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Lenses / Re: do image stabilisers decrease image quality?
« on: November 09, 2012, 08:32:55 AM »
Yes they do decrease IQ. If you don't believe me start shooting with yours turned off when you are doing hand held shooting and see how much your pictures improve.
;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 09, 2012, 08:31:56 AM »
Canon releases the EOS M. It gets 3-4 pages of conversation.

Canon releases new lens caps. Almost 10 pages of controversy.

Whaaaaaaaat?!
They are their latest and greatest product  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 09, 2012, 08:31:19 AM »
I can't say I have a problem either, but for having used Nikon caps as well, this "new" design is interesting since it allows to put caps easily on lenses that have a long / narrow hood. It's not a revolution, but still much more practical. On these narrow lenses, if you want to have the cap on, the hood must be reversed.

It's IMO quite a bit more practical, if the price is not insane, I'll probably start a replacement campaign soon...
Most of my lenses have a petal type hood. On these lenses there is no problem with existing caps. To tell the truth I have some narrow and rather long hoods (135mm 70-200 f/4L IS) but I have never used them up to now. My more frequently used hoods are on the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, 35mm 1.4L, 24-105 f/4L, 16-35 f/2.8L , TS-E 24mm and Zeiss 21mm f/2.8

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 Available for Preorder
« on: November 09, 2012, 08:08:02 AM »
And surely it's there in case Canon (or another manufacturer) decides to modify the upcoming firmware updates or camera bodies so that 3rd party lenses miraculously show strange behaviors :-p
Now, don't give them ideas  (in case they are still honest and aren't doing anything...)

Often 3rd party lenses are known to have issues with new camera bodies, but to be fair even some Canon lenses needed firmware updates to work the the 5d3.

But it might be realistic to say that for Canon (and probably other original manufacturers like Nikon) compatibility with existing 3rd party gear is not on top of their priority list :-p ... which is understandable since "Canon works with Canon" is a good selling point.
Agreed, but even Canon lenses/camera have their own problems in focusing. I was surprised to find my 35mm 1.4L which  worked fine on my 5D2 needing about +10 AFMA on my 5D3  >:(

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« on: November 09, 2012, 08:05:42 AM »
So, I did what I wasn't going to do until next year, I gave Canon some money today--pulled the trigger on the 5D3.
Good move, prices are up now  :)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 Available for Preorder
« on: November 09, 2012, 07:55:14 AM »
And surely it's there in case Canon (or another manufacturer) decides to modify the upcoming firmware updates or camera bodies so that 3rd party lenses miraculously show strange behaviors :-p
Now, don't give them ideas  (in case they are still honest and aren't doing anything...)

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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 08, 2012, 10:03:00 PM »
I feel like I'm the only person who has never had a problem with the Canon lens caps. Even when putting them on something like a 70-200 F/2.8 with the hood mounted, I've never had a problem doing so.
I have a tamron lens, and I do use the pinch feature of the lens cap  but that sometimes results in the cap slipping out of my fingers and hitting the front element...

Hmm, I guess I'm just weird.
I have not had a problem either... So I guess we're both weird :)
Not a problem either. Canon is full of BS lately...

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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 08, 2012, 07:37:30 PM »
After 1Dx and 5D3 they seem to try to make us wait for a really useful product. After the introduction of 24-70 f/4L IS and 35 f/2 IS at such high prices, the new caps seem to be the culmination of their effort!

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« on: November 08, 2012, 12:46:03 PM »
imo,  i would pick up this one as if i do not have 24-105mm.  why?  because of its macro at the end of tele (might save me a lens swap - yes i am just lazy in changing lens - and couple hundred dollars from buying 100mm macro)...  i  think that it might sharper than 24-70mm 2.8 even version II since it comes with is and macro capability but not i am not pretty sure... let see

A wishful thinking ;D
And a completely flawed logic too ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 07, 2012, 08:48:02 PM »
This will make it much easier to put the cap on a lens with a hood attached.
+1 True!

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: AA Battery Charger and Batteries
« on: November 07, 2012, 07:13:51 PM »
what an amazing response thank you so much for this, I have just bought a LaCrosse BC-1000 with x8 Sanyo Eneloops Batteries

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sanyo-eneloop-HR-3UWX-8BP-batteries-Mignon/dp/B004HFKVR6/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1352314678&sr=8-16

Im really looking forward to not buying normal batteries for a while!
hello, good for you that you didn't get the MAHA801D.

I was using one for some time but started having problems (slow charge not working). Finally it melted the batteries!

http://www.amazon.com/review/RLZ3RWDJ14JE8

Another person who had the same experience had written the above review.

Now I do not say that MAHA products are necessarily bad. I bought the MAHA9000 and I am satisfied for now.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 Available for Preorder
« on: November 07, 2012, 12:50:07 PM »
I thought the reasons we buy prime lenses: sharp and bigger aperture(faster shutter speed)

"IS"....ummm I'm not sure.

I also buy them for small size.  If I had the option of an IS vs. a cheaper, otherwise identical non-IS lens, I'd go non-IS, but I don't see IS as a negative.

Same here, IQ and small/light. I like both, but I'd probably bring the Canon 35 f/2 IS more often than a bigger bulkier, heavier 35 1.4.

Plus, pair it with the 85 1.8 and you have a very portable useful setup
Get that 85 1.8 soon enough ( before Canon introduces a new one at 1200$   ;D )

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1Dx ISO100 high DR shadows SNR improvement
« on: November 07, 2012, 12:46:58 PM »
Eh, hmmm, there is an accessory called tripod that facilitates this ::)

FWIW, that 35L shot above with the 2.5 s exposure was 'assisted' handheld, resting the camera on a bridge railing.   :D
I do remember this from another thread of yours  :)

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: AA Battery Charger and Batteries
« on: November 07, 2012, 12:44:25 PM »
The best charger is Powerx made by Maha, also they make very good batteries (2700mAh).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817355014

I have been using this charger with all kind of batterers (PowerX, enloops, soshine) and the powerx have the most power, but enloops are also very good.

K
+1 I use this charger too. It can recondition the batteries if necessary.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Canon car charger CBC-E6
« on: November 07, 2012, 12:35:27 PM »
You are correct! I have an inverter and I have already used it to charge LP-E6 on the fly, errr... I mean on the drive  ::)

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