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Canon General / Re: $10,000
« on: April 22, 2014, 05:57:41 AM »
Hmm, from scratch you say?

5D mk III - 3500
24-70 mk II - 2300
70-200 IS mk II - 2500

and maybeee Sony RX1 or some fast prime probably sigma 35mm or sigma 50mm

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lots of CF or Tablet+OTA cable?
« on: April 21, 2014, 12:17:47 PM »
Hello CF!
I have two options for a travel:

1) buy a lot of CF;
2) use my tablet+OTA cable to connect and oownload in it the pictures from my two 4gb CF.

Wich solution do you think will be more flexible and reliable?
Thanks a lot!!

1) as already mentioned, it's faster just to switch cards than to copy them to tablet
2) you have to take tablet everywhere - just in case there are some nice shot opportunities
3) tablet takes much more space than  3-4x 32GB CF cards
4) you can swap cards in worse conditions than to copy files to tablet
5) you have to keep tablet charged
6) if tablet malfunctions, then you will lost all the photos you copied there

I am not against tablet, but I think it's use is mainly to check your work on bigger screen, and maybe to upload files to cloud when needed.

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Black & White / Re: Backyard Flowers In Black And White 18
« on: April 17, 2014, 03:47:32 AM »
not exactly from backyard (we don't have any), but only few minutes from my home  :)

shining bright on 500px

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Back Button Focussing and AF Points
« on: April 16, 2014, 12:01:26 PM »
I think its usefulness depends on your general subject matter, if you regularly shoot sports, BIF and other dynamic subjects it makes much more sense and once you are used to a way of doing it it makes sense to just use that approach for everything.

That makes sense.  Most of what I shoot is pretty dynamic (birds, kids, etc.), and when I'm shooting static subjects, I'm often on a tripod and using Live View anyway.
+1 though I use BBF so much for wildlife that it feels alien to me to press the shutter to focus now, even for static subjects.  There is one huge danger to using BBF.  If you hand someone your camera the shots will be out of focus.  I have lots of blurry photos of me & my wife to prove it! 

I have one custom mode registered that doesn't use BBF, in AI servo mode, zone focussing and switch to it when I want someone to take a photo of me  ;)
Yep, that's what I did, too :)
Oh and I should mention I use it primarily for handheld closeups/macro  ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Back Button Focussing and AF Points
« on: April 16, 2014, 11:39:31 AM »
I think its usefulness depends on your general subject matter, if you regularly shoot sports, BIF and other dynamic subjects it makes much more sense and once you are used to a way of doing it it makes sense to just use that approach for everything.

That makes sense.  Most of what I shoot is pretty dynamic (birds, kids, etc.), and when I'm shooting static subjects, I'm often on a tripod and using Live View anyway.
+1 though I use BBF so much for wildlife that it feels alien to me to press the shutter to focus now, even for static subjects.  There is one huge danger to using BBF.  If you hand someone your camera the shots will be out of focus.  I have lots of blurry photos of me & my wife to prove it! 

I have one custom mode registered that doesn't use BBF, in AI servo mode, zone focussing and switch to it when I want someone to take a photo of me  ;)

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Lenses / Re: Help with choosing a wide angle lens
« on: April 10, 2014, 12:24:51 PM »
What about Zeiss glass?
15/18/21mm

Of course, no AF...

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Lenses / Re: New 50mm Sigma ? There are other options !
« on: April 10, 2014, 08:41:47 AM »
I have since packed up my 24-70 and replaced it with this 35 the 24mm 2.8IS and the 85mm and what a difference, after only a few weddings not carrying the massive 24-70 around it has taken no time at all to adjust and the 35mm spends a lot of time on the camera with the 85 on a second body and the 24 in bag for wider needs.
Which 24-70 are you referring to? The original one f/2.8L, or f/2.8L II, or f/4L?

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very interesting results  :o

I already knew 24-70mkII is excellent lens, but I'm very excited about results on A7R. One think I'd like to ask is AF performance. You already mentioned AF is slow, but both pictures look spot on. Were there no trouble with missed focus? Especially handheld?

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: March 30, 2014, 05:33:13 PM »
just a daisy
f/5.6 ISO800 1/400s

Bellis perennis

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Landscape / Mountains and city
« on: March 25, 2014, 08:40:22 AM »
Hi guys,
I'd like to share links to four galleries of photos submitted for festival 'Hory a Mesto' (in translation Mountains and city) organized in Bratislava, Slovakia, devoted to all outdoor enthusiasts. Today I was browsing in these galleries and realized there are lots of great photos nobody (or almost nobody) voted for.

That's why I'm asking you guys, if you have time, feel free to view some nice images and also to vote. I think it would be nice and more objective for competition if you - photographers share your opinions and votes. Right now it seems only everyones FB friends voted.

There are four galleries

I'm sorry, it seem that whole page is only in slovak, but I think you can still enjoy photos and use star rating  ;)

Disclaimer: I hope I'm not breaching some forums rules, if yes, please remove this post. I'm not organizing the event and I have completely no connection to it except of interest in photography. To be fair, I submitted two photos for this competition.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Spring Moths - Post yours
« on: March 24, 2014, 09:27:42 AM »
indeed, very nice detail  :)

what f number did you use? It looks like the DoF is quite big for that distance. Or is it focus stacking?  :o

the exif data should be on the images.  The full moth is at f5.6, and the close up is a cropped image at f8. No focus stacking.
thanks, I did not check exif  ::)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Setting up a camera for humming birds?
« on: March 24, 2014, 07:15:11 AM »
I just looked at your signature, your camera probably doesn't have all the settings, but in general
  • high ISO setting - if you want to freeze action
  • Tv mode
  • AI Servo mode - for continous tracking
  • fast SD card - for high speed write in "burst mode" shooting[\li]
If you want to add some equipment then some longer ultrasonic focusing lens (faster focussing) and maybe some external flash won't hurt  ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Setting up a camera for humming birds?
« on: March 24, 2014, 07:06:03 AM »
I see a lot of awesome photos of hummingbirds and I'm wondering how the members here set their cameras up to take those shots.

We have hummingbird feeders here and I would like to take some shots of my own for my wife. Suggestions?

well, maybe this can help, it's tutorial for 5D mk III written by cervantes (forum member)
forum discussion
direct tutorial link
 ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Spring Moths - Post yours
« on: March 24, 2014, 05:10:07 AM »
indeed, very nice detail  :)

what f number did you use? It looks like the DoF is quite big for that distance. Or is it focus stacking?  :o

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very interesting, especially
snapsort
from now on I know where I'll guide my gear recommodation hungry friends  :)


Lots of errors in the specs at Snapsort, and be aware that one of the factors contributing to their 'score' is Popularity (which, as we all know, is a major factor in a camera's performance).   :o

oh, thank you for info, didn't know about that  :o

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