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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: First flash unit advice?
« on: March 17, 2013, 12:03:42 PM »
can someone recommend a cheap small flash unit to essentially function as on-camera flash for my 5d3? something small and light, that can be tossed in camera bag for that rare occasion i need some fill-in light and would not feel sorry to lose or break? ability to bounce would be a plus but not a necessity. Thanks!
Read the stuff on the link in this first post of this thread.

Landscape / Re: Happy St Patricks Day
« on: March 17, 2013, 03:15:14 AM »
I can remember local taverns here in the northwest USA serving beer dyed green.  It was awful stuff.    I don't know if they still do it anymore, that was long long ago, when I was young enough to stomach that cheap beer.  We paid 75 cents for a gallon jug of it and brought it to our apartment for parties.
LOL! Green beer! Wow!  :)

However at 75c per gallon I'd have taken it too :)

I have a 5D Mark iii.  My go to lens for bird photography is the 100-400 F4 - 5.6 L IS.  I'd like something with more reach  but can't afford any of the longer focal length L series lenses.  I've tried the Sigma 150-500 on the camera and I'm unimpressed with that lens.

I was looking at the B & H website tonight and it states that the 1.4 teleconverter will autofocus the 100-400 F4-5.6 L on "professional cameras."  They don't define the term and I'm unclear what that means.  Is the Mark iii a "professional camera" and will the 1.4 teleconverter autofocus the 100-400 on that camera? 

Anyone out there have a clue?
I have that same combination. It does not AF! I believe Canon are to release an upgrade to the firmware in April fixing it like they fixed it for the 1DX.

Edit: It does not focus with live view either...

Video & Movie / Re: Clouds, my first serious time-lapse!
« on: March 16, 2013, 09:29:28 PM »
Hi guys, i'm new on this forum, and to introduce myself there's a time-lapse!

Clouds on Vimeo

The technique of time-lapse has always fascinated me a lot, and I decided to create my own, which shows the world where I was born and where I live, where I take refuge when I want to spend some relaxing time with these landscapes that have nothing to envy to any place on earth.

I tried to look with different eyes.
I tried to remember the most beautiful places I know, then I have searched for new ones.
I waited for the right day and the right time for each shot.
I spent more than 5 hours to take pictures manually, without the intervallometer.
I took 3205 pictures in RAW, for a total of 55Gb.
I spent over 20 hours on the computer to process RAW files and to assemble the video sequences.
I spent three days listening to hundreds of audio tracks to find the right one.

This is the result.

For photos I use a 5D Mark II mounted on a Manfrotto 055XB Aluminum Tripod with Manfrotto 701HDV video head with the following lenses:
Canon EF 17-40mm f / 4 L USM
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

"The Time To Run" by Dexter Britain (

Thank you for watching :)

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for info:
It was lovely! I loved the clouds and the sun. What did you use for editing it?

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 100D Coming? [CR1]
« on: March 16, 2013, 12:03:32 PM »
This will be an outstanding camera that will silence all the critics. The camera is so good that Canon has skipped over the 70D, the 80D, the 90D, and gone straight to the 100D. I am sure it will take high megapixel pictures in complete darkness with no noise, shoot 8K video, and even make coffee in the morning.... Of course it will be "a little expensive", but probably no more than  a 600 f4....

That made me laugh!
Yup! Don, way to go! Actually Canon has done that before. They left the 5D, 50D and 500D behind and went straight to 1000D but nobody took notice. That was due to the fact that the 1000D was "a little inexpensive". So I guess they figured the problem and are about to launch the saviour...

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: March 16, 2013, 11:43:18 AM »
My pano is attached.
Taken with 5D3, 24-70mm f/2.8 IS on tripod and assembled with CS5 to become a pano.  Hope you like.
Lion rock, you rock! Lovely! What is the dimension of the panorama? I am sure you could sell it for serious money...

Canon General / Re: Creative Canon Invite for March 22
« on: March 15, 2013, 12:30:53 PM »
Holy photons, Batman!!!!

They're introducing a Bat Camera!!!!!

This is a banana bread landscape with fissures and sink holes :)
If you want some, you are welcome to come across. Make it snappy it wont last :)

Canon General / Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« on: March 15, 2013, 01:06:24 AM »
Shoot with left eye . . . literally.

Used to drive my grandfather crazy that I'd pull up a .22 and rock my head across it to aim (right-handed).
Good lord! And you did not hurt your neck? You must have a very supple neck.

Landscape / Re: Decaying Nature close up...
« on: March 14, 2013, 12:30:08 PM »
I like the third picture. Thanks for sharing.

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: March 14, 2013, 12:24:57 PM »

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: March 14, 2013, 12:22:00 PM »
Taken with Canon 600D and 17-55 f2.8
Lovely! There is a story in this picture...

Landscape / Re: Decaying Nature close up...
« on: March 14, 2013, 12:15:28 PM »
I was hoping for something more like this

No offense, but there's no creative composition here and the technique looks like point camera at something and push the shutter button
That is a lovely picture.

Canon General / Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« on: March 14, 2013, 12:10:14 PM »
Left eye. I'm heavily left eye dominant but right handed. Works for cameras but not too much for that other type of shooting

Not the only good reason to stick to camera's :)
That is amazing. My (air) gun shooting eye is the right eye. I guess it defaults to that as I rest the butt against my right shoulder...

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: First flash unit advice?
« on: March 14, 2013, 11:59:34 AM »
I believe the 430EX-II has it under the black plastic cover. The 580EX-II and the 600EX-RT, at the very least, also have it.

Though unless you get the SB-E2 it is practically useless.
Thanks. The rubber cover that is over it hid it and I had not bothered to uncover it...

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