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Try this http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Show-or-hide-the-Recycle-Bin

Also get an external cf reader. They are like $10. Much better process.

For media recovery try remo ($49) works well. You will need that card to show up in a cf reader though.

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Software & Accessories / Looking for light duty pp laptop solution
« on: February 04, 2013, 10:58:09 PM »
I have a desktop with a nice 24" zr series monitor.

I also have an ipad, 15" macbook pro retina (running windows 8 only), work laptop ( thinkpad w530 1080p led)

I want to be able to proof/ light edit raw files without going into the basement on occasion and vacations.

A: Considering downgrading mbpret 15" to 13" or asus zenbook prime 13" (1080p)
B: selling mbpret15 putting cash in bank till next lens purchase or better solution comes out
C: trying to use my ipad for trips to view (not) download my photo's
D: any other suggestions ?...

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Lenses / Re: Good telephoto option for birds.
« on: February 04, 2013, 08:19:38 PM »
I'm glad you keeping your gear ;)

Thanks I guess asking for advice but never following is useless. I decided to take everyone's advice and just keep it.

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Lenses / Re: Good telephoto option for birds.
« on: February 03, 2013, 11:46:34 PM »
Not on my iPhone...   ;)  The ISO 12233 crops at TDP will show the differences.
Ok ill take a look thanks.

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Lenses / Re: Good telephoto option for birds.
« on: February 03, 2013, 11:38:30 PM »
The 100-400 is not as sharp as the bare 70-200 II - but then, very few zoom lenses are.  My 100-400 is slightly sharper than my 70-200 II + 2xIII.  If you didn't already have the 70-200 II, the 100-400 would be a good choice (if you found the one you borrowed soft, it might be a copy issue or need AFMA).  But you'd do fine with the 2xIII on the 70-200 II.

Ok so you would recommend the 2x over the 1.4 for wildlife? Just curious. That sounds more economical. I still want to get a 35mml or sigma 35 1.4 later this year and that would be easier to swallow. Do you by chance have an iq sample with/wo the 2.0 you could post?

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Lenses / Good telephoto option for birds.
« on: February 03, 2013, 11:21:20 PM »
Recently I have been interested in taking shots of birds but when you stop at 200mm on ff. your limited. Any suggestions?

I grabbed a 100-400 from a friend. I don't think its that great of a lens. Just seems like my 70-200 2.8 iiis way sharper. Anyway considering 1.4 ext, 2.0 ext, 70-300l or open to other suggestions. Beyond this use I don't see much use for that range with the exception of my kids in the summer running around. One other thought was a crop body with my kit even though the iq will not be as nice. Here is an example of what I'm going after with lots of cropping. The last one was with the 100-400l at 400mm

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 03, 2013, 11:10:38 PM »
Got this duck with the 100-400mm

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 25, 2013, 11:24:59 PM »
Thanks for those suggestions. That sounds like a good idea to bring more light into the scene.I am going to pursue that. I will let you know how it pans out.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 24, 2013, 11:03:12 PM »
you need MORE toys, not less, lol.  a softbox on a stand would light up the subject better, allow you to reduce the ambient light level to make the subject pop.  perhaps add some bounce from the ceiling/walls or a reflector for extra interest;  use  the sunlight from the window as rim/hair light.  :D :D  hmm... a lightstand (voice activated or not), softbox, 2-3 speedlites, reflector-- that should add more fun than you could possibly stand.

Do you have some examples of items I could get that would light up the room better?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 20, 2013, 11:33:05 PM »
Combination of luminance, color, and sharpness filters will fix that right up.  At 5000 you are going to have some noise but it should be random and not patterned.  Random noise is ok to the eye and when printed you dont even see it.  I rarely use higher that 3200 indoors except outside at night where I run it up as high as it needs to be.  I also us all F2.8 lenses or faster.  Doesn't sound like much but if it means ISO 5000 or 3200 it can make a BIG difference when it comes to noise.

See this is the noise I am talking about. Iso 5000 1/125 f4

he's playing the drums you can hardly expect it to not be noisy.... :P

but seriously Lightroom really works a treat on 5Dmk3 noise it can clean up iso 5000 so that the noise will be un-noticable in print

Yeah but maybe I am doing something wrong because as I slide over the luminance nr the pic loosesall its details. I know this is a wierd side step but would the 1d x be that much cleaner?

Yeah I agree 3200 would be better but i wanted more in focus than 2.8 would allow to get my son and the drums.

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Portrait / Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« on: January 20, 2013, 11:25:36 PM »
Christmas Joy

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 20, 2013, 10:12:38 PM »
See this is the noise I am talking about. Iso 5000 1/125 f4

he's playing the drums you can hardly expect it to not be noisy.... :P

but seriously Lightroom really works a treat on 5Dmk3 noise it can clean up iso 5000 so that the noise will be un-noticable in print

Yeah but maybe I am doing something wrong because as I slide over the luminance nr the pic loosesall its details. I know this is a wierd side step but would the 1d x be that much cleaner?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 20, 2013, 09:19:18 PM »
See this is the noise I am talking about. Iso 5000 1/125 f4

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 20, 2013, 07:04:40 PM »
The only Canon camera you can downgrade to that wouldn't result in lower IQ would be a 6D. You would be giving up a few very nice features, gain a couple (GPS & WiFi), and reduce size.

As for lenses, the photo you just posted I assume was at f/2.8. If you get a 24-70/f4.0 you'll probably give up just a little bit of IQ (from the test I've seen so far, the 24-70/2.8II is the sharpest in it's class), but will get the ability to handhold in a couple of stops lower light with reasonable results.

All in all, stirckly speaking I don't think you can get better results over all by downgrading your equipment, but you can reduce the weight of the equipment you are carrying around and may be able to increase your handholding capabilities by up to 2-stops perhaps, but otherwise you'll be downgrading for the most part.

Yeah just the weight and bulk of all the gear seems a bit much sometimes. Also i cannot stand the lack of IS. I will get another up that concerns the noise my camera produces at iso 5000. I thought this camera was supposed to be great at higher iso but anything above 3200 seems to loose to many fine details and has too much luminance noise for my tastes.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 20, 2013, 05:48:23 PM »
I have been reviewing some of my recent pics and wonder if I downgrade body, f4 lenses, smaller flash will it net me the same results. I will try to post some examples. This was handheld 1/60 and with Is would have been sharper.

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