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  1. jaell

    buying choice: 5DS vs. RP

    And specifically, it's $1179.99 for a grey-market 5Ds on eBay from a very reputable seller (last time I looked, it was $1279, so the price has come down), and from time to time eBay runs a 15% discount (I got my 135 f/2 L and an 1.4x III extender from Adorama via eBay on 15% discounts) that caps...
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    buying choice: 5DS vs. RP

    Oh yeah, have all my lenses (EF mount; listed in my sig). So if I got the RP, I'd have to get the adapter (adding to cost, so there isn't as much of a price advantage) to use my EF lenses. And yeah, I know the bodies are a lot different. Hence, why I'm asking. I know it's an apples-to-oranges...
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    buying choice: 5DS vs. RP

    So the 5DS is better for AF of moving subjects? Over the past few years, I've found that AF performance is very important to me, so if there's an advantage one way or the other, that is probably going to seal the deal.
  4. jaell

    buying choice: 5DS vs. RP

    OK, without going into details (ugly divorce issues), I've lost access to my 5DMkIV and my IR-converted 6D until late summer of 2020. I primarily shoot landscapes (esp. HDR), travel, portraits (mostly of my kids), and occasionally mess around with macro shots of flowers and butterflies. Since I...
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    Watching Wimbledon and saw this....

    Guy has pink tape in the same position on the camera hanging down from his neck, too. Maybe it's a way to quickly tell his equipment from someone else's, as everyone in the row there is running similar rigs from Canon. Gotta remember, security is pretty tight there. Everyone's going through...
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    Issue Discovered With The EOS 5D Mark IV, Firmware Fix Coming

    Yup, after updating to the latest version of EOS Utility (I was on 3.7, and 3.8 came out in February) and having the problem again, I just noticed the box to the left of the time zone, and wondered what it was for. DST right there. User error.
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    Issue Discovered With The EOS 5D Mark IV, Firmware Fix Coming

    Yep, latest version of the utility, OS is updated weekly. I used the GPS on a shoot this weekend, and set it to update the time, as well. When I plugged in to transfer images to the PC, the window popped up that the time on my camera was wrong, and I went through the process again. Right...
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    HDR: Do you process RAW images first before combining?

    I know you addressed this to someone else, but I can answer. Good HDR software, when you load your images, knows which ones are under/over exposed (and/or you can input EV for images in your 'stack'), and it detects the blown highlights from your base image, as well as your underexposed areas...
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    HDR: Do you process RAW images first before combining?

    I have no idea about LR's HDR capabilities. I don't use LR. I'm weird. Photomatix has a bit of a steep learning curve, but is very flexible and you can do quite a bit with it. I tried another HDR program 9 yers ago--I think it was EasyHDR--and it didn't have all the options that Photomatix did...
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    Issue Discovered With The EOS 5D Mark IV, Firmware Fix Coming

    The message appears on my computer monitor. I pick up the camera and sure enough, the time is wrong--despite me having changed it multiple times now (to the correct time). The camera time settings don't account for DST, so I'm wondering if the computer tells the camera that it's not set for DST...
  11. jaell

    Israel

    Sunset will be in front of you, putting the Temple Mount in silhouette, from a Mount of Olives vantage point. And it won't be a good silhouette, to be frank. After sunset, absolutely do the Mount of Olives. I was always surprised how I was the only photog there; it's the best place to photograph...
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    HDR: Do you process RAW images first before combining?

    Photomatix recommends processing RAW to TIFF before loading images (as a first step, before aligning, deghosting, etc.). That recommendation is based on the pre-processing to remove any/all artifacts from your individual images--because those artifacts will compound as you're pushing saturation...
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    Israel

    Go to the Mount of Olives (east of the Temple Mount). Climb the hill, take a taxi, whatever. You'll be above a big cemetery. That's the classic (and best) place to set up your shots of the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, Al Aqsa mosque, etc. Don't bother with that vantage after 10 am or so--the...
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    Issue Discovered With The EOS 5D Mark IV, Firmware Fix Coming

    Oddly, my Mark IV won't save the time change. Every time I plug it in to download photos, I get a message that my computer and my camera's times are off, and sure enough, the time reverted back to EST instead of EDT. Set it forward an hour, hit OK, go about my business... and the next time I...
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    Lenstip review of Canon 85mm 1.4 L

    I'm getting mixed results. I'll shoot a burst of shots on a still subject, with a high shutter speed, and in DPP the AF point is the same in all the shots, but up to 1/3 of the shots in the burst will drift to back focus. I'm going to have to do some AFMA to rule out just back focus issues...
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    Apology to all forum members.

    I'd have to agree. Despite people who get heated defending their decisions regarding how they spend $1000s of their money (which is understandable, because no one wants to feel or be told that they made a poor choice with a big chunk of money), by and large this forum is extremely informative...
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    Which Canon 85mm Lens is for You?

    Just got my 1.4 dropped off tonight. Wish UPS would have actually hit their delivery window so I could do a little more testing before the kids hit the sack, but tomorrow is another day. It's heavy, but not in a ponderous way. Feels substantial. Just took a few test shots. Low light AF was...
  18. jaell

    Anyone kept their 6d since upgrading to a 5d4?

    Yep. Kept my 6D and had it converted to IR by Lifepixel. Easy call.
  19. jaell

    Sigma 85 looks better in corners

    Let's see.. I signed up here in March of 2013. so nothing I've posted here recently is "right off the bat." I've flamed no one. Scolding? I'd say that's even a harsh interpretation of me suggesting someone not steal TDP's hosting/bandwidth to post images here. But no, not tenured yet. And...
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    Sigma 85 looks better in corners

    Ahh. I didn't realize that if you've donated to a site, you get to make your own rules. Another poster--not you--posted images hosted by Bryan at TDP. I said, "hey, that's a bit rude. Think again." And I gave reasons why it's considered bad etiquette, and why it literally costs the image host...