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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Prepping my x100s for the beach
« on: June 10, 2014, 05:02:19 AM »
Wrap it in a separate towel with lenscap on when not using it.
Sand and saltwater are no friend of fine mechanics and electronic.

Never had a problem so far.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 07, 2014, 01:06:43 PM »
I own use the Mk1 a lot.
The Mk2: bit better sensor, swivelmonitor- not enough tempting.
Mk3: a Viewfinder- very interesting!!!

I will definitely take a close look at this!

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens - Sharpness
« on: June 07, 2014, 01:01:11 PM »
Sharp - definitely.
Bearable - lighter then the 70-200/2.8.

Be aware: 300mm is tricky with moving blur. And the IS is quite old.
So use it for best results with a monopod.

Noisy: yes, bit more and different then the new ISs.

Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 06, 2014, 12:56:48 PM »
24-105/4 IS.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D or 5DM3 need your help guys
« on: June 01, 2014, 07:25:31 AM »
If you dont Need a top notch AF System, just a good one: 6D.
If ist going to be more dynamic, or even bit of sports: 5D3.

Lenses are more important in my opinion, if you can afford it, the 24-70/2,8II is expensive AND delivers excellent IQ.
Or/and the 70-200/2,8IS II.

You will be satisfied.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Cuteness Overload
« on: May 08, 2014, 12:45:03 AM »

I remember seeing a picture of a man with a quite large rack on his shoulders for bearing the flash.
Was it in this forum?

For quick and dirty out of axis flash I used the cord OC3 and a Sunbouncer, left arm; bit tricky, but for a few shots ok.

Canon General / Re: Best Backup Strategy?
« on: April 29, 2014, 03:53:38 AM »
I use three external HDs in a circle use.
The folders changed I backup on the external HD.
A little frog on the shelf shows me, which one I used the last time.

Enough security for me.

Software & Accessories / Re: Photo Backpak
« on: April 28, 2014, 05:56:55 AM »
ThinkTank Street Walker HD for the first question.
In it is only place for a 15,4- laptop.
Big plus for me is you can fold the hip- straps under a pad, so it has a much smaller footprint standing on the floor.

Lenses / Re: What is the perfect lens for street photography?
« on: April 28, 2014, 05:52:24 AM »
I am happy with my 35L on full format, or the 23mm on the Fuji x100s, with equals the angle of a 35mm.
Seems i am the 35mm- man.

Lighting / YN E3 RT Firmware 1.10 available
« on: March 30, 2014, 02:28:58 PM »
Check out on their homepagefor details like download and how to install.

Enables the "Legacy mode", so you can trigger flashes NOT sitting on a Canon- body.


Lighting / Re: Benefits of a 600RT system ...
« on: March 25, 2014, 06:12:37 AM »
My personal benefit is using the 600s with the YN E3 RT with my Fuji X100s.
Leaf shutter with manual flash- sync at 1/1000 of a second- love it.
And I dont need to walk to the flashes, I dial in the new power on the YN E3 RT.

Ah, life is good, sometimes.....

After buying the 70-200 the 135L had a little rest, thought about selling it, but I didnt.

Still love it.
Descrete, fast, small.
And its the partner of the 35L in my mind.

Lenses / Re: 16-35 II vs what?
« on: March 25, 2014, 06:06:29 AM »
Had a 17-40L over a weekend to test, didnt like the "softness" in the corners plus horrible chromatic abberations.
Bought a 16-35II, had it over a year, never liked it.
Even at f8 too soft even for a A4 print.
Sold it.

Bought the Tokina 16-28: much better!
I had luck, because there should be some bad copies too.

So from my experience- a single one and so not representative for all- Tokina finally did it for me.
Ah yes, much cheaper, but this isnt interesting for me on the long run or IQ- wise.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: March 21, 2014, 02:46:46 PM »
Homer, always curious.....

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