Quote: Originally posted by 360texas on January-27-2009
Speculation is fun isn't it !!!Scrore =Nikon 1 Canon 2 Sony ?
Ah ok I'll add my vote
Nikon 1, Canon 4, Sony?
Hey Pixelator, Big Ice Storm last night, put 1/4 to 1/2" thick ice on the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex. Hundreds of wrecks on the freeway. I think the Ice Storm is heading your way !
I stayed home !
Quote: Originally posted by pixelator on January-28-2009
Congratulations Smooth on your upgrade. You stated "(under 3000 shutter actuations)" where does one find this info about the camera?
One could not really rely on counting by the memory card.
Canon service can inform you of actual shutter actuations only, but I know the running file numbers have never been reset in my camera. They started at IMG_0001 November 2006 and now read IMG_2955 January 2008 and I have every image on file to prove it.
So yes, unless you are willing to have Canon service confirm you have to trust the seller.
Quote: Originally posted by Rob63 on March-06-2009
Let us know your opinion of the 5D Mark II. Samples....
Mate, I have shot maybe 20 panos with the new 5DMKII so far but I'm being very slow at processing them. (things keep getting in the way!)
But here is a link to a high ISO tester I shot and processed over the last few hours.
This panorama was shot at ISO3200 in fading light 7.45pm (5 minutes later is was night) I'm pretty happy with the performance. Shooting at these high ISO levels would not have been possible maybe a year or two ago (at least with DLSR in this price range) meaning this type of panorama just about impossible in this light. Master pano is just over 14000x7000 pixels and 879 Megabytes. Shown version 6000x3000 and under 3MB.
I will link to some "normal" lower ISO panoramas as soon as I process some.
Quote: Originally posted by Rob63 on March-08-2009
Oh, wait, you must not be using the Sigma lens... right?
Correct! I used a Canon 15mm Fisheye lens for this panorama (6+2).
I have just stitched a demo pano using a shaved Tokina 10-17mm Zoom Fisheye at 10mm and the full 360x180 covered in 3 shots @ 120 degrees and a hand held nadir shot it came out at just over 9000x4500 pixels. I haven't used the Sigma 8mm on it at this stage.
OK, here is a Panorama shot with the Canon 5DMKII fitted with a (shaved modified) Tokina 10-17mm Zoom Fisheye Lens. 3 shots only each taken 120 degrees apart with a tilt up of 4 degrees. ISO 100, Aperture f/8.0
Original image around 9000x4500 and 304Mb Displayed online version 6000x3000 and under 3Mb
Nadir tripod area just faked out with Photoshop.
Scene: This is showing the near completion of a new Shopping Mall named Bathurst City Centre.