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Software & Accessories / Re: Black-rapid failure!
« on: December 27, 2013, 05:41:06 PM »
When you started your post with "I was snowboarding in the alps....." I could see something happening. Those kind of statements usually do not end well for camera gear. :)


The first words that occurred to me were, "Chest harness."

Agreed. I thought back pack. I do not see any reason to have a camera on a strap when you are snowboarding down the mountain. Better to keep it all wrapped up, stop and get it out (seconds only) and shoot. Much better than what happened, or potentially falling and damaging it and you too. Live and learn I guess.

EOS Bodies / Re: Do you have a 4K display?
« on: December 18, 2013, 07:24:54 AM »
I remember someone once asked me a few years ago why I was recording all my videos in 1080, and I replied that technology was only going in one direction so while at that time broadband speeds were still quite slow, and 720 was more popular on the net, just a short time later and we are talking about 4K.

I agree with Dolina that if it were an important event like a wedding, I would, if possible like it to be recorded in 4K to future proof it as much as possible, but I think mainstream 4K will still take a while to catch up.

A lot has to do with the TV companies, some countries are faster than others to deliver full HD TV. I know that the Full HD TV channels I have look great on my big TV but the rest of the channels look bad.

I could even see myself skipping 4K and going for whatever is after it.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: DSLR Video -- Not for Everyone?
« on: December 18, 2013, 02:46:45 AM »
Haha, thanks for sharing. Funny ad.

As it stands, there is a tiered setup for membership which includes one type that has expedited service as well as other perks.

Just so we are all clear, what you write there is not a global standard.

There is only tiered setup in certain countries, and as this is a global forum with members from around the world I just wanted to stress that.

Where I am, you are either a member or not, there is no tiered setup. And from what I have read on these forums and others, the benefits can be very different as well.

Anyone have an idea how stringent Canon is about signing up for CPS?

This very much depends on where in the world you are.

Where I am they are very strict, and require proof of working as a pro photographer. In other parts of the world it seems that they are much more relaxed about it, but then the perks are different too.

Good luck!

Software & Accessories / Re: Rolling Case to fit all my camera gear
« on: December 02, 2013, 06:46:22 AM »
I have had this problem, and my biggest issue was not finding a rolling bag big enough but finding a rolling back big enough that would also take a 17.3 inch laptop. It was the laptop that was causing me all the issues.

I eventually solved the issue by modifying a bag I had already.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Lexar Memory Card Sale at B&H Photo
« on: November 27, 2013, 09:52:27 AM »
Unless SanDisk has introduced a new card then the Lexar 1000X are still the fastest on the market.

Personally, I am not a big fan of buying the latest high capacity (storage) cards on the market. 128GB is such a new card that I was never tempted to buy it, preferring to go with 32GB or 64GB variants. I still am.

Problem is with these cards, once we have a major problem we would probably all switch to the other brand. Then if that brand let us down, perhaps we would move back or switch to yet another.

So far my Lexar 32GB 1000X have worked flawlessly, and I am happy they have this promotion on. :-)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Lexar Memory Card Sale at B&H Photo
« on: November 25, 2013, 08:06:10 PM »
Thanks for the heads up. I did a mammoth shoot just the other day, taking over 3,800 pics in a relatively short period of time. The two 32GB 1000X Lexars are great and suffice for most events, but occasionally you do need more capacity. Now I just need to decide whether to buy one 64GB 1000X, or two more 32GB 1000Xs.

I do not mind when people complement the picture taking capability of my camera. It is awesome and makes my life so much easier than it was in the past.

What I do not like is when I do a shoot and present the pictures and the client tells me he loves them, but that he also wanted pictures of A, B, C and D.  That really annoys me, as he could have told me that at the very beginning. Now I just take a lot more pics than is in the brief and hopefully cover all eventualities.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: EOS C100 Feature UpGrade
« on: November 05, 2013, 11:53:04 PM »
I was just reading about this on engadget:

It is an interesting development, but it is not the upgrade which interests me - as I do not have the C100 - but the fact that they are charging for it. I wonder if this is a sign of things to come.

Canon General / Re: Canon Hansa
« on: October 14, 2013, 01:17:24 AM »
Interesting. Surprised more here do not have the miniature.

I would like:

1) Headphone jack
2) USB 3.0 or better.
3) A few more options in the My Menu area.

Can't really think of anything else right now.

Canon General / Canon Hansa
« on: October 13, 2013, 04:35:41 AM »
Just curious but how many here have the Canon Hansa miniature?

Sports / Re: Marathon Photo Advice?
« on: October 05, 2013, 08:53:51 AM »
Some really good advice above so am not going to repeat any of that.

Sometimes it is better to get around on a motorbike than a car. This depends on the course though, but the flexibility and speed of a bike can be an advantage.

Do sit someone on the finish line. People travel at such different speeds you do not want to miss that shot and neither do you want to be constantly worried about the timing etc.

Oh and try and work out what you will do when people ask to buy your pictures of them. Really, you can make money like that.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 22, 2013, 04:18:43 AM »
Tanzania March 2013.

Just messing about, Shot through Green Foliage.

1Dx 400f2.8, Shot @ f/2.8 & 1/500th ISO200

What an amazing pic!! At first I could not see what it is, then I thought I could see, but I was wrong, and then it became clearer and now I know!

I do hope you submit that to a competition somewhere (even National Geographic) because it is outstanding, truly outstanding.

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