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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Laptop Editing - Best Setup
« on: August 16, 2014, 04:33:29 AM »
Optimus doesn't change/switch automatically between your onboard and nvidia gpu. You have to manually set an dedicated GPU for each application (e.g. Photoshop) in nvidia control panel.

Are you sure about that on all systems? I think that is how it used to work.

I personally believe that depending on what card you have and what system you have it does switch automatically.

I know mine does.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Laptop Editing - Best Setup
« on: August 15, 2014, 09:11:13 AM »
It might be helpful to know that the Dell XPS 15 is the "consumer" version of the Dell Precision M3800 Mobile Workstation from their "business" line. Not sure if that means it will last any longer.

I use Dell Precision, and it is difficult to fault them. Built like tanks and they are among the most powerful laptops you can buy (hence the size). For video editing and high res photo editing I would say go with a Dell Precision. You just need to decide the size, specs and model you want.

Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Who owns the photo?
« on: August 08, 2014, 12:13:15 AM »
I heard a rumour that when the monkey picked up the camera he changed the settings. It is not clear whether he changed them more than once, nor what the actual settings were before...  ;D

Only that big man in the sky knows whether the monkey did it intentionally, or not.

Quite amazing the stuff some media will cover these days! I am sure the photographer is benefitting from all the exposure anyway.

Lenses / Re: Soccer and Football IS Mode on 300L
« on: August 04, 2014, 03:14:22 AM »
I shoot a quite a lot of sports such as football (soccer for the Americans) etc. and am always in mode 3, but normally use a 400 f/2.8 ii rather than the 300.

Sports/action photography is exactly what mode 3 was designed for.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Always Hidden Camera at the World Cup
« on: July 10, 2014, 05:26:17 AM »
There were at least 7-8 so called hidden cameras during Arg-Hol semifinal game. 'Canon' brand name was written on the cover material.

LOL. Of course it has Canon written on them, they are Canon rain covers (they come in three different sizes), and if you were very observant you will have noticed that the writing is sometimes red and sometimes grey. The red ones are the older version, the grey ones the newer.

I have all three.

If you would like one, contact Canon as that is where you buy them from.

Just imagine all the prototypes and new inventions you could hide the next time you are trying to work in torrential rain!!!  ??? ;D ::)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Anyone own both Canon and Nikon
« on: July 07, 2014, 02:11:24 AM »
designed by a Gibbon on crack cocaine

Haha, good one!

EOS Bodies / Re: The Always Hidden Camera at the World Cup
« on: July 05, 2014, 12:24:44 AM »

Wow, even the cover is branded.

Those white covers are standard Canon rain coats. They come in three sizes - S, M and L. I have all three and they are excellent quality, and are purchased directly from Canon themselves.

When I shoot a match and there is a risk of rain, I will often put the rain cover on the lens but move it off the body, it only takes a second to cover the body from there and you do not risk losing any shots by doing this.

Lenses / Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L IS
« on: July 01, 2014, 08:01:26 AM »
Now that Canon has released the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS, how long do you think it will be - if at all - until there is a Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L IS? - a Mark III if you like, although of course Mark I and II do not have IS.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 28, 2014, 08:56:41 PM »
The only advice that I didn't take from Neuro is to drive nail with 1DX ;D

And yet it is such a fine substitute for a hammer! Perfectly weighted and a joy to use, I often prefer it to over my own hammer, especially as you can stop hammering and take a shot within a moment of something catching your eye. As long as it wasn't the nail you were hammering that caught your eye, in which case you may need to go to hospital pretty sharpish.  ;D But on a serious note, I agree. Neuro has been a tremendous help over the years, and I greatly value his opinion on these forums. He and CR go together like tomatoes and cheese, or ham and cheese, err you get my drift. I best go get breakfast.  :D

BTW I am surprised this thread is still going on. Are we aiming for the longest Nikon thread in the history of CR?! What would have happened if this had been a substantial update to the 800/800E?! I shudder to think.  ;)

Congrats JD!!

