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Lenses / Re: Why not uppdate just the IS
« on: January 16, 2015, 07:16:40 AM »
They will have to work harder. Just like when they upgraded the 70-200 2.8L IS to 70-200 2.8L IS II.

My reasoning comes from the fact that the original (non-IS) 300mm f/4L is sharper than 300 f/4L IS (especially when making comparisons with 1.4X Canon teleconverter).

If I were to do this simply, I would try something rather funny:

1. I would choose the smallest possible shoulder bag that would carry the photo equipment.
2. I would choose a general purpose bag in the dimensions you mentioned.
3. I would put the small shoulder bag inside the bigger one.
4. I would fill the rest of the bag with all necessary items.


Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 16, 2015, 04:52:04 AM »
Firstly, I said the 70-200 IS was worse than the non-IS.  I've shot both. I never said it was better than the IS II. It's clearly not. I own that one.

Moving on, for those lamenting the f4.....  Geez.... Ok, let's make it f2.8 and charge $5000 for it and have a lens as big as the old 50mm 1.0 or bigger.... Good idea.

What are the specs on the Nikon 14-24mm f2.8?   Does it cost 5k?

It costs 2k.  It doesn't go to 11mm.  Which is I believe 1 20-25% greater field of view capability and extreme forced perspective.  If Canon prices this at even $3500 (with the Nikon at $2000) It's because they know they can get it.  At f2.8, you're talking about a ton more glass hence the higher price.  It's the biggest full frame focal range at the wide end ever made.
It doesn't go to 11mm BUT it goes to f/2.8. The new Canon lens will not be so suitable for Astrophotography (which could benefit from 11mm).  So what Canon will give with one hand will take with the other...

For daylight photography an f/4 UUWA lens is OK I guess...

Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 15, 2015, 01:32:47 PM »
Yet to get a 2.8 UWA zoom with excellent IQ and no coma   :(

Would it kill them to make a 16-35 2.8L III zoom  >:( ?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Preparing for the switch
« on: January 14, 2015, 12:50:53 PM »
Thank you all for your input. 24-70 f/2.8 is going to be my choice. 8)
An excellent choice sir...   :)

I like the original color versions much more than the processed ones...

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 12, 2015, 01:31:06 PM »
Given that you have failed to articulate any other functionality losses, I'm going to therefore draw the conclusion that the "massively compromised with severe loss of functionality" is in fact limited to one feature and one feature only: autofocus and only when using a 3rd party adapter for 3rd party lenses.

Terrible battery life, Sony's weak UI, shutter-induced vibration, lossy RAW compression...but you go ahead and draw what ever conclusions you want – facts have never affected them before, no reason to let them start now.  ::)

So if I use a Sony lens and not an adapted Canon lens, I won't have any of these problems? Sweet!

We're talking about systems, is that concept too complex for you or are you merely being intentionally obtuse?
He may think that LCD display that shows the menu is implemented on lens glass, that the canon lenses have a leaf shutter that causes the vibration problem and that the compressed raw images are stored in ... the Canon lenses...  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Software & Accessories / Re: how to backup photos in the field?
« on: January 12, 2015, 01:22:10 PM »
Does Nexto support incremental backup? I am not referring to the sync operation but to the initial card copy function.

Software & Accessories / Re: how to backup photos in the field?
« on: January 12, 2015, 11:30:03 AM »
There are portal devices like Hyperdrive...

Are these portals to another dimension?
Funny...   ;D ;D

Software & Accessories / Re: how to backup photos in the field?
« on: January 12, 2015, 11:05:48 AM »
There are portal devices like Hyperdrive...

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D HDR problem
« on: January 12, 2015, 07:52:13 AM »
There have been comments about RAW HDR shots - that was not the case.  Before, I would scroll down to HDR, select it, adjust the bracketing, and begin shooting in RAW.  I would post-process then combine the images in DPP.  Now, when shooting in RAW, HDR is greyed out.

I suspect that all 6D's are capable of this, but after some of the early units, Canon decided to remove this feature.

AdjustedInCamera and later, Canon, explained how I can do what I did before with AEB.  Not that I shoot very much in RAW (it can look unnatural if overused), but I dislike loosing features from my camera.  And I dislike Canon's denials.

As I have asked before: Can you tell us the before and after firmware versions?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Need 7D Mark 2 setting help
« on: January 04, 2015, 10:06:53 PM »
This is troublesome -we have to do the same thing two times -  but useful at the same time: in case of using the cards in mirror configuration (record multiple) when we delete something inadvertently and want to avoid the whole process of recovery we have a second copy available

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New Firmware Coming for EOS 5D Mark III
« on: January 04, 2015, 10:01:58 PM »
No one seems to have thought of the 'other' possibilities...

The camera is a Chinese counterfeit...

or Canon accidentally shipped a new modified model with new firmware...

I didn't think of the former, but is could certainly be the latter.

Now if I got that camera I'd certainly try hard to figure out if there was an additional feature before downgrading.
Well ... yes  :( there's that ... and... the fact that only ML developers could have an idea how to get  - if it is possible - the firmware out of the camera (a dump maybe? just saying...)...

But rest assured there were no DUAL ISO or raw video recording capabilities in that 1.3.3 firmware  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D HDR problem
« on: January 04, 2015, 08:00:43 AM »
Thanks all, for your input.  However, I have hundreds of HDR RAW shots, shot with my 6D.  It was quite convenient and I post-processed in DPP.  So clearly firmware is the problem.  I am emailing with Canon on this but so far they are denying that it happened.

Can anyone advise how I can revert to the earlier firmware?

BTW, I purchased my 6D 2/28/2013.

Can you tell us the current and the previous firmware of your 6D?

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D HDR problem
« on: January 03, 2015, 10:57:02 PM »
Page 155 in the 6D instruction manual, page 74 in the 6D basic instruction manual.  Both manuals list the cautions and restrictions shooting HDR.  I don't believe RAW was ever available, it records in JPG even if RAW is your default mode.

Just checked it out on my 6D with the new 1.1.6 firmware.  HDR automatically switches to JPG even though it was RAW in other SCN modes.  The LCD screen shows JPG as well.  As you noticed you cannot change it back to RAW via the first MENU screen while in HDR mode; you can only change the JPG level.
Exactly! And it is the same for the result with 5D3. The main difference with 5D3 is you get to keep the intermediate raw files to process later.

So the best HDR is to ignore this mode completely, bracket say 5 shots and process them later.

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