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Phillip Reeve
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p.5 #1 · p.5 #1 · mastering the 5dII


buggz2k wrote:
Where did get that from?
Can you only use it for close up focus, and not far focus?

It functions as a 8 oder 9mm step-up-ring, so i can't focus any further away than 60 or 70cm



Dec 06, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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p.5 #2 · p.5 #2 · mastering the 5dII


Phillip Reeve wrote:
I got an glassless adapter for my Minolta lenses, the leitax mount hasn't arrived yet.
What shall i say? Colors are absolutely awesome!
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8204/8250330580_3b741e4152_o.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8065/8249262669_0c057c983b_o.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8059/8250330276_b7e328dc53_o.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8350/8250330480_ce9237d53f_o.jpg


Minolta colors.. actually looking better than on Minolta. But I still like them even on that Minolta..







Edit: Pic replaced with less bleak one..

Edit 2: Meh, now I overdone it. At least is visible how much better is Phillip with 5DMK2 than me.

Edit 3: One correction isnt enough. Less bleak and less colored version, cause I scre*d up size for 500px before.


Edited on Dec 07, 2012 at 02:24 AM · View previous versions



Dec 06, 2012 at 11:27 PM
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p.5 #3 · p.5 #3 · mastering the 5dII


And everyone remembers this bit about ACR?
Hue Twists in DNG Camera Profiles cause changes tint when you make adjustments to exposure settings

http://dcptool.sourceforge.net/Hue%20Twists.html

Mescalamba wrote:
http://rawstudio.org/svn/rawstudio/trunk/profiles/

http://rawstudio.org/blog/?p=798
(URL from profiles taken from this web)

Just put them into Adobe - LightRoom - Resources - CameraProfiles - Adobe Standart or Camera (there under 5DMK2). And use via that menu in LR (camera calibration).

It works, just tried it now.




Dec 07, 2012 at 12:31 AM
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p.5 #4 · p.5 #4 · mastering the 5dII


buggz2k wrote:
And everyone remembers this bit about ACR?
Hue Twists in DNG Camera Profiles cause changes tint when you make adjustments to exposure settings

http://dcptool.sourceforge.net/Hue%20Twists.html



No, but its interesting. No idea which kind are those I downloaded. Twisted.. untwisted, invariable? Eh..



Dec 07, 2012 at 02:29 AM
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p.5 #5 · p.5 #5 · mastering the 5dII


my thoughts after i used it a bit more in the last days:


  1. The Eg-S sreen is a real help
  2. metering is pain compared to the nex. If i use my Minolta 58/1.2 @f1.2 or f2.0 i have to compensate about -5/3EV, stopped down its up tp +1EV.
  3. WB also, auto is quite unreliable and for a manual WB i have to take a picture of a white wall, dive into the menu and set the camera to manual WB. With the nex i select manual WB, point it to a small white/grey object, expose and i am done.
  4. Colors with the Minolta are awesome! It is an entirely new lens for me and balances really well on the 5dII.
  5. The dynamic range is sufficient most of the time but needs more attention.











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Dec 30, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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p.5 #6 · p.5 #6 · mastering the 5dII


Nice. My experience with Minolta colors is the same. How do you find the added weight and bulk over the Nex? Is it "worth it" to get FF?


Dec 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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p.5 #7 · p.5 #7 · mastering the 5dII


horses for courses, it is nice for portraits and closeups were the smaller DOF is useful and AF stuff.
For landscaping and general use i still prefer the NEX because of dynamic range size.

I have to confess that i might get a a850 or D600 when i have to return the 5dII and eventually a Nex-9. It is nice to have a camera which feels like a professional tool and not like a toy.



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p.5 #8 · p.5 #8 · mastering the 5dII


I just used a 5N for the first time a few days ago, being used to a 5Dc. Impressions:
- I really have to suppress the habit to take the camera to my eye.
- Difficult to compose with the ambient light reflecting off the LCD. Composing in portret orientation is a real pain.
- Metering is indeed very good, but with the 5D I got used to dial in EC and chimp, so that rarely ever posed a problem for me.
- The grip is just way too small to carry it in one hand comfortably. This also makes it difficult to focus lenses that have unsmooth helicoids.
- Other than the size, it feels solid enough for me.
- Auto WB seemed to be fooled quite easily during my nature shooting. A green tree against a blue sky became washed out and I wondered why, until I found that my brother had set the camera to AWB. I never use AWB on my 5D anyway because I always shoot RAW -- except for some product shots where I selected in in LR.

I haven't seen the files of my shoot yet but I know how good they can be. From a ergonomics point of view I think I wouldn't buy a NEX without EVF and a larger grip though. Maybe I could get along with a NEX-6.



Dec 30, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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p.5 #9 · p.5 #9 · mastering the 5dII


AhamB wrote
I haven't seen the files of my shoot yet but I know how good they can be. From a ergonomics point of view I think I wouldn't buy a NEX without EVF and a larger grip though. Maybe I could get along with a NEX-6.

Thanks for the different perspective :-).

If you are a student or know a student you can get 20% off a Nex in the german Sony Online Shop, buy the Nex-6 with the 16-50 Pancake for 750 and sell the lens for 250 (there are many crazy people out there willing to pay that prize). Now you payed 500 for your Nex-6 which is good value in my eyes, the regular 800 are overpriced.

The Nex-6 is bigger and has a nicer grip, but for me even the 5n felt okay.



Dec 30, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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p.5 #10 · p.5 #10 · mastering the 5dII


D600 might be better over A850. That LV might come handy for landscapes and such. Plus it has quite a lot of DR/SNR over A850. Only downsides are color and build quality. And that dreaded dust issue..

Nice photos with Minolta. Colors especially.



Dec 30, 2012 at 03:53 PM
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p.5 #11 · p.5 #11 · mastering the 5dII


I got them all and made more myself using the ColorPassport.
I do like the expanded one from your link, thanks!

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Dec 31, 2012 at 02:52 PM
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p.5 #12 · p.5 #12 · mastering the 5dII


took the 5d out this morning and used ISO 160, there is no banding when i lift the shadows! that's a huge improvement for my shooting!







Feb 10, 2013 at 09:30 AM
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p.5 #13 · p.5 #13 · mastering the 5dII


Phillip can you post a comparison between 100 ISO and 160 that shows shadow banding?
It would be wonderful if 160 really solved an issue like that.
I like the colours in these.



Feb 10, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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p.5 #14 · p.5 #14 · mastering the 5dII


timballic wrote:
Phillip can you post a comparison between 100 ISO and 160 that shows shadow banding?
It would be wonderful if 160 really solved an issue like that.
I like the colours in these.

I just performed a test and couldn't find a significant difference between ISO 100 and 160, sorry for that one!

I always had a feeling that the difference in DR between the Nex-6 and the 5dII was bigger than the 1.2 Evs DxOMark tells us but my (not too extensive) testing tells me that they are about right.






Raw File Nex-6
Raw File 5d Mark II

I also have to confess that now i sometimes prefer the Canon's files, because colors are more natural.



Mar 09, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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