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Canon General / Re: 16 MEGA-byte CF card!
« on: April 15, 2014, 05:16:09 AM »
And I bet at the time there were people thinking "who could ever fill up 16 MB   ;D

I used these cards with my Dimage 2300 camera. I also had a 32MB card. Could burn trough three sets of batteries on one card. Much better then the stacks of film I had to take on holiday before. Just use disposable batteries and travel lite.

Canon General / Re: 16 MEGA-byte CF card!
« on: April 12, 2014, 03:13:21 PM »
At least mine is made for Digital camera ;)


Lenses / Re: Teleconverter advice
« on: April 11, 2014, 04:17:21 AM »
Ive used a kenko 1.5, not the 1.4. The one I had was so bad the resolution of the subject actually worsened upon using the teleconverter. Ruining a whole birding walk. This was when I had a 7D and 70-200/2.8IS.

I've also used the canon 1.4 II and III. I dont really see a difference between the two. So when I'll buy one again, it will be the version II secondhand.

Photography Technique / Re: Can you share your workflow?
« on: March 12, 2014, 10:08:05 AM »
My workflow is as follows:

So, I shoot RAW on a CF card, and video and JPG on SD card. I use an iPad to review the JPGs which are processed a lot by the automatic settings so I have a vague idea of what the images might become in post.

1 ) card in card reader, and copy to \raw import\ directory on my 1st external drive.

I keep the same folder naming as the camera uses to just put 10k pictures in a folder and move to the next one. No sorting whatsoever on the disk.

2 ) card still in card reader I move the files to \raw import\ directory on 2nd external drive.

Both drives are chain locked to the concrete wall. My mac is not. So thieves wil take the mac, and not the drives.

3) import all in lightroom and create a collection of the event I shot. If its a gigapixel or virtual tour it lands in that sub collection.

4) flag and reject run of the pictures. Just quickly going over whats a keeper and whats not.

5 ) select "flagged" and crop all pictures to a nice composition. If I feel I don't have enough pictures in the flagged category I might look trough non flagged non rejected to upgrade the rating on a few more.

6 ) do color, contrast and sharpness magic

7 ) export to one of my many export profiles. I make a profile every time my existing profiles don't cover my needs.

8 ) distribute the pictures in whatever way applicable. Normally I upload to a /customers/ directory in a protected zip file on my website.

Backups are done from my 1st external drive to an old Dell 2950 in the shed (yes I dug a CAT7 UTP trough the lawn. Wife wasn't too hapy about the trench trough her Tagetes). I configured that to wake-on-lan and auto power off so it wont eat too much power wile on. Its a dual XEON machine I also use to render panoramas, and only cost me 96 euros at a proper shop with warrantee.

If anybody is interested I'll do a separate gigapixel workflow :)

Lenses / Re: what lenses have you sold in the past and why?
« on: February 25, 2014, 09:46:23 AM »
Is this the GAS group meeting?

EF-s 18-55 III non IS was my starter lens. I got this with a 1000D and learned to use the camera with that.
Sold to get a 50 1.8 II as my budget was limited back then, and I liked the bokeh pictures i could make.
Sold the 50 1.8 II to buy a zoom again. The 17-85mm
Replaced that with a 28 1.8 and a 50 1.4 Added a 70-300 IS (non L)
Sold the lot to get a 24-70 2.8
bought a 100-400, and sold it to get a 70-200 2.8 IS with 2x TC, sold the TC to get a 1.4 which I never got around to.
Bought a 10-22 from canon, sold it to buy a Lotus Europa (yes, a car, yes it was for the same amount of money)
Bought a 18-55 IS II for filming, gave that to a friend
Bought a tokina 11-16, upgraded to full frame body so had no use for it.
Sold the lotus, bought a 15mm fisheye 45 minutes later, hated autofocus, traded it for a 17-40L which I sold to buy a 8-15mm fisheye.

And then there is the gear I bought because it was cheap, and sold on for a profit. Which is another 17-85, another 70-300 IS. A 28-80, a 55-200, a 18-200 IS, a 50 1.8 first version, sigma 150-500, tamron 70-300 with macro (junk) kenko 1.5TC (also junk) All were sold after only testing them, and for a profit.

I have never sold a lens I've bought new, and therefore I've never sold at a loss.

Right now I have my 40mm for sale (buying a 50 1.4 again), which will be my first shop purchased lens to sell. But I bought at a rebate, so loss should be minimal :)

To recap reason. I've sold the 18-55 non IS, 50 1.8 II and 17-85 because they were rubbish. All other lenses I sold to get something I liked more. The 15mm fisheye didnt focus very well on my body, which I think was a bad copy or something.

