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Software & Accessories / Re: Reco Config for Mac Pro (2013)
« on: January 01, 2014, 02:30:58 AM »
Simple. The highest spec you can afford, with an emphasis on RAM.

Software & Accessories / Re: how do you transfer your images?
« on: January 01, 2014, 02:27:16 AM »
Fire up Lightroom, connect camera, go and take a dump or something while they transfer.

I had a 420B for a week.

It's a good, well made stand, but it's only for anything lightweight. It'll hold plastic elinchrom heads no problem but no more.

I needed to put a Bowens 500R on it and it made me very nervous, even with sandbags on it.

To replace it, I bought a Kupo boom stand with a turtle base. It's almost identical to the Avenger ones but actually cheaper than the lightweight Manfrotto 420B.

I know the OP has Speedlites, but anyone looking at the Manfrotto and is only going to use it in the studio should seriously consider the Kupo instead as it is stronger and cheaper.

Slight change of country: F/A18C's of the Swiss Airforce at the Axalp demo(and this one you have to climb to 7,000-feet for)

Would I be right in thinking that this is a bit of crowd pleasing as they know that the photographers are there?

Some awesome photos here, chaps. I wish I could add to them but I can't as all I have are commercial aircraft pics, and not many of those.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
« on: December 14, 2013, 12:41:30 AM »
I had a play with one of these on a 5D3 the other day, and came to the conclusion that it's the same focal length at both ends.

What do I mean?

Well, I looked at the edges when it was at 8mm and in fish-eye mode, and then while at 15mm and the same area was covered i.e. a table was at the edge of the frame regardless.

Nice lens, but the fish-eye end just seems a bit of a gimmick.

This seems to have come at the right time for me as I bought an X100s a couple of days ago and I was having trouble with colour profiles. Seems to be a lot better now.

Had a play with one a couple of days ago. It's big! Not my idea of a travel camera, the X100s fits the bill far better there.

It was in the cabinet next to a D800 and I couldn't help but think, for the same price, I'd rather have one of those.

The sales guy made the best defence of the Df with the point that it's the only way to get a D4 sensor for half the price.
Apparently, DxO have tested it and say it's of the highest standard.

Use-wise, I found it didn't focus particularly quick with the kit 50mm, and the dials were not the easiest to work. You certainly would  need to take it away from your eye to change a lot of the settings.

I'm really not sure about this camera, it just seems to be a pretty camera with only the sensor to make it worth considering for a serious photographer. Especially for all that money.

If Nikon were the only company around, I'd have a D800 and wouldn't even consider the Df.

Lenses / Re: Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: December 06, 2013, 10:33:03 AM »
Why is there a poll for the Nikon DF at the top?

Canon General / Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« on: December 01, 2013, 09:03:04 PM »
I loved the fact that the 3 big Canadian retailers, henrys and vistek used the canon rebate and called it there black Friday lens sale....haha I laugh at there stupidity as they have had that sale on going, but called it there black Friday notes lens deal.

You mean 2?

Anyway, they did add savings on top of savings. For example the Sekonic L478D was already down from $399 to $329, and then they dropped it again to $289 for the weekend.

Personally, I picked up a pair of PW Plus X triggers for $50 off.

Then there was the EF 100-400 going for $1399...

Canon General / So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« on: November 30, 2013, 12:08:22 PM »

I just picked up a pair of Pocket Wizard Plus X triggers at $50 off so I'm happy.

What did everyone else treat themselves to?

EOS Bodies / Re: "Two New FF Bodies in 2014" - if 5DM4, would you jump in?
« on: November 29, 2013, 11:17:03 PM »
Any worthwhile improvement to the 5D would put it in the league of the 1DX and therefore would be a bad idea for Canon.

Jonah: What are you shooting with?
Photographer: This is a 5D
Jonah: Not a 1D?
Photographer: No.  Why would I need a 1D to shoot this?
Jonah:I have a 1D..
Photographer: Cool
Jonah: ...it's really expensive, but it's a really nice camera, THATS NOT A KNIFE


Ah, Veep. May it grace our screens again soon...

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