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Canon General / Re: What do you Cheap Out On?
« on: July 29, 2014, 07:20:24 AM »

2. Intervalometer - I had the Canon release (only) and it sucks, so I bought the Vello intervalometer and it works perfectly for $30

Dear Mackguyver, I've been thinking about getting an intervalometer and I also don't want to spend a lot on it. Would you mind posting the model number?


Sure, it's the Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection.  I paid $37.50 for it - just a bit better than the $169 Canon price :)  Make sure you get version II.

Thank you, Mackguyver!

If your body is compatible, Magic Lantern includes an excellent intervalometer and is cheaper than any external option  ;)

Software & Accessories / Re: Lee Big Stpper with UV filters
« on: July 19, 2014, 09:39:49 AM »
I take the protective filter off with my 17-40 and then attach the Lee holder. Other lenss, where vignetting is not a problem, I'll leave the protective filter on.

Software & Accessories / Re: List of plug-in's for photoshop/LR
« on: July 13, 2014, 06:23:16 PM »
That's very useful! Thank you for taking the time to share the link.  :)

Canon General / Re: Dragonfly, Powered by Canon Lenses
« on: July 12, 2014, 10:31:50 AM »
images obtained using even the largest, most advanced telescopes today contain scattered light that may be hiding this faint structure [...] Dragonfly is designed to reveal the faint structure by greatly reducing scattered light and internal reflections within its optics. It achieves this using ten, commercially available Canon 400mm lenses with unprecedented nano-fabricated coatings with sub-wavelength structure on optical glasses.


Is this using commercially available lenses with non-commercially available coatings?
No, from the article I linked to
...the latest generation of Canon lenses features the first commercialized availability of nano-fabricated coatings...

Canon General / Re: Dragonfly, Powered by Canon Lenses
« on: July 12, 2014, 10:25:39 AM »
It achieves this using ten, commercially available Canon 400mm lenses with unprecedented nano-fabricated coatings with sub-wavelength structure on optical glasses.

I only count 8.

The complete article describing the Dragonfly Array is available at arxiv.org/pdf/1401.573. The article states that it is an array of 8 lenses, but may be modified easily to hold up to 15!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's D800E 30% sharper than D800
« on: July 10, 2014, 06:43:53 AM »
the fact that DxO have embarrassed themselves as "scientists" yet again by claiming the physically impossible.

Hmmm....isn't DXO a French company?  I wonder if any of their "scientists" were involved in that faster-than-light neutrino error a few years ago.   ;D
Ignorant, facile and bordering on racist. You're not an American, are you?

The depth of field on a 14mm lens is so large that it's not surprising that you're achieving 'critical focus', even at f2.8, within such a large spread. Using a hyperfocal distance of 4.5m (approx 15ft) means everything from just over 1.5m (approx 5ft) to infinity should be in focus, at f2.8.

Is your 5d3 one of those that has a problem with the light when the lens cap is on?  (Check the serial no.)  If so, now might be the time to get that fixed and let Canon clean the camera for you...

Aargh... missed the link. Anyway, Canon is not strictly using a sequential numbering by date system - EOS 40D is numbered before EOS 30D...

Re Marsu's list above - are the gaps powershots, printers, etc.?

EOS Bodies / Re: The Person Behind \
« on: June 09, 2014, 06:45:34 PM »
R.I.P. Fake Chuck.  He and his dirty yet hilarious posts will be missed.
I didn't even know about the blog until today, and have wasted several hours reading it today. :D

Lenses / Re: Need some advice.
« on: June 08, 2014, 11:10:44 AM »
I'm fairly new to photography and I just bought a Canon 550D with a 18-55mm kit lens.
I am going to New York this winter and am wondering if I should buy a wider lens so that I can get nice pictures of the buildings and wide pictures of the roads/parks. I also want to do a bit of street photography too.
I was looking into getting a 50mm prime lens for it but I don't know if that's a good idea or not.
Any help would be appreciated and thanks for reading this post.
Congratulations on your new camera!

Advice? Go out and take photos. Get used to, and get to know yout camera and what you can and can't do with it and the lens you have. Then later on, when you find yourself running into limitations, you'll know what you need to add to your kit ...

Software & Accessories / Re: Need help finding a backpack
« on: June 06, 2014, 05:32:47 PM »
I have a Tamrac Adventure 10, which doesn't scream "camera gear, try and steal me!". It will take your laptop with ease, it should take your body with lens attached, but I'm not sure you're looking for a 3 compartment bag? Camera stuff at bottom/other junk on top/laptop against your back. I *believe* that it would just pass as carry-on luggage, but haven't tried myself. Tripod carrying isn't its greatest strength - you're meant to buy a couple of straps to attach to the bottom to hold the tripod. I fin it better to use one of the mesh drinks pockets and use the straps to hol the tripod to the side of the rucksack.

I wouldn't have mentioned the Tamrac, but nobody else has replied!

As mentioned over and over, all the information you need in order to install is readily available on the ML forums and the idea that you should understand a bit of how it works before using it is not a bad one. :) Really, spend a few days reading through some of the active parts of the forum and you should find most of the info that you need.
For me, the few aspects that DO have some degree of complexity are often the aspects that are under development as well as new modules, not included in the standard package and with those, your best bet is the forum as well as any written guide has the danger of being outdated fairly fast.
That said, the 1.2.3 port works great for me and ML hasn't left my 5D3 since I bought it :)

Thanks Eyeland:

Does installing the 1.2.3 port render any permanent effects (flags) of ML usage if I ever need warranty services?
East Wind Photography covered this on the previous page of this thread. The uninstall process leaves no trace of Magic Lantern on the camera.

Okay, so now you have no reason not to try Magic Lantern, just give it a go! :)

Software & Accessories / Re: Batch process to fix missing EXIF data?
« on: June 03, 2014, 04:37:03 PM »
Seriouly, people that have suggestions about shortcomings if ExifTool SHOULD NOT post about it here, but should use the  ExifTool forums that exist for precisely this reason.
This is for suggestions to replace it, not improve it.  We're talking about developing a tool built in Lua or C++ instead of Perl that works as a plugin to Lightroom and Photoshop.  Someone who wants to influence the development of ExifTool can post on Phil Harvey's forums, but that won't connect you to me--I don't work for/with Phil Harvey.
Apologies, I hadn't realised you were planning something ifferent.

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