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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
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

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...

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

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?

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

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?

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

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)

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

Lenses / Re: can you help me decide on a few lenses
« on: February 27, 2012, 11:08:57 PM »
another vote here for the 50 f1.4 especially for chasing that toddler around,

it's really small and light weight so makes the whole setup a little more responsive than the much bigger lenses

you can get a ebay copy hood for a couple of buck for them to project the lens from any knocks and keep any flare away

EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 27, 2012, 10:24:13 PM »

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MarkIII at Focus On Imaging (UK) 4-7th March ??
« on: February 27, 2012, 09:41:37 PM »
I hope so - I am going on the Tuesday

make sure you take the 400 2.8 so you can get some pics from the back of the que :D
or are you going to camp out?

Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: February 27, 2012, 07:19:41 PM »
I used photshop CS 5, and just played with the setting until I got that clean look.  Personally I usually go to the "Overcooked HDR" look for cars, but for this shot, i found the subtle HDR to be far more pleasing.

And thank you for the compliment.

Nice, I thought it didn't have the usual photomatix tell tales

Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: February 27, 2012, 06:58:45 PM »

5DII 17-40L

I took this at a local cemetery, This is for a photo competition, the subject was Automotive & ominous.  5 exposure HDR.  And what caught my eye, was the leading lines of the road, that bring you into the subject.

Nice pic! that has to be one of the best HDR car photo's i've seen, EVER. Usually HDR pics of cars make me want to be sick or at least have a siezure, but that is clean. what did you use to process it?

hong kong is the cheapest

if you order from ebay sellers based in hong kong then anything under $1000 is exempt from import duty
anything over you run the gauntlet of getting slugged 10% GSt and 5% duty on top when it comes in
of course you might not get charged this too its a bot of a lottery

if you go to hong kong you can go into the big distributors like digital rev and most likely bargain a bit and get a good deal.

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