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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: HELP - strange 1Dx AEB behaviour
« on: February 16, 2014, 04:09:29 AM »
RGF, good to know.

When you say "main dial", are you referring to the dial near the shutter release?

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III & EOS 1D X
« on: February 14, 2014, 09:10:19 AM »
That seller was selling the 1Dx for $5449 a month ago.  Why call it out now?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang will start producing AF lenses
« on: February 13, 2014, 01:08:09 PM »
As long as they continue to offer MF options, sounds great!

A won't lie, a really big part of the allure are the amazing price points and solid performance.

14mm 2.8 anyone?

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EOS Bodies / Re: What to buy????
« on: February 12, 2014, 10:49:55 PM »
What is it exactly that your D700 cannot do, that the Canon 5D Mark lll, 6D, 70D, or rumored 7D II will do better?  The D700 is a very capable camera that is no less relevant today than 4 years ago.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D4S Specs confirmed.
« on: February 12, 2014, 09:39:53 PM »
Adorama just dropped the ball:


Not necessarily.  It's not that uncommon for retailers post incorrect specs for products yet anounced.

For what it's worth, you have more confidence in these spec than the Nikon Rumors admin  ;D

http://nikonrumors.com/2014/02/12/nikon-d4s-listed-at-adorama-as-a-24mp-camera.aspx/

Quote from: Nikon Rumors Admin
I still believe the D4s will be a 16MP camera as I previously reported. I think Adorama made a mistake in their listing.


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX focusing screens
« on: February 08, 2014, 04:38:35 AM »
the DOF is only apparent on fast primes.  So for my 1.2 and 1.4 lenses, it makes an enormous difference.

At 2.8, I don't notice any difference in visible DOF between stock and high precision screens, so I'm not surprised it wasn't nearly as effective on the 17 TSE.

You forget you can get supershallow dof with the TS-E, although dark VF, to see the focal plane when tilted max upwards and rotated was awesome.

ah, yes, i stand corrected!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX focusing screens
« on: February 07, 2014, 04:10:06 PM »
the DOF is only apparent on fast primes.  So for my 1.2 and 1.4 lenses, it makes an enormous difference.

At 2.8, I don't notice any difference in visible DOF between stock and high precision screens, so I'm not surprised it wasn't nearly as effective on the 17 TSE.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX focusing screens
« on: February 07, 2014, 02:49:38 PM »
Eldar,

I wound up not ordering and installing the Ec-S.  After using MF on both bodies, the smaller platform just felt so much easier to use I am going to use my 5D exclusively for MF since it already has an Ee-S screen installed.

I can't say how different the Ec-S and Ee-S screens are, but I won't use anything slower than f/4 in anything but very good light with the Ee-S.  I find the screen gets dark very easily. 

I would imagine f/4 on your 600 would work ok in decent light, but once you start shooting at dusk or low light conditions, I think you will be dissappointed.  Adding an extender will only make things worse :(

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Photography Technique / Re: Photography fail moments !!!
« on: February 06, 2014, 07:03:15 PM »
only for a certain, unnamed, self-professed, nikon ambassador   ::)

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Photography Technique / Re: Photography fail moments !!!
« on: February 06, 2014, 04:57:33 PM »
switching to .JPG on those rare occasion for some eBay pictures, only forgetting to switch back to .CR2 afterwards

doh!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5d Mark ii ebay advice
« on: February 06, 2014, 01:06:20 PM »
The only times I have purchased salvaged or broken cameras/lenses was for parts or the occasional desk or bookshelf eye candy.

This might make sense if you were a camera tech yourself, but you're taking a big gamble on hoping to bring this camera back to life.  Who knows what happened to it, consider yourself warned!

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Street & City / Re: My 14 days Vacation in Greece
« on: February 01, 2014, 09:53:13 PM »
Surapon,

Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures!  I visited Santorini in July and your images brought back some wonderful memories.  Here's how I remember it :)

Cheers!











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Canon General / Re: Review: Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
« on: January 31, 2014, 05:52:03 PM »
Competition is good!  As a consumer, I welcome more options. 

The pressure from third party manufacturers can only push Canon to re-evaluate if they are getting spanked at their own game.

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who would put that on their listing lol

that's like putting on your online dating profile "not as cute as many have told me"

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Lenses / Re: Is There a Definitive "Best" Landscape Lens for Crop?
« on: January 31, 2014, 02:14:25 PM »
Canon EFM 11-22mm IS

handsdown the best ultrawide zoom for canon i've used, and the only one offered with IS.  1/3 the weight and bulk of the 16-35 II or EFS 10-22mm, diminutive in size, a very capable IS when tripod is not an option, inexpensive (had to purchase from Canada $399), and performs surprisingly well in regards to IQ for a zoom lens priced in the entry level price range.

Paired with the EOS M, the kit weighs nothing, is easily stowed and is the ultimate backpacking, landscape kit IMHO.  Just be sure to bring many extra batteries  :P

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