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EOS Bodies / Re: One other hoped-for feature on the 7D2
« on: July 28, 2014, 06:42:44 PM »
Auto ISO works on the 60D and 7D in manual mode.

Almost.  EC doesn't work for auto-ISO on my 60D.

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Canon General / Re: When a Woman is Fed Up...
« on: July 28, 2014, 12:08:57 AM »
Why jump to the conclusion that it was irrational?  Maybe he deserved it.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: July 27, 2014, 07:46:08 PM »
You can read about the methodology of their scores here:
http://www.dxomark.com/About/Sensor-scores

I'm sorry, could you point out where the formula is given?  I see a few hints about what's considered important, but not the actual formula for the score.  All I was able to find was this:

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How is Sensor Overall Score measured?The Sensor Overall Score is an average of the Portrait Score based on color depth, the Landscape Score based on dynamic range, and the Sports Score based on low-light ISO.



It says "an average:" presumably that's a weighted average, but they don't give the weightings.

Thanks.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: July 27, 2014, 05:18:54 PM »
as a multi-system user I have to agree with DXO guys, they are honest, much more so than DPR or any other unscientific review sites online.

The problem is that DXO's "science" is in dispute. How can you trust something that produces inconsistent and obviously incorrect results?

I agree.  Science demands transparency so the measurements can be replicated by others.  Little about their process is transparent.  It's not scientific, it's almost pseudo-scientific.

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Photography Technique / Re: Getting photos home from overseas
« on: July 26, 2014, 10:43:38 PM »

Considering the notable point raised earlier that getting to a post office daily might eat up a lot of time (if they aren't convenient to train stations etc.) this is worth investigating. 

I don't mind the postage - potentially a variety of interesting stamps when I get home - but the adventure of finding a post office could well turn into a chore pretty quickly.

Jim

Depending on your plans, you may be able to locate post offices in advance, and work that into your schedule.

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Photography Technique / Re: Getting photos home from overseas
« on: July 26, 2014, 09:16:03 PM »

Nothing thorny about it, you're absolutely right.  I just thought I'd throw out something you might not have considered.

Enjoy your trip, and I hope it's not the only time you're able to travel to Europe.

It wasn't your input which sat wrong  :)  It is being patronized which does, and I think that is a pretty universal reaction.

In any case I have some new ideas to consider, and I appreciate them.

Jim

I apologize if I sounded patronizing, I didn't intend to.

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Photography Technique / Re: Getting photos home from overseas
« on: July 26, 2014, 08:04:41 PM »
To get a thorny issue out of the way first, where I travel and for how long is my business.

Nothing thorny about it, you're absolutely right.  I just thought I'd throw out something you might not have considered.

Enjoy your trip, and I hope it's not the only time you're able to travel to Europe.

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Photography Technique / Re: Getting photos home from overseas
« on: July 26, 2014, 11:12:47 AM »
If so, I'd say don't do a 50-day trip, do a 14-day trip this year, and another one next year...

I dislike short trips, and to me 14 days is short.  Our international trips are generally a month or so.

If I had the time and money that's probably what I'd do for much the same reasons you mentioned.  On the other hand, there are people I know who start getting very homesick after 10 days.  That's why I wrote that if this was his first trip to Europe or first international trip he should consider making it shorter, and also why I say traveling well is a learned skill-set.  Each person travels differently, and each couple or group is a set of compromises and enhancements for the experience.  For any first time traveler, I suggest a shorter trip.  If it flew by too quickly, then go longer next time.

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Photography Technique / Re: Getting photos home from overseas
« on: July 26, 2014, 09:53:39 AM »
Unless you will be staying in hotels that could take care of this for you, I'm concerned that you could use a lot of your valuable vacation time trying to find a post office and then standing in line waiting to mail your items.
+1

I strongly recommend that you take some time to see the sights of Europe without your view being constrained by a viewfinder.   ;)
+1

Is this your first trip to Europe?  First trip overseas?  If so, I'd say don't do a 50-day trip, do a 14-day trip this year, and another one next year, etc.  It would be a shame to get 10-days into your trip and find that you don't really like being away from home that long, or that you misjudged your interests or stamina, etc.  Traveling well is a learned skill-set.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: July 25, 2014, 12:55:19 AM »
I've been racking my brain for a way to describe how organizations and companies have "hips", conjure up some kind of...evidence, for that...but I'm at a loss for...anything...here...... :P

Well, the US Supreme Court has ruled that corporations can have religious values, so presumably they also have all other aspects of human experience, including physical bodies.  I'm sure if you ask one of the majority voters, *cough* Scalia *cough*, he could conjure up some hocus-pocus-juris-prudence to support hips on a corporation.

</snark>

Yeah...not gonna touch that...not on these forums...

A guy tries to start a pleasant flame war and you just have to spray halon 1301 all over it.   :P

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: July 25, 2014, 12:51:48 AM »
Well you're the one making the claim so what I'm doing is asking you to provide evidence to back up your claim.

You're making the prior claim, as yet unsubstantiated by other independent testers, that DxO's "overall score" has legitimacy.  Given that DxO doesn't publish their weighting, you may have a harder time with your task than jrista does proving corporations have hips.

P.S. I believe Shakira is a corporation.  ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: July 25, 2014, 12:47:31 AM »
I've been racking my brain for a way to describe how organizations and companies have "hips", conjure up some kind of...evidence, for that...but I'm at a loss for...anything...here...... :P

Well, the US Supreme Court has ruled that corporations can have religious values, so presumably they also have all other aspects of human experience, including physical bodies.  I'm sure if you ask one of the majority voters, *cough* Scalia *cough*, he could conjure up some hocus-pocus-juris-prudence to support hips on a corporation.

</snark>

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: July 24, 2014, 04:05:42 PM »
Their scale goes up to 11...

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel EOS on the Way as Mentioned by Canon
« on: July 24, 2014, 01:15:27 AM »
no news here: "we look forward to the advent of high-resolution model of the EOS".  We are all looking forward to that.  This poor guy works for Canon and he is looking forward to the same thing we are.

Pretty much my thoughts.

What?!!!

That there is heresy! How dare you blaspheme and validate Nikon's 36MP D800/D810 or Sony's cameras?

You should be saying that a high MP will be hard to work with, your computer is not fast enough, storage cards too small, pixels will be smaller and noisier, etc.

These comments perplexed me until I noticed the author.

Just to reiterate, I think few of us actually oppose the prospect of high MP sensors.  In fact, I'd say most of us do look forward to them.  The nuance here is that we know that all great features have trade-offs.  I'd be happy to have a very high MP camera, so long as IQ (at all ISOs) doesn't suffer, and I have lenses that can take advantage of it, and frame-rate can keep up, and I can afford a computer to process the images at a reasonable speed, etc.  Eventually this will happen.

Trade-offs, it's all about trade-offs.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show us your Hooters (Owls)
« on: July 21, 2014, 10:00:06 PM »
Orangutan - those are nice photos of the endangered species that sadly became a political hot button and LSV, it's good the owl landed where he/she did!

Thanks.  I think these photos are more interesting for the subject matter than for the quality of the image -- they have some technical problems due to the lighting (and my skill level). 

This was right outside a designated Wilderness area.  As I understand, the biggest threats to this species are habitat loss and competition from barred owls, a close relative.

I don't recognize the term "LSV"....

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