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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 3000 mAh AA battery for Flash ?
« on: September 22, 2013, 09:02:19 AM »
I always prefer LSDs, because I know, they are charged. A bit less, but not nothing.

+1000 just from today: I grabbed my external NiMH external power pack, and guess what - it was completely discharged after some time of no usage, I didn't expect it to go that low that fast. There was no time to recharge it, so I had to shoot with my Eneloop AA which don't loose their charge :-o

I would also recommend a tablet for the larger screen size. I use an older toshiba thrive which is nice because it has a sd card slot.

Hmmmyes, thanks for the information so far, after looking at the prices a (used) decent tablet seems to be easier to get than a decent phone. My preference would be a model with full sd card slot and the ability to run CyanogenMod, the latter excludes the Tosihiba mentioned...;cmversions=%2210.2%22,%2210.1%22;

Same question here: The Canon remote app runs on models just fine, as long as one of the supported Android versions is on it?

I'd like to get a "as cheap as possible" android phone for 6d remote control and would like to ask for advice here. I've never gotten a smartphone before, I don't really need any smartphone capabilities, it's really just for this one purpose and voice telephony.

Are there any experiences with different phone types that don't really work with eos remote, what are you using?

Edit: It seems a tablet would be really better suited for me, so I extended the topic to match this change.

EOS Bodies / Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« on: September 22, 2013, 04:28:05 AM »
And what is the point of FF mirrorless? It's compact and lightweight?

Just because mirrorless starts in the p&s region doesn't mean it's only good for holiday snaps!

The main advantage of mirrorless next to the missing mirror (= smaller design) is that the sensor can see the picture all the time, so you can have lots of information previously missing in the evf - like focus peaking, zebras or numerous other electronic hints.

With a good sensor (ff), a good electonic viewfinder and the appropriate software pro mirrorless will make the current dslr designs look like they are from the stone age, "with mirror" will become a nice market in 10 years from now. Why do you think Canon invested so heavily in their dual pixel sensor tech?

She shoots jpeg and until she has problems Raw can wait.

As you probably know, next to adjustable wb esp. with Canon raw has much more dynamic range (less danger of clipped whites, cleaner shadows) - and you can always just convert raw to jpeg or lossy-dng afterwards to save disk space, but not the other way around :-)

I'm impressed at looking at the quality of the pics she has taken with the 70D so far and if I get in a situation
where my 7D struggles I'll get her to take the pic that I want. ;D

It's great you're happy with the 70d, but you might want to look again - judging from any the studio samples the new sensor isn't much of an advancement over the 7d, maybe - and that's stretching it - 0.5 stops @medium iso.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Banding concerns. What am I doing wrong?
« on: September 22, 2013, 03:35:14 AM »
I am attaching two versions of the same photo - untouched RAW (size reduced) and processed (size reduced).

The ACR jpeg values aren't the same as in other image processing software, higher values are complete overkill except for cases with gradients - you happend to have this case.

* Read this:

* Use this on your own shots:

Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 22, 2013, 02:59:14 AM »
what's wrong with 18-55 IS?  ::)
No "L"!

Which unfortunately means the ef-s isn't sealed - L is not only about having a prestigious red ring, but a sturdy lens - avoiding a couple of repairs due to water or sand leaking into the lens will more than make up for the price difference.

I learned this the hard way after my 100mm non-L macro broke twice, while the L version doesn't twitch in whatever situation I use it in.

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 4.1 Running SLOW!
« on: September 22, 2013, 02:55:36 AM »
You need cores, ram, ssd and fast gpus.

And with the money left after these purchases, shoot with a Rebel 550d and a 50/1.8 :-> ... nothing against helping the economy, but for my money I'd first split large catalogs, allocate catalog & data on different disks, turn off sharpening/nr until exporting - lr5 also has smart previews to prevent working on the full resolution.

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom 5.2 Available
« on: September 22, 2013, 02:14:13 AM »
The improvement in the autotone function has made the upgrade worthwhile.

Autotone is tuned in every minor, beta or rc release, and I consider the pv2012 autotone still semi-broken in comparison to the pv2010 version - that's because autotone tries to be smart, but at least for what I shoot the results are horrible - too much contrast and no highlight recovery which is extremely important for Canon raw.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5d3 versus the 6d image quality
« on: September 21, 2013, 04:22:45 PM »
in terms of image quality alone are they the same?????

You're talking about stills? If so: basically yes, it's the same sensor generation, both are also very similar to the 5d2 - the resolution difference 20mp (6d) vs 21mp (5d2) vs 22mp (5d3) is only decisive for video quality where the 5d3 excels - and can even record raw while the 6d sd card slot is crippled to 40mb/s.

Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 21, 2013, 08:09:51 AM »
Canon already makes a "pretty good" IS lens at that focal range, it's called the 70-200 f2.8 IS!  ;D

What about 69mm :-o ? ... No, of course if depends in which direction you want the flexibility, and for wider shots which often are required in events and photojournalism the 24-70 is the way to go, you can crop, but you cannot reconstruct data that isn't there because your lens was too long.

After using the NON-IS-Version for a long time I am now a IS fan.

Sssshhh, don't tell, even more people might buy the Tamron at half the Canon's price :-o ... in Germany, the Tamron's price has gone UP recently.

EOS Bodies / Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« on: September 21, 2013, 08:05:32 AM »
There was a time that I checked this site daily to get me salivating...sadly those days are long gone.

You should get some better paid work, then you could salivate about gear like the 200-400L ... or you should give up working completely and then eagerly await the quarterly Rebel release or next EOS M :-> ... but in a sandwich position I'm with you, Canon has been neglecting enthusiasts a lot recently (ymmv, imho, ...).

Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 21, 2013, 02:42:59 AM »
What I don't understand about this lens is what it accomplishes; Why spend at very least $3000 on this if it ever comes out?

Because it will be "THE" lens - One Lens to rule them all, One Lens to find them, One Lens to bring them all and in the darkness bind them!

Plus for people spending $7k on a camera body and $10k for a tele lens another $3k probably doesn't matter that much - and as it has been argued in many Tamron vs. Canon threads, IS @70mm does make sense for various shooting conditions even for stills.

Actually, ISO 1000 is 800 pushed, so is much better to use 1250, wich is 1600 pulled.

Wupps, of course you're correct, I just mixed that up.

In theory, even ISO 640 has less noise than ISO 100, being 800 ISO pulled, but as far as I'm concerned, images at 100 ISO are much better. Colors and nuances are cleaner and DR is wider.

I know about the ml theory and often post the link - but I have to admit I switched to using only full iso stops, and since ff has better iq I was wondering about the snr @full low iso stops. But as the replies so far indicate, also for ff lower iso is "better".

Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 20, 2013, 11:52:46 PM »
If Tamron can do it - why in the hell can't Canon?

Because with the iq of the Canon and IS it would need larger-than-82mm filters and would be much heavier - Canon opted against it back then.

Also a 24-70 rumor popping up usually means there won't be any acutal lens releases for the next months :-p

What the eye does not see, the heart does not feel.

That's why this thread is about the "actual", not theoretical iq - and even if not imho it doesn't hurt to know the insides out, even if it doesn't always translate into practice.

These readings indicate that there is no disadvantage to any performance metric when used at indicated 100iso

My question is the other way around: What (if any) is the disadvantage when used at iso200 or iso400, as in real life shooting :-) ?

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