Sample Images: 5D

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Mark², Aug 22, 2005.

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    Mark², Aug 22, 2005
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    Mike Warren Guest

    Mike Warren, Aug 22, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    Yes. They are clearly being slammed with world-wide hits.
    Teh site was noted on Dpreview only moments befoe I posted, and i'm sure
    this brought on a world-wide slew of hits.

    When I first began downloading an image, it quickly loaded about 1/10th of
    the way down, and then stopped. I've not been able to load any other
    samples since, though the other pages load.
    This quick-beginning indecates that they were hit with clicks as we speak.

    News that is new and in great demand is like this...
    Might have to come back later--perhaps MUCH later...
    Mark², Aug 22, 2005
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    Mike Warren Guest

    I'm using a download manager to get the first picture and
    it keeps having to reconnect. 52% so far.

    Mike Warren, Aug 22, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    What download manager are you using?
    Mark², Aug 22, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    Ah... Receiving now...
    Mark², Aug 22, 2005
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    Mike Warren Guest

    Mike Warren, Aug 22, 2005
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    Mike Warren Guest

    Maybe mine was taking all the bandwidth <eg>

    Mike Warren, Aug 22, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    Mark², Aug 22, 2005
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Slow? Times out on me every time.
    Ron Hunter, Aug 22, 2005
  11. Must be faster now because a 12MB file only took 20 seconds.
    Dave R knows who, Aug 22, 2005
  12. Ha! Spoke too soon, some are timing-out.
    Dave R knows who, Aug 22, 2005
  13. Rita Ä Berkowitz wrote:
    They are processed. At least as much as they have been through a RAW to
    JPEG conversion, with all the processing that can be done at that stage.

    David J Taylor, Aug 22, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    Ya, but this provided space for comments on several occurance
    sure to take place anyhow. Also... People tend to like having things
    handed to them on silver platters 'round here...
    Mark², Aug 23, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    Part of the problem is that most digital users have forgotten what *true*
    wide angle shots look like for those few who shoot with a

    I also noticed that they shot that landscape using the "landscape mode,"
    which deepens greens/blues as some films tend to do.

    Distortion is normal in a REAL 17mm at teh corners...
    Mark², Aug 23, 2005
  16. Yep. My theory is that it's a DOF problem. My 35/3.5 for my 645 camera can
    look ugly like that at the edges if I'm not careful. While your DOF charts
    will tell you it's not a problem, we're looking at the image at 100% on the
    screen, which is a much higher magnification than DOF charts are designed
    for*. With some wide angles, you can clean up the corners in shots like that
    by stopping down to at least f/11** and setting the focus a tad closer than
    infinity. But 17mm is pretty wide. The 17-40/4.0 is reported to be sharp and
    distortion free in the 20 to 24mm range, and that's seriously wide angle by
    any reasonable standards.

    Canon does have a tendency to put up really bad sample shots some times.

    *: With my MF cameras, I have to use the markings two stops down (e.g. the
    f/11 markings with the camera set at f/22) to get acceptably sharp images;
    DOF tables lie.

    **: My calculation has it that the 5D will allow us to use f/16 without
    noticeable sharpness degradation. The 50% MTF point for f/16 is roughly 50
    lp/mm, and DSLR res charts usually peter out at about 3 pixels per line
    pair, which is a mere 40 lp/mm for the 5D. At 20MP, we may find f/16 a

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Aug 23, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    Ya, the landscape wasn't near as well executed, but the macro has amazingly
    fine detail.

    Start saving yer pennies... :(
    Mark², Aug 23, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    ....That advice from a guy who just paid $400 for two Eagles
    tickets...SHEESH! :(
    Guess I'll have to save a bit longer than you. :)
    Mark², Aug 23, 2005
  19. And start buying peanut butter futures; there's gonna be a lot of folks who
    can't afford much else.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Aug 23, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    We shall have no defacating on
    Mark², Aug 23, 2005
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