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EOS Bodies / Re: Are we suckers, or smart business people?
« on: March 14, 2012, 01:49:33 AM »
- almost identical sensor (don't kid yourself, 21 mpx to 22 mpx is an almost identical sensor), with yet-to-be-determined improved performance
Ha, ha, what?  "Yet to be determined?"  Did you look at any of the samples yet?

I'm going with "pro troll" :)

I gave up looking at samples after the second bunch came out, I'll wait till i get mine in a week or so and make up my own mind.

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Lenses / Re: Purchase thoughts: Canon 5d3 or 24-70L II?
« on: March 14, 2012, 01:45:55 AM »
I would wait a week or so until us with pre-orders on the bleeding edge get ours and can give some tangible feel for the step up from the 5D2 then decide. But at face value with you glass i would more likely go with the camera over the lens based on the AF improvements etc.

will you be selling the 5D2? to fund the 5D3 or keeping it as a backup?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D cameras for walk-around and traveling
« on: March 14, 2012, 01:39:05 AM »
Thanks for the link. I've made a mod that I trust... some rock climbing gear to the rescue. Camera and lens ok... pants not so much  ;)
LOL at least you can still have a sense of humour about it!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D cameras for walk-around and traveling
« on: March 14, 2012, 01:08:56 AM »
woah ok i get you now! the exact same part i was talking about?
I was more worried about potential shearing failure in the shaft but you are saying the knob on the shaft (yeah that sounds really bad) that holds the carabina to the rectagular loop that is over the strap has actually pulled through the cast metal loop!.

Damn. I hope your camera is ok

I use this
http://peakdesignltd.com/
to also clip my camer too while it is attached to the strap to avoid the swinging around and provide more of a backup too, i have made a modified really right stuff l-bracket setup to allow me to keep the strap attached while still fitting into this clip

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D cameras for walk-around and traveling
« on: March 14, 2012, 12:45:11 AM »
If the screw gate on the carabina is tight this is extremely unlikely to happen and perhaps makes the ebay ones even better because the screws are much tighter and open and close less easily than the genuine

If you are REALLY worried about it you could always replace the carabina with a load rated absailing one however you NEED the swivel part otherwise if there is no swivel the carabina can rotate againsted the screw thread direction and potentially release the mount from the tripod point in the base of the camera.

I would be more worried about the carabina pin into the swivel part failing due to metal fatigue than the carabina itself failing, to my mind this is probably the single weakest point on the whole setup (basically it's the thinnest piece of metaland is under constant varied stresses and loads)

You are correct a stainless steel swivel and carabina arangment would really help to set the genuine BR apart from the copies but as it stands the copies are basically every bit as good as the genuine at a sixth of the price

I am actually in the process of changing out my 2 year old ones for new ones just because i fear a metal fatigue failure which will give no warning and its not possible to inspect inside the swivel to check for signs of fatigue.
an additional $13 every year or 2 is cheap to reduce possible risk IMO.

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Site Information / Re: Nikon add on Canonrumors?
« on: March 14, 2012, 12:33:11 AM »
it google adds, probably al the nikon carry on lately has got the ad bot all excited and frisky

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« on: March 13, 2012, 11:39:40 PM »
at that base level its all about the megapixels i am afraid.

Wait a second, I thought it was all about megapixels at the 5DIII/D800 level :D
Doh missed that one, you meant there is a thread about that? :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« on: March 13, 2012, 11:02:31 PM »
So the question is how Canon is going to attract new customers?

By offering a dizzying number of Rebel/60D/7D type bodies packed full of megapixels. Canon has been using this strategy to great effect. Most will never upgrade their gear beyond a kit lens, but the ones that do will probably stick with Canon indefinitely. Very few people are going to buy a $3,000-plus body as their first DSLR, so attracting new customers is all about winning people over at the entry-level price point.

They will out megapixel sony to win this battle much to the dismay of some and the joy of others
at that base level its all about the megapixels i am afraid. I still think the new APS-C sensor will be 27MP
but thats a total guess :P

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D cameras for walk-around and traveling
« on: March 13, 2012, 10:35:51 PM »
Sweet wristband too  ;)

yeah and its free! :P

but seriously I've been using the cheap copies and genuine black rapids for around 2 years now and the ebay ones are going just as strong as the genuine BR
in fact my genuine BR has the phone pouch on it and the ebay ones are way more comfortable so i dont recommendd getting that model BR if you go for the genuine BR get the sport version because its lighter and more like the ebay copies for comfort I think its cheaper too

this is the version i have dont get it its flops around when you bend over to get stuff out of your bag
http://www.blackrapid.com/product/camera-strap/rs-5/

hope that helps

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D cameras for walk-around and traveling
« on: March 13, 2012, 10:26:23 PM »
if you want to try one the cheap ebay copies are good too
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Quick-Rapid-Camera-Sling-Strap-CANON-NIKON-SONY-PENTAX-/330695204775?pt=US_Camera_Straps_Hand_Grips&hash=item4cfef85fa7
I've been using these for ages even with heavy gear and never had a problem :D

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its interesting if it produces a RAW image, most in camera HDR to date have just been jpg only

I don't think any set of blended images could be considered RAW. They may be able to mix and match pixel levels from multiple exposures and pakage it in an otherwise unprocessed CR2 format though. That would be incredibly cool.

yep it would be cool.
However the problem is the camera decides where the point it transitions the exposures which might create some strange things. I dont know just guessing here. I'm just not sure how this would be implemented. I cant wait to get mine to have a look at it though.
I definately dont want some horrible in camera tone mapping function. leave that sort of gimmick to point and shoots.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Used 7D
« on: March 13, 2012, 10:14:14 PM »
This is a much better bet
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Canon-EOS-7D-DSLR-Body-Extra-LP-E6-Battery-7Gift-4HQ1-/300545751939?pt=AU_Digital_Cameras&hash=item45f9ec3b83
brand new good reliable seller
then get a grip later if you think you need it

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D cameras for walk-around and traveling
« on: March 13, 2012, 07:58:17 PM »
i've done a fair bit of travel using a 1Dmk3 and a 28-300L
talk about a tank! you need a rapid strap or similar or you will destroy your neck and back
It's a big setup and draws alot of attention
combined weight is probably a bit over 4kg with that setup, a little lighter with say the 70-200 f2.8 L II

Personally I much prefer the slimmer non gripped 5D2 form but the 1D has sooo many great features and the viewfinders are first class.
(If only they would make non gripped 1D versions)

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its interesting if it produces a RAW image, most in camera HDR to date have just been jpg only

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some sites say Speedlite 600EX-RT has infrared wireless function too. So, can I use it with my 600D?
I would certainly hope so, also so you can mix it up with existing collections of 580 s

I'm looking forward to comparing this flash against the 580 II with on camera flash and 70-200
to see how good the 200 zoom is relative to the 105

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