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Canon General / Re: Setting up your Home Studio - advice/tips?
« on: February 23, 2012, 01:07:15 AM »
for studio lighting this is the best value for money / reliable industry standard gear around at the moment
http://www.proworld.com.au/elinchrom-d-lite-it-4-to-go-set

still gotta grab another for my home studio

using a 6x4 shed

also putting this on the ceiling so i dont have stands and stuff in the way
http://www.studiolight.com.au/overhead_systems.htm

and going to build one of these
http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2011/07/how-to-build-a-cyclorama-wall-with-mostly-naked-ashley/

hope that all helps

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last tried it a month or so ago
bracketing was unstable and the interface was irritating
I use this to increase the bracketing functionality of the 5d2 now
http://www.dslrbot.com/

its much cleaner

I am looking forward to testing the final unified ML though
if they have some goodies for us still shooters

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 23, 2012, 12:50:49 AM »
I am SOOOO happy Canon did not go up to 30MP+. . . THIS is perfect, and they may get the edge over Nikon in all the tests on ISO now AND AF.

Nikon folks have also had to go on the defensive about actually using the D800. Apparently the technical manual warns against hand held photography as there's an increased risk of blurred images. I'm sure wedding photographers will love that. Or they'll be forced to shoot at ISO 6400 all the time so that they can shoot indoors at 1/320 in order to prevent the bride's dress becoming a blurry mess.

I think rather than announcing a kit lens with it they will have a kit tripod...

:D

just trying to lighten the mood guys ... be gentle

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has the unified magic lantern come out for the 5d2 yet? i tried the previous versions and they were so bad i just gave up on the whole thing, I only wanted the still functions. it was just too much of a hassle and too unstable I found :(

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I wouldnt worry too much, I am fairly certain canon are watching the D800 and if it is a hit then they will be countering with  there own high mp camera
anyone would think its 2012 and the world was about to end...

oh hang on a minute!....  :o

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Anyone (with windows and a good scanner) want to try that out to make sure it's not a virus/spy/malware?

(I'm dubious of anything ActiveX, but then, I don't have a windows pc anyway)

If it's genuine then that's nice though.

i'll try it tonight on my sacrificial windows netbook. if it gets infected I just blow it away and reformat
I call it my Winipig :D

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Not to be a troll here, but if you use a ettl-flash and include it in the picture, you'll never get the result you want, or if you move around your subject and want the same light constantly. ETTL is fantastic for a lot of things, but I use it mainly for the line of communication to control power from camera.

Everytime I'm out shooting on a bright day, ettl just doesn't work for me as it just fills very gently in when I want POWER, then I have to FEL the subject, but that's two pushes and it often doesn't come out right if I hit the lock on the subjects darker area (if it moves) instead of face, maybe, and it's completely off, waisting 5 seconds.

I always set it to manual power outdoors and get the same consistent light no matter what is in the way (gobo's for example) or shadow or sun or both, I can get the same exact light every time. Not saying is auto and for noobs, but I feel you get what I mean. It's the best thing to happen to flash ever, but for ME it's not consistent enough in a given setting.

Agreed, quite often I will deliberately go with manual to avoid ettl doing unexpected things as you described.
Still for certain situations I love ettl like run and gun on camera flash with weddings. I like to use 580ex flashes so i have the choice of shooting ettl, manual high speed sync or whatever I need

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cool i'm gonna try this on my 1Dmk3

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 10:36:11 PM »
I really hope they bump AEB up to 7  with +/-3
5 as an absolute minimum though

I second that, HDR is a thing for me now... I think Trey is right that HDR is the way forward, done right that is and not looking like a surreal mess

Buy 1 series body. Lol, it is not me. That is how it works in canon world.
As the frenchman in monthy python and the holy grail said " I've Already got one"
Just would like my 5D to be able to do it, I prefer the non gripped form factor over the 1 series bulk

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 09:08:08 PM »
i hate that the little lock switches on SD cards break off too easily rendering them completely useless, If they made them without those It might improved the durability of them

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EOS Bodies / Re: Used 5D2...?
« on: February 22, 2012, 08:56:36 PM »
That price needs to be relative to what a new one sells for in your area.  In the US, I would not want to pay $1800 for a used one, but in Australia, where Canon seems to have high prices, it might be a really good deal.

If the MK III is actually priced at $3500, prices of used MK II's will rise a bit, so it is a good time to snap up a low priced camera, if its a good one.

new 5D2 here from a camera shop is around $2600
can be had off ebay from hong kong new for a little over 2K

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 08:43:28 PM »
I really hope they bump AEB up to 7  with +/-3
5 as an absolute minimum though


I second that, HDR is a thing for me now... I think Trey is right that HDR is the way forward, done right that is and not looking like a surreal mess

while I have massive amounts of respect for trey, i am well over the photomatix cookie cutter HDR
I discovered this guy a while ago who has a novel take on it, his stuff has a really well crafted more natural look to it http://goodlight.us/
he even sells his photoshop actions for $20 but he gives all the info to make them yourself for free
its a very interesting read if you are into HDR

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 08:33:50 PM »
I really hope they bump AEB up to 7  with +/-3
5 as an absolute minimum though

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D800 high ISO noise samples
« on: February 22, 2012, 08:24:54 PM »
12800 looks usable, only issue I have is they are jpg probably out of camera.
both Nikon and Canon are really being quite cagey about RAW iso performance
this has me a bit concerned about what the real RAW output will be like

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Australia / Re: Finally, cheap cameras in Australian shops
« on: February 22, 2012, 08:07:35 PM »
FYI if you get from ozdigital online (ebay seller) and need to return something the return address is in NSW not in hong kong, this makes it considerably cheaper if you do have a problem their prices are a little more than most other ebay sellers but still have great service, I have bought quite a bit of stuff from them and from digital rev both gave excellent service. (digital rev you have to return the item to hong kong though which can get expensive)

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