Rawmeister

Rawmeister

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1718 comments in total)

Whoopdy do. A 70D on steroids.
I don't see how image quality will be better than that from a 70D.
They could not come up with a 24 MP sensor for this?
If your not a sports photographer, why not just keep your 70D or 7D and buy better glass instead. Geez - it's a no brainer.

They market the 18-135 with this sensor? What is the world coming too exactly?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 21:22 UTC as 87th comment | 7 replies
On Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography article (144 comments in total)
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christiangrunercom: I'm sorry, but calling the Phantom a serious platform is a joke. And calling the reviewed quads for camera-platforms, well, no, they are trainers and toys.

So when is a platform a "serious platform"? When it can lift a gimbal providing close to perfect stability with no vibration and ability to lift a camera providing pro grade footage with room for postprocessing.

Right - and your looking at 10G to 15G with all in, including insurance etc. And you need to applly for permission from the federal authorities each and every time you fly. What a joke.
And if you get a big job with multiple sites you need to repack and reset and drive to each site. Full size aircraft you just whip it all of in one tour/flight. Multiple sites is where the money is. Drones are just hobby fun.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 01:40 UTC
On Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography article (144 comments in total)
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Pixel Peter: I found my own solution to make High Quality pictures with a drone and not spending too much. How I did it? go to: http://pureviewclub.com/2014/23967
And to see the results go to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelpeter/sets/72157644776353207/show

Peter Meijs
PixelPeter

You call those quality images? You gotta be kidding. Try selling some of them. lol.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 01:20 UTC
On Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography article (144 comments in total)
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Jonathan371: A drone is a flying fan which can easily go out of control and hit a person or overhead wires etc. The smaller the drone the more susceptible to light breezes, unexpected gusts, etc you are. When you factor the above in plus the anxiety the general public has regarding privacy you realize there is hardly a time or place you can use a drone. I found that in aerial photography you need to have different solutions for different environments. kite photography, mast photography, or simply getting a camera up on a pole are often better solutions that a flying fan blade drone.

True. I use masts, poles and full size aircraft. Anything else is a waste of time if you want quality images. I been doing this 20 years. Drones is a pain in the butt. Always will be, no matter how the tech develops. It's just a big mnarketing snazzo what with the military stuff taking off. Gotta be cool ya know. Cost a fortune considering crashes etc. And nobody escapes crashes. NOBODY.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 01:17 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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TheDevil: All the mirrorless manufacturers combined will never sell 100million of anything in their lifetime.

ridiculous

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 04:43 UTC
On An In-depth Discussion of M + Auto-ISO for Canon SLRs article (38 comments in total)
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Allen Chernack: I tried the M + Auto ISO and for the most part if works well. One issue is when there is too much light and the ISO can't drop low enough. I was shooting at 1/500 and f8 and the ISO couldn't get low enough to avoid a blown out image. Realizing this I adjusted the f stop and things worked OK. The lens is a 70-300 which is nearly 500 with the Canon 60D so I use 1/500 shutter speed.

The solution here is to use safety shift. Once the ISO can go no lower it overides/increases the shutter speed to maintain correct exposure.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 05:57 UTC
On An In-depth Discussion of M + Auto-ISO for Canon SLRs article (38 comments in total)
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cpkuntz: Too bad there is no M+Auto ISO exposure compensation. This is the main problem with it.

Right. This is my approach to no EC for M + Auto ISO.
OR you can set up a two frame auto bracket with continuous shutter. Here you get two frames with the second acting as the adjustable EC frame. You keep shutter button down and it stops after two frames.
To vary the second "EC" frame you just hit the Q button and rotate the rear dial, with the screen setting highlighted on the EC/AEB section at all times. Don't forget to keep shutter button down to complete the two frame sequence or else the next shot will just be one "EC" frame with no "normal" frame. You can choose high or low speed continuous whatever suits your needs. I use low to keep the strain off the shutter over time.
But evaluative metering mode and doing EC during raw processing is much easier. Just watch out for black cats in a coal mine.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 05:53 UTC
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Rawmeister: So new and better software that's not compatible with hardware that's presently on dealer's shelves or just sold recently? I'm so sick of the games and manipulation from Canon. It makes me want to dump all my Canon gear and switch to another provider. Disgusting abuse of customers. How do they sleep much less survive in the marketplace? Is there no place for ethical conduct in today's marketplace. The govenment in China has to order Nikon to shape up, now we get this bullcarp from Canon. It's depressing I tell you.

Honestly - I'll try to put this mildly so as it won't hurt too much.
I've been using DPP since the beginning.
I hate all Adobe products. So you are wrong.
YOu may have a reading comprehension problem because... I said"It makes me want to dump all my Canon gear". That's not the same as "I dumped all my Canon gear" now is it? It was a statement on how I feel, not on what I've done. Get it? Go back to school and read a few books maybe. Do it deliberately.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 21:44 UTC

So new and better software that's not compatible with hardware that's presently on dealer's shelves or just sold recently? I'm so sick of the games and manipulation from Canon. It makes me want to dump all my Canon gear and switch to another provider. Disgusting abuse of customers. How do they sleep much less survive in the marketplace? Is there no place for ethical conduct in today's marketplace. The govenment in China has to order Nikon to shape up, now we get this bullcarp from Canon. It's depressing I tell you.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 19:11 UTC as 1st comment | 5 replies
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3dreal: Pity i have still only winxp. maybe powerful pcs are also needed. see sigma software.

