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Lenses / Re: How to increase the performance of your Canon lens [humor]
« on: February 09, 2012, 06:28:33 PM »
LOL reminds me of stuff on car modification forums :)

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Lighting / Re: Any suggestions on cheap ebay triggers / poverty wizards?
« on: February 09, 2012, 06:24:39 PM »
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/220480629754?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
these are the exact brand of poverty wizrds i have i have used them up to probably 20m or so range with no problem, I have recently got a set of odins which i'm playing with and liking alot but i still keep these little bad boys
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/220629550134?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
i have these too so i can mix my 580s with my studio strobes getting all these triggers and recievers was cheaper than buying some elinchrom genuine bits to do the same thing

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Lighting / Re: I Need a Flash
« on: February 09, 2012, 06:20:47 PM »
If you don't need TTL then the YN560 (different from the 565 mentioned above) is an amazing choice for about $70. They are serious workhorses with pretty much everything you need (unless you need TTL, of course), and pretty much the only thing I can fault them on is long recharge at full power. At anything below full power it's a non-issue. Very comparable to a 430EX II in what you can do with it, for about 1/3 the price.

Does the YN560 support eTTL2 and being a wireless slave from the on board controllers?
i dont think so that was the major complaint with it they are dirt cheap though and if used in manual with some poverty wizards can get some great results for not alot of money for people starting out with strobe

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Which Speedlite
« on: February 09, 2012, 06:17:41 PM »
Personally for me I would take the 430exii out of those 2
if you dont need high speed sync and want something cheap look at the yongnuo 565 its a direct copy of the 580exii even works as a slave the exact same way and 1/3rd the price fo the 580 exii

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EOS Bodies / Re: CP+ 2012
« on: February 09, 2012, 06:10:19 PM »
Yeah, the 1DX is a perfect wedding camera - covers all the bases, not jst a few.


Yeah, especially that it's big enough that you can defend yourself from bridezilla with it if things get out of hand :-)


or throw down against another photographer...
Russian Wedding Photographer Fail Gets in a Fight Small | Large

crazy russians

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Lenses / Re: 36+ Mp EOS dSLR (rumored): How do existing EF lenses cope?
« on: February 09, 2012, 05:50:44 PM »
How many of us can play our favourite DOS game on a Windows 7 computer? (sorry, pre 1995 computer era for the children reading in  ;) )
you tried using DOSBOX? its free :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: What's wrong with the microadjustment?!
« on: February 09, 2012, 05:46:29 PM »
how are you doing micro adjust at infinity? i cant see being able to get a clear enough picture at this range

I micro adjust all my lenses at MFD 45 degrees to a calibration sheet and the zooms I calibrate at the longest focal length different camera bodys end up with differeent settings but they all work fine. perhaps examine your calibration method.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Latest Canon disappoints wants me to switch over to Nikon.
« on: February 09, 2012, 05:38:25 PM »
I've been lurking these forums for months.  But I registered just now to tell the OP that he sounds ridiculous.
Seriously.  I'm a former Nikon shooter (that still prefers a number of things about Nikons) and you
sound like an impatient, petulant child.

First of all, there isn't a professional on this planet that actually thinks the 24-70 needs IS. In fact,
it's easy to sort out the professionals from amateurs based solely on how they feel about there being
no IS on the 24-70.  It's a simple test actually.  Do you think that the new lens is overpriced because
it has no IS?  Congratulations, you're an amateur/hobbyist photographer.  Nothing wrong with that, let's
just not confuse terms here.     

If you want a barely useful (let alone necessary) gimmick like IS on wide focal lengths, then go buy the
24-105 for less than half the price.  A 24-70 focal range lens, especially on a full frame where most
pros will use it, renders IS almost completely useless.  Just about every situation (very few)  in which IS would
be useful can be covered using proper technique and/or a 100 dollar monopod.  Longer focal lengths, sure, IS
makes sense, and is quite useful. But you cannot look at the MTF chart of the newest 24-70, which looks like it
might even blow away some primes in its focal range, and go "oh that's overpriced".  It shows your ignorance.
It's a professional lens. A professional tool.  The added durability and sealing alone make it worth it for a pro,
they make it back with one or two photo shoots.   

