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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« on: October 06, 2012, 12:42:05 PM »
I also noticed that the paint on my 5DIII is scratched much easier than on my 7D. Especially the edges of the bottom plate (likely when placing the camera on rough surfaces when I don't have a tripod, and tilting and turning it to frame my shot)

I bought mine end of March, but it doesn't look remotely as bad as that pic, but it already looks worse than my much older 7D.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 6D Need To Change Something..
« on: October 05, 2012, 12:27:24 PM »

Street & City / Re: City Skylines
« on: October 05, 2012, 05:05:13 AM »
Was having dinner at a restaurant nearby and had the camera with me. As I came out it was already dark and the lights on the other side of the river were not hidden behind smog for a change. Shot handheld with a 17-40 f/4L (so not really ideal conditions), but after straightening it up in LR it came out OK I think.

Canon General / Re: Post a cool B/W!
« on: September 22, 2012, 09:26:16 AM »
Perhaps not "cool", but here goes

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon Announces the Canon EOS 6D DSLR
« on: September 17, 2012, 07:34:31 AM »
At least they had sense to put AFMA in it...

My MkIII is consistently front focussing and my lenses all needed adjustments between +3 and +11. AFMA do work wonders though!

Lenses / Re: 40mm f2.8 STM - Lens Hood?
« on: June 27, 2012, 03:29:24 AM »
The hood is made of aluminium and is actually very nice. It does protect the small front element quite well despite its tiny size, mainly because the hood has an opening that is rather narrow. However, the lens will extend when focussing, and the hood is mounted on the moving front part, so it will not protect the moving mechanism like the hood on the 50mm 1.4 does.

I'd say either put a slim UV filter or the ES-52 hood on for protection. No point having both. Also, stacking both makes the lens quite a bit bigger. And we did buy it for its tiny size, no?

Lenses / Re: 40mm f2.8 STM - Lens Hood?
« on: June 26, 2012, 12:25:52 PM »

Did it 'come' with it or were those items separate purchases? Because mine comes tomorrow and I bet you it is only a lens in a styro and cardboard box.

Yes, they're included here.

Lenses / Re: 40mm f2.8 STM - Lens Hood?
« on: June 26, 2012, 06:53:19 AM »
Quote from: B&H
The ES-52 is a bayonet-mount type lens hood specifically made to fit the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens.

Not so sure about that, or at least, it's not a compllete description. I don't see any place on the lens for a bayonet type hood to mount, and I suspect it's a screw-in hood, or it comes with a screw-in hood adapter like the 50/1.8 II.

Just picked up my shorty forty here in shanghai. It comes with the tiny lens case LP811 and the ridiculously cute ES-52 lens hood, which as Neuro points out, is a screw-in hood. It's so small that I first didn't realize it is actually a hood. Screwed in, it only protrudes 8mm!

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« on: June 17, 2012, 07:45:25 AM »
Took these two shots today testing out this lovely new lens!

I really like the first one. Dreamy!

Lenses / Re: Best (Recommended) ways to clean your lenses?
« on: June 05, 2012, 06:33:48 AM »
Everyone probably knows this already...but never ever use a compressed air canister to try and blow dust off your lens.

The compressed air that comes out is really cold and the sudden temperature differential will crack your me on this one!

+1 especially if you take the lens straight from the dishwasher and then use compressed air. Alternatively, if you're going to use cold compressed air, best to put lens in freezer for an hour or so beforehand - allow the dust particles to harden and temperature to equalize first

Laughed out loud in the office reading your comment!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Dogs playing around
« on: May 31, 2012, 11:39:17 AM »
Chili dog? (not my dog)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Kitty
« on: May 30, 2012, 09:42:58 AM »
young street cat

Look what i found looking around on Ebay  :)

For only $90 (free shipping) worth the wait. I pre ordered one and will cancel my BH order tomorow morning.

Only of they could do a knock off of the 5D3 for $799...   :P

They could do if they wanted to or if they thought they could get away with it....just take a new 5D3 to Shenzen and say "copy that for 1/4 of the MSRP"...and they would, but it would precipitate a trade war!

If they can clone a Canon 580EXII and sell it for 1/4 of the Canon price (see video below), then why not a camera body? I paid €126 (incl P&P + customs tax) for a YN-565, yet camera shops are charging €499 to €619 for a new 580EXII.

 Where do you think Canon are getting most of their component parts made? What country manufactures the iPad and iPhone? Answer: China

Yongnuo YN-565EX ETTL Speedlite Flash Review

Somewhat over simplified. Yes, in China you can basically order whatever you want at whatever price point you desire. They will deliver, but the variable will be quality. This is however only true for relatively low-end tech, such as battery grips and flashes. A camera body is not low-tech, and it's far more difficult to copy. Also, do not mix up companies with countries. Just because the iPad and iPhones are made in China doesn't mean this technology is available to chinese firms. Yes, iPad and iPhone copies are found all over china. But they are nothing like the real deal when you switch them on. (Btw. Foxconn, which makes most of Apple's products is Taiwanese, with most of its manufacturing in China.)

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM
« on: April 29, 2012, 11:02:33 AM »
MV 当然算!Nice one!

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