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Canon General / Re: When a Woman is Fed Up...
« on: Today at 02:23:28 AM »
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Time to start referring to her as an ex-wife.

hahahah

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Lenses / Re: Going native at 400mm
« on: July 25, 2014, 02:55:33 AM »
I've heard rumours that the 400mm f/5.6L IS is on the near horizon...  one of my contacts in canon even suggested September...  I guess it isn't long to wait to find out.

Also the 100-400 II is apparently round the corner...  I'd wait for photokina then make a choice! :)

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Software & Accessories / Eye-fi Mobi
« on: June 28, 2014, 08:39:41 AM »
Hey im interested in this card for my wife but have a (probably stupid) question.

Is it possible to take pictures on the card, like a normal SD card, but then later (not live) transfer just a select 1 or 2 to my iphone?  Basically, she wants to be able to send selected images via her phone. She does not care about the live connection.

This is probably a stupid question, but i don't know anyone who has used this card so have no one else to ask. Anyone here using it? Is it worth it?

Thanks,

John

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 27, 2014, 06:22:42 AM »
I was hoping for more to push Canon to up it's game to stay ahead of the game!

It does not tempt me over to the dark side anyway!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D mark 2 crop vs full frame
« on: June 27, 2014, 12:53:42 AM »
A high-end 7D mkII with better IQ and ISO performance will be aimed to replace the 1d MK IV imho. A pro APS-C has a place, especially for wildlife and sports. The only caveat is the performance, it needs to get close to the 1D MK IV to stand a chance. Otherwise it will just re-fill it's current position, which is not a negative! :)

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I will be good to buy a 5D MK IV around the start of 2016, so this time line is good for me...  it comes out, I buy it once the price settles, issues are resolved and reviews are out! :)

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Canon General / Re: Is Australia Canon's favorite?
« on: June 19, 2014, 08:46:31 AM »
Somewhere always has to be first, why not Oz? Sorry USA...  you can't always be first!  ::)

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I shoot at quite a lot of major international sporting events, though I am not in Brazil for the world cup, and if Canon did offer me the use of a 7D Mark II at such an event I would probably say no, as I would need my 1D X.

I've often wondered about that...  I never understood why someone would trial a prototype camera at an important event.

Saying that, I am scanning the photographers for lenses and cameras!  Force of habit now! :) Not seen anything too surprising...

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Canon General / Re: Let's confess our disgusting perversions
« on: May 24, 2014, 12:29:00 PM »
I have discovered old MF lenses and am loving them!

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Lenses / Re: Helios 44-2
« on: May 22, 2014, 06:09:59 AM »
I like that! I'll check it out!

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Lenses / Re: Helios 44-2
« on: May 20, 2014, 05:07:48 PM »
I just picked up a Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 from 1974...  and boy, it is fantastic...  best 15 gbp I've ever spent!!!!

Nice photos!  Since you like that sort of thing, if you haven't already you might also want to try some other similar lenses, such as the Jupiter 9 - 85mm f2 and rather soft and dreamy wide open (at least mine is), creating wonderful blurred images and, thanks to its 15 blade aperture, out-of-focus highlights remain more-or-less perfectly round as you stop it down. (There's another Russian lens, Tair 11-A, that has 20!)

Thanks...  i'm checking out those lenses too!  ;)

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Lenses / Re: Helios 44-2
« on: May 20, 2014, 04:41:49 PM »
Please check on the link below for compatibility.  Some copies of 44-2 will hit the mirror of 5D3. Mine is an example.


I actually think that this might have something to do with the adapters too....  Mine has no issue and I tried all focal lengths (whilst preying silently to the gods of light). Well done on the fix-it job.

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Lenses / Re: Helios 44-2
« on: May 20, 2014, 12:31:08 PM »
Hey, yep with a 5D mk iii and no problems with the mirror, even at infinity! Get one, and enjoy! :)

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Lenses / Helios 44-2
« on: May 20, 2014, 07:12:55 AM »
I just picked up a Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 from 1974...  and boy, it is fantastic...  best 15 gbp I've ever spent!!!!




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Great thread...  did not know about this lens. Just picked one up for 12 pounds....  Just waiting for the adapter ring and I'll see how i do with it!

Do you know of any other great M42 lenses that would be good on a 5D mKIII?

Just depends on what you're looking for.

For me, getting M42 lenses was more about getting character lenses than finding affordable alternatives as I have all my FLs covered with current lenses.

If you are in the same boat, take a look at the Helios 40-2 (85/1.5) as well. It has the most pronounced swirling bokeh/unique look I have seen yet from any of my M42 lenses. There is also the Zenit 50/1.7 with the square bokeh (optical formula believed to be copied from Leica) which is my second favorite.

As far as the Helios 44 models, I have the 44-2, 44m-4, 44m-7, and the 77m-4. While the latter two are newer, the swirly bokeh is definitely still present and the resolution is noticeably higher. All four have been used with both a 5D3 and 6D without issue.

The multi-coated Takumars are also very nice. Although I don't find that they offer anything unique over my modern lenses which is why they get mounted the least.

Thanks...  some great info there!  I have most covered with my EF lenses, but i find the character of these old lenses are great! :)

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