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Software & Accessories / Re: ProDot Shutter Button Upgrade
« on: November 15, 2013, 06:46:08 AM »
After looking at the video I have a question about my photographing technique. I generally always keep my forefinger (of right hand) on the shutter button. It always touches the button and when I am about to take the photo I press it (once, since I generally use back button focus). But the video show that the forefinger is kept far away and at the moment of the capture it looks like it "hits" the shutter button rather than gently press it. I hope my technique is correct and not the one shown in the video. Yeah, me from India too and a thich swede type or velvet bindi will do the trick as well.

Landscape / Re: Lonely Walks
« on: November 11, 2013, 12:25:26 AM »
Very nice capture and timing. But for me the big building on the left side is slightly disbalancing. Although you did not ask for C&C for this photo (I beg your pardon for jumping the gun) but I would probably crop the building out. May be like the following. If however, you like the building aesthetically then just ignore my opinion.

Landscape / Re: Safely Moored
« on: November 11, 2013, 12:24:27 AM »
both are nice. But I do not like the empty space on the right side (of the image that you have posted as "orginal").. I myself would crop that out. OTherwise, the flipping of the image is an interesting touch.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: November 09, 2013, 04:15:31 AM »
Tanzania 2013

1Dx 200-400f/4
Shot @ 560mm f/5.6 & 1/1600th ISO400

The blood stained mouth is just...... awesome....

What are those buttons and knobs in the separate front panel for? Launching the next moon rocket?

Will it be so incredibly better than the 3k-5k monitors I read about here on CR for post processing (where one can use the Spider thingy or the Color Checker Passport system for accurate color etc.)?

Or is it just aimed at cinematorgraphers working with C100 and other such pure movie cameras offered by Canon?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Appeal of Nikon Df
« on: November 07, 2013, 08:50:03 AM »
I answered #4

I owned a Nikon FM2 back in the 90's and kinda like the retro look of the DF, but for a working camera, I'll take my 6D any day.  I'm not trying to impress anybody with the look of my photography equipment.

I know what you saying. But I will be honest and tell you that every time I buy a new camera or lens I like to look at it, feel it. Should I be ashamed of myself? :) Am I too much of a child?
When I get a new car I do take it for a drive with friends to the ice cream shop. Am I a bigger child for doing that.

When I buy a new lens I move the focus/zoom ring, see the writing on it, see the contacts, even look through the lens without mounting it on the camera. I guess I am hopeless....

I concur completely with you Mr. Sanj(ay)..... I also enjoy those moments.

there is a peculiar presumption going on (definitely fueled by the ads of Nikon) that this camera is a style statement and for show off. The point such presumptions tend to miss is that the buyer may just buy it for him/herself without any regard to what others think and whether others even notice it in his/her hands. Such naive negative and pessimistic looking glass can also be used to judge many 5D III or 1DX and great white lens owners (or even Nikon D4/D3 whatever) who never take any photo beyond that of their kids/pets/flower garden/brick wall (or for that matter those who prescribe such camera and lens combination to photograph kids/pets etc. by unsuspecting parents). The ownership of 1DX/5D iii in such instance is also nothing more than a style statement. The point that gets missed is it is just the choice of who is buying it, and if we start categorizing and generalizing people on such trivial matters of choice then the world would be a much more hostile place than it already is.

Lenses / Re: EF-s prime lenses?
« on: November 07, 2013, 04:30:45 AM »
sub]*) No, the Laguna Seca one has reflections. I don't like those. Grab a rubber lens hood from ebay, put it flush against the window, and presto - gone are your reflections![/sub]

Hey Thanks @Rat, good to know this technique...

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Appeal of Nikon Df
« on: November 07, 2013, 04:28:12 AM »
No. 1

Lenses / Re: EF-s prime lenses?
« on: November 06, 2013, 09:30:54 PM »
2 more from same day

That is wonderful stuff.

Lenses / Re: EF-s prime lenses?
« on: November 06, 2013, 09:29:46 PM »
.......On another topic, a mother said to do photos and videos of the children, and someone recommended Canon 24-70 F2.8L + 70-200 F2.8L. For me, seemed a snobby comment, or sadistic.

