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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: First Canon body for 300mm f2.8 primes?
« on: July 11, 2013, 08:05:02 PM »
sorry about your friend.

 I have a 300mm 2.8 IS and a 5dmk1. i wouldn't recommend that combo. In fact i never was fully pleased with my 300 until i got a 5dmk3. on the other hand my 5dmk1 matched with my 70-200mm 2.8 nonIS works very well and seems on par with my 5mk3+300mm combo(IQ wise), but that's a different story.

 basically- 5dmk1 + very low light levels = not so great AF tracking. one shot is actually pretty good. also you'd be best off never using anything but the center AF. ever.

Lenses / Re: Lens Resolution fact or fiction?
« on: July 08, 2013, 07:39:51 PM »
Resolution of a lens is fine, but you need to have a sensor with enough pixels to capture it.

You also need to be able to take advantage of that resolution.

I do have to laugh a bit at people who use phones with outrageous number of pixels and expect to get the same results as a camera with a lens meant for optimal capture of images.

First off, the ULTIMATE resolution of a lens is based on its linear size, the larger the front element, the higher the resolution the lens is capable. You can stick on a CCD/CMOS with more pixels but if the lens is incapable of the resolution, the added data is simply an upsampled version of what was there. IE No meaningful improvement.

say whaa?

Landscape / Re: My photo on the Bing home page today!
« on: July 06, 2013, 01:39:17 PM »
Did they pay you? Or are they profiting off of you at no cost?

just what i was going to ask.

   i also prefer the second shot and i think it's certainly cool your shot made it to the Bing(whatever that is, i use google  ;) ) home page.

Software & Accessories / Re: Quick release plates: RRS v's Manfrotto
« on: June 28, 2013, 06:52:31 PM »
Looks like I managed to completely miss how someone already pointed out how manfrotto has started offering... You know, carry on.... Whoops

Software & Accessories / Re: Quick release plates: RRS v's Manfrotto
« on: June 28, 2013, 03:03:42 PM »
To make things more fun, manfrotto now also makes AS style plates/clamps.

what does the shutter speed control while shooting video? i have no idea. It's not controlling my camera's shutter. if that is what you are asking, again, i have no idea.

And it's 799! (USD). That's a pretty sweet price if the lens is as good as the hype. I'm definitely interested now.

 looks pretty damn good to me.

Site Information / Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« on: June 13, 2013, 10:11:35 PM »
speaking of banning, i remember getting in an argument with one of my science teachers about the backwards flushing "drop boxes" in the southern hemisphere. i was nearly banned from class.  I also once was nearly banned by the old guys running a minolta forum. now that was really over nothing. 
So some people have been banned here?... hmmm, i guess i'm not active enough to have noticed, and other than the occasional snarky reply i've never come across much hostility. I know that i don't know it all, and i don't expect anyone else to either.     

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L Non-IS Discontinued?
« on: June 13, 2013, 06:34:17 PM »
i read this rumors somewhere else a while back. i own this lens, it's very good. I don't think they should remove it from the lineup, but i won't be surprised i they do. Now i can't see how they refused to repair one. they're still sitting on store shelves!

Here's a short I threw together with some RAW video on a recent alpine climbing trip:

 is there some sort of funniness going on in this video or am i just nuts?vthe corners keep moving. it almost looks like distortion correction is being switched on and off during the video. either way it still looks 100x better than thing i can put together, and the scenery is spectacular. thanks for posting it.

can't help, but damn dude, good work. very nice shots of very nice subjects. what am i doing shooting weddings?

Reviews / Re: Horrible experience with Adorama camera
« on: June 04, 2013, 08:43:37 PM »
sorry but i side with adorama on this. you ordered something without having the funds to cover it until days later. man,they get stuff cleared and out the door very quickly, you have to be ready to go when you order something. it used to be with them and B&H if i ordered stuff from them before about noon, i would have it in my hands the next day. for whatever reason adorama and B&H aren't that fast anymore, so it takes an extra day, but either way they are both fantastic. I have a good friend that had a similar exp with amazon. I blamed him too.  but no big deal, you got your stuff, and all is now well. looks like you're loaded for bear, have fun.

My Berlebach (B&H) just arrived today.

Lenses / Re: Leaf Shutter Lenses For Canon Dslr
« on: June 03, 2013, 03:21:58 PM »
i guess they don't make them because they usually max out at 1/500th.  but, i know. i also want to synch flash at 1/500th or faster. i'm hoping they pull it off with some sensor tricks, but i'm not holding my breath.

Software & Accessories / Re: any wood tripod users here?
« on: June 03, 2013, 10:43:32 AM »
The model i expect in a couple days is the Berlebach report 3032. It's 7lbs, my current tripod is some 5lbs, so i think i can manage  ;) 

At this point i don't really need info on the ballhead, as feisol has the stats on their site, and it's already in my hands, but there isn't much on the net beyond stats. Actually in that respect they are much better than most. it's hard to impossible to find stats on many other ballheads.  I have a cb-50, if these knobs aren't plastic, they sure do a good impersonation. also, they stink. I'm actually thinking of making my own replacements. I'm fairly handy. perhaps in ash to match the berlebach.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Optimal Video Settings
« on: June 03, 2013, 10:31:17 AM »
So a guy asks for good setting for incam work with no intention of post work and you guys start recommending post work.  ???

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