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Site Information / Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« on: June 16, 2013, 06:24:16 PM »
...and the "fire" exception... Yelling "FIRE" in a crowded theatre is considered inappropriate and is NOT protected by Freedom of Speech laws

Is that anything like yelling "DYNAMIC RANGE" in a crowded Canon forum?  ;)

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Depends on the lens, and what you mean by manual focus.  If you mean through the viewfinder, the stock focus screen in both is the same, and is not very good for lenses faster than f/2.8 (because you'll see the DoF of ~f/2.8 even with faster lenses). The 6D has a user-replaceable focus screen, so you can easily install the Canon Eg-S, which will show you the true DoF of a fast prime (and conversely, f/4 and f/5.6 lenses will give you a pretty dark viewfinder).  Canon doesn't consider the 5DIII's focus screen to be user replaceable.  There are 3rd party options, installation can be easy, but also easy to screw up (misalignment resulting from improper shimming), and metering may be affected (the 6D has settings to compensate for other Canon focus screens).

If you mean manual focus via Live View, there's no difference between the two cameras. If you're going to rely on focus confirmation from the AF system, the 5DIII has an edge.

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EOS Bodies / Re: SL1 as a "travel" body
« on: June 16, 2013, 01:17:28 PM »
I've been considering the EOS M (and EF adapter) for travel.  Not really to use as a second body, rather as a backup in case my 1D X fails during the trip.  I'd still bring the high-end compact for use when a pocketable camera is needed, and the M would take up almost no extra room, but enable me to use the full set of lenses.

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Do you find the focusing slow with the 85mm for active kids?

It's fine for portraits even when they're moving around.

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For portraits of just one child when I don't have control over the background, I use the 85/1.2L II, and usually at f/1.6-f/2 for sufficient DoF.  So the 85/1.8 would be a good choice.  With >1 kid in the picture, f/2.8 or narrower is usually needed for sufficient DoF, so I'd go with the 24-70/2.8 II for that.

As for the 6D, weren't you previously asking about a smaller camera (NEX, Fuji) for Disney?  Now you want to carry a pair of full-size dSLRs?  ???

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Site Information / Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« on: June 16, 2013, 09:05:49 AM »
You've asked the question, you've been answered by the site owner and another admin. I would suggest that now might be a good time to let the issue drop.  Unless, of course, you have another reason for pushing this issue.  For example, if you know Canon-F1 in the same way that Mikael Residal knows ankorwatt - i.e., you see him every time you look into a mirror.  I suppose the mods could deduce that from the IP addresses used, most forum software has the capability to show members that are likely to be the same person.

well your out of the air accusations just show that you propably deserved that he insulted you.
if he has... i have seen no evidence of that and it´s possible you are just a liar who makes such things up.

1) To use your own words, please get real and don´t put words in my mouth.  I did not state Canon-F1 had insulted me, personally, but that I have observed him insulting others.  That statement was independently corroborated.

2) Your statement above, I do consider to be an insult.  Initially, I was joking about you and Canon-F1 being the same person. Now, I wonder...  Time will tell, and I'm sure the mods will take appropriate action, if necessary.

As for 'out of air accusations', how would you feel if, hypothetically, I called you, "Not the brightest bulb?" 

First, there has to be an EF14-24 !!!
you are not the brightest bulb around here are you? :)

Interestingly, that particular example of an insulting post by Canon-F1 occurred in a thread which you started. Coincidence???

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Site Information / Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« on: June 15, 2013, 02:58:05 PM »
Apologies for misspelling your last name, Mikael.

Bad things can be said about Canon here, the problem is when flame wars are started by individuals who post the same thing in nearly every thread they visit, even if that thread has absolutely nothing at all to do with that issue. Like this one.

Wait, you mean Canon sensors have less DR than Nikon's?!?!?  That's news to me. Don't just sit on a revelation like that, man...you should tell someone!!  ::)

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Lighting / Re: mixed brand question
« on: June 15, 2013, 02:44:10 PM »
I've got one Einstein, three 600EX-RTs and an ST-E3-RT, plus a PW MiniTT1, two FlexTT5s and a PowerMC2 for the Einstein.

PW's are pretty expensive, but they've worked well for me.  I do like the rapid control over output you get with the AC3.  But the Canon RT system is easy to use, and very reliable.

If I want to use a big modifier (48" octabox), I use the Einstein. I have Lastolite boxes for the Speedlites (two 24" Ezyboxes and a 12x48" stripbox). 

There are a couple of ways to blend the systems.  The Einstein has a built in optical slave trigger, so as long as you're using the Speedlites in manual (no E-TTL pre flash), that works. It's also possible to put the ST-E3 atop the MiniTT1, triggering the Einstein's PowerMC2 with PW RF and the 600s with Canon RF. 

