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EOS Bodies / Re: Neck Strap Loops Design
« on: February 28, 2012, 05:07:45 PM »
wow great link wicked thanks +1 always fancied on of those

Is the 1/4" connecting Adapter the same. ie how secure is that? I'd be worried about overtightening it as would want to make sure it ain't going to go anywhere!

well i've been using the cheap ebay ones and the genuine ones for a couple of years now and even with a 1D and 24-105 or 70-200 on the ebay ones are completely fine, I do check to make sure the mount point is secure regularly though. that rubber crush washer helps them to stay fixed and not rotate out

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EOS Bodies / Re: Do you think the 5D II will stay around
« on: February 28, 2012, 05:04:53 PM »
i think they will keep the 5d2 around

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get ur gear from HK as everyone else has said. i'm a broke as(!) photography student and we only get 10% discount which is nothing since its only GST and that's only with the one store that's linked to the institution. i would def get all if not most from online HK dealers if it wasntr for the fact that it voids the warranty if it breaks.
the reputable dealers on ebay have full warranty, you just have to return it to them in hongkong
1 dealer i have used is different and that is ozdigital online their return address is in NSW which makes it much cheaper to return if there is an issue.

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Lenses / Re: 70 - 200 f/4L vs. 70 - 300 f4-5.6 IS USM
« on: February 28, 2012, 02:20:03 AM »
oh sorry I failed at reading that properly  :-[

yeah definately the 70-200 f4L over the 70-300

however might I suggest another track

consider getting the 85mm f1.8 at $400 with a bit of movement of your feet you can cover the whole range of the 70-200 anyway, it's super fast, compact, light, brilliant IQ and you are already familiar with shooting primes
since getting my 85 for use at weddings I use it over the 70-200 most of the time now.
on the crop body its like 120mm which is a decent reach

and down the track at the long end saave up for a used 300f4L IS lenses seem to go quite cheap when they do pop up I picked mine up for $800 on ebay with the 1.4TC this becomes 420 f5.6 with IS i'll post up some pics from this lens at 300 and at 420 later this evening for you

i forgot to add that the kenko TC will also work on the 85mm if you need extra reach from that...

Hmmm... too many choices!!! I hadn't really considered the 85 1.8. I have read amazing things about it. Would it really be that much longer than my 50mm? And if I went that route, I would need to get another longer lens (as you suggested) to fill the gap when I go FF as I would be right back to where I started focal length wise (50mm * 1.6 = 80mm FF equivalent). But I do love the bokeh the 50mm produces.

when you go FF you could look at the 135 f2 which everyone loves, I dont have one but it is a very nice lens, just look at the lens gallery here for samples. see if you can try a 70-200 from someone that has one and check the zoom range then set it to 85 and see how far back and forward you need to physically move to cover the same range.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 28, 2012, 02:04:58 AM »
1. What do you guys read into this mistake made by Canon Japan?

2. Why so many times do Canon and Nikon make this mistake on their very own website! I mean, does the web admin type in Canon EOS 5D Mark III then click upload/update and then only realize that it's live and therefore needs to put the page "down" asap?

The credibility is high here, we're talking about Canon Japan's website!

bored IT admin showing his collegues how quickly he can whip several thousand people into a frenzy of speculation and hype?
trying to break a record for crashing the rumours server?
I think this exact same thing happend around the time the 1Dx was announced too

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Lenses / Re: 70 - 200 f/4L vs. 70 - 300 f4-5.6 IS USM
« on: February 28, 2012, 01:47:19 AM »
oh sorry I failed at reading that properly  :-[

yeah definately the 70-200 f4L over the 70-300

however might I suggest another track

consider getting the 85mm f1.8 at $400 with a bit of movement of your feet you can cover the whole range of the 70-200 anyway, it's super fast, compact, light, brilliant IQ and you are already familiar with shooting primes
since getting my 85 for use at weddings I use it over the 70-200 most of the time now.
on the crop body its like 120mm which is a decent reach

and down the track at the long end saave up for a used 300f4L IS lenses seem to go quite cheap when they do pop up I picked mine up for $800 on ebay with the 1.4TC this becomes 420 f5.6 with IS i'll post up some pics from this lens at 300 and at 420 later this evening for you

i forgot to add that the kenko TC will also work on the 85mm if you need extra reach from that...

