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Lenses / Re: Moving to India
« on: June 22, 2012, 02:15:05 PM »
I can't believe you're going back...

Why? We had a great time, loved the food, people, culture etc. Also it is a growth area in our professional fields!

your wife is going to stay indoors nearly all the time?

Not likely, she is the Scientific Attaché for the French Embassy...  She got the job, and as an acadmic scientist (biophysicist/biochemist) it was not too difficult for me to find another lab there to continue my research (muscle disease in children)... So, it is not as though I’m dragging her there, nor do I think it will be a problem. :)

Of all the countries I've been to, I've never been harassed and treated as badly as I have in India. And I'm male. For women travelling alone, it is worse again.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Announcement Day July 24, 2012? [CR2]
« on: June 22, 2012, 12:11:39 PM »
Lets hope the 200-400 f4 is one of the len's announced. I need one for October as im off to the forest to shoot bears, with a camera not a gun.

Mick

400 + 1.4x is not enough for close ups at a safe distance of bears in the wild.

You need 700mm or more in glass.

Doesn't that depend on your definition of "safe"?

I don't know about you, but my definition of safe is around the 50 meters/yards mark - the "half a football field pitch" length. I've never seen anyone recommend anything closer as being "safe".

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EOS Bodies / Re: Announcement Day July 24, 2012? [CR2]
« on: June 22, 2012, 09:35:11 AM »
Lets hope the 200-400 f4 is one of the len's announced. I need one for October as im off to the forest to shoot bears, with a camera not a gun.

Mick

400 + 1.4x is not enough for close ups at a safe distance of bears in the wild.

You need 700mm or more in glass.

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Lenses / Re: Moving to India
« on: June 22, 2012, 08:41:49 AM »
How much time have you spent in India?

And coming from Europe, you're caucasian, right?

We went to Rajasthan for 2 weeks last November...  thats it :) and yes, we're caucasian?!

I can't believe you're going back... your wife is going to stay indoors nearly all the time?

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Lenses / Re: Moving to India
« on: June 22, 2012, 06:29:51 AM »
How much time have you spent in India?

And coming from Europe, you're caucasian, right?

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I'm thinking one likely avenue for future digital camera upgrades is in the way RAW data is captured and/or returned to the user.

For example, as a sensor remains active, light photons hit diodes on the sensor and build up an electrical charge.  I wonder if it's possible in the future for the end user of a '1/50 or longer exposure' shot for example to get a series (or matrix) of various images (binary numbers) recorded to the sensor

Hmmm, you mean like you do with video?

Or similar to what might happen with 14fps on the 1DX?


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and be able to layer and manipulate each series in the matrix individually.

I could see this allowing us to to visualize the evolution of the captured image as it collects on the sensor, and in editing, allow us to pick and choose the most appropriate selection or combination of selections for any given area of the final image.

Unless the exposure time is in seconds, the reaction time of the human being will be too slow.

However the wells that make up the pixels in the sensor are unlike those used for water - you cannot look in them to see how full they are without emptying them in the first place.

If you like, imagine that a sensor is made up of measuring cups that hold rain water and the only way to find out how much rain is in the cup is to open a trapdoor at the bottom and let all of the water out and see how much was collected.

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Lenses / Would you get a tattoo of a Canon lens?
« on: June 21, 2012, 07:21:45 AM »
Watching TV tonight, one guy shows a tattoo on his left side of the glass lenses in the 50/1.4.

Yes, a tattoo pattern that is the glass elements of the 50/1.4.

Why? Because it is his favourite lens.

Now that is dedication!

How dedicated are you to Canon and Canon equipment?

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sorry OP but this poll is so silly. you need to offer FEWER choices and less silly choices too. you're not even asking if people would buy a high MP body instead that is from canon (not nikon). that is the most basic question and you leave it distributed with 4 other silly options. sorry but try again.

Maybe you shouldn't take everything in life so seriously.

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I can't think of any more options to add...

You forgot about every option which would mention a Nikon D800 ...  ;D

Added.

where is the option "i already own a kick ass camera and don't see the need to upgrade"?

Added ("upgraditis")

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I use crop and FF bodies. Both are great at what they do, but 3500$ for a 5D3 plus the support it will need will be too expensive for me to justify over my aging, die hard, 5Dc.

5D3 - 3500$
Windows 7 Pro retail - 250$
RAM to run Win7 - 200$
Lightroom 4 to process RAW files - 150$

Total for moving to a 5D3
4100$ + Tax.

Ouch. Too much $$$$ for what i offers compared to just 1700$ for a MK2. Easy choice.

Just curious as to how you process now.  Why would you need all that extra stuff for Mk III and NOT the Mk II?  Compatability?

Windows XP Pro supports Lightroom 3 and the 5D2. <------My old faithful OS.

Lightroom 4 threw that out of the window as they no longer support Win XP. Now i'll need 8gb of RAM to run Win7 smoothly, Retail copy of Win7 for re-installs, and lightroom 4 itself to process.

Added PC centric option to the list.

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I can't think of any more options to add...

How about, "I'm not getting a 5DIII because I'm getting a 1D X instead"?

Added

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Lenses / Re: Which 24-70 to buy for weddings & events?
« on: June 20, 2012, 01:22:07 PM »
Oh, add a macro just in case you want close ups of something small.

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I can't think of any more options to add...

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Lenses / Re: Which 24-70 to buy for weddings & events?
« on: June 20, 2012, 11:42:27 AM »
I wouldn't leave home without an 85 and 50 prime lens simply because they're faster and very cost effective purchases. Even if you go for both 1.8's. that's a 1.33 stops faster than the 2.8's. So a shot with any of the 24-70/2.8s is 1/60, with the 1.8s you get 1/150.

Or to look at it differently, the 1/25 with the 2.8 becomes 1/60 with the 1.8, 1/80 with 1.4 and 1/100 with 1.2.

Since all of your subject matter is going to be middle of the frame (or it should be), edge sharpness is not likely to worry you.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 60D & 60Da Firmware Updates
« on: June 20, 2012, 10:25:27 AM »
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*1) If the camera’s serial number is 2147483648 or higher and the camera firmware is Version 1.1.0 or earlier, the images captured with the camera will be affected by the phenomenon listed in 1. above.


LOL! Someone used the wrong type of display formatting and an 32bit unsigned integer!

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