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Technical Support / Re: Connect DSLR to PC/Projector wireless
« on: February 11, 2013, 04:56:59 AM »
The 5D2 takes 1 CF card

Technical Support / Connect DSLR to PC/Projector wireless
« on: February 11, 2013, 02:55:35 AM »
I am totally blank on this subject!

 I might get to shoot a birthday in June and some have been wondering if it is possible to "stream" photos directly on to the projector/pc?

 To clarify, I want to: Show photos as I take them directly on to the projector/pc, wireless?

Any solutions for this? Plan B is to take 10-15 photos on memory card 1, transfer them on to the pc and projector, take a new memory card and take 10-15 photos and repeat.

 I use a Canon 5D Mark II.


Lenses / Re: What's your dream lens
« on: December 05, 2012, 08:35:06 AM »
Just got my dream lens: the 85L, but right now I really want a 70-200 F2.8L IS II :)

1) Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS II
2) Canon EF 600mm F4.0L IS II
3) Canon EF 135mm F2.0L
4) Canon TS-E 17mm F4.0L
5) Canon EF 100mm F2.8 L IS USM

Also if I could, I would get a 1DX  ;D

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: December 01, 2012, 01:14:30 PM »
Just got this lens, so here's a few test shots:

Arwen by Julie Gunstensen, on Flickr

Oslo by Julie Gunstensen, on Flickr

Animal Kingdom / Re: Birds with attitude
« on: November 25, 2012, 05:26:48 AM »

Owl by Julie Gunstensen, on Flickr

Animal Kingdom / Re: Kitty
« on: November 25, 2012, 05:19:41 AM »
Guess I'll join in too

Arwen by Julie Gunstensen, on Flickr with Canon 350D

Test 1 by Julie Gunstensen, on Flickr with Canon 5D Mark II, 35L and some cheap YN flashes

Test 2 by Julie Gunstensen, on Flickr with Canon 5D Mark II, 35L and some cheap YN flashes

Test 3 by Julie Gunstensen, on Flickr with Canon 5D Mark II, 35L and some cheap YN flashes

Lenses / Re: "Affordable" telephoto lens for wildlife
« on: November 22, 2012, 07:14:59 AM »
If I were to shoot animals in the wild then I guess my choice would be the 400mm F5.6 + tripod. But if I only wanted to photograph animals nearby or at the zoo, without a tripod, would I be better of with a 300mm F4 or the 100-400mm? I'm guessing the 100-400 offers better versatility (duh..), but how's the sharpness and contrast compared to the 300 f4? I have a 5D2, 35L, 85L and 70-200mm F4 Non IS, and saving up to a 135L

Lenses / Re: Have $2200 budget which lens(es) to get next?
« on: November 22, 2012, 04:10:33 AM »
I would go for 135L + 70-200mm f/4 IS. Then you can use the 70-200 when you need the range and the 135L when you need the extra stops of light or want the bokeh.

  • The 70-200 F2.8 IS II is a great lens, sharp and fast. It can definitely be used as a portrait lens, if you don't mind lugging it along (really heavy).
  • The F4 IS is also sharp and it weigh a lot less (760g) than the 2.8 IS II (1490g).
  • The 135L is sharp, F2, inexpencive and has a great bokeh.
  • The 70-200 F2.8 NON IS is sharp, but it lacks IS and only weighs a bit less (1310g) then the IS II. Might be a problem, might not.

I don't have any real hands-on experience with these lenses, so this is just how I would have decided.

Lenses / Re: 35mm 1.4 vs. 50mm 1.2: aps-c upgrade
« on: November 22, 2012, 03:17:14 AM »
Compared to the new sigma at 6999 nok/1200$, it felt like a good deal.

The new sigma is $899!
I'd recommend the 35L, tried on a 60D and it was brilliant. 50L works great for parties, portraits and such.
I'd wait until the sigma gets more reviews.

Yeah, but I live in norway, so the price is higher. Just tried to write down how I decided.

Lenses / Re: Lenses for Ice Cream Photography
« on: November 22, 2012, 03:04:59 AM »
Get the king of creamy creaminess; the creamy bokehlicious 50mm 1.2...
Won't that be a bit wide? I mean, you can always get closer, but wont that be a bit impractical?

