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Canon General / Re: Digital Rev!
« on: February 28, 2013, 07:23:59 AM »
Got my 5DMKIII from DR, arrived in 3 days to UK saved nearly £700 over UK prices with a a 24-105mm and 100mm Macro. Came with all UK standard kit etc great service IMO.

There will always be scaremongering around about companies, with the amount of kit they sell the likely hood of receiving a unit used in this way is so minuscule its not worth worrying about. Would not stop me buying from them again.

...but...did you give your camera the sniff test?  :o

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Good TripodHead
« on: February 27, 2013, 11:24:26 PM »
I prefer the versatility of an Arca-Swiss camera plate type Ball head.  I use a Photoclam ball head on my Feisol tripod...LOVE thIs set-up...super light and folds small...but opens up big and tall...more than sturdy enough for my kit.
If I need more stability I just hang my bag of L-Glass on the tripod hook....
The Markins is a good or better than my set-up. I have found getting the right tripod for your particular needs is a personal journey....seems that everyone has different priorities...no GREAT set-up is inexpensive...but if you have a tripod that just performs and doesn't get in the way..you can be more free to focus on the photo instead of fumbling around. I also leave an Arca plate permanently fixed on my camera and lens mounts. They go unnoticed until I need to use a tripod and then it is fast and easy.

http://reallybigcameras.com/Feisol/Traveler_Class.htm

http://reallybigcameras.com/PhotoClam/PC-33NS.htm

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 12-24 f/2.8L [CR1]
« on: February 27, 2013, 02:10:36 PM »
I personally would be totally please with a great performing (AS GOOD AS THE NIKON LENS, CANON!) 14-24mm.  Let's see if Canon can get that right, first. They are the weakest in the wide-angle zoom dept..so I would prefer to see them get the basics correct before they try breaking any focal length barriers.   The last thing I want to see is a mediocre performing 12-24mm.   Skip the wide angle extra reach and focus on sharpness across the image plane, low distortion, realistic cost, etc.  I don't need a $3000 home run...I will buy a Zeiss 15mm if I need that (hmm...I might anyway! LOL!)...just give us something solid, sharp and useful. I know Canon can do this without screwing it up..I just know that they have the capability.

This seems to be the sentiment of many here.....hopefully Canon corporate occasionally comes here and reads what we have to say...

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
« on: February 26, 2013, 05:32:49 PM »
Very nice review and great pics ... but isn't it kinda late

Better late than never?

Sometimes reviews take me a few weeks to write, sometimes it takes a few months. If late means I had more time with them and thus, more experience using them and putting them through the paces, that could, theoretically, make that a more thorough review, no?

Either way, nobody's obligated to read them - and I'm sure it's new to *someone* out there ;)

It is obvious that you put a lot of time into this....I am grateful...why would anyone complain????  Jeeeeeeeeezzzz...

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
« on: February 26, 2013, 11:09:16 AM »
"I wonder if they (through firmware) will allow for flash control with the 600EX-RT using the 6D's wireless system.  I would hope that, at minumum, future bodies would have that master control built in.  It's not just the expense of additional components; it is the awkwardness of adding more components to the camera body when often what you need is to just shoot (without more and more weight!)"

...but then Canon would miss out on selling a $300+ accessory?   :P

Exactly. At least this is a $300 accessory that actually does something practical - for a change.

Agreed.  But as Dustin wishes...clearly Canon could include these functions in the firmware and hardware of the camera ...making for a much better system. Smaller, less to carry, lighter weight...and less fiddley.  My Olympus OMD can control multiple flashes at different outputs and it is built right into a camera body that is one half the size of my 5D Mark III and less than one third the cost. Canon could definitely do this, too.

...am still glad to see that this new strobe and module improve on so many previous issues.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
« on: February 26, 2013, 09:47:48 AM »
"I wonder if they (through firmware) will allow for flash control with the 600EX-RT using the 6D's wireless system.  I would hope that, at minumum, future bodies would have that master control built in.  It's not just the expense of additional components; it is the awkwardness of adding more components to the camera body when often what you need is to just shoot (without more and more weight!)"

...but then Canon would miss out on selling a $300+ accessory?   :P

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
« on: February 26, 2013, 08:32:25 AM »
GREAT review, Justin...and excellent sample shots to illustrate your points in the article. You are quite the capable new asset here at Canon Rumors! Thanks for an incredibly well-rounded review of a complex subject.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: February 24, 2013, 11:24:44 PM »
Darkness... :-)

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Lenses / Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« on: February 23, 2013, 09:37:07 PM »
Its such a great lens....at a great price..I WANT IT!!!!!!! LOL! (In a Canon mount OF COURSE!!!!)

