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Lenses / Re: Why The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Delay?
« on: November 13, 2012, 08:30:04 AM »
It couldn't be that it is in the way when dismounting the lens?

Lenses / Re: Canon 5D mark III + 300 2.8 L IS I
« on: November 12, 2012, 06:40:44 AM »
Thanks !

Remember, the 5D3 is not a 1DX !!

You mean not fully weather sealed ?

Yup! And if you're throwing it around the built will be better. And if you're in very cold conditions the 1 series perform better, less fog in the VF..

I noticed the same thing on the 1d X with the 580II, so i fixed it, how? Switched the assist beam off ;)

I tried a on camera flash shot yesterday (very rare occasion) and I, almost of course, used One Shot, I mean I have no problem accepting that Ai doesn't work when I see nothing more than if my lens cap were on. But with one shot it focused and took the shot. Several actually with refocus all spot on. Sure it's not daylight fast, but at that black vf light and no light to accurately focus , 6 of 6 shots is reallyreally good. Used a 35 L which isn't supreme for lowlight although good.

If remember correctly the mk4 dropped quite å lot much sooner than the 1d X, from my knowledge the 1d X is still limited in stores and I don't really see a reason for it to drop in general. But now even more due to the global price increase from Canon from November..

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What do you Love about the 5D3? POLL!
« on: November 10, 2012, 07:47:49 PM »
Only one single thing (and missing from my 1d X) the silent shutter. It's an absolute joke on the 1d x and on burst possibility either..

Lenses / Re: 24 1.4 II- wow
« on: November 08, 2012, 05:14:29 PM »
Yes, it's completely awesome! And you can't fake your way there with anything else, 24mm at 1,4 is magic stuff...

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon Sales Rising
« on: November 07, 2012, 12:17:20 PM »
... BUT all people are interested in megapixels and ISO performance. The Nikon D800 stays better at both compared with 5D3

...and AF performance and frame rate, where Canon has the edge.

+1 AF performance will ALWAYS be my main priority.. I can have all the detail in the world, and a slightly (and I mean slightly) OOF image makes that advantage go away. I have literally hundreds and hundreds of images that are truly insane moments that the 1d X catches that no other camera has done before. It's not that it's just quick on the trigger , it focuses subjects and images one would haven't even bothered to try catching with other cameras. And when there's such moments that are just TOO insane movements up close at f1,4, it still only misses by a centimeter, and I couldn't expect anything to catch it perfectly, BUT set it in 12 fps mode and you still get one sharp of those WAY beyond moments...

But imho, the 1d X is the only camera Canon have gotten right since the 5d2, I mean as an upgrade. The mk4 only fixed what was terribly wrong and flawed with the 1d3 and the 5d3 is a fantastic camera, but makes no improvement in IQ.

And that would be easier to take if the prices wasn't ridicolous... I mean, here in Norway the price difference of the mk4 at launch and the 1d X at launch is 2200 USD.. And now TWICE the price for the 24-70 II that is more prone to flare, way less protection for the lens barrel, bigger more expensive filters. For that price it should be better in every aspect, not just almost all. Canon must make their new products better in EVERY way and launch at the same price as the old new.

Lighting / Re: Elinchrom Ranger Quadra
« on: November 06, 2012, 03:54:18 PM »
Thanks, I am to thinking of better light than speedlites.

I'm back and forth between the quadra and Profoto Acute B2 600 air s, I only want one light and I want reliability power and light weight.

If you shoot full power on one channel with the quadra, is that 400ws? If that is f8 what would two 580 speelites be?

Lenses / Re: 24-70/4 MFT charts
« on: November 06, 2012, 12:34:58 PM »
I just do not understand the pricing.

In Norway a large photography store has listed the lens for 12690,- NOK (exchange rate about ~2300 USD) while the 24-105F4 sells for 8499,- (about ~1500 USD)

The step up to the F2.8 version is not that large. Would have thought that this lens would be a little bit cheaper, if it is supposed to be a kit lens.


Jeg regner med du mener den gamle 2.8'n Espen og den er nok ikke like bra bildekvalitet og uten IS, men tror mange velger en brukt mk1.

The olden 2.8 will be less sharp and no IS, but I think the second hand market will trade loads of 24-70 f2,8...

I must sayin was impressed seriously with the 5d3, the only thing I didn't like because the 5d2 was better was IQ.. people needed to really try to say the 5d3 had better IQ! But it has marginal better color, and less sharp, same res, same noise under 1600 and less DR. I'mpI'm pretty sure everybody expected and iq upgrade like the one from 5dc to 5d2...

The got ONE camera right since way back, the 1dx. They need to make better lower priced cameras to compete at all the  next five years. They may keep a lot of customers but won't get any new ones...

Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 06, 2012, 07:46:44 AM »
Used this type on and old tamron, every single time I took it off or put it one it slipped and dropped onto the front element. Useless. The canon ones I place to one side and lift up or down on the other side, gripping the firmly before and after lifting. But then again, when was the last time I used a lens cap? 6-7 years?

Why didn't you just aim the lens down?

Because then the lenscap flew sideways off a small bridge and was never seen again :D

Lenses / Re: 24-70/4 MFT charts
« on: November 06, 2012, 06:08:06 AM »
A hardcore landscapephotog uses the TS lenses...

But please, there are a few other categories than landscape sports and walkout. Just sayin..

Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 06, 2012, 05:19:10 AM »
Used this type on and old tamron, every single time I took it off or put it one it slipped and dropped onto the front element. Useless. The canon ones I place to one side and lift up or down on the other side, gripping the firmly before and after lifting. But then again, when was the last time I used a lens cap? 6-7 years?

Lighting / Profoto Acute b2 600 airS experience
« on: November 05, 2012, 06:04:27 PM »
Hi guys!

Anyone had any experience they like to share about this portable light?

How much power does it give over two speedlites? I need a simple and light setup that packs a punch. Will be used for portraits, not sports but also need to freeze some action like kids at play.
Can I shoot at 1/1000s and have any power? Tired of speedlites ::)
Thanks :D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1D MKIV To 1DX
« on: November 05, 2012, 12:06:08 PM »
How many of you guys here have upgraded to the Canon 1DX from the 1D MKIV and never regretted it?And why?

I bought it and sent the 1D X back. The camera has many problems. For one thing I do not think it is natural to be able to take pictures at such a high ISO. God made noise to be viewed as noise. We shouldn't tamper with that. Also I miss the 3mp drop from the old 1Ds III. When pixel peeping at 300x on my 30" monitor I can really start to see the lack of resolution and this bugs me. The high frame rate sounds great in theory, and the improved AF system but together they create  more work. Several years ago it was very easy to sort out the non keepers from the keepers, they were obvious. With the 1D X I would have to sort through hundreds of near identical pictures that are equally in focus. I could have lived with one of these problems, but taking all of them together I decided to send the 1D X back.

I always likes a good funny :D

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