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Lenses / Re: Ipad app by Canon
« on: January 02, 2013, 01:02:08 PM »
For those of you who have an Ipad.... Canon Singapore has put out a very interesting (and free) app called CanonSGLens, you can searh for it on the apple store...

It gives lens specs, drawings, MTF charts, allows comparisons, has a FOV simulator, depth of field simulator and calculator, etc etc....

Thanks, I have now installed it. :)

Neuro, I could not find the one you mentioned by that name. There was a Canon Lenses+ for approx two dollars, by a Gorman. Is that the one?

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Canon General / Re: How many clicks in 2012?
« on: January 02, 2013, 10:38:45 AM »
Approx 22500 on four cameras (18.000 on my 5D II, 2000 on a 1Dx, 2000 on 1Ds III, and about 500 on my wife's 600D :)

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Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: January 01, 2013, 01:59:34 PM »
Here's my submission

Taken in Shanghai

7D + Canon 100mm Macro 2.8

My website: http://utypedesign.com/
My tumblr: http://utype.tumblr.com/

Fantastic!

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Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: January 01, 2013, 08:25:34 AM »
i love portraits, one of the reasons why i do photography... :)

Great shots, and the second one is incredible! Not only a beautiful crafted shot of a beautiful girl, but I love what you have done to the overall composition and feel.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikons and Canon's equivalent
« on: December 31, 2012, 11:53:08 AM »
Excuse my ignorance, but what kind of sports is it that you feel that I cannot shoot?
Sorry, I don't really get your question.  :-\

Are you looking for only used cameras?
No, but I am looking out for FF cameras which can be used for sports. It's time to upgrade, but I have a major examinations in the coming year which means that I will have less free time to shoot. This also means that I do not really have a pressing want for a new camera.

However, some of my friends do the the D700 and love them so much that they will not give them up.
I understand why they felt that way. I was reluctant to return the D700. For me, high resolutions are not required since I shoot as a hobby. Also, I am comfortable with high ISOs on the D700 (I would go up to 6400 for theatre since no flash was allowed). The small file sizes (lesser MP) were also welcome. My only regret was not having an opportunity to try shooting sports with the D700.

I used to own the D700 with the Nikon 28-300mm lens, which made for a fun all in one set-up, which produced some good results, if you're not pixel peeping.
Used to? What do you use now then?

On an unrelated note, is it possible to shoot sports with a 5D2? How much harder is it compared to using a 7D?

It was a rhetorical question. You might need a 1Dx to shoot sports, but I and many others can shoot sports fine with the 5D II. Are there better cameras for sports, yes there are, but if you are unable to shoot sports with a 5D II, I would venture that it is related to your skills rather than the camera.

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Lenses / Re: How tough is the glass of a lens? (8-15)
« on: December 31, 2012, 05:10:41 AM »
Thank you. I'll skip it this time, and bring my 16-35 next time I am here. At least that one is protected.

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Software & Accessories / Re: AFMA advice sought
« on: December 31, 2012, 04:11:00 AM »


I bought the Lens something from spyder. Either my eyes are not good enough or....
I have that Issue, I can not see the fine differences once the setting gets close.

1) do you have to buy a new program for each body ( their website asks you to order for a specific body). My camera is a 5D II, but I have and am still borrowing a 1Ds III for the last three years. Hence would I need two payments and two programs for those. The questiens becomes even more pertinent if I finally Get the 1Dx.
 
Your purchase allows you to use FoCal on 5 different bodies.  You can add or remove bodies a limited number of times, which is to prevent users from cheating, but you can have five at a time.

2) does the program do the callibration for you? (Of course you need to set it up and so forth) But will it set the appropriate values for you in the camera, or would you still have to go through with shooting many shots,to narrow the gap down as with the solution i have today?
The answer depends on the camera body.  The 7D and 5D MK II are full automatic, but the 5D MK III and the 1D X cannot have full automatic calibration due to limitations in the Canon SDK.  So far, a way to make the calibration fully automatic for those bodies has not been found.  You have to follow on screen instructions and change the AFMA value manually between shots, otherwise, its automatic.  This actually goes pretty quickly, since they have improved the ability of the software to find the right value with a minimum number of shots and AFMA settings.


Thank you and rpt and John. I regret buying the Spyder now, as this seems way much easier. I will definitely buy this program.

Gerhard

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Lenses / Re: How tough is the glass of a lens? (8-15)
« on: December 30, 2012, 07:35:25 PM »
they are very tough but not squirrel proof!

Ok, thanks.

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Lenses / How tough is the glass of a lens? (8-15)
« on: December 30, 2012, 07:20:25 PM »
I have this shot planned where I place my camera with my 8-15L on a Manfrotto table tripod with a phottix aion remote release on the ground to capture a squirrel and some birds up close at 14mm (we have a place where we put food, and they eat there everyday). Would they be able to scratch the front element and destroy it?

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 200 f/2L IS
« on: December 30, 2012, 06:31:51 PM »
Discuss our review of the Canon EF 200 f/2L IS

How well does this lens work with teleconverters ? I looked at the pictures at thedigiticalpicture.com and it seems that at least in the center, stopped down one stop it stands up pretty well against the 300mm f/4 and the 400mm f/5.6.

To my unskilled eyes it looks good with my 2xIII. I do not have the 1,4xIII.

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Software & Accessories / Re: AFMA advice sought
« on: December 30, 2012, 06:28:46 PM »
So, am I clear in understanding that once you have FoCal you no longer need Lens Align? In other words, does FoCal's software determine your micro adjustment settings without any need for a pitched scale (FoCal's printed target is all that's necessary to get the job done)?

Correct.

A fem questions from me.

I bought the Lens something from spyder. Either my eyes are not good enough or....

1) do you have to buy a new program for each body ( their website asks you to order for a specific body). My camera is a 5D II, but I have and am still borrowing a 1Ds III for the last three years. Hence would I need two payments and two programs for those. The questiens becomes even more pertinent if I finally Get the 1Dx.

2) does the program do the callibration for you? (Of course you need to set it up and so forth) But will it set the appropriate values for you in the camera, or would you still have to go through with shooting many shots,to narrow the gap down as with the solution i have today?

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: December 30, 2012, 05:46:20 PM »
Here's a shot I took in Yosemite Valley over the holiday. I'm still learning and it is one of my favorite landscapes so far.

Beautiful

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Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: December 30, 2012, 04:31:44 PM »
I really like that pic.  Here's an old one from Myanmar........

Great

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Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: December 30, 2012, 04:31:01 PM »
One to get it started.

And here is another.

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Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: December 30, 2012, 04:29:03 PM »

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