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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Which body/lens combo for this event?
« on: June 21, 2013, 04:10:44 PM »
Nice setup.
I would miss a soft wideangle like a 35/1.4; Canon or Sigma.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« on: June 21, 2013, 08:46:31 AM »
@ Dustin: very nice shots!
I love my 135 too.

« on: June 19, 2013, 12:43:20 PM »
No contracts in Canada?


Lenses / Re: Advice on which lens to upgrade/replace/add
« on: June 19, 2013, 10:43:28 AM »
Upgrade the 24-70.
Give the 135L a try (I love mine....)
Are you a strobist? Take a look on a pair of 600rt's.

Choices. Have more fun than headache!

« on: June 19, 2013, 10:38:04 AM »
Speaking as an Austrian.
Its always better to clear this facts in a contract before the shooting.

With no contract here: the employer gets the pictures, the rights stay in posession of the hired photographer.
You have been hired to make the pictures.

If you have no problem with the humidity or use one of the already mentioned cases, the basement is a place, where temperature keeps lower and doesn't change too much.
My basement is dry and cool. Stored equipment from the analog days shows no harm after 15 years.
The sleeping Pentax 645 and their 3 glasses look fine.

If I am in the street or the wild, most people look around, what's there I find interesting and they don't see.
If there is a comment, I always stay polite.

The Mae West quote was quite funny!

Technical Support / Re: FPS drop using back button focus technique
« on: June 18, 2013, 10:51:38 AM »
Dear RGF!

Checked, tested and you were right!

The thing I don't understand: if I "disconnect" the AF from the shutter, why does this causes this effect?
The AF is "fixed" after leaving the rear button. So there is no such thing, that AF or FPS has priority....

Anyway. It works.
And I say thank you for this very helpful hint.

Greetings from Austria, alexanderferdinand

Technical Support / Re: FPS drop using back button focus technique
« on: June 17, 2013, 03:14:30 AM »
Thanks a lot. I know, I have selected priority more accuracy, less speed.

I will check this.

Thank you very much for this hint!

Technical Support / Re: choosing the right ND filter value
« on: June 15, 2013, 12:41:04 PM »
Just bought me a ND4- filter.
I am very good at mathematics, and I dont like the different misleading names, better, numbers.
It should be the number of f- stops, or the logarithmic scale (its scientific, but you have to think a second).
I absoluty don't like the 16x or 64x. Then its necessary to calculate, how much this is in f- stops.

One of the fotografic currencies is the f- stops.
And this for some good reasons.

My 2 cents.

Technical Support / FPS drop using back button focus technique
« on: June 15, 2013, 08:51:08 AM »
5d3 with 135/2L.
I am getting used to the back button focus - technique.
AI Servo, focus with the AF-ON button, leave the button, if focus is achieved.
Slight recompose necessary: ok, move a bit, klick.
Works fine.

The only thing that I don't understand:
FPS is set to High, but when I shoot a few pictures in a row it falls of to - estimated- 3 FPS.
When my thumb stays on the AF-ON button, FPS is normal.

Can somebody explain this to me?

Thanks a lot.

The lens is an instrument. It seems sharp. The rest is up to you.
Practice! Or like Nike's slogan was/is: just do it!

Lenses / Re: 400 2.8 vs 200-400 4.0 1.4
« on: June 14, 2013, 03:54:53 AM »
A friend will borrow me his 400/2,8 II. I am very curious. And excited.

In a year or two I will have to take this decision.
Today I would take the 200-400 because of the versatility.

Lenses / Re: Review - Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II
« on: June 13, 2013, 11:04:59 AM »
I had a 16-35II for 2 years. Corners unacceptable, even at f8.
Sold it, bought the first non- Canon- glass after 30 years, now I am happy.

Win7 64bit
16gb RAM
i7 860
1tb hdd
3x 2tb external hdd as backup

No wishes, runs fine.

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