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Canon General / Re: Canon 1D X on the Street
« on: February 13, 2013, 06:49:01 AM »
I usually say if you see me without the 1d X, it wasn't me. It goes everywhere I go, even if it's a trip to the grocery store, and why not ?

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Lighting / Re: Phottix Odin: Inaccuate high-ISO metering problem
« on: February 11, 2013, 03:55:11 AM »
More love for the Odins. Strongly back-lit subjects always threw the infrared Canon flash triggering off, but with the Odins, shooting straight into the sun is no problem.



This is far from a great shot, but I love the convenience of being able to adjust the backlight and fill in groups independently, right at the camera, without having to manually re-adjust the flashes. It's a great way to make an otherwise boring shot not quite as boring :)



The light really lifts the image, care to share your setup for this shot, number of lights and what sorts of modifiers do you use?

The reason I ask is because I saw some similar types of shots and it was listed as bare bulb flash, and I couldn't work how one gets soft light from a small bare buld speedlite (unless bounced at least)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: February 10, 2013, 01:29:22 PM »
1dX 24mm f1.4 L II@ f4. Light Quadra in a 70cm Deep Octa.



That photo looks very nice, clean, and sharp. Well done.

Thanks a lot! :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: February 09, 2013, 02:03:27 PM »
1dX 24mm f1.4 L II@ f4. Light Quadra in a 70cm Deep Octa.


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Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« on: February 09, 2013, 04:07:58 AM »
If the 100 L and the 135 and all the nikons survive the heat, then this will too. "Shameless marketing" is much easier to believe.

Physics........................Physics.

Yes, yes, the same physics that says if my lens is melting I'm already inside..

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Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« on: February 08, 2013, 06:30:24 PM »
Auric Goldfinger had his painted in 24 carat gold ;D

It wasn't  lenses he painted in 24 carat gold but beautiful bodies

The 1dx you mean?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX ITR AF Feature
« on: February 08, 2013, 03:38:45 PM »
It's face-detection with phase AF.  I find that it works pretty for tracking a person moving through a group.  I have a Servo setting for 'people/events' and I use iTR for that, but not for my wildlife/birds setting.  Note that for iTR to work, you've got to be in 61-point auto selection more for the AF point selection.

Really? I thought iTR also worked with 4 and 8 expanded, at least the color tracking?

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Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« on: February 08, 2013, 03:36:50 PM »
If the 100 L and the 135 and all the nikons survive the heat, then this will too. "Shameless marketing" is much easier to believe.

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Sports / Re: It's just not cricket
« on: February 08, 2013, 07:55:43 AM »
Cricket? Is that when they play for 36 hours and then suddenly somebody picks up the ball and throws it over the sideline and someone wins?

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 1D X - Clean HDMI out
« on: February 08, 2013, 06:12:26 AM »
Not that I use clean hdmi, but I completely agree with your logics and I was very surprised that the 5d3 had this added in firmware and nothing about it for the 1d x.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Lens repair taking forever - option
« on: February 06, 2013, 06:29:30 PM »
FWIW I always send my camera along with the lens that needs AF-hardware adjusment. I have sent only the lens, once, and it came out even worse.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New MFA method
« on: February 04, 2013, 04:30:09 PM »
This could maybe have solved the problem with my Zeiss 28 f2, that hit spot on from infinity down towards mfd, but the other way it missed, have something in between would have helped.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« on: January 30, 2013, 03:45:00 PM »
Whilst the IQ is a treat, the thing I find most noticeably pleasing is the handling/weight. The old one was heavy and felt not as 'balanced'.

+1 and the old one with the narrow zoomring that, on both my copies, was seriously uneven in how much resistance the zoom ring had across the range. First time I picked up up a mk2 and stuffed it infront of my 5d2 it just felt soo much nicer.

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Canon General / Re: 70-200 F2.8 mark I or mark II?!
« on: January 30, 2013, 12:52:40 PM »
Had all three of them several times, and it's absolutely no contest at aaall. the mk2 is completely superior in every regard, especially there it matters most, AF speed and accuracy and wide-open performance.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« on: January 29, 2013, 03:37:08 PM »
It's great no doubt, but I have to pay 3650 USD to get one, so I simply have to live vicariously through the people who own it ::)

Just start saving up. I sold my Mark I on Craig's List for 1200 so the Mark II only ended up costing me 1k.

Yeah, only have no mk1 to sell. I was going to sacrfice my 24 f1.4 for it, but I just can't sell that hunk of glass, it's just too awesome iin a way the 24-70 couldn't be. So I'm starting from scratch  ;)
I see from your signature you have very nice lenses that cover the 24-70 range more or less. Are you sure you need it and that you will not feel strange/bad/guilty (whatever) if you do not use your prime lenses ?

Unless you need it for landscapes and do not want to change lenses in the cold  :-X

I use the Elinchrom Quadra light a lot outside, and with kids you don't get two chances for shots, so be able to shoot a fun and dramatic shot at 24 and pop it to 70mm for a nice portrait in a split second can be essential. And for those shots, even with the ND8 on, I usually have to stop down to 2.8 anyway. So for me they have very different uses. So I think I would use them equally much. PLUS another BIG advantage for the 24-70 is the AF-speed when tracking. Shot the 24-70 at 2.8 with that AF would give me 100/100 images sharp whilst the 50 L would give me shiftet focus at 2.8 and maybe 30-40/100 sharpish.

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