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I used both dropbox and DVD-R. DVD-R for them incase, i need to delete their files in dropbox.

Since 2 years ago, I've been paying dropbox 9 usd for 100 Gig. Now, they gave free upgrade to everyone to 1TB.

Cool What!

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Photography Technique / Can Recommend Ready made website
« on: September 16, 2014, 04:33:05 AM »
So now I am using zenfolio to advertise my work online. Zenfolio is basically a ready made customizable website for photographers.

Before I commit, does anyone can suggest a better alternative I can take a look before committing on Zenfolio?

Thank you.

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If I were shooting an event for the first time. I would focus on the event more, anticipate and prepare for the shot. And be quick. I need my photographer instinct to be intact.

These advise goes for me also, coz tomorrow will be my first paid event. Only for 2 hours 10-12:00 local time, im not sure about the location but I assume its semi-outdoor and bright.

The problem is.. I GOT NO Zoom LENS.
These are what I got: 6D, 700D, 85mm 1.8 and 35mm f2 IS. 430ex ii with Graslon Dome Diffuser.
I was going to rent 24-70 F4L but it was not available. I was stupid to rent 16-35 F2.8 instead.

I tried using 16-35 on both 6D and 700D. There's no wow effect on the 6D. with 700D worst, I find it not sharp, AFMA error maybe.

So I decided for sure, to use my own trusted perfect matched 6D + 35mm and 700D with 85mm. Which always output nice photos.

As I've said. I need my photographer instinct to be intact. There's nothing more secure feeling than knowing and trusting on your gear. That's why I chose my prime for this event (16-35 will be useless, unless i cant step 5 steps back), in return I need to focus and anticipate more.


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Does anyone can list down "remarks and conclusion or rules in layman's term", targeted for people who got two bodies FF and APS-C to be able to get better quality photo?

To rephrase it, if one got two bodies but only one lens without the photographer moving closer to subject. which body should I use to conserve image quality?

If ISO to be use is less than 800. should I use 6D and crop it or I better use my 700D?
On the other hand, if ISO to be use is >1600. should I use 6D and crop it or I better use my 700D?

This thread is so picture quality geek into sub pixel level, i dont even know if my question is appropriate.

Thanks in advance.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Manual Focus using 700D - Wow!
« on: August 12, 2014, 09:51:23 PM »
I conclude its probably AFMA problem thing.
What's my option to solve this problem.
My last option, I will just used 85mm 1.8 exclusively for my 700D
using 35mm IS on 700D - not getting good result.

This was the test I've done last night.
I post the starburst on a wall.

I set my camera to manual, back button focus, AF one shot. My shutter speed a least 1/80.
I step back, subject distance varies.. AF point either center or right most AF point.
I manual focus lens to defocus on subject and AF on the subject (I did these repeatedly)

These are the result I get.
Half of them are a blur
1/4 of them just a bit blur (noticeable blur)
1/4 of them sharp

When I mount 35mm on my 6D. 60% of them are sharp and the rest just a bit not sharp.


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Manual Focus using 700D - Wow!
« on: August 11, 2014, 05:22:53 AM »
Its been two weekends I used 6D and 700D with 35mm and 85mm.

first weekends. 700D + 85mm was flawless. All my shots was spot on using viewfinder AF.
6D + 35mm also give a nice landscape background.

2nd weekends. I switch lens. 700D + 35mm. sucks!. - most of subject came out blur,
- i have tested this combination and it does front focus. but i thought i could fix this by setting higher aperture value, or increasing subject distance.. but it didn't it still front focusing....???? why is this?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Manual Focus using 700D - Wow!
« on: August 11, 2014, 05:09:04 AM »
Update on 700D performance.

Initially, 1 was using class 4 SD card.
To increase frame per second, I bought UHS1.
When using class 4, I got 3 to 5 shots, and playback screen will go busy up to 20 sec.
When using UHS, I got more shots per second and playback screen won't lag much.

Using Center AF, with running kid towards me. Fast enough that most of them are keepers. like 70 to 80%.

Honestly, I was not able to use Manual Focus on the shoot itself.
700D + 85mm 1.2 = 135 mm. Initially, I thought point of view was too tight.. but I find it better than 85mm.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Any NAS Experts? quick question
« on: August 05, 2014, 03:40:33 AM »
Thanks all for the advise and tips.
So far I understand what you all said and learned.

So next thing for me is to shop in local store what they can offer.

But do you usually edit images on laptop's local storage or external LAN-Wired storage?

Thanks.

