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Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: November 02, 2014, 07:11:51 AM »
And this 1937, MB 170H - Designed by Ferdinand Porsche before he moved to... well - you know all of that :)

Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: November 02, 2014, 06:59:43 AM »
If you like Vintage - The Schlumpf collection in Mulhouse France is really something - here the Bugatti Hall of Fame, I recall they have 130 including 2 Royales, RR, MB, etc etc - all in all 400 cars on permanent display, some of them in the >$20M class

Lenses / Re: Travel gear thoughts...
« on: October 15, 2014, 02:31:35 AM »
Hi Mike,

for what it's worth here's my "travel" bag.

The new 16-35 F4 (that one is clearly a keeper!) - it was the 17-40
The Kit lens 24-105 on my 5DIII
and the 70-300 in the compact L-Version

i have some some great photos with the 70-300 and it performs much better than some forums would suggest.

They all fit in my Tamrac EVOLUTION/Messenger 4 shoulderbag, there's enough space to squeeze a 270-II fill in flash on top of the UWA

Canon General / Re: The end of the 5D line?
« on: March 31, 2014, 10:09:23 AM »
Hi Arctic,

Where can I see the Porsche 918 Spyder shots you refer to? I'd love to take a look.

Best regards from Stuttgart

What do you want for your 5D3?
Could you please post some pictures?
What's the shutter count?

Have fun with your sony!

I have to agree, there's nothing like a picture of a Prius from a 5D.
I mean look at those shots of the 918 spyder, does that thing look awesome or what? - all shot with a 5D!
hybrid and 5D is a match made in heaven.

Software & Accessories / Re: Camera Bag Suggestion Needed
« on: April 11, 2013, 02:06:08 AM »
I have had a Canon standard shoulder bag for YEARS and finally decided to search for the optimal bag (for MY needs  8)

This one had everything i wanted.

Good padding, good storage, access front and top, space for my iPad, My 5DIII with standard 24-105, an additional (or 2) lens(es) for "this trip" and/or a flash when required. It even slides over the suitcase handlebar.

Yes, it's a tamrac ... Evolution Messenger 4 Model 5784

Love it!

Lenses / Re: 17-40mm advice please!
« on: March 01, 2013, 08:36:55 AM »
I have the 17-40 and in spite of what often is said i am happy with it. Decent sharpness, not a brutal pincushion (like 24-105 has at 24..!!) , L-Build, light and ---- affordable.

On a crop camera i default to the 17-55 2.8 - it is a magnificent lens. I would say it's a L-Grade EF-S lens in sharpness, not quite there in build. Not sure what they sell for in Pound-Sterling, might be 100-150 more.

So the real decision paramter is how fast you switch to FF. If you want it NOW and you plan FF, then 17-40 is not a bad choice. IMO

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 5Dmk3 doesnt play with kenko teleconverters
« on: December 03, 2012, 02:43:04 PM »
For record,

I did try my blue dot on 24-105 and 100 and both worked without issues - back and forth.

Did NOT do MFA.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Some shots from the local Zoo
« on: October 14, 2012, 04:58:18 PM »
VERY nice!

The peacock is for the wall, simply art - nothing less.!.!

Thanks for sharing


Knew the GN part - no questions there, thanks for the estimate on Ws


Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / 600EX-RT and Wattseconds - rating?
« on: October 14, 2012, 06:25:30 AM »
I am the happy owner of a few of the 600Ex-RT and an ST-E3-RT.

My wife keeps buggin me that there is not enough light in these "pocket-flashes" (her term) to do some serious portraits.

I beg to differ that this is of any importance, especially as I/we now use the 5DIII with a 100 Macro 2.8.


When i read that a monolight Elinchrom offers HUNDREDS of Ws when required, i wonder what a similar Ws-rating would be for the 600ex.

It's probably closer to a 60 watt bulb than a supertrooper.

Does anyone know?


Pricewatch Deals / Re: Buying from Switzerland
« on: September 19, 2012, 10:20:33 AM »
Living 1 hour away (north) from Shaf'hus i have had these thoughts as well.

I am told that german customs are able - when required - to track your serial number with Canon (in this case) to verify if you did (or didn't) buy it in Switzerland.

I have been living in US for some years and your "household goods" are exempt from this issue when you move back and forth as long as it looks like your own household goods and the values are not excesive (like 20*400 2.8 IS II - NIB vould be)

Lenses / Cost breakdown of a lens EF & EF-S
« on: September 19, 2012, 08:59:18 AM »
I have been thinking about asking this for some time.

With the discussions about EF-S, M and Kit, Standard and L-Grade lenses i can't help but thinking what it actually cost to make a lens.

Some call it tear down, some COGS some...... Product Development is also a factor

Obviously material, volume and cost of production equipment matters a lot - written off over 8-10 years, but does someone actually know why a lens like the new 24-70 Mk II should cost 2.300 €/$/GBP versus the EF-S 17-55 ~1100 €$/GBP? are they really that far appart in cost?

Hi All,

I did a dust mapping with a white sheet and found that I have a (red) hot pixel on my brand new (aren't they all) 5DIII.

I am wondering whether to send it in for a fix, but the conversation here says "don't bother, it's ok.."

Is it really so?

Any help appreciated.


Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: May 16, 2012, 01:11:08 AM »
How do you do the eye (or ball) pictures. i can barely control getting my feet out of the picture and you seem to "hover" at 100 feet :) - hints please.....

maybe not the best ones but kinda like them..

Lenses / 24-105 - versions?
« on: April 27, 2012, 08:42:06 AM »
As i wait - still - for a 5DIII body (that has not been pulled out of a kit) i was wondering whether there is a reason to buy the kit - anyway. An escuse - if you like.

Is there anybody that knows whether the 24-105 that was introed 5-6 years ago is EXACTLY the same as is being sold today. Has there been any level of stealth improvement over the years?

I'm sure there could be a good conversation right there  8)

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