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So, what has a taxi company got to do with how you run your photography business?

A new business model in the US is not something I'll ignore just because it addresses the sort of photography I'd never do..
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So their own rules are ignored!
Well anyway, my phone is an android. Plenty good enough for wedding (and architectural) photos! It's 16 MP after all! What size sensor you ask? Does that matter? It's unobtrusive, which is the main thing! Please note the exclamation marks for emphasis if not good taste or grammar! I think maybe I could make this work for $15 an hour. I could clean up!
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5Ds detail at f/1.4
The Canon EF 50/1.4 is never the sharpest lens at f/1.4, but this example at 1250 ISO (1/160) gives an idea of just how much detail there is to be had in its very thin DOF.

The 100% crop has had no special sharpening - just a small amount in the RAW processing.

The big jump in resolution from my 1Ds3 is quite noticeable in that with thin depth of field, the zone of sharpness looks thinner, making focus accuracy that bit more important.  Of course the image created by the lens itself has no different characteristics, it's just the detail from the sensor.  Worth knowing, but nothing to get unduly concerned at, since the 5Ds sensor resolution is still less than a 760D (~equiv to 61MP on a full frame sensor).

From my 5Ds info page at:
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_5ds.html

I'm now off on a short holiday, so will get a chance to try it out 'for real'

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User ineptitude I suspect - I'm so used to putting 1 series bodies and lenses into my bags, I probably didn't allow for the smaller body and weight of a lens like the 11-24.
Not happened again.. :-)
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Oh, it's awake - best think what to do next :-)
The receipt of signals from Rosetta’s Philae lander on 13 June after 211 days of hibernation marked the start of intense activity. In coordination with its mission partners, ESA teams are working to juggle Rosetta’s flight plan to help with renewed lander science investigations. 
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A simple test of the 5Ds against my old 1Ds3

The picture was shot with a TS-E90mm lens at f/6.3
One shot shows the field of view and the other two, a 100% crop of an in camera JPEG.

The point is not to see how sharp things are, but to get a feel for how much more data you are getting from the 5Ds.
The final image shows both files at the same magnification i.e. how much of a crop of the 5Ds image would give the same resolution as my 1Ds3.

Remember, that these are JPEGs out of the camera, so any comparisons of quality are essentially pointless ;-)

#Canon   #5Ds  
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Now off on a short holiday, and only taking the 5Ds with me...
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Tiny cacti, grown from a mixed bag of seed last year - no idea what they are or how they will eventually look.
Some might even flower...
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I,m at home a few pots of cactus. 
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It's that time of the year when some of the cacti in our conservatory decide to flower.

These two are the first
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+HQSP Flowers curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers
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Thanks +William R Lavell
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The new Spyder 5 colorimeter from Datacolor for display calibration/profiling

With all the various kit I've got, it still gives the best calibration for my projector/laptop.
review of the Spyder 5 Elite monitor profilier and calibrator, includes projector calibration.
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Do Sparrows like cheese - well this one does, helping himself to the remnants of +Keith Cooper 's lunch.

The composition is a little odd as this little fellow made himself comfortable just 2 feet away from me. Luckily I had the camera in my hand, so just grabbed what shots I could ;0)
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I think it might be a young Chaffinch. Many birds like cheese, though they're not usually quite as bold as that little chap.
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Why the Canon 5Ds will be great for my architectural work ;-)

One quick test...
 
A simple test of the 5Ds against my old 1Ds3

The picture was shot with a TS-E90mm lens at f/6.3
One shot shows the field of view and the other two, a 100% crop of an in camera JPEG.

The point is not to see how sharp things are, but to get a feel for how much more data you are getting from the 5Ds.
The final image shows both files at the same magnification i.e. how much of a crop of the 5Ds image would give the same resolution as my 1Ds3.

Remember, that these are JPEGs out of the camera, so any comparisons of quality are essentially pointless ;-)

#Canon   #5Ds  
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Sometimes I don't want to go out with all the big lenses and gear I use for my architectural photography.

A nice smaller backpack - that's also fine for my 'assistant' +Karen Cooper ;-) :-)
Hama Daytour 180 camera bag review. Camera bag tested by Keith Cooper
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Another cactus that had no open flowers on Sunday.
It's flowering time in our conservatory :-)

This one is grown from seed. In a few days the flowers will start dripping a clear sweet nectar.

+HQSP Flowers curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers
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Some changes in our garden...
 
This picture needs a bit of a backstory - as it's not really about the picture at all.

