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Software & Accessories / Raw processing on iPad/tablet
« on: October 25, 2013, 05:23:58 AM »
Hey there!

Has anyone here tried processing his Raw-photos on a tablet/iPad? There are programs like "Photo Mate Professional", "Raw Vision" and even Adobe Photoshop "Express". Displays and processors are getting faster and better every year, but the problem I see is the limited usability of CF-cards and usb-flash drives especially on the iPad.

I looking for a small processing device for travel and am currently leaning towards an 11" MacBook Air or 13" Retina. On my desk I use a late 2012 21" iMac.

Please share your tips and experiences :)

Lenses / Re: Longer and faster, better?
« on: October 11, 2013, 12:12:19 PM »
Lots of OT-stuff here lately...  :o

So far you (and others) mentioned the Sigma 300mm 2.8 and Canon 300mm 2.8 IS version I and II. I want to throw in the new Sigma 120-300 sport-lens.
It is compatible with their new USB-Dock and  gets good reviews.

Here is aquote from

Based on what I was initially hearing and understanding about this lens, I figured I'd pick up a 120-300 "S", capture the standard image quality test results, use it a little bit, write a little bit and move it along. But, my plans changed – especially after I saw the image quality this lens delivered. Based on a more-than-expected amount of time with this lens, I'm quite pleased with to say that I really like what Sigma has done with this lens model.

It is hard not to like a great looking lens with a 120-300mm focal length range in a non-extending, solidly built body that also feels great – and delivers image quality that leaves most other zoom lenses wanting even at this lens' wide max f/2.8 aperture. I like the direction Sigma has been going with their recent lenses and I think they have another hit with the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens.

Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« on: October 10, 2013, 04:51:08 AM »
Can't believe the last post is from APRIL!

It's my most used lens. Nice focal length range + good AF, IS and IQ. In my opinion the best general purpose lens for crop (except for indoor use, maybe :) ).

Attached are four pics from my recent trip to Corfu.

I don't have any of the lenses you mentioned in your post, but have you looked at the EF-S 15-85. Bought it in a kit with my 7D and have no regrets. Nice focal length range, good AF and IS + overall IQ. Budget wise it's in the middle between the two Ls and the Sigma.

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: September 13, 2013, 10:53:45 AM »
Nice pics everyone. Here are some of mine.

First was taken in Death Valley: A small, very salty pond at Devils Golf Course.
The other three were taken inside Havasupai Canyon.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« on: September 09, 2013, 11:48:18 AM »
A 24-70 2.0 would be big and heavy. Maybe they will make a 24-50 2.0 to keep price and weight down.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: September 09, 2013, 07:03:14 AM »
Awesome lens - good for flowers too  :P

first shot f/2.0
second shot f/1.6

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: September 08, 2013, 07:26:48 PM »
Two from last week.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: RAW or JPEG
« on: September 08, 2013, 06:41:08 PM »
I shoot raw only. If I need quick jpegs is use the "Instant Jpeg from RAW"  plugin.

Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 29, 2013, 06:06:14 AM »
My guess is a 50mm 1.8 or 2.0 with IS and maybe a new 85 also with IS.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Canon EOS 70D is Hitting Stores
« on: August 21, 2013, 09:36:25 AM »
For the moment it appears only kits have made their way to retailers.

In the picture it says bodys and kits!? :o

Will there be 200-400mm f2.8 ART for $4000? ::) ::) ::)

That would be too large and heavy. How about a 200-500 f/2.8-4, where the aperture is constant (maximum of 2.8 ) between 200mm and 350mm, then allowed to increase gradually to f/4 as FL increases to 500mm? Even that would be larger than the 200-400s from Nikon and Canon. (I've been suggesting a lens like that to Sigma for about 3 years.)

How about a 500mm f/5.6 OS HSM 'S'? Handholdable for <=5K?

We were also told that Sigma is planning something “big” for Photokina 2014 a year from now. It was hinted that it could be new super telephoto lenses.

Top level super-selephoto-lenses will definitely be a step up for sigma. But I think it will be a lot more difficult to sell >4000$/€ lenses were AF-performance is even more challenging  and customers have higher expectations compared to <1k lenses.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 70D Reaction
« on: June 29, 2013, 09:46:59 AM »
Haters gonna hate, my shutter's gonna click, that's it!

And by the way... it's not yet officially announced!

Canon General / Re: How ready is your camera gear usually?
« on: June 24, 2013, 11:54:09 AM »
To quote Roger from

10. Your favorite lens

    Is never in your camera bag because it’s always mounted to your camera
    Is always in your camera bag in case you need it for that special shot

    Is on your desk near the computer where you can look at it while thrashing those who make negative comments about it in the forums

Source: The gear-head/pixel-peeper quiz. (

I usually keep my camera and lenses in a glass cabinet to the left of my desk. When I go out to shoot I usually grab just my camera and one lens. If I need more I also have to customize my Lowepro Flipside 300 because I use this as my college bag.

<10min for me then

attached is a nasty pic (the glass removed) :D

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