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Galileo already did that long ago in Italy.

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity states that there is no real gravity as a force but it is the apparent effect of the warping of space-time by matter.

Yeah, but the real question is how does that all relate to Quantum Mechanics ;D?

Figure that one out and the Nobel prize is all yours 8)

No way, dude. I'm still trying to figure out how to manage photons :)

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I wanna see more wine :)

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Galileo already did that long ago in Italy.

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity states that there is no real gravity as a force but it is the apparent effect of the warping of space-time by matter.

Yeah, but the real question is how does that all relate to Quantum Mechanics ;D?

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"Celebrate"


EOS 5D Mark II, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 6 s, f/5, ISO 100

Love it! Great shot!

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Filet Mignon

Looks good drjlo. Where is the glass of red wine?  :P

Oh, there was wine  ;D

EOSD3482Baron by drjlo1, on Flickr

Nice, 2004 was a great year, but 'm more of a Southern Rhone valley kind of guy :)

BTW, what was in the Rhone bottle in the background?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: October 03, 2014, 02:45:51 PM »
The attached image is evidence of just how bad the banding is. And this is at ISO 100, where IQ is meant to be at its best. How far did I push the image? 1.9 stops.

And what exactly are you shooting that requires pushing the image 1.9 stops? Since when is 1.9 stops a trivial amount?

If you say what you were shooting in that particular image doesn't matter, it's a cop out. Otherwise, you have now way of proving whether it's a legitimate case where more DR would have benefited your particular shooting needs, or if it's a blatantly contrived scenario merely to prove your point. Let me guess, you were trying to shoot a black bear climbing a polar ice cap at high noon. I hate when that happens.

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Had I of taken this image with an Exmor based camera then that banding and noise in the shadow area that has been lifted simply wouldn't be there.

Why don't you do that then? Can an Exmor sensor also compensate for an overloaded ballhead? Can Exmor cure camera shake due to operator error?

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 03, 2014, 01:00:16 AM »
I have to admit I have been tempted to switch to the dark side (Nikon) quite a bit recently, but its simply a case of GAS as the 5DIII is a superb all-round tool.

The Edge of Europe by Kristian Bell, on Flickr

Great shot, and stunning Flickr page! Keep up the great work!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: October 02, 2014, 10:43:43 PM »

Nice shot!

But why isn't it pushed +5 stops?  ;)

There's a rabid midget hiding in the shadows, that's why :)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: October 02, 2014, 09:07:51 PM »

So you (and tolusina) have no idea why I was there or where I was, yet you see fit to decide that I could have done something else.


You're right. We don't know why, so why don't you just tell us?

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Hint: with that level of light, the shutter speed is measured in seconds, not tenths of seconds, and humans are not steady enough and nor does IS work in situations like that.

Which is why myself and others suggested stabilizing the camera through different means. This is a 10-second exposure, and the camera is wobbling around quite a bit off a boom, yet the image is still sharp. Your hands can work quite well as stabilizers in a pinch.


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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: October 02, 2014, 08:03:46 PM »


Thank you for deciding this.

Maybe you would like to explain...
(1) What job I was there for on that day
(2) What backup gear I should have had for said occasion
(3) How I was meant to work around the gear failure through alternate means

You tell me. I have no idea why you were there, although based on the other comments in this thread, it's safe to assume it wasn't a paid gig.

If the ballhead is unstable, how about holding it still with your hands, setting the camera down on another steady surface (ground, table), or utilizing a shutter speed that allows hand holding?

Edit: Looks like tolusina beat me to the punch. At any rate, the solutions to such a simple problem seem rather universal :)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: October 02, 2014, 04:13:33 PM »


Yes, guilty as charged! I'm not ever satisfied with the status quo and will question everything and anything.

Does this only apply to photography gear, or does it also apply to photography technique?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: October 02, 2014, 03:43:03 PM »
It wasn't the camera's fault OR my fault - it was the ballhead on the tripod.

Would anyone else like to showcase their ignorance?

Correction: It's always the photographer's fault. Even in instances of gear failure, it's a photographer's fault for:

1) Not having backup gear.
2) Not having the correct gear for the job.
3) Not being able to work around gear failure to capture the shot through alternate means.

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I like this one.  It's titled, "9th Street Bridge, SW" but I'd call it "Stairway to Heaven" because of all the artifacts in the sky.  Really speaks to having a high standard for image quality in the way one showcases their work.

I took the high quality outlets that represent him to be a true measure of his creative worth, one farm seed shop in Edmonton.

Apache Seeds, 10136 - 149 St NW Edmonton

With representation in the art world like that I find it very easy to take anything the guy says with complete seriousness. /sarcasm.

You mean I'm not the only one who determines a photographer's credibility based on the quality of the images they produce? According to some people (cough, LTRLI), many people complaining about how Canon sensors are holding them back produce exceptional images yet choose to keep them top secret. Using that logic, we should give everyone the benefit of the doubt and just assume they're all exceptional photographers.

 

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: October 01, 2014, 09:56:17 PM »
I only made it half way through Ross Harvey's portfolio. I take it he's won an award or two in his day ;D? Why doesn't he just include a slide that says "My wife loves my foot-long package"

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Because it's tiresome to have seen years worth of such general veiled, or not so veiled, insults.

If I wanted to insult you, I'm come right out and do it. No need to disguise it. This is the internet after all :)
 
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Some very knowledgeable posters don't even post in any forums any more and it feels like they were driven away. I think they got sick of being constantly attacked and personally insulted. Some stuck around longer but became a lot chippier themselves after a while.

So if someone asks for sample images to better illustrate how the DR limitations of Canon sensors adversely affects their images, you equate that with a personal attack? Different people shoot different things in different environments under different circumstances. I think a sample image or two goes a long way in illustrating how important DR is to each individual photographer. 

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Not to mention that you asked me why I decided to bring this up and I was just pointing that it was you who brought up the whole portfolio thing.

It's really quite simple. The guys that say Canon sensors have enough DR usually question the technique or skill set of the guys that say that Canon sensors don't have enough DR. On the other hand, the guys that go poo poo on Canon sensors state that all the technique in the world doesn't change the fact that Exmor sensors produce better IQ under certain situations.

IMHO, sample images (as some have already posted) would be a far more effective method of pointing out the need for more DR than typing out paragraphs upon paragraphs of arguments back and forth, but I suppose some people equate this with a personal attack. Gotcha, buddy :)

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