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Lenses / Re: Beach kit
« on: October 29, 2013, 01:17:07 PM »
Heading to Goa for a week on friday.... What do you guys recommend for the beach?

I'm taking on the trip:
5d mkiii
450D
40 STM
24 1.4
70-200 2.8
2x tc III
B+W CPL
Small travel tripod

For days on the beach i was thinking of taking the 450D and 40 STM...  what do you guys think?

Suggestions/advice?

This might be sacralidge, but personally when I'm at the beach I usually leave the big gear in the room safe.


Your sacrilege is like 'say 3 hail Marys' minor infraction stuff compared to my blasphemy.  I'd leave half that stuff at home, and whatever half I took would come with me to the beach unless I was staying at a really nice hotel with a trustworthy safe.  But that's me.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What to do with an old D60
« on: October 29, 2013, 12:53:32 PM »
Ah, got it.   Sawadee kap.  No, although I've been to Asheville I'm probably far more familiar with the geography of Thailand than I am North Carolina.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What to do with an old D60
« on: October 29, 2013, 12:28:33 PM »
Have an old D60 with the battery grip, in good working order.  Not worth enough to bother selling it.  Toyed with the idea of making it a dedicated IR unit.

Any other creative ideas?

BB

Dear Sir, Mr. Brand B.
If you live in USA., All Cities and Counties Where you live, There are The Technical College in your home town, that might Teach the Photography Classes. Yes, My Home town in Wake County, NC., USA  too, I donate all of my Old , and Unuse Photographic equipment to the college, AND the Teacher will Let the Student ( Poor and do not have money to buy they equipment), To use in that semester, And Return to the Classes, for use in the Next Semester.
Yes, That are Tax Shelter for Us too.----Great in Both ways.
Surapon .
PS, If you live in another country, You can donate to the High School or Technical College too.

You're from North Carolina?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D ???
« on: October 29, 2013, 11:27:10 AM »
It's true.  Do not trust advertising.  Trust the pundits at CanonRumors.com.

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Get EOS 3X first image
« on: October 29, 2013, 11:24:35 AM »
Personally I'm holding out for the EOS 3X Mark II

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Spec List Surfaces [CR1]
« on: October 28, 2013, 06:21:44 PM »
Very Good ISO performance would be an upgrade for me (assuming that means at least one and possibly two stops lower noise)

That's a very optimistic interpretation of 'very good ISO performance'.  A full stop improvement would be a significant jump in technology (especially if it was a 24 MP sensor).  Two stops would be groundbreaking.  Not going to say it's impossible, but making a crop sensor with better ISO performance than the best full frame sensors would be huge, and it wouldn't be premiered on a $2000 camera.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 6D stuck pixels - Please Help
« on: October 25, 2013, 10:34:13 AM »
From what I can tell with your sample image, it's not really a problem at all.

As it's a pixel cluster and near the center I'd personally consider this a warranty case and get it exchanged, this is a €1500 camera and you deserve to have a spotless sensor at least to start with.

It was my understanding that they don't actually exchange it, they just program it to ignore that pixel and interpolate from the surrounding.

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Get her an iPhone.  The dSLR is dead.

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EOS Bodies / Re: What do you think will be the Shelf life of the EOS 6D ?
« on: October 22, 2013, 05:59:11 PM »
That's probable also the reason why Canon fw disables 1/8000s shutter - you can set it with Magic Lantern (but Canon keeps resetting it) which most likely means Canon considered a 6d with 1/8000s but then decided against it, may it be because of marketing or durability or both.

I didn't realize that was done already.

Not to derail the discussion, but how is the ML with 6D?  I poked my nose in a few months ago and it wasn't official yet so I thought I'd wait.  I've never used ML, and I don't do video, but I'd probably give it a go for little things like 1/8000 and focus stacking (is that available on 6D?).

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EOS Bodies / Re: What do you think will be the Shelf life of the EOS 6D ?
« on: October 22, 2013, 05:56:38 PM »
You're right, you can't.  But it goes the other way too.  People talk a lot of the increased durability of the bigger heavier cameras, but the data is anecdotal at best.