Actually this forum may not be a good place for such questions. Do not get me wrong, this is in itself a great forum with knowledgeable contributors about gear and rumors. Even for some technical stuff this is wonderful. But this is definitely not a forum where the photography part is the prominent element, the gear is more prominent element here. But that IS the characteristic of this forum. If someone here just recommended 24-70 F/2.8 and 70-200 f/2.8 to a mother for kids photography that is still fine - the recommender may have used that gear and is happy to recommend that. (For me at least) When such recommendation become sadistic and snobby is when the recommender tries to "prove" that there is no life/world/existence beyond those particular pieces of gear and anyone trying to work with lesser equipment has no idea about photography. 

Lenses / Re: EF-s prime lenses?
« on: November 06, 2013, 08:14:49 PM »
Canon wants you to buy an FF body, and you should listen...

Correct, no matter whether one needs it or not..... go full frame...
I think that companies should listen to their customers to not be beyond their expectations and make products that will be a failure (EOS M anyone?). Consumers should also listen to the companies? Of course you do! If a company demonstrates not believe in the future of a product line, we must be careful not to buy products that will serve only as a paperweight. To this day I wonder why stopped to manufacture DVD VIDEO RECORDERS household. Yes, now you can record video to hard disk for notebooks, but is not as immediate as practical and record your favorite programs directly to DVD. I know many people who have MINI-DV tapes, HI8, VHS, and can not find a device to copy to DVD. There is demand, but manufacturers have abandoned these consumers without offering a BLURAY VIDEO RECORDER that could satisfy them. Knowing that APS-C sells much more than full frame, does not seem a good idea to let your consumers abandoned. If Canon does not, sigma will do. Call me stubborn, but it is not true that one day all APS-C users will jump to full frame. This is not reality in my country, and in almost every planet. In the USA full frame is the rule, and Japan mirrorles is the trend, but the rest of the world APS-C is used by both advanced amateurs who prefer lighter equipment, and professionals who do not earn $ 100,000 per year....

You forgot that there is no other market or no other country.... only USA market... professionals and advanced amateurs in other countries!!!.... which species are they? How could they be professional if they do not use Full Frame and L lenses .... by definition professional = Full Frame + L Lenses.

Lenses / Re: EF-s prime lenses?
« on: November 06, 2013, 07:23:23 PM »
Canon wants you to buy an FF body, and you should listen...

Correct, no matter whether one needs it or not..... go full frame...

Lenses / Re: EF-s prime lenses?
« on: November 06, 2013, 07:21:51 PM »
Sigma makes a sweet selection of UWA for the APS-C format. People knocked them before they started up with the 35mm and new makeover but in the UWA offerings they have been very well received. When I used my 7D's the 10-20 and the 8-16 were perfect. I love my 15mm Rect Fish for the FF, using it on both the 1DX and 5D3.

Yes they do. But the OP was looking for "Canon" lenes. Good to hear good words about 8-16 from someone who have used it. I wanted to buy it but finally went with the Tokina 12-24 f/4 last year. May be in future I will go for the sigma 8-16.

Lenses / Re: EF-s prime lenses?
« on: November 06, 2013, 05:48:39 PM »
The original question should be modified to etc. etc......"
I think canon 14mm F2.8 (about U.S. $ 2,360) is not appropriate for users of 70D for example. The Canon 24mm F1.4 (about U.S. $ 1,750) also seems disproportionate to APS-C cameras. And the wonderful TS-E 17mm f / 4 is not really very appealing to APS-C cameras, mainly because it costs $ 2500. I'm sure users of SL1 would appreciate lenses like EF-S 22mm F2, or EF-S 8mm F2.8 (rectilinear).

Of course you are right, but did you miss my second paragraph? I myself am an APS-C shooter (and shall remain so in the foreseeable future) and would immensely love a very wideangle (as you mentioned). But as my second paragraph in the earlier post "presumes" Canon is not interested in what me or (may be) you would like to have. We are not "serious enough" for them apparently.

Lenses / Re: EF-s prime lenses?
« on: November 06, 2013, 03:28:10 PM »
The original question should be modified to why canon is not developing any UWA prime for EF-S EOS cameras - something like a 8mm rectilinear or 10 mm or 12 mm. Especially given the claim that EF-S mount with its smaller mirror helps to engineer wide angle lenses. Above 20mm whether a prime is EF or EF-S only does not really matter - does it?

Regarding the UWA primes, my guess is Canon is thinking "if you want serious wide angle for whatever type of photography you do, you need to be "serious" and move up to Full Frame and make my profits larger. Others who use APS-C like you are happy with zooms and I am not going to structure a new production line just for you."

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