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Well, he's defending a relative. And maybe he's a backer...
Neuro, FYI, you have a PM...
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Well, he's defending a relative. And maybe he's a backer...
Now, to those who say pop-up flashes are terrible, there is a nice solution called the Lightscoop (you can Google it).
I think a key point can be drawn here. You have a solution, but having a solution by definition means having a problem (unless you're in government). The pop up flash is inherently a problem.
I'm sorry to hear you had that experience. And I don't want to sound like I'm criticising you - but I do wonder if there's a logical link between the technology and practitioners' professionalism.
I have no experience of film photography beyond point-and-shoot family/holiday snapshots from my younger days, so maybe I'm missing a lot. But I don't think good quality digital photography is easy, nor can it be mastered (especially with a DSLR) in minutes. There are cowboys in every field - and I suspect there always have been. And it seems that most of what makes wedding photography challenging is beyond the camera - it's about scouting the location, talking to the clients and understanding their needs, getting to the venue on time, having backup equipment/assistants, and producing a package (nowadays likely in book form) that merits the occasion (thinking about it, I suppose most types of photography rely on a lot more than the camera and strict photographic technique, but anyway). Given how much people spend on weddings, and wedding photographers these days, surely (at the better end) things have improved? Maybe it's an unfair comparison, but my grandparents' expectations were very limited (they were only allowed 6 shots due to rationing, and they were just snaps, nothing fancy) - whereas a recent friend's wedding involved (after much research on the best photographer for their needs) a separate shoot on location, video, a glossy hardback book, etc.
Why would shooting on film make someone more professional? Were film cameras much more expensive? I suppose proper photographers would have a darkroom, but if you were slapdash in those days, maybe you'd get someone else to do it?
Just lots of questions arise when people compare the pre-digital era with today, I hope you don't mind
Thanks for the information. BTW, the Clutch looks awesome. I am getting it when it's out.
There still may be time to get the discounted price as it's in the last couple of days of the Kickstarter process.
If you miss that, 1KindPhoto http://www.1kindphotography.com/2014/01/deal-peak-design-bundles-save-up-to-15-plus-additional-10-off.html has a discount code for Peak Design.
coupon code: 1kindphoto
Both the Cinch 2 and the Peak design straps are great, i.e., they prevent the swing problem of the tripod-mounted straps, but they don't provide a solution to mounting directly to the lens satisfactorily when I use my 70-200.My solution for that is to attach a Peak Design Anchor to the QR plate on the lens shoe. This not only distributes the weight of the heavy 70-200, but creates a nice balance when it's at your side. I put anchors everywhere, on the two original neckstrap points, the point on the bottom plate and with heavy lenses like the 70-200, on the QR plate. The Anchor does not get in the way when mounting onto a monopod or tripod.
I wonder, how safe is it to carry the 70-200 2.8 mounted to your camera with the camera connected to the strap as the ads show? I mean, the lens is at least twice the weight of the camera!
Anyone buying Peak Design straps, I'd suggest ticking the box for a couple of extra packs of Anchors... they're less than $10 per pack.
You mentioned that I shall attribute the noisier image to 7D. How does that relate to my inability to size images?
Most people drop images in PS and zoom to 100% forgetting that higher MP images are magnified more at "100%".QuoteOf course, it will be affected by my alleged inability to compare images, but then that is just your guess, isn't it?
You are correct that I am guessing as to why you believe the 7D is noisier when reproducible tests say otherwise.QuoteI don't objectively test cameras or formats so all the parameters you mentioned are moot.
No, your opinion is by your own admission moot.
It simply amazes me how people will stubbornly cling to opinions even when they fully admit their opinions are not based in any way on anything objective, reproducible, or reasonable. No wonder Zack went on his rant. I'm behind him 100%.QuoteYes, I know it isn't the same ratio of enlargement. Who cares?
Now I have no need to guess.QuoteSo what are you trying to prove through your offensive statements,
Pointing out the truth is offensive? But it's not offensive at all when people appeal to hyperbole to prop up clearly false statements?Quoteand uneducated "guesses"?
My guess was spot on as you just admitted.QuotePut less stock in theories and calculations, and rely on your eyes.
Silly statement considering I'm telling you to rely on your eyes with a proper comparison.
Human nature just amazes me sometimes...
You leave your camera in the woods with the intention of wireless remote shooting, a child comes along and moves your camera and in the process pushes the shutter button, do you own the copyright? No you do not.
Take the last scenario and exchange a child for a monkey, you still don't own the copyright, you did not frame or take the photo. …...
For the successful photos in question the camera never left Slater's physical control.
You obviously didn't read it. It says right in the blog that it absolutely left his control.
So I put my camera on a tripod with a very wide angle lens, settings configured such as predictive autofocus, motorwind, even a flashgun, to give me a chance of a facial close up if they were to approach again for a play. I duly moved away and bingo, they moved in, fingering the toy, pressing the buttons and fingering the lens
- He put it on a tripod
- He set it to auto
- He moved away
That's out of his control.
You gonna share the fried crow with PBD? Maybe you prefer yours deep fried.
"......I wanted to keep my new found friends happy and with me. I now wanted to get right in their faces with a wide angle lens, but that was proving too difficult as they were nervous of something - I couldn't tell what. So I put my camera on a tripod with a very wide angle lens, settings configured such as predictive autofocus, motorwind, even a flashgun, to give me a chance of a facial close up if they were to approach again for a play. I duly moved away and bingo, they moved in, fingering the toy, pressing the buttons and fingering the lens. I was then to witness one of the funniest things ever as they grinned, grimaced and bared teeth at themselves in the reflection of the large glassy lens. Was this what they where afraid of earlier? Perhaps also the sight of the shutter planes moving within the lens also amused or scared them? They played with the camera until of course some images were inevitably taken! I had one hand on the tripod when this was going on, ..."
Is that the best you can do? I read that, but how many photographer's assistants have had "one hand on the tripod" to steady it, and there's no way you'd give them copyright. That's an absurdly weak claim on an image. If he had had one hand on the tripod and one on a remote shutter release that would do it. But the monkeys framed the shot when they "grinned, grimaced and bared teeth at themselves in the reflection of the large glassy lens." Then "They played with the camera until of course some images were inevitably taken."
Nope, you are still badly mistaken. Slater doesn't own the shot: it's either nobody, or it's the Indonesian government.
Christmas magic? Blind foolishness?
Heh. That's certainly a possibility.
But if they miss, they will be taking a big beating from investors.
I think the suits know better - and they know something that we don't .
If I have to guess what will make a bigger splash at Photokina - and a bigger impact
on the bottom line - that would be a 40mp 5DIV, not a 7DII.
... While it is true that the Df didn't become mainstream (and I personally dislike the look and the concept), many people bought and loved it.
no. at least not anywhere in Europe. Hardly anybody bought it. Good sensor. Totally botched pseudo-retro user-interface. Consumer-class D600 chassis, instead of using the D800 as sensor-holder for that D4 sensor, sharing everything else with the D800 ... UI, controls, battery, battery grip.
The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro has a great IPS screen (bright, glossy, outrageous resolution) and the new Surface Pro 3 is also spectacular IPS (also bright, glossy, high resolution).
Appreciate the suggestion but the yoga pro 2 has inaccurate yellow issues and the surface is great but I woukd struggle with LR on a 12" screen. I wanted a true 15" workstation class machine. Just curious if anyone has been down my road.
Jrista...thanks for taking the time to do this comparison, it's informative and helpful!
Could you post the two photos without upsampling the 5d3 image. I'd like to see the 5d3 image cropped to match the 7d without the upsampling process.