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Lenses / Re: Canon Tilt-Shift Updates [CR1]
« on: October 11, 2013, 08:26:22 AM »
something is happening with the TS-E17 and TS-E24 too. maybe some minor update as suggested. both of them have not been available from my usual hk lens suppliers already since a few weeks

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Can this 7D package be worth over $9500?
« on: September 09, 2013, 10:02:02 AM »
seems legit to me. they even threw in free shipment

Software & Accessories / Re: CarrySpeed straps vs The Rest
« on: September 02, 2013, 02:57:04 AM »
I have the sport model and it works fine. The two major annoyances are:

1. the front slide adjustment is pretty useless and bulky. Once you have decided the lenght which fits for you there is no need to change it, also because the whole regulation thing prevents you from lifting the camera above your head when you need that sky shot. Taking photos above your chest level can be frustrating

2. I see that they have changed the plate and the attaching pin is now foldable. I still have the fixed pin which is very cumbersome and sticks out all the time when you have to put the camera on a plain surface

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

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