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Lenses / Re: Help decide between two Tamron lens
« on: March 07, 2012, 07:01:50 PM »
If a lens has some small dust internally it's nothing to walk away from I'm guessing?
It theoretically reduces the contrast of the lens. Nothing you'll notice in your pictures. However, many people like the idea of having a clean product. If too much dust starts heaping up it might become noticable or make the moving parts in the lens move less smoothly, or in the worst case scenario, block the aperture curtains. Doesn't really happen much in real life though.

After reading this article I no longer fear dust.  http://www.kurtmunger.com/dirty_lens_articleid35.html
nope I have a spec of dust inside my 300f4L and it causes no issues

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yep it does more groups

this guy has done a good review of the odins
http://smokingstrobes.com/odin


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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / IPAD 3 = Lame
« on: March 07, 2012, 06:33:52 PM »
I cant believe that they continue to refuse to put a USB host on the IPAD, all the android tablets are getting USB host functionality and apple in their infinte arrogance continue to cripple on of the biggest potentials of the platform. I can see this as the turning point where Android start to hand apple their Arses.

one of the main reasons I want to get a tablet is for traveling so i can take a hard drive and backup photos to the drive, with the new IPAD this is still impossible. I prefer the apple iOS interface though and really dont want to go to android...  :'(

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III Kit Lenses
« on: March 07, 2012, 06:23:03 PM »
According to our dealers here in australia there are 2 kits the 24-105 kit and the kit with the 24-70 II
leedervilles price for the 24-70 kit was tempting as it put the lens at $2200
god knows what the retail on those lenses are going to be here maybe $2800 or 3k

Yep i'm in Oz too as it happens, but I'm more keen to find out when the 24-70 II kit will be in the US so I can go over there and buy one ;D

It just surprises me that there aren't more people in the States asking whether this will be a kit and when!

I think hong kong will be cheapest as it usually is also mainland china have very good prices on high end camera gear too

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EOS Bodies / Re: Who's in for a trip to the US ?
« on: March 07, 2012, 06:20:02 PM »
take some pictures at home and leave them on your cf. Bring the cf to the states (or zurich)
In case they want to see the camera show them pictures you took home on a previous date on the new camera of course .....

You're so wise.

If the 5D3 will display photos from another camera, would it?

it will, you can take a card out of a 1D and put it in a 5D and view the raws or vise versa, or even an SD card from a 1D and view it on a rebel

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i really want to see a performance comparison between the 580 and 600 as on camera flash using a 70-200 f2.8 at 200 to see how the 200 zoom compares to the 105 max of the 580, That would be the only reason for me to consider this flash since i already have quite a few 580s and odins for remote
How do you like the Odin's? I would imagine you prefer them over the PW miniTT system and the Radio Poppers since you own them.

I love the odins the on screen controls are really cool and super easy to use
you can adjust power in 1/3 stop increments
and balance your A/B group power ratios really easy with the rear display
reliability and range is great too
1 button push to enable / disable HSS
its very clear from the way the odins are layed out they were designed to complement the canon flash system the best


I did look at the PW and radio poppers but for the price I think the odins take the win

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you happy with the 5D III Specs?
« on: March 07, 2012, 06:11:06 PM »
Congratulations! you win the prize for starting the 1 millionth thread about changing to Nikon  ::)

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Here's a tip: get a tripod and shoot at ISO 100 more often.

You beat me to it.  High iso and IS lenses are not a substitute for a tripod.

no but there are places you are not allowed to take a tripod and so can only shoot handheld
so its good to have the option if you need it :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« on: March 07, 2012, 06:08:11 PM »
Not so - with the same framing the 22mp will always look better than 18mp.

FF shooters are clever enough to have the extra reach lens. So 250mm on a 1.6 would be matched against a 400 on a ff. I know which image will have the best IQ.
Squibby, please. It's unfair to say "well my FF with a lens that costs $7000 more than your lens does better than your crop."

Put that same 400 on the crop and shoot a subject 100 yards away and we'll see who wins.

I'm curious to see how the 5D3 with a 1.4 extender compares to a 7D without. The extender loses you a stop of light, but that's made up for by the much better ISO performance. The main problem is that you can't put that extender on an f/5.6 lens (or the 100-400mm).

Of course the 5D3 + 1.4 = almost $4000, which is about what I paid for my refurbished 1D4.
well i am really impressed with my 1.4Tc on the 300f4L at 420mm 5.6 on the 5Dmk2 its quite good
i'll get some pics i took with it (note i am not a bird shooting fanatic so the pictures i post may be rubbish by everyone elses standards :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III Kit Lenses
« on: March 07, 2012, 06:04:44 PM »
I'm surprised more people aren't talking about a potential 5D III + 24-70 II kit.  I was pretty disappointed not to see this announced from the get-go, but after a bit of searching I found official word from Canon Australia that this kit (called the 'Pro Kit') will be available, but in April.

Just something some people may want to bear in mind :)

According to our dealers here in australia there are 2 kits the 24-105 kit and the kit with the 24-70 II
leedervilles price for the 24-70 kit was tempting as it put the lens at $2200
god knows what the retail on those lenses are going to be here maybe $2800 or 3k

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I have this for the iphone and it works well
http://www.dslrbot.com/

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i really want to see a performance comparison between the 580 and 600 as on camera flash using a 70-200 f2.8 at 200 to see how the 200 zoom compares to the 105 max of the 580, That would be the only reason for me to consider this flash since i already have quite a few 580s and odins for remote

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Ramon, I'm in the situation that is like your friend's. I am still planning to go 5d mkiii - it's the camera I will use for many years in the future, it's one hell of a camera (well, according to early reviews). The problem I face is that I'll have to adapt realizing that I will be carrying 4k$ worth of equipment around. I think that's the only trouble really. If he can afford it and feels comfortable carrying such expensive equipment around, he should definitely get it.

5d mk III >>> 30D

A good insurance policy makes you worry alot less :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Who's in for a trip to the US ?
« on: March 07, 2012, 07:38:47 AM »
I dont know how much international travel you guys do but you are MUCH more likely to get pulled and quizzed by customs at an airport than something coming in the mail so if you really want to reduce risk of getting pinged order it from hong kong like digital rev or one of the other good dealers.

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No way! its not too big at all
if he has the money and feels it will benefit him why not the kit with the 24-105 will be very capable
and also the 5D is not nearly as complicated settings wise as say the 1D. It will have alot more settings than a 30D but it will not take long for someone used to a 30D to familiarise themselves with it at all


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