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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Non Genuine LP-E6
« on: June 29, 2012, 12:41:26 PM »
I have 1 genuine canon LP-E6 and I have 2 "fake" ones

I never have any trouble with the fake ones, they work just as well as the genuine battery, they charge i nthe same amount of time and last just as long. The only problem is these fake batteries don't connect electronically to your camera so you don't get a battery level indicator on your LCD screen.

I've heard various stories about them and I think it's a case of being lucky with the batteries that you get, you might get a bad one or you might get a good one - but since they're so cheap it doesn't really matter so much. I paid less than £10 for each of my fake batteries, compared to the price of the genuine canon battery there's no question that I would happily buy fake ones again

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Firmware officially announced
« on: June 28, 2012, 08:48:12 AM »
I just don't understand this "update"... I can already shoot 25/26/27 (it tend to vary) RAW images in high speed continuous mode...

Lenses / 40mm pancake autofocus noise
« on: June 25, 2012, 05:41:42 PM »

EOS Bodies / Re: LightRoom...HELP!
« on: June 24, 2012, 06:07:13 PM »
The best advice I can give is trial and error! :)

mess around, explore everything.

Don't limit yourself to tutorial videos

I find books to be the other best source of learning - also cheaper than extortionate photoshop/lightroom short-courses which you can study online etc - they're a waste of time

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« on: June 15, 2012, 01:05:49 PM »
"Could it also be filterable (with a very large ring) for a circular polarizer?"

don't think I'd want the wacky looking skies you would get using a CPL on something this wide

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Film is still hard to beat
« on: June 10, 2012, 10:28:03 AM »
For the test i'm planning on using iso50 Velvia as the one everyone raves about having the finest grain, anyone got any other ideas what films to shoot in terms of resolving-power?

Kodak Tech Pan

the latest Ektar 100 is really excellent :)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Film is still hard to beat
« on: June 09, 2012, 12:07:46 PM »
I wonder how many times in the past 10+ years this conversation has taken place. and since I really couldn't be bothered to read through 6 pages of people giving their opinion I skipped to the end to say

It depends what you want to shot, what you want to do and who's going to see your work.

There are still a lot of high-end studio fashion shooters that will shoot film (mainly medium format of course) and totally swear by it for what work they do. Sure digital has it's place - hasselblad, phaseone etc - make perfectly amazing digital cameras for that kind of work yet there are still people favouring to shoot film.

Enlarging is one of the major issues with digital photography - of course it depends on what work you do - if you're doing the kind of commercial work that is going to be plastered on billboards that are 10 meters across - digital probably isn't the best way to go about that work.

For certain applications digital is better - a client wants something done at short notice and wants samples asap... digital is the way to go about that kind of work.

The kind of corporate head-shot work where clients will want to see results on the day, or even as you're shooting via a monitor - obviously digital is better in that respect.

as I said... it depends on what you want to shoot as to whether or not Film is better or Digital is better.

If in doubt - stock that fridge with as much 35/120 as you can get your hands on just in case! =D

The OP's post just seems like a blog post to me. yet he's posted it here knowing for sure he's going to get some kind of reaction.

but - he's obviously the kind of person that uses his equipment as a crutch to hold up his own personal issues with size and other inadequacies.

Look at all my amazing gear! isn't it wonderful!?... but please don't look at my photos! ever!


In the EOS 7D the maximum burst of RAW file frames was 15 – with the firmware update this will be significantly increased so that the camera’s buffer will handle up to 26 RAW frames in a continuous burst.

now... with my 600x/90mbs cards I can shoot 26 RAW frames continuously already so I don't really understand this...

So, what will a 7DII be like? Are these hints of a probable change towards FF or aps-h?

7DII would never be FF. wildlife & sports photographers would go crazy :P

Obviously means no 7DII coming soon.

SUPER happy with new firmware =D
Or it means that the 7DII is going to be way more expensive ($2500) and they are going to keep the 7D in the product line.

I don't think the 7D or the 5DII will disappear from the product line/ get discontinued any time soon.

Obviously means no 7DII coming soon.

SUPER happy with new firmware =D

EOS Bodies / Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« on: June 07, 2012, 12:10:08 PM »
you could just say to hell with Nikon and Canon and go medium format if you want the high MP so bad. don't waste your time with 36MP in 35mm format

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D Touchscreen Example Videos
« on: June 07, 2012, 12:04:22 PM »
meh, novelties. I wasn't impressed with the touch screen on my Sony Mini DV camcorder in 2004 and this doesn't impress me here (sure it's more advanced but still..nothing groundbreaking). my fingers are much faster with buttons - I don't want to mess around with the screen like a noobie at a computer keyboard using one finger to type everything... but then again I'm never going to buy this camera so I suppose I'm talking out of my ass! haha

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