I've lived in our house for 7 years now and when I moved in there wasn't much of a garden and the wall that ran between our garden on the gardens of the houses behind us was a cats' paradise - we called it Cat Highway 101. There was constant coming and going as the cats roamed around the gardens in our neighbourhood - all using the same wall.

We live very near to the city centre and commuters used the roads all around us as a great source of free parking.

At the beginning of last year things changed. The council put in a residents' parking scheme and traffic - and so pollution - has dropped off considerably and we - after starting work in the garden in early spring to find an unacceptable amount of cat poo! - cat-proofed our garden (along with a couple of the neighbours behind us). Cat Highway 101 is now no more than a local access road for the 2 cats, Scooby and Thelma, that live next door.

The reduction in cats and pollution has had an amazing effect - we now have birds! In the the trees and rooftops of our street instead of just pigeons and magpies, we now also have Blue Tits, Great Tits, Gold Finches, Wood Pigeons, Wagtails and Blackbirds...

...And the arrival of the Blackbirds is where this story links with the photo - because this is a photo of Charley, and Charley is a fledgling Blackbird. The male Blackbird made his presence known in the garden some 4 months ago - to be joined by his lady friend some 2 months later. About 4 weeks ago I was delighted to spot Charley - the first baby bird we've had in our garden since I moved here. At the weekend, while taking this picture, I realised that there wasn't just Charley, there was Syd too! 2 baby birds - wonderful! Syd is, I think, slightly older than Charley as he's sleeker and you can see his resemblance to an adult bird. Charley is still quite fluffy and has the wider mouth of a baby still being fed by his parents - mainly his dad.

I'm still not confident enough to start feeding the birds as the cats are still about - indeed I discovered Scooby within just 2 foot of Charley the other day - but we'll keep and eye on the situation as we want to encourage more birds into our tiny urban garden. Well - birdsong is much nicer than traffic noise :0)
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+luis fernandes   I'm informed by the garden management supervisor that this is indeed under consideration...
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My G+ Policies:

If you have circled me and want me to add you to my circles (and I don't actually know you), the best way to catch my interest is to make comments on my postings. (I have so many people adding me that I have not got time to go through everyone)
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I'm a professional commercial photographer based in Leicester in the UK. That's me in my garden, in the top left. Photo courtesy of Karen, my wife :-)

I'm here to share my experiences and learn from what others have to say

I also link to posts here from my articles and reviews. The Northlight images web site is part of my mission to help more people get more out of their photography - although it's got a lot of more technical stuff, the emphasis is always on getting better looking photos and prints as the end result.

This is where I'll also discus items from the rumour pages on the Northlight site - it's the longest running camera and printer rumour source, and although I'd rather be known for my photography, I know that tens of thousands visit the pages each week.

It's only this century I really took up photography I'm an ex geologist/electronics engineer/Human factors consultant. I've done a lot of stuff :-)

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Philae wake-up triggers intense planning
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The receipt of signals from Rosetta’s Philae lander on 13 June after 211 days of hibernation marked the start of intense activity. In coordi

Cool map of the day: the UK divided up into areas with London-sized popu...
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[click to enlarge] If you've ever thought London is a pretty big deal, here's the proof. In the above map, Redditor LB4 has carved up the UK

G+ Photo Pages Directory
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All Google+ Photography Pages ~ Sorted

Eizo ColorEdge CX240 review
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Review of the eizo coloredge cx 240 24" lcd monitor, and colornavigator software

DigiPod
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The “Digipod” is simply a digital 35mm film cartridge, that once adjusted, will fit most still SLR cameras

First Proof That Infinitely Many Prime Numbers Come in Pairs: Scientific...
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A U.S. mathematician claims a breakthrough toward solving a centuries-old problem

Handmade to measure bridal jewellery for your wedding
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SilverTree jewellery design bridal collection producing handmade to measure bridal jewellery fitting smallest bridesmaid or plus size bride.

Nikon D800 DSLR
www.northlight-images.co.uk - written by Keith Cooper

Collection of info and links about the Nikon D800 DSLR

Landscape Photography
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Landscape Photography - From Sea to Shining Sea & Mountains Too !!

Mp-e65 | Keith's Photography Stuff
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Close up macro – the Canon MP-E65 lens | Keith's Photography Stuff
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Canon and Epson rumours
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Rumours of new cameras and printers from Canon and Epson. Includes product info. after release

Bing spammed my blog?
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I seriously doubt Microsoft is comment spamming random blogs. Can anyone suggest why someone in Russia would be backlinking Bing? Moderate C