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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 17, 2013, 12:24:11 PM »
Don't want to sell my primes even when they are covered by my zooms.
I love my 35L and 135L, they have their place when light is getting tricky or I want to have that 1.4/2.0- look.
My 2 cents.

Oh please explain the term BS.
One of my favorite tracks from Charles Mingus is called "To BS".
Thank you.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon is going to add mid format
« on: August 15, 2013, 04:49:17 AM »
Therefore I don't believe Canon goes into such a small segment, not so profitable like selling a ton of bodies with an APS-C sensor in it. I simply don't believe Canon going this way. And I would like to be wrong :)

Canon General / Re: Printing Images
« on: August 14, 2013, 05:18:54 PM »
Too big or not:
if you stand very close to the picture you will see the dots. Or not-so-sharp details in a landscape, if interpolated to 300dpi (or at least 150dpi).
If you look at it from 5ft, they will look fine.
Sorry, no adress as a european.
Read VERY carefully, what they want as material to print (RGB, CMYK, which color space), and let them make one small print to check.
Good luck.

Canon General / Re: More Medium Format Talk [CR1]
« on: August 14, 2013, 05:12:13 PM »
The digital MF is too small to make money out of it.
And I dont see this as a growing market..... even our FF are a minority in the world of fotography.
Even Canon will not persuade too many to buy a MF.

You don't have a flash?
I wouldnt dare to shoot an event like this without having one in my bag.
Before, if you prefer available light, I would bring my 35L.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon is going to add mid format
« on: August 14, 2013, 12:00:14 PM »
Too small market for a brand like Canon.
Would bring a big rise of Mojo, but it seems Canon want to satisfy their shareholders, nothing else.
Canon is acting like an old human who is afraid of loosing its money under the bed.

Canon General / Re: More Medium Format Talk [CR1]
« on: August 14, 2013, 03:12:23 AM »
I would like to see an affordable MF system by Canon.
I had several analog, and loved the IQ.
BUT: its a very small market, making profit would be difficult.
And Canon is not known for non- profit thinking or strategy.

Software & Accessories / Re: External HDD for backups
« on: August 13, 2013, 04:39:15 PM »
My strategy:
I use 3 external 2TB HDDs; after every save or printing session I save the month I saved/worked with on one of them; they change like in a merrygoround.
Stored on three different places.
If they are full, one gets a friend of mine to store it in an other house.
I like the fast eSATA- connection.

Lenses / Re: 200-400 Availability
« on: August 11, 2013, 11:53:33 PM »
Didnt check today, but last week it was available in Viennas digitalstore.

Lenses / Re: 100-400 f/4-5.6 or 200-400 f/4 "little brother"
« on: August 10, 2013, 03:22:40 PM »
The little brother would be  around 7k, not 2.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Medium format
« on: August 09, 2013, 11:21:44 AM »
1998 I bought a second hand Mamiya 645, with three lenses.
I used it quite often the years after, a nice little MF.
Image quality was very good, a joy to enlarge.

After starting working in the hospital I didnt find the time and the will to go in the darkroom any more.

I sold my 2 T90s, glasses.

Kept the MF and my analog compact, the Olympus 35RD.

Street & City / Re: Reprimanded for a photograph
« on: August 09, 2013, 10:54:04 AM »
I would be very careful in a country, where you are not a member of the leading religious group like in Dubai.

If you are getting in trouble, youre rights dont mean very much. Youre some kind of a minor human being compared to the rights of someone with the "correct" religion.

You dont believe this?

An Austrian MD was leading a intensive care unit in Dubai.
He was accused killing someone by giving him morphin.
Didnt matter, if he was correct or not, they even didnt let him speak.
Sentenced him to death.

Never ever want to visit a country like this.

Be careful.

EOS Bodies / Re: new canon body in testing?
« on: August 08, 2013, 04:02:04 PM »

AF mode set to AI Servo, press the BB, hold it for tracking, leave it for a "pseudo one shot", and recompose without worrying loosing my focus.
Altogether it is a good thing to divide shutter from AF.
And the rate of keepers seems to be higher.

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