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I placed a preorder for one today they said should be shipping in about a month for anyone else keen on these

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Software & Accessories / GEL Holder
« on: March 19, 2012, 07:28:42 PM »
I cant remember who recomended these in another thread but I got some and boy are they great
well worth it

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Lumiquest-FXtra-Universal-Gel-Holder-Kit-LQ-121-NIB-/250950580666?pt=Camera_Flash_Accessories&hash=item3a6dd1f9ba

so a big thanks to whoever recommended them :D

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With the 5Dmk3 vs D800 being the most contraversial release in photographic history
I was just wondering when everyone thinks that things are going to return to normal around here?

Please this poll is just for fun, try to lighten up guys :D

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / IPAD 3 = Lame
« on: March 07, 2012, 06:33:52 PM »
I cant believe that they continue to refuse to put a USB host on the IPAD, all the android tablets are getting USB host functionality and apple in their infinte arrogance continue to cripple on of the biggest potentials of the platform. I can see this as the turning point where Android start to hand apple their Arses.

one of the main reasons I want to get a tablet is for traveling so i can take a hard drive and backup photos to the drive, with the new IPAD this is still impossible. I prefer the apple iOS interface though and really dont want to go to android...  :'(

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Lenses / 600mm f4.5 FD
« on: February 24, 2012, 12:33:38 AM »
I went out last weekend and did some shooting with this and I have to say for a lens of it's age it is amazing
I would be posting pics with this thread but during the week my hard drive in my laptop seems to have taken a dump and killed lightroom I hope to get it fixed tonight or over the weekend then i can post up some pics.

but onto my question, wide open with bright background there is very heavy CA and obviously LR doesnt have a preset for this lens. so my question is how do you make you own lens profile to fix this stuff in LR (I'm quite new to LR so be gentle)

The other scary thing that happened was i nearly dropped my 1D when it detatched itself from the edmika adaptor, not quite sure how it happened as the camera seems to lock on fine and not come loose when i checked it out afterwards so I dont think its a fault of the adaptor. maybe it was the way i was carrying it with the lens strap over my shoulder and camera still attached i felt it come loose and caught it between my arm and body which was very lucky!
Anyone else had a lens and body detatch unexpectedly? its damn scary  :o

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Lenses / 24-105 f2.8IS
« on: February 13, 2012, 07:13:07 PM »
Since canon refuse to make a 24-105 f2.8 IS I think sigma should step up to the plate and make one their recent build quality of the latest lenses has improved alot from the last generations they could do well in this space.

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Site Information / Tutorial Section
« on: February 13, 2012, 06:10:16 PM »
I was thinking it would be cool to have a tutorial section where we could post tutorials of how to do certain things that people ask questions about, what do you think?

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Lenses / sigma 20mm f1.8 EX
« on: February 06, 2012, 06:33:01 PM »
does anyone have one of these? i'm considering getting one since canon dont have anything in this territory
maybe this and a 35L might make a nice pair for fast wide angle stuff. usage would be 95% weddings

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / carrying around the 600 f4.5 FD
« on: February 04, 2012, 11:54:10 PM »
I'm looking for a bag / case to carry around the 600 lens for generally around town and also overseas
the old school canon case doesnt fit the lens with a plate on and something more durable would be good.
do they make individual padded bags for superteles? pelicans? any other ideas?

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Lenses / f2 2x zooms
« on: January 24, 2012, 06:11:33 PM »
the rumour of the 55-110 f2 got me thinking about other ranges this tech would be awesome

I know since I love the 16-35 f2.8 on the APS-H giving an effective 20-48 its REALLY awesome for weddings because it is so sharp and has great colour

a 20-40mm f2L for use on full frame would be nirvana in that range. currently there isnt any other lens body combo that can get that I find 24mm on full frame a little tight sometimes for weddings and 20mm really opens things up, i could happily live with losing the 8mm on the long end for a stop faster apperture

what do you guys think? there is sooo much potential for awesome lenses that would just nail certain focal lengths in the f2 2x zoom category... 100-200 f2 anyone :D ;)

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Australia / 27" IPS dell monitors 20% off until 19/1/12
« on: January 15, 2012, 09:17:55 PM »
hey all just noticed dell have 20% off the 27" ips monitors do they are down to $639 now for anyone thats been looking into them, i snapped one up :) ends on the 19th

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Software & Accessories / iphone app to control your camera
« on: January 11, 2012, 07:11:35 PM »
Hello everyone with a camera that can be controlled via infrared

I have been searching for a way to make my 5Dmk2 bracket shooting better so I looked around and looked at the promote (too much $$$) anyway i found this
http://www.dslrbot.com/

so i bought it for about $5 or whatever and ordered their infrared transmitter (they do give you instructions to make your own if you like but theirs looked nice and compact it arrived yesterday so i had a chance to test it out and it works great!
only issue is you need to have the ir transmitter pointed at the IR reciever the whole time
they are working on a cable connection which should be out soon this will improve it a whole lot i think

also the fastest bracketing shutter speed it can use over IR is 0.3s hopefully this will change when ther cable connection comes out.

I also grabbed one of these
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/200660051298?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
so that i could fix the iphone to the tripod and got a 3.5mm stereo extension cord so i can have the IR transmitter sit just in front of the IR reciever on the camera.

anyway anyone that has been looking to improve their bracketing on their cameras this is great it also does time lapse and long exposures too. for the price its excellent and once the cable connection is out it will be even better.

Hope thats helps anyone thats been looking for something like this too :)

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Lenses / Does anyone here have a sigmonster?
« on: January 08, 2012, 07:41:52 PM »
I've been thinking about getting this lens for the next time i go to africa for a safari (probably not for a while maybe next year so perhaps the mythical 200-400f4 will be out by then)
this review looks good
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/lenses/sigma-300-800.shtml

So does anyone here have or use one? I know they are beasts (you dont get the nickname sigmonster for nothing) what do you think of them?

after using the sigma 85mm f1.4 I give sigma a good look now.

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Third Party Manufacturers / joe mcnally talks about the D4
« on: January 07, 2012, 06:35:08 AM »
This guy is my hero

talking about playing with the D4 prototypes

http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/

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Software & Accessories / topaz discount
« on: December 27, 2011, 05:37:13 PM »
for anyone interested in the topaz bundle I got an email with a 30% discount code valid until 1/1/12

"YearEndSavings"

hope that helps anyone looking at getting it :)

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