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EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: With what features would you consider the 6d?
« on: September 19, 2012, 07:56:00 AM »
forgot the pc sync port for external radio triggering


even the 7D (50D, 40D ... ) has one :/

Canon General / Re: Europe trip, 1-2 months
« on: September 14, 2012, 07:03:00 AM »
Well the title says it all. I'll do a trip in Europe (all of its countries including Russia) for a period of 1 to 2 months and want to know where you guys have been and where would you recommend me to go, places that worth to go and take PICTURES.
 I'll take a (almost)universal train pass so I can go everywhere.
Beautiful landscapes, train stations, cities, zoo's, library, castles,nice architecture,bridges,historicals sites, waterfalls,mountains,nice cruises.. as you might understand, everything that makes a nice photo is welcome in suggestions!
Even if you've never been into the old continent I want your ideas!
I'll bring all my important photo stuff(tripod,remote,8-16sigma,24-70 tamron,50 1.4 sigma,120-300 60D) so no type of pictures is excluded.
Thaaank you.

While 4-8 weeks seems like a long period of time you are looking at decent size continent that probably couldn't be more diverse. It's kind of the same question that you get from Europeans traveling to the US. They often do the same thing where they either drive cross country (without much time to actually see and experience much) or criss cross from coast to coast to check of the stereotypical tourist attractions from their list.

If that's what you want people have given you the list already. And I'm not saying that Paris and Zermatt aren't worth visiting. Quite to the contrary. Only I would stick to 2, maybe 3 places that really interest you and get to know them better and beyond recreating the pictures and mental images that you already find at your local travel agent or on "Rick Steve's Europe" show.

To me traveling has always been about learning how places tick and where they're coming from. And I personally have a thing for putting things into historical contexts to understand the world a bit better. The one time I did one of those "20 countries in 10 days" undertakings with two very good friends we actually followed the path of one of the crusades with the added bonus of one of the friends being quite the expert on this subject. Not that the local food, drink and girls were dismissed along the way...Those were the days...

And I would stick to the 50 and the 24-70 and leave the rest at home.

Favorite places, some obvious, others maybe not so much:

Zermatt, Switzerland
Saas Fee, Switzerland
London and many towns along the Southern England shore
Delft, Netherlands
Amsterdam and towns along the Northern Shore
Hamburg, Germany
Cologne, Germany
Munster, Germany
Ploen lake region, Germany
Some of the smaller, less known islands of the coast of Athens

I think you mean Münster not Munster?  Or do you refer to the German Tank museum ?

Software & Accessories / Re: Sharing images to a closed group of people
« on: September 07, 2012, 07:10:20 AM »
you get 10GB with a Canon logo ;)
It is easier to manage albums for closed groups than with dropbox.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX Owners: Read This Warning!
« on: September 06, 2012, 03:04:18 PM »
on the 1ds3 the Func.-Button  is used for Card/Quality and WB.
So when you press it once it enables ( probably unwant)  changes a second press brings you to the other option.
When you  press it  so it changes WB  an unwanted press and main-dial turn  will just change WB, what is  not important when you shoot RAW and will be noticed the next time you review a picture.

Lighting / Re: TTL + remote simultaneously?
« on: September 06, 2012, 12:35:17 PM »
I have some modified yongnuo 603c for that. It is not that complicated and wenn you have a screwdriver and some basic solderingskils it is done in under 10 minutes ;)
Then the  YN can be connected to the camera by the PC-sync-Port.

Also you can use a 580exII in external metering mode  connected by PC to you camera when that is accurat enough.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX Owners: Read This Warning!
« on: September 06, 2012, 11:07:38 AM »
it is the same with the Func.- Button on the 1Ds3  but it is more hidden between the other Buttons.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX exposure metering in manual mode
« on: September 01, 2012, 02:49:05 PM »
The 1 Ds3  do not show it. 7D does.  why ?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Fastest compactflash card for 7D
« on: August 31, 2012, 06:15:10 AM »

I have SanDisk 16GB 400X UDMA (60mb/s), 600X 16GB UDMA (90mb/s) and the Lexar 64GB 1000X UDMA7 (145mb/s) ... after the initial burst rate (at 8fps) the number of shots I can take in a stretch with 1000X UDMA7 card is much more than the other two cards. Conclusion: 7D with firmware v2 gives better burst rates with a 1000X UDMA7 CF card than the other CF cards

what means "much" more ?
It means after the 7D buffer fills up at the initial 8fps burst mode:
with 400X UDMA (60mb/s) I get 2 more shots before I have to wait for 2 seconds for the next shot
with 600X UDMA (90mb/s) I get 3 to 4 more shots before I have to wait for less than 2 seconds for the next shot
with 1000X UDMA (145mb/s) I get 7 more shots, before I have to wait for the next shot for 1 second
These are approximate numbers based on my last week's photos taken of a running Oryx in the desert.

