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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: ENELOOP ????
« on: Today at 01:51:50 PM »
I asked at the photokina 2014 what it is about Panasonic and Eneloop and a nice guy at the Panasonic booth told me that not long ago Panasonic took over the battery business from Sanyo. I do not know a specific date when this had happened but currently I see "Sanyo Eneloop" and also the new "Panasonic Eneloop" packages at retailers as well as on amazon.

By the way: my 7 years old Sanyo Eneloops are loosing power, too
and I will replace them with the new black Panasonic 2550mAh Pro Eneloops for my 430EX and 580EXII.
I am looking especially for a package with a 'high speed' loading unit that reloads them within two hours.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: April 08, 2014, 02:41:21 AM »
:o caught some strange goose...


Beautiful image. Nicely done.
Thank you very much, click!!

We saw Ikarus, too:

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: April 07, 2014, 06:06:59 PM »
 :o caught some strange goose...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: March 21, 2014, 02:54:39 AM »
Pauline was such a relaxed and laid back cat...

Summertime, and the living is easy by Ingo Kwiat, on Flickr

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: February 13, 2014, 05:55:18 PM »
An X-Wing Seagull ,
North sea
The Netherlands, Scheveningen

7D | EF 24-105 L |  1/500sec | f/7.1 | ISO100

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Lenses / Re: Lens Squeak - 24-70 2.8 USM II - Is this Normal?
« on: November 26, 2013, 02:16:33 PM »
Ouch.
I would refrain from any greasing, oil, WD40 or other lubricants  ::)

My 24-105 never did this, my 70-300 is a non-L and has no weather sealing.
Sorry that I have no lens to compare :-(
but I would hope to get an answer from one of those lens rental guys, as they have a large amount of such lenses and maybe could underpin or disagree to Canon's opinion "that this is normal"...

And I totally agree: next time you should really tell them that you shoot video and the squeak is a NO-GO.
Good luck!!

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Sports / Re: Advice on low light indoor sports photo's
« on: October 08, 2013, 04:11:42 PM »
ykn123 says it right, I second that!

When I do indoor shootings of Judo, Aikido, Tai Chi or Dancing I often use my 7D with the EF 85 f/1.8.
I shoot RAW and do the white balance in Lightroom, works great with a grey card, worked also with a grey element near the athletes  :D

Example
7D | 1/500sec | f/2.0 | EF 85 mm ISO 125

Barbara Bandel | -70kg by Ingo Kwiat, on Flickr

The nifty fifty f/1.4 does it, too - just sometimes the AF USM isn't fast enough :(

Aikido | Keiko-Dojo Niederrhein by Ingo Kwiat, on Flickr

The 24-105 f/4 works, but is not the best recommendation for indoor sports

Ole Bischof | IPPON! by Ingo Kwiat, on Flickr

Regarding high ISO... the 7D can go up to 6400 and Lightroom 5 can help to smooth even these high settings,
if a 1DX does not fit into the budget - have you thought about getting a used 7D?

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Canon General / Re: Europe trip, 1-2 months
« on: September 28, 2012, 02:36:31 PM »
 ::) maybe I missed it (except Münster and the Alps) but did anyone mention Germany?

Are you planning for Germany, too?

Any special interests except usual tourist's targets?

And one more question: what time do you plan to travel? Summer 2013??

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 12-24 F4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM II
« on: September 27, 2012, 04:50:53 PM »
could somebody tell the differences to or a comparison with the EF 8-15mm f/4L fisheye?

I got a sample lens of that thing on my 7D at photokina and it's amazingly wide on APS-C:

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM by Ingo Kwiat, on Flickr

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony Rx-1
« on: September 27, 2012, 04:41:27 PM »
for those interested in SONY
i caught a snapshot of the RX1 @ the photokina:

SONY RX1 by Ingo Kwiat, on Flickr

...maybe this camera is a kind of inspiration for an EOS M-6 with a FF sensor an EF mount  ::)

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Lenses / Re: Update for the EF 24-105 f/4 L ?
« on: September 20, 2012, 04:13:33 PM »
I have a copy from 2009 (taken from a 5D2Kit) that I selected at my local Frankfurt/M. dealer and I am quite happy with it on the 40D and 7D and I also think that Canon will update other lenses but not his one.

Of course a new design inherited from 70-200 2.8 L Mk II and the latest Mk II of the 24-70 would be nice...
but
let's hope they announce one next year so we probably see (and talk about) prototypes in 2014/15/16...

How long is the 100-400L on duty? And still no update... (well, let's ignore the 10k$ 200-400 1.4x converter monster).

Anyway this workhorse will continue as the walkaround lens for 5D/6D and 1D-families for quite some time.

In case someone wonders what to shoot with the 24-105L, you may have look here:
http://www.ipernity.com/tag/canon/keyword/294182

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Lenses / Re: Lens creep. Is this normal?
« on: August 10, 2012, 02:02:46 AM »
my 24-105L does not creep at all, maybe you can have the Canon service fix that on warranty?

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Lenses / Re: Canon at the London Summer Olympics
« on: July 31, 2012, 02:05:45 PM »
Petapixel wrote about that 'room of dreams', titeling 
Canon’s Drool-Worthy Gear Room at the London Olympics
http://www.petapixel.com/2012/07/31/canons-drool-worthy-gear-room-at-the-london-olympics/

giving the source for the pics: INKIBOO on flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/inkiboo/7604804042/#in/photostream
and 3 pics following

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this is me, then

Ingo Kwiat by Ingo Kwiat, on Flickr

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS M System Announced
« on: July 23, 2012, 01:36:06 AM »
and a promo vid on youtube  ;D right now 83 views....

The Canon EOS M - Small and simple EOS

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