If I could afford it I would still have the 28 1.8, 50 1.4 and 100-400. But like most people, there are limits to what I can spend. So I have whats in my signature.

Lenses / Re: Hard choice the 50 1.4 or 85 1.8
« on: February 25, 2014, 04:54:09 AM »
Well... things changed a bit... I've gotten a bigger bonus at work then expected. So now it will be bothe the 50 and the 85, and selling the 40 later.

But I'll get the 85 first :)

Lenses / Re: Hard choice the 50 1.4 or 85 1.8
« on: February 19, 2014, 02:23:26 PM »
Whoever said the 85/1.8 is Canon's sharpest lens needs an IQ test…

So if the OP already has a 40 the 85 is the default choice.

Maybe I'll swap the 40 for an upcoming 50 IS when it finally arrives :)

Lenses / Re: Hard choice the 50 1.4 or 85 1.8
« on: February 19, 2014, 02:18:10 PM »
Wow, you guys agree on something ;-) haha

So 85mm it will be. I'm especially please at hearing it will be even faster to focus than the 50 f1.4, which in my opinion is a fast focussing lens.

They are about the same price second hand (25 euro difference)

And as said above, the choice should be about focal length. And to be honest, i've also owned a 28 1.8 on crop. Which I found a very boring composition. The cool effect is you can shoot with both eyes open as the image both eyes see is about the same (one through the lens, the other around the top of the camera) I'd expect the same from 50mm on the 5D. So boring.

Setting my zooms to a fixed length wont really work, as a prime alowes for single handed shooting. And my zooms are too heavy for that. So it wouldn't really be the same. I can't go street shooting pushing a 70-200/2.8IS in peoples faces :D that would searously freak people out.

I'm watching a few 85mm on an auction site, so I'll snag one up next week. Thanks everyone!

Lenses / Hard choice the 50 1.4 or 85 1.8
« on: February 19, 2014, 11:13:33 AM »
I've saved up enough for my next purchase, which will be a fast prime. I'm leaning towards the 50 1.4 which I used to have two years ago when I still had my 7D.

However, as I now shoot full frame, I am wondering if I should go for the 85 1.8, as it gives about the same view as my 50 did on the 7D.

As I'm buying second hand, I cannot really go and try the different focal lengths. I know both lenses are really good, the 85 is even said to be the sharpest lens canon makes.

Is the 85 as fast in focusing as the 50? will I like the view I'm used to better? or should I go with the 50 I loved so much?

(and yes, I already have the shorty forty)

EOS Bodies / Re: Mystery body?
« on: February 18, 2014, 10:08:40 AM »
... a dollop of disappointment....

Yeah, its not old enough to be retro.

I own a 650 becouse it was my first SLR. I dont think it works anymore but I just cant throw it out.

If canon would jump on the retro bandwagon it would be a A1 with a 5DIII sensor.

EOS Bodies / Re: Mystery body?
« on: February 18, 2014, 09:56:44 AM »
That would be an EOS 650 with the EF 35-105 attached.

What did I win?

Lenses / Re: Which wide-angle lens to hire?
« on: February 16, 2014, 04:34:30 PM »
To add a choice: the first gen 16-35mm f2.8 has a 77mm filter thread.

Lenses / Re: Lens filters or not?
« on: January 31, 2014, 05:59:18 AM »
Technically, all extra glass effects the image quality. However, most of the times the benefit of a filter for protection out ways the better IQ.

I usually carry a box for my filters to I can remove them in special situations like low light, high detail landscape, that sort of stuff. Around children the filter stays on, as I like to get close to children, and they always end up touching my precious glass.

Software & Accessories / Re: doubt on wacom tablet size
« on: January 31, 2014, 04:44:25 AM »
I've had three different sizes over time. I used to have a tiny Wacom Graphire 4 with my laptop. Then when I bought a 27 inch imac a bought a huge one with touch. Which I did not like that much. And now when I bought my 5d3, there was a Canon Wacom promotion which landed me a Wacom Intius Pro Small. Which is awesome because its wireless.

I would not have replaced mine haven't I got it for free (well, not really I had to buy a 5d3 for it) but I'm really happy with the size of this one.

I do a lot of panorama stitching, and I use Autopano Giga for that. It gives you the option to autodetect a panorama, and then it gives extensive edit options, like move the horizon.

That last thing would have fixed this panorama. Autopano Giga also accepts stacks of picures for a HDR panorama which usually works well for backlit buildings, as it sort off artificially fill flashes the building. But thats a bit off topic.

Autopano have a working demo that watermarks the end result. That way you can give it a go without spending any money.

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