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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 05, 2013, 06:56:31 AM »
The first is an 800 pixel crop of the second image with is a 20" print @ 300 ppi

forgot the name of this one


I rent my home, I rent/lease my car, I rent a housekeeper, I rent a lawn care man, I rent my children's education, and other software/games...why not Photoshop?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Things in between
« on: September 04, 2013, 08:18:28 AM »
I have two lenses hanging from my 1Ds3 95% of the time, a 300mm f/2.8 or a 180mm macro. I'm leery about using a series of extension tubes and/or TC's
between these lenses and the camera body due to the weight of the glass and the body.
Regardless of whether I mount the body or the lens to a tripod, it seems like a lot of unsupported weight hanging off either end. Is it cause for concern?

Am considering a extra long tripod mounting plate, if such an animal exists, and bracing either the lens or the camera body...if it's necessary. What say you all?

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 03, 2013, 05:07:29 PM »
Another GBH...native resolution is 20x20

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: ETTR or ETTL?
« on: September 02, 2013, 11:28:18 AM »
I ETTR based on the visible histogram showing on the live view screen but, knowing that it's jpeg influenced,
I first neutralize the picture style settings beforehand to balance with LR's rendition.

If I want to expose for shadows...multiple exposures are called for and blended in PS.
When shooting critters, I will take a properly exposed "virgin scene" shot sans critters and later blend them.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Mystery Bird
« on: August 20, 2013, 11:17:45 AM »
Looks like a Cormorant...they're often found in the same surroundings as are waders and such.

Canon General / Re: More Medium Format Talk [CR1]
« on: August 13, 2013, 06:47:17 PM »
Price is a minor concern...an inability to utilize my collection of canon glass  has been a deciding factor.

Animal Kingdom / Egret advice
« on: August 11, 2013, 10:16:47 AM »
I take a lot of Egret images waiting for them to fly...I want the BIF series to photo-merge. Anyway, I'm sitting there waiting and clicking...getting this

He then has a moment of indiscretion, he takes a dump and I start to laugh, losing him in the viewfinder and my series shot is gone.
Moral of story...if they take a dump, they are gonna take off.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: MF question
« on: August 11, 2013, 10:11:45 AM »
I can see how using a bellows system could be used for macro work in the studio but...would be cumbersome in the field though.
That 35% decrease in lens sizes, I suppose could be made up by cropping your image...those Zeiss 500 mm lenses...are they mirror lenses?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / MF question
« on: August 10, 2013, 08:40:19 PM »
If Canon's toying with the idea, I have a question...is macro and/or long distance possible using a medium format?

Street & City / Re: Reprimanded for a photograph
« on: August 09, 2013, 09:10:20 PM »
I cannot understand why any westerner would want to visit any mid-eastern country taken the recent state of relationship
twixt western folks and those that desire to eradicate us.         :o

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Noise in 1DsMkIII
« on: August 05, 2013, 01:32:44 PM »
My shutter count is about 30-40,000 and noise seems to be increasing in my images...what used to be noise at ISO 800 is now present at ISO 400.
Just spoke to customer service and was told that it could be because I PP in LR4 and to try using DPP, have not done that yet.

Two questions: what in LR might be aggravating the noise and, if it isn't LR caused, what may cause the problem?

Camera Body Gallery / Re: Birds, Birds...with EOS 1Dx and 5D III
« on: July 13, 2013, 10:22:09 PM »
I'll play with this swan

Camera Body Gallery / Re: This sensor is holy
« on: July 13, 2013, 10:19:45 PM »
I see an image of numerous people that need to be evaluated and started on medication.        :o

EOS Bodies / Re: Why a high MP camera?
« on: July 07, 2013, 07:29:19 AM »
•tele: if a ff would have the same pixel density as current crop plus a "crop the center" raw mode, you wouldn't need a crop camera plus the ff would have 100% af sensor coverage
•macro (the lenses are sharp enough): more magnification w/o aperture drop, or crop for more working distance, less lens shade
•aspect ratio change (like 16:9 or custom ar for dtp) from the same source
•focus stacking or pano stitching: always results in a drop in resolution/sharpness, so higher mp source is better
•general post processing: for me some actions like tilting, sharpening or nr work better if some downsizing is applied, i.e. the software has some more data to work with even if it's noisy or less sharp
The very fact that this question is being asked is showing a fundamental lack of understanding regarding the entire photographic process, ranging from the increased DOF (back-up and crop) to the superior IQ of a downsized high MP image.

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