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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5d Mark III Shadow recovery
« on: October 10, 2012, 08:46:06 AM »
If you cross your eye on the two images, focus on the one 'created' in the middle you get a 3D HDR image!    :P

Canon General / Re: One for Canon Europe - Canon Ireland or Canon Retailer
« on: September 26, 2012, 09:20:50 AM »
Cheers AmbientLight,

I guess supply and demand or in this case price Vs demand, normal business ethics I guess but it only goes to a certain point where internet sales and shop savy people will cripple this practise and bring prices particularly when we are talking EU countries.

I will however shop local first as always and see where I stand in terms of return convenience support etc.

Ive I can haggle enough then I'll either be told to leave the shop  ;D or I will get a better price closer to other EU prices.   


Canon General / One for Canon Europe - Canon Ireland or Canon Retailer
« on: September 26, 2012, 07:21:37 AM »
Maybe if Canon read the forums or a retailer could answer this one:

Prices in Europe for the Canon EOS 6d are pre-ordering at €1,999 why in Ireland are we 'EXPECTED' to pay €2,200?

I would appreciate a reasonable answer as this sort of pricing I hate to say deters me from buying in Ireland. and instead importing from e.g. Germany.

It cant be the VAT difference as Germany are on 19% i believe so the difference doesnt come to €200 more.

Lenses are also more.

Forgive my tone but it is annoying to say the least and not good for Retailers if this RRP pricing is governed by Canon.... anyone?

however if I was to walk into a Canon retailer in Germany and buy a 6D with say a 16-35mm L II
example from as a random German Site also you can check for same products:

These would cost €1,359 for the 16-35 L II and €1,999 for 6D Total €3,358 + shipping was <€20
Compared to a retailer in Ireland it would be €3,708 why is there a €340 odd euro difference this equates to a little over 9% price difference - so would a shop say ok so we'll take a bit of that if someone was to haggle a bit?


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: A positive feedback for 6D
« on: September 25, 2012, 08:54:57 AM »
I didnt think it was but it seems it is...

Compatible with UHS-I cards

Digital AF/AE single-lens reflex camera

Recording Media
SD card, SDHC card, SDXC memory card

* Compatible with Ultra High-Speed (UHS-I) memory cards.

Image Format
35.8mm x 23.9mm (Full-Frame)

Canon General / Re: Canon EOS 6D Preorders
« on: September 24, 2012, 11:38:01 AM »
So their goal is not just designing and building the camera but also including parts and materials that allow it to meet a specific price point. Would, for example, you trade the GPS+WiFi for a body that was half magnesium alloy and half polycarbonate instead of no GPS/Wifi and full magnesium alloy body?

Well, I certainly would (60d user :-)) - actually I really don't think it matters much of the top of a camera body is not metal, if it takes a hit on the lcd it's time a for a trip to the service anyway.

However integrating wifi/gps certainly doesn't drive costs up significantly, these are cent-circuits built into billions of mobile phones. It's much more about marketing (a "pro" camera doesn't have gps) and not putting all eggs into one basket, or there wouldn't be any features left for the 6d and the 5d4.

It's a different sort of mentality though.

Canon gives certain features to lower models and higher-end users say: WTF?

Canon cuts certain features from lower-end models and their users say: WTF?

I prefer the Nikon way of differentiating D600 and D800. There are reasons to buy a D800, but at the same time the D600 has no serious flaw or deal-breaker. And no one with a D800 will say WTF? when seeing the D600.


Like before the 5d3 was announced, I asked why doesn't Canon make SDK's for integration with smart phone and Tablets... now they have with the 6D, I like that feature, but it is not in the almost 2x priced 5D3 released just months before.... WTF !  >:(

IF this -3 EV AF thing actually works well....


IF I were a 5D3/1Dx user....


I would surely say WTF.

Spoken like a true Software Developer!  :P

EOS Bodies / Re: Best FF option
« on: September 24, 2012, 08:41:27 AM »
Get a 6D?
Love to know why you recommend a 6D?
I didn't recommend it, but what would be wrong with it? It's a nicely priced camera with a lot of cool features. At this stage it would be futile to say anything about IQ etc, wait until reviews come out before ruling it out.

please what is nicely priced?

it´s a AF crippled 60D with a FF sensor for twice as much money.

Really? And in what way is the AF crippled? I try to see it for what it is as I explained above. I think this camera will sell really well, especially with wifi adding extra functionality.  I am certain it will provide great IQ, AF in line with its price range and adding to that Canon's fine lens line up. Neither of us have seen the camera yet so it's quite childish to bash it for qualities or lack of qualities that you don't have any idea of.

