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EOS Bodies / Re: New 5dmiii user - love the camera so far
« on: September 02, 2012, 04:55:23 AM »
Nice shot ! I would have loved to see just the bird against that green background.

I find case 6 with 8 surrounding points with -1 on the sensitivity works well for these very quick subjects.

Lenses / Re: 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II not fitting securely to 5DMKIII body???
« on: September 01, 2012, 12:37:37 PM »
Same with the ones i have had (4 of them) strange but the 300f2,8 had less play. The 24 has none whatsoever.

This hasn't got anything to do with hdr, it has to do with the basics of how the camera handles light.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Review - Fred Miranda
« on: August 31, 2012, 03:20:20 PM »
Thanks for posting, He confirms my findings. What a camera this is. No need for a mk2, I'm keeping this!

EOS Bodies / Re: Patents: 28-135 f/4-5.6 & 28-300 f/3.5-5.6
« on: August 31, 2012, 09:32:35 AM »
This is good news ... I wish they will start production asap ... Canon can count me in as their customer for the EF 28-300 ... it will be incredibly convenient during vacations.

Not if it's the L-version...

I use the ggs glass for the 5d3 on my 1d x. It works, and only glued around the edges so on glue on the screen... i have cracked it once so I'll keep using them as the screen was undamaged..

EOS Bodies / Re: Patents: 28-135 f/4-5.6 & 28-300 f/3.5-5.6
« on: August 31, 2012, 06:33:38 AM »
Because they sold so many of the old 28-300?  ;D

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« on: August 30, 2012, 09:49:59 AM »
I'm trying my best to keep my shutterspeed close to 1/8000s, it's Leica specs to have 1/4000s.

Lenses / Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« on: August 30, 2012, 03:14:59 AM »
Oh absolutely!

I know that very well, that's why I wrote that I fully understand the 2,8 zooms ::)

I just think those lenses document, not get that type of IQ I love from fast primes.

And it's the reason I sold my 70-200 mk2 also and got the 135. The 70-200 never made me smile, the 135 just does exatly that, every time.

So for me (and I see a lot of other amateurs here that wants the 24-70) I don't get it when you can have a lens like the 35 L.´in stead.

I like that question!

If I go back and see my first pictures, the ones now are seriously better, but I think that has something to do with general photographic knowledge, not the gear to an absoulte.

That being said I would without ANY doubt say , because it's a fact, that most of my pictures today couldn't have been done with anything else. How do I know that? I have bought new gear because the old didn't do it right. I've been through; 350d, 400d, 1d3+5d1, 1d4, 5d2, 5d3 and now the 1d X and I must say, the 1d X takes it all to a different level. In the short time I've had it I've gotten more funny and unseen moments, (in my pictures) than the others put together. That blows my mind.

But as we all know, that is only the body. I have no idea how many lenses I have owned, sold, traded over the years, but it is around 35-40, and my current setup is the only set of lenses that have kept up with the 1-series advantages imo. And although I can sure as hell take a good picture of my daughter (9 months) sitting on the floor with pretty much anything, but to do it at the superclean 1600 iso with the 1d X and have the 85 L II (that now has fast enough AF) makes that image something more than a snapshot, it's now a keeper, and a fun memory due to the burst of 6 images (at 12 fps) I had one with a funny expression. It's the little things.

And then I can go out, shoot a surfing contest and come home with all tack sharp images and can pick the precise moments.

For me there has been a significant step up for each lens and body, and a BIG step when combining them.

But what has made the most impact on my images is actually something else. It's a book called "Light, Science & Magic" and the "Lightning 101" over at It's when I went with wireless lights I really starting to have fun and get images like the one I saw on the "internets" and got a whole other undestanding for what it takes to make a great image.

And you'll also get a more and more trained eye and that combined with knowledge makes it very annoying (for me at least) to use gear you know could be better. If you get the images you want with what you have, that saves a lot of money.

It's when you buy your first L-lens it all goes out the window ;D

Lenses / Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« on: August 29, 2012, 02:22:34 PM »
I traded my 24-70 for a 35 L way back, I don't really understand what's fun about 2.8 zooms, but I fully understand not all people think like me. 

Although I waited a very long time for the 1d X, I didn't for the 5d3, and the new flashes and 40mm was also pretty quickly released so it's not all bad. But I'm a big fan of people telling me when I order whatever, "you know, this will take 6 months" and suddenly it took three and I'm happy. Instead of telling my three days, and it's three months...

Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« on: August 29, 2012, 05:14:32 AM »
Fantastisk fint! Er det noe Canon gir ut sommeren vi kan kjøpe før det er to år gammelt eller?? Takk for tips!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.0.6
« on: August 28, 2012, 06:31:00 PM »
Did anyone have the AFMA problem that the camera suddenly applied an "to all" setting of +8?

I had to go in and check that it wasn't applied every now and then (when I rememebered) and turn it back to "pr lens" it kept the settings when I switched back it just applied for all.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: GODOX Propac PB820
« on: August 28, 2012, 02:48:28 PM »
I use Sanyo eneloop.  They will last 3 years and still keep most of their charge.  If you have Sanyo NiMH, they will retain a good charge for about 6 months.
If your batteries discharge in a week, something is drastically wrong.  If they are left in a piece of equipment, its probably defective.
Ordinary rechargables all ended up in my junk bin over two years ago.

I used to sell the Eneloop's at my old store, but they looked and were cheaper than the 2700's from Sanyo. Anyway, they are history as I bought myself two packs of the Godox. No more charging 6 rounds of AA's :D

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony A99 Rumored Specs "Leak"
« on: August 28, 2012, 02:14:49 PM »

So....the entile screen is filled with dotssssssssssssssssssssssss ;D

LOL...have to focus with live view b/c you can't actually see through the viewfinder because of all the AF points.

That's why Canon made them black! So they won't interfere ::)

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