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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.

Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 21, 2013, 07:36:10 AM »
... for many a 24-70 f/2.8 IS would be a great work-horse.  Kudos to Tamron and Sigma for upping the ante!  8)

I agree.

I would be very, very tempted to buy this lens if and when it does come out.

Canon General / Re: Bangkok
« on: September 20, 2013, 12:17:33 PM »
Dear Sir, Mr. Sanj
Yes, I am Native in Bangkok and live in Bangkok for 25 years, Before Move to Study and work in North Carolina since 1974 = that another 39 years.---And I go back home every 2 years, Yes, My Home  in suburb of Bangkok too. Yes, Bangkok is one of the most beautiful city/ country in this world, But Past 5 Years, The Economic in Thailand/ Bangkok are so bad----Be careful  about to go any where, special in the Night time with your Camera equipment---You might lost your equipment to 2-3 bad guys  in the night of Bangkok--If you Lucky, In the Worst case you might lose your Life too----Yes, My Suggestion, When you stay in the Hotel in Bangkok, Try to be friend with the Hotel manager, and ask where to go in the night time in Bangkok, But ask the manager to hire  the out of duty/ the Security staffs in that hotel and pay him as your body guard and the tour-guide too. Yes, Although I am Native in Thailand and in Bangkok--I must go with my friend 2-3 of my friends, when I go to shoot the Night time  or early morning Photos.

I am sorry, but this is quite shocking. I have been in this part of the world for around 20 years, have spent a lot of that time in Thailand, and what you are saying is very over the top. I doubt Sanj is going to start taking pictures in the slums of Klongtoey, or any other iffy area - he is more likely to be in well populated places like the Grand Palace which is beautiful at night.

Thailand is one of the safest countries in the world, but of course you must be careful, and of course even more at night, and even more if you are a single female. But it is much safer than many western countries.

Common sense is important, because at night a lot of funny business goes on and you do not want to be taking pictures of that, or even to be thought to be taking pictures of that.

But asking the hotel manager to organise for body guards?!! 555 that is so funny, it makes me cry. What makes you think you can trust the "body guards" of a hotel, when you have basically told them that the stuff you are carrying is so valuable that you and it needs guarding?!! They also earn a lot less than the stuff you are holding.

Anyway, I am not having a go at you Surapon, but you do paint a very dismal picture of a very colourful place - which quite frankly is very un-Thai.

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