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Macro / Playing with kenko extension tubes
« on: February 23, 2015, 03:37:46 PM »
Had some fun this weekend, tried the kenko tubes. Tried with different settings, different amount of tubes etc.

This one 70-200 and 48mm (or 56mm, can't remember this shot) tubes, handheld :p

Do most people use real macro lenses, or are the tubes good enough?

EOS Bodies / 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: December 31, 2014, 04:33:38 PM »

I've been intentionally paying way too much tax withholding through the year. Come February, I should get decent amount money back. So the big question is, should I get 1DX for ~$5k, or wait for 1DX2 for (maybe) $7k around late-summer (or early winter) (just guessing, no knowledge on price or release date).

I've been trying to read the speculations on the 1DX2 features, but nothing solid there. Will it have enough improvements to make it worth the extra money and wait?

Current 5D3 does great, so no immediate need to upgrade. There's big sports tournament in May, but I've already given hope of having 1DX2 by then.

Landscape / Milky Way
« on: August 07, 2013, 03:39:41 PM »
Went out last night to shoot Milky Way. I had my friend's 24/1.4 with me. It was late and I was tired so I forgot to try also with my Sigma 14/2.8. But the pics with 24/1.4 came out quite nice. Even I drove to North-WA trying to get away from light pollution, still there's quite strong light on the bottom.


Canon General / How ready is your camera gear usually?
« on: June 24, 2013, 01:42:05 AM »

One day I got thinking, I was quite busy elsewhere so when I got back home I had to pretty much just grab my bag and go, hoping all I needed was in the bag. Most of time my gear is <5 minute ready, meaning I have both camera and flash batteries either close to full, or charged after last event, and lenses/bodies are typically within 6 feet from my bag, and most in the bag anyway. So when I need my gear, just get my bag and check the adjacent floor and shelves for missing items, pick them up and I'm ready.

So say your friend gave you a call and tells there's awesome event you must come to shoot right now, gives the address but doesn't tell exactly what the event is, how long it would take you to leave your house with at least your main body plus most/all your lenses so regardless of the event you're set for the shooting. Flash(es) I would count in, but not strobes or anything that magnitude.

Choose either appropriate wording or the estimated time it would typically take you to get driving.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Which body/lens combo for this event?
« on: June 18, 2013, 09:29:57 PM »

My friend asked me to shoot his friend's wedding reception event. I don't have much details yet, but I understood it's some casual-ish indoor event, couple hours.

So my gear:
5D3, 7D
Lenses: 24-105, 70-200 2.8 IS II, Sigma 14/2.8 and Sigma 50/1.4
Flash: 430EX

How should I go there? Most likely I'm thinking to bring both bodies, instead of swapping lenses on the 5D. I'm kinda leaning towards 5D3 with 24-105 and 7D with 70-200. Then also I should steal/buy/borrow another flash so I can use one on both.

Or any other approach that would work?

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