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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III/X Ideal Price???
« on: February 22, 2012, 05:43:13 PM »
you forgot to add the option of "I think canon should pay me to use it for them"

without having seen or tested the camera its pretty hard to determine how much i think is fair to pay for it based on half a dozen specs off a rumour dont you think?

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Lenses / Re: What's your favorite Canon lens and why?
« on: February 22, 2012, 05:33:58 PM »
Ooh tough call.  I would say overall, the 16-35MK II.  It works flawlessly, silently, instantly, and is extremely sharp wide open.  The wide end for landscapes and fun portraits and the long end (35mm) for normalish shots.    It just has a ton of uses.

same here, tough call but I think the 16-35 mk2 except i love it more on aps-h for a walk around lens giving 20-48mm and corner to corner sharp images wide open

my other favourite lens is my sigma 85mm f1.4

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EOS Bodies / Re: Where is 650D/t4i
« on: February 22, 2012, 05:14:40 PM »
ROFL

the day the first solid rumour comes out about the 1Dx
the crys go up where sthe 5D3 wheres the 7D2! and keep going...
now the day the first solid rumour comes out about the 5D3 its "where is my 650D dammit"

us canonites are never satisfied it would seem :(

poor canon, tough gig

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 05:12:22 PM »
Well what I hope happens with these canon price increases is the Australian price gets regulared correctly against the US price becasue at the moment the premium we pay for gear is silly. So if the camera comes in a $3500 aussie too then thats good.

I'm hoping build quality is closer to 1D but as for the rest of those specs
all I can say is
WOOOOOOO HOOOOOO!

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EOS Bodies / Re: From NL: NDAs expiring on the 2nd of March
« on: February 22, 2012, 02:27:22 AM »
I'm hoping for 20-somethinig MP ... the Nikon camp is currently in a dither because Nikon is saying that need to use it with a tripod nearly all the time! lolz

And what of the 7D? 60d? 50d? Nobody ever uses them hand-held? Hah, they all have higher photosite density than the D800!

shhhhh dont go ruining a good story with crazy stuff like facts :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: From NL: NDAs expiring on the 2nd of March
« on: February 22, 2012, 02:16:43 AM »
LOL that will upset a few wedding photographers

Landscape / billboard printers will be in heaven

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Portrait / Re: A close up portrait testing a Ring Led Flash
« on: February 22, 2012, 01:40:17 AM »
Thanks for your kindly words...

I used a Viltrox JY-675 Led Ring Light


is it this one?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Viltrox-JY-675-44-LED-Macro-Ring-Flash-Close-UP-Cool-Photo-Continuous-Light-NEW-/260894539506?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cbe86bef2
continuous light? not flash?

I like the catchlights and the backlight rim light is cool love the back rimlight and ring flash look

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1Dx Delayed in the USA
« on: February 22, 2012, 01:24:50 AM »
Always good to hear news about the mythical 1Dx.

wait till the video of the yeti using a 1Dx with 200-400f4L with builtin TC comes out... :o

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Lighting / Re: Do I need the 580?
« on: February 22, 2012, 01:22:56 AM »
For external power, the options begin with aftermarket knockoffs of the Canon battery pack which takes 8 AA cells; readily available on eBay. The knock-offs are almost certain to disappoint. At the other end of the scale is the unbelievably durable, justifiably expensive  Quantum Turbo series of batteries. This is what I have used for years.
I disagree about the knock off external battery packs
I have 4 yongnuo external battery packs at $46 each they are great filled with eneloops the flashes are good to shoot all day with no battery change and fast recycle time. They are a great matchup with the 580exii

That's great. I'm glad someone has had success with the aftermarket battery packs. After a run of 3 DOA packs from different sources, I understandably gave up on them.

But keeping on topic with the OP, my point was that 580ex has the useful advantage over the 430ex of accepting external power.

Paul Wright

Ouchies! wow 3! were they all yongnuo? or another brand. hope they gave you refunds

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Next Christmas, when Santa's little helpers are taking pictures of Santa and children, I can almost guarantee that they'll be using a t3i.  Elves know when they're onto a good thing.  And it also seems to be the current camera of choice for smart professionals.  Best combination of features, image quality and price.

its definately got bang for buck covered not sure i would be brave enough to shoot a wedding with it though...

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Site Information / Re: Question about posting an image
« on: February 21, 2012, 10:02:11 PM »
Long time lurker and newbie so far as posting goes.

 Anyway, I'd like to post some of my photos here. I've got a DeviantArt account where I've got them all posted. Is it cool to post here a thumbnail with a link to the full size version over at DA? Just thought I'd make sure... don't want make it look like I'm just advertising my DA gallery.

I'm pretty sure there isnt any problem with doing that, people post links to their websites flickr etc all the time

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Lighting / Re: Do I need the 580?
« on: February 21, 2012, 09:24:49 PM »

For external power, the options begin with aftermarket knockoffs of the Canon battery pack which takes 8 AA cells; readily available on eBay. The knock-offs are almost certain to disappoint. At the other end of the scale is the unbelievably durable, justifiably expensive  Quantum Turbo series of batteries. This is what I have used for years.

Link to flash output comparo: http://speedlights.net/speedlights-power-index/

As a great mentor of mine once told me, why not travel first class? Go with the 580. Use L glass. Shine your shoes. Give flowers.

Paul Wright


I have a knock off battery pack that I got for $50 and I have to say that it has performed as well as I could possibly hope for with my 580 EX II.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0049JO71G/ref=oh_o03_s00_i00_details


With any knockoff Canon gear, you need to do some research.  At a minimum read buyer reviews.  EBay doesn't really support product reviews and often there is no product return.  I'd recommend a site like Amazon where you can see objective user reviews.  You will also have a 30 money return window.  eBay is usually much more risk for slightly more savings in my opinion.


most of the big hong kong based sellers have excellent service and accept returns and will replace faulty gear never had a problem with any of them

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Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: February 21, 2012, 08:38:00 PM »
This is my kind of topic. It takes up too much bandwidth to upload a couple dozen images, so let's try this:

www.stephenkimphoto.com


nice shots!

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Lighting / Re: Do I need the 580?
« on: February 21, 2012, 07:24:16 PM »
For external power, the options begin with aftermarket knockoffs of the Canon battery pack which takes 8 AA cells; readily available on eBay. The knock-offs are almost certain to disappoint. At the other end of the scale is the unbelievably durable, justifiably expensive  Quantum Turbo series of batteries. This is what I have used for years.
I disagree about the knock off external battery packs
I have 4 yongnuo external battery packs at $46 each they are great filled with eneloops the flashes are good to shoot all day with no battery change and fast recycle time. they are a great matchup with the 580exii

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Site Information / Re: Should karma remain on the forum?
« on: February 21, 2012, 06:43:28 PM »
i would like to see the karma thing disappear.  it's hard to be honest about a Canon product without having someone who has a red stripe around their panties getting them into a wad.  let's get into imaging instead of getting into personalities.

Meh I've been smited plenty for being honest :) doesn't stop me, some people smite if they disagree i guess I only smite if someone is being abusive etc I prefer to applaud if i agree or even if its a well presented arguement. I think karma is good.

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