Stevil

Stevil

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Joined on Nov 7, 2003

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  • In almost all cases, a full frame DSLR will have a brighter viewfinder than an APS-C camera. The older you are, the more that matters. The other thing to consider is that the ergonomics, ...
  • Whereas the traditional use of exposure bracketing is to ensure that you get one shot with an optimal exposure, in the context of HDR you're using exposure bracketing to ensure that you capture ...
  • Like the others, I only see JPG compression artifacts, but try ISO 160- according to my tests, the S/N ratio is highest at ISO 160 for the 6D, by a small amount. Canon 6D
  • OK, folks, notice Leonard's technique: a) he used a subject line pertinent to his response (do we really need 20 comments with the exact same subject line, when most of them are off subject?), b) ...
  • I kinda liked the halo, but how's this?
  • I'll post details about the process if you'd like.
  • It's like asking if you should trade your Volkwagen Passat in for an Audi A6 if you don't drive faster than 60mph.
  • Replied in Color Space?
    A wide-gamut monitor will display an sRGB image within the sRGB gamut. If you take a picture with a camera capable of displaying the Adobe RGB gamut and save it as sRGB, the colors that were ...
  • Can anyone tell me how to remove this lens from an Arax tilt adapter? When I attempt to turn the lens counter-clockwise, it seems to be firmly locked in place. Is there a locking mechanism hidden ...
  • In theory, the only time the histogram should hit the top of the vertical axis is when the picture is completely monotonal, i.e. white wall, grey card, etc. The vertical axis should range from 0 ...
  • Focusing a tilted lens requires patience and a lot of iterative focus optimization, but it's kind of a zen experience. Magnified live view is a big help.
  • This is a very effective technique, in my experience. For static or slowly moving subjects I get best results by putting the camera in continuous shooting mode (NOT high speed) and holding down ...
  • Replied in CANON UPGRADE
    For every blog complaining about a bad lens, there are thousands of quiet people thrilled with the same  lens. What you are reading about is the statistically few people who have a crappy copy of ...
  • Replied in Have to agree...
    From personal experience, Blackrapid straps are ill-suited for use with a backpack and/or scrambling over tough terrain. A couple of years ago I tried a descent down a steep shale hill and my ...
  • If you're in a canoe, bring everything. On foot, it's a real challenge. The problem is a) putting the equipment somewhere where you have adequate access, and b) not seriously unbalancing your ...
  • Replied in CANON UPGRADE
    Agreed...the 40D is a GREAT camera for this kind of money. The picture quality is as good as the 1100, and the ergonomics are superior. However, it might be worthwhile to hold out for a 50D or 60D ...
  • Replied in critique
    I love this portrait...the juxtaposition of the formal pose and the slightly amused, irreverent expression says a lot about the subject. Wonderfully done. A few very minor criticisms: 1. I would ...
  • Replied in Shutter speed
    If it's a self portrait, surely the camera is on a tripod or on a table.
  • Thanks everyone for some really thought-provoking discussion. After mulling through a lot of the arguments made here, I think the consensus is that this is a deliberate design decision. In ...
  • I just upgraded from a Canon 40D and EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 lens to the 6D+24-105. I've owned the 40D for 7 years, and had wrung every last bit of performance out of it that I could, using ETTR and ...
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