Blake Cook

Blake Cook

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
Joined on Nov 6, 2001

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  • I used Focal and other methods for several years before I finally tried Dot Tune. The difference I noticed with Focal and Dot-Tune the apparent DOF ratios.  Focal seems to end up very close to ...
  • Replied in III is faster
    I'm pretty sure that advantage is only available with the MkII big white primes and bodies later than the 5DIII.
  • Replied in 2x entender
    With your body lens combination there is no discernible advantage with the 2x III over the 2x II.  Newer big white primes and the 5D4 there is an advantage in AF accuracy.
  • Perhaps I'm just remembering the 85L. On thing for sure, the Otus kills the 50L in every other aspect with sharpness being just one.
  • There really are two kinds of 50mm ish lenses and choices depending on your personal preferences . Some like sharpness others creamy bokeh. From my experience they are mutually exclusive types. ...
  • Replied in Photo Mechanic
    Quit being so obtuse. The files in the folder I select with Photo Mechanic are all RAW. They are not jpg's. What part of the RAW data the app uses to display those files in the two RAW modes ...
  • Replied in Photo Mechanic
    Yes but if the image is cached from an imbedded jpg the caching shouldn't take any longer when using the RAW over jpg mode. I view nothing but RAW files in Photo Mechanic yet the caching time takes ...
  • Replied in Photo Mechanic
    When the RAW file of photos( imbedded if you say so and i can't disagree) displays thumbnails it take longer to cache the pre-file photos before they are viewed full size sequentially with the ...
  • Replied in Photo Mechanic
    Photo Mechanic allows you to choose between jpg and RAW to render the photos. When switching from jpg thumbnails to RAW rendering it took about 10seconds for 100 5D4 images.  Is that what you ...
  • Replied in Photo Mechanic
    Photo Mechanic. You won't find anything else in the press room at any sporting event. DPP provides the best detail and colour raw conversions to tiff for import into Lightroom. The Tiff is more ...
  • My sister had a Jack Russell that looked ver much like yours. When she would take it for a walk with one of those reel type long leashes, it always reminded be of someone flying a kite the way the ...
  • Fabulous! Now I can show my wife how idiotic it is to go to Kingston, Ontario from Vancouver every time she thinks we should visit at spring break to see our son's family. It's nice to see the pack ...
  • Once or twice I've mounted a lens and the lock pin has not fully engaged when I rotated the lens into its mount. A slight rotation and the pin clicked in place. Perhaps you didn't notice. As for ...
  • Lens Rental seems to be about it. There is a level of integrity and professionalism that comes through in their review, plus their advantage with high number of units in most reviews provides lens ...
  • Below is the link to the classic DxO blunder. No one who ever bothered to look a photo from this pair of lenses could have come to their conclusion. https://www.dxomark.com/canon-ef-70-200mm-f-2.8l ...
  • With a constant stream of inexplicable lens and body ratings, DXO probably can't get a manufacturer to loan them gear to "test".
  • Replied in EF 11-24
    The EF 11-24 has become my city walkabout and landscape lens, replacing the 24-70 II. I'll not part with the 24-70, but it doesn't get anywhere the use it did before the 11-24 arrived three years ago.
  • Yup, and they're almost all lenses where smooth bokeh is the lens's scoring strongpoint, with some attention to centre sharpness. Nikon's 58 f/1.4 "coke bottle" being a fine example of your comment.
  • No amount of interpretation could deal with DXO's original rating of the EF70-200 IS superior to the 70-200 IS MkII. They even tried to justify their review in the face of many articles of ...
  • That's interesting. Canon must have fixed that, because it certainly wouldn't work with an earlier version of DPP4.  Cool!
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