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Messages - wickidwombat

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Photography Technique / Re: Back-button focus?
« on: September 01, 2014, 07:44:09 AM »
It puzzles me why Canon won't out a customizable button a little further down.  It would things a lot easier...

With Magic Lantern, you could switch keys and put the SET function on AF-ON and vice versa. If you use BBF a lot, SET might be easier to reach, at least on some camera bodies. It's not included in the standard ML distribution, but there are other key swtiching/simulation functions already there and you'd only have to copy/paste the code.

really? didnt know that

can you program the rate button to activate AEB like a 1D does with its button press?

Photography Technique / Re: Getting photos home from overseas
« on: September 01, 2014, 07:40:16 AM »
external SSD usb 3 drive just dump everything to that....


i've been travelling for the last 15 months flying 10 to 15 planes a month cars trains buses... well not many buses actually

I have a 512GB SSD usb3 I work off. back up to a Drobo mini with 4 x 1.5 TB in a raid 6 array with a 64GB SSD as its speed booster.

so far so good

Macbook Pro is also all SSD

i don't even know anyone that even comes close to travelling as much as i do and so far my system works ok for me so for your uses just dumping everything to the external SSD will work fine, i would skip the HDD though

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Features seen in the past and absent today
« on: September 01, 2014, 05:13:32 AM »
3x video cropping zoom on 600D which since disappeared although my EOS-M box had the ikon for it on but a white sticker over the icon

EOS-M / Re: EOS-M and Magic Lantern
« on: August 31, 2014, 05:08:22 AM »
seems if i use a slower 45mb/s 32 GB card it works ok
it was using a brand new 60mb/s 128GB transcend card that ML doesnt play nice with
but the card works fine in the camera if ML isnt being used


There's a tidbit in their install guide about using a 32gb or smaller card to first install ML. But after the initial install, larger cards work ok.

Not sure if this applies to you, but check it out: http://www.magiclantern.fm/install.html
see this is why i love this site...

seems it didnt like trying the standard approach on the card but using macboot and making it bootable then putting ML on it worked a treat

thanks for the tip :D

Lenses / Re: A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« on: August 31, 2014, 04:37:17 AM »
I have the 40 stm and the voigtlander 20. Both are great. Shooting manual focus at 20mm on full-frame is totally easy. The only thing is you can't shoot quickly one-handed but so what. The voigt shoots beautifully. Two lenses at 345 grams total. Share a 52mm filter. It's great. Amazing how effective the distance scale becomes as well as the focus confirmation. The 16-35 is twice the weight of both put together and over twice the size. It's a hassle switching lenses but the prime shooting experience is also special.

Having used Pentax for 3 years previously, and having owned a handful of their pancake and small limiteds, I'm most satisfied with the 6d and a couple of small lenses. A 24mm pancake would be very compelling. I guarantee it will be stm if it exists. I just can't see it happening though. I'd bank on another m lens with a new m camera that actually is worth buying. Canon isn't going to give up the mirrorless game that quickly. But if they don't spit out a modern 50mm they'll frustrate a lot of people.

i agree the voigt 20 and 40 are an awesome pair when travelling light
with the 20 set f8 hard stop infinity and everything from 2m to infinity is in focus anyway its a wicked point and shoot when used like this.

EOS-M / Re: M/22 arrived today.....
« on: August 29, 2014, 10:36:22 PM »
last spanner menu at the bottom

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $249
« on: August 29, 2014, 10:30:21 PM »
best value camera around for an IR conversion

Reviews / Re: Tamron 16-300 VC Review and Video Review
« on: August 29, 2014, 10:22:19 PM »
great review and not unexpected outcome i think i agree the 28-300 might be a better option even on a crop
especially since canon have the 10-18 to make a much better crop wide end

i still think you need to review the samyang/ rokinon 8mm f2.8 on the eos M its fantastic :)

Lenses / Re: Stacked Teleconverters or Tamron 150-600
« on: August 29, 2014, 10:13:02 PM »
the tamron 150-600 doesnt like any teleconverters
tried kenko 1.4 and it just didnt want to play at all
tried a canon 2x mk3 with a extension tube spacer and no joy there either

Lenses / Re: Your favorite older EF lens
« on: August 29, 2014, 10:51:24 AM »
dunno ...

i think i have a 28-90 somewhere in a drawer
most of my EF glass is pretty new

i do have an FD600 f4.5 that is older than I am though...

Lenses / Re: Which lens to take on bike trip?
« on: August 29, 2014, 10:20:56 AM »
take the 70-200 and buy a kenko extension tube for macro they weigh almost nothing

the 40mm with a 25mm tube makes a damn good macro lens

EOS-M / Re: EOS-M and Magic Lantern
« on: August 29, 2014, 10:19:19 AM »
seems if i use a slower 45mb/s 32 GB card it works ok
it was using a brand new 60mb/s 128GB transcend card that ML doesnt play nice with
but the card works fine in the camera if ML isnt being used


EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 29, 2014, 08:41:02 AM »
We're not, we are asking for a demonstration of the actual achievable resolution differences when handheld and when using AF.

As JR said, there's so many variables it can become entirely subjective.
FWIW, I've had handheld AF shots from my 800e with 70-200mm f/4 VR at 200mm that are as crisp at 15th second (yes, low light) as I was getting my my 5d2 and 70-200 f/2.8 L IS 2 in bright sunlight (likely 1/400s @ f8)
Used with good glass and technique, even handheld, the ability to get very high resolution images from the d800 series is not all that difficult.  The 810's mirror action is even smoother, which should help a bit more.

Having seen your work, I doubt it.

no really dont beat about the bush tell us what you really think ... :D

Lenses / Re: Best PRIME lenses to take to NYC?
« on: August 29, 2014, 08:36:24 AM »
i'd take the 16-35 the 50 f1.2 and the 135

the 16-35 is essential for city walk around especially densly packed streets
50 general all round low light but not as tight as the 85

tough call between the 85 and the 135 but the 135 gives you some decent reach if you need something longer
and the 85 is quite close to the 50 anyway

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Why the delay for the Tamron 150-600?
« on: August 29, 2014, 08:30:39 AM »
maybe they are adding panning mode IS...

I'd happily pay another $1000 to be able to send mine in and have panning mode added...

biggest negative on this lens for sure

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