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Lenses / Re: New TS-E Lenses for Photokina [CR2]
« on: Today at 11:34:25 AM »
Maybe they'll be tilt, shift and swing lenses?

Pardon my ignorance, but what is a swing lens?

I think dilbert is suggesting a lens that can tilt in two axes at the same time.  For view cameras, tilt referreded to up/down and swing left/right movements.

Dilbert is being silly. All Canon T/S lenses can be used to combine Tilt and Swing in any direction.

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Lenses / Re: New TS-E Lenses for Photokina [CR2]
« on: Today at 11:33:11 AM »
Maybe they'll be tilt, shift and swing lenses?

Pardon my ignorance, but what is a swing lens?

Swing is tilt sideways. All Canon Tilt Shift lenses can be used to achieve the Swing movement.

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7enderBender,
I figured you either didn't have the laptop at hand or the camera store, just wasn't sure which one :).
Trying bags with your gear is the best way to find out. I have packed and unpacked most of my stuff into 4 different bags, in the store, before I bought the 10.
I also agree with pbd, ThinkTank really forgot the laptop option on the 10 and 20. I personally don't miss it when I go shooting, but would be nice to have the option. Btw, the 13-inch doesn't fit comfortably into the front pocket of the 10, even without a sleeve.
For the actual travel time (on the plane etc) I don't mind taking the larger UrbanDisguise (I even take it as my only bag on 1-2 day trips when I don't take any camera with me). It has enough space for flashes, batteries, all the chargers we bring these days, books, magazines, etc. I don't mind walking around with it either when I travel and don't want to bring both bags. IMO it screams "Business trip" rather than "camera bag". The optional shoulder straps convert it into a backpack - that helps when you load it to the max.

Yes, sorry, I was thinking of the 11" MBA in the front pocket of the 10, not the 13" MBA. The iPad and 11" work well, but that is no help!

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Lenses / Re: New TS-E Lenses for Photokina [CR2]
« on: Today at 10:41:19 AM »

 
How about a proper perspective control lens mount configuration similar to the way Schneider impliments.


What does that mean?
Hold the lens, shift the camera for multi frame pano stitching.
As is now with Canon TS-Es, shift the lens one way, shoot a frame, shift the lens the other way while shifting the camera an equal amount the other way, shoot the second frame, then stitch.

But holding the lens limits you, effectively, to rear movements only unless you have a good geared head. Rear movements are nowhere near as useful as front movements.

Besides, this meme for shifting the camera not the lens is mostly spurious anyway, inducing parallax to the extent that PS, or any other stitching program, can't deal with it entirely automatically is not a simple task, you have to try pretty hard to actually create the problem. Not saying it can't be done, just that mounting the camera is the far better choice of the two.

I'd like to see some of your own actual images where parallax (the potential problem induced by shifting the lens not the camera) has caused any kind of issue with your image. It was very different when we were shooting film, but digital is so much more powerful.

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Lenses / Re: New TS-E Lenses for Photokina [CR2]
« on: Today at 10:23:47 AM »

 
How about a proper perspective control lens mount configuration similar to the way Schneider impliments.


What does that mean?

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The 7 and the 10 are very different, the 10 (20 and 30) came first and they missed an obvious feature with it, the back pocket isn't a dedicated laptop/tablet pocket, but it can fit an iPad or 11" MBA. When they came out with the 7 they realised the design would be much better if they made the back pocket a dedicated tablet pocket, it is much better designed for the purpose, it is padded and the zip goes much further round to give better access.

If you have a laptop sleeve it is better to put it in the front pocket of the 10. The 10 is far more appropriate for your gear than the 7, I have the 10 and always use it as my travel bag.

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It is the Utility that automatically looks for wireless enabled cameras, either natively like the 6D, or via the WFT accessory. It is clearly a bug in your system configuration.


Thanks for the heads up.

On my Apple systems I have an icon in the top toolbar, a little brown camera, but I can click it and quit it at any time, also if I go to my user preferences it is there as WFT Pairing as a Log In item that I can also disable.

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Photography Technique / Re: Panning
« on: Today at 12:04:19 AM »
J.R.

As you were with IS mode II, and Servo AF with one AF point selected, put that point on the face before it gets to where you want the image shot, steadily hold that AF point on the face until you get to where you want it, then gently press the shutter, keep the fluid motion going right through the shot and after, like a golfers follow through. Lots and lots of practice.