I am now off to google what Natty Lite is...  ;)

Lenses / Re: 70-200 f2.8ii or i
« on: June 26, 2014, 08:33:16 PM »
I have never used the mark I, but the ii is probably my most used lens along with a couple of big whites.

The latest version of anything is nearly always going to be better, whether it be in weight, weather sealing, AF or some other aspect of what it is you are buying.

If you can afford it, I would definitely go with the Mark ii if you can.

What will you be using it for?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 26, 2014, 01:56:27 AM »
I think this would be a good choice for those who don't own D800/D800E but who wants to jump into full frame from the D7000 and similar crop cameras.

Could be, but that will depend on what happens to the price of the D800 and D800E. If they drop, and depending on how much, then you those same people could be just as satisfied buying one of them and saving the cash for a lens or something else.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 26, 2014, 01:22:15 AM »
If I was a D800 owner I would be really pleased with Nikon, as I see hardly no reason at all to upgrade, and consequently they are saving me from GAS and allowing me to comfortably sleep at night knowing I still have some money in the bank.  ;D

If Canon did such an incremental upgrade to the 5D Mark III, I am not sure CanonRumors website could handle the amount of angry traffic!!

Are we sure this is serious, or is Nikon just having a laugh?!!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 24, 2014, 10:51:05 PM »
I really like the looks of this one. I can wait for 7 or 8 months until Sony releases the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Vl so I can pick up the lll for $500. I wish they'd release one with a Canon hot shoe :)

Yes, that is the funny thing with Sony, you can guarantee that their next model will be along very quickly, sometimes too quickly.

May I ask though why you would want a hot shoe?

Although I greatly prefer to shoot with available light, I tried using flash with my eos m and quite liked it. The in-camera touchscreen flash controls where very convenient. Of course I was using an ST-E3 with off camera flash. I didn't much care for the setup when the 600 was on top. Though I've never used a Sony flash, I have read enough bad things about them to believe they would be a great disappointment after using Speedlites. So I want a Canon hot shoe on the Sony. Is that asking too much?

Not at all, I was just curious what you would use it for. Hot shoes are useful for all sorts of things, mics, gadgets etc. I just wonder how such a small and light camera would work with a big flash on it. It might be totally out of balance. It will be interesting to see reviews of the tiny on-board flash, and if that is no good then I guess you would have to operate the flash remotely. For me at least the whole beauty of this RX100 III is that it is so small and light I do not need to carry lenses, flashes etc. and can quite literally put it in my trouser pocket without it looking weird or having them fall down! When I need a camera with lenses, flashes etc I would take the main camera for that job, the Canon.

Thank you BTW for supporting my assessment that 2015 will be a dry year for 5D and 1D replacements. Other than no major sporting events of the caliber of the Olympics or World Cup there is the thing about product life cycles.August 2016.

I must say that I find it a little amusing that on a rumour site where you are giving your opinion of a theory with regards to the future 5D and 1D product line from Canon, that you ignore two of the world's largest sporting events.

Cricket World Cup:

and the Rugby World Cup:

They may not be sports that are popular in the Philippines, a country I love, but I can assure you they are right up there with FIFA World Cup and Olympics.

But we already discussed that earlier in the thread. It is always easy to theorise when you select which facts to omit, ignore or manipulate.

umm no
(although, granted, more popular than some may think, cricket is huge in India and they have a ridiculously huge population, but all the same come not bigger the Olympics)

umm no, what?

I did not say the Cricket World Cup and Rugby World Cup are bigger than the Olympics, I said they are major global sporting events that attract billions of viewers.

Cricket is huge in India, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England and a lot of other countries.

Rugby is also huge in a lot of countries around the world and is even played here in Asia Pacific where Japan and South Korea are the best teams, with China and HK fast getting better. Most other nations here are not very good at it, but this is for many reasons including sport education, marketing and history.

The final with England v Australia in the Rugby World Cup was viewed by some 3billion if I remember correctly and was broadcast in 205 countries.

Anyway, this is not about sport. I was just making the point that there are major international sporting events in 2015. I only mentioned the two biggest, and those two are massive. There are also plenty of other smaller events that do not compare to the Olympics and FIFA world cup.

Back to cameras?  :o

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