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Software & Accessories / Re: Where to buy Orange LP-E6 Battery covers?
« on: January 14, 2013, 08:38:18 PM »
Oh. I dunno, I was being facetious. I didn't know it was actually covered orange, since I don't own one.

Software & Accessories / Re: Where to buy Orange LP-E6 Battery covers?
« on: January 14, 2013, 03:23:43 PM »
Hey Everyone!

Lost a couple of these recently, and can't seem to find them anywhere on Amazon or BandH. Anyone have any clue where to find some online?


Grab some spraypaint and use in a well ventilated location?

Canon General / Re: More Canon Store Information
« on: January 14, 2013, 03:14:12 PM »
What would be awesome would be to have service centers at each of these stores.


I'd bet they'd accept servicing requests, maybe do minor work (basic adjustments, replace a focusing screen, etc), but send anything more off to the nearest normal servicing center.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D weatherproofness, tested.
« on: January 14, 2013, 12:55:15 PM »
I'd also say that very few, if any, lenses will be dust/sand proofed. Maybe OK for short periods, but if you're going out into the desert for several days, be sure to take care to wrap it in plastic, and if the lens has an extending barrel, try and keep it from being totally exposed. Nothing like abrasive, alkaline dust to make it in the lens barrels to pay Canon some nice $$ for fixes. *sigh*

Canon General / Re: More Canon Store Information
« on: January 14, 2013, 11:33:58 AM »
I'm starting a rumor that there's one of these stores coming to NYC, and Los Angeles. Let's throw in San Francisco, but that's for 2014.

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: January 11, 2013, 06:57:10 PM »

Packt Like Sardines by Strykapose, on Flickr
5D3, TS-E24mm f/3.5L II, 6 sec f/4.5 ISO 100

That's gotta be HDR. Very pretty though.

Abstract / Re: What is this?
« on: January 11, 2013, 05:18:59 PM »
my guess is he does research.  when I was doing lab work there was an insane amount of waiting-for-tests-to-finish-running time that we spent on the computer, setting up strange ways to destroy expensive magnets, or meaningless arguments

What about strange ways to destroy common magnets? For the rest of us of course.

Abstract / Re: What is this?
« on: January 11, 2013, 11:44:28 AM »
Are you saying that the Canon DIGISUPER 75 isn't a camera?

Yes, I'm saying it's a lens, not a camera.  Are you saying it is a camera?   :o

I, for one, recommend that you do NOT try and argue with Neuro unless you have actual, incontrovertible proof. Some that would cause a unanimous Supreme Court decision.

Lenses / Re: Will Canon be making a 16-35 f/2.8 IS anytime soon?
« on: January 11, 2013, 03:23:28 AM »
Well, Nikon may have no intention of releasing a 16-35 VR. A lot of the lens designs that are patented never turn into real products.

There are some rumors of a Canon 14-24mm, but until we get significantly better information, I wouldn't bet on it.

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: January 11, 2013, 02:47:49 AM »
New Years Eve 2012 sunset at Encinatas, CA.

Technical Support / Re: IS to control SUBJECT motion???
« on: January 10, 2013, 04:28:57 PM »
yes, but can it make chicken soup? :P

Nope. But it'll clean the pots & pans from when you make it yourself.

Now understand that the camera is sitting on top of at least three and a half to four feet of Aluminium (or Carbon fiber - which I believe would be more flexible so even worse...). So as the first slap of the mirror pushes vibrations down the tripod, there is movement and that would cause shake...

FWIW, one advantage of carbon fiber is that it actually damps vibrations better than aluminum.  Wood is even better than CF, but no one wants to lug around a set of heavy wooden legs...

I beg to differ, apparently some people do or this would be for sale. Heh, cheaper than some pro legs even, and only 6.2 pounds!

Lenses / Re: Photo jargon question: f/stops
« on: January 10, 2013, 02:22:40 PM »
It's indicative of brightness, lenses are usually at their best stopped down a bit, so max aperture lets you know the starting point, also in most modern af systems the faster the max aperture the better the af performance, regardless of shooting aperture.

Minimum aperture can cause it's own problems, particularly when considering that dslrs of different sensor sizes and generations have different pixel pitch, the effects of aperture limited diffraction mean that the desirable minimum aperture can vary vastly between say a 1100d and a 7d or even between a 5d and a 5d3.

Ah, I'm glad someone was able to figure out what the OP was trying to ask. I apparently couldn't.

If you do video you won't need AF.

Obviously you may prefer it for stills, perhaps fit a split prism focus screen to assist MF in stills mode?

Declicked aperture or electronic dial? 

If video is going to form a big part of your work then a manual iris is great, and declicked even better.  For video you get a live view of how things will look, you'll need to switch off exp comp in live view to get a true view for stills.

Obviously as you stop down the viewfinder / image darkens, you may prefer to compose and focus wide open and stop down before shooting - easy for video, pain in the a for stills, a bit 1960's.

But these are the compromises for a well sorted bright inexpensive prime.

Only bother with the cine version if you are absolutely going to use follow focus gearing and a rig.  The photo version is cheaper and easier to live with for mixed use.  And you can get a declicked non-cine version.

++ for this

Really the biggest advantages of the cine version is a declicked aperture control (which means you can change the aperture while filming with it being less noticeable), and I believe a much longer throw on the focusing ring, which is better for video, especially with a follow focus setup.

For stills, I'm assuming you are using some kind of strobe/speedlite lighting, right? So you're probably stopping down to f/8 or so anyway, so you can probably get away with your current focusing screen, but I believe the 6D has an officially user replaceable focus screen which means you can get a higher precision screen to more easily get the focus using a manual focus lens.

Lenses / Re: Photo jargon question: f/stops
« on: January 10, 2013, 01:09:28 PM »
Hey guys quick question.

"Does anybody know why the name of the lens includes the widest aperature (f/...)?"

Why not the smallest, or the sharpest?

I don't exactly understand the "Why the smallest, or the sharpest", but the fastest lens I've heard of is probably f/0.95, of which there are a few. Probably the best known current production lens is the Leica 50mm, but Canon had a 0.95 50mm back in the day.

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