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I'd say for every 2 out of three drones, the photos they actually produce are garbage. Now I'm speaking about the drones that come here to complain so fiercely that when we actually scrutinize the photos the produce, they fall flat on their face.

Careful. I get flamed every time I make a similar observation. According to some of the most vocal DR "advocates," most people seeking more DR do indeed produce stunning images.......it's just that they keep those images top secret, and no one is allowed to see them.
I think you mistake that I want to be correct on that statement. I really hope that I'm wrong and a Droner can prove me wrong. IE: dilbert.

I'd love to be proven wrong. dilbert has vowed to post images that makes Canon shooters envious once he switches to SoNikon. For his sake, hopefully that new camera will come in a bundle that includes a functioning ballhead and cable release.

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Sports / Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« on: October 08, 2014, 05:56:30 PM »
It would be truly dumbfounding if Alonso, arguably the best driver in the field, is forced to take a year sabbatical due to the McLaren/Honda political mess. Only in F1 ;D!

Of course, if that happened Alonso would only have himself to blame since he cost McLaren $100 million. I know Ron Dennis has a big ego, but I don't think anyone could blame him for holding a grudge. 

As for the Scuderia, I sometimes wonder why I'm still a Ferrari fan. Since 2006 they have:

1) Ousted Schumacher for Raikkonen
2) Ousted Raikkonen for Alonso
3) Brought Raikkonen back after buying out his contract for him to leave the first time
4) Ousted Alonso for Vettel
5) Fired its Technical Director
6) Fired its President
7) Brought back Rory Byrne

That's a lot of big-name drivers going in and out the door with only one championship to show for it. I propose bringing Ross Brawn back to Maranello ;D

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I'd say for every 2 out of three drones, the photos they actually produce are garbage. Now I'm speaking about the drones that come here to complain so fiercely that when we actually scrutinize the photos the produce, they fall flat on their face.

Careful. I get flamed every time I make a similar observation. According to some of the most vocal DR "advocates," most people seeking more DR do indeed produce stunning images.......it's just that they keep those images top secret, and no one is allowed to see them.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2014, 05:24:55 PM »
Other than more accurate color, what are the fundamental benefits of a multi-layer sensor?

IMHO, as great as the 1DX may be, Canon could definitely benefit from a true studio/landscape-oriented 1Ds3 successor. The whole "merging of the 1D and 1Ds" line is pure marketing non-sense. Nikon dropped a full-frame sensor into their sports body, so Canon had to follow suit. It's as simple as that. The 1DX is essentially a full-frame replacement for the 1D4.

I know lots of pros still shooting with 1Ds3 bodies. Maybe a real studio/landscape camera will give them reason to finally upgrade.

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Yes and no. For most static images, my current 5D3 would have offered only marginal improvement over my old 20D in overall IQ. That said, for fast action shots, the 5D3's faster frame rate, awesome AF system, and my current IS lenses definitely improve the hit rate over my old gear.

By far, diversifying my lighting equipment has had the greatest impact in the quality of my images. However, if I had the same lighting gear 10 years ago that I have today, it wouldn't have done me a damn bit of good since I would have had no clue how to use it. In that regard, the gear wouldn't have made a difference at all :)

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Brilliant shots as always, Tom!

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Sports / Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:38:55 PM »
Let's talk more F1. With the unofficial signing of Vettel, the Scuderia continues to disappoint me! WTF? Alonso has two years left on his contract, and is the best driver not named Hamilton. Vettel, on the other hand, has been outperformed by his far less experienced teammate all season.

I understand the move from Vettel's perspective. He's still only 27, he's already won four championships, the Renault engine package is $hit, Newey is taking a less active role in future car development, his younger teammate is making him look bad, and the allure of driving for Ferrari is undeniable.

From Ferrari's perspective, I do not see the appeal of dumping Alonso in favor of Vettel. All Vettel has on Alonso is youth at the expense of far less talent. The Ferrari chassis/engine package is absolute $hit. Kimi can barely make it into Q3 qualifying with the car, and he's by no means a slow driver!

The real winner in all this is McLaren. Fernando better hope McLaren gets its act together, or he could be the most talented driver to only win two championships in his career.   

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I'd like Canon to fix that, and until they do...I don't be buying another Canon DSLR. I have cameras that serve my needs for action...I'll be giving my money to whoever can best serve my needs for landscapes. If Canon fixes their sensor issues before I spend, great! If not, too bad for Canon. I personally think anyone who wants more DR should do the same. Make Canon's bottom line shrink. Money is the the only power we have, we "DRoners" should wield that power to be heard by the only entity that matters (which does not involve one single soul on these forums). I guess that's outlandish

Best advice I've read yet. Why others who find Canon sensors lacking in DR can't reach the same conclusion is beyond me.

I applaud you for trying out an Exmor-equipped camera so you can experience firsthand how it can impact what you shoot. If additional DR were at the top of my priority list, I'd do the exact same thing, and wouldn't hesitate to give another company my money if the pros outweighed the cons.  Money talks, not whiny message board posts (BTW, I'm referencing other posters not you) :)

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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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