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Software & Accessories / Re: Big(ger) Bag Recommendations Needed
« on: September 17, 2013, 10:56:41 AM »
check out gura gear - their bataflae 32L is huge and will easily swallow all you equipment.  Also rugged and very lightweight.
As you said: It's huge. Half of it will hold a 600 f/4 or 800 f/5.6 without camera or a 500 f/4 with camera.

OP mentioned 300 2.8. So a Bataflae 26L would be a better choice. It will hold the 300 2.8 with camera attached in one half and the other equipment in the other half with room to spare...

P.S I do have 26L and believe me it's BIG. You do not want even bigger than necessary...

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Lenses / Re: 24 TS-E Problem
« on: September 17, 2013, 09:42:18 AM »
My old analog EOS cameras had 0.5 stop increments and f/3.5 value was among them...

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Lenses / Re: 400mm f2.8L IS II or 600mm f4L IS II?
« on: September 16, 2013, 05:04:40 AM »
I would keep the 600mm II. I am FL limited more than needing a f/2.8 vs. a f/4 lens. But it all comes to what YOU need more.

You cannot back off but a lesser lens could do the job (300 f/4 for example).
 
Plus, I would not get the 200-400. It's too expensive (you would not sell one of the two if they were cheaper, why buy a more expensive one?). In addition it would combine the lesser focal length (400mm) with the f/4 aperture.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« on: September 14, 2013, 11:07:17 PM »
Just because some other person had a bad experience (which they may or may not have exaggerated) doesn't mean that you will.

I am sorry to be the devil's advocate here but this can be reversed:  Just because some other person had a good experience (which they may or may not have exaggerated) doesn't mean that you will.

Sorry I cannot consider it an unbiased argument.

More technically: This may cry QC issues and as neuro said not complete reverse engineering but the end result unfortunately remains the same for the unsatisfied buyer.

 I recognize the price difference and the IS advantage of course but it seems unfortunately that there will be some disadvantages together with the advantages.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Problem: 70D saving 0-Byte files
« on: September 08, 2013, 06:57:41 AM »
Try to return/exchange it. Better than having a new camera serviced. If they refuse threaten to report them to some authority. Plus mention their name. Don't keep it secret...

Hi tron!

They would have exchanged the Caera, but they do not have one anymore for some days or weeks. They will replace it, after the massmarket will be delivered.
But my holidays are starting in 3 weeks. :-(
What about asking your money back? Then you can search for other suppliers...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Problem: 70D saving 0-Byte files
« on: September 07, 2013, 05:22:08 AM »
Try to return/exchange it. Better than having a new camera serviced. If they refuse threaten to report them to some authority. Plus mention their name. Don't keep it secret...

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[weighing my options...because I also want something a bit wider and something a bit more telephoto...
Hmmm a bit weider? hmmm how about 24mm, hmmm a bit more telephoto how about 70mm, 24 70 24 70 ohhh wait 24-70 28L II  :o

Unless you want a 24 1.4L II and an 851.2L II  8)

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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: September 05, 2013, 09:27:02 AM »
It's like comparing apples to oranges. Granted for 95% or even 99%  the 24-70 2.8 II does the job but for the rest very few cases f/1.4 is absolutely necessary.

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Lenses / Re: is shift useful in the TS-E 90mm ??
« on: September 05, 2013, 09:18:05 AM »
I just set my Canon 4D MK II  at 1 center Spot Focus
This must be an interesting camera  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon vs Nikon at DxOMark
« on: September 04, 2013, 09:05:28 PM »
I think it means that when DxO actually put a lens on the camera their results go out the window.
;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 70D features vs 60D
« on: September 04, 2013, 06:43:49 AM »
As my search, 70d has many improvements from 60d, see here, http://thedigitalcamera.net/canon-eos-60d-vs-70d-comparison/, if you think the improvement is useful for you, go for 70d.
Interesting the fact the the site says: GPS: YES!

In addition it has two entries for flash:
                          60D         70D
Built-in flash    Yes           No

Flash            Built-in    Built-in



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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: I jumped ship...
« on: September 03, 2013, 02:26:20 PM »
To me this expression means: I sold all my vendor X cameras and lenses and bough the equivalent vendor Y cameras and lenses.
It seems that you had left your equipment intact while you...  were transferred temporarily via a boat from one ship to other and then back to the original one.  ;D

P.S Rumors that you harried back much earlier due to a possible 135mm 1.8L IS announcement are totally inaccurate...  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Lenses / Re: 16-35 I vs. 17-40
« on: September 01, 2013, 09:15:48 PM »
It's not exactly what you asked but still interesting (16-35 2.8 I vs. 16-35 2.8 II)

http://www.wlcastleman.com/equip/reviews/16-35/index.htm

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Software & Accessories / Re: Bag to carry body attached to 500mm
« on: August 31, 2013, 11:11:46 AM »
Gura Gear Bataflae 32L. You can put the 500 with camera attached at one half of the bag and other equipment at the other half.

I finally bought the 26L which holds only the 500mm at one half because it is smaller. But I would like to have a choice...

26L seems the best for air travel. 32L seems better for the field.

It is expensive though.

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It requires ONE actuation only. The resultant .CR2 file is processed via a program named cr2hdr.exe and produces a DNG file.

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