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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's roadmap
« on: November 26, 2012, 12:12:07 AM »
You left out the lens cap! Dude! Pay attention to all the important releases...
;)

+1 :)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« on: November 25, 2012, 08:52:30 AM »
Looking forward to someone in here actually trying it. It looks very promesing :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dumb question?
« on: November 23, 2012, 09:33:22 AM »
Like you math is not my strong suit, but I was wondering about the same thing as you. I have a 5D II, and my wife a 600D. I was lucky enough to borrow a 800L 5.6 and I already have the 2x III extender. So I tried to shoot the same subject first with the 1600mm combo, and then took the two lenses on my wife's camera to see how it looked at 2560mm. Although the 2560mm was closer, I realized that when I cropped hard to get as far in as I could before it started to pixelate, the same closeness of cropping with the 5D II combo (so the subject looked the same size on my screen) gave better result  with the full format, as far as sharpness and patterns are concerned. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: !!!FIRST!!! - Full Frame Mirrorless Camera
« on: November 19, 2012, 04:07:09 PM »
I work at Sony Electronics. :)

Yea we've got FF Mirrorless already.

We're often times the first to market or very early to market. I remember announcing the world's lightest laptop 6 months before the first macbook air. Even after the launch of the AIR our's was still the thinnest and lightest but did anyone know haha? I remember carrying the world's first OLED TV to a convention in Las Vegas. We never advertised it though, the images were stunning and the design was sleek. 2 years later Samsung made a huge TV ad campaign and without saying it made it sound like they were the first to make the OLED TVs. And their TV was IDENTICAL to our aesthetically, they basically took our tv and rebadged it as a samsung. I think that's my biggest frustration with this company. We don't advertise anything and unless you're really looking for a product you would never know we made it. I'm so tired of watching great products get launch with zero visibility.

Just wanted to release some steam about the biggest issue that irks me about Sony. Other than that the company is awesome, they treat us real well, we get good discounts and the work culture here is great (I knew a few people who worked at Samsung that we're very happy).

I guess that you feel that they are not winning the AD war, but they are there. Nice to meet an employee of the great company of Akio Morita!:)

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I was thinking about the Ezybox by Lastolite, but in Norway it is quite stiff in price.

I have a pair of the 24" Ezyboxes, they're quite sturdy and easy to set up.  I expect the quality of light is no different from the cheap ones, but the build quality and durability of the Lastolites are very good.

Thanks Neuro. I also went to their website and looked at an instructional video, and it seems quick to set up. The one I found in England (ebay) is 54cm, so a little bit smaller than yours? but by the looks of it a great size for outdoor portrait. For indoor I have umbrellas.

Have you also tested the grid that you can buy as an accessorie?

G.

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I have I question: Do you have a tip for a good softbox that works with my 430EX ii, 580EX ii, and 600EX RT? The way I intend to use it most, is to place the flash and softbox on a monopod to get portaits outside, so the softbox must not be so big that a person cannot hold it for a resonably timespan.

What's wrong with the vanilla commercial softboxes? Look @amazon, their weight is between 500-1500g (depending on size).  Your only problem might be that they consume much flash power so the 430ex2 could be underpowered for daylight outdoor shots.

Good tip on the 430 being to weak for daylight shots. 
Nothing wrong with the vanilla ones :) but I wanted to be sure to buy one which is good and can be used with all three separate flashes. Nice if it is not too expensive too. I looked at one from Cowboy studio (after looking at another thread here) and it was in many ways a fit, however it seemed cumberstone to mount when outside..  I was thinking about the Ezybox by Lastolite, but in Norway it is quite stiff in price.

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Not to butt in, since I am not knowledge enough to give you advice on your problem. However, I see a lot of folks here who cares about and knows a great deal about flashes. I have I question: Do you have a tip for a good softbox that works with my 430EX ii, 580EX ii, and 600EX RT? The way I intend to use it most, is to place the flash and softbox on a monopod to get portaits outside, so the softbox must not be so big that a person cannot hold it for a resonably timespan.

Thanks,

G.

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Lenses / Re: 100 f/2.8L or 135mm f/2L
« on: November 15, 2012, 03:01:59 PM »
85L II = 135L

They're are very, very close in producing great photos. So close I consider them Equal.

I have the 135 and love it, and I am borrowing the 200 F2.0L for an indefinite timespan (a bit big to carry around, but great). I have borrowed the 85L II several times, and it has left me wanting. I am no expert to be able to speak with umph on which is best, but my impression is that the latter has an extra thing to it.

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Lenses / Re: 100 f/2.8L or 135mm f/2L
« on: November 15, 2012, 02:06:35 PM »
I agree with several here that 135 on a crop body is a bit long indoors. My wife uses my 135 often on her 600D, but mostly outdoors. However... If you go for the 100L (which is also a great lens), you not only give up a stop, but also speed on the AF. The 135 is very fast in AF. Second, I would also think about another point, which is that when you are about to invest in L glass as you are now, I would also think past your current camera. Don't know if you are thinking about going full frame or not, but if you see yourself going that way, I would argue that the 135 is the third best portrait lens in the Canon lineup (200 F2.0L, 85L II, 135L). A great lens will outlast a body..

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Lenses / Re: Best Lens for photographing children
« on: November 14, 2012, 05:19:19 PM »
I would agree with several here about the 135 and 85L II. they can separate the kids from the crowd, and you having a 5D III gives you quite a range in ISO performance. AI Servo will be good though. I have lost a lot of shots of my two young boys trying to capture them in One shot mode :)

Myself, I don't have the 85L II (I got the Siggy 1.4 which is also great, at least until you have tried the 85L II :( )

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Video & Movie / Re: First attempt with my 1d-x
« on: November 11, 2012, 11:18:24 AM »
Technique fine, content like a 14 year old boy's fantasy.

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Sports / Re: motorsport photos
« on: November 11, 2012, 08:46:21 AM »
Not much amateur over these shots :) Brilliant, and welcome!

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thank you Neuro and KBmelb for your answers. I have had this as one of my most wanted lenses for a long time. I will still get it after what you say, but not with eyes wide shut :)

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Lenses / Re: Lens recommendation -newborn shoot
« on: November 06, 2012, 07:49:40 AM »
I shot this picture of my youngest son with a 5DII and a 100L HIS : http://500px.com/photo/2197306

and it is fun for eyes and body parts and such.

I don't have a 85L II myself unfortunately, but coupling the buttery bokeh of that lens with the incredible texture of newborns and their cute clothes is imho a match made in heaven :)

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