... except for shutter life, there's no doubt more expensive cameras are built to withstand shooting at max. shutter speed, while a landscape/portrait camera like the 6d won't withstand that abuse but is expected to be shot at moderate shutter speeds.

Yes, agreed.  I actually had a "except for shutter life..." in my original post but I pulled it out to keep it shorter.  But to me that has more to do with the fact that Canon made a claim on the shutter life, so I would hold Canon to it if it came up short.  But even that is just a guideline, I had well over 100k on my 450D before I replaced it, and it’s still shooting just fine.

And I’m not claiming that Rebels are as robust as higher end models, just that the perceived robustness of higher end models may not make a marked difference in the life span in general.


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EOS Bodies / Re: What do you think will be the Shelf life of the EOS 6D ?
« on: October 22, 2013, 02:41:59 PM »
The solidity of the 6D is not an issue, it is very rigid and robust.  There really is no major issue at all.

Not putting too fine a point on it: How could you tell?

You're right, you can't.  But it goes the other way too.  People talk a lot of the increased durability of the bigger heavier cameras, but the data is anecdotal at best.  Mostly it's based off the assumption that heavier = better.  I've heard just as many stories of high end Canon and Nikon cameras falling to pieces when dropped.

Most talk on the internet when it comes to the body makes it sound like the Rebel falls apart if you look at it wrong.  I've beat the crap out of mine and it's still clicking.  I prefer the feel of my 6D, but I don't have any data to suggest it's going to last longer than the plastic Rebel (given the relatively short lifespan of the technology inside).

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EOS Bodies / Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« on: October 22, 2013, 02:33:12 PM »
I hope none of these new functions make it to 5D III and 7D, 7D II.

Now there is an even bigger gap between PRO and advanced cameras.

(yes, even TIPA and EISA categorise the 5D III as an advanced camera)

I'm curious to know your line of thinking behind this.  Is it just spite, or elitism, or is there an actual rational thought behind it?

I don't try to be smart. I just like the 1D X and just sayin' it' far superior to any other Canon camera.

No need to request features or new 5D or 7D. The perfect camera is already here.

Not spite, not elitism, just 100% realism.

Got it.  So it is elitism, with a bit of spite mixed in.
I knew Leica owners could be camera snobs, but this is the first I've heard of in the Canon realm.  I've never seen a Rebel user or anyone else snobbed among Canon users (as that's how most of us started), so this is a sad first.  I mean that 100% for real.

Well, the cameras are pretty much the same across Canon's amateur lines, Rebel to 5d3.  Those cameras are like 25% real, 28% tops.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« on: October 22, 2013, 12:50:35 PM »
I hope none of these new functions make it to 5D III and 7D, 7D II.

Now there is an even bigger gap between PRO and advanced cameras.

(yes, even TIPA and EISA categorise the 5D III as an advanced camera)

I'm curious to know your line of thinking behind this.  Is it just spite, or elitism, or is there an actual rational thought behind it?

I don't try to be smart. I just like the 1D X and just sayin' it' far superior to any other Canon camera.

No need to request features or new 5D or 7D. The perfect camera is already here.

Not spite, not elitism, just 100% realism.

Got it.  So it is elitism, with a bit of spite mixed in. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« on: October 22, 2013, 11:27:14 AM »
I hope none of these new functions make it to 5D III and 7D, 7D II.

Now there is an even bigger gap between PRO and advanced cameras.

(yes, even TIPA and EISA categorise the 5D III as an advanced camera)

I'm curious to know your line of thinking behind this.  Is it just spite, or elitism, or is there an actual rational thought behind it?

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My short experience indicates that when not tracking an elephant running towards you the 6d does a bad job choosing the af points and for some weird reason tends to ignore the good center point.
    That problem I find is that although the AF points are able to lock onto an elephant running towards me, the polycarbonate and aluminum elements of the frame just aren't strong enough to protect the SD card for retrieval later.[/list]

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