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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II with IS
« on: October 23, 2013, 01:36:12 PM »
When Canon launched the 24-70 II didn't they state that the lens doesn't have IS in order to optimise IQ.

If I'm right and they did state this is there any truth in it ?

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Technical Support / Re: dark vignette in top right hand corner- help!
« on: October 23, 2013, 09:05:08 AM »
If it's a mechanical issue (shutter problem, etc.), the likelihood of the exact same issue affecting two bodies simultaneously seems incredibly small

+1, the probability of the mirror not lifting fully up on two different bodies at the same time must be virtually 0.

It would suggest to me that it isn't the body.

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Technical Support / Re: dark vignette in top right hand corner- help!
« on: October 23, 2013, 08:20:01 AM »
Sorry I mis read your post. This is happening on two bodies ? But you said you had isolated the problem to this camera.

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Technical Support / Re: dark vignette in top right hand corner- help!
« on: October 23, 2013, 08:07:18 AM »
If the last picture was taken with the camera up side down could it be the mirror is not flipping fully up before shutter fires.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 23, 2013, 04:52:47 AM »
I was out of the vehicle down on the river bank shooting Elephants crossing the stream about 200 metres down stream, didn't see this Young Bull come around the Bend behind us, he didn't really see us until opposite us, then he just dropped his head & charged us, the chap with me Greg DeToit (He just won Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013) stood up & raised his arms and yelled at the Young Bull, he eventually stopped about 5 Metres from us and kicked & blew water all over us.


Shot with 1Dx 200-400f/4, shot @ 200mm f/4 & 1/250th ISO400

Northern South Africa near the Border with Mozambique.

Wow Edward, I just cancelled my reservation to join you on your next safari !

Perhaps he thought your 1Dx with 200-400 was a white trunk'd rival.

Great shot.

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The 7D does have more FPS, but less accurate AF.

Really ? Less accurate than the 5D ? I thought the only thing that has less accurate AF than a 5D was an F-1

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: October 22, 2013, 05:15:24 PM »
Sunrise shining onto low cloud at Seathwaite Bridge, Borrowdale in the English Lake District.

5D, 24-105 @24mm

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EOS Bodies / Re: What do you think will be the Shelf life of the EOS 6D ?
« on: October 22, 2013, 02:33:33 PM »

Not putting too fine a point on it: How could you tell? The 6d is not out long enough to evaluate its durability, but the specs cast a doubt on it (short shutter life, no 1/8000 shutter) plus it's only "amateur" cps silver in the EU vs. 5d2/5d3 "platinum" which might mean it's just marketing, but then again it might mean Canon really thinks the 6d will be broken more


I noticed this too. The original 5D is 'gold'. The 6D sits in a different marketing position that it's creation created. It wouldn't surprise me if the 6D uses quite a few 5D mkii parts such as the prism, shutter etc and the syncs, max Ss etc are just marketing. Only time will tell on the durability, but I'm quite confident.

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5D classic image is good enough ONLY IF you hit and exact exposure. However, when it is necessary to lift the shadows in post-processing, noise appears very ugly. :( I'm not talking about unusual things. If you lift the shadows only 1 point, already sees colored noise horrendous. This was a good camera when it was released, but the noise and autofocus faltering are no match for the new 70D.

Probably half our pictures at Building Panoramics have been taken on a 5D mki and we have never had a problem lifting shadows from anything that was remotely correct in exposure.

Correct on the AF though; the lack of AFMA on the mki can be a drawback depending on body AF calibration, lenses, DoF etc.

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Portrait / Re: 'Straight' Portrait of a Young Woman
« on: October 22, 2013, 04:15:27 AM »
hm... looks over-exposed to me and skin texture is just gone

I think that's the idea; ancient technique to produce more flattering image of someone who's not perfect.

If someone is taking a picture of me I like it to be overexposed to the point of being just white  ;)

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Canon General / Re: Benefits of a mirrorless FF?
« on: October 21, 2013, 09:17:15 AM »
The camera body should be cheaper to construct. The design allows shorter lens to sensor distance. Does this really improve IQ ? Don't know.  The detrimental effect of the moving mirror is a pretty weak argument as it only effects certain speeds and there are numerous work arounds.

The OVF vs EVF will continue for ever IMO. There will always be those who want to see through the lens. OVF have as much chance of disappearing altogether as watch faces with hands.

I guess the biggest benefit of mirrorless FF will be to the manufacturers. They're hoping to sell bodies and systems to people who otherwise wouldn't have made a purchase.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: October 21, 2013, 06:35:39 AM »
It also seems to be a great moonlight lens.

I like to use it with a Big hood - three times larger than the lens  ;D

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Landscape / Re: The Mill....The Plough & The Night
« on: October 20, 2013, 04:54:05 PM »
6D +17-40L
This is the post mill at Mountnessing in Essex.  I wanted stars AND the mill in moonlight.  The moon was bright....the stars were out.   f/4.5, 6s, iso 1600


The Mill & The Plough by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr


Good picture Peter. Difficult to get the night balance right when just using moonlight to illuminate the scene. Hope you don't mind me hijacking your thread; here's one I have tried using just the moon as light. ( THe compression has banded the skye - the original has a pleasing gradient ).

I've modified the picture for the web as it was uploading far too dense.

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Let me add some emphasis, since it seems I've confused at least one person.


Hmm, just one pierson it would seem.

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: October 20, 2013, 04:17:14 PM »
Thank you lion rock, rpt, Dustin and Click. I appreciate the kind comments.
I am on crutches following an argument with a horse - so am relying on good photo opportunities coming to me at the moment... this one was taken from my back door.

Argh, damn horses ! The more you have to do with them the more you realise why the internal combustion engine was invented.

Anyway a crutch makes for a good camera support  ;)

Trust you'll be back in action soon.

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