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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by steven kessel on October 09, 2015, 08:30:09 PM »
Parasitic Jaeger.  Photographed in Svalbard in the high Arctic.
Software & Accessories / Re: Update on Lightroom 2015.2 / Lightroom 6.2 Release
« Last post by Lee Jay on October 09, 2015, 08:15:16 PM »
This is my first post, I follow canon rumors every day.  Switched to Lightroom from Aperture about a year ago.  I am using the stand alone Lightroom 6 now and downloaded the update right away.  Oh my, what a mess.  The app kept crashing and the import function, which needed no improvement, in my opinion, was a mess.  I closed Lightroom and used Time Machine to restore to my previous version, which works fine.  If the stand alone version update had the dehazing tool, I might have kept it but I could see no reason to keep it and put up with the crashes.

I added dehazing to the standalone version through presets.  I honestly couldn't find anything it did that I couldn't do with blacks and clarity.
Software & Accessories / Re: Update on Lightroom 2015.2 / Lightroom 6.2 Release
« Last post by Lee Jay on October 09, 2015, 08:13:33 PM »
I think that's a very accurate translation. The previous import-screen was just fine.

The previous import screen (call it v2) sucked eggs.  The one before that (call it v1), which looked just like the current export window, was just fine.  It was the change away from v1 to v2 that was horribly confusing to new users.  I answered probably several hundred questions from users on how to use v2, after answering only a few questions on how to use v1.  The new one (call it v3) is a simplified version of v2.  Still not very intuitive to new users, and it now has less functionality.
EOS Bodies / Re: Canon ever sourcing their image sensors from Sony?
« Last post by KateH on October 09, 2015, 07:59:01 PM »
I reeeeeaaaallly doubt this would ever happen. Canon has a good thing going with their in-house sensor R&D and fabrication; their sensors may have some shortcomings compared to Sony, but Canon has a lineage of technology at this point that would be hard to break. Also, it's worth noting that Sony's "APS-C" sensors are slightly larger than Canon's "APS-C" sensors; that alone could break compatibility with some EF-S lenses.
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Backpack for Hiking
« Last post by NancyP on October 09, 2015, 07:29:29 PM »
TRY ON the loaded pack before committing. Weight should be borne by the hips, very little by the shoulders. You should be able to turn, bend, step over, and make a variety of movements without having the pack shift much. Weight should carry close to your spine - close to your center of gravity.
EOS Bodies / Re: Canon ever sourcing their image sensors from Sony?
« Last post by jeffa4444 on October 09, 2015, 07:18:23 PM »
Look up articles by a guy called John Galt.
EOS Bodies / Re: Canon ever sourcing their image sensors from Sony?
« Last post by jeffa4444 on October 09, 2015, 07:16:04 PM »
That is a myth and very narrow thinking. You cannot rewrite everything. Especially data you don't have, or data in excess, which other cam doesn't have.
Do you have ANY idea what will change with different CFA? How would you process extreme situation, where one cam doesn't have red color to process? Will it add red where it thinks it should be nice? Do you have an idea what does spectral response to the final color?
SONY colors are real, and partially hardware "issue".
Trust me your wrong we changed colours on Sony F35 cameras and on F23 cameras years ago and they were tested by eminent cinematographers side by side.
EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II to Shoot 4K Video [CR2]
« Last post by jeffa4444 on October 09, 2015, 07:12:18 PM »
I guess we have to ignore those who have absolutely no imagination and no inclination to improve their game ... again ... with the 4K revolution.

Feel free, but I have the strong feeling that Canon does not ignore the ignorant but significant portion of potential buyers that do not crop a 4k image to 180p, achieving zoom or pan effects in post...

People don't crop 4K to 1080p, they down-sample and get increased IQ as a result.

I think he meant that a 4K original video can be reframed to a 2K video, thus achieving HD quality.  I would say this is one of the reasons to shoot 4K now.  If you are doing documentary work, where it is a one shot opportunity, then the 4K original framing can be off a bit and then adjusted to a better frame in 2K.

That doesn't happen nearly as often as it does with photography.

If a movie is shot in 4K, do they 'reframe" it down to 2K? No.

When a movie is shot, the framing is done once and done right the first time. The master is in 4K and a 2K (HD) video is made from that. In the future maybe masters will be done with 8K. When movies like Star Wars are shot, there's no "cropping" of the frame - that would be wasting film and people's time.

Smart people are already shooting in 4K and using it to master HD video - and not for the purpose of cropping.

If you are doing documentary work then you take a professional approach to it and get it right the first time so that minimal time needs to be spent later "correcting" in post. Doing multiple takes is perfectly acceptable and indeed preferred to "reframing."
I've been in the movie camera rental business for 35 years in the film days people shot open gate and re-framed in post regularly whether movies, commercials or TV. The closest to open gate is the full-frame Arri Alexa and guess what productions, editors etc. Reframe from open gate. You've less Lee way with 16x9 but it's still done particularly the more resolution you have so I'm afraid Dilbert even in Hollywood your totally wrong.
Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Via TDP
« Last post by ben805 on October 09, 2015, 07:07:59 PM »

In regard to the EF 35/1.4L II, however, the evidence is clear enough to me at this point to say that the level of chromatic aberration correction of this lens is good enough to justify an upgrade from the previous model.  It's just a question of following through with selling the old lens and looking for a deal on the new one at some point.

After playing with the new 35L II now I find the Lo CA of my 85L II unbearable....I have no idea how I tolerated the intense purple fringing from the 85L II for so many years!  LOL
I've reduced my Canon DSLR last couple months.

New gear :
1. A7r II use most with FE 25mm f2 and FE 16-35mm f4
2. A7s use most with FE 35mm f2.8, FE 85mm f1.8, FE 70-200mm f4
3. 1Dx + EF 200f2 all time

As others mentioned, I enjoy using eye and face focus from A7 series.

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