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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« on: January 18, 2013, 04:22:49 AM »
Wow Ken has changed his tune....

Video & Movie / Re: Film shot on a 5D Mark III and Glidecam in Italy
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:28:56 AM »
Wonderful vid  :)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Spotted Owlets
« on: January 09, 2013, 04:31:42 AM »
Gorgeous owl shots! Congrats

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: January 09, 2013, 04:30:42 AM »

Lamb 2 by tom_scott88, on Flickr

Shark by tom_scott88, on Flickr

Tiger by tom_scott88, on Flickr

PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« on: January 07, 2013, 11:58:31 AM »
People are quick to hate. Remember when the 5DMKIII came out  :o yet now everyone things its incredible...

Think its quite intriguing! I would give it a go!

Canon General / Re: Record Spending Into Camera Gear - HIGHEST
« on: January 04, 2013, 06:50:58 AM »
Canon 7D Used £750 but sold it

NEW Sony Nex 5N Twin lens kit - £450

NEW Canon 5DMKIII 24-105mm F4 IS L - £2500

NEW Canon 100mm F2.8 IS L - £580

2 8gb Extreme CF cards - £100

2 8gb Extreme SD cards - £75

Manfrotto 055 XPROB - £135

Used Canon x2 Extender MKII - £200

Need to buy an ultra wide and a few primes in 2013... Probably another expensive year. WOuld like to Upgrade my 70-200 F2.8 to a MKII IS too.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: January 04, 2013, 06:15:46 AM »
All shot today on a very gloomy day, facing south Howtown toward Patterdale on the west coast of Lake Ulswater, Cumbria.

The lake was flooded, hard to get to, the Howtown pier was also flooded and the Steamer wasn't operating to it, so much rainfall. 4th pic in thats 2 1/2 feet of water in the field, thankfully the path was slightly raised.

Shot with 5DMKIII 24-105mm and 100mm L Macro and a monopod. Rained all day and its fine!

All taken believe it or not between 1000-6400ISO, There was no light at all to shoot at between F8-16 so was shooting landscapes at very high ISO, usually not advisable but results speak for themselves amazing quality! Love this camera.

Howtown, Cumbria, Lake Ulswater by tom_scott88, on Flickr

Howtown, Cumbria by tom_scott88, on Flickr

Howtown, Cumbria by tom_scott88, on Flickr

Howtown, Cumbria by tom_scott88, on Flickr

Howtown, Cumbria by tom_scott88, on Flickr

Howtown, Cumbria by tom_scott88, on Flickr

Howtown, Cumbria by tom_scott88, on Flickr

Howtown, Cumbria by tom_scott88, on Flickr

IMG_0292 by tom_scott88, on Flickr

IMG_0282 by tom_scott88, on Flickr

IMG_0298 by tom_scott88, on Flickr

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Vertical Grips not coming off 5D2 bodies..
« on: January 01, 2013, 04:57:29 PM »
My BG-E2N got stuck on my 40D, half way unscrewed so it would not turn on.

The problem is over tightening or over use. The main cog is plastic and the smaller one is metal so it strips. Only way i could get it off was by drilling a hole through the visible cog and un-tighten the smaller cog with a screw driver. Broke the grip, but they are pretty cheap now.
You can see the metal cog here.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: should I sell my 7d?
« on: December 30, 2012, 09:26:43 PM »
I was in the same predicament. I have a 40D which was getting slightly unreliable, so I bought a 7D.

Good cam but really wanted a full frame camera.

I also had a few EFS lenses 10-22mm and the 17-55mm. I sold the 7D on Ebay for £606 before christmas and sold the 10-22mm for £400 kept the 17-55mm because I love using it and kept the 40D.

Bought the 5DMKIII and the IQ is above and beyond the 7D so much better, and ISO is incredible in comparison wasnt overly sold with the IQ and ISO performance of the 7D didnt really think it had moved on since the 40D days. But the camera was wonderful as a complete product.

The 5DMKIII is by far the best compromise and I haven't looked back.

BTW if you want to save a few £ go to Digitalrev mine arrived in 3 days brilliant service. Got mine with the 24-105mm for just under £2500

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: December 30, 2012, 04:21:43 PM »

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Is it hard not to buy 3rd party lenses now?
« on: December 28, 2012, 08:16:49 PM »
Thing is £1000 more to a pro making money isnt a lot... It will pay for itself quickly, when you can rely on the quality of the lens. But it is to an amateur, and you could happily buy one if not two more lenses with that saving.

But I would rely on Canon L glass, it will take the knocks and bangs of intense pro use. Kit is for using and are not museum pieces. If they break and you get the shot its worth it and buy another.

Also IS is helpful, but IS has not been around forever. People have been shooting without it for a looooong time.

Anyway ye useful, but a deal breaker? For a pro no... You will always shoot in a range that will produce a sharp images. Although I will admit IS does help with creativity, shooting in lower light, but with better high ISO camera performance you can rely less on IS. Also the subject is more of a concern than camera shake, if you are an experienced photographer you know the limits you shoot in, its also down to technique.

I do like IS I have it in most of my lenses but more because they all now come with them. I still have a 70-200mm F2.8 that I bought in 2004, I shoot sharp non blurry images in all sorts of situations without problem.

The Tamron will appeal to the amateurs but put it though some pro shooting I dont think it will hold up well in a long term comparison.

But from a truly cost perspective ye completely understand and I dont care who you are, Canon adding an extra £1000 canon tax over the previous is a lot and you can understand why people are angry and the people that bought it are defensive. But compared to the original MKI at release its not much different.

Why not get a 40/50D instead? 40D is around the £300 price tag with 6.3fps and sensor cleaning it wipes the floor with features compared to a 1100D. The 50D has worse ISO performance but a higher res screen and micro adjust but also quite a bit more expensive still around £450-500.

70-300 would be a good starting point. What kind of wildlife? Birding or places with low light like Forrest locations?

EOS Bodies / Re: Any update to the 60D in next 6months?
« on: December 27, 2012, 04:48:36 PM »
Both are old cameras, and I would say a new one will be round the corner soon. But if recent trends are anything to go by these will be more expensive, and you may have to wait a few months to get hold of one. Depends how desperate you are. I would take a 7D over a 60D because its AF system is much better.

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