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EOS Bodies / Re: Cancelled 5d mk III pre-order for D800?
« on: March 12, 2012, 09:46:37 PM »
I did just the opposite, had the pre order for the D800 but sold my Nikon stuff and came back to Canon.. To each there own !!
Welcome to the light side!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Yongnuo wireless Intervelometer
« on: March 12, 2012, 09:37:49 PM »
...399 for the one you're looking at. This aspect makes a difference - you will shoot many frames making a decent timelapse. I believe they both allow "unlimited" exposures when not set on the timer, but you will have to manually stop the sequence. My experience is you set the intervalometer up, walk away and return later when all is over.
The link says "Number of shots  1 to 399,-- (unlimited)"

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Yongnuo wireless Intervelometer
« on: March 12, 2012, 09:17:24 PM »
I have the wired version - works great. As long as the functions are turned off, the battery drain is minimal (like a digital watch.) Note that your link (and the one I have) is a Nikon style with a Canon plug. A Canon style is also available if that means something to you. The Nikon style version has a larger maximum number of shots if memory serves me right.

There is nothing wrong with the build quality of this item - it's built as good as any full-priced factory product of this type of item. I have not been disappointed with the build quality of anything Yongnuo makes.
Thanks for the insight. The I posted says "YONGNUO MC-36R/C3 Wireless Timer Remote for CANON 5D II 7D 1D IV 50D 40D 30D 20D". Where do you get Nikon reference from?

EOS Bodies / Re: Cancelled 5d mk III pre-order for D800?
« on: March 12, 2012, 09:00:52 PM »
What is your rationale to consider switching systems?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Yongnuo wireless Intervelometer
« on: March 12, 2012, 08:57:16 PM »
Get this one ;) http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Pixel-TW282-Wireless-Timer-Remote-Canon-EOS-1D-/310318118552?pt=Camera_Camcorder_Remotes&hash=item484066b698
Much more sophisticated and better build quality!

looks interesting does the handpiece have power on off?

I'd be curious of this too. It is interseting that it also uses CR2 batteries on the hotshoe portion - I tend to have those kicking around for my Yongnuo RF-602 triggers.

Do you know if the 5D3 also has the C8 connector like the 5D2?

@wickidwombat - how long do the batteries last in the YN if you forget to take them out?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Yongnuo wireless Intervelometer
« on: March 12, 2012, 08:05:51 PM »
i have the cable version exact same handpiece and functionality
it works well however the only thing that bugs me alot is there is no on off switch so you have to take the batteries out when you stop using it. really stupid design IMO
Not sure on how much benefit the wireless vs cable version is though the cable version is alot cheaper

Does it not shutdown after a period of inactivity? The wireless version would be for studio shots, selfie's or group shots with me in 'em  :D

Lenses / Re: Purchase thoughts: Canon 5d3 or 24-70L II?
« on: March 12, 2012, 01:11:57 PM »
You already have great primes and tele zoom. If I were you, I would get the glass this year and 5D3 next. Great glass will always be great glass whereas the bodies tend to depreciate rapidly.

The 5D2 is an impressive camera that still has amazing IQ, so if you can wait a year to upgrade it you will no doubt get a better deal.

Lenses / Re: Good/Better/Best Macro for T3i
« on: March 12, 2012, 12:37:44 PM »
A cheap entry level macro lens would be the 50/2.5 which is a 1:2 lens rather than the majority of the ones mentioned here which are 1:1.

To the OP original question

*All Canon*
Good = 50/2.5
Better = 100/2.8 or 60/2.8 EF-s
Best = 100/2.8 L

A buddy of mine has the Tamron 90 and says it is good.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Yongnuo wireless Intervelometer
« on: March 12, 2012, 10:12:47 AM »
I was looking into buying an intervalometer and was wondering if anyone had experience with the Yongnuo  MC-36R?


It seems like it would work with any Canon that has a C8 connector such as the 5D2.

Lenses / Re: Is 50mm Sigma that good?
« on: March 12, 2012, 08:48:54 AM »
Are you focusing and recomposing? That will change the focus point for sure. If you shoot in portrait orientation and your subjects eyes are on the top portion of the viewfinder try using a focus point in the top area of the viewfinder to avoid or minimize the 'focus/recompose' focus shift that may be occurring.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 5D MKIII and iPad 3rd Gen.
« on: March 12, 2012, 05:25:54 AM »
Here is a wireless option that works via the SD card slot by means of a wireless card transmitter.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens or 1.4
« on: March 11, 2012, 05:20:06 PM »
I have owned both the 1.4 and 1.8 and shot them on a 40D and 5D classic. I agree that the build, AF and bokeh are superior on the 1.4 and it is better balanced on the pro-sumer/pro bodies. That said, I found a lot of CA and purple fringing on the 1.4 copy I owned - upon further research I found it is very common with this lens.

I have heard many people people are very happy with the Sigma 50/1.4, it is a newer design and heftier piece of glass - it has a 77mm filter size. There are focus issues with the Sigma so it may take persistence to find  a good copy.

As DJL29 said, the 85/1.8 on the 5D(*) would be great for portraits - I have one and it is one of my favourite lenses.

@scaleusa - as we're talking about karma here, what's the reason you've got so much negative karma? You're not offensive, etc. If admins collect it so much, then maybe there's something wrong with it from start?

As administrator, I've had to do some unpopular things, like giving warnings, bans, etc.  Undoubtedly some of those start giving smites whenever they can.  It comes with the territory.

Unfortunately, the Karma system is not very flexible, and modifying it requires third party software which might make us venurable to hacking, or just plain be incompatible.  So, its all or nothing.
My vote would be nothing - it detracts from conversations about Canon gear. Let's face it, 99% of the people on here are loyal Canonites. Let's get on with posting about Canon related stuff and leave the school yard antics behind us.

Uh oh now I picked up two smites for making jokes in a thread specifically about making light of all the smiting.  Go figure!  LOL

I gave u an aplaud for not smiting me :D
I see your applaud and raise you each one :D

I also don't think it teaches people a lesson - as it has been said by others in this post, you don't even know what you have been smited for - unless you just  unleashed a total flam-o-gram rant on someone of course. Furthermore it is totally anonymous, which lacks any form of accountability.

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