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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: August 29, 2013, 08:20:03 AM »
Looking North up the East coast of England, from Flamborough Head

1/80, f1, ISO100, 24-105 @45

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Landscape / Re: Decaying Nature close up...
« on: August 28, 2013, 07:18:31 AM »
I can see what you have been aiming to do in these pictures. I wouldn't have any issues with the composition. The problem is the light. You've taken these in really flat light with no modeling, and it shows in the end result. Pitty 'cos they have potential.

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Reviews / Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« on: August 27, 2013, 10:46:39 AM »
Smaller
Lighter
Similar 'IQ'
Satisfactory build
Cheaper

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Site Information / Re: The 10 Commandments of CR
« on: August 27, 2013, 07:56:00 AM »
so now that we have a list of commandments, what happens should we sin?  Will we be cursed to use Vivitar for eternity?

Your camera will be permanently and irrevocably set to green square mode.  Some would call that hell.  :o

Perhaps, but to be made to read temple guy's posts for all eternity would be true damnation  ;)

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Lenses / Re: Why pick 70-200mm f/4l IS over 70-300mm f/4-5.6l IS?
« on: August 25, 2013, 03:54:52 PM »
Quote from: Pi link=topic=16611.msg306099#msg306099 date

To me, the 70-200/4 IS is a no compromise lens, aside from the bokeh.

And aside from it being f4  :P

... and not 10-1000... ;)

What's the 70-200 f2.8 got that the 70-200 f4 hasn't ?  ;D

Tongue-in-cheek, joking only. I know what you meant, but the 70-300L makes precious little compromise against the 70-200 f4 for its benefit of extra flexibility.

With regard to TDP res crops, I think this is a useful resource, but in the case of the 70-300L I think the results are misleading, especially when comparing with the 70-200 f4.

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Lenses / Re: Why pick 70-200mm f/4l IS over 70-300mm f/4-5.6l IS?
« on: August 25, 2013, 12:39:24 PM »
Quote from: Pi link=topic=16611.msg306099#msg306099 date

To me, the 70-200/4 IS is a no compromise lens, aside from the bokeh.

And aside from it being f4  :P

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Lenses / Re: 50/50 for 50?
« on: August 25, 2013, 09:39:47 AM »
Ok. Given that possibility, how great of an issue have you found the back focusing on the L to be, and how have you adapted around it?

I think you mean focus shift caused by the uncorrected spherical aberration - which is what given the 50L its special bokeh.

I'm not a 50L user so can't answer that one. However colleagues that use it consider it a niche lens, rather than a 50mm 'standard'. 

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Lenses / Re: 50/50 for 50?
« on: August 25, 2013, 09:06:26 AM »
The 50L won't be updated anytime soon.  I think a non-L 50mm with IS will come out soon, but slower than f/1.4.

+1,

Maybe f2 based on a more-or-less unmodified planar design - like the 40mm pancake.

Could be really good.

Could be alarmingly expensive initially

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Lenses / Re: Using Canon 70-300 L without a tripod collar
« on: August 25, 2013, 07:01:46 AM »
I would have no concerns about the ability of the EF mount to handle 1000 grams, especially the 70-300L which exerts less relative torque due to its short length.

However the practicality of using it on a tripod is another issue altogether. For exclusive tripod work I'd get the collar.

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Site Information / Re: The 10 Commandments of CR
« on: August 24, 2013, 01:55:01 PM »


Thou shall not lay with a Nikonian.

;D;D

Hillarious !

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The DR of the D600 was amazing... but I figure the successor to the 6D will surpass it and I will get that.

Don't hold your breath because Canon haven't demonstrated any significant gain in DR since the 5D Mark II was delivered.

I'm surprised at this comment. Do you actually use the successors to the 5D mkII ? If you're making that statement based on DxO ratings you'll find in practice there is considerably more latitude between the 5D mkI, II, III / 6D than those DxO scores would have you believe.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS : Seller's remorse?
« on: August 23, 2013, 02:12:21 PM »
There is no comparison between the 24-70ii and the 24-105 is...24-70 is just incredibly sharp! All serious photographers need the 24-70ii and the 70-200ii in their kit!

Guess I'm not a serious photographer then  ;)

Seriously, it depends upon how much pp work you are able to do. For those who need to produce images straight off the camera due to time or volume constrains then you'll see a difference. For those that want a higher quality IS standard zoom the 24-70 f4 is very good in practice, despite the so-so reviews.

There seems to be an unacceptable amount of copy variation in the 24-105. This may explain why some people are dissatisfied with theirs.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: August 23, 2013, 12:43:34 PM »
From a recent trip to the States

Oooop, well spotted rpt

Or should I call you Hawk Eye  ;)


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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: August 23, 2013, 12:13:13 PM »
@pedro;

Peter, that first picture is fantastic ! I've always fancied trying to get some lightning storm shots. Care to share the EV details including ISO ?

Try using ptgui for panos, that's what we use at Building Panoramics. It's not only an intelligent stitching program for joining; it also sorts exposure. In fact it does it so well we now don't always shoot each from on the same exposure but have started using Av to achieve further EV range across the picture.

By the way, are you still sleeping with your 5D ?

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9 the D600 has crappy pop-up flash and I think that makes it look cheap and actually it does break easily. my D700 had really annoying pop-up flash related issues, and I had to send it in for service 7 times and I finally sold it for the 5D2. the D600 seems even weaker than my D700 or 800E. so I expect it to be quite fragile


You get a big +1 from me on this point. I detest pop up flash on an expensive, otherwise solid camera. In my Nikon days the pop up flash on my D200 lasted all of about a week before getting snapped off. Nikons continued use of this on its higher grade cameras smacks of trying to ensure the camera has everything on it so as not to loose a potential sale. Canons attitude is: if you want weak, direct pop up flash you should be using APS anyway.

Bet the higher grade 7D II doesn't have one even though it's APS.

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