Canon Downgrades The 1D Mk III

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Rita Ä Berkowitz, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. So it's back to the subjective, then John, and you opinion? I'd prefer to
    see the results of independant performance tests before commenting on the
    relative merits of those lenses versus the FZ8 lens.

    As the lenses will be used with DSLRs which have a 3 - 4 stop speed
    advantage, stopping down is not as much of an issue as you might make out.
    It's also possible that the lenses will be used nearer to fully open to
    provide more depth-of-field control to isolate the subject.

    Lenses similar in range to the FZ8 lens /do/ now exist for DSLRs.

    David J Taylor, Nov 27, 2007
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    acl Guest

    Yes, I use smartblend, I find it works better than enblend. Neither
    are very good, though, and I often have to adjust things by hand. If I
    have objects very close, this is often impossible.

    Apparently this problem only occurs if you use an slr.
    acl, Nov 27, 2007
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    John Navas Guest

    Blending tends to be much better if you have lots of accurate control
    points. Auto-matching is pretty good, but I often have to touch up
    considerably for best results.
    Overdone sarcasm doesn't make you any more persuasive or make it any
    easier to help you. Assuming you're willing to learn, of course.
    John Navas, Nov 27, 2007
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    acl Guest

    I'm not trying to convince anybody of anything; in fact, the post to
    which you replied wasn't directed to you.

    But I have to say, while I've met some extremely arrogant people
    (occupational hazard), I have never met anybody with such an obvious
    mismatch between their self-perception and reality as you! (oops! that
    was an insult--sorry :) ).

    Anway, I've had enough of this.
    acl, Nov 27, 2007
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    John Navas Guest

    Why am I not surprised.

    Best regards,
    John Navas <http:/>

    "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that,
    but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." -Mark Twain
    John Navas, Nov 28, 2007
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    Jim Nason Guest

    How much more of this blithering nonsense do we need to read. Its
    simple, just about andy digital camera I have bought or might have
    bought in the last 6 years is practically worthless today. Nikon,
    canon, minolta, whatever..
    Jim Nason, Nov 28, 2007
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    Scott W Guest

    Gee, in the last 6 years, would this include like last week?

    If you don't like the thread just kill it.

    Scott W, Nov 28, 2007
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Worthless? Did they stop functioning?
    Worthless for reselling maybe, but only an idiot buys a camera just to
    No offense, Rita.

    You could always do what I did with the Totally Digital D60. I had it
    converted to infrared so now rather than it laying around unused I
    still get some service from it.
    Digital Viagra, if you will.
    Annika1980, Nov 28, 2007
  9. So where's the pics?

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Nov 28, 2007
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Annika1980, Nov 28, 2007
  11. None taken. Selling off your dSLR at the 18-month interval, or much sooner
    in the case of the 1D Mk III, is paramount in reaching financial viability
    and longevity in maximizing your toolkit. While you're stuck with obsolete
    hardware that takes more funding to fully replace, 18-month rule subscribers
    are enjoying a new body for mere pennies.

    It looks like my Mk III is going bye-bye this weekend. It's officially sold
    and the best part is I made $100 more than what I paid for it. Can't beat
    getting paid $100 to use a Mk III for several months! Beats the living shit
    out of paying the going rate per day to rent one.

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Nov 28, 2007
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    Douglas Guest

    Well how about that?
    The exact same effect you can get with "Photo Wiz" or any of the plethora of
    other IR plugins for Photoshop but you wreck a camera to do it!

    That makes sense. Jigger up your camera and make it unsaleable so when you
    need some loot this is not going to be the source you get it from!

    Tennessee logic perhaps?

    Douglas, Nov 28, 2007
  13. Neat!

    How do they look at 100% crops? Reasonably sharp?

    Also, what do you use for raw conversion? (One of the folks that does IR
    conversion provides a special converter, I seem to vaguely remember.)

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Nov 28, 2007
  14. times a bit tough Douggie, we all know you cannot afford to have a camera
    just for IR, but hey, keep selling you nicnaks at the market stall on the
    weekend and save your pennies, eventually you will have enough saved to get
    a real life, not this made up "Narcissistic Personality Disorder" fuelled
    life you subject us to daily on this news group :)
    Atheist Chaplain, Nov 28, 2007
  15. But he can take these at night......After it gets dark outside......You
    can't do that with a regular cameras and Photoshop. The heat waves keep
    coming, even after the light is gone. When it gets dark here (especially in
    the wintertime) I have to enjoy some other hobby other than photography, and
    that's most of the time if I was a working man.......I guess that's one of
    the reasons I took up trumpet playing. It can be done (and frequently is
    done) after dark.
    William Graham, Nov 29, 2007
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    acl Guest

    You can always play around with macro/closeups of objects found around
    the house if you have a tripod and a suitable lens, it's good fun.
    acl, Nov 29, 2007
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    Scott W Guest

    No such luck, that would take viewing thermal IR, which has a wavelength
    of somewhere in the 5 to 10 micron range. Bret's camera can see in out
    to about 1 micron, maybe a bit less, this is what is called near IR and
    you need a source of it, like the sun or a light bulb.

    But D-Mac is off when he believe you can just filter a color photo and
    get the same thing as a near IR image. Many things that look black in
    visible like are very light under IR, and no way you are going to get
    that with a filter.

    Scott W, Nov 29, 2007
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Should I ever want to sell the Totally Digital D60 (not likely), it
    will probably
    fetch more $$$ now than before I had it converted.

    BTW, I see you are still green with envy.
    Annika1980, Nov 29, 2007
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    Annika1980 Guest

    You would probably know about that since it is doubtful you ever owned
    Annika1980, Nov 29, 2007
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    Peter Irwin Guest

    The camera is sensitive to near-infrared only, it isn't for
    thermal imaging.

    What will work is infrared flash. You can make an effective
    infrared flash filter from unexposed but developed E6 film.
    Two thicknesses of film will result in very little visible
    light from the flash. Black E6 film passes infrared light
    fairly freely even though it is visually highly opaque.

    A $4.00 roll of 120 E6 film plus $6.00 for development
    gives you a roll of infrared filter 2 1/2 inches wide
    by 32 inches long for $10.00. The flash will tend to
    burn through the film, but a roll will last a very long time.

    Peter Irwin, Nov 29, 2007
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