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Messages - Gert Arijs

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel EOS on the Way as Mentioned by Canon
« on: August 26, 2014, 06:39:26 AM »
I wonder if it would be possible to make the 1DX2 as a 60 megapixel camera and run it in "crop mode" where it uses the central part of the sensor for reach, "full mode" for those monstrously large files, and "bin mode" where a 2X2 bin would give you a 15Mpixel camera with good low light performance, or even a 3X3 bin mode for a 7Mpixel camera with really good low light performance. ?
I really like that.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200 f4 IS vs Tamron 70-200 f2.8 VC
« on: August 25, 2014, 08:07:45 AM »
I've had de 70-200 L IS (version I) for about two weeks. I needed it for an assignment. I used a 7D back then (now 5D3), but found the AF not very consistent on that body. My Tamron is definetly more consistent on my 5D3.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200 f4 IS vs Tamron 70-200 f2.8 VC
« on: August 25, 2014, 03:53:44 AM »
I bought the 24-70 VC. It's a bit softer when I stop down to f/9 or so. But my main concern was the direction of zooming. It's the opposite to the Canon-zoom-direction! The Nikon way of zooming. It's just a habit and I got used to it. When I use a Canon zoom lens, It's very difficult to use because of zooming the other way. I missed shots. So I decided to buy the Tamron 70-200 VC instead of a used Canon 70-200 II. Zoom direction is the same as the 24-70 VC. I do not miss shots any more as I got used to it instead of confusing myself.
The Tamron 70-200 VC is very sharp. Also at 200mm and 2,8. VC works great. Good balance. I'm very happy with it!
About color: easy fixed in post. Just make an import preset in LR and it's never an issue. Although I've not seen poor color on my copies.

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Street & City / Re: Brugge - Belgium
« on: August 12, 2014, 03:40:41 PM »
As a Belgian, living 50 km from there: Well done! Right time, right place!
Good thing the tourist boats weren't active anymore.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Another Nikon full-frame
« on: August 10, 2014, 08:53:29 AM »
If it's true, it could be the successor to the D700. That camera never got really replaced...

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I use GPSlogger. Super easy to use. Just LR does the trick to sync. Make sure the time is the same on phone and camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D II Specs Listed on KDrama Stars
« on: August 01, 2014, 03:09:12 PM »
I do not believe this. Seems completely underspecced. So: HOAX-ALERT!

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I have two R2880's. I got hem used for 300€ and 250€, including extra ink. Very good printers indeed!!
Maybe you can buy used and in the higher segment?

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But, what exactly needs that much power if it isn't feature rich and/or better than the 70D? Or even the 6D, as some of you dispute?
I think real time high ISO noise reduction (based on dual pixel tech) for video...

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I think indeed the 7D2 will be above your budget (and mine). I guess it to be between 1800 en 2200 Dollar (or Euro...). While it might be significantly better for video, I doubt it to be spectacularly better for stills. So I'd say: wait for official announcement and then buy a used 70D from an upgrader.

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Why not Markins? They have good availability in Germany!

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Initial testing of my new 568 II was very positive. One as master, another as slave in group B, my old canon 550ex as slave in group A and another Canon 430ex as slave C. Works very well.

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I just purchased two Yongnuo 560 III and two Yongnuo 568 II. The latter didn't arrive yet. I trust Yongnuo, my simple radio triggers (603) work really well. The 560 III works very well too. And: any flash overheats, I had an overheated Canon 430 once, it said "POOF" and stopped working. Costed 234 Euro to repair, a new one was 239 Euro at that time.
So I thought:
If I invest in Canons Radio System, it'll cost me way over 1000 Euro to have two flashes and a transmitter. If I invest in Yongnuo, it'll cost me less and I can buy 3 or 4 flashes instead of two. Just buy the YN-622C (radio controller for eTTL) and some TTL-flashes. Done!
(I just got the 568 II because I want to use them as a replacement for my old 550EX)

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Photography Technique / Re: How can I get this apple sharp?
« on: March 09, 2014, 12:10:48 PM »
If you stack there's no need anymore to use f/14. You can use f/5,6 and take small steps. The background will be better. To avoid a moving apple: wait for the wind to slow down and/or stabilize your apple with another branch (out of the frame!).
And take multiple tries, seperated by a black picture (to easily group your series apart in Lightroom afterwards).
Good luck!
Gert

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Hotshoe has stopped working?
« on: March 08, 2014, 01:17:26 PM »
Clean the hotshoe and the flashshoe. I've had problems with dirt. It was barely visible, but a simple cleaning solved the issue.
Good luck!

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