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Sports / Re: Newbie - some feedback please!
« on: September 11, 2012, 04:49:51 AM »
As an (ex)slalom kayaker I love this shot. Slalom kayaking is extremely difficult to photograph because it is really fast, the water make's the action very unpredictable and quite often the best place to be to get some pictures happens to be right in the middle of the water. I think you did great with this shot. Half a second later or so would probably have had the paddler with his right arm at full extension putting his paddle blade into the moving water. Problem then is you would probably lose his facial expression behind his right arm. Like I said, not easy.

Next time maybe try get closer down to the water. What I've also found works is getting directly upstream of the upstream (red) gate and get the paddler when he has just finished his sweap-stroke and started his bow rudder stroke to pull the nose of the boat around into the gate. The paddler is moving slower, normally a strained expression or at least an expression of concentration and the paddler will be looking pretty much straight at you (line of trabel of the boat).

Good luck and good job.

PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera
« on: September 05, 2012, 04:48:15 PM »
G12 is still a great bit of kit, at any price.


EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Next Full Frame Camera [CR2]
« on: July 17, 2012, 06:37:14 AM »

Nonsense! All L lenses have solid metal construction! What do you think the L stands for?

 ;) ;D

All "L" lenses. Except the 100mm L Macro.

Lenses / Re: 24-105mm f/4 L IS on a crop camera
« on: May 18, 2012, 01:06:22 AM »
I sold my 24-105 after getting the 17-55 f/2.8. I found it was just not wide enough on my 7D. The difference on the long end is not so noticeable as I also have a 70-200 in my bag, and the gap in focal length between the two lenses I have not had a problem with at all.

Lenses / Re: EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 HELP
« on: May 15, 2012, 04:23:21 AM »
I sold my 24-105 after I got my 17-55 for my 7D. I found the 17-55 to be sharper and produce better colours on my 7D. I have since added a 70-200 f/2.8 to my bag and between the two, even with the focal length gap, I can cope in almost all situations. Canon really got the design and manufacture of the 17-55 right.

I love the lens.

The thread title is a bit of a conundrum. Because I took the pic below with a old Kodak 2.1 MP camera that cost almost as much as my 7D. So it's old but it was NOT cheap.  :o

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Product Advisory
« on: April 18, 2012, 09:41:15 AM »
Maybe a firmware update that turns off the LCD backlight when the shutter button is half pressed and before metering starts could solve this issue for most people? No?

Hi guys,

A complete n00b here (<- First post ->) but I took a quick look at the link (http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canoneos5dmarkiii/12 posted above. As I am currently a 7D shooter I changed on of the cameras to the 7D, crancked up the iso to 3200 on the 7D, D800 and Sony A900. Then moved the wee square onto a black portion of the image so all the samples showed some shadow noise. Please could somebody else try this and tell me if I need new glasses or not. I don't want to post what I see until somebody else does so I can't be accused of missleading somebody with my observations.


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