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Is it DO?  I thought it was going to be DO as per that interview.
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: clown* photographer
« Last post by Phenix205 on Today at 04:28:49 PM »
Clown photographer
Time has passed by this lens by - it is two years to late.

The 150-600 zoom is the new kid on the block and the imminent Sigma S version could be a very good lens.

But then.......nothing to beat Canon quality control is there?

But really the 100-400 should have been brought out the same time as the Nikon 80-400 which by some accounts isn't all that brilliant.
Well they called it "Year of the Lens" ... but I like your unicorn ;D

Hey we had the 16-35 f4 too this year .... which I love.  2014 Year of the Lens....  never said all L lens hahaha!  2015 Year of the Body?  Photoplus next week. Hopefully they show their cards there like they did with the 1DX.
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DxO mark: here we go again!!!
« Last post by raptor3x on Today at 04:24:37 PM »
I think the one that I find most amusing is that they rate the Nikon D810 higher in low-light ISO performance than the 6D. Yet, if you use the comparisons on DPReview even a blind squirrel can see how awful the D810 is at higher ISOs.

It's more than a bit silly to call the D810 awful at high ISO.
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: ST-E3 and Canon A-1
« Last post by LDS on Today at 04:19:44 PM »
You can use something like this:


To isolate the 600EX/ST-E3 from the camera contacts (or use tape, the adapter is a somewhat safer because can't wear).

The 199A was a nice unit and powerful enough (GN 32. 100 ISO, 50mm), just the head moves only vertically, and in manual mode power can't be set. It uses battery holders which allows for quick changes of batteries (and keep spare ones together in your bag/pocket), something I miss in actual flash units.

If you wish to taste the feeling of an early 80s system and the unit works well, buy it, but it would be really useful for "quick" flash action with the A-1, otherwise your 600EX offers much more control.

You can find a lot of useful information about the A-1 and its accessories at http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/canon/fdresources/SLRs/a1/

You can find electronic copies of the manuals here: http://www.sandon.it/?q=node/55
Software & Accessories / Adobe or Apple photo software?
« Last post by dcm on Today at 04:19:26 PM »
Reached a crossroads with my new iPad Air2 - its faster and higher resolution than my iPad 3 (non retina) so I might actually be able to do some photo editing on it.  Time to revisit my photo software choice - Apple's Photos on iPad/Mac or Adobe's Lightroom on iPad/Mac.   They seem to be heading the same direction.

In the past I mostly used my iPad 3 to preview/backup photos and post a few shots to social media while travelling.  I saved any serious editing for home on my maxed out Mac Mini with 24" monitors and Aperture / DxO OP9. 

The Air2 seems to have enough speed and resolution to do some editing so I'm looking for some feedback about Lightroom on the iPad.  I was never impressed with Photos on iPad so I haven't used it much for editing.  I may have to play around with it a bit more on the Air2.   Since I have no Lightroom experience on iPad or Mac, I wonder if anyone that has used it on an iPad could comment.  What would you use to catalog and edit photos on your iPad - Photos or Lightroom?

I am still waiting to see what the new OS X Photos app offers when it replaces Aperture next year so the picture is incomplete for now, but I'll assume it is closer to Aperture than iPhoto for my purposes.  I would still use DxO on the Mac for any serious work. 

I may let my iPad software decision drive the Mac decision.  Maybe someday DxO will have something on a tablet ;-)  I'm well aware of the pricing model issues.  Let's ignore that for now.
Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« Last post by candyman on Today at 04:19:06 PM »
Oooo ooooh a CR2 rumor for the 100-400L MkII.  Where have I seen one of those before?  Oh, yes...it was way back in October, 2010

In the meantime, I've missed so many shots like this:


Photography Technique / A photo a day....
« Last post by mnclayshooter on Today at 04:13:59 PM »
Just curious - I sometimes wonder if some of the folks on here ever actually go out and use their gear.  (a sort of tongue-in-cheek jab at the volume of posts - no offense meant by it).  Pro's (people who make their day-to-day living) not withstanding, as it's obvious that they need to be out shooting. 

How often are you out there shooting? 

I made a personal challenge - try to take one meaningful photo every day... with priority order for equipment being my DSLR, my P/S, my cell phone, my laptop camera (albeit pushing the limits of "meaningful"). 

I'd define meaningful as: well thought out, well composed, well framed etc... with consideration of why would you even care if you had a photo of whatever the subject matter is. 

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