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I just was in Yosemite last month again and I have to say... the valley was crowded as usual. However I did two hikes in the Toulumne Meadows area. The 12miles Clouds Rest trail and a shorter hike to Lambert Dome and Dog Lake. Hardly any other people and beautiful views.
Both were taken with a sigma 8-16 and then croped to a panorama :) amazing vistas captured with an amazing lens from lensrentals.com :D

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Upcoming PowerShots [CR2]
« on: August 12, 2011, 05:04:12 PM »
So no G12 replacement?


Just because there's no rumor, it doesn't mean there's no replacement coming. But remember: Even if there's a rumor, there isn't necessarily a product coming.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Neck strap alternatives
« on: August 12, 2011, 04:59:57 PM »
I have an RS-4 for almost two months now and used it alot during a three week-trip to the US. I carried it with a backpack on dayhikes in Yosemite and the FastenR-3 never worked itself loose.

How have you managed to get both a backpack and a black rapid strap on at the same time?

I actually have done the same thing. I put the BlackRapid on first, then my backpack. The straps to overlap on the left side but there is no conflict on the right. It was just like using a BR strap normally.

Yes.
Blackrapid first, then your backpack. you can even use the waist and breast straps of your backpack. simply close them under the Blackrapid and it works perfectly.
Keep in mind to take things like batteries and memory cards out of the small pocket. It's very annoying when your backpack's left shoulder strap has to be adjusted every ten minutes

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Software & Accessories / Re: Neck strap alternatives
« on: August 12, 2011, 04:24:49 PM »
Is this an unrealistic fear? I've thought about fastening some sort of a "safety loop" attaching the regular camera strap lugs to the Black Rapid strap. Anybody consider doing that, or do you all have complete confidence that the Black Rapid lug won't work itself look while the camera is dangling from it?

I have an RS-4 for almost two months now and used it alot during a three week-trip to the US. I carried it with a backpack on dayhikes in Yosemite and the FastenR-3 never worked itself loose. However my friends 400D almost fell down because his normal Neckstrap somehow got loose.

Making me even more paranoid is the fact that I use a battery grip, so in my mind there are two possible points of failure: the lug that attaches to the strap and the connection between the battery grip and the camera.

The standart strap also has two points to fail ;) but since it is what everyone uses and hardly anyone has problems with it people trust it 100%.
My advice is to order the BlackRapid and trust it 99%. It won't work itself loose in a single day so if you controll it every evening you're fine - I found myself playing around with it when I was bored on buses. Screed it off screed it in --> tight again

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Lenses / Re: rumors about a new EF-S 10-22mm ??
« on: August 12, 2011, 11:58:25 AM »
Also keep in mind that the average consumer wants the latest tech-gear. If they hear the lens was anounced almost a decade ago but Nikon's just last year (ok I think I made that up) they probably prefer the Nikon. Same reason why they update Rebels and Powershots every year.

True, but the 'average consumer' is not the target market for the EF-S 10-22mm.  The average consumer would look at that lens and say, "Damn, that's expensive...why would I pay that much for just a lens when I can get a brand new T3i with a lens for the same price?!?"

Yes, of course. Forgot to mention that in the paragraph. It was more a reply on Gothmoth's post than on yours.

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Lenses / Re: rumors about a new EF-S 10-22mm ??
« on: August 12, 2011, 11:36:10 AM »
Can't see any reason why Canon should update the 10-22mm exept if they make it faster. Something like the Tokina 11-16 would be nice.

well canon has updated the 18-55mm IS and there was no reason either.
beside a few pennys they save on production cost.

The 18-55mm IS is the Rebel kit lens - as such, Canon sells more of that lens than any other, and possibly more than all others combined.  Saving a few pennies per lens is a very good reason for them to 'update' it.  It makes sense for them to update best-selling lenses - the sub-$300 lenses, they gave the EF-S 55-250mm lens the same profit-generating update.  The 10-22mm is a great lens, but not a real best-seller for Canon - most likely it would not be cost-effective to re-tool the production line for cosmetic changes.

Also keep in mind that the average consumer wants the latest tech-gear. If they hear the lens was anounced almost a decade ago but Nikon's just last year (ok I think I made that up) they probably prefer the Nikon. Same reason why they update Rebels and Powershots every year.


