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Hawker Sea Fury
Dennis Sanders Hawker Sea Fury "Argonaut" © Keith Breazeal by Keith Breazeal Photography, on Flickr

Great shot of a Sea Fury.

Amazing to think that this aircraft was designed by the same guy who designed the Sopwith Pup and Camel in 1916/17 - Sydney Camm.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: February 12, 2015, 04:28:59 PM »
I was somewhat nervous which would account for any degree of OOF, due to camera shake.

The young chap in this Image is the Pro Photographer/Guide I do all my Africa stuff with, I'm sensibly right behind him, which is not as safe as it seems as he can run a lot faster than me, although running in this situation wouldn't be a lot of use.

Eml; you crack me up !

Great shot.

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Photography Technique / Re: How to frame a good bird/animal shot
« on: February 12, 2015, 03:37:24 PM »
I'd crop it like this:

I like the background bokeh and think this vertical crop shows it off.

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Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: February 12, 2015, 10:53:21 AM »
A shot of my daughter and her one month old baby. Produced this one in B&W and thought it worked well.

Needed the IS so this was shot on the ubiquitous 24-105L at about 95mm
And a proud Grandpa he was :) Congratulations! Very nice picture!

Thanks Eldar !

Ordering my pipe and slippers next week  ;)
Nice picture! Congratulations!

And by pipe do you mean a L lens?  :P

Thanks rpt !

Well I'm very tempted by the new 100-400 II, that's a bit of a pipe isn't it ?

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Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: February 11, 2015, 04:28:59 PM »
A shot of my daughter and her one month old baby. Produced this one in B&W and thought it worked well.

Needed the IS so this was shot on the ubiquitous 24-105L at about 95mm
And a proud Grandpa he was :) Congratulations! Very nice picture!

Thanks Eldar !

Ordering my pipe and slippers next week  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: After a 50MP camera what is the next breakthrough?
« on: February 11, 2015, 03:58:47 PM »
Hey look, jrista !

This has been made especially for you !

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Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: February 11, 2015, 03:52:18 PM »
A shot of my daughter and her one month old baby. Produced this one in B&W and thought it worked well.

Needed the IS so this was shot on the ubiquitous 24-105L at about 95mm

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art announced..
« on: February 10, 2015, 06:05:43 AM »
At least with 24mm ( on FF ) AF isn't as critical.......

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Lenses / Re: Advice on Canon PRIMES
« on: February 09, 2015, 09:44:20 AM »
Not sure why you think primes will give you more sharpness than your current lenses, especially when shooting close up.

Sounds like a pretty blatant case of G.A.S to me  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 09, 2015, 09:20:31 AM »
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_5ds.html

Read the post on Sunday Feb 8th (today) regarding DR performance of the 5DS. Mentions pretesting puts it about 1.5 - 2 stops better than the 1DX at low ISO which according to DxO is 11.8 stops....  If this is correct, we are looking at low ISO DR on this 5DS between 13 and 14 stops....  Did things get more interesting for some of you again?
Something tells me that we should wait for some RAW-files to play with, before we are too conclusive. From what it seems, some have decoded the available information and concluded that we will indeed get better noise performance and if this DR information is correct, then it's suddenly a much more interesting camera.

Regarding the screen in the camera: on your 5DIII fitting with the standard screen, have you tried manual focusing with the camera AF activated and focus to the point where both the chosen AF point briefly flashes red and the green focus confirmation light comes on ? I've been trying this with a 5DII and standard screen with an f/1.4 lens and it seems to be perfectly accurate.

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Lenses / Re: EF 50 1.8 STM
« on: February 08, 2015, 03:57:57 PM »

Some of the best 50mm lenses ever made have been f/2.0 —


So true. The favourite 50mm lens of my career is the Nikkor 50mm f/2. It was sold as a 'budget' alternative to the f/1.8 and ( in those days ) very expensive f/1.4.

Well like you do, I thought the four times more expensive f/1.4 Nikkor must be better, so I saved up for one. For years I was completely baffled as to why it wasn't as good as the f/2 lens ! Fortunately I hadn't traded the f/2 one in. I ended up trading the faster lens for something else.

So if we got an f/2 50mm STM lens that was as good at f/2 as the 40 pancake is at f/2.8 I'd be in there.

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EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: Price of 5Ds
« on: February 08, 2015, 02:58:13 PM »
Interesting that in the UK the intro price ( and therefor I presume the RRP) of the 5Ds is about the same as the RRP of the 5DIII. Not sure if this is the same around the globe.

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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 08, 2015, 02:36:15 PM »
This is a major disappointment! We wait all of this time for an upgrade and the Dynamic Range remains less than Nikon.

How do you know that ? In use you're splitting hairs in dynamic range; the difference is in the shadow end latitude. How useful that is to you depends largely on whether or not your mother sat you in front of The Simpsons all day so you now view the world as a shadowless cartoon.

Of course under exposing to retain strong highlights - the sun basically - and then pushing your tone less shadows will give the uneducated the impression they have greater dynamic range.

Said it before and I'll say it again: the inclusion or not of an Exmor type sensor will have no influence whatsoever in  my decision to purchase a 5Ds or r or not.

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Lenses / Re: EF 50 1.8 STM
« on: February 08, 2015, 08:13:56 AM »
Ha, probably - Grumpy meee! ;)

But I was curious about this 50mm f/1.8 STM post in the 'lens rumours' forum... New info? Intriguing insight?! But the content was unrelated and disappointing, I've seen mods lock/move posts for less.

Besides, as I said it's not a bad thread and I'd have contributed off the bat - but when I've got up on the wrong side of the bed I don't feel being baited makes for a friendly me ;)

I was excited (and thus disappointed) by the 50mm title, okay? :p

Understand  :)

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Lenses / Re: EF 50 1.8 STM
« on: February 08, 2015, 05:29:08 AM »
Yes I do.

Going back to around 2004 I dumped all my heavy duty a Nikon gear for a smaller, lighter system. I was sick of lugging around big, heavy bodies with big, heavy f2.8 zoom lenses. Within about the first 24 hours I realised that I'd made a big mistake; the system that I had chosen was, at that time, not in the same league as Nikon.

Then Canon brought out the 'affordable' 5D - if you can call £2600 in 2005 affordable, and I changed to Canon.

With the exception of the 1 series the bodies on their own are not heavy, in fact the 5D was only a little heavier than a bare Nikon F3; it is the lenses that make them bulky and heavy, or to be more precise, the zoom lenses.

The reason I use primes is not because they are faster. It's because they are cheaper, lighter,  smaller, better  in the corners of the frame at wider apertures, less chromatic aberration in the corners, entry pupil that is close to the camera body making stitching that much easier, less distortion, brighter viewfinder, balance on the camera body better.

However if I am in a fluid changing environment; sports, social etc. I would use zoom.

@ Khufu; get out of the wrong side of bed this morning ? I see nothing sinister about sulla's post.


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