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Canon General / Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« on: Today at 12:08:55 PM »
There's a couple of film bodies (EOS5 & EOS30) and a Tamron 28-200 that I haven't used in years. Of the kit that does get some use, it would be the 550EX Speedlight.

EOS-M / Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« on: July 30, 2014, 11:41:14 AM »
Seriously tempting as a street shooting body, whats the AF performance like now with the updates?
If you do, your username will need a slight modification to 'mirrorless' :)

Canon General / Re: Neutral Density Filters - HELP !
« on: July 30, 2014, 07:47:09 AM »
You are very likely to get vignetting on ultra wide angle lenses. Have you considered a filter system like Lee's?

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 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 ...

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