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  1. I do like the look of the current version but think it's design is somewhat impractical. The round smooth bottom has such low friction on a smooth surface that a little tap can send it flying off a desk. Mine probably would not have survived more than a few days without a skin. I don't know anyone who uses a naked iphone. It seem such a waste to put in what must have been a great deal of engineering to make it so slim only to have to put a thick rubber skin on it for practical use. I would much rather have the bottom flat and a little more sticky.
  2. Not biased at all. Great shot Rand!
  3. No. I'm on the party of having sensors with lower noise to begin with. That was the reason for choosing Canon. A little noise is much better than heavy NR. The amount of AA filtering trades off sharpness for digital artifacts, and does not affect noise which is produced by the sensor under the filter.
  4. There's probably a grain-o-matic plug-in for photoshop somewhere on the web. If not I'm sure you can write one. I'm with Matt on this one.
  5. Yes. I chose the high ISO to get the natural water color background. Because of the low light level, high ISO was the only way to get that. I was already at the limits of low shutter speed and wide aperture (for the DOF I wanted).
  6. I really wasn't trying to start that. I was amused to see Alex now has ISO800 as the default setting for temperate waters. I seem to remember reading his post on this board that he sees no value in good high ISO image quality for underwater use when he was shooting with the D2x. So I couldn't resist commenting.
  7. 18 March 2007. ISO 1600. From deep dark Monterey.
  8. Hardly a recent development. The Canon 5D has been around for over 3 1/2 years now.
  9. Try cookie swap https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3255 It let's you swap profiles, much easier than using multiple browsers.
  10. With W's departure the humor industry must be suffering a major downturn.
  11. Verrry cool shot Laz. Great job getting them both in focus, and great lighting.
  12. Careful Alex. You'll hear from the rubber ducky rights people for this one.
  13. That was an unlikely title from one working on Wall Street.
  14. Beautiful shots Jenny! I was there a few years ago with a point-and-shoot. I definitely have to go back.
  15. Maybe not my prettiest photo of the year. I took a few photos of black froggies on the previous trip and didn't like any of them which got me thinking a little about what to on my next opportunity to shoot this subject. I came up with a couple of ideas and I think they actually worked fairly well.
  16. You have no idea what you've been missing.
  17. OK. Fixed. You're only allowed edits for a short time after the post. Can't change history
  18. Have the best of both. Get the 60mm and a 1.4x teleconverter. I have a 5D and shoot most of my macros with the 100mm and add the 1.4x and/or a +2 diopter some of the times.
  19. Looks like this is an opportunity for Wetpixel to do some product testing. We can just put each camera in the shower and see what time and intensity it takes to kill it. About 10 samples of each camera should give reasonably good statistics. What do you think Eric.
  20. Most of the buttons and dials are at about the same places including the all important PRINT button. There's a new one AF-ON that's in a new location. If this replaces AF function of the * button then that function would be missed. With a sensor that has 5616 photosites across it should be possible to do 1080 with a ~3x digital zoom without losing any resolution! Have you seen any more details about how they're doing it? Canon's new Powershot has a CMOS sensor and will also do 1080/30p.
  21. The camera does look good. We can start the game of "will it fit into the old housing". Superficially, it looks about the same shape and size with buttons in about the same places.
  22. The Canon LO setting is useless. It does not change the sensitivity of the sensor and won't help against blown highlights. All it does is change the metering and tags the ISO 100 raw file as LO. A similar thing is done at the HI setting. It changes the metering and doubles the value of the numbers in the raw data file. It dose not changes the sensor sensitivity from the highest ISO setting in the normal range. I read a post in dpreview awhile ago where the author looked at the numerical content of a HI raw file and found it has all even numbers.
  23. I started underwater photography with liveview. I think I would use it fairly often if I had it and the shutter lag is not too bad. I can't think of a type of shot that can only be done with liveview; however, I do still see situations where I can get a more desirable angle on a shot if I didn't have to include space for my fat head for camera placement. It's true for both WA and macro.
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