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Lenses / Re: Italy Trip Lens Advice - wide angle
« on: June 16, 2012, 12:25:08 AM »
My last trip to Italy or any part of europe for that matter, is that i used my UWA lens 95% of the time simply because everything in europe is HUGE in size...so wide angles work better most times..
I have a feeling if you brought the 16-35, you will be using it a lot more than the 24-105...but just bring both?

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« on: June 16, 2012, 12:23:13 AM »
I don't know..but somehow i'm not too excited about this lens..It's "specialized" in a way to me..14-24 is a small zoom range and it is VERY wide. Yes, it will fit in nicely with the zoom trinity..but that also means you'll have to carry around super heavy f2.8 glass with a equally heavy FF body...
That was one reason why i didn't go 16-35 and went for 17-40...i wanted a wide yet light enough lens to be a nice walkabout lens as well in times where i'm not specifically going to shoot landscapes.

Technical Support / Re: Eos Utility camera not recognized
« on: June 16, 2012, 12:20:38 AM »
i had the same problem before..i somehow suspect if you had a previously installed EOS utility, even if you uninstalled it, it doesn't remove it cleanly? Installing the new version over it doesn't really help..maybe try to find out how to really completely remove all instances of the software and driver and do a fresh install?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Manual Posted
« on: June 13, 2012, 12:02:24 PM »
Incorrect.  Both the 5D3 and the 1DX have identical processors for the AF that are separate from the Digic5+.  This is documented in multiple sources and in interviews with Chuck Westfall of Canon.

Ah…thanks for the info..so in theory, both cameras should AF as fast with the same processor handling AF…except the X has a high volt to make the lens move faster that's all..

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Manual Posted
« on: June 13, 2012, 10:24:12 AM »
Anyone saw this?
I took it off the Canon USE update on the AF system.

With the EOS 5D Mark III, a less-complex 63-zone metering system is used, and this is not linked to the AF system for helping with Automatic AF point selection. Both cameras have a separate processor dedicated to AF calculation tasks, such as AI Servo AF focus-tracking, in addition to the DIGIC 4 processor used by the EOS-1D X.

I noticed it said BOTH cameras have a seperate processor dedicated to AF…Really? I know the 1DX has a Digic4..nit the 5D3 also has a dedicated processor for AF? I think not ya? Just 1 Digic5+for everything am i right?

Lenses / Re: The Shorty Forty MTF Chart Comparison
« on: June 08, 2012, 10:39:47 AM »
This only shows how badly Canon needs to update their 50 f1.4!

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« on: June 06, 2012, 08:52:12 PM »
I'm actually pretty excited about this lens..
It's going to make a great "emergency" low light lens for my mk3.
Yes, i do have the 50mm but on nights out and all i really want to bring is 1 camera and a light lens, it think this fits perfectly. 40mm will be great for group shots as well…sometimes the 50 is a little too tight.

Just because it's Apple, it's going to sell like hotcakes…doesnt matter how bad it is or how good…specs and features aren't important…just the brand...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MarkIII focuses very well at f/8
« on: June 05, 2012, 05:09:36 AM »
Different lens and different model of Kenko TC will give different results..
NOT all will focus at f8
I'm thankful my Kenko 1.4x with my tamron 70-300f4-5.6 DOES indeed focus very well at f8 at 300mm..
But i've also read that many who owns the same Kenko doesn't focus…no one knows for sure why…could be different generatino Kenkos work differently

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5Dm3 Grainy Images?
« on: June 04, 2012, 12:30:01 PM »
It seems like LR4.1 is really having conversion issues.
Aperture doesn't seem to have such problems BUT LR has better Noise and Len correction data which Aperture doesn't
Also, Adobe isn't going to update the Camera Raw anymore so i don't think there's any chance there's going to be a better LR4.1 RAW conversion.
I've not tried DPP…
 I guess there really isn't 1 software that is best…i guess i'll have to live with the conversion issues of LR4 since i use it alot..

Lenses / Re: Which wide angle lens for 60D
« on: June 02, 2012, 10:36:26 PM »
i too say the Tokina…
When i was using the 60D, the Tokina was almost my primary lens 70% of the time i used the camera…
It's a great lens and the f2.8 really helps indoors and in dark scenes.

As for your mention of the Variable ND…well, do read up on Variables ND filters..they don't always work for wide angle lenses…especially that wide at 11mm…even with the crop factor.

All i can say is…you most likely will want a 50mm. Weather it's the F1.2 or F1.4…id budget is no issue of course go L for everything BUT..the F1.4 ain't a bad alternative considering the price.
Since you mentioned 70% family portraits, the 50 and 85 will be handy.

i personally wouldn't go for 3 primes..maybe 2 primes and 1 zoom..like a 16-35 or 17-40..just for landscapes and walkabouts etc…
The 50 and 85…mainly for portraits..they're great…i especialyl love my 85mm…but the 50 is a great and light walkabout lens

Canon General / Re: Beliefs and myths.
« on: May 29, 2012, 10:42:35 AM »
With all other factors being equal, more megapixels will give better IQ except in high ISO
Since you mentioned all factors being equal, will a camera with 20MP be better at one with 30MP taking the exact same photo and uploading it to an online photo album at 1024x768 resolution? Assuming both cameras take at full resolution and upload directly leaving the rescaling to the website..

This problem isn't due to the OSX version.
I've had the problem when i was in 10.6.8….i upgraded to 10.7.3, same problem..upgraded to 10.7.4…same problem..
I could never install it..the setup would not even start.

What i did as mentioned by someone else here, was to install it on another macbook…or find a friend who has one to install on…
I happen to have a Macbook Air running 10.7.4  so i installed it on that one and it worked…
I just copied the entire Canon Utilities folder after the installation and copied to my macbook pro and it works that way…

I have a feeling that the problem is because of an older EOS Utility installed on the machine. I have an older one on my MBP from my 60D…i deleted the folder but somehow i don't think it's a clean uninstall for some reason that why the new one can't install?
My MBA was a fresh install so maybe that's why it worked..

Lenses / Re: A Brief Hands On: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: May 26, 2012, 01:07:53 PM »
I have  no doubt this lens is going to be super sharp..
However, for someone like myself who don't shoot for a living and already own a 24-105, i can't justify buying it with this pricing (although not launched, we know it's expensive)
Maybe when using the the 5Dmk2 or APS-C cameras, an F2.8 will be helpful in low light situations. In fact the i bet if you could use something like an f1.8 or lower it would be even better but this is as good as a zoom gets.

But with the 5Dmk3 (which i own), i'm finding myself not in need of such a lens. I don't find the 24-105 blur, maybe not as sharp but definately sharp enough for most shoots. And with the 5Dmk3's high ISO capabilities, there's really no need for an F2.8 UNLESS you can afford one…the IS on the 24-105 almost makes up for the 1 stop difference. I've shot at ISO12800 with the 24-105 many times with no probems and that's why i took my interest away from the 24-70mk2 simply because i think although it's good to have the f2.8, i don't really need it and won't sacrifice the 105mm just because of it and well, more importantly, the price.

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