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Lenses / Re: Best Lens for photographing children
« on: November 17, 2012, 03:50:51 AM »
I even wonder how someone with a Rebel and non L lens thinks about showing off their gear. I dont like showing off too highend gear but at least its somewhat reasonable.
Must have been a case of "See what a BIG LENS i got!" Im sure u get the analogy ^-^

Landscape / Re: Golden Beeches in Autumn Sun
« on: November 16, 2012, 03:32:42 PM »

EOS Bodies / Re: Has Canon entered the Graveyard Spiral?
« on: November 16, 2012, 02:37:25 PM »
Sony is a great company, but they should stick to TV's and making movies like Skyfall.

Sony produces the sensor for Nikon D600.
Perhaps even in other models? :D

Yep, just read it d800 too. http://nikonrumors.com/2012/08/29/confirmed-the-sensor-inside-the-nikon-d800-is-made-by-sony.aspx/

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Photos of film's demise
« on: November 15, 2012, 02:44:06 PM »
Ehh thats gonna be very pricy and exaggerated for keeping personal value photos. And im still not sure if it lasts 1000+ years.

EOS Bodies / Re: First 6D review up - does [KR] read [CR] ?
« on: November 15, 2012, 02:39:27 PM »
Aperture 1.2 @ISO 100 and sunlight anyone?

Assuming Sunny 16, 1.2 and ISO 100 should result in a shutter speed of 1/16000, if my calculations aren't completely off-base. And that's just a rule of thumb, it could be brighter.

I only had one time where my cams maximum of 1/4000 wasnt enough. that was sunny and f1.8 iso 100. In that moment i wished for faster shutter speed. But it never happened again so far :D
Now i really dont know what the 1/8000 shutter is needed for. Sports perhaps to freeze the action but i think for sports one uses tele lenses and they arent super wide open so they dont need 1/8000 also. And often some kind of "action blur" is not bad but enhances the image.

Just checked the hummingbird and saw many photos with 1/4000 and u could see the birds wings clearly.

EOS Bodies / Re: First 6D review up - does [KR] read [CR] ?
« on: November 15, 2012, 08:44:58 AM »
Top shutter and sync speeds are the same. No one uses 1/4,000, much less 1/8,000, so the 5D Mark III having 1/8,000 makes no difference in actual shooting.

Aperture 1.2 @ISO 100 and sunlight anyone?

p.s. 6D is my dream so far. Fullframe and "cheap". If i can afford it perhaps there will be 6D2 already tough :P Anyway easiest review from me here:

Any APS-C user will love 6D, rest who go from 5d mk2 or equal should get the mk3 or 1DX.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rokinon Cine Lenses, any experiences?
« on: November 13, 2012, 02:19:16 PM »
No experience but the Samyang (aka Rokinon etc.) Still lenses are highly respected for shooting video (and stills but manual focus is a pain in the ass often which doesnt matter for video). Guess the video versions are even better due to their handling. The 35mm delivers L lens quality so to speak.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Photos of film's demise
« on: November 13, 2012, 02:16:16 PM »
My fear with digital is longevity. I've communicated with several restorers, archivists, etc. who universally say the only genuinely reliable long-term storage medium we have is paper. All digital storage formats degrade far more quickly than paper.

Thats my thought too :( Floppy disks are kinda unusable today so i dont wonder if the same happens to other digital mediums.
I think the really best long-term storage medium is STONE :D Couple it with laser engravement and u can put a lot of detail into it. Sadly only B&W is available ^^

EOS Bodies / Re: Hands On with the 6D at Photoplus CPS Lounge
« on: November 13, 2012, 04:56:55 AM »
Comments like this make me wonder if I would spend so much money on a 6D. I have a 550D (T2i) right now and I really want to go fullframe. I can't justify it to spend more than 2000 euro on a body though. So the 5D3 is out. Switching to the D600 is an option, but I don't want to sell all my Canon gear. So I was at least hoping that the center point was great and the other points were decent. But since they're crap, I'm really having second thoughts...

Im sure they will be better than ur 550D AF points and that they are just crap for people who already own a 5D MKIII or better.

EOS Bodies / Re: Has Canon entered the Graveyard Spiral?
« on: November 13, 2012, 04:53:36 AM »
I feel you Mandy, thanks to bring back a bit of financial reality here. It's mainly about boys crying about their (expensive) toys. Well I agree sometimes I cry a bit as well, but thank you to remind us we should be happy to have a camera and to be able to actually make some pictures.

On the other hand, you must understand; this person has realized too late that the trendy colors for safaris changed from white/red to black/gold this year. And as you know a gentleman can not afford such an error of taste ::)

Many times i just feel so grateful for everything i have in my life but at the same time i feel like i dont deserve anything of it. Sometimes im ashamed of being able to have a camera at all while other people in the world have just themselves and nothing else. Everytime i come here to the forums it just clashes with my inner feelings and puts me on an emotional rollercoaster. Sure i also want L lenses since theyre really awesome but then i feel ashamed again of not being happy with what i got. Anyway i wont read this thread anymore and try to calm down.

EOS Bodies / Re: Has Canon entered the Graveyard Spiral?
« on: November 13, 2012, 02:24:49 AM »
I know i shouldnt but.....i still feel angry now after reading the thread again  :o

EOS Bodies / Re: Has Canon entered the Graveyard Spiral?
« on: November 12, 2012, 12:48:52 PM »
My concern is the rate at which the local photo community is switching to Nikon. With profitability already down Canon is yielding significant market share to innovative and high quality Nikon products and that means less money, also for R&D, resulting in less capable kit, resulting in less sales, resulting in less money…..

Yes right, as the majority of Canon users have fullframe cameras and lots of L lenses...

Ur probably in the top <5% of users with ur gear. 5 Bodies and 16 L lenses u say?


Sorry its crying on a VERY high level.

Im running around with mostly old manual focus m42 lenses on my (guess in ur view) "lousy aps-c 1100d eos" cuz i just cant afford anything better. For me it wasnt cheap tough still.  If you so unhappy with ur announced-dead canon gear i surely take some of it for free. I think my whole apartement interior isnt even worth enough to buy _one_ L lens.
And anyway if ur that wealthy why dont u just get a Nikon body with a tele lens so u can use it on ur safaris? For the rest u can perhaps keep your down-the-graveyard-spiral canon gear.

sorry im a bit angry and feel so poor now T_T

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Photos of film's demise
« on: November 12, 2012, 10:13:52 AM »
I still hope there will be film available in the future too :( Im mostly using digital but film is nice also sometimes and more exciting and produces less snapshots. I dont care what kind of crappy cheap walmart film will be available as long as there IS one :)


i dont think having ONLY digital will be a big difference. Its 95% like that already anyway. Plus i also print out A LOT of my digital photos and sticker them on my wall :) I know a lot of people who print out their mobile shots too...

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« on: November 12, 2012, 10:10:21 AM »
How?? Well I saw the ob[...]

I probably was sedated around the time of posting that  :o

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: November 12, 2012, 10:07:47 AM »
I'm planning on purchasing the 6D, so this will provide (I hope) a huge improvement.

Dou mind gifting me your old XT so i can gift it to my fiance`?

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