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Lenses / Re: UV filter on the new 16-35 f/4?
« on: July 12, 2014, 10:06:00 AM »
Guys, remember, when you're ready to shoot a photo, remove the front glass elements from your lens. Actually, just remove the lens. It may be best to take the camera away, too. Guys, when you're ready to take a photo, just look with your eye.

Lenses / Re: EF-S 10-18mm Image Stabilizer System
« on: July 10, 2014, 10:39:52 PM »
That makes sense. If you're at 16mm on a 5D, no image stabilizer in the world will stabilize a one-second shutter speed. Thanks! By the way, 10-18mm is a super fun lens. Highly recommend it for anyone shooting APS-C.

Lenses / Re: EF-S 10-18mm Image Stabilizer System
« on: July 10, 2014, 07:36:53 PM »
Ef 16-35mm f/4 manual notes that the IS achieves 4 stops on a 1DX at 35mm. Maybe it's just saying that this is the body and focal length it's tested at?

Lenses / EF-S 10-18mm Image Stabilizer System
« on: July 10, 2014, 07:32:54 PM »
Just picked up a 10-18mm for my sister-in-law, who is getting ready to head to Europe. I noticed in the instruction manual that it says the image stabilizer only works on the EOS 7D and only at 18mm. I was not able to hear anything kicking in when I tested the lens on my 20D at very low shutter speeds. I haven't seen this limitation mentioned in reviews. Am I misreading this? If not, folks should really know about this before replacing a 10-22 and thinking they're getting image stabilization.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: March 23, 2014, 09:24:08 PM »
Mini. Winter Storm Snochi.

I had the 1.4x II and 2x II. Sold the latter because it degraded the image too much. That said, I'm planning on selling the former and buying a 2x III. Go to www.the-digital-picture.com and compare the image quality of your lens with the teleconverter to something like the 100-400L. It's really a toss up on the image quality front, in my opinion. For you, the 2-stop penalty may be the deciding factor. I use my 70-200 f/4 IS for landscapes, so I'm shooting at f/16 and down anyway.

Software & Accessories / Vello Grip
« on: March 14, 2014, 11:16:09 PM »
Anyone know if the 5d Mark III Vello grip will work on the 5d Mark II, and if so, will it retain functionality of the multi controller?

Software & Accessories / Re: Filter Holders
« on: March 09, 2014, 10:02:57 PM »
Great, thank you. I'm going to put the extra $ into the B+W extra wide 105mm. I'll post back here in a couple weeks with the vignette report at 17mm.

Software & Accessories / Re: Filter Holders
« on: March 09, 2014, 07:08:04 PM »
That seems like a really reasonable compromise. Just to be clear, at 17mm (full frame) with the Lee filter holder, a 4"x4", a 4"x6", and the 105mm mount (without the filter), there's minimal vignetting?

Software & Accessories / Filter Holders
« on: March 09, 2014, 04:27:59 PM »
I'm looking to pick up a filter holder for long exposures with an ND grad. I currently have a set of Lee .6 and .9 hard and soft ND grads, plus .9 and 1.2 Singh-Ray reverse ND grads, all 4"x6", which I've been handholding. I'd like to be able to shoot with an ND grad, standard ND, and circular polarizer all in place on an EF 17-40mm or an EF 70-200. This is where it gets complicated. Lee holder fits my current filters, but the combination of those three filters at once looks like it will push me to 20-24mm on the lens. Correct me if I'm wrong, but since I almost always shoot with a polarizer on anyway, my resting lens condition can be with a polarizer on the lens threads (B+W XS-Pro in the case of the 17-40), and a Lee adaptor screwed into the polarizer. Mount the filter hold, add the ND, adjust the grad, shouldn't get vignetting. Read something about needing to polarize the light before it hits the NDs; I call BS. I think it's a way for Lee to justify their idea of placing a 105mm filter at the front of the setup instead of closer to the lens like on the Cokin setup.

Other alternative I see is to go with the Cokin X-Pro, sell my existing six 4"x6" filters, buy three replacements (.9 hard and soft, 1.2 reverse) in the X-pro size, and drop the cash on Cokin's polarizer for that setup. No concern about vignetting there, and I can leave the adaptors in place on the lenses without the polarizer also attached.

Anyone have any thoughts? Anyone been down this road?

Canon General / Re: Are Metal Mounts Better Than Plastic?
« on: January 04, 2014, 09:29:05 AM »
I previously owned the 24-70 f/2.8L. I could have sworn it had a metal mount. Am I crazy?

I've used Alumiprint in the past. Ridiculously professional. They'll call you to follow up on the image and will work on the image for you (in consultation with you) to optimize it for metal print. Printing and shipping were fast. The workmanship is top notch. I've used Aluminyze before, and they're great for a gallery. For a display print in a client's home, I think Alumiprint's the way to go.

Software & Accessories / Re: LCD screen protector for Mark5dIII?
« on: December 31, 2013, 06:34:55 PM »
Technically speaking, the glass on there is a screen protector. If you scratch it, it's an easy self repair. Parts are about $20 and the foolproof process runs about ten minutes. That said, after one repair, I elected to cover mine with a screen protector from Zagg. People throw these on their iPads and iPhones all the time. Same material, very resilient, minimal loss to visibility. Whose pixel peeping on their 3" screens??

Software & Accessories / Nikkor to EF adapter
« on: December 31, 2013, 06:29:07 PM »
Anyone use a lens adaptor from Fotodiox to attach Nikkors to your Canon? I'm trying to run a set of Ai-S primes on a 5d II and would like focus confirmation. The Fotodiox website seems to list four options, varying prices, but I can't tell the difference between them. Any reason not to go with the $40 one?

Software & Accessories / Lowepro Voyager Strap
« on: December 31, 2013, 06:26:57 PM »
Anyone have some insight into what happened to the Lowepro Voyager S and C straps? Seems like they disappeared from the Lowepro website and are only sporadically available on Ebay. Also, does anyone know how the Lowepro Transporter strap compares to them? If your only response is that I should buy a Black Rapid strap, I will virtually kick you in the shin.

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