I do lots of panning street shots, here are a couple from Vietnam a few years ago. The two girls on the bike are 1/125 sec at f5.6 with a 16-35 @20mm, the man and women on the trike are 1/6 at f7.1 with a 50 f1.4.

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Lenses / Re: 24 mk II Tilt SHIFT Pano Photo
« on: April 20, 2014, 11:41:50 PM »
Shifting and stitches don't work well with wide angle T/S lenses in PS, well that has been my experience. The reason, I believe, is the projection distortion inherent recording of the series of images.

Here is a thread from a long time ago exploring the issue and several work arounds.

http://photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00YAFd?start=0

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Lighting / Re: New world of Light !
« on: April 19, 2014, 09:29:25 PM »

this the mount http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0034WR19Y/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1#productDescription

and these are the light stands http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0011363NS/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

anyone have any experience of these or is it simply because they are cheap ?

thank you
Andrew

www.andrew-davies.com


I actually have that bracket and stand.  They are not heavy-duty or incredibly durable, but I find them extremely useful for outdoor shoots when I cannot carry heavy-duty gear around.  They are much lighter than stands in my studio.  Combine that stand, bracket with a generic umbrella, one can create some nice, soft lighting for one or two people.  Below is a friend holding my setup, complete with Canon 580EX II speedlite and Yongnuo 622c wireless trigger.

EOSE0468 by drjlo1, on Flickr


Drjlo, I'd slide your umbrella though the holder further, your flash is very far from the center of the umbrella and you will be getting uneven or banded light comming through it.

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Lighting / Re: New world of Light !
« on: April 19, 2014, 09:27:08 PM »
I'm not really used to speedlite brackets but the 3rd photo form the Amazon page seems to show the lock screw hitting just the top of the lug. Is this what you mean, or is it the whole bracket not going more than halfway down the lug?

thats it exactly didnt even see that in the photo but thats what got me just seems odd , should it not be hitting the full tube ?

Yes it should, that is bad design. The whole point of the locking screw going onto the smaller section is that it can't come off, when the screw touches the top of the groove it stops. If it is like yours then it can come off completely. Very bad design, I'd get the female spigot I linked to to see if it sits better on it.

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Lenses / Re: Bought the 300mm 2.8 ii and think its huge
« on: April 19, 2014, 08:18:01 PM »

I would like it but not sure if its worth $5800 more.

If you are asking like that, it isn't worth it. I have a MkI IS and don't use it often now, but there is no way I'd sell it because I know that when I want it I really want it, if an expensive piece of gear like that is not screaming to you just liquidise it and put the money somewhere else.

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Lighting / Re: New world of Light !
« on: April 19, 2014, 08:27:43 AM »
You need to back the locking knob out a long way, until you can't see it up the mount hole, then the bracket should slide down on the stand the full way, it should cover all the silver top portion of the stand, then tighten the locking knob.


Thanks for the info , have just tried that but it still does not go the full way as the top of the stand screw hits the bottom of the brackets swivel part meaning the screw that secures it to the stand is sitting only half way contacted on the shaft edge it seems secure but looks odd maybe its just the way it is ! Once the umbrellas arrive if they ever do will have more of an idea of how solid it all is.

thank you
Andrew


www.andrew-davies.com


In that case you need one of these.

http://www.adorama.com/BG3108.html?gclid=CLKWvYjG7L0CFbBj7Aoda34AEQ

It is a female spigot with a 1/4 - 20 thread in one end and a 3/8 - 16 thread in the other.

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Lighting / Re: New world of Light !
« on: April 18, 2014, 11:04:23 PM »
You need to back the locking knob out a long way, until you can't see it up the mount hole, then the bracket should slide down on the stand the full way, it should cover all the silver top portion of the stand, then tighten the locking knob.

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Lighting / Re: ST-E3-RT and 600EX-RT to trigger Yongnuo?
« on: April 18, 2014, 10:57:19 PM »
Being a power user of the Canon RT system, and having the Yongnuo YN-E3-RT (the ST-E3-RT clone) I would strongly advise you to not wait for another overpriced, under built, sub performing Yongnuo "clone". Get another Canon 600 and use it without issue for years, then sell it for almost the same money you bought it for.

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