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Lenses / Re: Travel gear thoughts...
« on: October 20, 2014, 06:31:08 AM »
my 2p worth!

For travel i am more of a fan of small is all / light is right!

I cut down my kit to my 5D mk III and the 24-105! This is my general travel kit...  covers most of what i would shoot on holiday/vacation. I will always add the 40mm STM, as well, it is so small, it is pointless not to! ;)

If i think i need wider (city streets and landscapes), then i add the 17-40L too (small and light).

If the trip involves an event (wedding etc...), i would add the 24L and 70-200L, and take out the 24-105!

If i am going for wildlife, it is no longer a travel kit in my opinion! :)

Another consideration is how i am travelling. If i am going by car, then i am more inclined to add extra gear, but if it is flying, and lots of shifter around, then i go for smaller rather than larger! :)

In short, every trip requires different kit for me...  :P but if i want to go light, it is the 5D kit + 40mm.

All that being said, i often take things i don't use, and crave things i didn't bring! Sad truth! :)

Enjoy retirement, the re-introduction to the hobby and your travels! :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Wifi on 5D MK IV?
« on: October 09, 2014, 01:03:32 PM »
For me, I think built in wifi is not only essential, but is an inevitability.

With lightroom and photoshop available on tablet/phone devices, and the speed of connections, it seems logical to me. Take a shot, and back it up to the cloud directly?
Also, new wifi HDD means you could potentially back-up directly to that too?

Fine, it could be a battery drain, but it is not as though it needs to be on all the time.

I use my iPhone cam for snap shots to share...  i would love to do this easily with my 5D (as you can with the 6D).

I say bring it, to hell with the battery drain! :P

Software & Accessories / Re: Bag suggestions
« on: October 09, 2014, 10:39:14 AM »
Why don't you copy your post to ThinkTank for their recommendations?

Great idea! :)

EOS Bodies / Wifi on 5D MK IV?
« on: October 08, 2014, 09:57:28 AM »
I really liked the Wifi on the 6D, and was kind of shocked it did not turn up on the 7D MK II...  what do you think the chances of it appearing on the 5D MK IV?

Software & Accessories / Re: Bag suggestions
« on: October 08, 2014, 09:14:32 AM »
Thanks for all the suggestions...  i'll check them out!

Software & Accessories / Bag suggestions
« on: October 08, 2014, 03:20:56 AM »
Hi guys...  as always, New equipment comes with new bag needs.

I've just got a 500 f/4 IS II and am looking for a bag for safaris. My current bags don't really fit it at all!

My general safari kit looks like this :
5D III + Grip
500 f/4 IS II
70-200 f/2.8 IS II
24 f/1.4 II
1.4x III
2x III
100D back-up

I'm looking for a bag to hold this comfortably, but don't want a MASSIVE bag as room in the jeep can be tight.

Easy access of course!

Any ideas / suggestions?


Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 02:02:37 AM »
Came across this


Could this be the new announcement? A new sensor that will entice the 1dX/5DIII guys to hold on?

Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 02:01:31 AM »
Could it have something to do with this?


Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 06, 2014, 12:01:06 AM »
lets see tomorrow eh? I just hope the anticlimax is not soooo bad...  this is a rather tantalising proposition!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: September 24, 2014, 04:43:44 AM »
Indian Sloth bear....  FYI, not slow, shortly after this shot, it charged us! :/
Nice one Adhoc!  I've not seen this species before, very interesting!  8)

Thanks! :)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: September 23, 2014, 01:08:03 AM »
Indian Sloth bear....  FYI, not slow, shortly after this shot, it charged us! :/

Lenses / Re: The Sigma 35mm Art is Toasting Canon's?
« on: September 18, 2014, 09:16:06 AM »
If you think about it...  like any kind of review (tripadvisor springs to mind) the majority of comments are either amazing or crap, as people generally comment if it falls into one of the two categories.

If i had to choose between the two to buy (i have neither), i would try to pick up a second hand 35L, if i could not do that or get a good deal on it, then i would get the sigma...  the L lenses last and the longevity of the sigma is yet unknown. if i really needed a 35, i would get the f/2 as i would be using it for street mainly, and i think it is more discrete. :)

I guess it also depends on what else you have...  I have the 24L and 40 pancake, i find that a winning combo! :)

Lenses / Re: Would you buy a hypothetical 85mm f/1.4L portrait lens if...
« on: September 18, 2014, 09:08:22 AM »
Perhaps it is because i have never really used the 85mm (any of them), but i do not find myself using that focal length a lot (according to lightroom). So i probably would not buy a new one. :)

I love my 70-200 for portraits....

maybe i should give one a go, though i fear it might be like taking hard drugs and i'll be addicted....

From what i hear about focussing speed, it does need a wee update. I'm sure it is in the pipeline somewhere... Canon are not dumb....  money grabbing b*stards (I am originally from the UK), but not dumb!

EOS Bodies / Re: 5diii to 7dii?
« on: September 18, 2014, 09:01:37 AM »
I would stick with the 5D.... You might be able to sell it to cover the cost of the 7D alone, but not have enough for a prime (other than a 50 1.8 at best).

I'd stick, and am going to, never mind my GAS.

Also, wait for the reviews and real world tests, and maybe wait another 6 months for the price to level and for them to fix all the firmware crap that comes with a new camera! :)

EOS Bodies / LP-E6N on the 7D MK II
« on: September 18, 2014, 08:48:50 AM »
Hi all,

I read/heard somewhere (can't remember where now grrr) that the 7D MK II will also accept the 'old' LP-E6 batteries, and not just the newer higher capacity LP-E6N. Does anyone know if the reverse is true? Would the LP-E6N work on a 7/6/5D?

Also, given the likelihood of the 5D MKIV probably having the same new battery, what do you think the chances of it also accepting the older LP-E6?

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