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Abstract / Re: best missed shots
« on: August 06, 2014, 02:39:09 AM »
My missed shot was of a Sloth bear in India...  it charged us, reared and stood on its hind legs a few meters away from our jeep...  everyone on the jeep was so scared no one shot an image... I came to my senses too late and shot an extremely blurry out of focus pic...  it haunts me! :(

I'll try and dig out the pic to share once i'm home from work!

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Lenses / Re: Breaking GAS
« on: August 05, 2014, 02:38:27 AM »
So, I've tried to have a lens free year this year... 

Wow ... how do you take any photos when you're lens free???  ;D
Indeed, it has been tough! :P

The best way to curb G.A.S. is to stop reading photography-related websites!

Agreed, and have been avoiding this site for a time now for that very reason...  but now...  well... screw it! :D

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Lenses / Re: Breaking GAS
« on: August 04, 2014, 10:55:46 AM »
Thanks guys....  :D

It is gonna get some use heavy use in India...  i've only got 2 years left here!

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Lenses / Breaking GAS
« on: August 04, 2014, 02:46:28 AM »
So, I've tried to have a lens free year this year...  2013 was a big GAS year, so this year i was trying to break it...  And i've failed...  BIG time. I've just ordered a 500mm F/4 L IS II....  I guess in GAS terms, this is drug/drink equivalent of a month long bender?

It would appear when i go cold turkey the pent up GAS eventually explodes spectacularly....  I think it is better for smaller GAS release for me.

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Canon General / Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« on: August 01, 2014, 01:13:30 AM »
my 50mm f/1.8....  for some reason I rarely use 50mm length (on ff).  So never up-graded....  But, funnily enough, it is actually the oldest bit of kit I have...  strange! :) I guess i have just up-graded everything else, but not the 50 (since i rarely use it)!

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Canon General / Re: When a Woman is Fed Up...
« on: July 28, 2014, 02:23:28 AM »
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Time to start referring to her as an ex-wife.

hahahah

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Lenses / Re: Going native at 400mm
« on: July 25, 2014, 02:55:33 AM »
I've heard rumours that the 400mm f/5.6L IS is on the near horizon...  one of my contacts in canon even suggested September...  I guess it isn't long to wait to find out.

Also the 100-400 II is apparently round the corner...  I'd wait for photokina then make a choice! :)

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Software & Accessories / Eye-fi Mobi
« on: June 28, 2014, 08:39:41 AM »
Hey im interested in this card for my wife but have a (probably stupid) question.

Is it possible to take pictures on the card, like a normal SD card, but then later (not live) transfer just a select 1 or 2 to my iphone?  Basically, she wants to be able to send selected images via her phone. She does not care about the live connection.

This is probably a stupid question, but i don't know anyone who has used this card so have no one else to ask. Anyone here using it? Is it worth it?

Thanks,

John

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 27, 2014, 06:22:42 AM »
I was hoping for more to push Canon to up it's game to stay ahead of the game!

It does not tempt me over to the dark side anyway!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D mark 2 crop vs full frame
« on: June 27, 2014, 12:53:42 AM »
A high-end 7D mkII with better IQ and ISO performance will be aimed to replace the 1d MK IV imho. A pro APS-C has a place, especially for wildlife and sports. The only caveat is the performance, it needs to get close to the 1D MK IV to stand a chance. Otherwise it will just re-fill it's current position, which is not a negative! :)

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I will be good to buy a 5D MK IV around the start of 2016, so this time line is good for me...  it comes out, I buy it once the price settles, issues are resolved and reviews are out! :)

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Canon General / Re: Is Australia Canon's favorite?
« on: June 19, 2014, 08:46:31 AM »
Somewhere always has to be first, why not Oz? Sorry USA...  you can't always be first!  ::)

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I shoot at quite a lot of major international sporting events, though I am not in Brazil for the world cup, and if Canon did offer me the use of a 7D Mark II at such an event I would probably say no, as I would need my 1D X.

I've often wondered about that...  I never understood why someone would trial a prototype camera at an important event.

Saying that, I am scanning the photographers for lenses and cameras!  Force of habit now! :) Not seen anything too surprising...

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Canon General / Re: Let's confess our disgusting perversions
« on: May 24, 2014, 12:29:00 PM »
I have discovered old MF lenses and am loving them!

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Lenses / Re: Helios 44-2
« on: May 22, 2014, 06:09:59 AM »
I like that! I'll check it out!

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