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 on: Today at 01:34:49 PM 
Started by Hans Kruse - Last post by pegelli
Hans, I would love to see these images, but on all it says: "Content Protected by Owner" with a picture of a padlock.
You probably have to change some security setting.

In the other thread your images of the Lofoten appear normally.

 on: Today at 01:33:21 PM 
Started by andreart - Last post by andreart
Hi. What is your opinion ? what system to buy ? + & - ?

Here is some points that right now is under big ??? mark
1. Flash synhro ?
2. Used lenses ?
3. New lenses in future ?
4. Witch system will be more opened with lense adaptors to other lense brands  ? lense mount and sensor distance ?
5. Witch sensor is better ?
6. Using with studio lights ? Hyper Sync TTL.

Please make discussion and tell your opinion ?

 on: Today at 01:27:23 PM 
Started by Hans Kruse - Last post by Hans Kruse
i think an 11mm thread would be really cool!

Done in the same forum as I felt this was more about the use of this lens on landscapes than a gear post :)

 on: Today at 01:25:55 PM 
Started by Hans Kruse - Last post by Hans Kruse
I got the Canon 11-24 f/4L lens in August 2016. I had hesitated for a while getting the lens as thought that in many cases it is way to wide in the range 11-14mm since I had the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 already. In fact it is in some locations it is. I was in Tuscany in November and I did not shot a single landscape shot using the 11-24 (or the 16-35). I did not think I would use it much on Isle og Skye, expected some use in the Dolomites, a bit in Abruzzo and some in Lofoten. So it turned out that I liked to use it a lot more than expected on Isle of Skye especially in the Quiraing. A few in the Dolomites and Abruzzo, but a lot on Lofoten. The examples here are at 11mm and I will often use the range between 11mm and 24mm. The big front lens will easily pick up lens flare and I use the Canon 16-35 f/4L IS is such situations where 16mm is adequate. All photos in the following was shot using the Canon 5DSR.

The way to shoot this lens is in most cases to get low and close to a foreground subject and pay attention to vertical lines and stretching of things in the corners. In some cases I will shoot straight lines with an angle on the camera and then correct in Lightroom using the transform function.

On Isle of Skye in the Quiraing, I liked to get close to the foreground shooting heather and grass and the landscape behind. In the following I had the tripod legs not extended and probably stretched a bit wide to get close to the ground. Some lens flare in the following was removed with spot removal in Lightroom and some I left.

in the following again I went close to the ground and wanted to match some of the foreground to the landscape. In this case I even wanted to zoom slightly further out!!

If everything is distant without a close foreground a very vast scene can be captured like the following of the Carezza lake in the Dolomites.

but I find mostly that a scene with a foreground close is working the best like the alternative from the same location

Some cases can look quite surreal like the following of the castle ruin at Rocca Calascio in Abruzzo shot in October 2016

where in the following the scene looks much more natural and not surreal although very wide

The following is from Hamnøy on Lofoten which is a very popular spot and this was overcast and felt the very wide view worked well (slightly cropped from the sides but not top of bottm of the frame).

and here is one with the sun illuminating the red cabins. In this case the camera pointed downwards a bit to capture the waves crashing on the rock and it was the correct using the guided transform function in Lightroom

For the Aurora I also liked the very wide view at times like this shot where I could capture a lot without being forced to do a vertical

A number of places there was ice at lakes and with the 11mm view it was possible to get both the ice formations and rock in the foreground and mountains in the background.

In many cases there was rock and ice with the low sun as possible compositions like the following shot a Hamnøy

So as you can see I really like this lens and I think you can get compositions otherwise not possible unless you want to stitch panos. In some locations I would not find it useful as in Tuscany where I typically shoot a lot with a 70-200 and 24-70, but Scotland and Lofoten was nice with this lens. It definitely had grown on my so maybe I will revise my judgement as time goes.  I hope this was useful for those of you who like me were doubting the usefulness of this amazing lens. Besides the very wide angle of view it is very very good optically and sharp into the corners even fully open. It vignets a lot fully open and I correct in Lightroom for this. Stopped down I did not use lens correction.

