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Canon General / Re: Winter Olympics....anyone going?
« on: January 22, 2014, 12:10:57 AM »
Sochi is a much safer place to be than Chicago/Philly or downtown Hartford  :)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Nanuk cases vs. Pelican/Storm ones?
« on: January 22, 2014, 12:06:50 AM »
Oh OK, good to know that you're comparing to the new Pelican latches. Between Pelican and Storm, I'm more leaning towards Storm. I'll need to do some more reading about Nanuk vs. Storm. But thanks so much for your input. I was not aware of several things I've heard from you.

Regarding the insurance. So, while traveling, are you still covered by your StateFarm insurance?

P.S. Where's a thumb up icon in the menu?  :)

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Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 21, 2014, 04:20:06 PM »

I’m not sure how much Mr Kelby paid for the Canon gear he now has, but I hypothesize it was at a discount. :)

+1  :)

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It has been mentioned previously that Hasselblad is going to collaborate with Sony, possibly to use new Sony sensors in its medium format cameras. Today British Journal of Photography published a short article, which says that Hasselblad is going to release a CMOS sensor-based medium format camera with "much greater ISO performance". No mentioning of the size of the sensor or other technical characteristics, though.

http://www.bjp-online.com/2014/01/hasselblad-to-launch-cmos-sensor-based-medium-format-camera/

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Software & Accessories / Re: Nanuk cases vs. Pelican/Storm ones?
« on: January 21, 2014, 03:51:25 PM »
No experience with Nanuk cases, but I'd go with Storm over Pelican as I find the latches easier (and quieter) to open than Peli's 'knucklebusters'.  FWIW, since you mention weight, the Storm im2500 is lighter than the Nanuk 935 (which is in turn lighter than the Pelican 1510).

One more point to consider is that while the Storm and Nanuk padlock holes are just case plastic/resin, the Pelican holes are reinforced with metal, so arguably the Peli is a bit more secure.  I'm not too fussed about that, since I figure if someone is going to go at the case with a hacksaw they probably have plenty of time anyway.


Thank you, Neuro. As always, you're very helpful. I've read several threads on CR and other forums about Pelican vs. Storm. Many people, including you, mentioned that Storm cases have better latches than Pelican ones. However, it seems that Pelican changes the design of its latches a few years ago and now they're much better than they used to be. But Storm cases are lighter, and this is a big advantage. I think Storm cases are a little more spacious inside as compared to the corresponding Pelican cases. Pelican offers a lifetime warranty, but I’m not sure about Storm (do you know by any chance?).

However, the more I read about all the cases, the more I got confused. Some people mentioned that their Storm cases leaked and could also bent if you put something heavy on them. Not sure if it actually affects the gear inside the case, though. I've read that some Pelican cases could open, thus exposing all the stuff (but I've already got SearchAlert Extended Hasp TSA Case Lock, which you recommended in one of the threads).

It may all be very rare cases, though. But I just want to get the best case that I'll be using for many years. Same as a tripod/monopod  ;) I wish I could figured out myself which case to buy, but unfortunately my limited knowledge doesn't allow me to do that.

Here's of the Youtube videos about the Nanuk cases.

NANUK Cases Compared to Pelican Cases, Storm Cases & Other Cases Small | Large


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Thanks a lot, guys. I really appreciate your input. I'll go with the lighter pattern then (white or Realtree AP Snow).

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Thank you, Surapon! So, Ive contacted B&H and Adorama regarding the black Lenscoat cover. Below are their answers and I want to share them with all other people, who may have similar questions in the future.

B&H: To our knowledge, using Lenscoat (particular the black version) on your Canon 200mm f2.0 would not have any effect on the performance of the lens.
Adorama: You do not need to worry about the temperature part for the Lenscoat. The product itself is perfectly fine with the exception of high-temperature like fire or anything.



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Software & Accessories / Nanuk cases vs. Pelican/Storm ones?
« on: January 20, 2014, 04:55:01 PM »
Hi guys! I'm looking to purchase a carry on case to protect my equipment during the forthcoming trips in February/March. So, it seems that most people go with either Pelican 1510 or Storm iM2500 as a carry on case. I thought I'd also buy either one, since they are pretty similar. However, I've read about the Nanuk cases, and based on the limited reviews, they seem to be as sturdy as Pelican ones, but lighter and with better latches. However, B&H doesn't really have any buyer reviews on Nanuk cases, and CR forum has no threads on Nanuk cases either. Does anyone have any experience with them, and would you go with Nanuk over Pelican/Storm? Thanks in advance.

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Hello guys! I'm planning to purchase a Lenscoat cover for my Canon 200 f2. Among several different patters I like the black one the best. Some previous threads on Canonrumors suggested that fluorite Canon telephoto lenses painted in black could get overheated and thus, not work as they're supposed to. Does anybody have any experience with black Lenscoat covers and telephoto lenses? I'm not going to Africa/deserts etc., so I think it should be fine to have a black cover in the North East of the US. But I'd appreciate your input.

Thanks so much in advance. Have a nice weekend.


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Interesting, thanks for sharing. It makes me think if I should finally invest into Canon 85 1.2ii or wait till this Otus 85 1.4 is released. But ~3000 euros makes 85L look cheap  ;)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Gura Gear Launches New Color for Bataflae
« on: January 07, 2014, 11:28:33 PM »
Where did you get the yellow caps on the big lenses?  I need something better than stock for the 200mm f2, 400mm f4, 600mm f4.

Thanks.

That's a good question. The only alternatives to Canon's caps that I'm aware of are Don Zeck Lens Caps and LensHoodie/OPTECH Caps. If there are some other products, I'd love to hear about them as well.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon abandoned EOS M?
« on: January 04, 2014, 10:42:17 AM »
Sonyalpharumors.com has recently posted a link to the top-selling mirrorless and DSLR cameras in Japan http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/2013-sales-sony-nex-5r-is-the-most-sold-mirrorless-camera-in-japan/

According to this link, Canon EOS-M is the second top-selling mirrorless camera in Japan. I know it's not worldwide but anyway, it seems that Japanese like it.

Another interesting thing is that EOS Kiss X5 (T3i) is the top-selling DSLR in Japan.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« on: January 02, 2014, 05:04:28 PM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I feel that you're concerned that 5d III price would decrease a lot when 5d IV gets released. Considering some recent great deals, you can always sell it for about the same price (in case you don't like the camera).

If you aren't concerned about that, 5d III is a great camera and should serve you many years. I think many 5d III owners may skip 5d IV and wait for 5d V. 

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Lighting / Re: Is there something wrong with my 600 EX-RT (or myself)?
« on: January 01, 2014, 08:33:29 PM »
Sounds like the modeling light (high speed pulse lasting 1 second).  Could you have been (accidentally) pressing the DoF Preview button?

You're 100% correct. I just tried to take the picture next to the lights without and with pressing the DoF Preview button. In the former case it behaves just fine, in the latter one it does exactly as I described before. Thanks so much for your help  :) so much yet to learn…  :)

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