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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 17, 2014, 07:44:55 AM »
sounds good I hope the AF is based on the 61 pt system if it doesn't have a built in grip then I'll seriously consider buying one

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Canon General / Re: Carry on restrictions on South African Airways
« on: August 15, 2014, 12:03:21 AM »
I fully realize the problems with valuable equipment, as I travel a lot.  Perhaps 100 days per year, give or take a few.

As a fellow passenger I'm rather p-off by the luggage haulers that try to stuff all of their carryons in the over head compartments.  By all means carry as much as you like, but stow all but one under the seat in front of you.  This as a courtesy to your fellow passengers!

Kind of interesting to see that most commentators tried to find ways to cheat on the allowed carryon regs.  Is that the way you all act in your daily business?  Just asking...

i agree 1000%. personally I think bags with wheels should be banned from carry on it would stop some of the ridiculously large bags people haul around. china is particularly bad for people having way over what is although saying that my gura gear 22L is well over weight but doesnt take up a ton of room or kneecap everyone going down the isle like the giant rollers do

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Why? Because the moon covered the same absolute sensor area. There is a difference in pixel count between the two images, but overall, both sensors gathered exactly the same amount of light! That's the key there. There is no advantage to a larger sensor if you are not utilizing that increase in sensor area.

Thanks for the great post! Two additions here from my 60d/6d experience:

1. The more sensor coverage you have (with about the same mp ff vs crop), the more you can profit from future developments in noise reduction. DxO's prime shows the way, and I'm sure there's going to be more developments once even more computing power is available.

2. You're talking of reach for tele shots, with reach for macro there's the aspect of a) flight distance of animals and b) light occlusion by the lens (for available light or flash). That's why I still prefer my 60d for insect macros and the like even over my shiny new 6d. The 100L is as sharp as it gets on crop, so no advantage of ff here.

Are you shooting wildlife at ISO 100 and 200 on a regular basis?

Me, too, esp. because Magic Lantern's +3ev dynamic range boost with dual_iso only works with base iso ... that's why I'm regularly using 100/800 or 100/1600 is for wildlife for shadow/sun, sunrise/sunset or catching specular highlights.
can you post a detailed description of how to use and process dual iso? ive tried it but the results are not good

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Reviews / Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« on: August 13, 2014, 09:57:16 PM »
Same here it is a painful chore to go through his videos all the way to the end, in my opinion she does not help much in the over all feel. Its like watching pretentious and annoying cutsy home videos of people we don't know or care about.
There is something about this guy, that makes me unable to watch any of this videos through. I honestly don't know what it is, and it has nothing to do with his brand preferences (the first video of his I watched was entirely Canon related, and I still couldn't get through it)...I think it's the way he talks. I dunno...just can't watch him.

I agree i couldn't  imagine paying money to watch their 9 hours of video they are peddling at the end!

on the cameras one thing that really interests me is the face detect metering the d810 had man that awesome i seriously hope canon do something similar.

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Post Processing / Re: My Basic & Practical Back-Up Strategy
« on: August 13, 2014, 09:00:07 PM »
are there any raid NAS devices that can be configured to replicate with a like device over the internet?
i haven't been able to find anything

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EOS Bodies / Re: popup-flash - made a "pro feature"?
« on: August 13, 2014, 08:52:48 PM »
make it a bit bigger and more powerfull this would kill battery life but hey cant have your cake and eat it
and include the ability to tilt 90 degrees to be able to bounce

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Dual Pixel Phase Detect AF While in AI Servo
« on: August 12, 2014, 11:59:41 PM »

I would note, however, that Canon just released a 55–200 in EF-M format.  That at least makes EF-M a little bit less absurdly broken as a platform.  Up until last month, EF-M was pretty much a sad joke....

damn mine must not have got the memo that it was a sad joke as it still takes great photos...
so does my IR converted one :D

but then i use the 11-22 90% of the time and occassionally my rokinon 8mm on it

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Photography Technique / Re: CPN, Eu.
« on: August 12, 2014, 09:48:46 PM »
nice work mr surapon i was looking for this

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I agree i find it a ho hum focal length not wide enough or not tight enough
I really like 20mm though its a really nice wide focal length

Is that opinion based on full frame use or aps-h?
full frame

i loved the 16-35 on apsh it gave 20-48mm effective focal length which was a really nice walk around IMO

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Lenses / Re: Tamron 150 600 woes
« on: August 12, 2014, 08:47:13 PM »
I'm amazed that such sweeping decisions about if a lens is good or not is being based on
DOT TUNE!

Seriously Dude. If your sellers found this out I bet they would stop selling to you, I know I would.

you really need to firstly do some good research on AFMA try start with the article neuro wrote on the digital picture

if your really want to go crazy with AFMA really the only option is Focal and still that needs to be setup correctly and the instructions need to be followed or you will make the lens worse.

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that lens hood actually looks usable!

so if this and the 16-35 2.8 are both full frame why does the 16-35 2.8 have such a ridiculously unusable lens hood.

Looks like a great lens if you can live with f4 max aperture, i'll keep waiting for a new 16-35 f2.8 hopefully with IS too :P

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I didn't pay attention to this announcement in April, but recently I bought a second hand Canon 24mm f/2.8 to get a taste for 24mm primes, and... fell in love with it. And now I want more!
Congrats and welcome to the 24mm fan club :)  It's my favorite which might explain the four lenses I own that cover this focal length which could be just a bit excessive...

Not to be a dissenter... but 24mm hasn't appealed to me at all.  Mind you, I've only shot at f4... so maybe at wider aperture it looks better... when I do use 24, I think... probably could go wider... I can't imagine having a prime lenses at 24... and I'm saying this with all due respect...
I agree i find it a ho hum focal length not wide enough or not tight enough
I really like 20mm though its a really nice wide focal length

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Quick and Dirty AFMA
« on: August 10, 2014, 06:04:20 AM »
quick and dirty and AFMA are just a recipe for pain an anguish

seriously, do it properly or don't do it

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Lighting / Re: HSS with Einsteins win!
« on: August 10, 2014, 06:01:30 AM »
nice

just out of interest are your odins the mk2 version? or the mk1

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EOS-M and 11-22 IS?

super light package, awesome lens nice and sharp with flexability of zoom, nice live view, STM and video autofocus
can also use magic lantern on it

cant really think of a better setup for what you want, the EOS-M is a great little video cam
battery life is its biggest downside here though

and with the current pricing of the M its a cheap option even when you factor in buying the 11-22

or you could just use the 18-55 kit lens which is pretty decent anyway and is also IS.

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