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Technical Support / Re: Canon 6D won't boot
« on: March 25, 2014, 09:10:17 AM »

After doing this I messed something up with ML so I had to pop out the batteries and reinstall ML.

I don't quite get this. Are you unable to start the camera without ML?

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I own both and can say that both have their own usage depending on what you shoot. From my experience, the only reason for me to use the 135L is -

(i) Lightweight;
(ii) Discreet;
(iii) One stop faster shutter speed for moving subjects
(iv) Super-smooth bokeh
(v) One of THE lens for shallow DOF junkies  ;)

Unless either of the above is of utmost importance to me for a particular shoot, I prefer the zoom over the prime, everytime.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Magic Lantern for 5d3 1.2.3 released
« on: March 16, 2014, 12:01:32 PM »
Thanks a lot Marsu42. This is very good news that the bootflag issue has been solved. Gives me a lot of confidence, this piece of news :)

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: March 13, 2014, 08:33:33 AM »
TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Beautiful

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Lighting / Re: Anyone using Honl flash gel filter
« on: March 13, 2014, 08:27:16 AM »
Thanks a lot guys. I've ordered the gels, the speed strap and the roll-up gel folder - should get them on Saturday. 

On a side note, what about the LEE Gel filter sheets, would I be able to use these with the Honl system? The LEE sheets are quite large and I could cut them to size if needed.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A7 / A7R Reviewed by Thom Hogan
« on: March 11, 2014, 12:59:59 PM »
It's a nice review to balance against the initial head-over-heels reviews, but to me, he is writing as a Nikon D800E devotee, trying his best to pick at the A7r (and by doing so, everything else including Canon).  His conclusion is:

"The D800E, after two years on the market, still clearly produces the highest quality images I’ve seen out of camera other than Medium Format ones, and it does so clearly. It’s the best all-around camera I know of at the moment."

I might give D800E kudos as the best landscape-on-tripod camera but best "all-around camera"?   ???

Yup ... Thom Hogan is a Nikon devotee and I couldn't get my head around the "best all-around camera" either.

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Just a question that popped into my mind. Why do people post photos on social websites?

Today I removed most of my photos off FB because I'm no longer sure why I share them.

Thoughts ...

PS: I am a hobby photographer

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 11, 2014, 11:34:11 AM »
Oooh ... Nessie's been sighted again? Great!

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Reviews / Re: Moon and Saturn Convergence Captured with Magic Lantern
« on: March 11, 2014, 11:26:09 AM »
3x crop mode! i didnt know ML had done this! have they done it on all cams yet like the EOS M and 5Dmk3?

this is awesome on the t3i no idea why canon dropped it

I've not tried ML on the 6D or the 5D3. However, ML is one of the reasons I got my wife a 600D for her birthday as an "extra" gift ... a gift that she rarely uses!  ;)

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Reviews / Re: Why the DxO bashing?
« on: March 11, 2014, 11:23:20 AM »
It is so interesting to see all the excuses.
One company has  lower DXO scores due inferior read out and higher noise, less QE , lighter CFA . less good electronic  signal chain = older  sensor tech  that was at the peak 10 years ago  and before other companies start to make cmos sensors.
Now some people here  are busy with trying to trivialize measurements as DR, low read out noise, high color resolution because Canon can not keep up in the sensor development with others.
And that is what DXO shows today
There we go ::)



Given the antagonistic writing style and that the member/posts have been removed I guess the serial pest that shall not be named has been back again lol  Good efficient work mods!

Wow! He was found out without having used "motive" in any of his posts? Looks like the mods have been working overtime!  ;D ;D

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Lighting / Anyone using Honl flash gel filter
« on: March 11, 2014, 10:55:27 AM »
Anyone using the Honl flash gel filters? How do you rate the performance?

I'm thinking of ordering these from BH. It will be of great help if you could guide me with what accessories to buy with it (the speed strap is a given) - I'm going to be using these on 600 RTs.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Best regards ... J.R.

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Lenses / Re: just hit the purchase button
« on: March 11, 2014, 10:51:57 AM »
To my mind, you can't have a FF Canon without a 28-70.... It seems like the perfect lens, closely followed by a 70-200..

28-70? Looks like a CR1 to me Don ;)

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Landscape / Re: Ugly landscapes
« on: March 11, 2014, 10:50:47 AM »
I think any landscape can look prettier or uglier, just changing the lighting. Then the position of the sun cause significant changes in colors and contrasts. A polarizing filter also makes an invaluable benefit for landscapes with water reflecting the sky. Speaking of ugly landscape, if you can make a very ugly picture like the one below, you can sell it for $ 4 million.



 ;D ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A7 / A7R Reviewed by Thom Hogan
« on: March 11, 2014, 10:48:56 AM »
But...but...it has oodles and oodles of DR.  And DxO gave it a very high score.  It simply must be a better camera than anything made by Canon.  You se , it is  really about  QE, FWC, and  noise.  All this lossy RAW file compression and posterization can kiss my posterior.   :P

Plus, the D800E is just an antiquated mirrorslapper anyway.  :P :P

Indeed ... another reason why DxO scores are plain simple bull which needs to be ignored. They only take into account the sensor regardless of what the camera does to what is captured!

But then you've made my day with your post above ;D The ABC brigade does exactly that!

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Lenses / Re: just hit the purchase button
« on: March 11, 2014, 07:00:04 AM »
I had saved money for the Sigma 35f/1.4 A, but my tax return was higher than I expected, so I just ordered the Canon 24-70f/2.8 II instead!!! Wish me luck!

A.

I would have wished you luck had you got the Sigma given the AF performance can be a bit troublesome. With the 24-70 II you shouldn't need luck, it is the as close to a perfect lens you can have in this FL range.

There are quite a few users that would disagree with you :)

I'm sure there will be a few. TBF, I did choose my words carefully ... no?

In fact my comment was about the perfection of the 24-70 II  ;D


Haha ... I thought so too but only later and didn't bother editing my post  ;D

The point though is that you usually suffer "bad luck" if you get a bad Canon lens - a very high percentage of Canon lenses work find right out of the box, but you need "good luck" to get a Sigma lens that works great right out of the box.

Sigma is improving but given that they have to reverse engineer the Canon AF to get their lenses to work on EOS bodies, the AF feels a bit of a let down compared to the Canon lenses.

Additionally, from personal experience, I've found that if a Canon lens does not work properly on a Canon body, I can send both to Canon for calibration. With a third party lens, Canon refuses saying it's the third party problem while the third party blames Canon. So basically, I feel safer with Canon gear :)

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