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Canon General / Re: What Canon stuff did you get for Christmas
« on: December 25, 2014, 01:28:29 PM »
Not quite for Christmas but over the last two months, I got the 70-200 f/4.0 IS, Canon 7D markii and the BG-E16 battery grip

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Lenses / Re: Lens 'resolving power' vs sensors.
« on: December 25, 2014, 07:22:53 AM »
Aaaaaaah! New Terminology for everybody to have considerable knowledge about.

Never seen these terms used until that interview was posted

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: December 24, 2014, 06:35:03 AM »
So the term used here is "6D Mark II To Move Upmarket"...I'm hoping for a bit more to be honest.

I want to be competitive in respect of the Nikon offering in the same segment and I want to it have a feature set that makes to worth every cent one will spend on it.

I want Canon to stop crippling their cameras as to protect their flagship models. If you want to protect your flagship models Canon, make their performance absolute.

I've decided not to buy the 6D as I'm hoping that 2015 is a year where Canon outdoes themselves and I'm hoping that this time next year, a 6D mkii is released and blows us all away

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EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Most wanted new features for 5D Mark IV
« on: December 21, 2014, 01:01:11 PM »
How about "Elimination of horizontal/vertical noise banding"?

+100
+100000000000000 Very good suggestion!
A million times yes!!!

Judging by what the 7D2 is doing, this may be very, very likely

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Lenses / Re: Canon 100mm L Macro
« on: December 21, 2014, 10:47:04 AM »
CR friends - I got rid off my beloved 100mm macro lens(non l) due to fungus problems. Adorama accepted the lens and offered me a small price (not worth talking about). I told them about the fungus before sending it in. Unsurprisingly their test showed more than what I thought. Anyway I felt better even though I did not get much for it.

Now the question. I ordered the L version mainly because I did not want to take a chance again with the non L again. I will take possible precautions against future fungus problems (thanks to you folks for the advice ). Is the L lens worth the extra money? I feel the pain of shedding the extra $$$( bad news is my old lens did not help cover much, I missed the refurb deal by a few seconds. The good news is I got a 10% discount from best buy and there is $50 MIR). I read a lot of reviews and blogs and everyone have only good things to say about the lens. The only other fast lens I own is the 50mm 1.4 (canon). I like the lens except the slow af.  So could this be a good multi purpose lens (for portrait and a little bit of action photography). My non L AF was slow? Is this one better?

I have owned both and this is my opinion.

Yes, the L is better. The weather sealing is a big plus to me as insects etc can often be found in rather humid conditions so that's a plus right there.
There's 9 diaphragm blades which gives more attractive bokeh.

Let's chat about the IS. Many say it's useless for close up macro but I disagree and strongly so. I picked up a tip on this forum from Neuro I believe. The IS has an "initiation kick" to it, which means that you need to give yourself about 0.5sec before pressing the shutter.

Here's another unqualified opinion: I think it handles reds and greens better.

Sharpness on a macro lens of ANY brand is amazing! I've seen Tamrons and Sigmas deliver incredibly sharp images, not to mention the EF-S 60mm. I consider sharpness on a macro lens a moot point.

Let's be honest, had the 100mm & 100mm L been the exact same price, we know which model most would take. There is a very relevant arguement though, is the L twice as good to justify twice the price?

I reckon each should decide that for themselves.

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Macro / Re: Sabaki's Favourite Macro From 2014
« on: December 21, 2014, 10:37:35 AM »
Beautiful series. Nice work.

Appreciated Click. Thinking of adding a MP-E65 to my kit but that may mean needing to get a twin light flash too

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Macro / Re: Sabaki's Favourite Macro From 2014
« on: December 21, 2014, 10:35:52 AM »
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Macro / Re: Sabaki's Favourite Macro From 2014
« on: December 21, 2014, 10:30:33 AM »
Batch 4

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Macro / Re: Sabaki's Favourite Macro From 2014
« on: December 21, 2014, 10:27:00 AM »
Batch 4

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Macro / Re: Sabaki's Favourite Macro From 2014
« on: December 21, 2014, 10:18:47 AM »
Batch 3

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Macro / Re: Sabaki's Favourite Macro From 2014
« on: December 21, 2014, 09:57:18 AM »
Batch 2

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Macro / Sabaki's Favourite Macro From 2014
« on: December 21, 2014, 09:49:41 AM »
Macro is my favourite genre and although I'm still learning, I did enjoy a few of my photos taken this year

The majority were shot on my Canon 500D and a few with my new Canon 7D mark ii. I generally use the Canon MR-14EX ringflash and depending on the creature's size, may attach a few extension tubes.

If anybody has advise on diffusing the MR-14EX, I would be most grateful!

Here goes


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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: December 21, 2014, 09:07:40 AM »
  Purple Heron (Ardea Purpurea) - Western Cape, South Africa                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Most wanted new features for 5D Mark IV
« on: December 21, 2014, 06:34:52 AM »
There's one clear cut want for me: dynamic range at least equal to what the Sony sensors deliver.

I would also like the best ever noise performance seen at ISO 100.

That's it. I'd be happy with that.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / FotoBuzz 7D Mark II Update
« on: December 12, 2014, 01:33:02 PM »
Andy Rouse has updated his review on the 7D Mark II.

Some great new pics!

http://www.foto-buzz.com/index.php?script=page&id=77&type=fotoskool

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