Stevil

Stevil

Lives in United States OR, United States
Joined on Nov 7, 2003

Stevil's recent activity

  • Created discussions "Blueprinting" a Canon lens?
    Anyone know where I can get my Canon 24-105L lens adjusted to better-than-factory specs? I know from a lot of experience that Canon lenses that are "within spec" according to Canon standards can ...
  • I've owned the 24-105 for years, and it truly found its home when I moved from a 40D to a 6D. The image quality is quite good, and the range is excellent. I use the entire zoom range routinely. I ...
  • Lovely picture with a lovely lens. I sold my 100mm f/2.8 before I decided to move to full-frame. Now you're making me kick myself. I've been to Sequim. I learned quickly that it's one syllable. ;)  ...
  • I was being facetious about ETTR no longer being needed. I think it's clear that it has value, even with a very good camera under routine shooting conditions. In another post, I said that my ...
  • I deliberately sacrificed the highlights by increasing the exposure 4 stops to improve the shadow detail. If I cared about the highlights in this case, I would have to use multiple exposures and ...
  • Late afternoon sun, partly cloudy.
  • I have a "modern" camera, a Canon EOS 6D, which is still one of the best low-light DSLRs available. I needed  a picture of the markings on the tire on Grandma's car, so I took two RAW shots: one ...
  • Read the articles, huh? Have you ever tried it?
  • I think ETTR is more nuanced than that. It's about getting the best tonal gradations and lowest noise in critical shadow areas. In essence, it's "expose for the critical shadows, develop for the ...
  • Correct. What's the point of the name calling? My reaction is to assume that you know at least subconsciously that you are trolling, and want to distract the reader from the lack of merit to your ...
  • Replied in OCD engineers...
    troll trōl/ verb gerund or present participle: trolling (1) 1 . informal make a deliberately offensive or provocative online posting with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from ...
  • No, not at all. What I was trying to say is that the image is perfectly exposed in that it retained information for all of the critical shadow and highlight areas, but it was not processed (either ...
  • You were right until the word "EVER." You don't know what you're talking about. In this case, where the dynamic range of the scene exceeds the capability of the camera, bracketing is the answer. ...
  • Amen! Not understanding that probably explains the majority of ETTR haters. (The rest can be explained by the fact that they've never tried it.) That's why there's UniWB!
  • Evaluative metering is supposed to ignore specular highlights, but the highlights on the hair and back of the hand, while bright relative to the rest of the scene, aren't specular. The exposure ...
  • Replied in DualISO on 6D?
    It works extremely well, but if you push it too much, you'll see artifacts. I generally use ISO 100/400 and don't see any downside.
  • Replied in 18%
    I don't think any Canon DSLR ever meters for 18% reflectance. It's closer to 15%.
  • I have the same problem occasionally with my 6D and 85 f/1.8. Maybe with my 24-105 too, but I always delete the pictures so I can't go back and check...I'm going to start paying more attention, ...
  • Replied in 40D to 6D
    Please do report your impressions after you've had a chance to play with the 5DIII...as a former 40D owner, I'd be curious about opinion of the upgrade. In retrospect, I probably should have saved ...
  • Replied in 40D to 6D
    I upgraded from a 40D to a 6D a few months ago. I mostly shoot kids, adult family members, and landscapes. My workhorse lens is the 25-105 f/4 L, but I use the 85 f/1.8 and 45 f/2.8 in low light. ...
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