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Lenses / Re: The 24-105 and/or the 24-70 II ...
« on: November 13, 2013, 10:45:44 AM »
I think the troubling conflict starts once you own both.

I got the 24-70 II a few months ago and kept the 24-105 for the IS and the additional focal length. Despite having that intention, I found that I was rarely using it. I kept convincing myself that I would be using the 24-105 when the need for IS arose but that rarely happened because the 24-70 II would invariably be the lens mounted on one of my bodies and it made no sense to carry a lens with overlapping focal length out in the field.

After getting the 70-200 II, I realized that the 24-105 would not being seeing any action at all because for the corresponding focal lengths (above 70-105mm), the IS and the IQ of the 70-200 leaves the 24-105 in the dust.

I finally sold the 24-105 yesterday for close to $750 - this goes straight to the fund for the 300mm f/2.8 L II.

If you have both the 24-70 II and the 24-105, the 24-105 will be sold, it's only a question of time ...

Cheers ... J.R.

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Third Party Manufacturers / The Nikon DFB – Burberry Edition
« on: November 12, 2013, 10:34:39 AM »
TOKYO – Following on the heels of the revolutionary Nikon DF, the Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the fashionable DFB – the Burberry Edition, a Nikon FX digital SLR camera. The stylish DFB literally screams “Do more with less, but look sharp while doing it!” The DFB features the beloved 12.1 MP sensor from the Nikon D3 and D700. The file sizes produced by the DFB will be a welcome relief to those who demand smaller file sizes and less photographic detail, and are genuinely concerned about conserving hard drive space.


http://photographylife.com/announcing-the-nikon-dfb-burberry-edition

 ;D ;D ;D

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: November 12, 2013, 09:58:58 AM »
Okay, it's official... I miss my 24-105mm and wish I didn't sell it now...  :(  Never thought I'd hear myself say that!   ::)

I sold mine today for $750.

Must admit, it is very nice lens ... worth every penny, it's only that the 24-70 II is just that good.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« on: November 12, 2013, 04:28:43 AM »
Thanks for the replies. She doesn't shoot fast actionall that often and so I have advised her to get the 70D.

Cheers ... J.R.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D - Getting started in Magic Lantern ...
« on: November 10, 2013, 09:16:54 AM »
Thanks ... I need to trouble you further though ... Can you please clarify how to run ML in the C-mode as you suggest above?

Set the dial on your 6d to either C1 or C2 :-p ... in these modes, all changes you do yourself or through ML aren't preserved by the camera and you can only change them though the Canon fw (register C settings).

Thanks Marsu42!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D - Getting started in Magic Lantern ...
« on: November 10, 2013, 08:43:43 AM »

The main reason why bricking happens is that ML writes values to the Canon nvram that are out of bounds, and in most cases you can un-brick your camera with a special debug ML that you just have to run to clear the Canon nvram. A 100% foolproof way is to use a C mode since no settings are written to the Canon nvram, that's what I do when I code for ML and try out new changes.
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Thanks ... I need to trouble you further though ... Can you please clarify how to run ML in the C-mode as you suggest above?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« on: November 10, 2013, 08:33:59 AM »
I've got a colleague at work who is looking to upgrade from the 550D and the choice is pretty much between the 70D and the 7D. A 7D2 even if released tomorrow appears out of question because going by the current Canon pricing, it is likely to be out of budget.

Her question to me, and I put this question to you guys for help is, whether there is any reason to buy the 7D over the newer 70D?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Cheers ... J.R.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 09, 2013, 09:23:12 PM »
5D3 + 70-200 II - the first time I took to birds with this lens.

Bah ... I think I'm in trouble now. The IQ of the 100-400 almost suddenly feels like crap. Need to save up for a new 300mm f/2.8 II.

Beautiful photo, J.R. What bird is that?
Yes, that combo is nice. Like you, I wish for more reach. I dream of the 600mm and then wake up ;D

Thanks serendipidy. The bird is a Rufous Sibia usually found up in the Himalayan mountains in India.

Cheers ... J.R.

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Lenses / Re: The future of Canon L primes
« on: November 09, 2013, 02:06:03 PM »
No hints, Canon almost never releases any till such time they want to start a teaser campaign (probably) ... but I want an update to the 16-35 II and the 35mm L

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 09, 2013, 01:57:58 PM »
splish splash, I was taking a bath ...

The first shot is excellent.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 09, 2013, 01:54:53 PM »
5D3 + 70-200 II - the first time I took to birds with this lens.

Bah ... I think I'm in trouble now. The IQ of the 100-400 almost suddenly feels like crap. Need to save up for a new 300mm f/2.8 II.

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Lenses / Re: Micro Adustment Issues
« on: November 08, 2013, 01:03:33 PM »

P.S. have I ever mentioned that my first name is Otto ;)

That explains a great deal  ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Major IQ advantage of FF?
« on: November 08, 2013, 11:41:52 AM »
OK, I think I have it figured out.  I would like a 6D without wifi or GPS, but with the focusing-system of the 70D.
Thanks, Canon, in advance of bringing this to the market.  Will it be this month?

Good luck!

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Lenses / Re: Micro Adustment Issues
« on: November 08, 2013, 11:40:00 AM »
You're not operating the autofocus properly.  Perform the following steps, in order:

1) Go to the nearest office supply store
2) Buy a medium point black Sharpie and a sheet of "Hello, My Name Is" stickers
3) Return home
4) On one of the stickers, use the Sharpie to write the word "AUTO"
5) Peel off the backing and place the sticker on your torso
6) Grasp the manual focus ring of the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and rotate it
7) You now have AUTO focus

Happy Friday!

Being on the opposite side of the globe, my Friday is almost over ... have a great weekend.

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Lenses / Re: Micro Adustment Issues
« on: November 08, 2013, 11:38:26 AM »
Okay, I'll relent.  I was just trying to have some fun - see my "Friday Fun" at the beginning and the reference to Zeiss lenses at the end of my post. 

Gotcha!

LOL ... I surmised as much but sometimes it is better to play along in the hope that I might just learn something new. Sorry to interrupt the 'Friday Fun'  ;D

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