maboleth

maboleth

Lives in Serbia Belgrade, Serbia
Works as a Photo & Web
Has a website at ivframes.com
Joined on Nov 30, 2008

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1113 comments in total)
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maboleth: Dpreview said that autofocus was lighting fast. But how precise is it, compared to 7D?
In my three years of experience, 7D can miss a focus quite often. It depends on the lens, true, but as much as I love this camera, I can't say I'm in love with its AF, far from it. I learned to use it well, but that's that.

So how precise is 7D MK2? If AF is much better, it's totally worth the price in my opinion.

Thanks Karl, that's what I wanted to hear. :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 19:47 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1113 comments in total)

Dpreview said that autofocus was lighting fast. But how precise is it, compared to 7D?
In my three years of experience, 7D can miss a focus quite often. It depends on the lens, true, but as much as I love this camera, I can't say I'm in love with its AF, far from it. I learned to use it well, but that's that.

So how precise is 7D MK2? If AF is much better, it's totally worth the price in my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 13:14 UTC as 154th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)

Is this test working? I don't see any noticeable improvement over 7D!?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 22:50 UTC as 28th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (268 comments in total)

As I already said, noise in 7D II looks more like a film grain, which is very very nice. There's no banding in the deep shadows. And these are JPEGs, the possibilities of the RAW will be endless.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 09:44 UTC as 44th comment
On 7DII_beta_ISO12800_030A9228 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

Noise looks more like a film grain, very very nice. Also there's no banding in the deep shadows. Bravo Canon, 10 light years better than 7D!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 09:42 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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M Lammerse: I could try out the 7D Mark II at Photokina, and as a long time Nikon user, the camera offers for sports/news photographers an excellent tool. I was impressed by the speed and fast focusing.

@MABOLETH

The Canon representitive told us that the camera will start selling at around 1700 Euros in Europe from end of November 2014.

Great, thanks! I expected a direct $ replica or1800 eur. But wow - it'll be 100 eur less from the start! Wonderful, I'll be one of the first to buy and replace my trusty 7D. :D

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 00:02 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)

Anyone know for sure how much will 7d2 cost in Europe?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 23:17 UTC as 291st comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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Eric Hensel: I'm curious how many still need a dedicated delete button on-camera. I always do my deleting in post.

I do all the time. Most garbage images disappear before even connecting the camera with USB.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 23:15 UTC
On Extreme Biking in the world Bicycle challenge (4 comments in total)

Photo is action packed, no doubt about that, but that little retouched triangle on the bottom right side kind of ruins it. I have nothing against removing and editing things that aren't needed, I do it myself all the time, but this looks like "hey, you removed the ramp/hill right there." Take a little more care with retouching and all will be good and believable. :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 23:34 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On waiting in the Portrait reflection of a female object in a mirror challenge (12 comments in total)

I especially like the colors of this image! Absolutely outstanding, dreamy.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 00:51 UTC as 9th comment
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SeeRoy: One wouldn't have suspected that the Chinese government were capable of something this witty.

It won't be too long, as the world's population goes on expanding, with the level of consumption ramping up (as required by the prevailing economic model), before they'll have to put up posters of the current pollution levels to remind people what a paradise has been destroyed.

Population growth. Maybe a few wind farms will help.

While I agree that current economic model is horribly wrong, it's not how many people could fit the states or square per meter. What's destroying this planet, besides this "economic model" are the needs of those people that could "fit the state of Texas" and their total egoistical manners.

Just one human can exploit thousands and thousands of forest acres, pollute the very land and waters just to be able to satisfy the demand of the few.
Unfortunately, the population is so extremely high with everyone thinking about material satisfaction goodies that I cannot see how any positive change in the economic world could change the lifestyle of the majority. Nothing, except the big catastrophes, be it natural or human induced.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 23:12 UTC
On Privacy Wall in the Good fences make good neighbours challenge (6 comments in total)
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babalu: I think the intention and the angle are excellent .. pity however that the photo is slightly off focus, as if it needed an image stabilizer .. or is this a large crop?

Great funny image. It's not out of focus, rather that lens couldn't reproduce the sharpness throughout the whole image.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 09:50 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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maboleth: I eagerly waited for 6D to come and was thinking to go from 7D to FF on the budget. However, with all the shortcomings, there's no way for me to go from superior machine and ergonomics to inferior 6D.

