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EOS Bodies / Re: Euro Pricing for EOS 5DS, 5DS R & EF 11-24 f/4L Revealed
« on: February 04, 2015, 01:13:29 PM »
Camera prices seem ok but that 11-24mm f4 is overly expensive. :(

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Lenses / Re: A New Nifty Fifty Coming [CR1]
« on: February 04, 2015, 08:25:13 AM »
Boooooooooooooo !!!  :'(

I wanted a 50mm f1.4 IS !

If it is a decent f1.8 with IS i'd be fairly happy as better than f2 :D

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Nice job ... so great footage. :)

Did you just shoot 5D2 h.264 video or have you tried Magic Lantern raw video yet ? The resolution looks great.

I'm using ML raw video on my Canon 5D2 and it's given it a new leae of life ! :D


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IMO it's always been vastly overpriced.

If the price had been lower when it was released, it would have sold like hot cakes.

It also suggests that the new 5D4 (or whatever) will also have 4k, so Canon are milking as many sales as they can before it's announced.

Persoanlly, I'm waiting ... patiently ... lol


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Lenses / Re: Anyone own the Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II?
« on: January 09, 2015, 04:39:52 AM »
Read the reviews on this great site : http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff

Ps - I love mine ;)

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Lenses / Re: 50 f/1.2L problems applicable to 85 f/1.2L?
« on: January 06, 2015, 11:25:13 AM »
I own the 50mm f1.2 L and the 85mm f1.2 L. Both lenses are awesome, but it's always hard to nail perfect focus at f1.2 due to the autofocus not being 100% accurate 100% of the time.

Focus errors are more noticeable at wider apertures due to extremely shallow depth of field. The closer you get to your subject, the more tricky focus becomes. This is when afma (autofocus micro adjustment) is useful at a set shooting distance.

Personally, and if possible, i always shoot three similar pics with the f1.2 when using wide apertures. The af on your camera will undoubtably be more accurate and consistent than manual focus using viewfinder (without live view magnification) as the human eye is not always perfect either. The Otus is no doubt a great lens but i bet nailing perfect focus every time is a b*tch without extra special care and a soft pic is useless even with a sharp lens ! ;)

I love the 50mm f1.2 so suggest you try it. If not, i think the 50mm f2 (?) IS will be out this year.

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Software & Accessories / Re: i folded and bought CC :(
« on: December 16, 2014, 04:23:32 AM »
I must admit, I'm tempted to join ...

For £8.78 includiong vat pwer month for both CC and LR is actually good value. The upgrades cost me that each year.

Still haven't folded tho' ... yet ... lol

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So tired of waiting for high megapixie Canon ... My 1Ds3 is now six years old and badly needs updating. :'(

Some of us need more megapixels and some don't ... I do. ;)

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Lighting / Re: How to Extend Flash Performance (Life on Site)
« on: September 19, 2014, 12:03:37 PM »
Tip from a pro - treat yourself to some Sony Eneloop rechargeable batteries.

They are seriously awesome ... They will increase performance, last longer and recycle faster.

Try them in a Canon battery pack or ebay equivalent.

I use them all the time.

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So it seems the answer is a big fat "NO" then ... Much to our disappointment.  :'(

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I bloody hope there is a high mega pixie successor announced at Photokina as I'm fed up waiting for a replacement to my 6 year old 1Ds3.  :'(

Not moved over to the dark side yet (Nikon) as too heavily invested in Canon glass.

Come on Canon ... give us what we want. We've waited long enough.

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Lighting / Re: Your experience of Metz flashes.
« on: August 28, 2014, 01:33:46 PM »
I used Metz CT4's in the 1990's but now use Canon 580EXII. It's awesome. Just buy the Canon and you won't regret it.

One other thing - use these batteries eneloop. They recharge faster and are the best. Cost more but worth every penny.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/blister-eneloop-HR-4UWXB-battery-capacity/dp/B00B49IFIK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1409247178&sr=8-2&keywords=aaa+sanyo+eneloop

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel EOS on the Way as Mentioned by Canon
« on: August 26, 2014, 05:05:08 AM »
Any more news on this high megapixel full frame camera ?

What is expected resolution in MP ?

Is it likely to be announced at Photokina 2014 ?

If so, when will it realistically be available to buy ?

I've waited years to replace my Canon 1Ds3 with a significant upgrade and almost given up hope ... we have waited long enough surely !?! And i'm heavily invested into Canon glass so no i'm not jumping ship to Nikon (yet!)  ;)

Canon, please stop keeping us in the dark ...

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Lenses / Re: 16-35 f/4 IS for infrared?
« on: May 25, 2014, 10:58:06 AM »
My gut feeling is that it will have a hotspot - much like the 16-35mm F2.8.

The older lenses seem to be better for IR as the newer ones are made to reduce IR.

But the proof of the pudding is in the testing !  :P

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Technical Support / Re: Front focusing issue with Canon 50mm f/1.4
« on: May 20, 2014, 05:08:28 PM »
The Canon 50mm f1.2 is even worse and very inconsistent ! Especially at minimum  focus distance. All lenses go nuts at this distance as they are calibrated at approx 50x the focal length - 50mm lens x 50 = 2.5m ! ;)

You need to send it to Canon ... I just had all my lenses and cameras calibrated by Canon Uk. £30 a prime lens, £60 per zoom lens - plus vat.

The 5D is not a good camera to use wide open at f1.4. Even with AFMA, the value changes with distance and light source so it's a real headache. That's why i sent all mine to Canon to be calibrated.

You also gotta ask yourself how often do you shoot wide open ? And if you can use the 5D3, then i would use it as a preference to the 5D. ;)

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