April 16, 2014, 07:03:15 AM

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Harry Muff

Pages: 1 ... 8 9 [10] 11 12 ... 25
136
Technical Support / Re: Help needes: EOS 7D - noisy pictures
« on: July 03, 2013, 10:15:16 PM »
This is zoomed in. I can find no picture in my LR catalogue where the metadata text covers the image. There is always a part of the text that falls on the grey background.




Next patient please, nurse...

137



Please see my experience of E-Infinity here:




http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=15693.0

138
HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« on: July 02, 2013, 08:55:43 PM »
You're right though, Rienz. What's the point of talking about an image instead of showing it.


I'll do another one and post it when I can.




Art Standard was the setting I was talking about. I found the other settings to be either dull, or completely over the top.


The other problem I found was that the ghosting was badly controlled by the camera.




But, like I said before, I just see it as more of a gimmick than a useful feature. Someone who wants to do it properly will just fill their card with a good set of bracketed images and go to town on them at home.

139
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: JOOOUUUUSSSST!
« on: July 02, 2013, 08:32:39 PM »
What would you do?

I might just go and enjoy the day.

Any chance you could speak to CPS leaving out the "doing it for fun" part and ask if you could borrow a camera? Perhaps the 1DX to see what it is like before you make a purchase decision, preferably with a nice lens to go with it.

Good luck and enjoy.


Yup, that's what I'd do. You don't ask, you don't get...

140
Pricewatch Deals / Buying from overseas: An experience.
« on: July 02, 2013, 08:25:26 PM »


I just thought I'd recount my recent experience with E-Infinity via their own online store. They are one of many Hong Kong based retailers offering genuine equipment for a lot less than RRP. 


I am based in the U.K. and refuse to pay the inflated prices asked of us here, knowing that other countries are paying a good deal less.




However, I really wanted a 5D Mk III...



I had considered buying the whole package from them (5D3, BG E11, extra battery and SD card), but decided to play it relatively safe.


I chose, instead, to buy the body from ProCameraShop, who I've used many times as they are based in the U.K. and, on most items, are not much more expensive than their Hong Kong based competitors. The transaction, as always, couldn't have been better.


I then chose to buy the BG E11, battery, and SD card from E-Infinity.


I chose correctly...


First things first, the company is legit and the service is very good. From email communication to delivery times, I really can't complain.


The items arrived as described and in good condition.


Unfortunately they didn't arrive, as I had been led to believe, from Royal Mail via E-Infinity's U.K. warehouse, and therefore without any import tax duties.


Nope, FedEx brought it all the way to my door.




Royal Mail, not to be left out, delivered the invoice from FedEx...




So, now I've got an invoice to take care of which, had I gone all in and bought all of the gear from E-Infinity, would have been considerably more than it is.


So that's that...




The bottom line is not so clear, however... Yes, I got stung (very mildly), but I still made a big saving over U.K. prices.


My advice, if you are going to go this route, is make sure that the saving is considerable, so that if an invoice does appear, then you can pay it off in the knowledge that you've still come out of it a winner. Otherwise, spend the little extra someone like ProCameraShop charges in the knowledge that there won't be any little surprises a couple of weeks down the line.


In case you were wondering, at the time I bought it, the 5D3 was £1,855 through E-Infinity, and £1,880 through ProCamerShop. Something tells me the import duties would have been a good bit more than the £25 difference in price...


On the other hand, the Canon BG E11 was £250 on ProCameraShop, and £177 through E-Infinity. Worth the risk.




The invoice was £17, so I'm not complaining. Just wary of buying anything big from overseas in the future.




That's it. That's my experience of this subject.




I hope it helps someone thinking of buying from abroad.




Harry.

141
EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D Images Surface Early
« on: July 01, 2013, 09:47:16 PM »
Not that it's important but it's an ugly bastard.

142
If only I could fit my 2x to my 100L...  :-[

143
Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom Help?
« on: June 29, 2013, 07:27:50 AM »
Another vote for Martin Evening. Although the complete beginner might want to start with Scott Kelby.

144
HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« on: June 28, 2013, 07:24:15 PM »
Gave this a try the other on a street scene. I was pleasantly surprised to be honest.




I still don't see myself using it though. It's more of a gimmick to an advanced user, but a newbie might appreciate it.
Looks like you forgot to attach the image :)


Nope. It was a crappy throw away image. What impressed me was the tonality and the colour. Not on the Standard setting though; that was diabolical.

145
PowerShot / Re: Canon France Denies Large Sensor Compacts
« on: June 28, 2013, 12:01:03 PM »
Well, you're always gonna ruffle some feathers when you piss on people's parades for a living.


Comes with the territory.

146
HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« on: June 28, 2013, 09:08:56 AM »
Gave this a try the other day on a street scene. I was pleasantly surprised to be honest.




I still don't see myself using it though. It's more of a gimmick to an advanced user, but a newbie might appreciate it.

147
2nd hand 5D2.


You're welcome.

148
Just pony up for Lightroom. If that is out of your price range, then you've picked the wrong hobby.

149
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Medical joint overload by heavy dlsr?
« on: June 27, 2013, 09:27:49 AM »
The advice I always give to people is simply to pretend they are holding a rifle. Seems to help them.


And then there's the "shooting" link too.  ;D

150
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Medical joint overload by heavy dlsr?
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:04:39 AM »

Pages: 1 ... 8 9 [10] 11 12 ... 25