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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 ...

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...

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

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

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.

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.

Lenses / Re: Wide angle lens' for crop sensor camera
« on: August 01, 2013, 07:28:06 AM »
Either a used 10-22 or a used 17-40 4L

17mm isn't wide angle on crop, plus I wouldn't buy a 17-40L used right now - there are heavy Canon rebates, the used gear prices for L lenses are too high plus you might end up with a 8 year old lens if you didn't ask for the date code.

My advIice: f I would have decided to stay on crop, I'd have bought a Tokina 11-16 ... it isn't really a zoom given the short focal length difference, but it's f2.8 and relatively inexpensive esp. if you get the older mk1 that doesn't make much of a difference to the mk2 on the Canon mount. The advantage of the Canon 10-22 is the larger zoom range if you need that on an uwa & somewhat better flare resistance, but nothing dramatic.

Btw you can even use the Tokina on full frame on the 16mm end as a fixed wide angle lens, but it isn't really sharp in the corners.
My post continued:

For a crop I would prefer 10-22 ...

Lenses / Re: Should I replace my zooms with primes?
« on: August 01, 2013, 07:21:29 AM »
Your lenses are very good to be concerned with supplementing and/or replacing them.
Take a few more pictures (at around f/8 or f/11)  print them big and show them to this ... gallery owner telling him you got a new prime lens.

I bet he will believe it  ;D

Lenses / Re: Wide angle lens' for crop sensor camera
« on: August 01, 2013, 06:27:10 AM »
Either a used 10-22 or a used 17-40 4L

For a crop I would prefer 10-22 (Actually I had it until it was stolen with my 40D and many other lenses)

Lenses / Re: Help me price used equipment please!
« on: August 01, 2013, 04:52:35 AM »
Now,  I do have 300 4L non-IS and 16-35 2.8 version 1. 300 4L stays no matter what. It is super sharp.
16-35 is not perfect at the corners but I have heard that neither 16-35 2.8 II is.

Right now I do not use it so much (I have a TS-E 17, a TS-E 24 II and a Zeiss 21 2.8) but I am not selling it yet.

If you love your lenses you should keep them. Anyway your 80-200 does not overlap with the 3 lenses you mentioned.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D a New Benchmark in ISO Performance?
« on: July 31, 2013, 11:30:04 AM »
Quote from: Marsu42 link=topic=15645.msg297472#msg297472
I see some people going ballistic, and I don't want to raise my struggle with buying the 6d again, but if I do I will *curse* Canon every single time I lie flat in the cold and wet mud in late autumn when doing macros of mushrooms... this is really an issue for me, I surprised so many people don't see the swivel screen as a useful feature.
And I understand there could be a possible weatherproofing nightmare for the design and manufacturing departments in Canon. I just wish that could be an option...

I wonder if they could make the screen wireless, using some kind of near field communications to avoid the normal energy drain of wireless devices. They could then just attach the screen via a hinge (maybe a replaceable one in case it breaks) without actually having to compromise weather sealing.
Darn it! Now I will have to wait for the 7D3 ;)

Ha! Yeah, I guess its unlikely such an innovation would actually find its way into the 7D II, given its already in field testing. Oh would have been a pretty cool feature. :D
Well, I myself prefer a camera without a swivel screen (at least for the 99% of the time).

BUT, I understand why someone would need this. May I suggest this thread ?

I know it is probably too much for just camera with a swivel screen but maybe it could be of help for the cases where a swivel screen is an absolute must...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why is metering not linked to AF spot?
« on: July 30, 2013, 12:21:32 PM »
It appears to be artificial product segmentation.

Agreed.  Worth noting that on all Canon bodies, evaluative metering is weighted toward the selected AF point. 

The alternative on non-1-series bodies is to spot meter then use AE Lock and recompose.

That's what I do now, not always that convenient. Any chance this can be changed in the future by ml or such, like spot metering was added to the 400d?
It will have to be supported in hardware in the first place. Does it? We do not know...

Software & Accessories / Re: 5D Mark III firmware updates...
« on: July 30, 2013, 12:14:31 PM »
Maybe it will come with the latest one.

Software & Accessories / Re: 5D Mark III firmware updates...
« on: July 30, 2013, 11:39:30 AM »
I have lost count on how many firmware updates for the 5D Mark III since its launch last year...but I'm sure there's been more than a couple.  With that said, I have a simple question: does updating the most recent firmware update include all the previous ones (I have never done an firmware update & expecting to get my 5D Mark III today as I wait for FedEx to deliver)?  Thanks!
YES,  the most recent firmware update does include all the previous ones

Canon General / Re: People that don't shoot in manual...
« on: July 30, 2013, 11:26:04 AM »
Let me ask all you manual people:  Do you use the light meter on your camera, or do you eyeball the exposure?
;D  ;D  ;D

Canon General / Re: People that don't shoot in manual...
« on: July 30, 2013, 10:43:37 AM »
People who criticize others annoy me, especially for such a silly reason!

For me M-mode is only useful in two cases:

1. When I use my TS lenses and want to shift. I meter before shifting then put it to Manual.
The reason is that shifting fools the exposure meter.

2. When shooting flash. I want to control speed and aperture. It's as simple as that. Flash is used in TTL mode with no ... annoying - pun not intended -  preflashes and arbitrary selections of speed and/or aperture. I guess people who use E-TTL should annoy me but surprisingly they don't  ;D

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