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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: LuLa likes the Samsung NX1
« on: November 25, 2014, 03:47:33 PM »
Ah it's not about a tellytubby...........

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Lenses / Re: Lens as a gift. Non Photographer buying... :)
« on: November 25, 2014, 03:46:04 PM »
Is it just me or did we lose the mid-zoom aspect of the lens?
Since she has a "fast" mid-zoom already I'm not sure that fast means aperture.  Maybe focus speed?

Camera stuff is expensive and you hate to get it wrong.  Lens and camera choices can be very personal things for someone who has been involved in the hobby for a while.  I would recommend making a creative card with a "gift certificate" for a photography shopping trip.  Take a day and take her to a couple of camera stores, a nice lunch.  Stop on the way home a pick up something for super and a nice bottle of wine.  She'll get the lens of her dreams, not ours, and the memories of the day every time she uses the new equipment.

+1 that sounds like a really nice thoughtful day. All bases covered, job done!

The one thing I wouldn't do is get a camera body.

Good luck whatever you choose to do!
Regards

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Photography Technique / Re: Game Ranches for photography
« on: November 19, 2014, 08:28:26 AM »
Never heard of them. Sounds like just another name for a zoo/safari park (UK)?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF-S 11-24mm f/3.5-4.5
« on: November 18, 2014, 08:15:34 AM »
So now two 11-24s ?

http://www.canonrumors.com/2014/11/did-canon-leak-the-ef-11-24mm-f4l/

Wonder if both these rumours could be connected, would it be EF-S or EF though?

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If savings for more expensive lenses are in proportion, then the saving on a bigger investment would pay for a lavish weekend away. Buying within the EU also means that the warranty is valid within any other EU country, as also required by European single market laws. That's much better than importing from the US or Singapore, and there are  no worries about duty free allowances or import duty when importing from one EU single market country to another.

That's really interesting, just checked the 16-35 L f4, probably my next purchase, and it's exactly the same price  as HDEW but the EU warranty feels more attractive.

As the EU warranty applies does Canon Cashback also apply?

Regards

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D photos on a 4K TV monitor
« on: November 15, 2014, 11:54:51 AM »
Will Canon 6D best resolution jpegs or RAW photos display better on a new UHD 4K monitor than a regular 1080P monitor? I don't watch TV (haven't for >20 years) but I have a 55 inch fast refresh rate 1080p TV for my computer monitor, which I love. But, sitting close you can see the pixels. So, I'd love to spend the dough for a similar 4K monitor, but, since website stuff if so compressed and will look crappy on a 4k monitor (still), one of the main joys of getting it would be if my Canon 6D pictures looked better. Thanks.

WOOOOWWW...... sorry to take this off topic but you haven't watched telly for over 20 years, really ?  :o :o :o

Nope. Don't have cable. Don't have an antenna. Have never seen an episode of Friends, Desperate Housewives or any Survivor-type show. Only miss it 2-3 times a year. If it's really, really important, the highlights are on Youtube. But, no, I haven't watched TV for decades, and don't miss it a lick.

respect!  :)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Gold-trimmed Nikon DF - good, bad, ugly?
« on: November 14, 2014, 04:27:12 PM »
normally two out of three isn't bad......  :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 14, 2014, 04:25:44 PM »
The CF has a  flawed physical design...

So you're saying SanDisk or Lexar broke his camera.  I smell a lawsuit...   ::) :P :o

Yeh, thankfully the 7D2 doesn't have cruise control  ;)

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Nope, leave it on all day (when in use) only switch off to change lens or card

Regards

Everyone does realize that there is a switch built in to the card and battery doors that automatically switches the camera off when the door is opened, correct?  Hence, no need to manually switch it off to change a card.

Not so sure about the lens change.  It might be prudent to power off for that but I've never had a problem.

Hi Rusty,

No, I had no idea that was the case, thanks for the tip!!

I do seem to recall the manual saying to switch off though something about getting lens settings mixed up causing possibl connection failures, must have a re-read maybe I just read an urban myth somewhere ;D

Regards

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UK - Looking forward to HDEW and DR getting it in stock, more than willing to wait

Regards

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D photos on a 4K TV monitor
« on: November 14, 2014, 08:04:23 AM »
Will Canon 6D best resolution jpegs or RAW photos display better on a new UHD 4K monitor than a regular 1080P monitor? I don't watch TV (haven't for >20 years) but I have a 55 inch fast refresh rate 1080p TV for my computer monitor, which I love. But, sitting close you can see the pixels. So, I'd love to spend the dough for a similar 4K monitor, but, since website stuff if so compressed and will look crappy on a 4k monitor (still), one of the main joys of getting it would be if my Canon 6D pictures looked better. Thanks.

WOOOOWWW...... sorry to take this off topic but you haven't watched telly for over 20 years, really ?  :o :o :o


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Nope, leave it on all day (when in use) only switch off to change lens or card

Regards

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Is this normal, or an issue? 7D mkii
« on: November 11, 2014, 04:07:10 PM »
Looks to appear when that big spot light starts to enter frame. What type of light would that be? could it leave an 'bloom' on the sensor which fades. I was also wondering if laser lights could be involved?

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Lenses / Re: Did Canon Leak the EF 11-24mm f/4L?
« on: November 11, 2014, 08:11:36 AM »
IF true and IF released before the end of the year it will indeed have been the 'Year of the Lens(es)'

Two big ifs but exciting none the less


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Site Information / Re: Advertising choice brilliant
« on: November 09, 2014, 03:41:17 PM »
Well personally I think all those nice ladies in their brasiares are rather attractive  :P  ;D  ;D  ;D

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