Whilst we cannot comment on it image quality just yet it does have the following upgrades over the 5D MkII adding to the price of the MkII

Newer sensor delivering more MP and a much better ISO range (hopefully IQ qill be just as good as the MkII)
Newer updated rear screen.
GPS and Wifi
Better AF especially in low light than the MkII

For a price a little more than the MkII so lets hope the IQ is there and the 5D MkII  'lives on' in the 6D

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Buying from Switzerland
« on: September 20, 2012, 06:45:33 AM »
have you guys not tried
its all stores from Germany in the search results very handy

look for Canon eos 5d MarkIII not mkIII

typcialy values are €2,950 compared to Ireland were it retails at €3399  €450 difference!!   :o
Canon 24-70 II is about €2,150 Ireland €2,599 saving €450

Thats about €900 saved for a MkIII and 24-70 II

Plus importing from Germany doesnt require Vat or Duty to be paid.   8)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« on: September 19, 2012, 12:30:04 PM »
DxOmark just posted D600 test results.  They're about the same as the D800's.
What will the 6D rate whenever it get's there?... (good luck, Canon)

I reckon the ISO will be a fraction better than the MkIII   ;)
The DR hmm very close but it might be a point or 2 higher too!  ;)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Reminder: Announcements on September 17, 2012
« on: September 19, 2012, 08:43:31 AM »
I guess, all I have to complain about is that I live in Europe :D.
$2750 for 5D3 is nice, but $1750 for 6D would be nicer ;). I'm not a professional, but I'm more into photography than talking about expensive features I don't need. I think that 5D3 may be an overkill for me and I can't afford it atm. I hate to say this, but D600 is very tempting. I may just sell all may Canon toys, get the D600 with a nice 50/1.4 and wait till 5D3 price comes down (2015?). First I want to see some reviews...

My thoughts exactly with the exception of I dont like the Nikon feel or UI.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mk iii deal
« on: September 19, 2012, 05:58:07 AM »
tis a good price indeed! thanks for sharing! also shows some nice prices aswell for Euro based customers.
when searching though use the prefix Mark III instead of MkIII its just the way they roll.

ireland seems to have an extra few hundread slapped onto the price of both bodies and lenses.
i.e. MkIII is 3299 euro compared to 2900 with Germany and the rest of Europe
lens wise 24-70 MkII is 2599 in ireland and 2199 in Germany and EU

I wonder if the price drop is permanent? 3 suppliers there at that price!

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Sensor... why?
« on: September 18, 2012, 10:54:19 AM »
Just wait, Canon is going to shock all of us and give us a sensor with ZERO banding in this 6d. That can be its big selling point. I think that is the SINGLE biggest thing canon can do to improve their sensors.


And add to that and correct me if im wrong but as someone stated that the low light image quality might not be as good as a MkIII, HOWEVER in general doesn't a larger pixel size aid in low light capability? this may well yet be a good sensor indeed but why they cut it a bit is odd?

EOS Bodies / Re: Entry Level FF with 1D X or 5D MK3 Sensor
« on: August 09, 2012, 08:59:15 AM »
Maybe they will simply update the MkII hardware alongside the existing MkII sensor?
after all it has good performance at given ISO but IMO it needs the following updates as I tried to use one last weekend and I know my 550D inside out.

  • New up to date rear screen

    New UI - Currently switching to function for long exposure i.e. Bulb etc was a little confusing and it didnt seem to show a count in seconds as to how long it was on.

    They might re arrange some buttons to give it a familiar feel to the MKIII layout.

    They keep the weather sealing the same as the current MkII

    And keep the price the same.

Just my 2c

Tumbleweed....        For now... :P
Anyday now a few will be posted cant wait to see some shots!

Software & Accessories / Re: Lee or Cokin system?
« on: March 16, 2012, 07:54:13 AM »
hey there,

Just to chime in, I bought a full lee system from a friend. being new to photography I was able to take shots with it I otherwise couldnt have attempted without the filters.
in comparison with screw in filters its a huge advantage to be able to position the filtration for sky only and expose a shot correctly. This is the only comparison I can give in this regards as i havent used the Cokin.
You can also use mutiple filters up to four however stacking them with a wide angle lens e.g. 10-22 on a 550D 1.6x crop camera youll catch the last to stacked filters so I configure it to only use 2 (this ensures a better quality image anyway.) just remember at about 16mm on full frame you may be limited to 2 stacked filters unless your willing to sacrifice outer edges of the image.

They are easy to use stay fixed in place very well and you can add a second adapter if you have multiple angles to cope with e.g. not a simple horizon line so you could put in 2 filters at opposing angles its explained with images on the lee site!

Alternatively check out "the magic cloth" technique by Tony Prower he has some amazing shots.
using this system you dont need filters just a black sock or something  :)   it helps get more accurate colours and a much better dynamic range - I will be trying this soon to see how easy it is!


Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: March 16, 2012, 07:00:19 AM »
Nices shots everyone... and you Octavian!  What settings/ ND did you use?

Thanks K-amps!

for the Rock with the split wave it was about 2 seconds the rock was on a slip raise in the sand on the shore so got a nice multi direction on the waves foam. the sunset was to the right hand side and was using a lee .9 hard I believe to tone down the sky as it was burning out.

The Misty Rocks was the a B+W 110 MRC Id say about 45-50 seconds.

The large cliffs about 1 hour from sunset was again the B+W 110 I think about 1m20seconds if memory serves?

Details on the exposures would be in the exif on flickr anyway, but those were the 2 filters I used.

Cheers for looking!

Love everyones shots on here some great ideas, no all I need is some darn sunshine!  ;)


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