A general note about traveling in China: do not travel in China during the Mid-Autumn festival (first week of October) nor Chinese new-Year (changes with the lunar calendar).
Why? - too many people.
Why? - too many people.
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1. Traditional trial & error "at home" method by taking photos of magazine text placed on the wall and/or using rulers. Not sure if I even trust this. (Or any other home method)
2. Buy a calibration device. This is where I need some product recommendations.
3. My least favorite option, sending them to canon. Both lenses are ~6 months old, so I'd assume they're under some kind of warranty? If not, I really do not want to pay for Canon's mistake.
Just put the tripod in the checked bag and make sure it has some clothes around. I have done this dozens of times, no problem.
Overall, I'm very happy with it. I has worked like a charm for all the things I've used it for (basically touristy photo outings). Since I carry a lot of small accessories, I would have appreciated more/smaller pockets internally to organize things. YMMV.
Cheers makes me want the bag even more now. Have you ever used it as a carry on for a flight etc?
I been travel from US to China last 10yrs. I still can't pickup the chinese language. All I know is "Ni-hao" = hello and "sei-sie" = thank you.
Keep in mind the timeframe. Five years ago FF was much more expensive to manufacture than it is today. The fact that the 6D, still relatively new, sells for as little as $1700, is quite telling here.
It seems that Canon's fab procedure hasn't changed, at least from what we can tell. Has the cost of silicon wafers come down that much? Or could it be that Canon was reaping very high profit margins on the presumed high cost of a FF sensor, and now they've decided to push more units at a lower profit margin, as an alternative strategy to drive the bottom line?
Just sayin'. Not that I'm cynical, or anything...
I do believe 300mm wafers have come down in cost. I remember them still having some challenges five to six years ago with defect rates on them (this is pretty agnostic of industry...not specific to sensor fabrication). It is obviously a less serious problem for tiny chips like GPUs and CPUs or other ICs. Growing the wafer crystals has become more refined over the years, in no small part to some of the advancements made while trying to perfect the process for growing 450mm wafer crystals (which, as far as I know, has still not been taken up by any IC manufacturing industry...there is apparently a very high initial cost to jumping that has to be recouped, something no manufacturer seems willing to deal with as of yet).
Is there any reason a gimbal mount couldn't be installed so that the upright is on the right side of the lens? All the ads I've seen have it on the left. I suppose that leads to the follow-on question, are they shown on the left for a reason? It seems they're in the way of all the controls that way.
Hope you will have a great trip to HK/China.
My experience with tours in China is that if you join a tour group, a fair part of the time would be spent on shopping. I went to two of these tours and they hurry you up so they can take you to shops.
My friend and his family went for a trip and hired a "private" car with an English speaking driver/tour guide thinking that there would be no shopping. It still did, but finally my friend insisted that they did no more shopping. The attitude of the driver changed to one that was indifferent to my friend and his family.
I would not know how the tour guides would treat a Westerner, but being Chinese tourists, we're not treated well in this respect.
Thanks jim was just messing about really i have done it in colour and b&w for the girl just to be safe but i actually think this is my favouriteA shot of Mina from this morning,natural light only and this is Lightroom 5 cold tone preset wont be to everyone's taste but i like it
My first impression was "Album art." I'm no better a critic than anyone else anyway, and it appears solid technically.
Hi again guys, I have another question about bags this time.
I am going to purchase the camera this weekend and have been thinking about getting another camera bag. A sling type this time. I am after something which doesn't scream camera bag... so far the only two I have seen so far are the Thinktank Retrospective range and the Nat Geo ones. I have always liked the Thinktank ones, but the lack of a zip on the inside annoys me. I am just wondering what everyone else thinks of them and if it would be ok for traveling and going on planes etc. If someone has some personal experience with them it would be great to hear!
Hi...is somebody here on this forum from Europe ? I was looking for an online store in EU with good prices on Canon gear.
I found from somebody the site : www.hdewcameras.co.uk . I sent them an e-mail and asked them how to buy from them and they said the only method is that I send the money first in their bank account. I don`t trust this way and find it fishy. They said the only people who can pay with cc are those from UK.
Did somebody of you bought from here?
Thank you very much for your answers.
Lexar USB3 reader. I've heard horror stories about both import methods, but I like the speed of the USB3.
Yup, when I've got a full 32GB card, my Lexar USB3 is far, far faster. Even going beyond the USB2 vs USB3 speed boost, connecting to the camera means it needs to use PTP protocol which adds additional overhead to request and receive each individual photo. Plus the camera needs to have enough battery left to power the camera for the whole time it's downloading.
Dry it out with silica gel bags if it turns out to be a issue.
Dried it out nicely in a climate/moisture controlled dust free and even sterile environment (the joys of being a scientist is that i have access to such places).