Major let-downs for me:
1. Lack of M-Fn button and joystick.
2. SD card instead of CF
3. Inferior autofocus
4. Plastic camera top without the flash (really makes no sense)
5. Only 1/4000 and 1/180 flash-sync
6. Don't mind 97% VF coverage, but yeah... 7D has 100%

Unfortunately, I'll just have to wait to earn more money and go straight to 5DMk3.

Why pop-up flash?
It might be weak and plain ugly for lighting the scene, but is fast and cheap as a commander of other wireless flashes in a studio and indoors!
Other uses? I do lots of stuff that require model releases. Instead of scanning them, I snap them with my camera. Pop-up flash is perfect for that. Paper isn't glossy surface but a diffuse one so no problem with direct pop-up flash.
That are my 2 main uses for pop-ups.

But yeah, I understand, plastic for wifi/gps. Wonder how will they implement that in full-metal bodies in the future.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 01:18 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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maboleth: I eagerly waited for 6D to come and was thinking to go from 7D to FF on the budget. However, with all the shortcomings, there's no way for me to go from superior machine and ergonomics to inferior 6D.

Major let-downs for me:
1. Lack of M-Fn button and joystick.
2. SD card instead of CF
3. Inferior autofocus
4. Plastic camera top without the flash (really makes no sense)
5. Only 1/4000 and 1/180 flash-sync
6. Don't mind 97% VF coverage, but yeah... 7D has 100%

Unfortunately, I'll just have to wait to earn more money and go straight to 5DMk3.

These were a let down because I _expected_ more of "entry" level FF camera with the reasons I stated in the text. Where did I say that I bought this camera? Nowhere. I haven't, nor do I plan to buy it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 01:55 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)

I eagerly waited for 6D to come and was thinking to go from 7D to FF on the budget. However, with all the shortcomings, there's no way for me to go from superior machine and ergonomics to inferior 6D.

Major let-downs for me:
1. Lack of M-Fn button and joystick.
2. SD card instead of CF
3. Inferior autofocus
4. Plastic camera top without the flash (really makes no sense)
5. Only 1/4000 and 1/180 flash-sync
6. Don't mind 97% VF coverage, but yeah... 7D has 100%

Unfortunately, I'll just have to wait to earn more money and go straight to 5DMk3.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2013 at 20:16 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies
On Landscape photography: tips for your smartphone post (40 comments in total)
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Big Tom: "Landscape tips for smartphones" - but only talks to iPhone shooters recommending iPhone apps...can we headline the articles a little more accurately so us Android users don't waste too much time? Thanks!

Exactly my thoughts. I'm tired of this.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2012 at 12:49 UTC
On navysealeodjumper in the Skydiving challenge (3 comments in total)

Uh oh, look at those kids playing with 'chutes. Now go watch Felix play! :P :P

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 12:14 UTC as 3rd comment
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)

The biggest issues here for me are:

1. No CompatFlash. Sorry, using SD for a professional work is a serious no-no for me.
2. Only 97% coverage. I like to get what I see or WYSIWYG.

Built-in Wi-fi is a great thing though. It just proves the fact that Canon had wi-fi technology at their disposal when they made 5DMK3, but they intentionally left it behind. Sad.

All in all, I'm still saving for 5DMK3.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 15:24 UTC as 150th comment | 1 reply
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Paul Farace: We can get very good images of the outside of Russian and Chinese military sites and missile bases with this ... as well as mud-brick huts of Taliban strongholds.
The Russians and Chinese on the other hand will just obtain every one of our secrets from WikiLeaks... And then the Japanese will build a Canon Rebel equivalent so that Soccer Moms and Hockey Dads can photograph their little superstars at play with Giga-Gazillion-byte size files that they will try to email to relatives instead of a 45 kilobyte size photo file.
That is why I need therapy and a bottle of Jack Daniels... :o)

Yeah, Paul is the person who buys everything US mass-media delivers. Makes his government happy.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 23:39 UTC
On Moving! in the Fast Movement shot ( Car ) challenge (3 comments in total)

Outrun! Where's the blonde? :P

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 10:28 UTC as 2nd comment
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