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Canon General / Re: Carry on restrictions on South African Airways
« on: August 24, 2014, 04:56:54 AM »
You might want to do that anyway even if baggage is not a problem, since SAA cabin crew have got to be among the worst out there. They are among the most unfriendly, sour and unhelpful flight attendants I have ever encountered. They all seem to hate their jobs, or more precisely, they like having the job and the travel it brings, but hate the actual doing it part. It could be that most of them are black, whereas most travelers on SAA flights are white, and there is some carry over resentment from the apartheid era where they see catering to the needs of a bunch of white folk as demeaning. In any event the general attitude of their flight attendants is very sullen.

Pretty well my own experience, it's sad, but I agree 100% with both the comment & sentiments expressed.

its a tough call which is worse SAA or British Airways both airlines i would quite happily never ever have to fly with again
unfortunately going to africa you have limited options
consider singapore air as a better option they are an awesome airline i'd give them the #1 slot any day and I fly ALOT

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Portrait / Re: Little girl looking at flowers
« on: August 24, 2014, 04:20:40 AM »
I expected it to be warmer... It has a blue tone... my phone maybe?

I agree its a nice shot but I think you should warm it up a bit

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Lenses / Re: A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« on: August 23, 2014, 11:12:50 PM »
its a shame its 24mm a 20mm or 21mm would have been better... and partnered the 40mm better

but that said 24mm will give 38mm on apsc so its kind of like a aps-c version of the 40 on full frame

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yawn.

anyway. cheap is wide angle in compact form, m + 18-55.

its obviously a matter some discussion if its worth adapting....

haha looks like i read your 18-55 as 10-18 i must be getting dyslexic :P

depend how wide the OP wants to go really but for what $250 on ebay you can get a brand new M with the lens and the ex90 flash pretty awesome deal really

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EOS M +18-55. Lens is also IS.

Seriously.

Cheaper than another WA and gives you a b cam for other shots.

 true but then you have to buy the adapter too may as well just get the 11-22 and have a smaller package

Decent clones of the adaptor are how much? $30?

still the 10-18 + adapter is MUCH bigger than the native 11-22
the 10-18 is $300 + your $30 adapter
the 11-22 is around or under $400 for the few extra bucks the 11-22 is a no brainer over the 10-18

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Lenses / Re: 85mm f1/2L II and event photography?
« on: August 21, 2014, 11:37:26 PM »
Maintain your distance and avoid going from infi~ to close up with this beauty.

I can give up my speedy 135L, not 85L II - not today  ;)
This is the key also having it on a 1d body makes a big difference. As for lens changes during an event just don't do it
Typically I'll leave my 85 on one body and have either the 16-35 or 35 1.4 on another  body depends on what is needed but generally I find indoor or night event 2 ff bodies with an 85 on one and 35 1.4 on the other a killer combo

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i wasted money on a winglight and oh my god what a junky piece of poorly made rubbish that was
not to mention overpriced . the catchlights were horrendous from it, I cant see this overpriced snake oil being any better than that junk.

I agree with neuro and PBD, stick with physics it wont let you down trie and fight it and you will just fall over. Physics doesnt lose. ever.

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Lighting / Re: Mitros+ Owners: are you satisfied?
« on: August 20, 2014, 11:10:04 PM »
i have 2 mitros + they are great and well built personally i haven't had issues with them overheating but I have noticed they recycle slower than the 580 EXII flashes i also have having a mitros + on camera is great if you want to use ring flash via a roundflash as a nice fill and control external lights via the odin at the same time

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EOS M +18-55. Lens is also IS.

Seriously.

Cheaper than another WA and gives you a b cam for other shots.

 true but then you have to buy the adapter too may as well just get the 11-22 and have a smaller package

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: August 20, 2014, 11:04:43 PM »
i have the rokinon 8mm f2.8 for EF-M it is awesome

i also have the samyang 8mm f3.5 EF-S which i used before via the adapter on the M it was also good but the EF-M mount makes it so much smaller. Looking forward to see if they do any more interesting stuff in native EF-M mount

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 17, 2014, 07:44:55 AM »
sounds good I hope the AF is based on the 61 pt system if it doesn't have a built in grip then I'll seriously consider buying one

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Canon General / Re: Carry on restrictions on South African Airways
« on: August 15, 2014, 12:03:21 AM »
I fully realize the problems with valuable equipment, as I travel a lot.  Perhaps 100 days per year, give or take a few.

As a fellow passenger I'm rather p-off by the luggage haulers that try to stuff all of their carryons in the over head compartments.  By all means carry as much as you like, but stow all but one under the seat in front of you.  This as a courtesy to your fellow passengers!

Kind of interesting to see that most commentators tried to find ways to cheat on the allowed carryon regs.  Is that the way you all act in your daily business?  Just asking...

i agree 1000%. personally I think bags with wheels should be banned from carry on it would stop some of the ridiculously large bags people haul around. china is particularly bad for people having way over what is although saying that my gura gear 22L is well over weight but doesnt take up a ton of room or kneecap everyone going down the isle like the giant rollers do

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Why? Because the moon covered the same absolute sensor area. There is a difference in pixel count between the two images, but overall, both sensors gathered exactly the same amount of light! That's the key there. There is no advantage to a larger sensor if you are not utilizing that increase in sensor area.

Thanks for the great post! Two additions here from my 60d/6d experience:

1. The more sensor coverage you have (with about the same mp ff vs crop), the more you can profit from future developments in noise reduction. DxO's prime shows the way, and I'm sure there's going to be more developments once even more computing power is available.

2. You're talking of reach for tele shots, with reach for macro there's the aspect of a) flight distance of animals and b) light occlusion by the lens (for available light or flash). That's why I still prefer my 60d for insect macros and the like even over my shiny new 6d. The 100L is as sharp as it gets on crop, so no advantage of ff here.

Are you shooting wildlife at ISO 100 and 200 on a regular basis?

Me, too, esp. because Magic Lantern's +3ev dynamic range boost with dual_iso only works with base iso ... that's why I'm regularly using 100/800 or 100/1600 is for wildlife for shadow/sun, sunrise/sunset or catching specular highlights.
can you post a detailed description of how to use and process dual iso? ive tried it but the results are not good

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Reviews / Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« on: August 13, 2014, 09:57:16 PM »
Same here it is a painful chore to go through his videos all the way to the end, in my opinion she does not help much in the over all feel. Its like watching pretentious and annoying cutsy home videos of people we don't know or care about.
There is something about this guy, that makes me unable to watch any of this videos through. I honestly don't know what it is, and it has nothing to do with his brand preferences (the first video of his I watched was entirely Canon related, and I still couldn't get through it)...I think it's the way he talks. I dunno...just can't watch him.

I agree i couldn't  imagine paying money to watch their 9 hours of video they are peddling at the end!

on the cameras one thing that really interests me is the face detect metering the d810 had man that awesome i seriously hope canon do something similar.

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Post Processing / Re: My Basic & Practical Back-Up Strategy
« on: August 13, 2014, 09:00:07 PM »
are there any raid NAS devices that can be configured to replicate with a like device over the internet?
i haven't been able to find anything

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