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Software & Accessories / Protecting foam on monopod / tripod legs
« on: April 09, 2014, 11:59:23 PM »
What do you use, if anything, to protect the foam on monopod/tripod legs when you frequently work in the rain for long periods?

Even when using rain coats on the lens etc the foam is still going to get wet. I find it then eventually tears and, as the tear grows, comes off. It does not bother me too much, but thought I would ask anyway.

Thanks.

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Photography Technique / Re: Missed opportunity
« on: April 09, 2014, 08:32:58 PM »
Another missed opportunity.....

Walking back from the restaurant at Selborne Country Club South of Durban and came across this little fella! I thought at first that it was a Boomslang but now I think it is a young Green Mamba. Either way, a 24-105 was not enough glass so I ran back to the room to get a 400 but it had gone. I wasn't going hunting for it!


Same for me. Every time I see a wild snake (even saw a blue one once) I never seem to have my camera with me, and snakes are fast, so unless you are really lucky and it is having a snooze of catching some rays then there is nearly a 99% chance it will be gone - especially in an urban area.

Is that a pool it is next too? I bet your next dip was interesting!!

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There are 12 pages in this thread and to save me a little time, did anyone actually find out (and post) exactly what the issues are? I scanned through each but could not find anything.

If they didn't, then I would suggest CR just delete the thread entirely, or post what the issues are. Easy decision to make. But don't keep this thread alive if you aren't going to post what the issues are.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom Mobile Version Official
« on: April 09, 2014, 04:25:55 AM »
I find DPP perfectly adequate for most needs. Of course it is not as powerful as Lightroom etc., but it does the job, nicely and efficiently. Every picture I take starts its life in DPP, and I do have Lightroom but will not be upgrading to the CC version (yet).

Of course eventually we will all have 5D Mark IVs, 1D X Mark IIs, and dare I say it a 7D mark ii (or iii  :o ), plus new lenses etc and Adobe's technology will move forward just as quickly, so eventually we may not have a choice of upgrading, but need to out of necessity.

Adobe are a business and I can see their logic.

What I really, really do not get is why I, or anyone else, would want this on their phone. I never edit anything on my phone.


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: April 09, 2014, 12:40:46 AM »
you should look at Custom White Balance setting, or, shooting in Kelvin, I use all, including AWB, but will generally shoot either with a custom white balance or in Kelvin. Have a look at these three sites to get some idea.

http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2013/whitebalance_creating_adjusting.shtml

http://fstoppers.com/learn-to-shoot-proper-white-balance-using-kelvin-temps

http://www.graphics.com/article-old/photography-fundamentals-white-balance


Useful links, thanks eml58. It is a shame none of them use large images (only small thumbnails) to really demonstrate the difference. Would be also great if Canon, or someone, did this with a 1D X as I would imagine that it is pretty good at getting it very close, in fact I do very little processing of my RAW images from the 1D X but do use AWB. Anyway, it is something to think about and I may give it a try to see what differences there are. Cheers.

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Really, really important!!! I was regularly texting or emailing photos to my extended family back in Canada each day. They became part of the experience in a good way. It was seamless and instantaneous with the camera/phone integration.

You are absolutely right, there is a massive market for this. Just look at the Nokia Lumia and Samsung models. I have no idea how the three compare to an IQ perspective, but there is going to be a lot more cameras with phones attached than not in the future.

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Photography Technique / Re: Help on what to bring to Krabi...
« on: April 02, 2014, 08:53:05 PM »
We'll be staying in aonangphupetra resort.  Thanks for your suggestions.  I'll post some photos once I'm back.  We're going there this May 1-4.  We're excited already.  :)

I spend an awful lot of time in Thailand. If you can, and like quiet, but beautiful beaches, then please do try to get to Kantiang Bay on Koh Lanta. It is in Krabi, but takes about 3 hours to get to from the airport.

Enjoy your time there!  ;D

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Canon General / Re: How To Water Proof?
« on: April 02, 2014, 09:58:54 AM »
You could try a "dry bag". You can find them at just about any outdoors store. Get a heavy duty one, they are a lot tougher than the lightweight hiking ones. put in a towel for padding and throw in a few desicant packs "just in case" and you can keep it in the cockpit with you.

I use a 5L one for my SX-50 and a 10L one for my DSLR

I agree. Dry bags such as those are really terrific. They even have back pack varieties.

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Not working here to, unable to tracert the page (or ping for that matter).

Thanks Grant, excellent write up, in particular for us Wildlife Photographers, followed to a large degree your previous advice on set up as well from your wonderful website, works with excellent results, nice of you to post this update.

For those that aren't getting the link happy to email a pdf copy, just PM me your email.

Sanj, Expat, I'll email you a pdf copy, hopefully grant won't mind.

Thanks, eml58.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR and PowerShots in May [CR2]
« on: April 02, 2014, 09:53:02 AM »
I'm off to shoot the sunrise with my 5 year old camera body, then blow my canon budget on a road bike. Have fun!

Buying a good road bike is possibly even more of a challenge than getting a good camera, there are just so many options!!  ;)

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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?

Notice moderators: The subject line of the thread "Re: New Canon XF205 And XF200 Professional Camcorders Deliver Ideal Performance For Run-And-Gun, Cinéma Vérité Filmmakers" is too long. When you reply it asks you to shorten it.


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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?

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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.

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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

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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

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?

Thanks.

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