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Why all the hate for auto ISO? I shot a motocross race with my 7D in manual with auto ISO so I could set the amount of depth of field and motion blur I wanted, but still let the light metering adjust the ISO to keep the exposure right. I shot a lot of panning sequences through the track's corners and also following the riders during big jumps which both involve widely varying lighting conditions. The results really came out pretty good. The camera selected ISO ranges from 100-640 depending...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3...why only usb 2.0?
« on: March 13, 2012, 09:33:53 AM »
Heck I'm still waiting for Apple to put HDMI in their Macs.

These Mini Display Port to HDMI adapters are under $7 and work like a champ: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5311&seq=1&format=2

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Lenses / Re: Rumored 10 new lenses, 5 of which (CR) mentioned...
« on: March 11, 2012, 07:40:16 PM »
Now, you want to shift Up, because that will make all the vertical lines look parallel in the photo.
But you want to tilt to the left, because your plane of (where you want the) focus is near on the left side, far on the right side.
That's why you'd want to have tile and shift at 90 degrees to each other.

That's a great explanation and you've just cleared up a misconception I had about these lenses. I have used tilt to control depth of field (usually to increase it) and shift to create panoramas, but I have not used shift to correct perspective, incorrectly believing this was done with tilt though I had never tried it. That confusion also prevented me from seeing the usefulness of the independent rotation. Thanks a bunch.

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Lenses / Re: Rumored 10 new lenses, 5 of which (CR) mentioned...
« on: March 11, 2012, 04:02:58 PM »

Ah, I only own the 90mm and wasn't aware of this feature.

I only own the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, but I use the rotation so frequently that I wouldn't even consider the 45mm or 90mm versions without it (90mm would be my preference - I can use the 2x Extender on the 24mm if I need ~45mm, and the optical performance is decent because the 24 II is so damn sharp to start with).

Now I am really curious. While, I can imagine a scenario when this would be a useful feature, I can't see it being used often. In what situations are you tilting and shifting at other than right angles to each other?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Future none light pertaining updates
« on: March 11, 2012, 02:26:48 PM »
That's actually a really good idea 0.o though I can tell you what each button on my camera does with my eyes closed :)

Same here. I suspect that if they had been included people would complain that they added to the cost increase and that everyone knows the button layout by feel anyway.

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Lenses / Re: Rumored 10 new lenses, 5 of which (CR) mentioned...
« on: March 10, 2012, 10:34:01 AM »
To clarify, the original TS-E lenses have tilt and shift fixed at a 90 degree orientation to each other. It can be changed, but to do so requires disassembling the lens.  The new L versions (17mm and 24mm II) allow altering the orientations of tilt and shift on-the-fly - and it's a great feature.

Ah, I only own the 90mm and wasn't aware of this feature.

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Lenses / Re: Rumored 10 new lenses, 5 of which (CR) mentioned...
« on: March 10, 2012, 09:33:54 AM »
L-series versions of the TS-E 45mm and 90mm lenses.

+1 for the 90mm. That would make life complete.

In what way do find the 90mm lacking? Or do you just want the red ring?

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: March 08, 2012, 06:47:33 PM »
7D @ f/1.2... purple fringing on Apple logo.

I sold it and bought the Sigma. I greatly prefer the Sigma. Fast AF, so sharp and so much contrast. I get amazing results on my Mk II.

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Sports / Re: Skateboarding
« on: March 06, 2012, 11:07:13 PM »
I grabbed these of some skaters in DC while walking around:




http://photos.benchernicoff.com/Sports/skateboarding/

I intend to go back and make an effort next time.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Locking Mode Dial.
« on: March 06, 2012, 04:37:04 PM »
I've used it on a 60D and it's a bit cumbersome, but I have missed pictures from having accidentally bumped my 5D Mk II into the wrong mode, so it's probably the right answer.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III: Some perspectives/concerns
« on: March 04, 2012, 09:46:56 PM »
There were a total of 12 5D Mk II' s and 6 5D's listed on the Washington DC craigslist TODAY. Apparently, there are a lot of people upgrading...

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/search/pho?query=5d&srchType=A&minAsk=&maxAsk=

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EOS Bodies / Re: Apparently, Nikon users are switching to Canon...
« on: March 04, 2012, 06:57:01 PM »
No pro would switch at this point in time, period.

You're right. The more I think about it, these are probably amaterus that are looking to move to full-frame and see discounted 5D Mk II's as being the best option.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Apparently, Nikon users are switching to Canon...
« on: March 04, 2012, 05:44:17 PM »
I guess to be fair, the two people that contacted me didn't say which Nikon body they were switching from. It was only the person offering to trade a D700 for a 5D Mk II which led me to that conclusion. The others could be moving up to full-frame for the first time.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Apparently, Nikon users are switching to Canon...
« on: March 04, 2012, 05:29:17 PM »
Both the MK3 and D800 appear to be very good cameras. I don't think either camera warrants users of either brand to jump ship if they have already invested in glass.

I agree. However, the fact remains...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III: Some perspectives/concerns
« on: March 04, 2012, 04:52:33 PM »
Being a big fan of Ken Rockwell and his website of "many things

where is the vomit smiley...?

I was thinking the same thing. I've seen too many things on his site that were flat out incorrect for me to trust anything he says.

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