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Lenses / Re: Cheap telephoto lens
« on: August 07, 2013, 08:07:20 AM »
mfw tamron

> wait for next version

then be prepared to shell out 2.5k.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is This the EOS 3D?
« on: June 17, 2013, 02:41:37 PM »
Seems a little too obvious I would think

Agree that it is not likely to be 3D strap from canon.  Does anyone recognize the person in the picture?

That's my uncle Ben. I have no idea of what he is doing in Grenada though. I spoke to him a couple of hours ago and he told me he was very busy with an office meeting.

nice. would mind to share the process you used in lightroom? Did you use lightroom for the color grading as well?

Lenses / Re: Lenses for climbing photography
« on: May 13, 2013, 10:50:03 AM »
I have done a bit of roped work and shot some climbing videos myself.

Personally I am not a big fan of extremely long focals in climbing photography. As you pointed out best angles are obtained hanging at the side and slightly above the climber. If you are able to place your rope close enough to the climber a 24-105 or even a 16-35 are more suited for the work compared to a heavy 70-200, which is quite difficult to handle when you will be swinging around attached on a rope (especially when doing videos).

Of course if you are far from the climber and/or if you need to isolate the climber from background or make details of hands and such a super tele is best suited. 

watch gimenez work to see  what I am talkin about.

BD athlete Adam Ondra on first ascent of L'étrange Ivresse des Lenteurs (9a+), Ceüse, France

EOS Bodies / Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« on: April 26, 2013, 08:52:40 AM »
does the firmware of the link support all the languages (other than ENG)?

Technical Support / Re: Urgent Help Requested:Photos for my website
« on: April 24, 2013, 08:17:12 AM »
put the raw image on for dem pixelpeepers to check

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5D 3 sales
« on: April 11, 2013, 09:02:10 AM »
I work for a midsized independent wholesale distributor in EU and am daily amazed by the numbers of 5D3 we are selling. The camera has been growing strong since january and especially in the last weeks we cannot cope with demand. WFT is going on...?!?

Canon shareholders are probably rubbing their hands together. They created a new segment out of nowhere (the 1dmkIV which had roughly the same price level was sold in units/months), made people digest the price premium, established a new camera base for the new high-quality high-prices lenses and started to cash in.

From a marketing perspective and despite all the whining on forums it was a clearly winning move.

For those who wonder the wholesale price in hk this week is 3350/3360USD for the kit 24105 and 2650/2670USD for the body.

Good monies for B&H and the like

Lenses / Re: Quick decision help: canon 24 vs zeiss 21
« on: December 07, 2012, 07:55:54 AM »
go for the zeiss without esitation. It is so much better in color and sharpness. The canon 24 from 1.4 to 2.8 is barely usable, so there's no advantage.

Video & Movie / Re: timelapse. how they do this
« on: December 05, 2012, 08:56:16 AM »
nicely done. thanks

Video & Movie / Re: timelapse. how they do this
« on: December 03, 2012, 12:57:13 PM »
I'm struggling with my head. It is not that simple. You must take into account also the velocity at which the stars are moving.
If you make a burst of 130 shots (one per second) how much will star move in 2 minutes? A little bit.. but not that much.

And if you make one shot ... then wait ... then make another shot then wait etc... you will end up having 130 intervalled shots, which will result in jumping footage...

I'm more prone to think that this is done via software during editing

Video & Movie / Re: timelapse. how they do this
« on: December 03, 2012, 07:43:19 AM »
I was just guessing that if you, for example, make consequential 30 sec long exprosures you will add a segment to the top and delete a segment from the tail of the trail and it won't be a smooth movement as seen here

Video & Movie / timelapse. how they do this
« on: December 03, 2012, 05:20:25 AM »
trying to figure out but no clue

Canon General / Re: Canon Can't Even Make a Billion Dollars Anymore
« on: October 26, 2012, 01:01:43 PM »
everyone thinks that they are a business expert all of a sudden now that these numbers came out.

one of the biggest problems is that Canon is based in a country whose currency is rising compared to the markets where they sell products.  that means that even if they sold the exact same amount of everything, and spent the exact same amount they would still pull in less revenue and less profit.  on top of that, the world economy is down which means less disposable for most consumers and less business to business sales.  together, that equals less sales.  to top it all off, smartphones are completely eating up the point and shoot market.

people - canon is not taking huge hits because you think the new 5d cost too much.  its not because you think the 24-70 costs too much.  these prices are very equal to what their predecessors were in terms of japanese currency - but now the rest of the world's is worth less compared to what it was, so things cost more.  also, canon sells a lot more than just 5Diii's and 24-70 ii's...


Pricewatch Deals / Re: Buying from Switzerland
« on: September 20, 2012, 05:31:01 AM »
In most cases at custom control it all comes down to a matter of luck or to how picky that particular officer is. They see such things every day, it is a part of their work and they are used to every possible trick one might say.
For example they could check the number of actuations on you camera. If it says 75 shots taken it will be difficult to prove that you purchased it so-long-time-ago in your home country.

I do not believe possible that they check serials, bcs (apart from being very un-practical), if you bought camera  in your home country. and paid VAT to the vendor, and this very same vendor imported the item from (say) switzerland what will happen? Will you have to prove all such things to the officer? Will you have to pay VAT twice? HIghly unlikely IMO.

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