Scooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 848 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3142 times:
Today was my first day to play with this beast. All I can say is WOW!!! Coming from an F707, this thing does way more than I had hoped. Lightning fast AF, 3fps, and ZERO noise. Here's an example (shot with a 70-200L f/4):
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5035 posts, RR: 17 Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3084 times:
Well you are using an "L" lens......f4......which is a faster lens and better quality than simply a non-"L", so the glass makes a difference. I wonder what it would look like with a regular 75-300 like mine.
It's a very nice picture BTW.
question: why is it that when you down size a photo, like even mine when I go from 2160x1440 to 1200x800 it always looks better (sharper)?
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
Shawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2589 posts, RR: 18 Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3047 times:
Looking good, but one thing I noticed is some jaggies on some of the diagonal lines - especially the blue and red streamlines on the UAL scheme, and those jaggies really pop out when you go to sharpen it. Let's hope this is because of the jpeg compression
Scooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 848 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2990 times:
737heavy wrote: Very nice, what settings are you using on the camera?
Being that this was my first time out with the camera, I was trying all sorts of things. All of the EXIF info is still embeded in each of those images, and you can access it via your image editing program.
Fotodj wrote: When did you get the camera and from where ? Ritz ?
I originally ordered it from Ritz.com, but they didn't get many cameras in their first shipment. So, knowing that it would take me forever to get one from them, I kept my eye on dpreview.com for places that had 10D's in stock. Last Friday (March 14), I managed to grab one at J&R. It was shipped to me on Tuesday of last week (March 18)! Screw Ritz...
Serge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2 Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2922 times:
Very nice! I can't wait until Pentax comes out with theirs- I'd love to see how they match up (when I can afford it I hope to buy a good DSLR- only to supplement good old film though - but I suppose thats what everyone says at first.. heheh)
Kingwide From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 20 Reply 20, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2820 times:
Just to clarify before this gets out hand guys. Canon's images are not 'soft' coming out of the camera, they are unsharpened [or at least sharpened much less than the opposition]. This is so that you, the user can sharpen the image to suit your desired reproduction medium / size. This is a much better approach than aggressively sharpening the in-camera image as some digicam manufacturers do so it looks good 'out of the box' because sharpening is a destructive process. You are physically modifying the image irreversibly when you sharpen and each different target medium will require different levels of sharpening.
Much better to give you an unsharpened original and let you do with it as you like. [IMHO]
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 37 Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2803 times:
Oh aye, I was just saying it was unsharp in jest .
Sorry for the confusion .
This is one thing I like about this camera's, I couldn't give a name but i'll call it the 'threshold'. When I have an image straight out of the camera there is only a limited amount of post-processing I can do before the quality of the picture starts deteriorating. With these DSLR images (and of course, the increased resolution), You can do a huge amount of fiddling with the photos and they still look good, which is definetely an advantage!!!
I just hope that now we have all these camera's that all photography spots don't start disappearing!!
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 660 posts, RR: 17 Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2800 times:
Additional points on sharpening:
1 - the 10d default settings reportedly result in less sharpening than the D60 (hope to be able to confirm this later this week)
2 - if you want sharp out of the camera, you can alter the sharpening parameters on DSLRs - but reduce your post processing options
3 - I've had publishers request an unsharpened version as they are familiar with DSLR output and have sharpening methods tuned to their production requirements ... as more publishers become experienced with dslr output, I would expect this to become the norm.
Anyway, these samples look very promising indeed, in particular, the colours look very true, and UA aircraft can be a pain to get right.
Scooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 848 posts, RR: 2 Reply 23, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2792 times:
EGGD wrote: I just hope that now we have all these camera's that all photography spots don't start disappearing!!
No kidding! I just dumped a lot of money into this system, and it wasn't sure whether or not to go out to the airport this weekend (because of war/security issues). There weren't any problems, but it isn't fun looking over your shoulder all day (worried about being chased away).
All is not lost, as I do a lot of motorsport photography as well. But I'd rather be photographing airplanes!
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 37 Reply 24, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2788 times:
At least you weren't hassled. I hope now that the airports have been under such scrutiny they will come to realize that there is no risk and so relax security (i.e. stopping people and moving them on, not stopping other security procedures that are necassary!!).
Sadly alot of spots in the UK are disappearing too for one reason or another . At least I can still take photographs of the moon