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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: February 19, 2014, 12:59:22 AM »
Don,

Very interesting contrast there with the raven and the dish. Where was this if you don't mind me asking?

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Improvements are improvements. Each works towards the ultimate imaging device. As long as we're all alive, it always will.

Downplaying improvements because they aren't happening with the brand you've exchanged vows with just doesn't make any sense. It's a reactionary stance, with little footing in logic or science.

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But…but…the D800 has more DR…and more MP…  Why can't these top photographers understand how bloody important those two factors are in making better images?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

 ::)

I'm sure a photographer was using similar sarcasm back in 1977:

"But…but…the  Konica C35 has autofocus!…  Why can't these top photographers understand how bloody important that is in making better images?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?"



Or in 1975:

"Darn that Steven Sasson and his  Fairchild 100×100 pixel CCD! We have plenty of great cameras now. See how many journalists are using film?"


It's very easy to downplay technological advances in the guise of brand loyalty. But in the end, it just doesn't make much sense.
 

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Thanks, looks amazing.

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thanks for the comparison alan, just the fact that there are comparisons being made says a lot for the tamron. something that cannot be overstated is the bargain price and how well it fits into a pack!

Candc, where did you get this pack? Thanks.

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EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next from Canon?
« on: February 14, 2014, 02:54:32 PM »
I still have faith in these guys.  I'd love to see a new 100-400, IS on the 400 5.6, and a 14-24.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6d iso compared to the 1dx
« on: February 14, 2014, 02:48:27 PM »
I wish I had bookmarked the link, but a couple weeks back I saw a comparison between the 5D III and the 6D for night exposure shots. The difference was significant (in the 6D's favor).

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D vs. 70D: Which has better image quality?
« on: February 13, 2014, 09:10:22 PM »
Thanks.

7D is going on Craigslist for a new 70D.

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EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next from Canon?
« on: February 13, 2014, 08:33:29 PM »
We’re told between March and August that Canon will start to announce products that make sense



Well-played. I got a chuckle, anyway.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D vs. 70D: Which has better image quality?
« on: February 13, 2014, 08:26:25 PM »
The 70D gives sharper images SOOC, due to a weaker AA filter.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=458&Camera=673&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=3&LensComp=458&CameraComp=845&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=3


This is substantial. Are these jpegs or RAW's? If they are RAW files, I'm putting my 7D on Craigslist tonight.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: February 13, 2014, 05:52:35 PM »
It's a rough-legged hawk. The over-saturation throws it off.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: February 13, 2014, 03:16:33 PM »
Really nice shots, everyone. Great thread.




I've always wanted to get a wild golden eagle in flight. They are much more difficult than the bald eagles I've shot. Spookier, faster, wilder.

This one was hunting in the snow.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D vs. 70D: Which has better image quality?
« on: February 09, 2014, 07:51:36 PM »
I don't know about you guys, but I heartily welcome improvements in DSLR tech that pushes further away from what smart phones are capable of, regardless of brand loyalty (perceived or not).

I cheered when I first saw the results from the Sony sensors (rather than trying to minimalize it), because in the end, it's good for all of us.


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D vs. 70D: Which has better image quality?
« on: February 09, 2014, 06:52:55 PM »
And you have hit the nail on the head.... You can take any current DSLR...Nikon, Sony, Canon, whatever.... And take wonderful pictures... The differences are minimal to the average user.


This gets brought up in these discussions regularly, but it's not really saying anything at all, is it?

Every camera  technological debate thread can end with "all cameras take nice pictures".   

But a site such as this operates within a tech-context, and tech thrives on incremental improvement. So saying "the difference is minimal" over an over in every thread along with other platitudes dilutes the discussion.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom for iPad Coming Soon
« on: February 09, 2014, 03:40:20 PM »
Long live the desktop, you know, the computers that actually make all the content for iPads and smart phones.

If Adobe goes all subscription, I'll grumble my way back to DPP and not look back.  People who want to edit photos on a 9 inch screen are masochists.


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