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Canon General / Re: RTFM. Do you?
« on: December 10, 2014, 09:37:10 PM »
^

This, Most of the time I thoroughly read the manuals of all the stuff I buy even before they arrive on my doorstep. Afterwards I can forget about the pesky thing and focus on the shiny new one :D

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Technical Support / Re: What kind of photo printer do you use?
« on: December 10, 2014, 02:55:17 PM »
As many here, I must warn about the slippery slope you are getting into. I bought a 6D with the printer kit when the camera came out, but I quickly outgrew the Pro-100. A nice printer, but once you start seeing your own photos come out you definitely want them larger and you start to worry about profiles and calibration soon enough.

Famateur, I've been cutting my own mats for a while now and it is very satisfying work, so enjoy that as well :) Careful never to buy an old Epson 3880 to convert to a dedicated piezograhy printer

Oh, and G.A.S. really takes on another dimension when it comes to printers, sure you can spend a lot on lenses, but things really start to sound serious when you unbox your first iPF8400, as I did yesterday  ;D  ;D ;D

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I use only original Canon batteries, as third party batteries did not work on my 6D
What firmware do you have? I'm hesitant to upgrade mine for this reason alone, and am currently VERY happy with my 6d (currently 62k photos taken)

I've had some AF problems but it turned out to be a crappy 40mm pancake. Had a bad run with the warranty and after the third time of sending it and having it returned with a "cannot replicate problem"* I figured it'd be cheaper to just buy another one. The new one works great and have not had any problem with the 6d whatsoever.

*This was dumb, since I've been able to replicate the  :-X problem on every single camera I've come across but somehow Canon managed not to replicate it. Given that the lens starts making crushing sounds whenever the AF is engaged, I'm absolutely certain that they didn't even hook the lens to a camera  :'(

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Software & Accessories / Re: Hand Strap
« on: March 20, 2014, 03:30:03 PM »
I'm a big fan of Peak Design and very happy with the cuff For me the length is a perfect fit, but since it's not completely adjustable (there is a limit if you happen to want it too tight/short) you might wanna check it beforehand

Discrete, comfortable, and can easily be put away. In combination with the leash+ plate system, very easy to hit the configuration that suits you perfectly

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware 1.1.4 Available
« on: March 19, 2014, 02:58:25 PM »
Pretty minor fixes, to be honest, and since I am rather fond of my 6D as it is, along with my 3rd party batteries, I think I'll have to pass. So far, I've never had a problem transferring images to my phone, but to be honest, it's not something I do often.

Canon would have to make the next firmware change rather tempting if it wants me to discard my non-OEM batteries, since, as it is, my 6D is a dream  8)

On the battery life, yeah, GPS not turning off is annoying when I forget about it :-[ but I've updated my workflow and put a blue tab on my bag's zipper It reminds me to turn off gps  ;) I wouldn't mind an extra gps option "turn off gps completely when camera is switched off" fully understanding that the trade-off would be longer lock-in times on next start-up

ashmadux, perhaps you have your GPS set to refresh position way too often? I have it on 5 minutes, enough for what I do, and battery life lasts me over a whole day without a hiccup even shooting over 2.5 k images. (don't ask  :P )

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EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 24, 2014, 11:06:23 AM »


I think he said that so that you are limited to just you and the camera. Zero Post-processing. If you can take amazing pictures, then that makes you a photographer. Post-processing makes you an editor, and although thats what it takes to be photographer nowadays i.e. be both photographer & editor... It wasn't like that back in the day. And you have to agree... Seldomly, do we all take good pictures anymore, we all take half-assed pictures then throw it in lightroom to correct it, then crop it so they frame it better and lastly do a bunch of touch ups to make it clean and/or artsy.


Back in the day, there was this random guy, Ansel Adams. For some reason, people tend to label this editor as a photographer. Some even have the nerve to term him one of the fathers of photography. Can you believe that?

