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Lenses / Re: which telephoto for travel?
« on: February 21, 2015, 06:47:42 AM »
The best travel lens is the Canon EF 1200mm f5.6 L USM!

Well I wouldn't be short of reach, and I'd get fit carrying it around!  Hhhmmm, think maybe I'll wait for the 1200 DO ...

With the 1200 you sell it and use the $100k  to pay for the travel, a lot of travel.

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Lenses / Re: which telephoto for travel?
« on: February 21, 2015, 12:28:33 AM »
The best travel lens is the Canon EF 1200mm f5.6 L USM!

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Lenses / Re: Why does 7D II seem COMPARATIVELY soft with certain lenses?
« on: February 20, 2015, 03:02:29 AM »
Simply put soft lenses.

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: February 14, 2015, 10:20:43 AM »
Great review - the only problem was it was so enthusiastic I started to wonder whether a lens really could be that good!

I gave up reading for the annoying facebook, twitter, google+ and linkedin redirects down the left side of the page where the text is, insecure much?

I thought they were in a pretty annoying place too, reading on a tablet, until I realised that in portrait orientation they move to the bottom right - or disappear altogether depending which browser I'm using. Out of curiosity I just looked at the page on my desktop PC, and they are there on the left but the left margin is much bigger (despite the resolution being identical to my tablet at 1920x1200) and this makes it ok. Responsive web design is great, but they don't always get it right!

Thanks to everyone for the feedback on this issue.  I've passed it on to my web developer.  I don't have an issue on my devices, so it's good to know there is one from others.  We'll have to work on the positioning of that widget.

I get a lot of feedback about the importance of social media sharing from my partners, but it is all a work in progress for me.  I'm a writer and a photographer, but web developer, not so much.

The floating crap stopped me from reading the review.

These web people just don't get it that nothing should ever float over the page ever.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Err 80 - Should I Worry?
« on: February 09, 2015, 06:27:01 PM »
What firmware are you using?

Early firmware had random errors reported that were fixed in later versions.

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For a point of referance Canon 550EX, 580EX, 580EXII, & 600EXRT all output around 25 WATT SECONDS at full power.

The main difference is the lens that focuses the light thus the differences in guide numbers.

No flash will output all the power stored in the capacitor since the arc stops when the voltage gets too liw

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Lighting / Re: Canon 5D Mk III pre flashing.
« on: January 19, 2015, 12:09:18 AM »
Get a EOS 1V, set to TTL, and shoot film.

Or get a 600ex flash and shoot in auto mode ie sensor on the flash for AE.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D or 5D Mark III. For video. Which one?
« on: December 28, 2014, 06:14:50 AM »
? Is there a good reason to NOT recommend the 7DmkII?

Just curious.

Thanks, Will T.

Based on my experience with the 70D, the 7D II should have great AF, but suffer from all the dSLR issues (bad sound, aliasing, no focus peaking or punch-in for focus, no good pre-amps, no waveform monitor, poor codec, not great color science, aliasing, etc.) as well as being APS-C with frame-skipping resulting in relatively poor sensitivity at extreme ISOs.

Should be fine if you can figure out how to get good sound and your client doesn't care about a bit of aliasing and softness. But the C100 (or FS7 if you have the money) should be soo much better.

Have you actually used a 7DII?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D or 5D Mark III. For video. Which one?
« on: December 28, 2014, 12:17:13 AM »
? Is there a good reason to NOT recommend the 7DmkII?

Just curious.

Thanks, Will T.

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Lenses / Re: What is your favorite lens/camera combo in your camerabag?
« on: December 25, 2014, 01:22:58 AM »
Canon EOS 1DX & Canon EF 200mm f2.0 L IS USM.


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Lenses / Re: I *HATE* UPS.
« on: November 29, 2014, 12:01:54 AM »
You should read the UPS minium packaging requirements.  All packages must be packaged as to survive a 6 foot drop by the shipper.

3 feet is nothing if properly packaged.

Remember the conveyer belt is 6 feet off of the sorting center floor and when they have a backup some packages do fall to the floor thus the spec.

It is the shippers responsibility to package properly.

I have had fedex home change status to note left without ever leaving there depot.

Best to know your driver and there cell #,  that way you do not have to wait just meet them and go home early.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Possibly ok after dropped?
« on: November 10, 2014, 12:27:30 AM »
It is the drunks responsibility to pay!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 03, 2014, 06:57:17 PM »
WTF !

NO REAL USER MANUAL!

Paper manual = recycle material.
PDF manual = useful, searchable, and takes no space.

Impossible to read with just your eyes, thus not a user manual!  Only a computer file.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 03, 2014, 06:42:24 PM »
WTF !

NO REAL USER MANUAL!

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The 1Ds III successor is the 5D MKIII.

That said my wish list is:

A 1DX style body with a 1.6 crop sensor

and

A 1DX style body with a high MP sensor

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