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Lenses / Re: 24-70 f/4L IS vs 24-105L
« on: June 14, 2013, 02:49:22 PM »
Here is sample pic from:
24-105

24mm
f8
1/60
iso200
5D3

I didn't apply any lens correction
It looks good enough to me.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS
« on: June 14, 2013, 01:00:17 PM »
Maybe.  There have been rumors that it's being evaluated in the field.  I
Hmm CR0, CR1, CR2 or CR3 rumors?  ::)

Seriously, I would be interested too. I am just not too optimistic...

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Site Information / Re: Minimum CR Forum IQ?
« on: June 14, 2013, 11:59:11 AM »
42....I immediately knew the meaning, but didn't post. For those who don't know, here is a quote from Wikipedia...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The number 42 is, in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, "The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything", calculated by an enormous supercomputer over a period of 7.5 million years. Unfortunately no one knows what the question is. Thus, to calculate the Ultimate Question, a special computer the size of a small planet and using organic components was created and named "Earth". This appeared first in the radio play and later in the novelization of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The fourth book in the series, the novel So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, contains 42 chapters. According to the novel Mostly Harmless, 42 is the street address of Stavromula Beta. In 1994 Adams created the 42 Puzzle, a game based on the number 42.

And the number 42 equates to the word "MATH" when adding up their lethers in the alfabet ..a=1,b=2,...etc..


Then should not the a answer be 32 ?
M=13 A=1 T=20 H=8.  13+1+20+8 = 42
(Unless you were referring to something else...)

But I admit I hadn't come across that ... explanation  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS
« on: June 14, 2013, 11:49:17 AM »
So this could possibly turn into an actual product within a year?
There are rumors for the update of this lens every year...

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Site Information / Re: Classified for Sell Section on CR
« on: June 14, 2013, 10:49:44 AM »
A minefield.  Ebay take a hefty slice but at least there is some semblance of a comeback and protection, same with buying from a shop.. buying sight unseen from a user who could be anybody without buyer protection (or seller protection) not a great idea, let craigslist and the others have thea headaches. 
+1 Unless the members know each other and/or can meet in person. In that case a PM is enough though...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« on: June 14, 2013, 10:20:05 AM »

Unless you have a critical need for a second body now, I'd hold off and wait for this winter.  Hopefully, prices will drop to that level again, or at least close to it.  You could always get the 400 or 200-400 first.  With those big lenses, no one will realize a second body dangling off the end of it!   ;D

For everydays shooting, I'm good with one body. For my daughter school events + others activities, I feel I missing alot of close-up shots for not having 2nd body.

For exp. my 4yrs daughter will graduate from pre-school next fri ;D. All students will be singing and dancing etc....having 2nd body for these moments is very handy.

I don't want to pay another $3200 for a camera that don't use much - hate that >:(

It's nice to have another 5D III though - this camera is just PERFECT for my needs. Will see :-\ :-\ :-\
Having kids to photograph and wishing to not miss anything makes this wholly different.
I would definitely get a second 5D3.

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Site Information / Re: CR wobbly
« on: June 14, 2013, 10:11:52 AM »
Speaking of problems...

OK nothing that a refresh will not solve but it is happening only the last few days.

Plus, I clear Browser's (latest Firefox: 21.0) cache very night.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patents: New 50mm, 85mm & 135mm Lenses
« on: June 14, 2013, 10:01:18 AM »
If the New 135L is non-IS, fail.


And no f/1.8 too  >:(
May I ask if you have anything against a wonderful f/2.0 aperture ?  8)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« on: June 14, 2013, 09:58:45 AM »
Another 5D3 will just add to the muscle memory your probably built already. To me it's seemless to work with them as a pair.

All I need is BigValueInc sale, 5D III for $2500 :)

Yes, that was a very good price!

Unless you have a critical need for a second body now, I'd hold off and wait for this winter.  Hopefully, prices will drop to that level again, or at least close to it.  You could always get the 400 or 200-400 first.  With those big lenses, no one will realize a second body dangling off the end of it!   ;D
For me, money spent on lenses is usually better well spent than on a camera. But of course this is NOT a rule!

The are professionals who cannot afford to fail, amateurs visiting once in a lifetime places, specific requirements to be met by any kind of photographer, etc.

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Definitely would like a 16-35 MKIII over 14-24 for few reasons

1) Non bulbous front element, so that we can use screw in filters.
2) the focal range 16-35 is just so much versatile and can be used in/for so many applications/purposes.
3) 82mm is the new 77mm (for those who also own 24-70 MKII).

Can't remember if there was any rumour regarding an update for this lens, was there?
I do not think there is one. Not that would  matter much though.
For some reason I prefer the real products from just rumors...  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Site Information / Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« on: June 14, 2013, 07:08:05 AM »
Nuts, I say!
Highly objectionable image, crossing all boundaries of modesty and decency ;D
Fortunately squirrels don't read this blog. Otherwise there would appear a thread for photography ethics ;D

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I would prefer a superb 16-35 f/2.8L III. In that case I would sell my version 1 16-35 2.8L

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« on: June 13, 2013, 09:34:21 PM »
I actually had my 5D3 first.  But for sports I was shooting with a 1Dx which I had just bought, and a 1D4 which I had had on the 70-200 lens (I was doing football and soccer).  When I would grab the 1Dx or the 1D4, I was always like, "now wait a minute, what do I do?"  No matter how many times I shot with each, lol. 

So then I sold the 1D4, and bought another 1Dx with the rest of my money, and was recommended to an insane asylum.  Insane may be, but the two systems are seamless from one cam to the other.  All the while I'm forgoing vacation after vacation.............
I understand. Even as an amateur who has 5D2 and 5D3 I know what you mean...
(For example when I power them on/off or trying to view photos using magnification...)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« on: June 13, 2013, 09:29:01 PM »
I like the idea of 2 5D3's. Right now I have one 5D3 and a 5D2. The problem is (being an amateur) I cannot justify a second 5D3.
My 5D2 has 15-20K clicks and I guess my 5D3 ~5K. (OK these numbers will increase alot during Summer...  :)  )

So if I get a second 5D3 chances are it will be practically unused when 5D4 arrives!

The other reason may seem a little silly to you:

I was able to do the following using Magic Lantern with my 5D2:

Bracketing: 2 shots. Distance apart 5EV. 1st shot (with the longer duration) with timer delay.

I cannot do exactly the same with 5D3.

Yes, I can set the bracketing to 2 shots. But, the timer delay is an all or nothing.
I need the second shot to be up to -5EV and be shot immediately the 1st which needs at least the timer
as it will use slow shutter speed and telephoto.

Maybe you think all these are crazy but I was able to take a succession of 2 photos that I merged in one
showing a moonrise near an ancient temple. -5EV set the moon at comparable brightness (it was one day past full moon) and the succession (almost) without delay made the merge easier.

So maybe it seems silly but I may need again this 5D2/ML feature. Maybe when ML is 100% functioning on a latest firmware 5D3 I will think again. 

Other than that I am crazy with my 5D3  :)

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