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EOS Bodies / Re: Why you shouldn't be worried about DR
« on: August 30, 2013, 07:46:52 AM »
I use my CPLs quite often.
Didnt like to buy a 82mm for the 24-70, was nice to use my 77mm for the old and the 70-200.
Always in my bag.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Storage and life of batteries
« on: August 29, 2013, 05:05:25 AM »
I try to keep mine between 40 and 80% charge.
This is said to be the comfort zone for LiIon- cells.
And if I expect a journey or a longer session I charge them full.

A red bar means the battery is loosing capacity. I have one, still working with appr. 20% less actuations possible.
A user recently wrote, a cell with red bar heated up when charging.
Didn't notice that, but with LiIon I would always be cautious. Means, I am in the house when I charge them.

Lenses / Re: Which L Lens to start with?
« on: August 26, 2013, 07:43:26 AM »
To start: most used 24-70/II.
Then, close second 70-200/2.8 II.
Primes: 35L and 135L.

Site Information / Re: What happens when you hit 10,000 posts?
« on: August 24, 2013, 02:40:45 PM »
Whats the name of the MF- Canon?
That should fit.

Site Information / Re: The 10 Commandments of CR
« on: August 24, 2013, 02:35:31 PM »
Thou shall walk from door to door to praise C.
Thou shall pray five times a day, head towards- hm- Japan, were it was born.

Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 22, 2013, 04:57:13 AM »
The 24-70II I use often, the 35L I love.
Different kind of use and style.
I will keep mine.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Would a 1 series have survived?
« on: August 22, 2013, 04:53:05 AM »
Nice and scary story.
And to answer the question: no.

Lighting / Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT - I'm impressed!
« on: August 20, 2013, 12:50:12 PM »
@ impressed:
After using the PW TT1 and 5, keep the protocol switching them on (f51c= flash, pw on flash, pw on cam, cam); then the first blown out picture, unreliable (better after 2 years or more tolerant....)
The Canon RT: switch on, wait 2 seconds- HERE WE ARE!!!
Yes, not cheap. But it made me sick to miss shots.

Lenses / Re: Canon 135mm F/2
« on: August 19, 2013, 01:56:16 PM »
Both nice lenses.
135L would be my choice (I have both..... ;)

I have a 32GB Sandisk, the 60MB/s- version. Does not slow down.
The Lexar 32 GB 1000x does slow down after, dont know exactly, the first third of the download.
Both with a Lexar USB 3.0 cardreader.
I'm curious too for some answers/theories.

Not on your list, but isnt a crop either:
what about a used 1Dmk4?
I like my 5d3, BUT: I favorise my 1d more and more in the last months.
Just an idea.
Good luck and have fun!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Camera for keen 9 year old.
« on: August 18, 2013, 10:18:20 PM »
A used x00D will perfect do the job.
Kit objectiv.
All of these cameras are faaar better then my first one, "cropped" film, all automatic, didnt really like it.

Video & Movie / Re: Timelaspe climb to Moleson at night (swiss alp)
« on: August 18, 2013, 05:45:55 PM »
Very good. I like the idea and how you have done it.

Lenses / Re: Stabilization for IS lenses?
« on: August 18, 2013, 11:51:50 AM »
I never turn of the IS on my 70-200IS  v2; never noticed unsharp pictures above 1/250s.
2 seconds for the IS or VR to wait seems a bit long; I give my glasses with IS half a second and this seems to be ok.

Canon General / Re: Should I get into this industry?
« on: August 18, 2013, 01:30:35 AM »
Dear Dave!
Sorry to hear you lost your work.
Sure it would be a nice thing to make a living from doing what you love to do.
I had my weddings and made pictures for a travel agency, some nice jobs, BUT: I wouldnt like to do this everytime.
First of all, although they were well paid, it was to less to live from it.
Second: some of the "ideas" of my contractors were simly s...., but you have to give them the feeling, this is pure genius.
Third and most important: I dont want to loose photography as my favorite hobby.

My 2 cents.

Good luck whatever you choose as your way!

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