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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 6D no PC Port
« on: January 25, 2015, 05:56:23 PM »
Glad to help!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 6D no PC Port
« on: January 24, 2015, 11:24:26 PM »
If you need a PC port for triggering, with the 6D a hotshoe adapter is your only option.  Check flashzebra.com.

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Lenses / Re: POLL: Which of these UWA options would you buy?
« on: January 24, 2015, 07:07:23 PM »
Given that many people with FF cameras have a 24-xx L-series zoom...

In my case, I had the 16-35/2.8 II and swapped it for the TS-E 17mm as my ultra wide lens...

Neuro, do you use your TS-E exclusively on a tripod, or do you often find yourself shooting handheld?

Almost always on a tripod, though I have shot handheld a few times with the TS-E 24 (using shift, not tilt).

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Lenses / Re: POLL: Which of these UWA options would you buy?
« on: January 24, 2015, 05:56:01 PM »
I don't think 99% of people will use 11mm effectively. 

The ability to use a lens 'effectively' is not a prerequisite for desiring (or purchasing) that lens.  Also, 'effectively' is a judgement call...and in my judgement many people also utterly fail to use a fisheye lens effectively.  IMO, a (rectilinear) UWA shot often needs a close subject for a focal point...but for many, the objective is simply to 'get it all in' and if 16mm isn't wide enough, wider is better.  Most people with that objective would likely not choose to 'get it all' but have it all warped with a fisheye lens.

Given that many people with FF cameras have a 24-xx L-series zoom, perhaps the combination of the 8-15 fisheye with an 11-24/4 would offer the best creative potential. 

In my case, I had the 16-35/2.8 II and swapped it for the TS-E 17mm as my ultrawide lens (well, actually I also have the Rokinon 14/2.8 used mainly for astro).  I'd love an even wider TS lens.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 24, 2015, 05:40:48 PM »
Why wait until March and not CP+??  At this point, a month shouldn't make a difference.

A month means greater ROI on the existing model.

Or possibly this; (cut from Wikipedia)

"The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a professional full-frame digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera made by Canon. It has a 22.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor. Succeeding the EOS 5D Mark II, it was announced on 2 March 2012,[2] the 25th anniversary of the announcement of the first camera in the EOS line, the EOS 650. It was also Canon's 75th anniversary."

What better way to mark the 28th and 78th anniversary than by releasing another new body with a sensor that out specs the competition.

Yeah, anniversaries are nice and all...but shareholders prefer ¥.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 24, 2015, 05:27:21 PM »
Why wait until March and not CP+??  At this point, a month shouldn't make a difference.

A month means greater ROI on the existing model.

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Lenses / Re: New built-in TC lens
« on: January 24, 2015, 05:25:43 PM »
It'd be great in a 500/4 or 600/4.  It's not new, some FD supertele lenses had them.

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Lenses / Re: POLL: Which of these UWA options would you buy?
« on: January 24, 2015, 05:19:08 PM »
It just seems there are more creative opportunities and more options in capturing a shot with the 8-15 + 16-35 versus just the 11-24 alone.  Yes, the latter might be more exciting as it is new and amazingly wide for rectilinear, but I do not think for 99.9% of people it would make more sense than the 8-15+16-35. 

A fisheye lens is...well, a fisheye lens.  It's a 'look'.  It can have it's creative uses, but I think you're way off base to suggest that only 0.1% of people wanting to go wider than 16mm would be better served by a fisheye lens than a rectilinear lens.  Yes, it's possible to defish, but the IQ hit there is much greater than correcting barrel distortion. 

Honestly, I think for most people the main advantage to a 8-15 fisheye + 16-35/4 combo over the rumored 11-24/4 is that the two-lens combo is cheaper.  Secondarily, the 16-35's longer end means it can be a walkaround lens for some, but your claim that the combo covers 8-35mm is rather specious, as fisheye isn't the same as rectilinear.

I suspect for most wanting wider than 16mm, an 11-24mm zoom would be better than an ultrawide fisheye.

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Lenses / Re: POLL: Which of these UWA options would you buy?
« on: January 24, 2015, 12:45:57 PM »
TS-E 11mm f/5.6L

 ;D

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Software & Accessories / Re: Camera Bag
« on: January 24, 2015, 09:19:38 AM »
Bags are like shoes and bike saddles, very hard to find the perfect one and it's usually a lifelong journey(Meanwhile you end up with a grundle of them)

There is no one perfect bag, unless you take almost exactly the same gear every time you go out.  I have Toploaders for 1-2 lenses (3 different sizes for different lenses), two backpacks for 3-4 lenses (one for just the photo gear, one that holds a laptop and personal items), a backpack for 5-6 lenses, and any of those can fit in a carry-on size hard case for travel.  I also have a backpack for just one lens...a 600/4. 

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: The Pros or The Enthusiasts?
« on: January 23, 2015, 07:49:29 PM »
I'm a professional...just not in the field of photography.   ;)

I agree generally with Hogan's article, though.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Help with upgrade from T3i?
« on: January 23, 2015, 03:11:41 PM »
If you shoot JPG, the 7DII will provide some improvement over the T3i; if you shoot RAW you'll see oy marginal improvement. 

IMO, if you're shooting at ISO 3200 or higher, FF is the way to go.

Neuro - as someone who shoots JPGs, how much improvement are you talking about over a t3i? More than a 1-stop?

Based on online samples, about a stop at higher ISO.

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I use the '5-in-1' reflectors for that, with the cover off they're translucent diffusers.  I have 22" and 42" sized, they fold to 1/3 of that.   I often use one to diffuse and the other to reflect in for some side lighting.

The Wimberley Plamp is a useful holder.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Help with upgrade from T3i?
« on: January 23, 2015, 07:29:41 AM »
If you shoot JPG, the 7DII will provide some improvement over the T3i; if you shoot RAW you'll see oy marginal improvement. 

IMO, if you're shooting at ISO 3200 or higher, FF is the way to go.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: January 22, 2015, 11:10:10 AM »
I need to know what sensor I should be using to take pictures of the cat to post on facebook...

Phase One IQ280.  Duh!

 ;D

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