The gallery with the examples plus some more can be found here

 on: Today at 01:19:29 PM 
Started by Schewe - Last post by Slobodan Blagojevic
I think the site owners should lock this topic for 24 hours as a mark of respect to the victims of the terrorist attack in Sweden yesterday.

Nice (Jeremy's sarcasm)!

From a BBC article:

Some people suggest Donald Trump might have been referring to a clip aired on Fox News on Friday night of a documentary about alleged violence committed by refugees in Sweden.
"There was an absolute surge in both gun violence and rape in Sweden once they began this open-door policy," Ami Horowitz, who made the documentary, told Fox News, referring to Sweden's decision to open its doors to large numbers of refugees in 2013.

Preliminary statistics from the Swedish Crime Survey (in Swedish) show only a marginal increase in 2016 from the year before. Fraud and crimes against individuals were up, but drugs crimes and theft had decreased.
The number of reported rapes increased by 13%, although that is still lower than the number reported in 2014 (6,700), as Sweden's The Local reports.

It should be noted that Sweden doesn't not record (by law) the religion or nationality of perps. So we really don't know if the increase is a result of a decrease by the natives and a shaper increase by the newcomers, or any other combination. It is entirely possible that Swedes suddenly started raping more, and 72-virgins seeking men suddenly less.

Separately, Sweden is believed to have the highest number of Islamic State fighters per capita in Europe. About 140 of the 300 who went to Syria and Iraq have since returned, leaving the authorities to grapple with how best to reintegrate them into society.

The whole article here:

 on: Today at 01:02:39 PM 
Started by Stephen Scharf - Last post by Stephen Scharf
Hi Stephen,

Thanks for that. Now, if Phase One confirms it then I'll really believe it ...
It would probably also mean that there's more going on, behind the scenes.


Hi Bart,
Yes, this is my thought as well. Probably a lot more...

 on: Today at 01:02:39 PM 
Started by Schewe - Last post by stamper
I think the site owners should lock this topic for 24 hours as a mark of respect to the victims of the terrorist attack in Sweden yesterday.

For the sake of clarity you should have added....this is sarcasm ??

 on: Today at 12:59:48 PM 
Started by Cornfield - Last post by Slobodan Blagojevic
That's what they call idyllic and pastoral. Very nice.

 on: Today at 12:58:57 PM 
Started by Schewe - Last post by jeremyrh
I think the site owners should lock this topic for 24 hours as a mark of respect to the victims of the terrorist attack in Sweden yesterday.

 on: Today at 12:53:14 PM 
Started by Stephen Scharf - Last post by Stephen Scharf
Then he needs to have Fuji to make a public announcement on this subject, period. And it needs to be done sooner than later, as a lot of damage has been done over the past few days.  I doubt it will get done, not anytime soon.  Fuji has handled this whole issue in a less than professional way which I have found a bit surprising based on their past product rollouts. 

One needs to remember, that if the camera does ship on 03/01/17, then raw support needs to be enabled, which currently it has not.  None of the beta teste reports I have seen including the one from Dubai, were shooting raw.  And 03/01 is less than 2 weeks away, and if Fuji has not turned on raw support yet, I doubt they can get much testing done in the time frame, which also leads me to believe the camera will not be shipping until late March if then. If all we are taking about is jegs or tifs from the GFX, then yup C1 supports those right now. 

No Dot release of LR handles the raw either, so Fuji might want to get on the stick pretty quickly.

Paul Caldwell

The reason that RAW support is not "enabled" yet is because cameras are not available for sale. When has any camera ever had RAW support before it's actually been released for sale?  With all due respect, there is virtually no data to support that RAW support is not enabled in actuality, just that photographers using pre-production prototypes are not allowed to export RAW files, which is not the same thing. Also, no one knows how much work has been done, or can by done, to "turn on" RAW support in a given unit time because none of us work there and have any data to know exactly their software development "cadence" is (they likely use a form of "agile" software/firmware development comprised of "scrums" and "sprints".)

Lastly, what "damage" has actually been done? Has any party legally been made "less that whole" by the discussion here?

My guess is that the GFX will have RAW support at launch through their version of SilkyPix. ACR/LR and hopefully, C1 Pro support will follow in due course.

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