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Lenses / Re: POLL: The new 50mm will be...
« on: February 03, 2015, 03:41:58 PM »
Maybe the 50 2.5 macro... it is quite old, 1:2 without converter and very bad AF.
But I think it will be one of the others...

Software & Accessories / Re: WD My Passport Wireless - initial observations
« on: November 25, 2014, 01:25:14 PM »
I used it during my trip to Indonesia.
I did not habve any problem with PC connection, but i had a first unit wich did not work properly (did not copy all the images to the drive), but the second was working good.

It takes a long time to copy images.
If copying many pictures (more then 10 gb) it may not succeed to copy all the files, better check and running the copy a second time to complete the trasfer.
Battery is good, last long.

I would suggest to frequently transfer images, doing it every day will take less time and will copy all the images in one time. When I had to trasfer many images I often had to make transfer in 2 or  3 times.

A good product, even if I did not erase the images from my memory card, it was good to have a copy kept in another backpack.


Lenses / Re: Gear Advice foe and awesome Greece trip
« on: August 02, 2013, 02:46:25 AM »
If you have time, a visit to milos may be Worth a couple of days. It is one of the most beautifull ciclads islands, with its voulcanic origin and the beautifull colors of the rock. And if you are lucky enough you can meet the rare Milos viper (Macrovipera lebetina schweizeri) that inhabits Milos and a copule of other Island next to it.


Lighting / Re: Guess what?
« on: July 22, 2013, 02:05:39 PM »
Usually flash is faster then any shutter speed, and it is flash light that freezes the movement.

True in a studio.  Not so true for fill flash on bright summers days.
In this case the problem is not caused from movement of the sobject, but it is more likely caused by a double exposure, the first caused by flash light and the second formed by ambient light. You can solve this problem closing diafragm. If you want to keep lens open and flash light you can chose HSS or a ND filter.

Lighting / Re: Guess what?
« on: July 22, 2013, 02:41:50 AM »
Usually flash is faster then any shutter speed, and it is flash light that freezes the movement.

Lenses / Re: 50 F1.4 durabilty question
« on: July 08, 2013, 10:21:08 AM »
I drop my very old 100 macro (the first ef 100 macro the one all metal without USM). It dropped from about 1 mt but had non problems.
Then i dropped 16-35 2.8, i was taking pictures on a stage, it was near my bag and someone kicket it and let it roll on the floor and droped on the wodden floor a 1.5 m below. Had some damage on the external but kept working... then 135 f2 did not fall but had some kind of bang bicouse i had to fix its AF.
Taking my backpack, but forgetting it was open, i droped 1DII with 200 2.8... camera was fine.. i had to fix AF on the lens.
Then i droped 100 f2 from my backpack in the same way... with the same problem.
Last but not least my samyang 8mm f3.5 fish Eye droped from more then 2 m... and had a circular crack on the front glass, but it kept working witout problems on aps_c. When Used on FF you could see the circular crack on the glass.
The i droped an all plastic and very light  28-80 f3.5-4,5 from about 2m, but it had no damage at all.
Thats all... it is better  not to drop lenses.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Studio shoot, 5D MarkII or MarkIII
« on: March 24, 2013, 08:27:01 AM »
I would actually think about 6D, it's wi-fi function may be quite usefull in studio work.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Studio shoot, 5D MarkII or MarkIII
« on: March 24, 2013, 03:16:13 AM »
I would go for the mkII and buy together a specific lens, like ts-e 90 or a 100 macro .
If you don't need the lens, i would the same go with the MKII unless you need to use the camera for other application.
The AF is not going to be important, i would use live view, all the same i would use the EG-S focusing screen that lets you see better focus accuracy and that it is not avalaible for the MKIII.

I had chance to play with it last bout one year ago at Roma photo show. They did not allow me to take any picture, but it was indeed lighter than i thought. It had quite fast AF but cannot say anything about IQ or price.
It won't be for me, i'd prefer 4002.8 or 600 f4.

I have a deep interest in nature, and i really like butterflies (spider and snake as well), so Hyles it is a genus of moths belonging to the Sphingidae's family. First time I was looking for a name it was available, so i kept using it.
Attached an adult Hyles livornica while feeding, and a young caterpillar of Hyles euphorbiae.

EOS Bodies / Re: Your thoughts on M-RAW vs RAW in 1DX vs 5D3
« on: December 07, 2012, 01:58:14 PM »
I do often use mraw on my 60D when shooting wedding. Mainly to save space and time when i back up.
Before using this smaller raw file I took a sample picture with sraw+ Ljpg and printed  30x45 cm the L JPG and the smaller jpeg i got from the raw and did not notice any difference. The I started using it when i don't need the maximum resolution.

EOS Bodies / Re: New crop bodies coming!
« on: November 10, 2012, 01:13:34 AM »
So, do you think I should keep my 60D and wait, or i'm better jump to nikon?
If I'm better jumping, should I do it right now or am I better waiting for the 4900D to be out?

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Free and Inexpensive Video Editors
« on: November 05, 2012, 05:05:02 PM »
AVS VideoEditor is quite good... and give you access to a lot of usefull othere prgrammes.

Canon General / Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« on: November 02, 2012, 01:34:49 PM »
I think MAP  may even be to save other market. In Italy the difference between official price and the price you could find buying intenet (off course not Italian warranty and so on) is very step, so that it may have led to low sales of canon imported products. I have seen shop selling less canon cameras and pushing nikon because they could not compete with internet prices. A MAP policy may lead to more difficult black market product and incresing officially imported cameras.

For what concerne 5DIII price, the fact that it is so higher the the d800 may be because while d800 has new sensor but kept same AF and is less different fron d700, developing 5DIII thay had to develop new sensor, new AF, new body and new everithing. It could not be less expensive than d800.

Lenses / Re: EF-M 55mm f/1.3 Coming in 2013? [CR1]
« on: October 31, 2012, 04:18:03 PM »
"For arguments sake, that would give an approximate field of view of 90mm f/1.3. A nice portrait lens for the new system."

Just to clarify, it would be the approximate equivalent of a 90mm f/2.0 FF lens. You have to take the crop factor into account when comparing apertures as well as focal lengths.

You are right if yuo think about Dept of field, but in term of shutter speed the aperture it is still faster (must admit that with crop you have to use faster speed to avoid shake).

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