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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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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 07, 2012, 12:29:17 PM »
I'm waiting to see what the MTF charts look like, compared with the old ones.  The DR too...how many stops?  It could be a while though, with Canon's track record lately, they'll be $40-50 each and available "late 2013."  Twice that for the ones with a red ring.
I wonder, are they weather resistant ?  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Hold out for EF 35/2 IS or jump in with classic 35 1.4L
« on: November 07, 2012, 12:27:42 PM »
Sigma actually just released the price of the 35 F1.4 DG HSM for $899.

$50 higher than Canon f/2 IS with one stop more aperture but no IS. 
Since there's always that dreaded worry with Sigma lenses having AF "issues" with Canon, it's somewhat comforting to see that new Sigmas come with USB docks:

"Sigma developed proprietary software (SIGMA Optimization Pro) and a USB docking system that allows you to update the lens' firmware and adjust its parameters such as focus without having to ship it back to Sigma for adjustments."
I aleady have Canon 35mm 1.4L but I think this is an excellent move from Sigma.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1Dx ISO100 high DR shadows SNR improvement
« on: November 07, 2012, 12:25:40 PM »
Who is gonna do low light shots with ISO 100? Seriously?
Eh, hmmm, there is an accessory called tripod that facilitates this ::)

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I have used HDEW and while they may import from HK or wherever you have no risk of import duty ( as they are UK based ) and they bolt on a three year warranty.  It may not be a full Canon warranty but I have had cause to rely on it with an earlier purchase and the camera was repaired quickly, no quibbles and well by what looks to be a reputable repair shop in Glasgow.  So only one experience but one satisfied customer here ( £2000 for a 5D III not too bad )

Hi Chasn

I'd be interested to know the name of that repair shop?
If you don't want to broadcast it please PM me

Regards
hello, 

I am  interested in learning this information too since I bought my 5D3 from HDEW.

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 07, 2012, 08:30:19 AM »
What the point of having a 24-70 4L IS AND 24-105 4L IS in the line-up? Isn't it a no-brainer to just get the 105?
Wouldn't be a no-brainer thinking the 24-70 f/4 would have better optic quality than an older lens?  Sorry if I sound sarcastic, but it is the truth.  And most people wouldn't need the extra reach.

Who are 'most people'?  Maybe you. Not me.
+1 for the extra reach comment. I for one do need the reach. Plus we do not know the IQ of the new lens. While I believe it will be really good I am not sure about quality control. So let's not play Canon representatives. If the new lens is really good, buyers will say so. Not fans who haven't bought it.

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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 07, 2012, 08:22:55 AM »
The old caps are gonna be expensive in the second-hand market  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Hold out for EF 35/2 IS or jump in with classic 35 1.4L
« on: November 06, 2012, 12:10:31 PM »
35 f/2 at 900 is a complete waste of money. Get the 35 1.4L before they replace it with a $2K lens...

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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 06, 2012, 12:07:27 PM »
24-70 f/4L IS, 35 f/22 IS and now these caps. Oh no! Canon worked so hard. We will not see the lenses we so desire in this decade....  ::)

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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 06, 2012, 12:06:00 PM »
Now I can think that they introduced them to match these old 5DMkIIIs which had problem metering with their lens cap on  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 06, 2012, 12:01:42 PM »
Following on with Canon's recent trend, they will cost only slightly more than a lens hood, say ~$52 each.   :o
;D

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 06, 2012, 11:57:47 AM »
I remember everyone thought I was crazy for calling the 24-70 f4L DOA.

Well, for 1500$ I consider that DOA.

And I had agreed with you.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=10597.msg189704#msg189704

Unfortunatelly I was wrong about this rumor being CR0  :(

It seems that Canon spends valuable resources for nonsense...

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 05, 2012, 10:07:12 PM »
both lenses are completely off the mark.

35/2.0 is in need of a successor, but like the current one it should really have been a low-cost, decent IQ lens, rather than unnecessary IS at the price of an L lens.  A modern 50/1.4 Mk. II  with IQ at least equivalent to the Nikon AF-S 50/1.4 at the same price would have been far more urgent.
+1
24-70 is a total mess. Ridiculous that the 2.8 did not come with IS on top of the excellent IQ.
Instead of the 14-70/4 Canon should have improved the 24-105 and extended it to 24-120/4.0 IS - with better IQ than Nikon but at the same price.
+1
I agree on both. Canon is missing the obvious.

I beg to differ, Canon is following the money -> HD video DSLR + Lens sales. Just wait and see, the 6D will easily outsell the 1DX + 5D3 combined (obviously cheaper camera aimed at the masses), but Canon have done their homework on this, travel photographers like to shoot full-HD video to show to the folks back home, as well as taking stills. Moms + Dads love to shoot HD video of their kids playing sports etc. as well as taking photos, which explains why Canon have included similar AF-tracking in the 6D as the new 5D3. How many CR contributors justify expensive kit on the grounds that they can shoot their kids as well? (Just look at how many 50 1.2L shots are of Photogs progeny)

Canon has pandered too long to the specialist stills photographers, how about the hundreds of thousands of Amateur & Indie videographers who purchased the 5D mk II and made it the success story that it is, plus the millions of buyers who continue to flock to Rebel T2i/T3i/T4i and so on, so they can shoot 1080p @ 24 frames per second and post their cinematic style offerings on YouTube or Vimeo.

Canon is finally moving in the right direction - Video. Let Nikon slash prices and lose profits on high-MP DSLR bodies that have always lagged Canon in the video stakes (remember the Nikon D300s with 720p video vs Canon 7D with 1080p, then the Nikon D7000 had 1080p movie recording but no dedicated Movie button like the 7D). Canon is not just following video/still photography trends, they're shaping them.

Videographers need IS not ISO 25,600 ;)
You know 24-105 has IS too. Even if it is a 3-stop IS the extra focal length is much more important. Unless the parents you mentioned are not interesting in focal lengths greater than 70.

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