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Canon General / Re: Hey Neuro...
« on: March 22, 2013, 08:26:28 PM »
What is "pronography"? Photographs of prone nudes? Professional naysaying? Pro Nikon photography? This forum has me really confused.
...since I'm already in explanation mode: click. If you meant to be ironic, I missed it :)

Canon General / Re: Hey Neuro...
« on: March 22, 2013, 05:48:06 PM »
your TDP
If you're referring to, that not Neuro's site.
And Flickr, which you conveniently cut away together with the word 'pageS', is? You might want to check neuro's signature. And have a look at the TDP profile. Mouthwatering stuff ::)

With the eneloops does it matter if you use the 2000mAh or the 2500mAh (for speedlites)
I know 2500 is more power, and might last longer?

I juts checked the details on the 2500 ones, nowhere near as good as the 2000mAh ones
Low self-discharge - retain up to 75% of their capacity even after one year of storage.
The economy and environment friendliness are ensured by having 500 cycles
That's not as bad as it sounds - after 500 cycles, they don't just stop working, but the capacity deteriorates. So after 750 cycles they might be just as good as 2000mAh ones :) And do you really want to recharge them daily?

I don't think anyone I know relies on the exact amount of power after a year, it's just they don't p*ss away their power as conventional rechargeables do. You could very well use these to power a remote for multiple years, for instance, and with a flash you won't notice the difference after a month or two, which is the important point.

I wouldn't worry - I'm fully stocked up, but the minute I need more Eneloops, I'll be sure to buy a packet or two of 2500's.

Canon General / Re: Other websites?
« on: March 21, 2013, 08:37:50 PM »
Not a review/gear site but nice for inspiration! A lot of photos from renowned photographer classified by theme.

NB: First post on CR, hi all  :D
Hi ;) Saw 'inspiration' and wondered why Flickr hasn't been mentioned yet - probably because EVERYONE uses that ::)

Canon General / Re: Other websites?
« on: March 20, 2013, 05:32:22 PM »
Petapixel is pretty nice, I think, and the lens comparison tool on the-digital-picture is excellent, with many good reviews too.

Also, Fred&Miranda forums.

Get yourself a bean bag. Even a plastic bag with some sand will do nicely. Can't beat that for portability :)

For when I need height, precise angling, pano movement or other things a bean bag doesn't do, I got a Sirui N-series tripod with G-series ballhead. About 250 bucks in total and it works a charm. Folds pretty small, is sturdy, relatively light and stable (even if not carbon but the cheaper aluminium) and the QR plates have a nice safety pin to boot. Have little experience with alternatives, but I'd recommend it for travelling light.

I believe Canon are to release an upgrade to the firmware in April fixing it like they fixed it for the 1DX.
That's correct, check

Also, the phrase 'professional camera' is traditionally used for 1D series dslr's only, as they used to be the only ones to use AF with lenses as slow as f/8 (such as the 100-400/1.4x combo). Now, the 5D3 and (allegedly) the 6D are getting this functionality too, but that doesn't make them 'professional', at least not in the Canon nomenclature, I think.

Canon General / Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« on: March 13, 2013, 04:24:06 PM »
If dominant hand and eye are on the same side, I'm cross-dominant too - but I shoot with both eyes. Used to just shoot with my right eye, when a friend asked me which eye I favored, I checked, and found: both. Ever since it's whatever eye comes in handy :) I do have a tendency to close the other eye  ;)

[edit]Coming to think of it, "normal" people do reason with the left half of their brain, emotion with the right... That would mean that left-eyed people have a more 'logical' style of shooting and righties would be more improvisational or something. Might be bs, might be an interesting research topic :D

You might want to check out He isn't carrying any of this stuff but if there is one guy in the Netherlands that will find you the right battery at a reasonable price, it's him.

I'm using Eneloops exclusively, no problems with the 568 so far :)

I bought a 568 and it offers a lot of bang for the buck. However, when I took ETTL burst shots - with the Yongnuo, the first one was properly lighted, the second one pitch black because the flash hadn't cycled yet. When I repeated that with a Canon 430EXII, the first one was properly lighted, but when the flash didn't expose the second shot, the camera adjusted shutter time so I got a properly lighted shot anyway. That's the sort of thing that makes you realize that there is only one brand that doesn't rely on reverse engineering.

Long story short: Yongnuo's are ideal if you can get another shot in. I'll be chimping a lot with this thing, though: you want mission critical stuff, buy Canon. I'm still more than a little happy with the 568, but the next one is going to be a Canon :)

So the pixel count will be 18MP / 7.5^2 = 0,3 MP on a FF?
No, the area is 7.5 times bigger, not 7.5^2. That's 18/7.5=2.4, which is slightly more than full hd. But it is a nicely spun pr message, I'll give you that.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« on: March 01, 2013, 12:31:43 PM »
This is a known problem, check this topic: . You should take this up with Canon :)

Lenses / Re: Cheap Canon 300mm or 400mm do I Choose?
« on: March 01, 2013, 02:53:20 AM »
Never mind the shooting, IS is great when composing images. I won't buy telelenses without it anymore, and I would not get the 400 for that reason.

But may I ask why, if you haven't more than 85mm of reach, you're not considering one of the 70-200's? Insanely sharp, brilliant IS, about your price range if you choose the f/4IS. With a 1.4TC you have a 280/5.6 IS lens that is only lacking a bit in corner sharpness if you ask me. OK, maybe a little more than a bit if you take a mark II TC... AF speed is significantly lower though.

EOS Bodies / Re: Bodies and cell towers?
« on: February 27, 2013, 02:40:56 PM »
Definitely. Everybody (well, almost) knows you shouldn't microwave live animals if you don't want 'em to die - and this is the same sort of radiation. Of course, it is a LOT less radiation, but while your car isn't totalled, that doesn't mean you don't get scratches in the paint.

If bvukich can botch an metaphor, so can I! :P

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