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Lighting / Re: Advice needed on set up to shoot cats and dogs at shelter
« on: February 28, 2012, 01:40:07 AM »
if you are going to use flash mixed with fluros get some gelsso you can balance your flash colour with the room lights
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Velcro-ROSCO-Flash-Gel-12pcs-LARGE-15x4cm-Strobist-CTO-/130495276661?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessories&hash=item1e621fe675
then you can set your WB to fluro and the lighting should all be ok
these also work well for setting custom white balance in mixed lighting
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/82mm-82-mm-White-Balance-Lens-Cap-Custom-WB-Filter-NEW-/110757457937?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c9a8b011

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EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 28, 2012, 01:33:38 AM »
where's the guy that posted these pictures? why doesn't he get hold of the person who sent them to him and try get a little more info for the all of us, thousands of people!

If you had your hands on a 5Dmk3 would you...
a) be sitting on the computer on a rumours forum or
b) using it and enjoying shooting with it
c) out swapping it for weapons of mass destruction...
?

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Lenses / Re: 70 - 200 f/4L vs. 70 - 300 f4-5.6 IS USM
« on: February 28, 2012, 01:28:37 AM »
I would say look at the 70-200 f2.8 non IS too (similar price range)
while IS is nice you will find the stop faster apperture more usefull if you are shooting sports or plays the IS isnt going to help you as much as a stop faster glass is since your subjects will be moving mostly.
by all accounts the non IS version is sharper than the version one IS too which makes it better value
you can also get a 1.4 Teleconverter and get 280mm f4 or a 2x tele and get 400 f 5.6
I use the kenko teleplus DGX 1.4 its good value and excelent quality small and light to keep in your bag so its there when you need it.
otherwise If you have to have IS i would probably say the 70-300L since it is nice and compact, light and gets briliant reviews

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EOS Bodies / Re: DR and RAW bit depth on Canon's forthcoming...
« on: February 28, 2012, 12:43:10 AM »
How do all the high end medium format digital backs get such good DR? do they read at a higher true bit rate though sampling before the AD converter?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MarkIII at Focus On Imaging (UK) 4-7th March ??
« on: February 28, 2012, 12:17:20 AM »
I really LOL ed at that one brian, you win

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MarkIII at Focus On Imaging (UK) 4-7th March ??
« on: February 27, 2012, 11:57:27 PM »
I am cutting back on my spending so I will be looking at the 41mp mobile phones  :o :o :o

good call, but will 41MP give you enough to be able to crop still?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Neck Strap Loops Design
« on: February 27, 2012, 11:51:48 PM »
the cheap ebay copies are just as good as the genuine rapids

I just noticed this new type looks like an even closer match to the real BR
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Quick-Rapid-Camera-Sling-Strap-CANON-NIKON-SONY-PENTAX-/250989584377?pt=US_Camera_Straps_Hand_Grips&hash=item3a70251ff9


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EOS Bodies / Re: What is the latest for the 7Dmkii/70D?
« on: February 27, 2012, 11:19:59 PM »
I think it will go something like this

7D mkII - king of crops - top build speed demon
70D - maintain its current build as a mid tier DSLR
650D- entry level

I think they will kill off the xxxxD line
especially with a mirrorless entry
just not sure where they will fit the mirrorless into the lineup
as the cost will be higher than xxxxD
maybe it will fit inbetween the 650D and 70D price wise

I still think canon really dropped the ball by not making an APS-H mirrorless for the canon mirroless debut (thats assuming the rumours of the APS-C mirrorless are correct)

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EOS Bodies / Re: What is the latest for the 7Dmkii/70D?
« on: February 27, 2012, 11:14:02 PM »
I belive we will see it this fall.  Canon will not kill it off, there is a huge price differential between $1800 and $3500.  And, the 7D has sold well beyond Canon's expectations.

We need to first see a Nikon D300s replacement.  Then we will see a mark II.

ditto this, all of this

I do think the crop line will have a shake up as there are too many models in a tight bracket of prices
I wouldnt be suprised to see a considerably higher mp crop sensor to compete against the sony nex etc too
maybe 27MP to trump the sony 24?

It will be interesting to see if canon can fix up the IQ issues that the current 18MP sensor has too

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