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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Looking Into a New Mount System
« on: Today at 06:37:48 AM »
Replace all three other with one new, Well ok, but please don't be stupid and add a forth, stupid stupid stupid...

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What I would do is set camera to M and flash to M and see how the aperture and shutter affects the flash at a given setting.

The flash in M is just a light with a dimmer switch, closer to 1/1 is more power, closer to 1/64 or 1/128 is less light. Then set your camera to , just as an example, 1/200s (shortest time you can use and still get max light out, also known as sync speed). Then start to use longer shutter and see how the background gets brighter. Maybe your subject is too dark, bring the flash closer to 1/1. If your subject is to bright, dial it down.

The thing to understand is that you can light an object close to flash completely different than the ambient or background. Smaller aperture will render ambient darker, and then your flash needs to light more, but can still light a subject correctly even if the background is dark.

Quick example here:
 
One shot is no flash and just what the camera meters the scene to. The other I used a small aperture of f11 or something and had a flash light up my subject, that way I control both the background and my subject and it is VERY easy.


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Lenses / Re: List of rumored lenses
« on: September 21, 2014, 04:27:46 AM »
Still disappointed that the 35/1.4L, 135/2L, 180/3.5L Macro and 400/5.6L are not replaced yet.

+1

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 18, 2014, 04:31:38 AM »
I paid USD 8249 for my 1dX two years ago, today it's USD 8249, there's a reason they can do that. And I think it's a smart move by Canon, because when the new model comes out I still get a lot back for my 1dx and can afford to upgrade, if it dropped, the used priced dropped and I would NEVER be able justify buying the new one. I can sell my 1dx here tomorrow for USD 6300.

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Lenses / Re: Lenses that you want Canon to release next
« on: September 17, 2014, 04:05:41 PM »
I have stopped hoping, but 35 L II and a 50 Art with Canon AF.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 02:50:16 PM »
I don't read anything into the sample pictures as they are always like this from the start.

But I must say, even if you are new with a camera, taking a sharp picture for public view isn't exactly rocket science. If he saw that they were off, why not use LV ? Even if he had limited time, I'm sure he could take two shots. But this being said I know a few photographer that just goes "What?" If I point out a technical flaw or mishap in a shot. Not everyone is a tech geek, and some people don't even care about slight front or backfocus at all, not in their vocabulary ..

It could be 10.000 reasons ... Wait for reviewers that own tripods and are proper geeks to show us  :P

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Lenses / Re: Hands-on With the Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 17, 2014, 02:28:11 PM »
By the way, this lens is just as heavy (or light) as 70-200/2.8, that's quite manageable actually!

I don't know where you got that idea, but the 70-200/2.8L IS II is 1,490g, and the 400/4DO II is 2,100g.

My bad, I was under the impression that 70-200/2.8L IS II is around 1800g and this is just under 2000g. Still, nice weight, nothing terrible to handhold.

In use weight is 1700g with the 70-200, but it remains to see what the "in use" weight of the 400 DO is.

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Lenses / Re: Hands-on With the Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 17, 2014, 12:03:14 PM »
+1 for the RRS-plate, it has a much lower profile so it's great for support, and at least for me, is way more comfortable than holding with no foot.

Thank!s...did not know that RRS made a replacement for the foot.  Link?
 ....but will it fit the new lens?

Afaik there all the same four screws.

Here's a link :
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1259208/0

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Lenses / Re: Hands-on With the Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 17, 2014, 11:43:06 AM »
+1 for the RRS-plate, it has a much lower profile so it's great for support, and at least for me, is way more comfortable than holding with no foot.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 06:34:54 PM »
Have the good people of CR completely forgotten the Canon sample shots from the 1dx? It was misfocused, soft, heavy NR and no sharpness. But it didn't turned out be like that in real life now did it?

(Sorry if this has already been said)

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Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: September 12, 2014, 05:07:36 AM »
Thanks for sharing ChristopherMarkPerez, great stuff!

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Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: September 12, 2014, 04:46:39 AM »
Finally got my camera back after 36 days away on repair and got to test my new Godox+Profoto octa.

They managed to send me the old trigger even though I bought the new one, so no HSS yet, it sucks...

But here's one of the first shots I did. I LOVE the light output from this combo!



And a grey, rainy and cloudy day suddenly looks interesting (to me at least)


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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:42:32 AM »
25mm x 1.6x = 40mm
No. It's EF-S so it's 24mm on APS-C. If you put EF 24mm on APS-C, then you will get equivalent around 38mm.
Uh. I'm almost sure that an ef 24 has the same FOV as an ef-s 24. The added "S" just means that it's only mountable to crop bodies.
Nope. You can mount EF-S lens on FF as well. But I wouldn't recommend it.
A Canon  EF-S lens will not mount on a Canon FF body.
Can you tell me why? If u can mount FF lens on a crop body?
The EF-S mount is purposely different, because Canon wants to be incompatible. Moreover, the lenses Sigma "DC" fit in the full frame cameras, even if they theoretically may not be compatible.

Yes, but they are not fully compatible and usually requires zooming from the shortest focal and back from the longest to work, so I think it's better to just make them not compatible ...

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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:05:59 AM »
25mm x 1.6x = 40mm

No. It's EF-S so it's 24mm on APS-C. If you put EF 24mm on APS-C, then you will get equivalent around 38mm.

Uh. I'm almost sure that an ef 24 has the same FOV as an ef-s 24. The added "S" just means that it's only mountable to crop bodies.

That is correct. The focal length displayed on the lens is because it is the LENS that is 24mm no matter what sensor you place behind it. Even if it's made for crop like a 10-22 ef-s the filed of view is still equiv to 16-35,2mm on FF.

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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 10:21:09 AM »
I'm just glad it wasn't the long awaited 35 L II..

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