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Software & Accessories / Re: Western Digital My PassPort Wireless
« on: September 11, 2014, 12:22:43 AM »
Dont you still need a computer to initiate the transfer? If so why not a wired drive connected to the computer?

Canon General / Re: Another Northrup - Canon vs. Nikon
« on: September 03, 2014, 03:05:34 PM »
Never watched Tony before so I couldnt resist........

The Nikon bodies are better than Canon, except I cant switch. I wish I could, but I can't.... I really wish Nikon had better lenses, more variety of lenses, better flashes, cheaper 50mm base lens, more third party accessories than Canon. But they dont...... I really like Nikon bodies, they are the best. Buy Nikon.


2, comparing 5D III with D800E. One with AA Filter one without and then using DxO sharpness comparison for the 24-70mm. Of course Canon loses this DxO race, but if he used the D800 (with AA filter), then Canon would win (at least according to DxO).

3, recommending D800E (with no AA filter) as a travel/casual lens.

4, Saying Sigma/Tamron are equivalent on both bodies when in fact he did not take into account AF issues compared to native lenses.

5, "flashes... not as big a difference between them..... but there is one big difference" ??? (what is it, big or not big). Then mentions that Canon has better third party flashes than Nikon, and then mentions Canon RT. Isnt that two "big" differences?

6, recommending Unlimited budget wildlife photographers to go Nikon D810 over any other Canon (really, 1Dx and the big white lens line up are no good)


Lenses / Re: A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« on: August 23, 2014, 03:17:47 PM »
40mm pancake is great for IR stuff due i would think to non complex elements
. Hoping for an EF 24mm pancake to match

Software & Accessories / Re: Think Tank Urban Disguise 70 v2.0
« on: August 13, 2014, 02:50:52 PM »
I have the bag and I have had a gripped 5DII and 5DIII in it. Its a tight fit. If you have L plates and/or straps its a very tight fit. You may find that this is more of a transportation to and from solution rather than a walkaround carry and use solution. The problem is that the zipper goes down the middle in a straight line instead of a wrap around zipper that opens the top fully. Its ocnceivable that you can use it as a walkaround carry and use but it isnt that convenient. I think you would be better off in that case with double shoulder straps or spiderholster.

Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS
« on: June 30, 2014, 11:55:34 AM »
On my ipad the 16-35 corners looked better than the zeiss 15mm

Technical Support / Re: OMG Cookie Hell on Canon Rumors
« on: June 12, 2014, 05:10:04 PM »
I apologize to CanonRumors . In fact it turns out you are reasonable. I have tracked some other sites and the last one I visited has 91 cookies. I give up. The internet is polluted beyond hope.

Technical Support / Re: OMG Cookie Hell on Canon Rumors
« on: June 12, 2014, 04:58:09 PM »
Naïve... Not really. That's why I wanted to see what third party cookies were up to.

BTW, Fredmiranda only had 2 cookies and POTN and zero cookies that I encountered.

BTW, the default Chrome and Firefox even if you invoke private browsing still have cookies enabled by default. Try to find Chromes setting to disable cookies. Its buried.

Maybe this is just a rant. But I think this is getting out of hand. It would be much more transparent if there was positive opt in not negative opt out. BY DEFAULT.

Oh and BTW, add 2 more cookies here for serving-sys and another cookie for bs.serving-sys. That's 27 cookies by my count.....

Technical Support / Re: OMG Cookie Hell on Canon Rumors
« on: June 12, 2014, 04:25:31 PM »
Mmmmm...cookies.  I'm hungry!  Were there any chocolate macadamia nut cookies on your list?


NO! I wish!

From a typical browse:

No less than 12 Google cookies
4 adfarm.mediaplex cookies
2 dreammediasite cookies
2 dcs.adger cookies
1 adgrx cookie
1 dotomi cookie

I realize that these are for ad generation and revenue for CanonRumors. But I think this is quite invasive. I would be willing to pay an annual fee to CanonRumors to avoid this stuff. I think this only pollutes the internet and the internet experience.

What does everyone else think?

Technical Support / OMG Cookie Hell on Canon Rumors
« on: June 12, 2014, 03:58:23 PM »
So I decided to disable cookies in my browser and prompt me to when third parties want to install cookies. Just so I can see how various websites want to infiltrate my computer. Wow, CanonRumors is one of the worst. Try it sometimes. Cookies Cookies everywhere.

I am sure the GMo Glass helps with keeping the price lower. Hopefully Canon's process is up to that challenge.

Good enough for neuroanatomist good enough for me. I plan on getting one.

Lenses / Re: More Wide Angle Lens Speculation [CR1]
« on: May 06, 2014, 02:05:44 PM »
haha. My 14MM II is just fine in the corners from 5.6 onwards. In fact, I prefer it to the Rokinon 14mm which has such stretched corners that I find it unusable. Yes the Canon at 2.8 is soft, but really 5.6 is just peachy keeno. Albeit expensive.............

Lighting / Re: Cheap decent softbox for a traveller
« on: April 25, 2014, 01:42:36 PM »
lastolite micro apollo. Its offset so it doesnt interfere as much with the IR focus assist if using it on hotshoe. Not sure if the Westcott does this. Folds flat, easily put into a pocket of backpack or other carry case.

Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
« on: April 25, 2014, 12:11:28 PM »
I would think any decent lens AF test would entail testing both accuracy and precision. Accuracy being roughly the degree of closeness to true focus and precision being the  degree to which in unchanging conditions, the focus is repeatable. It appears that the TDP test showing AF problems exhibits poor precision. While the TDP test in field conditions for Servo shows that accuracy is not necessarily a problem. So it will be interesting to see what real world testing reveals. In the end, at least for me, unreliable AF is a deal breaker. But it is very nice to see competition in the marketplace  ;D

Lenses / Re: DXOMark: Samyang 24mm f/1.4 for Canon
« on: March 13, 2014, 01:16:24 PM »
Speaking of Samyang, just found their 14mm is on sale for $309 with lightroom 5 and some other useless stuff.  Anyone want to convince me not to get this and upgrade to lr5?

I bot from BuyDig the Rokinon 14mm at the ridiculous low price of $275 as a flyer. I wouldnt do it again. It was unacceptably decentered. Not worth the time to send back as I am in Canada and the shipping and hassle not worth it. I sold it locally. Next time I will buy locally for a higher price so it is easier to return if there is a problem.

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