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My zenfolio site:

www.rcb4344.zenfolio.com

Richard

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Lenses / Re: Which Normal to Wide Angle Focal Length Matches Your Vision?
« on: October 14, 2013, 11:16:06 AM »
I use a Canon 24-70L as my standard lens, but in truth my natural eye tends towards 70mm rather than wider. Only rarely do I use my 16-35.

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Does this mean that Canon will introduce it, or is it going to remain a third party software trick?

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I simply place my tripod and monopod into the centre of my clothing when packing my case, the idea is to cushion any impact the case takes. That's the complete items, ballheads and all.

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EOS Bodies / Re: An Update on the 75+mp Camera in the Wild
« on: July 26, 2013, 09:55:43 AM »
I love the image accompanying the headline of this rumour, the IDs is not dead!

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Software & Accessories / Re: Current Monitor Color Checkers
« on: July 01, 2013, 01:20:59 PM »
I use a Gretamacbeth Eye-one display 2 and its been fine. But I have no idea what type of monitor I've got, its a SyncMaster and all it tells me under properties is that its a generic PnP monitor.


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I'm happy to chat, about anything! So chat about gear does not bother me one jot.

Why would it? I don't feel defensive about my own choices even if they are not others first choice.

Eg: I tend to shoot longer focal lengths than others, because I think in those terms. Others might want extreme wide angle lenses, but I see no reason to be defensive about it. I don't attack them and receive the same courtesy from them. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Big Megapixel Discussion
« on: June 11, 2013, 02:43:52 PM »
Its great news, and about time Canon woke up to the advances being made by Sony and Nikon. I hope its the long awaited replacement for the 1Ds3, a high MP camera with award winning DR and noise control in a 1Ds style body.

That's why I've stuck with my 5d2, in the hope that Canon would eventually come to their senses and realise that we don't all want video cameras, some of us have other requirements.

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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« on: May 01, 2013, 03:30:43 AM »


Just another opinion. I love the 100-400 push/pull :)
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Me too.

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Lenses / Re: Canon L Glass costs over $1200 / pound
« on: April 25, 2013, 09:35:27 AM »
One salesman at a unnamed company where I worked back in the 1970's was said to have picked a price based on the number of a railroad train car going by his window after the customer asked for a better price.  He made the sale, and it was big bucks ;)

I knew an electrical engineer who priced the electrical installation in new schools by the number of toilets shown on the plans. It was a nightmare working out the schedule of rates for extras when his jobs were accepted. It did seem to work, weird as it sounds.

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My 16-35 is my least used lens by some margin. It me entirely - I've discovered I simply look at the world in terms of telephoto lenses, not wide angle.

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EOS Bodies / Re: diy ideas on how to protect camera from rain?
« on: April 07, 2013, 06:55:50 AM »
Years ago I spent a very wet weekend shooting MotoGP and simply used a large clear plastic bag, taped the lens hood to it so that the front of the  lens was exposed and my hands and the camera where protected. It worked extremely well, better than I ever imagined it would.

And trust me, it was bucketing down, as it can only in a typical UK Summer!

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  In fact, Nikon needs to "get in the game."  The D800/E did absolutely nothing for them on a large scale while the 5D Mark III did a ton for Canon on a large scale.

I'm constantly reading that Canon are beating Nikon but I don't see any evidence. I know I read that Nikon took 40% of the whole dSLR market in the UK last year, which is pretty good!

Also don't forget that those of us with money invested in Canon lenses are less likely to switch to Nikon and that no doubt includes those of us with higher end bodies.

No, its Canon that need to stir themselves, Sony and Nikon have made Canon look stupid. If not stupid then maybe just fast asleep?

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Its about time Canon responded to the Nikon D800 and D800E. This fixation with high ISO, low DR, and high noise needs to stop. We need a quality camera to bring back the 1Ds range, a camera that is best in class.

For whatever reason Canon have been asleep at the wheel for a while now and its time they woke up. I have no wish for ISO extremes, nor do I shoot video at all, but I do shoot landscapes, so want a camera that has a minimum of noise and world beating DR. Maybe removal of the anti-aliassing filter?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: mirror lock up
« on: March 18, 2013, 04:12:53 PM »
I found that the tripod weight was more important than mirror lockup. I have a pair of tripods.... the old heavy one moves a lot less than the new lightweight one.... but hang a weight off of the lightweight tripod and it gets very steady. I have a eyelet in the bottom of the central collumn that I attach to the camera bag with a length of light rope.... makes the setup much more stable.


surely if it was a bit windy your bag would be swaying all over the place?   my tripods pretty sturdy and there was no hint of wind in my room or shake on my floor!

The "trick" is to have the bag just touching the ground, or hung using a bungy cord. That way the tripod is pulled down to steady it and the bag cannot sway about.

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