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Software & Accessories / Any NAS Experts? quick question
« on: August 04, 2014, 11:41:33 PM »
I got two laptops, I want to have a common storage where I can access the storage on either laptops.
Access means I can do image editing of file saved on the actual common storage.

While having this setup, I want my internet to be on wifi still.

What are my options?
Specifically, I worry when I attach a LAN cable to my laptop. My laptop will search internet on the LAN network and ignore wifi reception. Is this correct?

Does common setup always use Ethernet LAN? I was thinking like, I connect my external storage system to both laptops thru USB.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Manual Focus using 700D - Wow!
« on: August 01, 2014, 02:51:15 AM »
For back button focusing, u can go custom function FN-6 to assing *button to af, shutter button for metering only.

Thanks, now I'm using back button focusing. unless im shooting moving subject, its back to normal setup.

Since I find the Swivel screen good. I was initially thinking replacing my new 700D with the 6D.
But I read that Phase-AF of both camera almost the same.

So i guess i just need to get use to: 700D with 85mm/1.8 = 135mm focal length view.
There's no good/fast AF 50mm in the market. So I'll stick with 85mm

using 85mm + 6D + center AF on a kid running towards you. Can get a lot of keeper.

This weekends I going to try if 700D can keep up with running kid.

You have a bright lens with usm focusing.  just remember, track track shoot a burst track track shoot a burst.  the aiservo likes a few seconds to get its predictive focusing up to speed before mirror black out kicks in.

Using centre spot af on my old 400d I got plenty of keepers at the speedway motorcycling with bikes coming right down my 200mm f2.8 at 70mph.

Have you looked at the Sigma 50 1.4s?   the older version is at good prices just noe, and I believe that if you ML your camera you get some form of mfa (dot-tune?)

Thanks for the AIservo tips, with Raw mode, i can get about 5 shot in 2 sec before buffer full.
With this method I can machine gun longer.

But another problem with 700D is the shutter button. Its so rigid that I can't control burst shot.
need to practice.

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EOS Bodies / Re: One other hoped-for feature on the 7D2
« on: August 01, 2014, 02:24:21 AM »
This feature is the first thing I look on Magic Lantern.
But I didn't find an answer.

Also means, this is also what im missing on 6D. I thought it was a bug at first.

Like they say, a bug is not a bug if it is documented or stated somewhere.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Manual Focus using 700D - Wow!
« on: August 01, 2014, 01:38:04 AM »
For back button focusing, u can go custom function FN-6 to assing *button to af, shutter button for metering only.

Thanks, now I'm using back button focusing. unless im shooting moving subject, its back to normal setup.

Since I find the Swivel screen good. I was initially thinking replacing my new 700D with the 6D.
But I read that Phase-AF of both camera almost the same.

So i guess i just need to get use to: 700D with 85mm/1.8 = 135mm focal length view.
There's no good/fast AF 50mm in the market. So I'll stick with 85mm

using 85mm + 6D + center AF on a kid running towards you. Can get a lot of keeper.

This weekends I going to try if 700D can keep up with running kid.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Manual Focus using 700D - Wow!
« on: July 30, 2014, 03:10:56 AM »

If you got such a great deal why not put sone of the change towards a katzeyes focus screen?  Matte prism with split centre circle?  The 700d was never really designed for mf, along with everything up to the 70d... if canon don't make a replaceable mf friendly screen for it, then they were probably expecting folks just to use af.


Do you mean the focus screen of 700D can be replace?
does split center circle focusing means it only emphasize manual focus only on center?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Manual Focus using 700D - Wow!
« on: July 30, 2014, 12:08:28 AM »
As 85 is too tight, it sounds like a 40 2.8 would complement your 700d very well.

I also own the 40mm 2.8. worth to try, but doubt, and it will be to wide..
40 on crop is 64mm
85 on crop is 136mm

I am looking now at light and cheap 50mm 1.4. should be just right.

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Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 29, 2014, 11:40:40 PM »
#1 is from a club night. I shoot their parties every month or so. One 430EX with orange gel, one YN565EX with green gel.

#2 is Roundflash with a gorgeous girl

#3 is a photo montage inspired by FightClub ("Everything is just a copy, of a copy, of a copy..."). Again the 430EX and the 565EX, using the Roundflash as a softbox with orange gel.

#4 is a self portrait with my new SMDV Diffusor-60 I bought yesterday on a Manfrotto-boom. Took it literally like 10 minutes ago, just for funzies. :D

Hi Knut,

How do you wireless trigger those flashes?

Thanks.

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