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Canon General / Re: ISO Poll
« on: November 04, 2013, 03:42:35 PM »
Acoording to lightroom :
93.2% iso 100
6.1% iso 200
0.5% iso 400
0.2% iso 800 and higher.

I usually shoot 3200-10000. I wish the situations I shot in were better, but it is what it is

Wow... Concerts ?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What to do with an old D60
« on: November 01, 2013, 09:37:58 PM »
I am keeping mine, it has the nicest colours of all canon camera's.

Technical Support / Re: Battery grips, BG-E2 vs E2N
« on: November 01, 2013, 09:15:27 PM »
The N-version has a rubber seal on the battery compartiment, where the old version only has a felt strip at the bottom.

But the rubber is not all around, and not very thight to the grip.
So, it helps, but not a lot.
And how waterproof the grip may be, your camera is certainly not !

Technical Support / Re: Questions about PSD to JPEG conversion for Web.
« on: November 01, 2013, 08:29:47 PM »
I agree with Neuroanatomist.

In photoshop you can make an action to do the job.
First step should be : Flatten image and discard hidden layers.
Not important for a single picture, but when processing a big batch, it saves a lot of time.

Technical Support / Re: Battery grips, BG-E2 vs E2N
« on: November 01, 2013, 08:18:38 PM »
I have both grips, and there is no difference in buttons.
Both have two buttons on the back.

The only difference on the outside is the N

I am using this one.


A 10-stop filter is not listed, so I don't think they have one.
Maybe you can stack two 4-stop filters, it fits, but I don't know it is opticaly a good idea...

Indeed it is a hassle to use these kind of filters, you will have to take the lens of, and I always seem to have fingerprints on it.

It will not work.

And why bother, there is a filterholder at the back of the lens.

Have you tried to put a 10 stop ND filter at the back of the lens?

No, but I used a 4-stop, and it was OK.
Is there any reason a 10-stop filter won't work ?

It will not work.

And why bother, there is a filterholder at the back of the lens.

The guys at Fixation could be right.
Check if you have the latest firmware, (1.2.1) the older can induce the faults you describe.

EOS Bodies / Re: Buying a 5D MKII
« on: September 14, 2013, 04:34:20 AM »
In europe they sell between 950 - 1100 euro, so 1800 dollar seems way too much.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What is 20,000 shutter clicks worth?
« on: August 13, 2013, 03:52:36 AM »
The thing to be concerned about is that the seller is a liar.  That means that anything he said about the camera is suspect.

Including, quite possibly, the claim that the seller actually owned the camera.  Is there a way to do a search for camera serial numbers to make sure it hasn't been reported as stolen?

That came into my mind as wel...

I never do business with people who are lying to me, not even the small lies.
When they lie about the small things, they lie about the big things.

Lighting / Re: Light Meter Help
« on: August 08, 2013, 06:50:09 AM »
If you're using it with flash outside, I find the Sekonic to meter 1 to 1,5 stops too low, always. VERY annoying and kind of make the point of it go away. I have learned to just set my camera a stop faster to compensate. But I would have preferred it to just work. Haven't tried any other types, but I have tried two of the Sekonic (308) and they did the same thing.

Did you calibrate it with your camera ?

Lighting / Re: Light Meter Help
« on: August 08, 2013, 06:45:08 AM »
It's purely a matter of preference. I'm using a Sekonic 758D, it has a 1-degree spot meter function which allows you to meter far away objects with its viewfinder, though this model would  be out of your budget. Best to read reviews, see which features match up well with your Minolta.


I really love the spotmeter, great for landscapes, but it is an expensive one....
And I don't know if the cheaper models have that option.

But if you don't have one with a spotmeter, the spotmeter in your camera will do the trick.
Lichtmeters are mostly used in studio, and modelling work where you can get at the subject.
If you don't do that sort of things and only make landscapes, ask yourself, do I really need a lightmeter ?

Canon General / Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« on: August 08, 2013, 05:18:44 AM »
What I learned yesterday....

When you put a CPL-filter in the backpocket of your trousers, remember to get it out BEFORE you sit down.

Feel pretty polarised right now...

Lenses / Re: EF 200mm f2 , how much do you use it and for what?
« on: August 08, 2013, 03:47:28 AM »
As a former owner of a EF 200 1.8 L, dose any one have a opinion  how the 1.8 compares to the 2.0 200?

Altough the 1.8 is sharp and has almost no CA, the 2.0 is even sharper and has even less CA.
The corners of the 2.0 are a little bit better, and of course has IS.
In my memory the 1.8 was heavier than the 2.0, but how much I don't know.
And the difference between 1.8 and 2.0 seems small, it is certainly noticible.

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