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Lighting / Re: R.I.P Metz Speedlites.
« on: November 25, 2014, 01:07:41 AM »
My Dad used Metz's in the 50's and 60's,  but I've never owned one.
They'll probably close the TV division and keep the rest of the business going, hopefully.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samsung NX-1 Review
« on: November 24, 2014, 02:50:33 AM »
The camera sounds good, as do the lenses, but it's a lot of money for an unfounded brand and I think they will be a hard sell.

If you buy the camera and a couple of good lenses and decide you don't like it,  I reckon you'd be hard pressed to get a reasonable percentage back, if you can sell it second hand.

However, I do hope that Canon  is watching...........

Photography Technique / Re: Extreme macro question
« on: November 23, 2014, 03:21:55 AM »
Use your live view to find out which focus setting is best, but start with both at infinity.

You can use as many extension tubes as you like, and they won't degrade IQ,  but you may need to focus manually if the tubes don't have contacts or if you use 2 or more tubes.

Hand holding your camera at more than 1:1 and getting shake free photos is challenging and your DOF will be razor thin.

Lenses / Re: DPReview: EOS 7D Mark II Shooting Experience
« on: November 22, 2014, 01:36:29 AM »
Try setting your flash to strobe (high speed flash).
With the 7D2's 10fps, you'll get plenty of good shots.

Lenses / Re: What's your favourite focal length?
« on: November 19, 2014, 05:12:25 PM »
Whichever one that gets me the shot I want!

My most used lens is my 24-105L.

Software & Accessories / Re: LR 5.7 supports Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: November 19, 2014, 02:00:06 AM »
About time too!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New Sigma Lenses Coming Q1 of 2015 [CR1]
« on: November 18, 2014, 04:49:01 AM »
+1 for the 85 1.4.
I've been holding off buying an 85 until I can check out the Art version.

How did you go with the Selphy?
Did it work OK?

Lenses / Re: 400mm thoughts
« on: November 17, 2014, 12:09:12 AM »
Does anyone know when the 400 DO2 comes out?

It's either this or the new 100-400, which will normally used at around 400mm.
If I'm going to have a fight with my wife, it might as well be over $8K as it would be over $2k, but I wonder how much better the new 400Do2 compares in focussing and IQ to the new 100-400 2.

Photography Technique / Re: contrast in settings on camera
« on: November 16, 2014, 06:26:14 PM »
The settings are software settings, relating to the way the processor handles the raw images coming off the sensor.
There are no mechanical changes made to the camera.

If you shoot in RAW you change these settings, including picture styles, on your pc.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Card images failed transfer error on 5d3
« on: November 15, 2014, 09:52:53 PM »
I've got a Samsung Tab S, and I can plug a card reader or the camera or a USB key directly into it and either just look at the photos or copy them onto the device or to the micro SD card I have in it.

Time to get rid of the crippled ipad and get something truly usefull.

I normally leave the camera on, unless I know that I won't be using it for a while or I need to change lenses etc.

Mind you, our DSLRs turn on so quickly, it doesn't really matter.

Lenses / Re: Field review of the new Canon 100-400
« on: November 15, 2014, 06:12:55 PM »
I'm really hanging out to try it.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Phase One Mirrorless MF Camera in December!
« on: November 15, 2014, 05:36:34 PM »
I've seen posts where people were asking for an MF mirrorless, but at $43K + lenses etc., I can't see it being sold in the thousands, nor it giving any curry to the Sony A7's.

Now I know that mirrorless cameras sell for more than an equivalent DSLR, but this is just ridiculous.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Gold-trimmed Nikon DF - good, bad, ugly?
« on: November 14, 2014, 05:51:06 PM »
Throughout the  history of cameras, there have been many gold plated and even platinum ones.
This has been done to Nikons before and there was a batch of Hasselblads made in the day that had a gold plated body with real lizard skin leather trims.

We might laugh at these, but in the future these collectibles will be worth big money.

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