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  1. Sporgon

    Body for Time-lapse photography

    I have a job to do which involves, among other things, producing a time-lapse photography video of a very large construction, basically groundworks and then the building. I have a question for those of you that are into time-lapse: what would be the best camera for this job ? It doesn't have...
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    Anything shot with a G3X

    Couple of images from my new toy: both cropped in about 50%, both at full reach - 220mm so equivalent to 600 on FF. Hand held. Great little camera but I'm glad i have the EVF on it. I'm thinking that the reviews of this camera where the reviewer didn't have the viewfinder are not doing the...
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    DPR's review of D5

    For anyone who has followed DPR's relentless persecution of Canon's "low DR" then their review of the D5 is up and offers great giggles in how they worm their way around the fact that the D5 has the same low ISO DR as the 6D. http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d5-pro-dslr-review/8 But that...
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    Anything shot with the EOS M3

    Thought I'd start a topic for images off this great little camera. Here is one of my first from a trip to Norfolk: the ruined church of St Felix which used to stand in the medieval village of Babingley, all trace of which has now gone. The old church stands in the grounds of the royal...
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    Canon 6D Weather Sealing

    Hmmm, that picture doesn't give me much confidence in Canon's 6D weather sealing claim.....
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    Reuters ban RAW ?

    Is this for real posted on Facebook ? How are you supposed to know if a jpeg originated from saved raw file anyway ? And all that time Sony spent increasing the DR. Looks like it's actually 'unethical' to use it. (The DR, not the Sony ).
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    How accurate is the 'manual' focusing screen anyway ?

    Dustin Abbot's posts got me interested in trying some of my old manual focus lenses from various manufacturers. I had already fitted the 's' screen to one camera body anyway, though since adopting BBF I haven't really manually focuses AF lenses for many years now. I think that is was Dustin...
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    5Ds : dawn of a new era for primes ?

    My photographic career goes back well into the days of 35mm film, and with that medium cropping was generally very undesirable. You will occasionally find people on internet forums who claim that their 35mm film is about 20 mp because it scans at around 20 meg of information, but much of that...
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    Says it all

    From my local professional dealership. Both described as "mint -", which means basically brand new. Shows how much the Market cares about another stop or so of DR. Says it all really. Personally I'd be annoyed if my chosen brand of asset was depreciating so much faster than its other equal...
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    Brugge - Belgium

    Been over to Belgium to photograph the first world war cemeteries in conjunction with the 100th year anniversary of it's beginning. Quite, quite unbelievable, the loss of life defies belief. Here's a shot of Brugge or Bruges in West Flanders, an area that saw some of the heaviest casualties in...
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    Canon EF 28mm f1.8 USM

    I see no one on CR has been brave enough to admit to owning the 28/1.8 let alone posting any shots with it. A much maligned and misunderstood lens, it's reputation in tatters from the on line review specialists. Actually it's damn sharp in the broad centre from 2.8 onwards and then gets quite...
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    Thought on a full screen histogram option

    My main use of the rear LCD display is to view the exposure via the histogram. As many have found, judging the exposure from the picture can be very misleading, but 'blinkies' can be helpful. However the histogram is always very small, and subtleties regarding small amounts of data at either...
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    The 10 Commandments of CR

    Here's a light hearted topic for the weekend. It's a great community on CR - generally. The only forum I bother with, and I think it is the same for plenty of others. But there are some real pet topics, so here's a tongue-in-cheek, spoof 10 Commandments adhered to by the CR community. I've...
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    Help ! How to configure 6D to direct AF point control

    Being blokes, and we don't do manuals, can someone tell us how to configure the 6D to enable direct focus point control similar to Custom Function C.FnIII / 3 on the 5D mark ii ? We have found the C Fn to enable direct AF selection with the 8 way controller, but there then seems to be no way of...
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    Conflicting results between The-Digital-Picture & Photozone

    Is anyone else confused by the apparent differences in resolution tests performed by The Digital Picture and Photozone ? On TDP's ISO 12233 charts they can show very different results to photozone's MTF graphs. For example take the 70-300L and 70-200 f4 IS results; two lenses which people...
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    Variable length zooms and dust

    I have a question regarding zoom lenses that change their physical length, such as 24-105L, 70-300L etc, and the potential for them to ingest dust, pollen etc into both the camera body and themselves by sucking and blowing air in and out. Is this a fact ? If this is the case I am puzzled as...
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    Mirror fallen out of 5D - self repair ?

    Our Building Panoramics 5d MK1's mirror has finally fallen off its perch after seven years. I know this is a design fault and Canon modify the mirror free of charge, but has anyone tried to glue the mirror back themselves ? It seems like a very light dot of super glue on the four little...