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Lenses / Re: Does IS make bokeh busier/less smooth?
« on: July 09, 2013, 01:38:19 PM »
Talking about nasty bokeh:
The nastiest my equipment has to offer is the 70-200/2,8II with the TC 1,4.
Useful combination for outdoor sports, very good IQ in focus, but.....

No, IS does not have an effect on the bokeh.

Reviews / Re: G1X vs RX100?
« on: July 07, 2013, 04:19:23 PM »
Had to make this decision last fall.
Pro G1X: bigger sensor, slightly better IQ.
Contra: heavy. To less difference carrying a dslr.
Pro RX100: small, fast at the wide end.
Contra RX100: no hot shoe. No switchable viewfinder. No filters atachable (yes, but....)

To make the story short: I wanted a much smaller camera compared to my big toys, something I stick in my pocket and forget.
I took 9200 shots since last october, and I love it. I take it almost everywhere.
Big plus: people are much relaxed when you use this toy.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Bag suggestions?
« on: July 07, 2013, 04:06:28 PM »
Find out, which "style" of bag suits you, and then find a dealer to take a look, better, grab them. Put your stuff inside.
This should be an advice for all bags someo e wants to buy.
Have fun choosing, I have - ahem- 8 bags, and yes- I need them all  ::)

EOS Bodies / Re: So I made the jump to FF - now what?
« on: July 07, 2013, 03:58:10 PM »
Depends on you, what you prefer.
I would take the 70-200/4 IS. Sharp, better IS then the 100-400.
Didn't dislike the 100-400, but the IQ was - lets say- ok. And 5.6 at the long end forced me  often to choose ISO 3200 for a 1/320- 1/500 on a shady day.
Have fun choosing!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Bag suggestions?
« on: July 07, 2013, 01:46:21 PM »
Check the ThinkTank Urban Disguise 70 v2.0, shoulderbag.
Or the ThinkTank Streetwalker HD, backpack.

Yes  I have both, and they served me well on all my trips.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Weak LP-e6 battery
« on: July 07, 2013, 11:01:17 AM »
Dear Mrs!

After reading many pages in the net, manuals it seems the best to keep a LiIon cell between 40 and 80%.
The draining it totally and recharge it full seems to "calibrate" a system, so it knows, how many energy is left.

The totally charge/discharge has its origin in using NiCd cells on satellites. They had many cycles the same charge/discharge, and then they weren't able to charge more.

BTW: I once drained my LP E 6, they closed down somewhere around 22, 24%.
It seems, your camera knows your cells better.

Always good light

Alexanderferdinand, Austria

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Weak LP-e6 battery
« on: July 07, 2013, 09:19:03 AM »
My 2 - bar LP E6 takes more shots than the newer 3 - bar. As long as I can trust the percentage, the cameras show.
I don't drain a LiIon cell till it's empty.
Only my 1 - bar LP E 6 seems to be weaker, around 80%.
Like Neuro said, some internal counter causes the effect.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D III or 1D IV for sports!
« on: July 07, 2013, 09:14:30 AM »
The 1d4 has spot- AF only with some longer, expensive teles. Then you activate this feature with a knob on the objective.
I have both and would definitely choose the 1d.
Its not the 10fps, its the larger buffer and I like the position of the AF fields more.
Sure its possible to make excellent sportpictures with the 5d3, but for me the buffer is often something thats slows me down.

Street & City / Re: Bratislava
« on: July 05, 2013, 01:58:02 AM »
In a few hours I will be there.
Very curious.

For using it only in a studio I would also recommend a used (=less money) 5D2.
IQ is still among the best, espacially on moderate ISO; the older AF should not harm you working on a studio.
After using crops you will be pleased by the remarkable gain of quality.
Good luck!

Thanks Dustin for your very informative review.
And you shot some nice picture with this lens.

@ paul13walnut5: no, the 10 fps from my 1d4 is enough.
It was simply very useful to see what happened, exactly in the moment the picture was taken, like did the flash fire, or were the eyes open.Was a very nice concept.
Yes I know, Sony has some bodies with the semitransparent mirror.
But I am a Canonista for their glasses, and the ergonomics since the T90.....

I would love to see the digital successor of the Canon EOS RT.
Yes, a mirror, halftransparent, silent, fast.
A friend of mine had it, and he borrowed it very often to me.

It works definitely with the 1,4 III.
All the others should work too.

Lenses / Re: 16-35 f/2.8II vs 17-40 f/4
« on: June 30, 2013, 02:08:19 AM »
@ Krob78: bad luck, you have got a bad copy.
I had a hard time even thinking about buying a third party lens, after using almost 30 years only Canon.
The drive is louder, but extra sound like you described seems to be a serious damage.
I have read many reviews on the net before buying, Tokina seems to have issues with quality control.
So I choosed to order it from a place, where I can send it back with no problems.
I wish you good luck with the replacement.

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