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Portrait / Re: We, The Photographers......Self Portaits..a Who's Who on CR
« on: February 20, 2015, 04:37:01 AM »
I could never understand the need for ego gratification involved in taking selfies.      :o

Its not about ego. I make a lot of selfies to try out techniques, or in this case. To hope to capture my expression right after starting a Ferrari for the first time in my life.


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Videography Technique / Indoor Timelapse for rebuilding work
« on: February 06, 2015, 09:40:04 AM »
I need some advice on how to best approach this.

We will be gutting an office floor and rebuilding it soon. And I wanted to make a timelapse video of all the work involved.

The cool thing is, its indoors, and well lit. So I dont need any special weatherproof gear or auto lighting shizzle (maybe I'll enable auto iso and deflicker in post.)

But my main question is. As I wont be able to use my 5d and lenses for is due to overlapping assignments. I need to get new gear to do this. But what will be the best solution?

I'm open to suggestions from webcam/raspberry pi combo to gopro to dslr with custom firmware. As long as I can leave it running for days.

The end product only has to be 720p because it will mainly be shared on the web.

Let me know what you suggest.

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Landscape / Re: Moon photos
« on: January 24, 2015, 03:09:07 PM »
Reviving an old topic because the moon is awesome.

Had some better conditions tonight to try a shot of the moon with and without the Kenko 3X extender on the Tamron 150-600mm

Nice cold conditions with a clear sky. I had to crank up the ISO because the moon is so narrow tonight.

This is without the Kenko:


600mm wax by Procentjetwintig, on Flickr

This is with the Kenko:


1800mm wax by Procentjetwintig, on Flickr

No post production, no noise reduction. This is straight from the camera, only cropped to loose most of the black sky.

I personally have the idea that the 3 times magnification actually gives less detail. So that makes it not a very good combo.

the 3x extender performs well on the 50mm and the 85mm, which makes it a nice addition to my bag.

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EOS Bodies / Re: NEW CAMERA - EOS 80D?
« on: January 08, 2015, 05:48:11 PM »
http://youtu.be/PtNrM6aTwcY This videos shows a SLR hidden by the users hands using NFC to connect the connect station, I don't think any Canon DSLRs have NFC yet. I guess that they just put a top lcd on the 750d.

If you pause the video at the 0:39 mark and look closely, that's a fixed lens that looks like Canon PowerShot SX530 HS, which does apparently have NFC.

Yes but what about at 0:46?

Just posted that screenshot.  It looks like a Rebel.

Rebel tiny popup flash.

I think they had to show that body to be able to show the NFC tech. If they use an existing camera they would be lying to us. Now they only have to hide the exact camera, while we already know new rebels will come.

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EOS Bodies / Re: NEW CAMERA - EOS 80D?
« on: January 08, 2015, 05:43:09 PM »
http://youtu.be/PtNrM6aTwcY This videos shows a SLR hidden by the users hands using NFC to connect the connect station, I don't think any Canon DSLRs have NFC yet. I guess that they just put a top lcd on the 750d.

If you pause the video at the 0:39 mark and look closely, that's a fixed lens that looks like Canon PowerShot SX530 HS, which does apparently have NFC.

Yes but what about at 0:46?

My thought exactly. Amazing how actors can hold a camera so it is completely hidden from the viewer :-)

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Software & Accessories / Re: My HP Laptop getting too hot!
« on: November 17, 2014, 05:08:48 AM »
Do you have a cat? I had this once, and found out my cats fur was occupying the space where the cpu fan used to be.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Card images failed transfer error on 5d3
« on: November 17, 2014, 05:07:31 AM »
Thanks all, I have some stuff to try.

The cards are indeed different in size, but I don't think that's an issue.

As for the iBashing, I have been leaning towards swapping the iPad for a Samsung because of the remote control options you gain. But it still wont take a CF card directly I believe. A USB connection is also possible with an iPad for image transfer. It is however terribly slow.

The method I use is the one outlined on from page 277 of the manual. I am on the latest firmware. And as for a bad card: I'm in denial ;-) cause that would mean I need to spend big on new cards instead on the wide zoom I'm wanting to buy.

Thanks so far, I'll report back when I A) lose all my images due to a card failure or B) fix this problem like a pro

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Card images failed transfer error on 5d3
« on: November 15, 2014, 07:40:02 AM »
I have a recurring problem in my workflow where i transfer images from cf to sd in camera, but the camera gives an error about card transfer history.