Lenses / Re: Lenses for Ice Cream Photography
« on: November 22, 2012, 02:47:41 AM »
About lighting, if you're on a budget, or don't have the space for studio lighting, you can just buy some cheap small flashes. I just bought some on ebay, gonna get it today.

In that case you are gonna need:
- Flash: ex. YN-560, maybe two or three
- Radio trigger: ex. YN-602 with one receiver per flash
- Collapsible light stands
- Bracket B
- Softbox/Umbrella/Honeycomb grid (or whatever you need)
- Background

Lenses / Re: 35mm 1.4 vs. 50mm 1.2: aps-c upgrade
« on: November 22, 2012, 01:46:17 AM »
I agree. If you really want the 50 F1.2 and not the 50 F1.4, sell the 28mm and get the Sigma 35mm F1.4 along with the 50L. You can also get a used 35L if you get a good deal.The Canon 35L is a great lens, I love it.

In MY case: I got mine for 5000 nok/875$. Compared to the new sigma at 6999 nok/1200$, it felt like a good deal. And it is a great, sharp lens so for my part it was a no-brainer :)

Lenses / Re: "Affordable" telephoto lens for wildlife
« on: November 21, 2012, 09:02:33 AM »

I can barely understand what you are trying to write? The 300mm 2.8 is way out of my budget, but the F4 is affordable and a good lens. As I've read other places, the 300mm F4 combined with a 1.4x extender will work ok, but might not work with the 2.0x? I have a 5D Mark II

I am sorry if i expressedm me unprecisely. I speek from my own expierience, we were in south africa for wildlife shooting 4 weeks.

if i look at the costs we had to pay for this trip, 4000$ for the aquisition of the 300 2.8 was not the major expense. this it if course different if you shoot wildlife next to your home if tehre is some (i dont know where you live)

After such a trip you can resell such a lense if it was a one time use, but i kept it because i hope to go additional times. Yes i would have liked to have a 600mm lens, but i didnt bye one for the same reason as you. if you consider a 70-200 ii its already hald the price, then the difference becomes even smaller compared to the costs of the trip.

the disadvantage of the "big" glasses it that you cant leave them allone in third world countries, means you lug the equipment even on a city walk.
If you need more reach than you can afford with your FF camera, maybe a second crop camera is an option, a 50d is available cheaply and has the best AF below a 7d.

because you reported that you tried a 600 ii i assumed that you have a dream and maybe oyou may be working at a solution to make this dream true, in ignorance of your "budget". Thats why i wrote about the 300 2.8 as a more affordable compromise :-)

I never said that I've tried a 600 II, so I guess that's why I was confused. The 300 2.8 is already way out of my budget, and I really don't want to take up a loan just to buy a lens.

Lenses / Re: Help me choose a lens
« on: November 21, 2012, 08:51:39 AM »
Why do you need a FF? What are you missing on your current camera? The 60D is a great camera. Especially if you don't have the option of buying and selling used equipment, going FF is going to be expencive.

What I think you are missing is something in the wider end and something in the tele end. You should definitely keep the 50. My experience is that F4 is not fast enough for low light indoor photos. But again I live in Norway, and I'm guessing Brazil is a bit lighter ;)
1. You can go for the 17-40 (it's a great value), but you don't have the big aperture
2. Get a wider prime (ex. around 24-35mm) like the Sigma 30mm F1.4 and get the 70-200mm F4L NON-IS. The combo is slightly more expensive, but both are pretty good lenses. The 70-200 is really sharp and the 30mm has a wide aperture.

The 50 you've got is a good portrait lens.

The 60D lacks AFMA.  Getting fast primes to match it well is hard.  If he is looking to use fast primes, a different body (crop or FF) with AFMA would be important.  I did not realize how much sharper my lenses were until I switched to a body that had AFMA.  It mattered with f/2.8 lenses and it definitely matters more with f/1.2 or f/1.4 lenses.

Ah, that explains it. I usually focus manually, so I haven't  felt the need to adjust the AF.

So camera body choices would be: correct me if I'm wrong
- 7D
- 5D Mark II
- 1D Mark III
- 6D
- 5D Mark III
- 1D Mark IV

The final choice is personal and depending on budget, AF needs, weather sealing, ISO, Crop or FF etc. If you can't buy used, some of these will be out of the question (5D2, 1D3, 1D4).

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