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EOS-M / Re: First Impressions: EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM
« Last post by dcm on Today at 11:12:50 PM »
My EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM finally arrived this week.  The lens is much lighter than I imagined, no problem throwing it in the pack on hikes.  Had a few minutes to get acquainted and like what I see so far.  Still lots to explore before I’m ready to do anything serious with it.  Here’s some quick sample photos

A few handheld flower photos with the M3 around the yard to check AF & IS performance.

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A couple of shots to compare macro to super macro

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A series of shots to highlight DOF that also show the vignetting.

f/3.5
f/4
f/5.6
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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 105mm F1.4 Announced
« Last post by IglooEater on Today at 09:21:57 PM »
http://www.nikon.com/news/2016/0727_lens_01.htm

https://photographylife.com/nikon-105mm-f1-4e-ed-announcement

Hokey Freaking Pow.

Not only is this the biggest Bokeh monster shorter than 200f2, but just look at those MTFs!

If anything costing $2,000 could be called a bargain, I'd say this probably qualifies.

It almost makes me want to pick up a cheap body just to try one. Hopefully Sigma doesn't take too long reverse engineering it.

Sweet lens, but it's not much more bokehlicious than the 85mm 1.2..
http://howmuchblur.com/#compare-1x-105mm-f1.4-and-1x-85mm-f1.2-on-a-0.9m-wide-subject

Interesting, yes now that you mention it the lens does look a lot like an 85f1.2 competitor.

The big thing here is that 85f1.2 is impossible (or nearly so) on the smaller Nikon mount, so now that they've come up with an alternative, third parties have the basis for a Super Bokeh lens that can be adapted to all body designs.
It would be sweet if Sigma would just make an 85f1.2 for Canon, but imitating this design is much more likely.

Hmm... Mitakon managed to make one:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1174585-REG
However, At $800, I doubt this has the stellar performance of the new Nikon lens. 

That is a good point- not having to deal with that Nikon flange could make things simpler for third party companies.  I hadn't stopped to think about that! 

Yup, I'd love to see a Siggy 85mm 1.2 ART, but they don't seem to want my money too badly...
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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV to be 30mp? [CR1]
« Last post by Orangutan on Today at 09:15:36 PM »

I get what you're saying, but it's a temporary problem: storage keeps getting faster, cheaper and smaller; CPUs and GPUs keep getting faster and cheaper.  Right now it's an inconvenience, in a few years it'll be routine.  When did you first start shooting digital?  How many old 4MP or 6MP files do you have that you wish were 20MP?  Maybe not a high percentage but there are some, I'll bet.

For temporary work, i.e. paid work that won't go in your portfolio, is MRAW an option?

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We still sell 5200rpm HDD. Only real storage advancement would be SSD

This is not exactly as it seems: while RPM is still 5200, the bit-density is much higher than years ago, so you still have higher sustained transfer rate.

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CPU speed growth have been stagnant. Just improvements in size and power efficiency...good for laptops.
Speed growth has hit a plateau due to lack of demand, not due to capability.  Video gamers drive high-end PC specs these days, and there's no point in buying more CPU than needed for your favorite games.  GPUs have continued to progress due to gaming demand.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 105mm F1.4 Announced
« Last post by 9VIII on Today at 09:13:52 PM »
http://www.nikon.com/news/2016/0727_lens_01.htm

https://photographylife.com/nikon-105mm-f1-4e-ed-announcement

Hokey Freaking Pow.

Not only is this the biggest Bokeh monster shorter than 200f2, but just look at those MTFs!

If anything costing $2,000 could be called a bargain, I'd say this probably qualifies.

It almost makes me want to pick up a cheap body just to try one. Hopefully Sigma doesn't take too long reverse engineering it.

Sweet lens, but it's not much more bokehlicious than the 85mm 1.2..
http://howmuchblur.com/#compare-1x-105mm-f1.4-and-1x-85mm-f1.2-on-a-0.9m-wide-subject

Interesting, yes now that you mention it the lens does look a lot like an 85f1.2 competitor.

The big thing here is that 85f1.2 is impossible (or nearly so) on the smaller Nikon mount, so now that they've come up with an alternative, third parties have the basis for a Super Bokeh lens that can be adapted to all body designs.
It would be sweet if Sigma would just make an 85f1.2 for Canon, but imitating this design is much more likely.
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Camera Body Gallery / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Last post by Click on Today at 09:12:44 PM »
That's a great shot, Edward.   8)
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Camera Body Gallery / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Last post by eml58 on Today at 09:04:42 PM »
1Dx II & 100-400f/4 II

Zara Okavango Delta Botswana July 2016

I was interested on this trip (first time out with the 1Dx II versus previous trips with the 1Dx), to compare Low Light Performance.

This Image was shot at ISO 3200, I've seen a lot of reports regards how much better Low light performance has improved with the 1Dx II, it has, but I'de say no more (in my view only), than 2 stops over the 1Dx, the 1Dx was quite an amazing Camera, and still is, I'm happy to have upgraded my 2 Bodies, but I'de be just as Happy with the 1Dx.

My highest ISO used on the 1Dx to ensure a reasonable Image without too much grain was 1600, the 1Dx II perhaps 3200, you can push way beyond these points of course, but to the detriment of the Image.
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« Last post by eml58 on Today at 08:34:03 PM »
Thank you Gentlemen, appreciated.

This Image shot at ISO 3200 1Dx II

Okavango Delta July 2016
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iridient Developer might be helpful
demo available, cheap to buy, works pretty well

http://iridientdigital.com/
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Click on Today at 07:37:41 PM »
A Common Merganser with her chicks with Canon 7D2 and Sigma 150-600 S @ 300 mm:


Very nice capture, LSeries.
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« Last post by Valvebounce on Today at 07:34:14 PM »
Hi Edward.
Lovely shot, something is definitely getting the look, fitting title.

Cheers, Graham.

Zara Okavango Delta Botswana July 2016
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