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Lighting / Re: Getting started with 600EX-RT, advice?
« on: December 30, 2012, 08:48:41 AM »
So I got my first flash, a 600EX-RT.  So far I just got a Gary Fong Lighsphere diffuser for it and that's about it.  I was just curious as to what fun things I can do with it just to experiment.  I've always shot with natural light/reflectors, but I know flashes open up a whole new world.  I feel like I'm clueless as to where to start, so any advice would be greatly appreciated!

I would even suggest getting Joe McNally's book Sketching Light. I have that and Syl' book and they are great, and the most reccomended  books on the

Lenses / Re: Announcement on January 8, 2013? New Lenses [CR1]
« on: December 30, 2012, 07:51:32 AM »


Maybe I should write an article for the site on TS-E use as few people seem to know how to get the best out of these extraordinary lenses


Lenses / Re: Canon 35mm f/2 IS Review
« on: December 28, 2012, 06:36:54 PM »
New review of the Canon 35mm f/2.

Canon 35mm f/2 IS Review

Thanks for the post. I just bought the Siggy 35, but still interesting to watch this. He makes a strong argument for the video shooters (of which I am not one of). Apart from the vignetting issue at F2.0,... Am I the only one that thought that the bokeh did not look particularly good on this lens?

PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon France Teases New Products
« on: December 28, 2012, 09:59:16 AM »
Several are speculating that it is the Project 1709 that was launched as a beta at Photokina. If that is the case, I am not impressed with it so far.

EOS Bodies / Re: An EOS 3D Mention [CR1]
« on: December 28, 2012, 09:39:29 AM »
I love the fact that they have placed a non-existing lens on the picture :)

PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon France Teases New Products
« on: December 28, 2012, 09:17:17 AM »
As they have done in Norway for a couple of days on Facebook. They even ask us what we think it is :)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikons and Canon's equivalent
« on: December 28, 2012, 06:24:05 AM »
I don't really think I have a decent set of lenses (It's really what's in my signature plus the 18-55mm kit lens). I do feel that the 1000D is beginning to be insufficient for what I (try to) do. Being a student, a 5d3 will really be a luxury item since I don't make any profits from my hobby. I really like the look and feel of full frame, but am willing to wait for the 7d2 to come out (if ever) since I don't have pressing needs.

But what surprises me is that both the 5d2 and D700 came out in the same year (2008) and to me the D700 is a better all around camera. (This is definitely not a fair comparison to the 5d2 since I have only used it once.) Specs-wise it does seem like the D700 can also be used for sports as well unlike the 5d2.

Excuse my ignorance, but what kind of sports is it that you feel that I cannot shoot?

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 200 f/2L IS
« on: December 27, 2012, 03:31:28 AM »
The only drawback of the 200f2 is the weight..with a 1DX it's a beast..

Eh.... The price? :)

Lenses / Re: TS-E 24mm II + 2x Mk III Extender
« on: December 26, 2012, 02:58:44 AM »
Higher mag than the native lens - up to 7x with the 1.4x TC and 10x with the 2x TC.
I've never owned a tilt-shift lens but did you mind explaining how the magnification increases that much rather than just 1.4 or 2x?

We were talking about the MP - E65,in regards to other lenses you could use extenders below 135L

Macro / Re: Couldn't do this again if I tried
« on: December 25, 2012, 05:03:40 PM »

Lenses / Re: TS-E 24mm II + 2x Mk III Extender
« on: December 25, 2012, 05:01:59 PM »
Higher mag than the native lens - up to 7x with the 1.4x TC and 10x with the 2x TC.

But with that magnification, you would be hard pressed to be even able to spot the subject in the first place. I once took a macro shot with my 100L on my 5D II of a spider on a wall. It was less than a half cm from end to end. Upon cropping it on the screen I saw that it was actually in the process of deavouring another small spiderlike insect. I would not have been able to see that originally with my own two eyes.  10 times mag would in reality make a microscope with field capabilities!

Lenses / Re: TS-E 24mm II + 2x Mk III Extender
« on: December 25, 2012, 04:17:30 PM »
Neuro. I am curious. What would MP-E 65 with an extendeer give in images?  Is it mainly to increase working distance from the subject?

Lenses / Re: Workaround for Loose Lens Cap on 8-15mm Fisheye
« on: December 25, 2012, 04:02:55 PM »
Interesting thread. Just got mine four days ago.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« on: December 24, 2012, 02:15:18 AM »

if  now 4 different  sites  has shown that this lens is  nothing else that a great / exceptional lens, why do you people question these measurements?
do you really think the Canon 35/1,4 and the  at double price is better? regarding resolution and bokeh?
I think is the reverse.Sigma has done a exceptional lens. And I will test it as soon there are a nikon  sigma out there  and together with d800 and 36Mp
Gör det. Sen kan du lägga upp bilderna på en Nikon-site för folk här lär inte vara alltför intresserade.

Jeg er interessert!:)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
« on: December 23, 2012, 07:12:16 PM »
Requiem aeternam!

I will keep mine as a second camera, whatever my next will be. We have travelled on too many, less travelled by, to part.

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