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Lighting / Re: How to Extend Flash Performance (Life on Site)
« on: September 19, 2014, 12:03:37 PM »
Tip from a pro - treat yourself to some Sony Eneloop rechargeable batteries.

They are seriously awesome ... They will increase performance, last longer and recycle faster.

Try them in a Canon battery pack or ebay equivalent.

I use them all the time.

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So it seems the answer is a big fat "NO" then ... Much to our disappointment.  :'(

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I bloody hope there is a high mega pixie successor announced at Photokina as I'm fed up waiting for a replacement to my 6 year old 1Ds3.  :'(

Not moved over to the dark side yet (Nikon) as too heavily invested in Canon glass.

Come on Canon ... give us what we want. We've waited long enough.

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Lighting / Re: Your experience of Metz flashes.
« on: August 28, 2014, 01:33:46 PM »
I used Metz CT4's in the 1990's but now use Canon 580EXII. It's awesome. Just buy the Canon and you won't regret it.

One other thing - use these batteries eneloop. They recharge faster and are the best. Cost more but worth every penny.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/blister-eneloop-HR-4UWXB-battery-capacity/dp/B00B49IFIK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1409247178&sr=8-2&keywords=aaa+sanyo+eneloop

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel EOS on the Way as Mentioned by Canon
« on: August 26, 2014, 05:05:08 AM »
Any more news on this high megapixel full frame camera ?

What is expected resolution in MP ?

Is it likely to be announced at Photokina 2014 ?

If so, when will it realistically be available to buy ?

I've waited years to replace my Canon 1Ds3 with a significant upgrade and almost given up hope ... we have waited long enough surely !?! And i'm heavily invested into Canon glass so no i'm not jumping ship to Nikon (yet!)  ;)

Canon, please stop keeping us in the dark ...

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Lenses / Re: 16-35 f/4 IS for infrared?
« on: May 25, 2014, 10:58:06 AM »
My gut feeling is that it will have a hotspot - much like the 16-35mm F2.8.

The older lenses seem to be better for IR as the newer ones are made to reduce IR.

But the proof of the pudding is in the testing !  :P

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Technical Support / Re: Front focusing issue with Canon 50mm f/1.4
« on: May 20, 2014, 05:08:28 PM »
The Canon 50mm f1.2 is even worse and very inconsistent ! Especially at minimum  focus distance. All lenses go nuts at this distance as they are calibrated at approx 50x the focal length - 50mm lens x 50 = 2.5m ! ;)

You need to send it to Canon ... I just had all my lenses and cameras calibrated by Canon Uk. £30 a prime lens, £60 per zoom lens - plus vat.

The 5D is not a good camera to use wide open at f1.4. Even with AFMA, the value changes with distance and light source so it's a real headache. That's why i sent all mine to Canon to be calibrated.

You also gotta ask yourself how often do you shoot wide open ? And if you can use the 5D3, then i would use it as a preference to the 5D. ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Sensor Technology Talk [CR1]
« on: May 01, 2014, 03:10:18 AM »
Canon ... please stop f*rting about and just give me a higher megapixel camera !

My 21Mp 1Ds3 is six years old, tired and itching to be replaced.

We've waited long enough ...

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Software & Accessories / Re: Fail to contact support Reikan (Focal)
« on: April 22, 2014, 02:37:12 PM »
I contacted them on 1st March and several times since but all my support tickets and emails have been ignored.

Very poor as i've purchased the software and need support.

I'm guessing he maybe has personal problems as nobody is that busy.

 :'(

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Still overpriced ...  :o

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Software & Accessories / Re: Magic Lantern for 5d3 1.2.3 released
« on: March 17, 2014, 03:48:49 AM »
Yep, don't use a card bigger than 32Gb - this is a known issue with Magic Lantern.

I had the same problem when i tried using a 64Gb CF card.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Fail to contact support Reikan (Focal)
« on: March 08, 2014, 12:56:39 PM »
I'm having trouble contacting them too - have tried the website form and the email address over the last week and not heard back.

Strange - as a week before they did answer.

Hope to hear from them soon ...

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Finding a book publisher
« on: February 20, 2014, 06:22:31 PM »
Totally agree with Mt Spokane Photography.

I've had three books published over the years and it gets tougher.

The cost of producing, designing, printing and then distributing paper books is enormous and the economic climate means many publishers are struggling and not keen on taking big risks.

Even if you do get a book out, there is very little profit to be made from hardback or paperback books. Print runs are low (less than 10k) and most end up in remainder book stalls. Remember, authors usually get 5-10% royalties on net sale price - Ie : approx 50c to $1 on a $10 book or $2 on a $20 book etc. Book clubs and discount book retailers sell books for heavily reduced cover prices so royalties are even less.

Ebooks might be a better answer, but depends upon the content. If it's factual you may sell some copies ... but if you had a coffee table type photography book in mind not many people will want that in electronic form on Kindle etc.

Self publishing is probably your best choice - somebody like Blurb make publishing small print run books a possibility. However, you won't make much money this way either ...

Sorry to appear negative, but very high quality pics are ten a penny these days and even the best known photographers struggle to get published in this tough climate.

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I'm with privatebydesign  ;)

I have had the 1Ds Mark III since it was introduced five years ago and i've been desperately waiting for its replacement.

The 1Dx was not a replacement to the 1Ds3 - it was a full frame sports camera with 18mp. Why would i downgrade mp when i need more ?! Even the 22mp 5D III was not significantly enough of an upgrade to tempt me ...

I'd like a high megapixel full frame camera with higher DR and a sensor crop mode for tele-sports images. I can't see why Canon didn't introduce this as the technology has been there for some time now.

I do hope that Canon will introduce a high 40+ mp Eos 1 series body that will make replacing my old 1Ds3 worthwhile. I feel we've waited and waited and waited and waited for this upgrade and Canon has just kept us pros dangling and waiting .... Six years ago Canon were market leaders - that was why i switched from Nikon ... and i'm so tired of waiting !  :(

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Software & Accessories / Re: Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« on: November 23, 2013, 03:26:30 PM »
So what happens next year when Canon release the rumoured high megapixel camera ?

Will CS6 Camera Raw support the new raw files or will we have to upgrade to CC ?

I've not bought a new camera in the last three years so unsure how this affects me ...

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