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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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I'm new to the world of flashes and transmitters and was thinking about grabbing the 600EX for the 5D Mark III, but mainly for the AF assist light. So I wanted to ask, do 3rd parties ever produce alternate AF assist lights? I've seen a few knock-offs of the ST-E2, but couldn't tell if they had AF assist or not.

I'm assuming the Canon ST-E2 itself is not an option as the 61-point AF is bound to have points at different places from the pattern in that unit.

It's been suggested that creating a matrix of NIR LEDs will do the trick, is this comparable to a patterned beam made for the camera's AF?

Thanks!
I have the Yongnuo ST-E2 copy which is better than the genuine its head can swivel
and the AF assist for it works wonders on the 5Dmk2
it works well for the 580exII i use and has very good range, lower light = better range
only problem is its still  IR and needs line of sight
I think it was about $100 so pretty good value especially if you are starting out
it retains full eTTL control just like the genuine ST-E2

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 same max dynamic range as the 5D2???
« on: March 13, 2012, 06:36:20 PM »
So here is a question

Does anyone actually know what the useable dynamic range of any of these cameras is?
I'm not talking about the infinite naval gazing number crunching analytical sort i'm taking about where the line gets drawn between "yeah that looks good" and "OMG that pattern noise just tore my left eyeball out"

Its prettysubjective isnt it? so the line is going to be different for everyone

and then there is all the third party Noise reduction gear out there which can salvage something that was fairly poor and make it acceptable extending that range of use. I dont think comparing things like this soley based on some numbers is very wise.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are we suckers, or smart business people?
« on: March 13, 2012, 06:28:50 PM »
If you're going to compare, you have to be fair:

* New body with better weather sealing
* New card slot (this is a real biggie for the pro market)
* Brand new nearly 1dx focus system with new tracking system and 5 double cross points! It should be better than the 1div, except in speed of motor drive.
* Nearly 1 stop better ISO (that puts it level with the d3s and virtually at the new d4, so it would seem)
* Slightly larger screen to fit the photo
* Expanded EC options
* 50% more FPS
* Microadjustment at both wide and zoom end of lenses
* New (if not as good as 1dx) metering system from 7d
* More shots per battery
* New battery grip with new buttons (I believe)
* 100% viewfinder
* Faster shutter & faster Xsync
* Electronic level
* Improved HDR / bracketing options
* Improved auto ISO
* Silent shooting
* Better video options including reduced moire (not my area so I don't know much)
* ... and I bet I forgot some

The only thing that **hasn't** changed much is the amount of MP and DR!

I honestly think that if Canon would have put another 4 MP in no one would be complaining but people have it in their heads that more MP is better and that's all they'll pay for. It's honestly crazy...

It's a miles, Miles, MILES better camera than the 5dii. Cameras aren't just about sensors y'know... :)

yeah what he said!
I cant emphasise enought the importance of a good viewfinder thought, I am hoping the mk3 is a step up from the 2 but i dont thinkits going to approach the fantastic viewfinders on the 1 series unfortunately

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there is some nut job here trying to sell a 1Dmk3 for $5500 on gumtree  ::)

while not quite as bad as some of you other countries canon australia rape and pillage us too i'm afraid :(

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oh yeah the aussie team is really hitting their straps and coming together nicely there is some seriously good talent in the aussie side now and that last test series was wonderfull to watch especially since the ashes debacle as brian so kindly pointed out :P

It is only the winning you remember, I had 30 years of failure to forget :D

yeah but one of your supermodels took our best spinner and turned him into a handbag!
OK you win! :P

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