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You're saying multiple different things.  You're afraid of having it stolen or 'issues', you want something small and you can pull out with a moments notice, and you like the 7D - which isn't small, and with lenses can be very expensive.  Figure out how much you want to spend - this will answer most your questions.  Anything less than $1k and you're better off getting a high end point and shoot (G1x or G15).  You can spend a few thousand setting up a 7D with 2-3 lenses, flash and extra batteries/memory cards.  The high end P&S will give you plenty of image quality unless you're going to print large files.

Best of luck

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« on: March 25, 2014, 02:17:14 AM »
Got mine with the 22mm, and added the 18-55 plus the EF adapter.  I loved the M with the 10-22 mm on it, so I need to get the 11-22 purchased asap.

Doing a 16-35mm 2.8 would be really cool in my book, but it's more wish than reality.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Medium Format
« on: March 14, 2014, 05:11:14 PM »
The 'pro' mini-medium format already exists - it's the Pentax 645D or a D800/e/A7r setup.  The Leica S2/S3 system isn't what I would call a pro setup - there are a few pros shooting S2/S3, but they're not common, and they tend to shoot Hasselblad HC lenses with the adapter.

Wealthy enthusiasts have high expectations on the post-sales service.  You're not selling these cameras at Ritz or Best Buy.  This is what the Hasselblad Lunar, Stellar and HV are targeted at, but it's a mixed bag - re-branded Sony gear and all.

Canon can't create a market that doesn't leverage existing wares.  Or better put, they work conservatively and refuse to push the edge.  They 'could' purchase the Sony chip like Nikon and put it into a body, but they don't.  Ditto the 33mmx44mm chip, it's 'possible' but they'd be grilled if it didn't perform as folks expected, didn't work with their existing wares, etc.  There's always a problem.

Canon has an issue it hasn't figured out how to manage.  It has a small percentage of customers who demand that their needs be serviced at a cheap price point.  This small percentage is common among all camera makers - people bitch about the Hasselblad and Phase stuff all the time - though it comes down to 'can I see a difference for the price'.  Enjoy what you have, if it doesn't do what you need it to, change to what will.  Don't have enough money to do it?  Figure out a way to make it work - that is what professional photographers are paid to do - troubleshoot and solve problems.

Software & Accessories / Re: Large Prints from RAW files
« on: March 06, 2014, 04:29:36 PM »
Generally speaking, start with the end product and work backwards.  Work with a printer that has ICC profiles - check out for places that are already profiled.  I print huge stuff and love it, but I work with a local shop and enjoy the items he prints compared to what i pull out of Costco even with their ICC.

If you want to play with ProPhoto RGB, check out Roger's post -

Software & Accessories / Re: updating to Maverick 10.9?
« on: February 26, 2014, 04:46:11 PM »
Only issues I had are unrelated to photo or music processing. Haven't figured out what to use instead of Nero to create CD images. And I'm having some VPN issues with my workplace which are supposed to be Mavericks related.

Today Apple released 10.9.2 by the way to fix a few security concerns.

Toast is a great option for CDs, but if you're just ripping ISO images, there are ways to do it from Disk Utility.  MacUpdate tends to have lots of cheap options.

Canon General / Re: I Need Help Finding A Camera Bag
« on: February 23, 2014, 11:22:11 AM »
Chrome Niko - should fit it with room to spare.  I always add a bit more padding, but it works great when I want to travel light.

Lenses / Re: Lee Filter Adapter Question
« on: February 21, 2014, 07:20:55 PM »
Lots in my local camera store...

Go for the wide angle adapter, you'll want/need it at some point right?  77mm covers the 17-40, so why double purchase?

PowerShot / Re: need help deciding:To canon or not to canon
« on: February 18, 2014, 02:47:23 PM »
Cost any consideration?  I want to play with the Fuji X-T1 at this point.

Lenses / Re: Need Help Choosing Lenses for Walt Disney World & Cruise..
« on: February 17, 2014, 08:37:51 PM »
Consider leaving the 70-200 at home - unless you have a specific print you're gonna blow up, it's better to not be swaping gear around and lugging things that aren't needed.  Enjoy the trip, shoot come fun stuff.

Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 advice
« on: February 16, 2014, 09:23:38 PM »
Save for a used V2 -

The Tamaron/Sigma aren't gonna take a teleadapter that well compared to the Canon.  But if you're gonna need the reach anyways, grab the 70-300L.  Your body will do higher ISO's well, so use what you have.  If you do video, do the non-IS Canon since it's parafocal.

Portrait / Re: Post photos of other photographers in action
« on: February 16, 2014, 06:07:01 PM »
It works well, saw him get about 4" of surf running over his feet a few minutes later.

Oregon coast, wreck of the Peter Iradale

...but stitching of water is not an option
It's a trade off between money and time - you can do it, but it takes lots of time :) 

Worst case Roger will rent you the bits needed if your pressing need is a single trip. 

Otherwise, take a dive off the MF Film board and see what you come up with.  :D The water is fine

I've never had to do this before so I'm relying on your help. How can I trigger a 5d2 and a 7d at the exact same time? (MF prefocused of course) Ideally without anything mounted to the hotshoe of both cameras as I need at least one hot shoe equipped with a YN radio trigger to trigger all the flashes.
Thank you for your help :)

What is the scene you're trying to capture?  Look into bullet time rigs and downsize.  Or look at using constant lights instead of strobes, as being off 1/180th of a second is the difference between the shot or black frame right?

Mousing is really taxing on joints, here's one I got a few clients into-
It works amazingly, much better or just radically different position to work within.

Another idea for the stroller would be a walker setup with a Superclamp plus Arca head on it for taking to places where they don't allow tripods.  I thought it would be nice to add on saddle bags that I could easily remove.

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