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Lenses / Re: Second lens for first time FF user
« on: December 28, 2012, 05:05:18 PM »
canonrumours home page has US price listings of canon products in the top right hand corner. These prices are ex-state sales tax levies.

Lenses / Re: Second lens for first time FF user
« on: December 27, 2012, 06:15:19 PM »

Lenses / Re: Second lens for first time FF user
« on: December 27, 2012, 04:19:11 PM »
Try this web page

It lists Canon Lens recommendations for all purposes and more.

Software & Accessories / Re: Filter help!
« on: December 27, 2012, 04:21:37 AM »
If you're hiking with 2 cameras and 2 lenses, then buy an 82mm & a 77mm CPL, with step-up rings. That way all your lenses are covered.

CPL's are also great for taking photographs of cars, chrome and through windows. The bride has to arrive at the wedding somehow.

I don't know much about filters. So I have to rely on opinions and reviews. I am yet to come across a review that compares CPL's across brands. I recently read a review about haze filters that ranked one of the cheaper brands as being the best. Sadly I can't remember which one.

I, now, buy B+W filters. Just because 'everyone' else raves about them. Personally I wouldn't know the difference. I have also moved away from filters as protection to using filters only to complete the weather sealing when needed.

I have read an article by a landscape photographer who said that he never removes his CPL off his lenses. So I have followed suit and keep my CPL on my wide angle.

Software & Accessories / Re: Filter help!
« on: December 27, 2012, 01:16:53 AM »
Personally, I would buy a top quality 82mm CPL and relevant step-up rings for the rest.

Filters for protection are a personal matter. Some advocate and some don't.

Why do you need to mount a CPL on all your lenses. What are you photographing?


Lenses / Re: Making the most out of a 50 1.2?
« on: December 24, 2012, 05:30:19 PM »
Bought one yesterday. Loving it already.

Lenses / Re: Lens choice advice please??
« on: December 21, 2012, 03:20:53 PM »
i've read the original post over and over.

Motion blur: shoot at faster shutter speed to eliminate the problem. An internet search can provide you with a list of suggested shutter speeds to achieve the right amount of blur or eliminate it altogether.

You have the 18-55mm and a crop sensor body. You want to shoot landscape and architecture. You said that the problem is that you can't fit it in the frame. Additionally you can't afford the 10-22mm.

New lens is not going to help you. The only options are:

1. take a step back or more.
2. photo stitch a panorama and correct in software.
3. shoot 'architectural' photographs. ie not the whole building but parts of the building that stand-out architecturally.

I have never downloaded my photos through the camera/usb route. So I can't help you there.

i suggest that you buy an external usb cf card reader. They cost less then $20.

and read this page


I'll give this a shot.

Welcome to photography.

Google is your new best friend. There are also many apps in itunes that can teach you how to capture light through photography. I have downloaded and bought many.

Basically, there are three variables to capturing light; shutter speed, aperture size through the lens & iso in the camera.

ISO is a number, that was established for film, that indicates the sensitivity to light of that medium; then film, now digital sensors. The lower the number (ie ISO 100) the less chance of noise being added to the captured image. Capturing perfect images @ ISO 3200 was unheard of just a year ago. ISO can usually be set to separately to either manual-choice or camera-automatic within a user-defined range.

M mode is manual. You manually adjust everything. There is no reset.
Av mode: you choose the f/ value, camera does the rest.

From wikipedia:

Aperture priority, often abbreviated A or Av (for Aperture value) on a camera mode dial, is a setting on some cameras that allows the user to choose a specific aperture value while the camera selects a shutter speed to match. The camera will ensure proper exposure. This is different from manual mode, where the user must decide both values, shutter priority where the user picks a shutter speed with the camera selecting the aperture to match, or program mode where the camera selects both.
The main purpose of using aperture-priority mode is to control the depth of field. Aperture priority is useful in landscape photography, where a narrow aperture is necessary if objects in foreground, middle distance, and background are all to be rendered crisply, while shutter speed is often immaterial. It also finds use in portrait photography, where a wide aperture is desired to throw the background out of focus and make it less distracting.
Another common use of aperture priority mode is to suggest how the camera should determine a shutter speed, without risking a poor exposure. In landscape photography a user would select a small aperture when photographing a waterfall, hoping to allow the water to blur through the frame. When shooting a portrait in dim lighting, the photographer might choose to open the lens to its maximum aperture in hopes of getting enough light for a good exposure.

You may need to provide a little more information for anybody to help; like operating system, how were you transferring the files, how is the CF card connected to your computer.

If you haven't used the CF card again, then the images should still be there. Normal deleting usually just deletes the directions to the file but not the actual file. I can only suggest Google the problem and go from there.

Instead of 'NO', have you tried cancelling the operation but hitting the little X button in the top right hand corner?

One reason the deleted files are not in your recycling bin may be that your 'bin' size is too small to fit all the files. This can be adjusted.

Best manual way, that I used, to move files from CF to PC is with explorer & copy/paste. Confirm result, then delete. For automatic, I use the Canon utility for the transfer and then manually delete later after result confirmation.

Sorry I can't be of much help.

Lenses / Re: help!! 40mm f/2.8 or 50mm f/1.4?
« on: December 16, 2012, 02:57:22 PM »
For more information, read this review on the 40mm. There are pictures comparing it directly to the 50mm f/1.8. There is also a link, on the page, for reviews of both 50mm 1.8 & 1.4


Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod: Carry-On or Check-In
« on: December 14, 2012, 10:42:05 PM »
I, too, had problems going through Narita, Japan. They wouldn't let me go through until it was disassembled. I, now, disassemble my tripod and pack it in my check-in luggage. The camera & lenses stay with me as carry-on.

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