And come on.  Complaining about Canon not having an answer for the D800? It's been out for like
72 hours.  Really?  I mean, really?  Now you're going to whine like the kid who's upset that the
neighbor boy got a new hot wheels toy and you have to wait 'til Christmas?  Come on.  Ridiculous. 
Settle down.  Obviously Canon is releasing something soon.  Wait to see what the specs are.
And stop worrying about unimportant things like IS on a wide angle, and huge megapixels on a 35mm.

normally I would Ignore a post like this but I'll bite this time, firstly for the most part I agree, MOST Proffessional photographers would not need IS in that focal range for most things they shoot, at a wedding agreed IS dont need it shooting a performance in low light dont need it. However I shoot alot of stuff in operating mine and processing plant enviroments. Now since I dont expect you to have ever shot in this environment but there is a hell of a lot of constant vibration and noise. in so much as you cannot brace yourself against any structure to get better stabilityl because it makes it worse due to the structure vibrating. The Only way is to set a wide stable stance with a slight bend in the knees to soak up some vibrateion tuck you grip of the camera in close to your chest, and to use IS to take the rest of the vibration out. I use the 24-105 f4L IS solely for these shoots I would LOVE to be able to shoot at f2.8 because the environement can often have low, bad or seriously contrasty light granted its a very specific type of shooting condition but one where the only solution to the problem is IS.
So I would suggest that since you are new perhaps you should take the arrogant tone down a little and behave more like the professional you are :)
And i wasnt being sarcastic I really think that you made the statement because you have never had to shoot in an environment in that focal range where IS is critical and I hope that explanation of a specific shooting condition where IS is critical makes the point that IS is usefull.
as I have said before my dream lens is a 24-105 f2.8L IS but I would have settled for a 24-70 f2.8L IS
I may still get the 24-70 mk2 for wedding use if it lives up to the hype but for that other stuff the trusty old 24-105 is gonna keep its job, plus I dont feel so bad when the relatively cheap 24-105 gets covered in mud and all sorts of stuff

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EOS Bodies / Re: 40MP Canon that's not the 5D3?
« on: February 09, 2012, 01:49:09 AM »
If they want my $$ they had better listen. I want the 40+ MP, 16Bit, without the AA filter just like the D800E. 1FPS and 800 ISO will do. Not over $6000.00. I'm close to jumping to MF anyway.

sounds like you shoot landscapes, the Nikon D800E and a 14-24 Nikkor will set you back less than $6k
just something to think about since canon dont have any 14-24 competitor

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Lighting / Re: I Need a Flash
« on: February 09, 2012, 01:28:37 AM »
oh another thing these yongnuo flashes (the 565) can be remote slaved to your 7D using your 7D built in flash
they are basically a complete rip off of the 580exii except they dont do high speed sync
pretty nifty for $150

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LOL I found it funny :D

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Lighting / Re: I Need a Flash
« on: February 09, 2012, 01:18:39 AM »
it really depends if you need to use high speed sync

If you DONT need high speed sync
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Yongnuo-YN-565-EX-TTL-Flash-Speedlite-Canon-5D-II-7D-30D-40D-50D-350D-400D-450D-/250976034954?pt=UK_CamerasPhoto_CameraAccessories_CameraFlashUnits_JN&hash=item3a6f56608a

these are pretty good at a third of the price keep in mind you will need to limit your shutter speed to your cameras xsync (for me this is a dealbreaker)

these ones willl do high speed sync
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nissin-Speedlite-Di866-Mark-II-Flash-Canon-Digital-Camera-NEW-/280775058735?pt=Digital_Camera_Flashes&hash=item415f7f652f
but the price is getting up there I think for me i would go to a 430exii over these at this price

I use the yongnuo external battery packs on my 580exii flashes and they work great, I have heard lots of good things abut the yongnuo flashes, I dont think you can get bette value for money than the 565 as long as you can live without HSS

hope that helps

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EOS Bodies / Re: 40MP Canon that's not the 5D3?
« on: February 09, 2012, 12:30:36 AM »
And while you are at it I'd like the moon on a stick to suck on while I sit on my solid gold toilet...

well you're gonna have to talk to Peter Lik about that one i'm sure he could whip something up...

Sorry CR guy I couldnt resist it... :D

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Lenses / Re: come on, make an affordable 600mm or 800mm!!
« on: February 08, 2012, 11:50:08 PM »
I think the glass was made from recycled Coke bottles....

Are you sure it wasnt Tamron :P

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Lenses / Re: come on, make an affordable 600mm or 800mm!!
« on: February 08, 2012, 11:09:48 PM »
i put the EG-S focus screen in my 5D2 and using the 600f4.5 its quite easy to MF accurately... It solved the AF issues i was having with the camera anyway :P

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