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PowerShot / Re: Two New PowerShot Cameras Leaked
« on: May 13, 2013, 12:06:54 PM »
I thought a 1200mm equivalent lens length in the SX50 HS was pretty interesting even though I found it a bit too challenging to use.  I'd love to see the next iteration of this camera have a smartphone app for remote focus/lock and shutter control.  At 1200mm equivalent, I found the image to be too shaky even with IS on when handheld  but on a tripod, the image could be stabilized.  However, since I had to depress the clunky shutter button, there was no way the image would stay stable.  A remote triggering via phone would be great.

The SX50 takes the Canon E3 plug (like the Rebel/xxxD bodies).  There are wired (Canon, 3rd party) and wireless (3rd party, including a smartphone option, IIRC).

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I want it badly, but don't believe it until I actually see it ;) *cross my fingers*
Maybe it will come with a pony.  Better yet, now that the Yen is over 100 to the USD, a price tag closer to $10,000 than $12,000

So...not a pony, but a unicorn.  Good luck with that...   :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: No 7D Mark II in 2013? [CR2]
« on: May 13, 2013, 10:14:18 AM »
A great shot is a great shot. Weither its from an a1400 or a 1Dx. It's more convienent to get the shot with a 1Dx but If you got it with a a1400, both would be great shots. That's the principle and has nothing to do with equipment.

A great photo is a great photo. It's irrelevant what equipment was used.

Basic failure of logic.  A great photo can be taken with any camera, but it does not follow that every great photo can be taken with any camera.

No one is contesting the former, the latter assumption is where you're incorrect.

But just because the great photo would be different from the a1400 than the 1Dx makes it no less great.

IE: great wide angle shot of a landscape is no less great than a tele-compressed photo landscape, which could also be just as good.
Oh, sure. Look...here's this great photo of the Western Greebe's courtship ritual taken with the A1400.  The birds are those two tiny, dark specks there.  What a great photo.  ::)

The photographer chooses the shot. For some shots, 'any camera' just won't do.

It's obvious you're practicing reductio ad absurdum - and you're doing a great job of sounding absurd in the process.  Feel free to keep on baiting, I've fed you enough troll food in this thread.

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EOS Bodies / Re: No 7D Mark II in 2013? [CR2]
« on: May 13, 2013, 10:01:41 AM »
A great shot is a great shot. Weither its from an a1400 or a 1Dx. It's more convienent to get the shot with a 1Dx but If you got it with a a1400, both would be great shots. That's the principle and has nothing to do with equipment.

A great photo is a great photo. It's irrelevant what equipment was used.

Basic failure of logic.  A great photo can be taken with any camera, but it does not follow that every great photo can be taken with any camera.

No one is contesting the former, the latter assumption is where you're incorrect.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX err80
« on: May 13, 2013, 09:50:37 AM »
It's confirmed it's a firmware issue, update coming soon. Not clear on the details yet, but I heard it doesn't have to do with personal settings, so no point right now in going crazy comparing settings. Will find out more tomorrow.
Thank you for the info.

A bit outdated now, though, since this issue was addressed with a firmware update.

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Lenses / Re: EF 14-24mm and Filters
« on: May 13, 2013, 09:15:23 AM »
The best way to handle filters for lenses such as this is to do what they do with the big telephoto lenses and put the filter at the rear of the lens.

Do you think Canon will (if it's even possible) design such a lens to take a drop-in holder like the supertele lenses?  A slot for gels doesn't work for a CPL, for example, and even on UWA lenses they are useful for reflections and increasing saturation, e.g. foliage shots.

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Lenses / Re: Lenses for climbing photography
« on: May 13, 2013, 09:11:13 AM »
I'd say 70-300L. The 5DII will give you ~1.5 stops higher ISO for the same noise, which will compensate for the f/5.6 long end. In terms of DoF, f/2.8 on APS-C is like f/4.5 on FF.

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PowerShot / Re: Two New PowerShot Cameras Leaked
« on: May 13, 2013, 07:23:04 AM »
Afterall, which camera has done more innovation with digital cameras recently, Canon or Sony?
And which company has done as little as possible?
Oh, you're bashing Canon? Big surprise. No innovation the last year? Where have you been?

Well, that's dilbert for you. Confuses lenses with cameras and talks out of both sides of his mouth.  Just recently, dilbert started a thread about the SX50 being the best superzoom ever, and now Canon has done 'as little as possible'.  ::)

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Lenses / Re: EF 14-24mm and Filters
« on: May 13, 2013, 06:49:04 AM »
Looking at the patent, probably no front filters.

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PowerShot / Re: Two New PowerShot Cameras Leaked
« on: May 13, 2013, 06:12:55 AM »
Quote from: Sony Rumors
The RX200 will have an improved 28-140mm f/1.4-2.2 lens (compared to the current 29-105mm f/1.8-4.9)

If true, 140mm f/2.2 means a substantially bigger lens assembly, meaning the RX-200 would lose the current form factor - one big reason for its popularity.  I'm very tempted by the RX-100, but if the successor won't fit in a jeans pocket like the current model, no interest from me.

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Lenses / Re: AFMA Accuracy vs. Precision
« on: May 12, 2013, 06:25:53 PM »
Just wanted to pose a question to those with sufficient experience AFMA testing and adjusting several lenses and bodies.

I've got a little bit of experience with AFMA...   ;)

I'm with AlanF on this. I have not noticed any difference in precision with an AFMA applied (based on FoCal and on substantial empirical observation). I do notice the difference with the high-precision AF points, and also between bodies (my 1D X is more precise than my 7D, which is more precise than my 5DII).

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EOS-M / Re: Filters for M
« on: May 12, 2013, 03:03:13 PM »
Ordered 43mm B+w nd64, and already have a 43mm cpl on way.

Enjoy!

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Happens to me on occasion.  Last time, the word "comes" turned out to be the culprit. Go figure...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: [advice] My last tripod
« on: May 12, 2013, 01:45:01 PM »
Links are fine, Ben.  ;)

http://community.the-digital-picture.com/showthread.php?t=5705

Your review is one reason I went with the TVC-33 - thanks again!

I have the Gorillapod SLR Zoom (bought when I had a Rebel T1i/500D) and the Joby ballhead (a bit annoying due to the dedicated 1/4"-20 plate), I have been considering replacing it with the Focus, and I like the idea of using a BH-30 on it (especially since I have one on my TQC-14).

Incidentally, at a brick and mortar shop a few months back, I ran across (and bought) a Joby SLR-Zoom Flash Clip, a cold shoe that clicks into the BH-1 ballhead that I have on the SLR-Zoom.  So I'll be able to use that with a 600-EX RT as a more flexible Justin clamp.

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It won't sit flush, so the plate won't go in a clamp. One user here took a Dremel to the RRS plate to countersink the FastenR-T1, and reported that worked well.

Personally, I attach a FastenR-3 to a Kirk 1" clamp (QRC-1) with Loctite for each of my BR straps.  Gives me a secure connection that I can easily move from body L-bracket to lens plate and remove for tripod/monopod mounting.

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