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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Why Photography
« on: September 25, 2014, 04:24:05 PM »
The way I see it our lives and history are just memories. Having those in the shape of an image lets me remember it more easily. That and that it something creative which is nice given my utter lack of being able to draw

Technical Support / Re: Lens hood no longer sung
« on: September 25, 2014, 10:26:22 AM »
The way it is constructed it does go lose with time. My canon 70-200 2.8 IS also was very lose by the time I bought it and I ended up getting a new hood for it straight away as the old one wouldn't stay on. In that case I think it is because the lens is metal instead of plastic.

My experience with even the high end small solar panels is that isn't worth it unless you go for something the size of a goal zero sherpa 100. The smaller solar panels charge so little that they are great for charging things like ipods but that is about it. If you get something like a solar monkey it can charge a smartphone but not much more, especially now that the batteries are getting bigger with higher capacity. Even at more than 4000m altitude in extremely bright sunshine the power output wasn't great.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC Gets First Test
« on: September 22, 2014, 12:02:00 PM »
Very interesting, it sounds like the perfect travel lens to be honest. It looks sharp enough and that makes for some crazy hand holding shutter speeds.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Which Canon L Lens for 7D Mark II?
« on: September 21, 2014, 02:08:22 AM »
Your question is difficult to answer as I can't see why a wedding photographer would want to pick up a 7DII. If you are trying to make it as a pro you will need a body with good low light capabilities matched with good glass. A 6D will be a far better choice, better yet two of them even if this means combining them with the 24-70 2.8 I and 70-200 2.8 IS I. You are going to need high iso far more than the very sharpest photos imaginable and besides, a 24-70 I is probably sharper on FF than a 24-70 II on crop in real world shooting.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D2 and EF 24 - 105 F4 L IS USM
« on: September 21, 2014, 02:02:13 AM »
I've used a 24-105 on a crop body for a while and works pretty well. As long as you don't need wide angle it is good. Now if you only have a crop body it is not the lens I'd go for, it is far less suited for the smaller sensors than the bigger. Think of it as the volvo of the lens world, reliable, well built but not very exciting. If you have the lens already by all means use it but if it is only for crop consider selling it and picking up a 17-55 2.8 used for no money difference unless you really need the extra 50mm at the long end but even then you'd be better off with a 70-200.

Besides, Zeiss seems little more than a licensed name, these days. 

Actually the last time I saw a lens with Schneider Kreuznach on it was on my dad's Samsung P&S. Zeiss are certainly making the most of their brand name for various lenses from mobiles and upwards. One of the SK tilt shift macros would have been lovely to have but the price is somewhat prohibitive

EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 18, 2014, 08:09:56 AM »

How many will they sell?


Canon has always catered for the professionals at that end of the market, not the enthusiasts on a forum. The previous 1D cameras have sold for the same money, in fact more when you take inflation in to account. A higher end product will carry a better margin per unit sold. The sensor will cost roughly the same, the extra 1D internals not very much and the bigger body a bit more to make. The professionals who buy one or two cameras for $8k a pop have different expectations than the average consumer does and canon seems to be doing a better job segmenting the market than nikon.

Lenses / Re: EF11-24mm F4L listed on a Japanese site
« on: September 17, 2014, 06:56:34 AM »
I just wish its real

Canon lacks that mm range
11mm 12mm 13mm nope

Just EF 14mm, 15mm fisheye and 16-35mm

Canon have lenses that cover those focal lengths, mind you in vignetted fisheye but still  :)

Lenses / Re: Is This a Canon EF 11-24 f/4L?
« on: September 17, 2014, 06:50:56 AM »
I love the focus scale that goes 0.5, 1, infinity. The body looks a bit like the 8-15mm but who knows. Maybe it is real, let's hope so.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark IV announcement on March 2015 or later
« on: September 16, 2014, 06:54:52 AM »
I don't understand why everyone is so hung up on 4k. That is not where canon's problem lies, it lies in the quality of the 1080 output right now. The codec and bitrates are lacking, that is why black magic are selling so many cameras. 4K is surely secondary to sorting out the big issues but obviously welcome

Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: September 15, 2014, 06:40:41 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if they phase out the 24-105 to push the more expensive 24-70. This would make an ideal kit lens for lots of photographers, especially if they get round to releasing a FF rebel camera.

My last film SLR before DSLR was a eos 300v. That thing weighs less with the kit lens than my 24-105 does by itself. It is great for portability and if FF can become more affordable economies of scale will make it cheaper for everyone.

Lighting / Re: Yonguo YN560-TX Transmitter Released
« on: September 14, 2014, 04:10:29 PM »
I have one, it does what it says on the tin but not more. The controls are a bit faffy when switching groups and power and the lack of AF assist seems silly. For the money though I don't think it can be beat but anything other than the godox system.

One thing it does really nicely is letting me use a rf-603 as a remote shutter and the 560-tx is the one that fires the flashes.

I'm a bit disappointed I can't add my rf-603 to groups and turn them off as I chose, they are always on. If you have a couple of YN-560III it makes a lot of sense to pick one of these up. If you are using rf-603s I wouldn't.

Looks like nikon raided the parts bin to try and come up with a direct 5DIII competitor. It doesn't seem that they actually tried to make it any better, just cheaper. I wonder if it'll work for them.

I'm a bit over 20k, nearer 30 probably. Much of this comes from going to some events where I come home with 1500 photos. Shooting any kind of action 10 fps helps immensely to get the best possible shot but it does mean lots of sifting when you get home

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