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Lenses / Re: Why I love the 200mm f2.0 prime
« on: January 20, 2015, 04:30:30 PM »
Hard to say if that is not true, or just bad PR from a marketing standpoint to say that your lens coatings are so fragile.

First time I have heard that. I must say I trust my breath a lot more than any chemicals which lens makers always advise against. But maybe I am wrong.

OK, Ken Rockwell says he breathes on his lenses before cleaning them.  So, that answers it.

Breathing on a lens will not affect the coating.
However, a lot of (mostly older) lenses can develop fungus-problems by doing that.
All water-containing fluids have that risk, and your breath even has virtualy no anti-fungus ingrediants.

But the 200 F2 is relatively well protected, so it is pretty safe.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Is this normal, or an issue? 7D mkii
« on: November 11, 2014, 03:30:01 PM »
any chance someone was breathing a bit heavy near your camera and fogged the lens a little bit? ;)
kinda looks like a mild case of condensation


It looks very much like condensation.
Just having a sweaty hand near the front of your lens can cause this...

My big wacom intuos 2 tablet software don't work with yosemite.

So I am back to mavericks...

EOS Bodies / Re: More Talk of an October Announcement of a DSLR [CR1]
« on: September 26, 2014, 12:36:37 PM »
To all the people threatening to jump from Canon to Sony/Nikon...

When you bought your Canon camera, it was obviously because you needed/wanted its performance.  It was good enough.  Now suddenly it's not good enough?  Did it deteriorate in quality?  You bought a camera because its performance was what sought, and now its performance (which is the exact same as when you bought it) is not good enough?  Y'all make me laugh.  Hah.

Have you ever bought a new TV or a new Computer?
You still have a CRT monitor, not a TFT?
You still own your first canon camera?

Do you buy a worse product because of a brand name?

"Better" is the enemy of "good enough".


You clearly do not what you are talking about, it is not about good enough, it is about progress.
My first digital camera was a DCS 3c from Kodak/Canon, it cost as much as a small truck but I am not using it anymore, but it is as good as it was then.
And it is (apart from my MF-camera's) my most expensive camera....

Canon is far behind in studio / landscape camera's, and so I bought a Nikon.
Canon does not realise that not everyone is a sport-shooter.

Lenses / Re: Tamron 150 600 woes
« on: August 02, 2014, 04:21:43 PM »
My eyes need -3 and -2.5, but when corrected, I can see pretty good.

When a lens needs AFMA it doesn't mean it is faulty.
If that was the case, I only had my MF-lenses left...even my 70-200 needs +2.

Send it in with your 60D, and AFMA your 5D after that.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Anyone own both Canon and Nikon
« on: July 23, 2014, 07:50:52 PM »
I think my previous reply to the OP was very confusing.
So try to rewrite it here:

IIn many ways the Sony A7R is not as refined as the D810 is , but it is a lot less risky and  also much cheaper to get.

And if you do shoot only landscapes or studio set up work , then there is no difference between the D810 and the A7R.

36 MP would be nice but also will increase workflow (larger files, more disk space, longer processing times, ...)

Don't worry about that, it is not true.
My first digital camera was a 1.3 megapixel one (a Canon/Kodak DCS 3C).
Now I have a 36 megapixel one, and imageprocessing is about a 1000 times faster.

The rate that computers are becoming faster, (and the harddisks are becoming bigger)  is much greater than the rate the camera's get more pixels.

Without images showing the problem, we can only speculate.

My take is it could be some sort of flash sync issue - are you using third party triggers or lighting at or near the x-sync speed?

Again, just pure speculation. Please post some images showing this issue.
When flashing, it also can be that the second-curtain synchronisation is on, when near the flash-syncspeed that will give sometimes a black band at the top, especially when triggered.

Not flashed, it is likely the shutter or mirror.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D - Weird black pictures problem
« on: July 15, 2014, 03:54:12 PM »
The only time I have seen this, is when I had a failing shutter.
One of the leafs of the last shutter curtain was loose and sometimes it came down with the first, giving only a very small amount of light to the sensor. (compairable to about 1/12000 sec I guess)

But I had also some pictures with only a dark part, and a part that was ok.
It got worse over time pretty fast, and the camera needed a new shutter.

Looks to me it is a good idea to have it repaired and take your spare camera if you have one.
(if you shoot professionaly you should always have one)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Anyone own both Canon and Nikon
« on: July 07, 2014, 09:02:22 PM »
I have both Canon 1DS3 and a Nikon D800E.
I bought a Nikon set because I am tired waiting for a decent landscape and studio camera.

And here is my few cents...

If you now have Canon and only want more resolution, buy the 17mm tiltshift, shift, and stitch the pics.
You will get realy great pictures.
It has its flaws though... clouds, water and leafs will move and make stitching difficult.

I only have a few Nikon lenses, but the 14-24 is realy a great lens.

Don't mind the extra pixels, 21mp and 36mp is NOT a big difference.
What you get with a Nikon is a lot more dynamic range, and that is very important for landscape (and studio)
Post-production of high-contrast foto's is so much better !

Hmm... Some Canon fundamentalists will be foaming at the mouth about this....

If you want the best digital landscapes, consider a mid-range camera.
The Pentax 645, EML58 mentioned, is a very good camera.

For my realy big landscapes I use my Cambo Wide and scan the negatives 3600 dpi for an almost 260 megapixel result.

Fat-32 can be used too, almost any computer will read and write it.

True. However, recent implementations of Apple's Disk Utility won't give you that option, at least for some disk types. I know it won't give you that option for large USB thumb drives...

That is very true.
It is great for small files and disks, but because it is 32 bit, it can not handle files above 4gb and no disks above 2tb, that is why exfat is the better option.

As said before, Paragon ntfs is an excelent program that let you read and write ntfs-disks on a mac.
And there is a similar program to read mac-disks on a windows computer, and that is Macdrive.

But there is nothing wrong with exfat, I am using it most of the time when transfering data between mac and windows. (and linux)
The reason windows screws up repairing the exfatdisk is the different way the rubbish-bin is inplemented.
So never let windows repair the disk, tell it to shut up and get to work, and it will do its job.

Fat-32 can be used too, almost any computer will read and write it.

Canon General / Re: ISO Poll
« on: November 04, 2013, 03:42:35 PM »
Acoording to lightroom :
93.2% iso 100
6.1% iso 200
0.5% iso 400
0.2% iso 800 and higher.

I usually shoot 3200-10000. I wish the situations I shot in were better, but it is what it is

Wow... Concerts ?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What to do with an old D60
« on: November 01, 2013, 09:37:58 PM »
I am keeping mine, it has the nicest colours of all canon camera's.

Technical Support / Re: Battery grips, BG-E2 vs E2N
« on: November 01, 2013, 09:15:27 PM »
The N-version has a rubber seal on the battery compartiment, where the old version only has a felt strip at the bottom.

But the rubber is not all around, and not very thight to the grip.
So, it helps, but not a lot.
And how waterproof the grip may be, your camera is certainly not !

Technical Support / Re: Questions about PSD to JPEG conversion for Web.
« on: November 01, 2013, 08:29:47 PM »
I agree with Neuroanatomist.

In photoshop you can make an action to do the job.
First step should be : Flatten image and discard hidden layers.
Not important for a single picture, but when processing a big batch, it saves a lot of time.

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