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They sound terrific and are reasonably priced, but how do these differ from the C100?

I know the C100 allows me to use my EF lenses (though that is also a downside if I want to do a two-camera shoot), but in terms of image quality, which one wins?

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Photography Technique / 1D X - 12 FPS or 14 FPS?
« on: April 02, 2014, 03:06:25 AM »
I often shoot sports and was just wondering how many here use 14 FPS?

I used it once, but that was by mistake and only for a few moments. I really only ever shoot at 12 FPS. What about you?

Canon General / Re: Travel charger for Canon LP-E4N battery
« on: April 02, 2014, 02:53:44 AM »
I travel on a lot of and have always wondered why Canon did not make a one battery charger (even if only to buy as an accessory). I use more than one battery a day quite frequently, but would be more than happy with a one battery charger if they made one. As it is now, I just travel with the original.

No third party charger is ever going anywhere near my Canon batteries.

In the end, I didn't take the RX100 out of its case, and exclusively used my iPhone 5 as my camera.

Forgive me, but I do not understand. The RX100 is a very good camera, ideal for what you wanted, and you had it there with you. It is far superior to the iphone, and is as small as a pack of cigs. Why did you not get it out of the case and use it?

Some may even argue that if you just wanted to have fun you would have been better off leaving the phone at home and taking the RX100.  ;D

when I'm traveling i send all my gear via insured courier i normally send it to the hotel that i'm going to never had a problem with it.


Fats, may I ask please, what cases you are using when you send your stuff that way? Pelican? And are you sending lenses as well that way?


I find the Sirui N-2004 to be very useful. It is a tripod, but you can detach one of the legs which then becomes a monopod.

The monopod is strong enough to hold a 1D X and 400 f/2.8 ii all day without any problem. The tripod can also easily hold a Manfrotto MVH502AH along with a 1D X and 70-200 f/2.8 ii which shows you how strong this little monster is.

Another thing that is really great about this monopod is how compact it is when retracted. It is so small it fits inside my carry on luggage.

It is so good that I rarely use my Giotto dedicated monopod.

Photography Technique / Re: Help on what to bring to Krabi...
« on: April 01, 2014, 09:46:21 PM »
I love Krabi, but depending on what you are looking for I would also suggest Koh Lanta (which you get to from Krabi airport - 3 hours and two ferries away). On Koh Lanta my favourite beach is Kantiang Bay, which is the home of one amazing 5-star resort (Pimalai) and some really cool smaller hotels and a bar. What is great about this beach is how few people there are, plus you can head out diving (depending on the month) from there too.

When will you be there?

Anyway, back to photography!

Of the lenses you mention, I would suggest you take these three:

Canon 17-40L F4
Canon 50mm F1.8 II
Canon 70-300L

Have a safe and enjoyable trip, krub!

The link does not work for me for some reason. Are you blocking any countries?

The stars and the moon are still out there, even in the day time. I think Erik was trying to add a little atmosphere to his journey of heading straight up into the sky!

No need to pile on me, I already clarified my point, but you didn't read it.

Not "piling" it on you. I think it is pretty obvious that I did not see your post, otherwise I would not have written what I did.

I did not see it as I opened the page and then left it to read later. When I had time I read it, logged in and posted.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: April 01, 2014, 06:16:50 AM »
no need for a Phase one   ;D

I saw my first ever Phase One at a sporting event just recently. Took a pic of the guy shooting with it as we seem to cover many of the same events, but do not know each other. He only shot with it briefly then returned to his Nikon gear, but I was still surprised to see it.

FWIW, the guy was shooting the crowd with it not the sport on the pitch.


Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us all about that experience. Wow, people pay tens of thousands of dollars to go up in fighter jets but you get to experience it on a different level.

As you are not on an official fun ride, how do you manage to keep the viewfinder to your eye and not smash the lens against the canopy or worse still, have it smash against your nose?

Thanks, for sharing!!

And your little foray into storytelling isn't too bad, but the part about climbing into the stars and moon, when it's daytime, doesn't quite make sense.

The stars and the moon are still out there, even in the day time. I think Erik was trying to add a little atmosphere to his journey of heading straight up into the sky!

I second the OP TECH rain sleeves for when it is sorted out, I always have a pack (2) in my bag, I buy the size to cope with my biggest lens, that does mean you have to bunch it up if used on a shorter lens, I guess you could get 2 sizes and carry one of each!

I would recommend Canon's own rain lens coats over the Op Tech ones (depending on what lenses you use, they have three sizes). They are very affordable, well made and much easier to use than the Op Tech ones. Plus they do not tear as easily, so you do not need to carry two or three etc. Just recently I was shooting in a thunder storm with torrential rain, lightning - the works, and while I got soaked, the camera etc survived in tact. Much better than my feet, which looked horrible after a whole day in wet shoes!  :o

Anyway, hope the OP gets it all sorted out.

Ah, I see. I removed the 61 pt auto select and zone AF when I bought the camera. I switched it on and see what you mean. What a out if you set your AE lock button for the 61 pt and AF ON for your other often used AF operation?

I do that with two separate AF cases.

Thanks. My AE lock switches to One Shot and I like it that way. No problem, hopefully someone from Canon may see this thread and address the issue - even if it is a minor one.

PowerShot / Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« on: March 31, 2014, 11:18:41 PM »
Speaking of April Fools, I don't think this is a joke:


I saw this on TV yesterday. I mean, seriously? People buy these things?
This is NOT a joke. Nikon makes some of the best lenses for eyeglasses. I have been buying Nikon eyeglass lenses for at least 20 years.

I agree. These have been in Asia for years, and whenever you go into an optician they always have quite an elaborate demonstration box of why Nikon lenses are so good. There are also Hoya, Canon (I think, but not sure) and quite a few other very well known brands that many on CR would recognise.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 31, 2014, 03:11:44 PM »
Winter is over and I need to start practicing with the long lenses again. This is The Local Lion assessing his territory on a late March afternoon. I never get tired of looking at how animal eyes and fur is replicated in an image.
If you expand this to 200% and look at his left eye (right from your perspective). How much more resolution do you need?
1DX, 600/4 IS II, 1/640s, f5,0 ISO100

Nice shot and I agree with you about the eyes. Very cool.

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