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Messages - Gert Arijs

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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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EOS Bodies - For Stills / AFMA values beyond -20
« on: March 07, 2014, 10:04:10 AM »
Hi,
I have bought a used 5D3 last month and recently the Tamron 24-70 f/2,8 VC (also used). I just did AFMA for this lens (as I did with my other lenses before) and even with the value set to -20, it's just not enough. It should be about -22 for Wide and about -26 for Tele (these are educated guesses). What can I do?
Notes:
-I performed a more or less "real life" test at f/4 and it's perfectly ok. Same test at f/2,8 and it seems quite ok.
-I do the following to determine the AFMA values: Tripod, detailed flat object (ie newspaper), camera and object aligned. I defocus manually, and autofocus; then I check the focus using liveview and adjust manually when necessary; I repeat this about 3 times using the middle focus point first and another 3 times for two outer focus points (both left and right). I always defocus first.
-I got very consistent results with my other lenses on this and previous bodies. So I'm confident I do not need FoCal or other packages. It's just this Tamron, which seems too off for calibration but turns out to be ok in real life...
Suggestions?

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Lenses / Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« on: February 25, 2014, 03:52:23 PM »
I would invest in a 17-40. So take the 17-40 and the 100 is my advice. Not too havy, very multi-purpose.

In fact I wanted to suggest a crop body with superzoom, ie Tamron 18-270mm. Since quality is a serious issue, it's a tough descision...

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Lenses / Re: Soon to be MP-E 65 owner has a couple questions
« on: February 24, 2014, 01:41:29 PM »
I do the opposite:  :)
I use no UV-filter on the MPE-65, but I do use the hood. I got a fake metal hood, from eBay. I do sometimes use a polafilter to do cross-polarisation indoors.
The front element is really very small and I just prefer not to put glass in front of my lenses. For the sake of protection from bushes, pollen, etc. a filter could be usefull, but I still prefer a hood.
All the best from Belgium,
Gert

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Canon General / Re: I Need Help Finding A Camera Bag
« on: February 23, 2014, 11:51:56 AM »
I was about to buy a TT Retrospective 7 for about 95€ (used). But instead I bought an Eastpack messenger bag (smaller one) for 5€ (used). I'm making an insert for camera gear to fit in, right now. My purpose was to be very un-camerabaggy and if I fail, it's just 5€ spent.
On the other hand, it's not as waterproof as the retrospective and takes some work.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Looking for a new tripod and head
« on: February 12, 2014, 03:23:01 PM »
I'd buy a used Gitzo (3540XLS for instance) and re-use the old head from your Manfrotto tripod. And save for a decent ballhead.
Good luck!

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