on: February 14, 2013, 04:17:13 PM »
The Samyang truly is a powerful thing if you don't mind its manuality. For landscape not really a problem, just pop it to infinity.

Well I sold it though because I loved wide angle so much I decided to get a 17-40 4.0L for it has got autofocus and is affordable. Maybe upgrading to 16-35 later or lets see how much a 14-24 will as soon as it comes.

Beautiful shots florianbieler! Any idea if there are ways I can mount a ND/GND filters on this 14mm Samyang lens? Are there filter adapters made for this lens? Like the ones from Lee Filters for Nikon's 14-24, etc.

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Lenses / Re: Fast lens for indoor use
« on: January 18, 2013, 01:50:20 AM »
Great suggestions folks. Thanks a lot. So a 35 1.4 seems to be the pick. I think I will also give a 50 1.4 a try. Perhaps rent them out over the weekend.

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