Sella, your 'challenge' is plainly short-sighted. In keeping with the spirit of it, perhaps it would be more reasonable to still take RAWs, but processing them to the 'camera default'.  Still pointless, but at least you don't deny yourself the possibility of going back to the picture later en re-edit it to your heart's content.

The guys that think that everything must be done in camera and everything else is not really a photo must surely stick to a disposable Kodak camera where you press the button, we do the rest.

If you are taking the time looking for an interesting subject, framing, composing, choosing precisely when to press the button, etc, why would you let your camera's CPU take control at a critical part in the process and decide what curves to apply, what levels of saturation, intensity of NR, shadow/highlight clipping, etc?

Oh and just to be on topic, full frame. Never would want to go back. Of course the caveats are there if you need the 'extra range' for sports (hint: you never do) But the first time you look through the viewfinder you will be sold  8)

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Lenses / Re: Need Help Choosing Lenses for Walt Disney World & Cruise..
« on: February 17, 2014, 08:18:05 PM »
If you are comfortable with it, just take the 50. And a ziplock bag ;) I did just that last summer and was very happy. No weight, no worrying about other lenses getting bumped/lifted/flooded/whatever :D

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« on: February 11, 2014, 03:55:03 PM »
Think I will have to try it couple times in the shop, to make sure it's worth it, lol.
I want to go to nyc and spend a few hours trying on gear at b&h... though I have a small concern that they will pretty woman me.

Pretty woman? I feel like they Stockholm Syndrome me every time ;)

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« on: February 07, 2014, 10:57:36 AM »
How about people wait till the price is officially announced?

On a rumors site!?  :o

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Sequential numbering watermark
« on: February 04, 2014, 11:47:09 AM »
You can use Jeff Friedl's Export to Facebook plugin for LR. You have the option to upload to Facebook and it will automatically add the filename to the description. Nice and easy.  For the actual watermark in picture, I vote for the slideshow module in LR. If it's not giving you exactly what you need, you might want to check out LR/Mogrify2 from the photographer's toolbox. Takes a bit of configuration but it will overlay the watermark with filename exactly as you want it.

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I had similar problems a long while ago (white Xs appearing in random places in my photos) but they would appear either in DPP or in LR. They went away from my RAWs after I updated both ACR and DPP.  Didn't do any hot-pixel/sensor dust mapping nor cleaning. Is your software up to date?

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Lowepro bags/backpack sale
« on: December 07, 2013, 02:02:25 PM »
Thanks for posting this! I just picked up a Pro Trekker 400 AW for about 100 less than I've seen before. Gotta love CR.
 ;D
That is a lot of pack for the money! I love mine.
Ditto. Bought the Treker 400 2 weeks ago (discount has been going on for a while)   :) Loving it so far

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway
« on: December 03, 2013, 11:01:26 AM »
I've only just bought my Trekker. I've been going mad deciding what (and how) to stuff in it. Having stuff organised really doesn't help with Gear Acquisition Syndrome at all  ;D

My wish list
Chobe Bag (please! :D)
Et Cetera Cases
Tembo Cases

Don't forget to include a address, so anyone on earth who has internet can take his choice of gear to pickup for Christmas :D   
Valid point. I've geotagged my image to make it easier for everyone. I've also booby-trapped one of my storage safes to make it fun  8)

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Aww crap!  :o  >:(

They had to announce this just after I went ahead and decided to buy this

http://www.amazon.com/Elegante-Fixed-Frame-Screen-Version/dp/B000W6IE0A/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1383876392&sr=1-2&keywords=*

My bank will go nuts processing that USD$9,525,930,932,505,110.00 refund from amazon. Bummer.

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Technical Support / Re: Question about 2 of my LP-E6 bettery( 2 years old)
« on: September 25, 2013, 10:54:57 AM »
The genuine battery may still be useable but do not rely too much on it. Always bring some spares.
Click on the link for detail elaboration. Update : have no idea why the link won't work - see attached captured image for the explanation


http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2011/eos5dmarkii_lp_e6_battery_article.shtml

The link won't work because it points to the ftp server. Should be:

http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2011/eos5dmarkii_lp_e6_battery_article.shtml

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