« on: October 02, 2014, 04:21:19 PM »
Exactly why do people NEED to push 5 or more stops?
To demonstrate how Exmor is better than Canon.
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Exactly why do people NEED to push 5 or more stops?
After a magnificent 2.5 years spent with my amazing EOS 500D, I will be upgrading to the 7Dii when it launches.
I've taken a few decent to good pics with the 500D but my growth as a photographer meant that I needed something a little bit more advanced for what I would like to shoot, namely birds in flight and wildlife in general and the 7Dii definitely has what I'm looking for.
ITR. 65 points. Advanced AF modes. 10fps. Intelligent viewfinder. Up, down, left, right. Tracking sensitivity. Lens group designations... Uhm, wow! All of a sudden, upgrading seems rather daunting.
I just got done reading a post on Facebook where somebody upgraded from a 650D to a 7D about 3 months ago but is finding his pics from his 650D sharper. The lenses were calibrated against both bodies yet the results stay the same.
Can an upgrade of this nature be too much for some photographers?
Regarding an upgrade of this magnitude, what would you folks see as being the three most difficult to grasp features?
I think the subject is interesting, I am trying to get better at landscape photography, I am however unsure what methods yield the best results-
I been out the last days and chanced on couple of sunsets, both from rather boring places though. Tried to take some single exposures on my a7r and process them and they are both near the limit of what the a7r can do so needless to say it would just be garbage if taken with a Canon camera.
My question is, would they be better if taken as multiple exposures (with any camera) and mixed or HDR or any other form of processing? And if so what would the benefits be?
I'd like to ask about input and inspiration about a problem that wildlife photogs are bound to face:
The heap of digital data grows and the *absolute* "good enough" threshold for most purposes seem to be reached - so it's getting harder to excel just by using the latest gear. On the other hand, the *relative* iq progresses, so your 18mp shots from now will be obsoleted by the 36mp shots from tomorrow if they basically look much alike.
How do you handle this problem, what's your idea of being different?
Even more expensive gear (200-400L...)? Even more remote shooting locations? Novel postprocessing styles? Or as an amateur, is it you simply don't care if your shot of a white-bellied heron looks exactly like every other as long as you know it's *your* shot with *you* being there?
Thanks for any inspiration, and if there are some good replies I'll share my approach :-)
So you took the time to visit Yosemite, attempted to take a photo of half dome at possibly a very nice time, (blue hour) and you got all this great equipment which ended up in a shaky photo? Sir, you have bigger issues than DR.
+1 Gazillion Googolplex
I think what is really at hand is the camera did not compensate for lousy skills
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?
So you took the time to visit Yosemite, attempted to take a photo of half dome at possibly a very nice time, (blue hour) and you got all this great equipment which ended up in a shaky photo? Sir, you have bigger issues than DR.So your Yosemite photos which you claim is some of your best are throw aways? Whatever, they are still pretty lackluster in comparison to your ramblings.For someone who complains a lot about Canon IQ, your attachments (on CR anyway) are really lackluster. Just saying...No, the 5D3 sample is correct. The sensor in the 5D3 is almost the same as the 5D2 - complete with banding and noise. Canon did nothing to improve the IQ of the sensor between these two cameras.
so, according to dxo, both sony and nikon are both good at IQ when comparing to canon. why don't you take any of them, i do not mind even if you are using D4s which has better focus.
Getting a Sony A7R and Metabones connector is my current plan for 2015.
Can't wait for next year's tax refund - it's already spent!
still the same thought, same rude... regardless what camera you are using, your images are still suck...
Thank you for your comments. Do you have anything positive to say or would you just like to continue throwing insults around?
Considering that they're what I consider to be throw aways ...
The yosemite pic (sunset) is blurred due to the camera moving. It's useless for anything other than a web forum.
I know Sarangiman would probably disagree.
They only lack in one primary area...fundamental image quality
WTF? What market response are you talking about?
Or was it that he found, as I have been saying all the time, the Sony can't record the actual light source as well as what it's illuminating either in one exposure ?
Dude, get a grip. Go read the Internet. It's Exmor!! There's nothing it can't do. Need to stand in a cave under overcast skies at night and capture the sun while pushing shadows to reveal crater detail on the dark side of the moon? Get an Exmor!!
The up load to CR seems to be killing the contrast. I think this is what has happened to Tex pictures. I've modified mine accordingly.
The Forum converts the images to PNG, but they suffer. I try to link mine directly from SmugMug so no uploading happens.
I took some shots of our local Inland Grange trail riders again last Saturday. I've done it every Fall since 2010. I shoot the images when the riders are heading out at 10 AM, take them home and do a little cropping and adjustment of lighting, then print them on 4 X 6 photo paper, and have them back for the Grange when the riders return at about 12:30. The grange sells them for $5 each which goes into their operations. We live out in the country where the grange system is still going strong, community members all pull together to support each other. Rather than bog the thread down with a lot of images, you can see them here:
17mm f4L TS-E and 5DIII
I've updated the original post with a set of example images from this weekend. One of the few sets that actually were not blurred by camera shake on the A7r. I don't know if I'll get another chance to use the A7r in any kind of DR-limited situation...weather moved in, it's been raining a lot, so there simply isn't any high contrast. I could do more interior shots...but we all know how that would probably go down.