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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Speedlite Tutorials?
« on: April 11, 2014, 11:58:31 PM »
This is CR forum at its best. I'm learning slot from this thread being a light beginner also.

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Reviews / Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« on: April 11, 2014, 11:18:43 PM »
Still no correction of the incorrect IS information though.........


Do a Google search of the lens + Hybrid IS and see what you find.  I understand what you are saying and it isn't a Hybrid IS system in the sense of the system on the 100L, but most review sources refer to the IS system in the lens as "Hybrid".  From FredMiranda, for example:

"The EF 35mm f/2.0 IS USM Standard Prime Lens from Canon adds hybrid Image Stabilization (IS) to a rear focusing system and ring-type Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) for not only quick and quiet autofocus, but steadier shots in low-light conditions. Optimized lens coatings help ensure exceptional color balance while minimizing ghosting, and full-time access to manual focus is provided while in autofocus (AF) mode allowing you to quickly switch between the two as you need them."

I don't know why you are making such an issue of this, but hopefully this will help...


First, I don't see that mentioning it twice is "making such an issue".

Second, why do a Google search? Copy and pasting something that is wrong does not make it right. More confusing for many, Canon actually have a feature called Hybrid IS, but it is not on this lens.

Why not just look at the Canon press release? "Canon Standard Prime Lens with Optical Image Stabilizer: EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens"

The manual: You can use the Image Stabilizer in AF or MF mode

The Spec sheet: OIS box

I appreciate you are brand building, however propagating erroneous information is not a brand I would expect you to want.

The fact that you also misrepresented what the IS actually does in panning mode is also frustrating. Your reviews are very nice, your supporting images a very welcome break from the usual journalist churn it out rubbish that is so common. You know how to take a photo and you actually use the gear to its potential rather than write about what you are given with no enthusiasm or knowledge in the hopes of a promotion to the motoring division of a big publishing house.

That I am asking for simple errors to be corrected shouldn't be seen as a negative, I am trying to help and make your branding authoritative.

But Dustin said before that he wasn't brand building, but the he said he was.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 11, 2014, 08:53:19 AM »
I lost all respect for Ken Rockwell after reading this:

http://kenrockwell.com/ri/WhereDoBabiesComeFrom.htm

I know he, in his weird way, was trying to be "funny"...but so many things just go over the line in that page. When reading his photography pages, and when you see him in the few YouTube videos he is in, you get the feeling is a crass, arrogant buffoon...but when you read his "Where do Babies Come From"...you realize he's everything you fear he is...then you throw up.

I don't even bother to click on links to kenrockwell.com anymore...all I ever see now is...where do babies come from... T_T T_T T_T T_T T_T

This actually makes me accept that a couple of countries Ive lived in has internet censorship. He must have been drunk.


unfortunately for me china didn't block that now i will never un see that either  :'(

I don't sleep well any longer  :(

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Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: April 11, 2014, 08:51:46 AM »

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« on: April 11, 2014, 08:41:14 AM »
949 seems reasonable. Can't buy it right now, but maybe later this year if it's that good.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 09, 2014, 11:20:28 AM »
I lost all respect for Ken Rockwell after reading this:

http://kenrockwell.com/ri/WhereDoBabiesComeFrom.htm

I know he, in his weird way, was trying to be "funny"...but so many things just go over the line in that page. When reading his photography pages, and when you see him in the few YouTube videos he is in, you get the feeling is a crass, arrogant buffoon...but when you read his "Where do Babies Come From"...you realize he's everything you fear he is...then you throw up.

I don't even bother to click on links to kenrockwell.com anymore...all I ever see now is...where do babies come from... T_T T_T T_T T_T T_T

This actually makes me accept that a couple of countries Ive lived in has internet censorship. He must have been drunk.

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Lighting / Re: Cheap decent softbox for a traveller
« on: April 08, 2014, 09:06:41 AM »
I have Lastolite in a couple of sizes, both on and off camera. Not sure if they are too expensive, but I am happy with them. Easy to mount and seems durable also.

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Reviews / Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« on: April 06, 2014, 02:03:43 PM »
Finally, thank you!

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Photography Technique / Re: Help on what to bring to Krabi...
« on: April 06, 2014, 08:27:53 AM »
No, You do not get it VSJ.  I have looked at your photos and many are great.  You have skills.  That is why I challenged you.  Apparently many people are challenged by the word poop.  So be it.  Too many people post on this site and do not know what they are doing.  This is not you.  Again, I have looked at your photos and you have skills.  What I am encouraging you to do is use this resource to ask advice from people that have been there and get their recommendations for what lens in what location.  Be specific, not so broad.  Use this resource for finding out were to go specifically (not generally), time of day, etc.  For all of the people that feel I am being rude, so be it.  I have your attention and my message is still there.  As a professional photographer, I always want to know when, where, when and how.  I did not mean to insult you personally, just the construct of your OP.  Take your skills, seek advise and have a great time.  You insulted me. You perceived I insulted you.  Other people feel the need to weigh in, but the bottom line is knowing where to be, when to be there and what to have.  Accept my apologies if you were offended, but use this forum for what is has to offer.  For all of you others that have decided that you should pile on me, so be it.  I actually like his photos.  VSJ I also got you attention, and poop is really not that bad of a word in the big scheme of things.   :D
I can see both sides here which I believe you also can, you came out a bit strong, but on the other hand sometimes people seems to ask just about anything. But we have to remember this is a forum about gear mainly. It's fun to talk about gear. Also when I see people are traveling to places that interests me I am more than happy to throw myself in the discussion. VSJ lives in a place I have spent a lot of time in and he's always contributing in a positive fashion here. There was another guy a year ago or so who one week asked about upgrading to either 5D3 or 1Dx and the next talked about selling gear, back and forth without an end. That is a completely different story.

