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Canon General / Re: Photographer Petitions Canon for Left Handed Camera
« on: January 27, 2015, 01:34:49 AM »

Have you ever thought about playing a piano? How about making a left handed piano for you, Mr. YAMAHA please? Even if Steinway make one for you, will that make you a better piano player?

Have you ever requested TOYOTA to make a left handed Corolla for you, since you can't change gear with right hand?

People always say left-handed person is smarter than those right-handed. What do you think?

I am right handed, with tennis elbow for many years. Since then I have to use left hand to brush my teeth as suggested by Doctor. How much difficulty is it to use a regular camera for a left-handed person, compare to use left hand to brush teeth?

You can play a piano with either or both hands
Drive in Australia and you can change gears in your Corolla with your left hand.
Yes, left handed people are smarter!

My first SLR was a lefty camera. An Exacta Varex,  and as Canon makes cameras for astro photography, why not make a lefty camera?
I bet there are far more left handed photographers than astro photographers.
Mind you, I bet that there a few left handed astro togs out there too!

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Still Live: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2149
« on: January 26, 2015, 01:06:18 AM »
Looks like it won't be long until you can get a 5D3 for under $2k.
It makes the 7D2 look expensive.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Discontinued
« on: January 22, 2015, 03:29:18 AM »
Sigma is, relatively speaking, a small company, and it's obvious that they could use the production space for faster selling lenses like their 150-600 which is in short supply.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel 750D Spec List [CR1]
« on: January 22, 2015, 03:18:53 AM »
It would seem a bit strange to me that they wouldn't have dpaf in the new Rebel (s) as it is a very useful tool.
I know high end real estate photographers that use 70Ds as it is so fast to focus in live view.

Lots of people that buy Rebels use the video functionality so dpaf would be a very strong marketing tool.

Lenses / Re: The Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L
« on: January 20, 2015, 12:48:38 AM »
Both men and women have a hankering to own certain things that for some reason draw them in like a magnet.
For women, it might be jewellery, expensive - almost unwearable shoes, perfume, flash kitchens - when they can't cook, the list is endless.
For men, it could be a certain old car, a watch and for you Craig, it's this rare and amazing lens.
Good on you Craig!

What are you going to chase next?
Once the joy of the chase and capture are over for one item, another always appears on the horizon...........

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens Review
« on: January 18, 2015, 05:48:19 AM »
As far as I know, there are some in stock in Australia.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony closing down?
« on: January 16, 2015, 03:59:20 AM »
Sony used to have a number of stores in Sydney 5 or 10 years ago, but they've all closed too.
They used to make some great products like the CD players that held 200 or 400 disks and could be programmed via your PC for parties or events.
All their stuff nowadays is very ho hum and often too expensive compared to their competition.

All companies wax and wane, it's the ones that bounce back that can survive.

PowerShot / Re: Convert the PowerShot N into a Rolleiflex Style Camera
« on: January 15, 2015, 01:23:17 AM »
If the waist-level viewfinder is to be true to form, then the image has to be upside-down and left to right.
This was the main reason that waist-level viewfinders got taken over by penta-prisms.

My first SLR camera was an Exacta Varex.
Not only was the film cutter handy, but the camera was designed for left handers.
Where are the lefty cameras today?

EOS Bodies / Re: A New xxD DSLR Coming From Canon [CR1]
« on: January 12, 2015, 04:09:45 PM »
It's the EOS 800D.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 55-25mm IS STM vs EF 200mm 2.8L II
« on: January 11, 2015, 11:53:57 PM »
If the main reason you don't want to use your 70-200 is because it's white, just buy it a black lenscoat.

Otherwise, for what you describe, you'll need as fast a lens as you can get.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: January 09, 2015, 04:49:17 AM »
I've only had mine for a few months,  but I love it.
Sharp, light and great fun to use.
All taken hand held, natural light on my 5d3.

Lenses / Re: New Canon 100-400mm Mk2 lens with 2x extender mk3
« on: January 07, 2015, 03:08:53 AM »
I bet you have a metal tripod.
The reason I say this is because when I have tried a similar setup with my very heavy aluminium tripod and geared head, if I touch the camera - even lightly, it can take 10 or so seconds for the outfit to fully stabilize whereas when using my cf travel tripod, the outfit settles down within 2 seconds.
Using my big cf tripod, the settling time is less than a second.

A 5d3 with the 100-400 and tc is not only heavy, but aimed up at the sky it is not the best balanced either, so you need a cf tripod that is rated to carry at least twice  what the combo weighs.
Hooking some weight under the spider of the tripod will also help.

In my experience, metal tripods vibrate more and for longer than a cf tripod.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo 35mm f/2 Canon Clone on the Way
« on: January 05, 2015, 01:57:10 AM »
While it looks just like it, the Yongi 50mm f1.8 is quite different from the Canon version internally, so it's not infringing IP.
I think this a good thing as it will not only give Canon some curry, but also Sigma, Tokina et al.

I reckon these cheap lenses are good to use in bad environments, and if you get a few good photos out of them and have to throw them away, why not?

I like using my 16-35 f2.8 on my 5d3, because I can easily use filters, but I also love my Tokina 11-16 f2.8 on my 70D.

Lenses / Re: Comparison: Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 vs Canon 50mm f/1.8
« on: January 02, 2015, 02:22:11 AM »
I think this lens is a great example that you don't need to spend lots of money to get good results.

Photography is more about the photographer, rather than the equipment.

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