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EOS-M / Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« on: February 19, 2013, 09:30:58 AM »
Better yet...just buy an Olympus OMD ...it actually focuses, has a viewfinder and lots of small fast primes AND zooms?
TODAY!  8)

Yes, but OM-D lacks a certain criteria essential to many of this forum...it is not a Canon...  ;D
But I do agree. Although I would rather have the Panasonic GF form factor (as small as possible).
That is also why I would like more pancake lenses.

That is just it... I have a full Canon kit..(see my listed kit below)..love it for Full-Frame...but am sooo disappointed with the Canon mirrorless offering when it finally appeared. I was thinking that it would be so fantastic that I would sell off my MFT kit...but instead Canon made me cherish it more and pat myself on the back for buying into the best all-round micro "system". It could have been different...but it isn't.  :'(

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EOS-M / Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« on: February 19, 2013, 07:09:05 AM »
More pancake lenses!
UWA primes, like 10mm, 14mm, 18mm.
Something like the pancake zoom that MFT has.

And Tamron will probably come with a native 17-250mm EOS-M 3.5-5.6 VC... :)

Better yet...just buy an Olympus OMD ...it actually focuses, has a viewfinder and lots of small fast primes AND zooms?
TODAY!  8)

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Autofocus Performance Won't Improve via Firmware [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 06:27:25 AM »
M is for Misfire!
1. Last company into the mirrorless segment and:
Slow AF in 2013 from the biggest camera manufacturer? HUH?
2.No viewfinder or provision for an optional one. HUH? (gee if you are providing access to all of that Canon glass Canon could have guessed that most would want/NEED a VF???).
3.Canon was dead last launching this product...perfect position to implement a camera that surpassed and avoided the other manufacturer's shortcomings.
4. Canon has the deepest pockets and had all the time in the world for a great launch...yet came to the table with few native lenses.

I love my 5DIII....but I have to thank Canon for the M...they REALLY made me happy with my decision to buy two MFT cameras and ten MFT lenses. That LITTLE camera system is sooooooooooo brilliant! Thanks Canon!  ::) ::) ::)

....and MFT is four years old.... HUH?

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Nice, but I'm not gonna make fb for that.

+100
Yeah...I would not get a FB page even if you told me I WAS the winner of the 6D! LOL.
Oh well.  :P

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Lenses / Re: Are you using a filter on your 40mm
« on: February 17, 2013, 06:31:49 AM »
I have B&W Clear filter on all my lenses, no exception for shorty ;)

Sorry, I have to ask. Why? The cost of a decent filter is about half that of the lens. And the front end doesn't seem too vulnerable. I know the hood is ridiculous for the shorty but does it need protection?

I have a B&W MRC clear filter on all of my L-Glass, Zeiss and even my Sigma 50mm...
I may take them off in certain shooting conditions (especially the super-wide lenses))...but generally they are pretty much permanently on my lenses.
I know this is a personal thing and most shooters have their own take on it...
...But for the $149-Shorty-McForty I think I would get the hood and forget the filter. I would be able to feel the pure EXHILARATION, as though I was running thru a cold, mountain stream naked....aaaaaahhhhhhh FREEDOM! Who cares if it gets scratched!!!!    (Wow, that felt good)  :).

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Lenses / Re: How do yall compose a shot using a fisheye lens?
« on: February 15, 2013, 01:35:05 AM »
I also just got a 15 mm fisheye, but on my 5d3, the image does not fill the frame. In post with the LR lens profile, I seem to lose quite a bit of the image during cropping. Any suggestions?
Sorry but I am afraid that you are incorrect. The Canon 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens is for full-frame cameras and the image circle completely fills the frame of a 5D Mark III as it is a full-frame camera.

The thing with a fisheye is that you do not use it often...but when you see the shot...nothing else will work!!!...that is the fun and the challenge....the lens makes YOU hunt for the image that does the lens justice! It's not for everyone.....but I love mine!
I shot this with my MFT fisheye...(yes...I own two! Lol!)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6790974944_e8ddb4a860_b.jpg
It's grainy, but i like it.

Added the muted colors and grain in post prod. On purpose. Thanks!

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