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Software & Accessories / Re: Issues with Black Rapid?
« on: May 09, 2012, 06:53:48 PM »
I also use the Peak design capture but I have modified my L brackets and capture so that the l brackets can be locked into the capture and keep the rapid strap hooked up (also the L bracket prevents scuffing on the camera body from the carabina of the rapid strap I use a modified Black rapid TR-1 connector to fix the Lbracket to the camera

peak even put some of my mods on their blog link below saves me uploading pics here again ;)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My 5d3 is in!
« on: May 09, 2012, 06:16:31 PM »
I just wanted to say how much I'm looking forward to receiving it!!

How are you all getting on with yours?

My second one is a totally different camera to my first one
still havent taken it out for a proper run been busy
hope you get a good one :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III and metering mode
« on: May 09, 2012, 06:15:15 PM »
yep and add to the list the ability to customise the rate button
i want to make it  bracket button like the 1D's have :D

so you aren't going to tibet at all then?
its a pity it really is amazing, the palace and the lake of heaven particularly

EOS Bodies / Re: Is this heresy?
« on: May 08, 2012, 08:43:33 PM »
that X-Pro-1 sure looks good, based on my experience with the X-10 I would say go have a serious look at the X-Pro1 if its in your budget

Lenses / Re: Macro decisions
« on: May 08, 2012, 07:13:08 PM »
I use novoflex gear

its not cheap but awesome quality
B&H sell their full range

I've also chosen the classified sling 220AW instead of a conventional backpack
the reason is I find i get alot of shoulder and back strain with heavy backpacks and the backpack restricts the movement of you arms and shoulders too much where as the sling style gives you much better range of movement in your shoulders, downside is the weight is on your right shoulder. the other advantage of this bag is you can just pull it round to access the compartment and change lenses etc without actually taking the bag off

pretty much Only Manual mode unless i'm using bulb off a tripod for really long exposures or things like fireworks
that sort of thing

I'm not too worried since i'm going to modify the base with a dermel so i can recess a black rapid TR-1 into it anyway i'll just clean up the wierd ridge thing myself, warranty goes out the window anyway once the dremel comes out anyway :P and yes I am crazy :D

Does the Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 work with the 5D III?

If not, any alternative? (I'm looking for a wired remote mainly for timelapse)


these are great value and have build in timelapse capability
biggest downside is no on /off switch but they work pretty well and are cheap

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 IQ FB, do I need a D800?
« on: May 07, 2012, 10:20:45 PM »
Hi, I just got a 5D3 and want to know if it will do for my profile pic on facebook, or should I jump to a Nikon D800?  Thanks, I gues I should have ask BEFORE I bought my 5D3, oh-well lol.

nah you should hold out for that new nokia phone with the 43 MP camera
DSLR are so last season sweety darling ;)

Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: 600mm FD f4.5
« on: May 07, 2012, 10:18:00 PM »
Thanks! :)
I paid $1400 for mine got it off ebay from japan and its in perfect condition
considering its age not a spec of missing paint and crystal clear glass

Lenses / Re: Hoya UV filters
« on: May 07, 2012, 09:02:38 PM »
The HMC isn't as good, and it's harder to clean. SHMC is optically better, still hard to clean. The only easy to clean Hoya is the HD line. Personally, I prefer B+W MRC.
I second this while the Hoya Pro1D are very good (I have several) they are a PITA to clean

these do a pretty good job of cleaning them though

so if you get hoya grab a couple and keep in you bag

Tibet is Awesome really, I have got to go back last time i was there for only 11 days in 2006 I really want to go back for at least a month. I went in september I highly recommend this time of year temps are around 20 c during the day and 0 at night but the air is crystal clear and the night sky is clearer than i have seen from anywhere on earth more stars than you can imagine. Until you see it you wont believe it.

You need a special permit if you are not a chinese citizen, travel agents charge a fortune for this, however if you know someone that speaks chinese or you speak chinese you can ring local travel agents in chengdu or chongqing and buy the permit only for much less and go yourself then you are not stuck on a tour (It is much much more fun to have freedom to do your own thing there). If you dont have this permit they wont even let you out the airport, they will send you straight back where you came from on a plane

First is how fit are you? oxygen is a massive issue its thin up there so every ounce you carry that you dont need you are going to notice :(

having said that you are going to need a decent selection of lenses as there is really an unbelievable amount of great stuff to shoot

I think when i go back I'll take the following
5D Mk3
5D mk2
16-35 f2.8L II
50mm f1.4
70-200 f2.8 L IS II
canon 2x TC MkIII
kenko 1.4 TC
and a 580exII

This is basically the kit i just hauled around china for 3 weeks
oh also a decent tripod ;)

enjoy the trip, I'm jealous

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