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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Jack Douglas on April 26, 2017, 04:46:22 PM »
Whitethroat 5DSR/100-400mm II @560mm

Great detail.  What ISO?

Jack

My bog standard 640. I leave the EXIF on every photo so you can download and get all the settings. I really do like the 5DSR. If you get too close and have excessive detail with all the barbs showing on the feathers, you can get Moire. But for these further off shots that's never a problem and it wins out on extracting what detail there is.

Thanks Alan.  You know I've been pretty critical of the 1DX2 but as time passes a few key points have been surfacing about my expectations.  For example, I have made many references and comparisons to my 6D and the shots I got with it using 300 X2.  Fortunately, I remember distinctly from some winter shots, that I did not like the results I was getting at ISO 1600 or above, especially if cropping was significant.  Well, I'm now shooting the 1DX2 up to ISO 3200 and finding the results to be surprisingly acceptable.  Likewise I was having AF issues but I was shooting backlit in low light at high ISOs so maybe expecting too much.  Not to mention doing a lot of AF @ F8 with off center focus points.  Still not 100% sure though.
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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EOS 77D By TDP
« Last post by meywd on April 26, 2017, 04:37:16 PM »
Perhaps original grip sales have declined in recent years, and Canon preferred to push those users to 80D?

I can understand that. I kind of think that's the whole plan with the 77D - move people upmarket.

In hindsight, it was a mistake when I bought my 760D. Should have went for 70D or waited for 80D.  I'd imagine the people buying grips for a Rebel are probably in the same position and might be better off taking a step up.
 

The non Canon grips are a lot cheaper and so the difference in price goes to lenses, and I don't know about the 760D but my 600D had an great batter, with 2 in the grip it would last up to 1200 shots.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon must hurry up on FF mirrorless, Sony's new A9 is killer
« Last post by Jack Douglas on April 26, 2017, 04:37:11 PM »
Scot, interesting.

rrcphoto it'd be nice to have some more examples of tracking capability relating to the newer cameras.  Shooting an otter running towards a person somehow seems antiquated! ;)  Or a galloping horse.  It should be relatively easy for the camera reviewers to set up a servo system that could present controlled targets with different velocities and accelerations.  They could even have the camera with controlled panning parameters.

It occurred to me that it is all but certain that Sony has pushed this camera out as fast as possible and as such I wouldn't be surprised if there are some issues, including servicing and all that stuff that has been thrown around in the past.  One thing for sure, you can bet your bottom dollar Canon is well aware of everything Sony is doing.

Jack
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The main problem I have with Sony bodies is, you have to have tiny hands like Donald Trump.

Sony bodies need to be larger for us normal Americans.

Really! Sometimes it takes time to get use to a camera ergonomics, like a cell phone. Their small but we all accept and work within its small, slim design. Sony cameras are small for one major reason that Canon and Nikon are missing.

 Those of us who are older like the larger camera size. However, the 20 something group....these future buyers will feel at home with a small camera body as opposed to a large 5d body.The new generation of photographers are accustomed to small devices. Don't you think?
I think Sony hit a home run with the A9.
Wedding and small event photographers will be hoping Canon releases something similar.
Just my thoughts, Most of the time i'm wrong.
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by AlanF on April 26, 2017, 04:28:03 PM »
Whitethroat 5DSR/100-400mm II @560mm

Great detail.  What ISO?

Jack

My bog standard 640. I leave the EXIF on every photo so you can download and get all the settings. I really do like the 5DSR. If you get too close and have excessive detail with all the barbs showing on the feathers, you can get Moire. But for these further off shots that's never a problem and it wins out on extracting what detail there is.
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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Canon Photo Papers
« Last post by LDS on April 26, 2017, 04:25:28 PM »
I agree. I'm not really testing prints. I am "living with" the content of the photograph before deciding whether to make a "final" print.

Ah, OK. Maybe one advantage of the Pro-100 is it can switch from matte to photo black without wasting ink, and you may find it useful to experiment if an image looks best on (semi)gloss or matte paper, if it's not already clear, and later optimize your prints with the Epsons.
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Canon General / Re: Canon Q1 2017 Results: Canon Raises Annual Profit Outlook
« Last post by meywd on April 26, 2017, 04:22:54 PM »
The real news is that Canon's decision to diversify into related imaging fields is working.  They are growth areas while Cameras are weak.  This means a stronger company, which can continue to develop new products and increase their share of the Camera market.


As the population in general ages, more medical services are needed, so more Ultrasound and other Medical imaging products are needed.  Its a growth industry.

The world is pretty saturated with digital cameras for personal use, but there are still a lot of street corners without surveillance cameras ;)   I just bought two from B&H to place on my rural property after seeing some suspicious characters around.  They are not low end, so I hope they don't get stolen.  Its a whole new area, I'm not a network expert, and am struggling to figure out a network setup that does not saturate the camera interfaces with requests for video, but to stream to several Kindles, Iphones, Smart TV, pc's, a lot of stuff.  I've had 9 users connected to the cameras, and they become almost unresponsive.  I may ditch the Kindles and get some Android Tablets, but I'd like to make the Kindles work better.  I have three locations where I want to install monitors that connect by Wi-Fi, a smart TV over wired ethernet, my Iphone, plus be able to view and operate them on any of several PC's.  I've tried over a dozen software programs / apps, but not yet found what I want.  I do not understand multicast, but that might be the key.  My NAS connects to them, but its Android App does not like my Kindle Tablets except one latest model tablet. (Iphone is fine).  The Camera manufacturers app will not run on any of the Kindles.  I'd rather not install a video server on a PC because then, it must run 24/7 with battery backup, a hassle, but I'm testing that as well, I have pc's I can dedicate and put in my studio.

I plan on trying a Android Tablet when they go on sale tomorrow at Costco to see if it does any better.  Since I basically just want wireless monitors, I do not want expensive tablets.

I think the best setup is to record to the NAS and read from there using a PC as a video streamer as you mentioned, then all can access and the videos are backed up, although if you want to keep backups for history you would need DVDs to keep the NAS from filling up.

As for the cameras getting stolen, you can set them high enough that they won't be stolen, at least easily.
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Jack Douglas on April 26, 2017, 04:22:34 PM »
Whitethroat 5DSR/100-400mm II @560mm

Great detail.  What ISO?

Jack
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New 5DSR Vs. refurbished.
« Last post by stochasticmotions on April 26, 2017, 04:19:19 PM »
I bought a 5DS last year from canon refurb, no problems or issues at all.  Most refurbs are returns that haven't been used much, but if you are very concerned about the shutter usage then you will likely feel more confident with the options above.
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Software & Accessories / Re: Breakthrough coming out with glass ND grads!
« Last post by neuroanatomist on April 26, 2017, 03:56:51 PM »
And with that, I've had enough trolling, thanks for keeping the conversation productive :)

I see.  You ask the question, but you can't handle the truthful response, so you're going to take your marbles and run home.  How very mature of you.

No doubt you'll be back here to troll some more, when you are ready for your next kickstarter campaign launch…
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