Thank you that is what I  were looking for.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Fastest compactflash card for 7D
« on: August 30, 2012, 06:28:02 PM »

I have SanDisk 16GB 400X UDMA (60mb/s), 600X 16GB UDMA (90mb/s) and the Lexar 64GB 1000X UDMA7 (145mb/s) ... after the initial burst rate (at 8fps) the number of shots I can take in a stretch with 1000X UDMA7 card is much more than the other two cards. Conclusion: 7D with firmware v2 gives better burst rates with a 1000X UDMA7 CF card than the other CF cards

what means "much" more ?

I had  one some years ago. It works and the transferrates where Ok but not that good as a fast CF-Card but  for single shoots even the cheapest card wont give you more harm than  a greater lag on viewing and scrolling through pictures. That could be annoying but I think it will not be that bad as with the super old SD-cards  I testes it to really find the difference. That to the good side  and now the bad side ... after 4 days one of the coper contact pins inside break and it stopt working. When you be a bit careful ( sliding cards in gently ) I think it might work or I just got a bad one.
Now shooting with the 1ds3 and having fast SD-cards for it  I probably will get a new try on it. 

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Pick your favorite.
« on: August 29, 2012, 08:05:33 AM »
the first.

because of the nice colours and contrast, them being together and near creating one unit not standing apart or him so far above her, nice detail on them and the gras.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 7D FW2.0: Problems anyone?
« on: August 29, 2012, 07:41:48 AM »
no problems but that  the SET-Button and the Upperdial  are absolutely functionless  in the new Playback-Q-Menu are  really annoying.
The dial could easily be used to change between the options or to cycle truth pictures.
And every time I rate a picture or protect one I hit the Set-button and nothing happens.
Also this Menu is really not practical to protect or rate more than ONE picture because I have to close it go to next picture and have to reopen it ... CANON please that is far away from elegant !!!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade from 10d to 60d or 7d
« on: August 28, 2012, 06:51:19 AM »
Only micro adjustments on 7D matters. I never need this function on my 60D, because I do tests when buying lens.
 Don't listen if someone tells 60D is plastic. That's rediculous! there are no plastic SLRs - they all are metal inside.
60D is the best Canon choice for video. You can use Magic Lantern on it, but not on 7D.
Your lenses are too big and heave for crop, I''d advise to go for 5Dm2. so 60D or 5Dm2 - my Imho.

"your lenses are too big and heave for crop"  what do you mean ?

Yes they are all metal Inside but not on the outside ... the plastic will take far more scratches and will look and feel old much faster than metal.
For example the plastic card-door on my 7D looks so much more just than any of its metal-bodyparts.
And when I compare my old 40D(metal) and 350D(plastic) the metal on the 40D doesnt really changed over the years but the 350D  does and is now looking and feeling like it will fall apart every second. Also the gaps between the body parts  get bigger over time and much more on plastic bodys.

EOS Bodies / Re: Earthshatteringly Disappointed With 7D
« on: August 27, 2012, 03:42:00 PM »
If I can just add my 5 cents worth. There is a place for both the 7D and the 5D (classic and 5DmkII). [How diplomatically started, right]   ;D

I've used full frame and APS-C.  For me, at this stage and my style of photography, the 7D suits me best. I really appreciate the AF improvements (over my 350D).  I'll acknowledge that the 5D's focus is above that of my 350D.

However I even still use my 350D - eg when I really need something light, and I will pack my 18-55mm kit lens, and still achieve great photos.

But for anything sports, moving, macro, etc- my 7D comes out first.  Also, I'm very happy with my 7D for landscapes at ISO100, or ISO200, and for low light photos, I do like the 7D's ability and handling.  With some careful post processing, I can get images I am thankful for.

Definitely for landscape a 5D or 5DmkII with the FF sensor is most suited for most of those general 'scenic' applications. Though - as I wrote in another post - unless someone's pixel peeping, often it's hard (or impossible) to tell from normal viewing distance if a certain photo was taken with FF or APS-C.

All the best to everyone!  :)


I can totally agree!
I use my old scratchy  350D for the  really hard times! When there is  the not so small chance that the used camera is smashed  on a rock while I am climbing or I could easily fall into salt water with it.
beside  I love my 7D but hate that noisy low ISO-Images it produces (no word on hi-ISO ;) )

Canon General / Re: Canon 7D with WFT-E5A
« on: August 27, 2012, 03:28:10 PM »
Has anyone had a good experience using the WFT-E5A to geotag photos using an iPhone to generate the GPS data/location?  Other GPS devices? Curious as its a lot of money for the feature.  When will Canon include this as a built-in feature in a non-professional grade (realize 7D is bottom of the pro-grade) or more reasonably priced camera?

for what do you need the WFT when using  an iPhone to record the track-data ?  by bluetooth ? does the iPhone do that kind of BT communication?

I considered an WFT for tethert shooting  but  most of the time I can use a cable and so it doesn´t justify the cost.

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