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Lenses / Re: Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Full Frame Lens to be Announced Tomorrow
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:47:07 PM »
wow that came out of nowhere looks interesting be nice to how it stack up against the 16-35 f2.8

Yes, that will be interesting!

Not to forget price point and will it be image stabilised?

yeah i hope IS for sure. cant wait for dustin to review one!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Features on the iphone 6+
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:43:43 PM »
Remember when phones resembled bricks? And then they slowly became smaller and smaller until they could fit inside a matchbox? And nowadays the trend seems to be for ever larger phones - reverting them back to brick status. I love progress! 

Just rambling.  :)

hehehe reminds me of the phones in zoolander

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EOS-M / Re: Anything new on EOS-M3? How it may compare to A6000?
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:41:46 PM »
definitely fake. :-)

But it shows really well, how freakin' easy it would be to build a worthwhile EOS M3.

@Canon: stick the darn 70D innards except mirror and OVF into an EOS-M2 body, add a great EVF on top, slap on a nice fully articulated LCD to the back and make the handgrip so much larger, that it will fit a regular LP-E6 battery for 500+ shots a charge. Sell @ 699 body only and 799 with kit lens and still make more profit per unit compared to any Rebel and 70D, since it is so much cheaper to build than even an SL-1 mirrorslapper. Significantly less labor cost, since many steps in assembly, calibration and QC are eliminated from the manufacturing process, once the fickle mechanical moving parts and separate phase AF and viewfinder prism are gone.

oh soooo true have to agree with all of that

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Lenses / Re: Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Full Frame Lens to be Announced Tomorrow
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:35:56 PM »
wow that came out of nowhere looks interesting be nice to how it stack up against the 16-35 f2.8

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EOS Bodies / Re: How does the reveal of the final 7D2 specs make you feel?
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:33:48 PM »
How are you feeling?

I feel excited/fine because it's exactly what I expect from Canon and it doesn't obsolete the cameras I have :->

this exactly

however later when the prices drops down or there are some bargains around i'll probably grab one and stick it on the tamron 150-600 i think the 7D2 AF is gonna be killer

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you should update the title with "in korea"  ::)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Features on the iphone 6+
« on: September 11, 2014, 03:27:45 AM »
i wonder if you can use the camera with a manual mode? i dont understand why they dont allow this it would make it sooo much more powerfull to be able to set shutter speed and iso manually....

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Lenses / Re: Is there a need for a 50mm?
« on: September 07, 2014, 07:25:41 AM »
why sell it do you need the cash that badly? you'd get what 50 maybe 60 bucks for it...

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EOS-M / Re: M/22 arrived today.....
« on: September 07, 2014, 06:31:40 AM »
That would be the last wrench on the right anywhere most of the other parts of the quasi english speaking world :)

Only the yanks could break an entire language....


;)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: SIGMA 150-600!!
« on: September 05, 2014, 12:40:02 PM »
Its gonna need a working panning mode is and AF to match the tamron which has awesome AF

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general rules for dialling in Flash exposure compensation in ETTL

if the background is brighter than the subject dial in + EC the amount depends on how much brighter the background is so you need a bit of trial and error start at +1 and work from that.
this is out doors bright sun etc

if the background is darker than the subject dial in - EC same as about the amount depends on how much darker the back ground is again start at -1
this is indoors in shade at night etc

don't leave the flash just in ETTL it will rarely balance correctly you need to practice balancing the ambient exposure with the flash exposure.

another general rule is expose for the background and use the flash EC to correct the exposure of the subject

hope that helps a bit

It does, but I have a jillion flash questions.

Without a flash, I am predominantly an aperture priority guy.  With a flash, I keep hearing two schools of thought on flash settings when you don't have time to dial everything in:

  • Rookie mode:  Stick with whatever mode you usually use without a flash, use your knowledge of that mode to nail the ambient and heavily rely on tweaking FEC as you go.

  • Let's get braver mode:  Switch to M, guess/practice at average starting settings (before the shoot), say ISO 200, F/6.3, Shutter 1/80s, and then tweak as needed throughout the event, using the rule that shutter affects ambient exposure and aperture affects flash exposure.  If either aperture or shutter are getting forced into values you that are problematic (shutter too slow to hold, shutter too fast for sync, or an aperture that is composition unfriendly to keep shutter where you want it, etc.), tweak your ISO to bring you back into settings that give you elbow room either way for flash and ambient exposure.

  • Jedi Event Master Flash mode:  Bend the spoon with your mind.  Just instinctively know what to do.

The concern with events is uneven lighting, which makes locking in 'you're good, just shoot' settings next to impossible.  Can someone give me a simple algorithm for managing this?

Also, I understand the hit to power by using HSS, but sometimes you have to use it, right?

- A
The above works just fine in aperture priority so stick to that if its your thing the flash ec is seperate anyway
Just go with the +1light back ground -1 dark back ground if its off  bit its not a huge deal and you will get a feel for it soon enough

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And what does Canon do?
« on: September 05, 2014, 03:34:27 AM »
am I the only one that thinks video shutter speeds are too slow to make this an effective method for shooting stills? regardless of data and bloat and all the other issues all you will end up with is terrabytes of blurred images...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 05, 2014, 03:26:32 AM »
wow death by over quoting.

Nice work guys  ::)

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general rules for dialling in Flash exposure compensation in ETTL

if the background is brighter than the subject dial in + EC the amount depends on how much brighter the background is so you need a bit of trial and error start at +1 and work from that.
this is out doors bright sun etc

if the background is darker than the subject dial in - EC same as about the amount depends on how much darker the back ground is again start at -1
this is indoors in shade at night etc

don't leave the flash just in ETTL it will rarely balance correctly you need to practice balancing the ambient exposure with the flash exposure.

another general rule is expose for the background and use the flash EC to correct the exposure of the subject

hope that helps a bit

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Canon General / Re: Carry on restrictions on South African Airways
« on: September 05, 2014, 02:41:44 AM »
So you guys reckon if I walk through with a gripped camera and 400mm f/5.6 around my neck, I'd be allowed through  ::)

Just weighed my entire kit, 8.1kg.

As a South African, it's disappointing hearing about the prejudiced attitude of my countrymen. Disappointed but not surprised.

yep no problems. Done it with 70-200 before when i've been pinged and popped a couple of big primes in my jacket pockets to get the bag weight down.
They weigh it let you through then you put it all back in  ::)

I really don't understand how NASA missed recruiting all these geniuses first...

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