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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Review: Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art
« Last post by Antono Refa on Today at 02:52:31 AM »
You're welcome.

All the time Sigma lenses were in the hundreds of dollars range and Canon much more expensive I could see the attraction of them, but at $1,500 vs $2,500 I just don't. Yes $1,000 is a lot of money but the Canon lens is sublime, $1,500 seems like a ton of money for a lens with issues off the bat!

I bought both earlier versions of the Sigma 12-24mm, but this time I bought the Canon for two reasons.

The first reason is the price. Its high enough that I went the extra $1,000 and bought the Canon 11-24mm.

The other is that it becomes harder and harder to sell Sigma lenses. As example, the last store in my town that bought used third party lenses (which is convenient when upgrading), has recently closed.

Sure, I can sell lenses myself, and could probably get better prices, but I'm neither good at it or enjoying it.
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Software & Accessories / What's your Capture One tethered workflow?
« Last post by pardus on Today at 01:26:42 AM »
I am brand new to Capture One and having a couple workflow issues that I can't seem to figure out and hoping someone can help me out.

I am a product/commercial photographer shooting tethered with a Canon 5DS R and previously shot tethered with EOS utilities or Lightroom. So far I really like the interface and options of capture one but have a few issues that are problematic and a potential deal breaker on switching. Hopefully its something simple that I just overlooked.

While being tethered shooting in my studio with strobes, I do like to use my camera viewfinder to frame shots and choose my focus points however, my camera body says that it is busy and no on camera functions are available. I am usually shooting f16-f20 so using live view is useless unless I switch my iso and aperture so that there is enough light in live view, then switch those settings back to take the shot. Doable but a pain the ass.

So, is there a way to still use my camera functions on the actual body while using capture one or am I limited to only using the software to control it?

Is there any sort of simple method to use live view for focus and framing without having to change my exposure settings to get enough light in live view and then switch back for strobes.

When I am tethered and turn on my camera, EOS utilities auto starts every time, can I turn that off? I left the EOS app open and could still shoot with capture one using it's shutter in the app, I can also control my functions through the body and the photo would be taken but then would not load into capture one session. I suppose its on my card but not transferred to my Mac.

I am probably missing a preference or option but couldn't find it. How do you guys shoot with capture one tethered?
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Lenses / Re: Lens dilemma- 300mm f2.8 with tc or 500mm f4L MkI
« Last post by AlanF on Today at 01:07:52 AM »
Well, I'm a human and I got used to it pretty quickly! :)  I know the first few shots had me wondering what I had bought but now it seems acceptable.  However, I wouldn't feel that way in a quiet church and would likely use my 6D.  Birds seem pretty accommodating.  Of course if we're talking 800mm, the distance helps.

Jack
Well, you do specialise in woodpeckers, and they sound like a 1DX. It probably acts as a bird call to them. 
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Jack Douglas on Today at 12:16:25 AM »
Now you have me really wishing.  Some people have it too good!

Jack
Jack sorry for the late answer. The storks you saw were many hundreds kilometers away from home. However, there is a very rare bird in abundance close to my house . An image is worth a thousand words.;D

5DMkIV 100% crop at ISO 1600 with the 100-400 II

You got me on this one - looks like our common pigeon??

Jack
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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Canon 1DXmkII 4K Video jello.
« Last post by Jack Douglas on Today at 12:14:17 AM »
From some other threads on CR unless they are really problematic just ignore them and remove them when occasionally they show up in blue sky etc.  Ones that I fussed about seeing when I really looked for them generally don't show up in my shots so now I just don't fret.

Jack
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Post Processing / Re: Creative post-processing – before & after
« Last post by scottkinfw on December 07, 2016, 11:22:56 PM »
I thought it might be fun to start a thread on creatively post-processed images, shots that are clearly 'photoshopped'.  The idea is to at least show the before and after versions, and if you're willing to share the details, an outline of the processing steps to go from the original to the final image.

I'll start the thread off with a few examples, with the processing details for some of them...



This is Boston Light, on Little Brewster Island in the Boston harbor. The only way to get to shots of the lighthouse in 'good light' (sunrise, sunset) is to have your own boat; the tours go out in the middle of the day. This shot was taken from the tour boat on the return trip, at about 4pm on a hot summer day (~90 °F) with a hazy sky - not particularly good light.


EOS 1D X, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM @ 300mm, 1/250 s, f/16, ISO 100

In CS6:
  • Duplicated image in new layer
  • Filter Gallery > Glowing Edges (width 5, brightness 10, smoothness 6)
  • Blended layer as Vivid Light (100% opacity, 50% fill)
  • Magic wand selection of sky (tolerance = 20, anti-alias and contiguous)
  • Filter menu > Blur > Gaussian blur (radius = 20.0)
  • Cropped image (remove about half of water at bottom and and a bit of sky at top)
  • Saved as JPG
In the LensFlares app for Mac OS X:
  • Added Polaris flare (decrease brightness by ~50%, increase scale by ~50% and adjust rotation)
  • Added Gamma Rays flare (decrease brightness by ~80%, adjust aspect ratio ~50% rightward)

Here's the result:

Great Job Neuro
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Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS
« Last post by Act444 on December 07, 2016, 11:00:39 PM »
I'd like to know weight. Not so much price though  :o
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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Review: Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art
« Last post by Alex_M on December 07, 2016, 10:58:36 PM »
Unless we are looking at review of somewhat faulty copy of the lens, I think that Sigma dropped the ball this time. I believe that Sigma would be hesitant releasing a lens with such a drammatic focus shift properties. Not such an expensive and unique lens that performs that poor in that regard. I am dissapointed  :'(
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: GPS on 5D4
« Last post by Corydoras on December 07, 2016, 10:24:51 PM »
It should stop flashing when the camera gets a good enough GPS signal and your location is locked in. At least my 6D and 7D Mark II work like that.
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by tron on December 07, 2016, 10:24:46 PM »
Now you have me really wishing.  Some people have it too good!

Jack
Jack sorry for the late answer. The storks you saw were many hundreds kilometers away from home. However, there is a very rare bird in abundance close to my house . An image is worth a thousand words.;D

5DMkIV 100% crop at ISO 1600 with the 100-400 II
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