Wrong.
SPP responds very well to a faster comp.
Firstly, your video card does not speed up SPP.
Secondly you don't mention the CPU you use.
This is the crux. I use a 7i 3.5GHZ and it makes SPP fly.
The SSD are a big help for data transfers but not a big deal for improvong SPP performance. I use SSD storage anyways and love them. But Have a good old enterprise Sata6 spinner for backup

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 14:56 UTC
On A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? article (219 comments in total)

Hard to believe anybody would shoot anything with film.
Oh well - some people still listen to vinyl on turntables too.
People will be people.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 21:48 UTC as 68th comment | 8 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)

800 for a powershot with no viewfinder!!!???
Will somebody please stop letting the beancounters make the decisions. Canon going downhill fast.

Nice lens, too bad about the rest of it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 21:19 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (660 comments in total)
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mike kobal: Sorry, but a sensor size of 44x33mm cannot be called medium format by traditional definition.
This is a APMFS-C sized sensor (Advanced Photo Medium Format System type-C)

Yeah - so take a ff sensor and increase the vertical by 38 % and then increse the horizontal by a paltry 22% and then increase the price by 285% and there you have it.
Not exactly what I call a good value. Oh wait - I didn't mention the lenses. they cover far more than the sensor. What a waste all around!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 22:46 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (334 comments in total)

Had me going for a minute.
Then I realized those old OM lenses - no way they resolve a 36MP sensor. lmfao.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 14:45 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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Howard: It's a rather lame interview, the most important question, how Canon is doing in the sensor department, has not been even brought up. The Canon execs are just giving vague and sometimes conflicting replies, yes, still is important, see, we have the latest innovation for video; mirrorless is important, DSLR is also important too.

It's all corporate double-talk with not much substance in this entire interview.

Yes but it's not the interviewers fault. The questions were pointed and respectful. The answers were avoidant and disrespectful through ommision of the real information the interviewer obviously was after.
It's part of the culture in Japan. As we saw/see during the Nuclear disaster, that useful information and/or the full truth is something kept close to the vest.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 19:15 UTC
On An In-depth Discussion of M + Auto-ISO for Canon SLRs article (38 comments in total)
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Allen Chernack: I tried the M + Auto ISO and for the most part if works well. One issue is when there is too much light and the ISO can't drop low enough. I was shooting at 1/500 and f8 and the ISO couldn't get low enough to avoid a blown out image. Realizing this I adjusted the f stop and things worked OK. The lens is a 70-300 which is nearly 500 with the Canon 60D so I use 1/500 shutter speed.

On a 5D2 you can enable "safety shift" in the special function section of the menu which would overide a manual setting to keep the correct exposure. But 5D2 does not have M + Auto ISO. It only works in Av or Tv mode. Safety shift should be an easy firmare fix for any camera with M + auto ISO. How long will we have to wait? lol.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 22:23 UTC
On An In-depth Discussion of M + Auto-ISO for Canon SLRs article (38 comments in total)
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cpkuntz: Too bad there is no M+Auto ISO exposure compensation. This is the main problem with it.

If you are careful not to get overexposed images from dark targets (therby unrecoverably blowing out the highlights, then shooting raw allows loads of EC during conversion to Tiff or Jpeg.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 22:14 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (805 comments in total)

The 70-200 FE.
First Sony said available in Feb.
Now its Mid April.
Might even actually see one in the stores by fall.

What a cheapo way to introduce a new sytem.
Hold back the 70-200. Just brilliant. Sheesh.

Ya - I know - the adapter for the existing 70-200 models.
Well if i wanted to pay a bundle more AND have my body to look like it belonged in a Flintstones movie, I'd buy it. So, no.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 20:46 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (805 comments in total)
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munro harrap: I was put off Olympus and Fuji's little machines for the same reason as the NEX sony equivalent s- the lenses. If you bother to look at downloadable samples you can see why everyone is trading theirs in. (Look at the LCE and Park cameras sites) These zoom lenses need enormous correction at wide-angle. This correction destroys the border resolution, and my concern for full-frame mirrorless is that the same will apply for wide-angle lenses. AS there is no mirror these lenses are cheaper and easier to design and make (yes Leitz!), but as mentioned here, they are being underdesigned to maximise profits and photographers suffer as a result. You are not paying less, for the new Sony A7 lenses you are overpayingl. On paper the tests pass muster, just (see Photozone.de or the Optix Pro site), but notably the squished mashed appearance of the photographs themselves (the only thing that counts) escapes tests, but not our eyes.Or can I not see for the tears?

I agree with your astute assertions.
Understanding the business is key to understanding the camera.
This is where so many pundits fail in their analysis of a system.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 20:33 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (805 comments in total)
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ArcaSwiss: This forum is a hoot. I've never seen so much bickering anywhere outside of a courtroom

I know- sad ain't it.
A true reflection of the sick society we live in.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 02:37 UTC
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