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Animal Kingdom / Re: Kitty
« on: May 30, 2012, 12:39:53 PM »
It doesn't get very cold here in So. Florida, but a couple years ago it did and our cat knew where to lay . . .

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D II to be discountinued?
« on: April 11, 2012, 11:20:11 AM »
Maybe off-topic? But it seems there is a shortage of 1D MkIV's out there with many sites reporting they don't know when they will get more - has Canon killed off the APS-H?

EOS Bodies / Re: T3i Showing up \
« on: April 09, 2012, 02:13:37 PM »
Does this make sense? I mean, T2i's are still available today.

EOS Bodies / Re: This web site is making me question why I lurk here
« on: March 29, 2012, 06:13:01 PM »
The problem is that currently Canon no longer have a high megapixel offering.
What most of the replies here do not realize is that there are print sizes between
12x18 and billboards... such as 24x36 and 36x48, that 22mp simply is not enough for.

Medium Format cameras are made and used such neccessities. Most of he commercial ads I have been involved with or have witnessed were produced using medium format cameras.

EOS Bodies / Re: This web site is making me question why I lurk here
« on: March 29, 2012, 01:05:02 PM »
The highest selling image I own (which includes up to today) is a wildlife shot I took with a 6.3MP Canon 10D. I have a print of my own at 20x30, optimized with Geniune Fractals, in my family room which has outstanding clarity, color and sharpness. There are xillions of other 1dmkiin, 1dmkiii, 5d, 5dmkii etc. owners which have been, and continue to, make a living selling stock, print, journalism, wedding, sports ..... photos.

Having a 5d mkiii is icing on the cake . . .

EOS Bodies / Re: Weird Banding on shots....
« on: March 21, 2012, 01:22:00 PM »
Digital Cameras love fluorescent tubes as long as they are carefully selected.

Unfortunately, in those gymnasiums where fluorescent lighting is used, the maintenance people change out the burned out lamps with whatever they buy/get a deal on. In almost every instance, the color temperature of each lamp will vary from fixture to fixture (you can see this with the naked eye while sitting in the stands!) So you get a mixed color temp that cannot be isolated by the camera's WB setting.

Otherwise I tottaly agree - in a controlled studio setting fluorescent is becoming a poular way to illuminate and white balance can be dialed in directly and perfectly. (Westcott Spiders eg.)

EOS Bodies / Re: Weird Banding on shots....
« on: March 21, 2012, 10:18:54 AM »
Now that I know a bit more, I will play with shutter speeds and see if it goes away (although I lose the ability to freeze).

In the US frequencies are 60hz (cycles). In Europe and the Middle-east it is 50hz (cycles) - others from various countries can/should confirm. If you're in an area with 60hz, use shutterspeeds which are multiples of 60 (1/60, 1/120, etc.) For 50hz, naturally use multiples of 50 (or as close as you can.) So you can still use fast shutterspeeds - just use one that is a multiple of the frequency. This will alleviate banding, but it will not alleviate strange colors from frame to frame. This is a problem with many different types of Gymnasium lighting - not just fluorescent. Banding is difficult to manage in post, but color casts can be addressed using WB and/or hue adjustments.

Technical Support / Re: Ants in 5D2
« on: March 15, 2012, 08:08:44 AM »
Don't do anything which kills the ants in the camera. Open the camera up as much as possible and set it in a protected area, preferrably open to outdoors, and let the ants leave. There's nothing within he camera which should encourage them to stay there.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Yongnuo wireless Intervelometer
« on: March 12, 2012, 09:42:48 PM »
Right, you can set up the device to shoot 1-399 images at a certain interval (say every ten seconds, or whatever) and when it gets to the end it stops - whether you're there or not. When set to unlimited, it keeps shooting until you return and shut it off.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Yongnuo wireless Intervelometer
« on: March 12, 2012, 09:26:16 PM »
Strictly the way it looks. The Canon likeness has a thumbwheel to one side for scrolling thru the settings. But I believe it is limited to 99 total exposures versus 399 for the one you're looking at. This aspect makes a difference - you will shoot many frames making a decent timelapse. I believe they both allow "unlimited" exposures when not set on the timer, but you will have to manually stop the sequence. My experience is you set the intervalometer up, walk away and return later when all is over.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Yongnuo wireless Intervelometer
« on: March 12, 2012, 09:09:14 PM »
I have the wired version - works great. As long as the functions are turned off, the battery drain is minimal (like a digital watch.) Note that your link (and the one I have) is a Nikon style with a Canon plug. A Canon style is also available if that means something to you. The Nikon style version has a larger maximum number of shots if memory serves me right.

There is nothing wrong with the build quality of this item - it's built as good as any full-priced factory product of this type of item. I have not been disappointed with the build quality of anything Yongnuo makes.

EOS Bodies / Re: The writing on the wall
« on: March 08, 2012, 04:00:41 PM »
If you are looking for prophecies of doom, I'd say that the P&S will be abandoned in favor of phones much sooner than the DSLR.

+1, right on the mark.

EOS Bodies / Re: Who's in for a trip to the US ?
« on: March 07, 2012, 09:37:38 AM »
A note about US state sales tax (mentioned earlier in the thread):  If you buy gear in person, over-the-counter at a store, you will pay state sales tax - no exceptions. Most vary between 5% to 8% or so. The only time state sales taxes are not collected are with mailorder or internet orders sent to a different state than the one the vendor is in. Even in these cases, sales tax is sometimes collected when: (1) the vendor has some sort of registered business or subsidiary (may not be evident to you) in your state or, (2) the vendor just collects it anyway and pockets the tax for themselves.

EOS Bodies / Re: What's the big deal with the AF?
« on: March 01, 2012, 11:50:41 PM »
The newest AF systems allow "clusters" of points or "focus areas" which give you larger spots similar to a single point = increased keeper rate.

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