Addition:
I don't consider the EF-S 10-22mm to be an 'average-consumer-lens' :D

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Upcoming PowerShots [CR2]
« on: August 12, 2011, 11:22:27 AM »
...the S100 will have a longer zoom than the S90/S95 that came before (5x vs. 3.8x).  Hopefully the S100 will continue with the f2 on the short end.  The 5x would seem to indicate a wider short end on the S100 (24-120mm) than the 3.8x on the S90/S95 (28-105mm), or could they be thinking about adding it to the long end only (28-140mm)?

I hope it's the former.  A 24-120mm (equivalent) S100 with f/2 at the wide end would induce me to upgrade from my S95.  A 28-140mm (equivalent), bah, no thanks. 

+1 on the 24-120mm
although I don't own a P&S yet I might get one within the next year.

Names don't really matter for me, but Canon has to find a different name for the S95 replacement. There already was a S100:

http://www.xcameras.net/canon-powershot-s100/

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The Canon PowerShot S100 shows incredible features that make it a good choice for professional photographers. It is embedded with true 2-megapixel sensor for 1600 x 1200 pixel images, and 2-optical zoom lens that are professionally delivered by a tiny body. It shows a strong metal construction which provides great durability features. In addition, the lenses are provided with automatic covers that protect them when camera is not in use. The camera also features 5.4 to 10.8 mm zoom lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 to f/4.0, digital telephoto, shutter speed from 1 to 1/1,500 seconds, built-in flash with five distinct operating modes, sensitivity equivalent to ISO 100, CompactFlash type 1 image storage, and NTSC and USB ports. All these deliver an impressive photography tool which delivers excellent results.

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Canon General / Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MACRO LENS
« on: August 09, 2011, 10:48:31 AM »
Here are some more 100L-samples:

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Canon General / Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MACRO LENS
« on: August 09, 2011, 10:43:37 AM »
I also recommend the 100L. I have it for almost 1.5 years now and don't use it for macros only. My usual set up is 1000D+100L and a 430EX II with an off-camera shoe cord (e.g. OC-E3). Then I set it to f8.0 and 1/100-160sec and shoot almost every small thing I see ;D
It's really easy to use

Any links, any videos or any personal views would be most welcome.

check out the-digital-picture.com

100L review:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-100mm-f-2.8-L-IS-USM-Macro-Lens-Review.aspx

MP-E review:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-MP-E-65mm-1-5x-Macro-Lens-Review.aspx

180L review:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-180mm-f-3.5-L-USM-Macro-Lens-Review.aspx

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EOS Bodies / Re: Cleaning?
« on: August 01, 2011, 11:55:54 AM »
My Sensor/AA-Filter has dust on it since my last phototrip. A dust blower doesn't help  :( .
I did a lot of research and found lots of blog entries and videos (lensrentals.com, the-digital-picture.com, etc.). I found a new method just a few minutes ago: Sensor-Film. Their homepage claims that 15ml(~15-20€) are good for about 50 cleanings wich is a very good value compared to other methods like visible dust swabs for example. Here is a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoWLoz4JKZI

Has anyone of you ever tried it? I'd like to hear some independent statements befor I order it  8)

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Contests / Re: Holga Giveaway
« on: July 26, 2011, 12:17:20 AM »
let's give it a try...
i want to win :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Which Canon 60D Kit Lens? (Plus 550D)
« on: July 05, 2011, 10:32:51 AM »
I'd go for the 17-85mm because of the USM. Although USM isn't neccessary for video it has FTM (full time manual).
If you need faster lenses for video you could also get some used M42 mount lenses. I got my 35mm + adapter for less than 20€ from ebay. I'm sure you can get a 35mm + 50mm + 85mm for about the price of a EF 50 1.8 II. They will have better build quality including better manual focus rings for video.

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Landscape / Re: Yosemite national park
« on: July 03, 2011, 08:34:35 AM »
wow. you had a very clear day. i have the same shot @18mm but there's lots of air distortion in it.

The two pics below were taken with a tokina 10-17 fisheye at mariposa grove  in the south of the park

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 4K Sooner Than Later?
« on: June 29, 2011, 12:49:41 PM »
Hell, give us medium format video!

What are you willing to pay for it?100K with lenses?

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Lenses / Re: I want a ef 18 mm f.1,8 L is. Canon can you here me
« on: June 08, 2011, 01:59:39 PM »
An 18mm or 20mm ef-s prime would be usefull. Third party manufacturers already started to produce 50mm equivalents (Sigma 30mm 1.4 DC)... how about a 35mm equivalent?

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