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Lenses / Re: Choose your Weapon: Ultra Wide Zooms for Canon
« on: Today at 06:57:04 PM »
Well, for zoom I use the 17-40, supplemented by a Samyang 14mm prime...

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EOS Bodies / Re: LP-E6N in 5DMK III
« on: Today at 03:44:57 PM »
I think it will work.
I will ask for confirmation tomorrow at Photokina and let you know the results.
It might be worth asking if the new battery (and firmware) would include further measures against third party battery users counterfeiting..

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EOS Bodies / Re: How can we improve on 5D3 to 5D4?
« on: Today at 02:01:16 PM »
for years canon has not done much (nothing) for the studio/landscape shooter. :(

TS-E 17mm

5. GET RID OF VIDEO FUNCTIONS, that's the domain of video recorders.

Why? As long as they don't hinder stills functions, what's the big deal? Just don't toggle the switch.
I accidentally did just that, yesterday.  Thought I'd somehow broken the camera and it was stuck in Live View. :D First time it's been in video mode since I bought it... ;)

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As a cheapskate, there's no way I'm buying a GP-E2, so I use Open GPS Tracker to record a GPX file on my Android tablet's microSD card. I then transfer the GPX file to a folder on my desktop, where I use GPicSync to transfer geotags to CR2s and jpegs from the camera, before moving the tagged Raws into my library and dropboxing the jpegs for whoever I've been hiking with.

https://code.google.com/p/open-gpstracker/

https://code.google.com/p/gpicsync/

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: Today at 10:36:54 AM »
I read on Canon's website that the dual pixel AF doesn't work in 1080 60p, can someone confirm that?
If you've read it on Canon's website, what more confirmation do you need?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: Today at 04:38:50 AM »
I think the new camera sounds ace and I want one but I'm a bit miffed at the price here in the UK. at current exchange rates the US price of 1800$ works out at about £1100 and the European price of 1700 euros at about £1350. Yet we are to be charged £1600. Rip off Britain strikes again.

It's the same here in Oz.  I was hoping for a price of au$2000 based on the us$1799 price but it's being priced at au$2499.  Maybe we'll get the US pricing if we get rid of the Union Jack from our flag  and replace it with the stars and stripes;D
Ftfy :D

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Photography Technique / Re: Timelapse
« on: Today at 01:15:09 AM »
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5705.0

I've been doing some reading on timelapse at Magic Lantern. There are some further links to explore in the first post of the thread. Not tried it myself.

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Of course it's "cool for landscape photographers".  I'm sure we've all been doing that in one form or another for a while. 

Back in the day before handheld GPS was available, if we came across a scene we liked, we drew two lines, in the form of an 'X', on a large piece of paper with contour data which related to elevation, called a 'map'.  If we wanted another chance to take a picture of the same place, we would use that map and go back to the location.

 ;)
:D Thanks for the laugh!

And good work mackguyver, both images are excellent - definite improvements on the 'originals'. Thanks for the images, especially the trees/pool - there's some magic there! :)


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Strange pattern on long exposures
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:53:36 PM »
Do you have a filter on the front of the lens? I think I've seen something similar on a photo on the web and it was attributed to a filter.

If not, do you get the pattern with other lenses?

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That is totally awesome, ... and somebody has way too much free time on their hands.
You mean..
That is totally awesome... thankfully there are people out there looking for glaring omissions in the security of the devices we connect to the internet!  ;)

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Just noticed this report on the BBC. The serious issue is that Canon's Pixma priters have a major security flaw, the frivolous part is the hacker exploited it to run Doom. :)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29203776

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 5 Plugin for focus points?
« on: September 14, 2014, 04:04:16 PM »
Hi, I published a plugin for this recently, maybe you'll find it of interest.
http://www.lightroomfocuspointsplugin.com
It shows focus points for all all (post-2002) Canon DSLR and all Nikon DSLR. Currently needs Lightroom 5.

-Chris

Thanks Chris.  Nice job
Very useful plug in :)
+1 Thank you!

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Lenses / Re: What New Lens are You Most Excited About?
« on: September 14, 2014, 10:53:33 AM »
Would have been interested in the Tamron 15-30, but that front element looks way too bulbous for filters. Oh well...

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Lenses / Re: What New Lens are You Most Excited About?
« on: September 14, 2014, 10:50:13 AM »
Canon Rumors - the one place on the net where a thread entitled "What New Lens Are You Most Excited About?" is guarenteed to become a discussion about the D800/D810 and the A7r within 5 pages! Guys, aren't there enough threads about the 7Dii for discussions on the Exmor sensors and the cameras containing them?!? ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 12, 2014, 11:35:28 AM »
I'm going to disagree.

That's the thing...I shoot wildlife/sports/action photography.  I use a T2i right now when I'm shooting with a crop.  Know why?  My glass is all Canon.  If it wasn't for that I'd have switched.  The 70D offers absolutely no improvement in image quality over the T2i.  It's the same flippin sensor, just using new technologies to squeeze a .001% image quality improvement out of it.  Now this is coming out with the SAME F'ING SENSOR.   The sensor is about 80% of the reason you'd buy a camera, once you choose your subject matter.   The 7Dii is going to be a glorified T2i. Same old ancient sensor technology, with a few useless bells & whistles, none of which get down to the root: THEY HAVEN'T MADE A SINGLE INNOVATION IN SENSOR TECHNOLOGY IN YEARS. It's the same mediocre sensor, just rehashed.    This is why they're starting to, or will continue to lose market share to other companies.  Absolutely insane that it took a half decade to refresh, and it's basically going to be the exact same camera with the exact same sensor, just with a tiiiiny bit extra squeezed out of that sensor.  Absolute garbage.  I can't tell you how pissed off I am right now.

Don't let me laugh. The reason you bought a T2i as a camera for wildlife/sports/action photography is for sure NOT the sensor. Be honest, it was the price.

What a thought that the sensor would be 80% responsible for the purchase of such a camera. If sensor quality would be that important to you, then you would have bought a 1-series. Nothing else. What a bullsh_t you are telling here. And what about the 5D3 sensor? No progress made?

As a wildlife/sports/action photographer you are not interested in those fps, 65 crosspoints AF, f8, ... ? You really make me laugh man, don't call yourself a action photographer if you are only interested in the highest quality sensor.

If you have that good Canon glass that you can't change, then simple do buy a 1Dx and stop complaining and stop telling such a nonsense !!!
:D

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