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EOS Bodies / Re: No 7D Mark II in 2013? [CR2]
« on: May 11, 2013, 06:25:15 PM »
The CR regulars seem to be in a belligerent mood on this thread.
There you go.... it has to be about the "weed dance".... you just gotta be smokin weed to try and follow this topic!

I suppose we'd be less belligerent if we were...   8)

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Quote from: Nikon
Super ED glass also boasts a higher refractive index than fluorite,
making it highly capable of correcting aberrations other than
chromatic aberration.....

So it can correct other aberrations (as can other elements in Canon lenses)...but does Super ED correct CA as well as fluorite?  Nikon carefully didn't state that...

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You have to disable Live View Silent Shooting.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Do you trust your camera?
« on: May 11, 2013, 02:04:38 PM »
What do you think of aperture?i use lightroom and on occasion go into photoshop.

I like Aperture - a great UI and excellent for library management.  But not a great RAW converter - I triage in Aperture, use DxO for RAW conversions, then bring the jpgs into Aperture.  I use CS6 for creative editing.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« on: May 11, 2013, 12:07:22 PM »
I love my 85mm f/1.2 L but if you want quick AF the non-L 85mm f/1.8 is just as good.

Rather, if you want quick AF in an 85mm prime, the 85/1.8 is better than the 85L.  But the 85L has better IQ.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Do you trust your camera?
« on: May 11, 2013, 11:59:47 AM »
I didn't trust my 5DII - I always took multiple shots so I could pick the the best.

I trust my 1D X - I always take multiple shots because I leave it set to 12 fps, and even a brief press of the shutter fires off 2-3 frames.  ;)  I agree that sorting through them is a bit annoying, as I really don't need to delete due to missed focus. But with kids, it helps because I almost always get one with no blinks.
I just watched a video on youtube with jeff cable he does the same i guess that is the only problem sorting through them all.

Doesn't take long. Aperture can automatically 'stack' photos taken within a given time interval, so I can open the whole burst with one click. Then I can pick the one to keep, running the loupe over them if needed to help select, and delete the rest with a keystroke.

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Lenses / Re: 100mm f/2.8L with a diopter?
« on: May 11, 2013, 12:24:14 AM »
Reduced IQ from the diopter.  You may be better off cropping...

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Lenses / Re: Canon 40mm pancake firmware update
« on: May 10, 2013, 08:01:28 PM »
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_40mm_f_2_8_stm#DriversAndSoftware

You need a 2012 or later body. If you just bought it, it's almost certainly updated.

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EOS Bodies / Re: No 7D Mark II in 2013? [CR2]
« on: May 10, 2013, 07:41:15 PM »
So with 7D2 coming in 14, and a 1 series high MP coming in 14, that would make for only two notable DSLR bodies next year  (ok 70D would be three if it waits that long), plus the obligatory new Rebels, of course, which hatch frequently.  I guess i don't see whats so spectacular about the number of  2014 DSLR Bodies, and what a great year it will be --  beyond of course the fact that we may see Canon's price interpretation of what a high MP body should command from the market, and whatever they reveal in the 7D2.   is anyone anticipating more than this?

Apparently, any photo can be taken by any camera at all, a pinhole camera is a good as a 1D X.  So, who cares about a 7DII or high MP body - it's just gear...so it doesn't matter.   ::)

Right on. I've seen superb pin-hole photos and lousy 1Dx frames.  ;)

And obviously, any photo taken with one could be taken with the other, right?  Because gear doesn't matter.

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EOS Bodies / Re: No 7D Mark II in 2013? [CR2]
« on: May 10, 2013, 07:30:26 PM »
So with 7D2 coming in 14, and a 1 series high MP coming in 14, that would make for only two notable DSLR bodies next year  (ok 70D would be three if it waits that long), plus the obligatory new Rebels, of course, which hatch frequently.  I guess i don't see whats so spectacular about the number of  2014 DSLR Bodies, and what a great year it will be --  beyond of course the fact that we may see Canon's price interpretation of what a high MP body should command from the market, and whatever they reveal in the 7D2.   is anyone anticipating more than this?

Apparently, any photo can be taken by any camera at all, a pinhole camera is a good as a 1D X.  So, who cares about a 7DII or high MP body - it's just gear...so it doesn't matter.   ::)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: [advice] My last tripod
« on: May 10, 2013, 11:41:26 AM »
If you want heavy duty on a budget it's probably the best option out there.

The OP said budget wasn't a real issue and is considering the Gitzo Ocean 3542, a $2100 set of legs.  So it seems like 'heavy duty on a budget' isn't desired.

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Lenses / Re: Can the 70-200 2.8L II IS replace my 100L and 135L?
« on: May 10, 2013, 11:37:59 AM »
I have all three, and use all three.  But I use the 70-200 II the most. The 100L is used for macro/close ups (most recently, baby feet), sounds like you could dispense with that one. I use the 135L for tight portraits where I want max OOF blur and smoothest bokeh, and indoor sports where the extra stop means ISO 6400 instead of 12800.

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Lenses / Re: Is An UWA Lens Useful on a Crop Sensor?
« on: May 10, 2013, 08:48:12 AM »
From an IQ standpoint, the Canon 10-22mm, Tokina 11-16mm, and Sigma 8-16mm are similar (all very good).  The Tokina has the least range but f/2.8, the Sigma is widest but slowest, the Canon has the broadest range and is in the middle for speed.

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I have heard the 50L is difficult, and also it has focus shift (irrelevant if used wide open).  Also, distance has a big effect with that lens - an AFMA may be effective at the tested distance, but not appropriate at a closer distance.

What were your testing distances for the LensAlign and the paper?  How did you do the AFMA (number of shots, etc.)?

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Technical Support / Re: An error occurring randomly
« on: May 10, 2013, 08:15:50 AM »
It is certainly NOT endorsed by Canon so I'd take your advice with a pinch of salt.

True, but sometimes Canon's guidance needs a pinch of salt, too. The manual for my 600 II instructs me to send the lens to Canon to replace the tripod foot with the monopod foot. Apparently, a hex key and four screws are too complex for us normal folks to handle.  ::)

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