This seems to happen after i format both cards in camera, and after a while it goes away and i can again transfer images in camera.

The trouble is that when i am on location with my ipad, i have no way of reviewing the images on a larger screen. The ipad only takes sd, and i only shoot to cf.

Does anyone know a solution to this problem?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces CN20x50 Cine-Servo Ultra Zoom Lens
« on: October 17, 2014, 05:24:25 AM »
So, aperture:

T5.0 at 50-560mm
T8.9 at 1000mm
T7.5 at 75-840mm
T13.35 at 1500mm (1.5x)

And it will come in EF mount version as far as I can tell from the specs page:

http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/product/cinema_eos/cn20x_50_ias_h_e1_p1.do

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Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 08:35:48 AM »
Auch, that is a steep price. I allready thought my 8-15mm was expensive.

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Landscape / Re: Moon photos
« on: September 12, 2014, 02:51:51 AM »
So, I promised to come back to this topic when my Kenko 3x extender got in. And its in. Its throwing lens errors however, so I had to fiddle around a lot before I could get it to make pictures.

When no lens is attached it errors, and with the Tamron 150-600 it errors. It does however work fine with the 85mm. So i'm not sure whats going on.

I ended up taping up all the pins on a 12mm extension tube, and put that between the body and the kenko.

The moon is still a bit low right now for the best shots (humid air and all that), but I shot a video to show what the field of view is on this combo.

Here is the link: http://youtu.be/Xhz4ux7F8BQ

:edit:

Moon is bit higher now. i did a shot with and without the kenko from the same position. Lens fixed on the tripod.
http://blog.quicksetup.nl/images/600mm.jpg
http://blog.quicksetup.nl/images/1800mm.jpg

The fringing on both setups is about the same. These shots were set to b&w because I like the moon best that way. Apart from that and cropping I did nothing.

Just to point out...the moon is out of focus there. Which is expected, since you used an extension tube...that kills infinity focus in favor of closer focus than the lens' default MFD. You wont' be able to sharply focus the moon until you remove the extension tube.

I noticed twisting off the lens a bit also allows for shots to fire, as the lens error is no longer present.

What would you say should be my f stop on the lens with the 3x attached? I think I can go pretty low with the shutter speeds, about 1/160 to only counter the moons movement, as I have a pretty sturdy tripod.

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Landscape / Re: Moon photos
« on: September 11, 2014, 05:03:30 PM »
So, I promised to come back to this topic when my Kenko 3x extender got in. And its in. Its throwing lens errors however, so I had to fiddle around a lot before I could get it to make pictures.

When no lens is attached it errors, and with the Tamron 150-600 it errors. It does however work fine with the 85mm. So i'm not sure whats going on.

I ended up taping up all the pins on a 12mm extension tube, and put that between the body and the kenko.

The moon is still a bit low right now for the best shots (humid air and all that), but I shot a video to show what the field of view is on this combo.

Here is the link: http://youtu.be/Xhz4ux7F8BQ

:edit:

Moon is bit higher now. i did a shot with and without the kenko from the same position. Lens fixed on the tripod.
http://blog.quicksetup.nl/images/600mm.jpg
http://blog.quicksetup.nl/images/1800mm.jpg

The fringing on both setups is about the same. These shots were set to b&w because I like the moon best that way. Apart from that and cropping I did nothing.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Features on the iphone 6+
« on: September 11, 2014, 09:11:14 AM »
I wonder is the 6+ is SD card reader compatible like the ipad  and ipad mini.

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Landscape / Re: Moon photos
« on: September 03, 2014, 10:31:12 AM »
Really awesome how the first two pictures in this topic have the exact same shadow line on the moon.

I've bought a 3x extender to pair with my 150-600mm for some moon shots. Its still in the mail. I hope it gets here on a clear night so I can snap pictures of the moon. It will give me f/tiny however, so I'm not sure how it will work out.

Two people taking a picture of the same thing at the same time....that could explain why they look the same :)

I would love  to see the shots through your 3X extender... Please post them for us  when you get some....

I sure will. I'm also keen to know how well a 85/1.8 3x extender combo works. Might be rubbish, might be a really cool long prime.

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Landscape / Re: Moon photos
« on: September 03, 2014, 03:43:06 AM »
Really awesome how the first two pictures in this topic have the exact same shadow line on the moon.

I've bought a 3x extender to pair with my 150-600mm for some moon shots. Its still in the mail. I hope it gets here on a clear night so I can snap pictures of the moon. It will give me f/tiny however, so I'm not sure how it will work out.

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