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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Why Photography
« on: September 25, 2014, 04:18:27 PM »
To capture my family special moments

At what point do our wives ask... so you really need all that gear to take family photos?

I'm at 12k-ish... so I'm expecting that conversation to happen any day now.

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: 4K, 5K, 6K and Up Video
« on: September 25, 2014, 02:29:07 PM »


You will all love 4K the same way.

 

I think your contention is flawed.  The difference between 480i and 1080i was self evident.

The difference between 1080p and 4k it's only really noticeable when the two are compared side by side.  If you go up into the 70+ inch tv's, the difference is noticeable, but having that much real estate is uncommon at the moment because of the ratio is tv size and ideal distance from the screen.

I'm not saying it won't happen, but the rush to 4k won't be like the rush to hd

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: 4K, 5K, 6K and Up Video
« on: September 25, 2014, 10:52:03 AM »
I'd buy a 4k projector, when they get cheap enough and I'd project to the wall at a minimum of 100 inches... but I don't see that happening for at least 5 years...

As for cameras... I really don't care.  I don't want to save those huge files.  I'm more than ok with shooting at 720p... but what I do want is faster fps for sports.  I can be satisfied with 120, but give me 240 and I'll be just fine with that too.

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Why Photography
« on: September 25, 2014, 10:48:17 AM »
A guy I work with has a passion for sneakers and late last year he bought his first dslr because he was unhappy with the results from the phone camera.  He posted the shots on instagram and a couple of dedicated sneaker sites.  One of the major brands has seen his shots and are now sending him new sneakers to shoot.  It may not pay the bills but he's getting some good recognition and feeding his passion with free sneakers :D

That's awesome for him.  How are his shots?  Studio, in location, hdr, or does he play with Photoshop?

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Street & City / Re: New found love - 35mm
« on: September 24, 2014, 06:11:00 PM »
I'm not a street photog or wide angle guy... but I do like some of the shots (though I'm equally indifferent about some as well).

I'm curious though... 1/1000 and f/16... what's the iso?  1/1000 seems like overkill for street, save for maybe the one with the boy running...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Posting about sensors and DR!
« on: September 24, 2014, 04:08:08 PM »
I love me some Queequeg, but I'll take old man and the sea any day over Melville's exercise in getting paid by the word.

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Why Photography
« on: September 24, 2014, 04:04:17 PM »
I don't sing or dance.. I can't draw, paint or play a musical instrument... so this is a good vein for my abundance of creativity.

Also, among my circle of friends, I'm the only one who does what I do, so I am like the mediocre magician... how does he do it... magic.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Posting about sensors and DR!
« on: September 24, 2014, 03:53:53 PM »
I'm at work... so maybe it's just a me problem... or maybe it is my generation... but anytime I see more than one paragraph in a post... unless it is specifically directed at me... I skip it. 

It seems contradictory to write ALL that, with the presumption that the person is really trying to make a point and providing substantiation, only to have it skipped by like minded individuals. 

I suppose it may just be the internet, but being succinct and having one's opinion read seem to go hand in hand.  Stupid Twitter generation.

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I feel the same way about my 5d mkiii... I have no desire to upgrade at the moment, but I'm 99% sure that it's because the mkiv isn't out.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Posting about sensors and DR!
« on: September 24, 2014, 01:55:53 PM »
Not much you can do about it! *shrugs*

Yeah, you are right, of course.

If someone could make canonrumors into a reality TV show, it will make millions.   ;D

If Jerry Springer was into photography....... ;)

"I so" want to throw a chair at someone... I don't even care which side of the argument I'm color CAST in.

Bad puns right?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Posting about sensors and DR!
« on: September 24, 2014, 01:54:04 PM »
I see this argument throughout all of cr... so what exactly are we fighting about.  Is it the pixel density provides more detail in good light... is it that a pixel can go from dark too light without introducing much grain... what is the practical effect of all this dynamic range?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Posting about sensors and DR!
« on: September 24, 2014, 01:51:08 PM »
Would anyone make their camera purchase decision based on DR?

Some would, others wouldn't.  Both are correct. It all depends on what the individual photographer desires.

People here who have specific desires about cameras should not feel threatened when there are other people with different specific desires about cameras. 

People are different.  That is one thing we all have in common.

I don't know why some on this site have a hard time understanding that.

I made my decision based on price.  By the time I went full frame... I didn't say it was too late, but there would have to be some extraordinarily extenuating circumstances for me to switch.

I wouldn't call the Canon XS a loss leader, but it certainly did the job to bring me into the fold.  And... I already owned a Nikon zoom lens at the time, two of the same actually...

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I under exposed a shot by two stops.... and I was able to salvage it... but if I under exposed by five sips, I deserve to have an un salvageable image.

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Lenses / Re: DXOMark Reviews Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4
« on: September 24, 2014, 10:10:59 AM »
AF lenses are simply not designed to MF, trying to do it with a fast prime and standard focusing screen is an exercise in futility. But the 85 f1.2 predates AF, try the focus throw on an FD version and you will see how we managed it back in the day.

It was the mkii... I was being lazy and omitted that tidbit of info.

In the past... I've had decent results when tripod mounting and manually focusing while using live view... and when shooting at f8, but that really isn't a fair comparison at all. 

Having said that... I afma'd the lens at +3 and I've been pleased with the results here to fore... though I fully retract some previous statements about shooting the sigma 50 art as a manual focus lens...

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Lenses / Re: DXOMark Reviews Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4
« on: September 24, 2014, 09:30:49 AM »
I was trying to manually focus with my 85L mkii the other day... it did not go well.  Sure it was f1.2 and I was shooting at a backlit object with heavy contrast... but no... not even freaking close. 

This was through the viewfinder and not live view... but it was a mess.  So much so that the camera adjusted the exposure. Time by three fold.

And I while I was doing it I was thinking.. this is a lot of twisting for a little bit of movement... so I'm not sure how it would compare to the Otis... but my confidence is shaken that I could use a full manual focus lens.

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