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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS Update [CR2]
« on: August 06, 2013, 11:54:03 AM »
Note: I challenge you all not to have any more discussions about push/pull vs rotary zoom!!!
Oh, how much I like rotary zooms...  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS Update [CR2]
« on: August 06, 2013, 11:53:25 AM »
Note: I challenge you all not to have any more discussions about push/pull vs rotary zoom!!!
Oh, how much I like push/pull zooms...  ;D

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Technical Support / Re: Worth paying for the repairs?
« on: August 06, 2013, 10:41:26 AM »
£200 vs. £825 is too much. It comes to whether you trust this service center. In addition, as it is now I doubt you can sell it for a lot of money too.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Strange Image Artifact on my new 5D III
« on: August 06, 2013, 10:31:28 AM »
Is this an artifact from a focused LED headlamp hitting the sensor in a weird way?
No way! Have you also shot in raw? Is the result the same? Do you see this on your camera's screen?

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Canon General / Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« on: August 06, 2013, 09:45:42 AM »

Sorry , I meant to write macro extender!

You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
;D  ;D  ;D

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Canon General / Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« on: August 06, 2013, 09:18:00 AM »
When I told this story to a friend he told me that once he had taken an extender with him  thinking he was taking a teleconverter!

What's the difference?
Sorry , I meant to write macro extender!

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M replaced my 5D kit
« on: August 06, 2013, 08:20:46 AM »
For me the best balance is a DSLR with 2 to 4 lenses tops (even better: 3). If I have more it gets difficult to manage and carry.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M replaced my 5D kit
« on: August 06, 2013, 08:14:22 AM »
It seems like the DSLR is like a stick of dynamite. It will get a lot done if it is set up right, but that's difficult to do and is just as likely to blow up.

I don't find mine difficult to set up. Have you tried reading your manual?   ;)

How droll :)

What I mean by this comment is that with the DSLR, lenses, filters, tripod, color correction, flashes, modifiers, etc I'll usually go to great lengths to get mediocre pictures. And oftentimes using that specialized stuff leads to mistakes, like the time I had the reverse GND on for taking sunset pictures, then forgot it when a perfect picture of the family presented itself. Interesting to see their light legs and dark upper bodies - bang! If I just kept it simple and not tried to get a perfect shot of a sunset (which has been done a billion times before) then I could have some nice landscape shots and family shots (sure before you say it I can try and massage the shot in PS, but in that case in those circumstances I think the picture is probably lost).

Or messing with flashes, instead of just keeping it simple and using ambient, with maybe a little fill light I'll fiddle with three flashes, modifiers and ... often get worse lighting with odd shadows I'm struggling to control - bang!

Or I'll go out and about with one of my extreme lenses, like a UWA or a telephoto, and have a lens completely wrong for something else I'd like to take a shot of (like a family shot and all I've got is a UWA) - bang! Or I'll go out with just the 50 (which is still heavier than the EOS M and two lenses) and miss shots at the other extremes - bang!

Sure, before you all tell me how you can carry 60 lbs of equipment on your back and always get just the right setup, in time, for the circumstances you want to get the shot because you anticipated it 10 minutes before, that's great and good for you.  Hey maybe I'll get there too someday, I'd like to think so and it gives me a goal, as I'm certainly not selling my gear.

Blaming your gear for your own mistakes? That explains a lot :).
There were 2 circumstances where I would get better results with less equipment due to the ability to carry it a few hundred meters. This would make a difference. But in many other cases it was the opposite. In the specific case you mention didn't you look thru the viewfinder to see that half of the picture was darker? OK maybe it was a soft grad but still...

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Canon General / Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« on: August 06, 2013, 07:43:41 AM »
I remember once when I left my car and entered my friends' car that I had grabbed my jacket from the car.
When we arrived I realized that I had grabbed a towel and not my jacket !

When I told this story to a friend he told me that once he had taken an extender with him  thinking he was taking a teleconverter!

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Portrait / Re: My photos look so dull
« on: August 05, 2013, 01:19:01 PM »
This is a joke right?

There is nothing in these settings that cannot be done in post. They will serve you almost nothing.
Plus, In cloudy days less contrast and saturation that for standard shooting? This is certainly a joke!

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Canon General / Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« on: August 05, 2013, 06:50:57 AM »
Back in the 80s I had a Konica AutoReflex TC with a 40mm and a 70-200 Sigma Zoom.

The zoom was in its hard case and in a bag. I was running to catch up the bus paying extra attention not to loose my jacket because in a previous similar case I had dropped - and lost - my jacket.

Suddenly someone says that I had dropped a bag and an old lady had grabbed it and left in a hurry!

Well she got my Sigma with a Konica mount which I am pretty sure would not know what to do with!

The result: A friend from the work suggested to switch to Canon ...

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Software & Accessories / Re: External HDD for backups
« on: August 01, 2013, 09:04:41 PM »
I use some 2.5 inch drives but these contain just 2 of my 4 copies. The other 2 are 3.5inch Western Digital Enterprise Series RE4 disks (one internal, one external in a USB case)

For now I have not implemented a remote storage scheme...

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Canon General / Re: Just For Fun!
« on: August 01, 2013, 04:35:46 PM »
1000:  Hey anyone like binary jokes?

Jim
YES! There are 10 types of people: Those who understand binary and those who don't !   ;D

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 24-70 f/2 OS HSM Coming? [CR1]
« on: August 01, 2013, 10:24:53 AM »
It seems a bit unbelieveable but then again so did the 18-35 f/1.8 at the time.
That is for APS-C models so it has much less glass than it would have if it was an FF lens.

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Lenses / Re: Gear Advice foe and awesome Greece trip
« on: August 01, 2013, 07:34:56 AM »
Skip the 24 TS-E and get a 17 TS-E instead. It is a totally different focal length (no overlaps), plus you can crop a little if necessary.

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