April 24, 2017, 03:15:57 PM

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Landscape / Re: Flowers and other Flora
« Last post by dpc on Today at 01:04:21 PM »
Tulip. Stylized photo as far a colour is  concerned. Just thought I'd play around with it a bit.  8)

My personal preference is to have the entire blossom in focus, but this is very well done!

Thanks! I focus stacked it (Focus Projects 3 Professional) but I only selected certain points for this treatment. I like experimenting with different approaches.
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Something about the way you talk, it is very endearing and pleasant. Totally non presumptuous.

Don't know if I am expressing it correctly, just that you come across as a kind soul. :)

Appreciate that Sanj  :)
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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Sony Announces the A9
« Last post by 3kramd5 on Today at 01:01:25 PM »
Nothing except for more money, less performance, compromised weather sealing. Oh, less FPS too, like a quarter of it as of now and half with a rumored firmware upgrade.

There are already rumored firmware updates? Or is it just a wish list?

I imagine adapter companies can spoof a native sony lens ID to get electronic shutter with third party lenses, but it probably won't perform as well.
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    The A9 seems to have obsoleted everything in the Canon DSLR lineup.  I think Canon better get busy or they could lose everything to this technology.  BTW,  I believe you CAN use Canon lenses on Sony cameras.  I see lots of converters for that purpose.

For the time being, you lose at least half the framerate by adapting. If you put on a sony a-mount lens with their native adapter, you can still use the electronic shutter, but it's at 10FPS. If you put on an off-brand lens (e.g. Canon), you lose electronic shutter and are limited to 5FPS.

When sales don't take off, watch for the firmware update that unlocks the adapted lens features.
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Canon so quiet, the rumors site has to publish Sony stuff. The A9 has nice tech on paper, but its just a niche product in a nicher category.
Probably will get more buyers than the a99ii due to compatibility of EF lens via adapter.

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The 5d VI is only minimally better than the 5d3. No need to upgrade for little difference and the 4k is useless as the file sizes are just unmanageable.
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Umm...
https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2017/04/lensrentals-reviews-the-new-sigma-135mm-f1-8-art-series-lens/

Lovely review, but I have more questions than answers at this point.  Anyone else find a comment (or three) that was somewhat off-target?

- A
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    The A9 seems to have obsoleted everything in the Canon DSLR lineup.  I think Canon better get busy or they could lose everything to this technology.  BTW,  I believe you CAN use Canon lenses on Sony cameras.  I see lots of converters for that purpose.

For the time being, you lose at least half the framerate by adapting. If you put on a sony a-mount lens with their native adapter, you can still use the electronic shutter, but it's at 10FPS. If you put on an off-brand lens (e.g. Canon), you lose electronic shutter and are limited to 5FPS.
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by DominoDude on Today at 12:49:35 PM »
This is a very rare visitor on these shores. We┬┤ve been lucky to have one couple nesting by a river close to where I live. I got up at 6am this morning and headed out, with a couple of "lunatic" comments from my wife. 0C/32F and a cold breeze made it a chilling experience. The bird appeared a number of times and I have lots of shots. Finally it decided to sit down in the sun and I could get my ISO sufficiently down to benefit from the 5DSR resolution. It lives on the other side of the river, where access is impossible, so a lot of cropping was required.

5DSR, 600mm f4L IS II + 2xIII extender. 1/400s, f/9.0, ISO200

Great shot of the female Kingfisher, Eldar!
If you're lucky they'll nest at least one more time and you could get great shots of the young ones as they start to dart around. I'm guessing the riverside on the other side consists of light clay and sand and that's why they've decided to dig out their nest there.

I haven't looked yet in the BIF-section, but any luck getting BIF shots with that lens+extender combination? With their speed and typical flight behaviour I can imagine that is a bit of a nightmare...
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Alternatively one can learn their gear, observe animal behaviour and grab excellent images with 7, 8, 10, 14 fps.

I'm not sure what the masses think but I enjoy the idea that I deliver some skill in getting a good image. Would we want a 100fps to guarantee a shot?

Are you asking if I'd want a camera that can shoot 100fps with full AE/AF at full resolution? Yes. Absolutely.
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