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Site Information / Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« on: June 15, 2013, 10:14:07 AM »
The admins are pretty forgiving, if a banned member were to contact the Admins and discuss the issues and make a commitment to follow the rules, we would likely give yet another chance.  That has happened.  Some chose to burn their bridges by sending a bunch of name calling e-mails, which only serves to assure us that we made a correct decision.

It does not help his cause to have someone posting a one sided view on his behalf, it does not tell the whole story, and its not the place to discuss specifics about a member in any event.

A very good way to get a quick warning or a ban is by insulting members or CR administrators in a public post.  I try to remove insulting posts that directly call someone a name, but obviously we do not read every post and rely on members to report serious issues. 


the question is, was it the case?

or was it a just a sensible MOD who don´t like to be corrected and thinks he is always right?

i don´t know!
i don´t know why he was banned but from what was presented to me.. it looks that way.

You quoted an admin above - did you read what you quoted, particularly the highlighted text?

As for what was presented to you, you seem to be listening to only one side of the story.  Sure, you can look over his posts and see no issues - that's most likely because his insulting posts were deleted after they brought to the moderators' attention.

Maybe you missed the other comments in this thread that seem to present a small part of the other side of the story (e.g., "Now that you mention it canon-f1 had insulted me too.").  Regardless, the key point is:

its not the place to discuss specifics about a member

You've asked the question, you've been answered by the site owner and another admin. I would suggest that now might be a good time to let the issue drop.  Unless, of course, you have another reason for pushing this issue.  For example, if you know Canon-F1 in the same way that Mikael Residal knows ankorwatt - i.e., you see him every time you look into a mirror.  I suppose the mods could deduce that from the IP addresses used, most forum software has the capability to show members that are likely to be the same person.

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Technical Support / Re: AFMA Question
« on: June 15, 2013, 08:10:57 AM »
Unfortunately, I doubt Canon will help.  When you send a body in, they calibrate it to a 'perfect' lens not a lens you send in. I suspect your 7D is in spec, and they wouldn't touch your Sigma lens in any case.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Advice: Black Rapid shoulderstrap
« on: June 14, 2013, 09:06:35 PM »
All my carriers are set up for Arca Swiss plates (which are on my camera/lenses).  For the BR straps, I use a Kirk 1" clamp on the lugs, and I have the Spider Arca Clamp.

Neuro, I'm also looking at a BR strap, but am confused by statements on their website. I want to keep my Induro Arca Swiss plates mounted to my camera/lenses, so I can pop them off the BR strap and attach them to my ballhead at a moments notice, but it says the FastenR Tripod (FR-T1) will only work with the Manfrotto RC2 Quick Release Plate. From your description, quoted above, I'm unclear as to what you found that works. Thanks.

Here's the BR page I'm referring to:

http://www.blackrapid.com/products/fastenr-t1

Take the FastenR-3 that comes with the strap, and use Loctite Blue 242 to attach it to a Kirk QRC-1 clamp.


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Software & Accessories / Re: Advice: Black Rapid shoulderstrap
« on: June 14, 2013, 06:49:55 PM »
If someone really wants your gear, instead of slicing your strap, they'll threaten to slice you.  Get your gear insured, and be prepared to give it up at need.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Advice: Black Rapid shoulderstrap
« on: June 14, 2013, 05:59:24 PM »
I use a BR strap with a 1D X and heavy lenses (including a 600/4 II).

You might also consider a dual Spider Holster. I use a single one (on a Lowepro belt) with the 1D X and a white zoom (70-200/2.8, 28-300, 100-400), works very well.

All my carriers are set up for Arca Swiss plates (which are on my camera/lenses).  For the BR straps, I use a Kirk 1" clamp on the lugs, and I have the Spider Arca Clamp.

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Lenses / Re: 400 2.8 vs 200-400 4.0 1.4
« on: June 14, 2013, 09:06:09 AM »
The 200-400/4+1.4x seems like the perfect safari lens, and I do like the convenience of a zoom.  The other day, I was a little too close to some herons/egrets I was shooting, zooming out would have been nice.  But I just removed the 1.4x from my 600 II, framing was plenty loose enough, and I was still a stop faster and had better IQ than the 200-400 @ 560/5.6.

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Site Information / Re: CR wobbly
« on: June 14, 2013, 08:01:16 AM »
Wobbly again for me, but only from my iPhone and not from my Macs, and not consistently.  The cross-platform randomness, variable location of the HTML code on the page, and the fact that a refresh seems to get rid of it, makes me think this might be due to a faulty banner ad being called.

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