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Tripod!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Pulling the trigger on a 6D
« on: October 30, 2014, 07:22:57 AM »
... and they rode off into the sunset, together, at last.

I love a story with a happy ending!  :)

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Canon General / Re: Lens identity?
« on: October 29, 2014, 11:42:06 AM »
Hi lintoni.
Thanks for the thought, seller says battery is charged, but I have a 40D so would take a spare in pocket just in case.

Cheers, Graham.

It might be worth asking friends if they have a camera that uses the same battery (BP-511) and borrow a battery, just to check that the camera works, if you do get your offer accepted.
Duh! Should've checked your sig before posting!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II
« on: October 29, 2014, 11:33:30 AM »
129mm length... that's a big lens!  Sigma 35mm Art is 94mm, for comparison.

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Canon General / Re: Lens identity?
« on: October 29, 2014, 05:56:31 AM »
It might be worth asking friends if they have a camera that uses the same battery (BP-511) and borrow a battery, just to check that the camera works, if you do get your offer accepted.

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Lenses / Re: Night Sky
« on: October 23, 2014, 06:27:45 AM »
Yep, as the previous posters said : for wide-field astro photo, you'll need a Samyang lens. They're pretty much the only ones to do wide aperture with almost no coma (maybe Zeiss too, but i've yet to see a test for coma with the 18/21mm Zeiss lenses).
The Canon 16-35 f/4L is mostly comma-free, but F/4 is really not ideal.
Djaaf.

Thanks, this is great advice. Your sample pictures were amazing.

Is Samyang just making another version of the Rokinon lens or vice versa?

If I am going to buy another L, I'd rather get something I'll use more than the 24L at that cost.

Made by Samyang, also sold under the Rokinon, Bower and other names.

@ Djaff - wonderful photos!

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M with Magic Lantern, shutter cannot release
« on: October 23, 2014, 05:16:17 AM »
It seems to be a known bug. Found this on the last page of ML's EOS-M thread

http://magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9741.425

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I may have found a fix for the shutterbug (not sure).
The shutter bug always occurred when using the EF-M 18-55 IS STM lens.
I changed the Custom Function "Release shutter without lens" to "Enable", restarted the camera and the shutter bug was gone.
Since then I have not been able to replicate the shutter bug (not even by changing the setting to "Disable").
It worked for me. I am using the sept 27 nightly build.

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Lenses / Re: Night Sky
« on: October 23, 2014, 04:21:11 AM »
I found this link useful. One of the reasons I bought the Samyang 14mm was for night skies:

http://www.lonelyspeck.com/lenses-for-milky-way-photography/

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 With a Liquid Element
« on: October 20, 2014, 12:31:51 PM »
What advantage would there be to have a liquid element in a sealed camera lens?  Does light pass through clear liquids in a differnet way than solids?
You can alter the shape of the lens, thus varying how the light's path is refracted by the lens.

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Lenses / Re: Selling my Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS II
« on: October 19, 2014, 10:24:57 AM »
I was using my 70-200mm today for softball... it would have been tough to limit myself to only 200mm... so I think I may be keeping the lens even if I do elect to upgrade to the 200 f2...
:o What?!?

You've got that all wrong.  PM me and we'll arrange a swap.  I'll send you a really nice bat and you send me the 70-200.  You'll find that your softball is much improved if you use the right gear!

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Software & Accessories / Re: Windows 7 install
« on: October 18, 2014, 09:03:25 AM »
Re: Classic Shell - I've found it invaluable on Windows 8.1, unnecessary on Windows 7 - Win 7 has a logical interface, without a steep lerning curve, so... YMMV

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 2mm f/1.4 Lens for Small Sensors
« on: October 18, 2014, 08:14:11 AM »
Just a bit too big for a EOS smartphone!  ;D

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Software & Accessories / Re: Hello Windows 10
« on: October 18, 2014, 07:27:30 AM »
Surely UFRaw or RawTherapee can handle 5D3 files, no? The big downside in Linux is the lack of 16-bit final stage editing. GIMP is nearly there though.

early 5D3 user, and there were no OS tools that could handle the raws from my new toy on my Linux PC.

Yes, but not when I first got the 5D3.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Hello Windows 10
« on: October 18, 2014, 07:20:59 AM »
Surely UFRaw or RawTherapee can handle 5D3 files, no? The big downside in Linux is the lack of 16-bit final stage editing. GIMP is nearly there though....
Really GIMP, hurry up already, would ya please? I use GIMP on WIN, 16 bit GIMP might finally get me to the Linux camp.
On WIN, UFRaw has always left me wanting, RawTherapee looks excellent in comparison though I do need to spend more time with it, just found it recently.
16 bit GIMP is available, but only in development versions. You can try builds for Windows and Mac OSX from here:

http://partha.com/


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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 15, 2014, 05:39:53 AM »
I think people are mistaken if they think that Canon needs to expand their range of dSLRs. Given that the market for ILCs is in decline, I would expect their range to be simplified, but with the expansion of EOS-M - possibly including a full frame mirrorless, which would then be the entry point to full frame.

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