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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

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.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

EOS Bodies / Re: popup-flash - made a "pro feature"?
« on: August 13, 2014, 08:52:48 PM »
make it a bit bigger and more powerfull this would kill battery life but hey cant have your cake and eat it
and include the ability to tilt 90 degrees to be able to bounce

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Dual Pixel Phase Detect AF While in AI Servo
« on: August 12, 2014, 11:59:41 PM »

I would note, however, that Canon just released a 55–200 in EF-M format.  That at least makes EF-M a little bit less absurdly broken as a platform.  Up until last month, EF-M was pretty much a sad joke....

damn mine must not have got the memo that it was a sad joke as it still takes great photos...
so does my IR converted one :D

but then i use the 11-22 90% of the time and occassionally my rokinon 8mm on it

Photography Technique / Re: CPN, Eu.
« on: August 12, 2014, 09:48:46 PM »
nice work mr surapon i was looking for this

I agree i find it a ho hum focal length not wide enough or not tight enough
I really like 20mm though its a really nice wide focal length

Is that opinion based on full frame use or aps-h?
full frame

i loved the 16-35 on apsh it gave 20-48mm effective focal length which was a really nice walk around IMO

Lenses / Re: Tamron 150 600 woes
« on: August 12, 2014, 08:47:13 PM »
I'm amazed that such sweeping decisions about if a lens is good or not is being based on

Seriously Dude. If your sellers found this out I bet they would stop selling to you, I know I would.

you really need to firstly do some good research on AFMA try start with the article neuro wrote on the digital picture

if your really want to go crazy with AFMA really the only option is Focal and still that needs to be setup correctly and the instructions need to be followed or you will make the lens worse.

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