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Owning different brands in the past and now (Sandisk, Lexar, Transcend, Sony, Samsung, Toshiba) I had issues with:
Transcend 16GB CF 600x (very slow, didnt loose images. Slow. compared to others 1/3 speed)
Sandisk 16GB CF 60MB/s (look above)
Samsung SD (the metal one) didnt work at all at delivery
Sony SD 16GB 94MB/s didnt work in the Sony RX100 (!!), h2test found errors

My 1D Mk4 has sometimes hickup at longer series with the CF card (no matter which), cannot reproduce or provoke it........

My observations thrown in.
addendum: the more expensive a card is, the more honest seem to be their speed.

In whatever combination I pack my stuff in one of my (estimated) 10 bags, mostly ThinkTank, I try to keep cameras- never without a lens BTW- and other stuff separated by soft dividers to avoid to destruct each other.
So everything has a place and is fixed there.
Avoids damage, unwanted and annoying sound when walking.

when the bag is too small- problem.
if it is too big: problem too.
10 bags: problem solved.


Reviews / Re: Camera Store Trashes New G7X
« on: October 21, 2014, 03:26:52 PM »
As it was never a question, using a Canon- System (in my case 1D4; 5D3; several LLenses) I was never tempted with a small Canon.
As someone wrote before- Canon is solid, but not the leader.

I am very happy with my (Boooh!!!) Sony RX 100 M3 as I was with the Mk I (where was Canon?), and if Fuji goes onwards with their lovely X- System I think of changing.

Look at a file from an X- Trans II file (XT1, XE2, X100s, X100t) and you can see, what a APS-C sensor is able to deliver.

Nuff said.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Lexar CF cards FAIL - Sandisk?
« on: October 19, 2014, 02:57:08 PM »
"Premium"- cards like Sandisk or Lexar seem to be a little bit more reliable then cheaper ones like Transcend.
Although: I had issues with a Transcend 16gb 600x, a Sandisk 16gb 30mb/s and a Sony 16gb 94/s SD.

The first both were only getting noticable slower; the Sony didn't work- in the Sony RX 100.

Check the card with h2tw, for example. A real bad one should be identified.

Oh- I have Lexar CF and SD- everythings fine.

Samsung Galaxy Note, v1.
Although not using it regularly: if there is enough light, the result surprised me positive.
Don't happen very often, because I always carry my RX100 with me.

Lighting / Re: Flash equipment for Portraits & Events
« on: October 12, 2014, 09:03:27 AM »
Syl Arenas book: good one.
Online: the strobist.com- starting with less then $ 100, many examples explained.
For understanding: Light, science and magic from.... dont remember, amazon or google should know.
Joe McNallys Hotshoe Diaries, Nikonista, but usable for every brand.

Good luck!!

I am sure, the 1Gx series is not bad.
But there are strong competitors with unique features out there.
The Fuji X100, s, t
The Sonys RX100, the Mk3 with an EVF
The Lumix LX 100- 4k video.

The 1 5 7 60 70 are fine as a system with their lenses, flashes etc.
But a compact.......no.

Software & Accessories / Re: Bag suggestions
« on: October 08, 2014, 08:07:37 AM »
Check out the ThinkTank Streetwalker HD, or the bags from Gura Gear.
The 500 is a piece of glass- maybe this with body on it in an extra bag?

Using the YN E3 RT with FW 1.10, Fuji X100s:
Works flawless in manual mode; change power settings I have to send by pushing the test button.

In my experience (I have both triggers- Canon and Yongnuo): no difference in reliability; every 100th shot or so a misfire.

Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 08, 2014, 07:57:34 AM »
THIS is exactly what I expected:
using big words, out came an even bigger pile of......

Wr. Neustadt, Austria, Europe

Software & Accessories / Re: Corrupt RAW Files from Mac ( used DPP )
« on: October 06, 2014, 04:52:09 AM »
I recently had problems with my files.
It was a defect HDD.
so if your friend(s) copied them there and then to the SD- maybe this was the reason.

It would be helpful (like Spokane said) to ask if they can open them on their system.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How's the RX-100 Miii? Should I?
« on: October 06, 2014, 04:47:52 AM »
Had a RX100, now the RX100 III:
If you have the money and want the best camera this size I highly recommend it.

The EVF is small but very useful at sunlight, the lens is much more useful at both ends- I always wanted a 24mm, and now, at the long end, the drop in f- stops is less dramatic.

(The Canon 1" has no viewfinder, coming a bit late. Yes, cheaper.)

Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 06, 2014, 04:42:02 AM »
Strong words.
Lets see, what follows.

Technical Support / Re: Circular Polarising Filter
« on: September 28, 2014, 07:32:05 AM »
As mentioned before: achiving top quality aerial pictures it is necessary to get every glass or plastic out of the optical way.
Maybe you find a plane with a window to open, an ultralight with open doors or a gyrocopter.

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