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Software & Accessories / Re: Advice: Black Rapid shoulderstrap
« on: August 12, 2013, 06:46:48 AM »
On the BR site it stated that the straps will "hold all proffesional gear"

Do you trust the straps with your heaviest lenses like the 200 f2, 300 f2,8, 400 etc?

Any experience is greatly appricated.

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1/125, f/6.3, ISO 200, 18MM

At the first glance at this one I thought ," Man those legs are crazy long and widespread!" then I saw the girl next to her ;D

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Lenses / Re: 200-400 Availability
« on: August 09, 2013, 06:57:10 AM »
fancy mooving to US... ::)
By the way..."only 700 Euro" is good rtipod or a prime  ;)

18300 usd in Norway....

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Lenses / Re: EF 200mm f2 , how much do you use it and for what?
« on: August 09, 2013, 02:50:16 AM »
Thanks again guys, you have removed all my doubts ;D

@Quasimodo: It's not when you leave the country, it's when you get home. I haven't been stopped there yet, but IF you do however...

I know, and being paranoid as I am, I actually have a receipt on my iPad just in case. But the lack of control makes me think that I should buy stuff when abroad.

For sure, I worked at the Airport for ten years, and they go by tips on drugs and other more serious stuff, they usually don't bother with us smalltime smugglers, lol. They have a neat trick though, they have undercover custom officers that stand by the baggage pick-up to listen to all the tourists that talk about how much more than the limit they brought with them :D

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Lighting / Re: Light Meter Help
« on: August 08, 2013, 02:10:38 PM »
If you're using it with flash outside, I find the Sekonic to meter 1 to 1,5 stops too low, always. VERY annoying and kind of make the point of it go away. I have learned to just set my camera a stop faster to compensate. But I would have preferred it to just work. Haven't tried any other types, but I have tried two of the Sekonic (308) and they did the same thing.

Did you calibrate it with your camera ?

No, I haven't, how do I do that??

It seems to work a tad better indoors, but seems around a stop
Off there also.

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Lenses / Re: EF 200mm f2 , how much do you use it and for what?
« on: August 08, 2013, 02:08:46 PM »
Thanks again guys, you have removed all my doubts ;D

@Quasimodo: It's not when you leave the country, it's when you get home. I haven't been stopped there yet, but IF you do however...

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Lenses / Re: EF 200mm f2 , how much do you use it and for what?
« on: August 07, 2013, 06:57:22 AM »
Anyone here selling a used, mint 200 f2? PM me.

In the Netherlands they are selling, don't know where you are though...

http://link.marktplaats.nl/702492857


Thanks man, it's a great price, unfortunately I live in Norway so I have to add 25% tax, so it totals about 600 eur more than the last used one here. But I'll def think about that one.

Wow...That is almost 1000 euro....
Worth the trouble to come and fetch it, and smuggle it into Norway....

Lol, the thought has crossed my mind a few times. The problem is to smuggle a big case like that. And in Norway they're so strict so that if I leave for a vacation with my camera and get stopped on the way back, I HAVE to show a Norwegian reciept or else I will pay taxes on it, even if I bought it used 10 years ago and never had the reciept. CRAZY, so I can't take anything with me other than what I have the reciepts for.

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Lenses / Re: EF 200mm f2 , how much do you use it and for what?
« on: August 07, 2013, 05:07:18 AM »
Anyone here selling a used, mint 200 f2? PM me.

In the Netherlands they are selling, don't know where you are though...

http://link.marktplaats.nl/702492857

Thanks man, it's a great price, unfortunately I live in Norway so I have to add 25% tax, so it totals about 600 eur more than the last used one here. But I'll def think about that one.

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Lenses / Re: EF 200mm f2 , how much do you use it and for what?
« on: August 07, 2013, 04:21:26 AM »
Anyone here selling a used, mint 200 f2? PM me.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II cracked focusing ring. **DIY FIXED**
« on: August 07, 2013, 01:55:04 AM »
I'm glad you got it replaced.  As you found out, its just a big rubber band, nothing technical about replacing it, and certainly no need to glue it or do some other fix.

Absolutely! It's like the first sensor clean I guess, it's not the favorite thing to try, but it's no problem at all...

Does anyone know if someone makes these rings in different colors? Red rings would have been cool :D

I'm glad to read this thread; it sounds like a 'good news story' (even though it started off with a cracked focus ring). I had no idea that the focus rings were like rubber bands, and so easy to remove and install a new one. Well done Viggo with the effort and also good quality photos of the process.

Hopefully your new focus ring will last a lifetime... and it's good you have a spare (zoom) ring too! Did you have to cut through the old (cracked) focus ring, or could you ply something suitable underneath to get a hold of it and then pull it off?

I've done image sensor cleaning (both the rocket hand blower and the wet method) a few times.... it was nerve-racking 1st time, but fine from then on.

Paul

Thanks! No, no tools needed, I just pinched it stretched it out and it came off easy.

The pictures of my hands are done but my girlfriend, and tr others I shot, all with a 5d2, 580 !! And the 100 L. Always loved the IQ from a 5d2 with flash.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II cracked focusing ring. **DIY FIXED**
« on: August 06, 2013, 04:39:17 PM »
I'm glad you got it replaced.  As you found out, its just a big rubber band, nothing technical about replacing it, and certainly no need to glue it or do some other fix.

Absolutely! It's like the first sensor clean I guess, it's not the favorite thing to try, but it's no problem at all...

Does anyone know if someone makes these rings in different colors? Red rings would have been cool :D

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II cracked focusing ring. *DIY FIXED* *Pictures*
« on: August 06, 2013, 03:55:27 PM »
Got the focusing ring in the mail today, it was backordered for sometime. I guess they didn't expect them to break already, lol. The rep told my the warranty will NOT be void if I change it myself, so I had a go at it. Ps, they also sent me the zoom-rubber ring in the same package, nice to have a backup. Anyway, it took about 2 minutes, including pictures.










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Canon General / Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« on: August 05, 2013, 06:32:13 AM »
Way back in the days I used to shoot droplet-shots in the kitchen sink, on a monopod, suddenly got a good one, and placed my camera on the monopod and ran for the computer to check it out, I heard a slow scraping noise as the monopod hit my kitchenbench and slided off to the floor, I grabbed 10 cm from the floor, lucky reaction...

I also once or twice left my Black Rapid strap at home, resulting in a walkabout with the 1dx+70-200 in my hand only.

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Lighting / Re: Light Meter Help
« on: August 05, 2013, 04:14:12 AM »
If you're using it with flash outside, I find the Sekonic to meter 1 to 1,5 stops too low, always. VERY annoying and kind of make the point of it go away. I have learned to just set my camera a stop faster to compensate. But I would have preferred it to just work. Haven't tried any other types, but I have tried two of the Sekonic (308) and they did the same thing.

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