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Photography Technique / Re: Help on what to bring to Krabi...
« on: April 05, 2014, 03:02:17 AM »
Enough already.  Next we will have to deal with...

I am going to the bathroom to poop.  What should I bring?
Bring your phone so you can shoot a couple of selfies and post instantly  ;D

+1.  Why not give us something else to talk about? I think he just had a bad day or maybe pissed so much.

 ;)
Well I hope you'll have a great trip. I'm going back to SEA in a week, going with my daughter to visit friends over Easter. I have missed it very much. Your part of the world is my second home, I've lived down there quite a few years and will always come back.

Btw, I am bringing three primes only this time. I have a portrait session coming up there with a model I've worked with before. Normally I like zooms but I want to try something different this time. I'm also bringing light gear. I want to create my version of some shots that Kernuak posted in the B&W thread here.

Have fun!

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Photography Technique / Re: Help on what to bring to Krabi...
« on: April 04, 2014, 03:42:10 AM »
Enough already.  Next we will have to deal with...

I am going to the bathroom to poop.  What should I bring?
Bring your phone so you can shoot a couple of selfies and post instantly  ;D

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PowerShot / Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« on: March 31, 2014, 12:37:43 PM »
Entertaining.

I do wonder why Canon hasn't partnered with a phone manufacturer yet. Given that the cameras are the biggest differentiating factor in smart phones, it seems like a "Canon Inside" branded phone could be a big seller.
Sorry, I disagree that the camera is the biggest differentiating factor in chosing a smartphone. The package is so much broader today, maybe a few years ago.

But I like the idea of Canon Inside.

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Canon General / Re: The end of the 5D line?
« on: March 31, 2014, 09:00:51 AM »
I don't get this.

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Lenses / Re: Which lense now?
« on: March 31, 2014, 08:53:39 AM »
I don't have any experience with the 17-55 but people here always say it's a great lens. I can vouch for the 15-85 though as I have owned it myself, it's a very nice lens with a very usable range. The 17-55 is f/2.8 which should matter. Either one should make you happy though.

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But how much of that time spent on the iPhone, is taking pictures, and how much is spent looking at porn or playing candy crush?  And is streaming video and playing games, worth spending $3300?  I submit that it is not.
I don't know about you  :P but I do not watch porn on my phone or play games (the only game I play is Chess on my phone) ... I have over 50 GB of photography, videography & photoshop tutorials from Kelby, Lynda, Creative Live etc on my phone ... the phone also takes care of my online banking, expense tracking & it works as a scanner for many of my documents, receipts etc, it has user manuals for my cameras, photography, photoshop & technology related magazines & e-books. For me and many like me its worth the money spent on it ... plus when I sell the phone, I get at least 50% of the purchase value.
At the moment, I am sitting in an equipment hut watching a groundstation track a new satellite... I have an iPad in hand and am taking movies of the spectrum analyzer screens to capture signal anomalies as the dish tracks... say what you will about iphones and the like, but sometimes they are usefull to have...

I design experiments with several scientific apps and read scientific journals on my iPhone, check email, call into meetings remotely, and even read the occasional novel. 

Apparently some people have a hard time dragging their mind out of the gutter.   ;)
And I'm happy I work with mobile solutions with all people using it in different ways. I believe Carl meant it as a figure of speach. Porn used to be a main driver for internet, both in terms of traffic and in terms of technical innovations. I am happy to admit that I have never watched and will never watch porn. But as a business driver one shouldn't underestimate it. Your science apps would likely not be available hadn't it been for porn consumers.

I use my S4 for many professional and private tasks, even taking some photos. But they have many limitations due to the form factoe.

Thanks Arctic...and tisk tisk, I say any man who claims they've never looked at porn is a liar, but then...that's par for the course with some people (and by porn I mean even a photograph...some of the photos on this site are almost soft core porn!).  But no, I don't own a smartphone, and if I did, I would not view anything like that on it!  But if you want to pretend billions of males don't view porn on their smartphones, go right ahead.  Doesn't mean it doesn't happen.  It even happens on work desktop machines, at least if you work for the government.  I saw it on the news!  If porn is not the main driver for the internet, or mobile internet, it's only because gaming and streaming cinematic movies such as from Netflix, are definitely now taking up all the bandwidth.
Just to set the record straight, I said "I do not watch porn on my phone;) ... for such activities I prefer to use my 60 inch TV ... coz the viewing pleasure on a big screen is more appropriate ;) ;D ... and I totally agree that most of the people who claim they've never looked at porn are liars.
Just to make sure that I am still on the subject of Canon's 250 million digital cameras, let me say that they are not a single one of those 250 million cameras are good for watching such pleasurable activities. ;D
So now two of the people I like and follow on this forum has called me a liar  8)
Use the cameras to capture it, not watch it  ;)

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