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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M? [CR1]
« on: February 24, 2013, 12:00:22 PM »
Yawn. If Canon would look to the RX1 for some inspiration, then I might consider it. 

Lenses / Re: Could we ever see leaf shutters in EF lenses?
« on: February 22, 2013, 08:09:00 AM »
There already is a patent for adding more pins to the EF mount, but it looks like its for video purposes:

An in-lens leaf shutter in a couple of high end lenses would be very nice. At smaller apertures it should be possible to get flash sync at the fastest shutter speed the shutter allows, and at larger apertures it should still be much faster than at 1/250th of a sec - probably around 1/1000th of a sec.

However, leaf shutters do add an additional type of vignetting at faster shutter speeds - when they're operating at their absolute maximum speed, the centre of the frame is open from the start of the exposure right the way through to the end - but go to half way out on the sensor, and 1/4 of the time into the exposure the sensor finally gets light hitting it, and 3/4 of the way through, it closes again - so at that part of the sensor, there's only 50% of the light. At the extreme corners, the aperture only opens momentarily, so close to 0% of the light hits it. Therefore it would be nice if there was an option to select which of the two shutters is used if such a lens is mounted - leaf shutter for flash work, and focal plane shutter for non-flash work.

I would assume that would be easy to correct in post or even in camera.

Technical Support / Re: How do you store and archive your images?
« on: February 17, 2013, 10:26:07 AM »
I have 1 TB in my laptop, that is only about half full, I back everything up to a 3 TB NAS in RAID 1 with Carbon Copy cloner. I also have a 2nd 3 TB NAS in RAID 1 in my detached garage that serves as offsite incase the house burns down. The NAS in my basement replicates itself to the one in the garage twice a week. I thought about adding another layer of backup with Amazon S3, but decided against it due to cost. I figured the two NAS was good.

My real concern is when my laptop fills up, I really don't want to keep something attached to it to use Lightroom, since LR doesn't play well with network volumes.

I like what they say about picking up were the 50D left off. I have a 50D as a backup to my 5Dii, and it is a very solid very capable camera.

That being said I'd like to see some improvement in DR in a new sensor more then anything.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Pocket Camera
« on: January 09, 2013, 12:06:14 PM »
No comment on quality, or the fact that it's a Nikon, but the S01 is very small.

PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« on: January 07, 2013, 01:46:43 PM »
The USB charging is a nice idea. Wonder if it has a sealed battery, or if you can swap them in and out.

Pixma pro 100

Software & Accessories / What printer paper do you recommend, and why?
« on: December 27, 2012, 10:39:25 AM »
I bought myself a Canon Pixma Pro-100 as a Christmas present. It’s a great printer, if anyone is on the fence about one, you won't regret it.

That being said, what papers do you use/recommend, and why?

Almost all of my printing will just be pictures of my kids for myself and family. Right now I’m using Canon photo pro paper and am satisfied with the results. I poked around on the internet, and couldn’t really find anything about the differences in different types and brands. I’ve heard good things about Ilford papers.

Software & Accessories / Re: Best panorama photo stitching software.
« on: December 19, 2012, 07:59:07 AM »
Hugin works well. It's free, has a insane amount of options, but has a bit of a learning curve.

Lenses / Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II & Other Big Lenses
« on: December 06, 2012, 09:58:30 PM »

I'd sell a liver for such a lens. (You can get by on just one.)

You have more then one liver?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Takumars, Anyone?
« on: November 28, 2012, 08:30:55 AM »
I love how everyone is still concerned about the radioactive elements.
Ever have one of those old (30+ years) glow in the dark watches?
Live or work in a brick building? or stone?
Ever had an xray?

On the big chart of radiation, sleeping with a Takumar under your pillow has got to be down the bottom near the order of one or two blue dots, putting one up to your eyes a few times a day is no worse than staring into the sun...

Cool chart, I had no idea about bananas.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Takumars, Anyone?
« on: November 28, 2012, 08:27:59 AM »
I have one that I use on a 50D, I just wish I could use it on my 5Dmkii (lens hits the mirror if you didn't know). I love the look it give, and it is insanely sharp.

Software & Accessories / Re: Google Nexus 7, backup photos.
« on: November 27, 2012, 11:40:11 AM »
As long as the tablet has USB host, which pretty much all Android tablets do, you can connect a camera to it and download the files. You can also do tethered capture and other stuff with some 3rd party apps. At most you will need a special cable, that can be found on Amazon for less then five bucks. I do it on my Transformer Prime, it works great.

EOS Bodies / Re: Why do you want a FF Mirrorless?
« on: November 23, 2012, 09:06:17 AM »
I just want shallow DOF, and a somewhat wide/fast lens in a semi pocketable form. I'd buy a Leica if it wouldn't break the bank.

Technical Support / Re: How to rotate video?
« on: November 16, 2012, 06:27:08 AM »

If you just want to *play* it in the correct pos. then get vlc media player, then tools -> effects -> video -> geometry -> transform (rotate). Also great for watching movies when lying flat on the bed and being too lazy to lift the head :->

+1, except that I spent more time looking on the internet on how to rotate the movie then I actually did watching the movie.

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