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EOS Bodies / Re: Should I buy the 5D mark III ?
« on: March 18, 2013, 07:52:20 AM »
I can only recommend the 1D X.

I can only recommend 4 1DX's

1 with 600mm f4 for wildlife [also doubles up as stool]
1 with 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x for nearer wildlife or far away sports [doubles up as baseball bat if invited to said far away sports]
1 with 24mm-70mm ii for general photography [take 2 for really general photography]
1 with prototype EF 14mm-24mm for wide angle and landscape [you are a loser if you do not own this lens]

I would not even leave the house without any of that gear! you'll just be wasting your time.......

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EOS Bodies / Re: Should I buy the 5D mark III ?
« on: March 18, 2013, 07:37:16 AM »
I would only buy it if I was going for a long tour in say.... July and needed a great cam like the 5D Mark III.  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear
« on: March 18, 2013, 07:18:14 AM »
An 18 MP APS-C sensor.  I'm shocked, really shocked. I didn't even know Canon had an 18 MP APS-C sensor, and yet here it is. Wow. Just...wow.

 ::)

Welcome to the future! I'm excited too, I love the way Canon put entirely new sensors into each and everyone of their bodies, thats why I own the 7D, 60D, Eos M and a couple of rebels. The results are different for each camera I use!

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Batteries or Charger fault?
« on: March 13, 2013, 07:08:05 AM »
Ok thanks  :)
They're Canon batteries but like I said, they're getting on a bit. Must be at least 5 years old. I'll replace them with a new Canon one.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Batteries or Charger fault?
« on: March 12, 2013, 11:22:36 AM »
Hi all!
Need a bit of advice please on my battery/charger situation.

When charging my 2 batteries [40d], the charger goes through all the light blinking i.e. 1 blink, 2 blinks, 3 blinks then continuous.
It does this in about 20mins which seems a bit quick and then when I put them in the camera they display as full for a minute then drop to 'low'.
I'm wondering if anybody knows what is happening? I'm thinking it's the charger not charging properly since this is happening on both batteries but they are the same age and getting on bit [6 years], maybe they lost their charge?
I can't test them out on anyone else's gear because they have different batteries for their bodies.

Anyway thanks in advance

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Regardless of how you feel about Conan, and his hair, this video sums up many editors experiences with FCPX.

Conan O'Brien Editors: Apple Final Cut Pro X Is Easy To Use

HAHAHA that's sooooo funny, thanks!
I'm still on an older version of final cut but I'v been wondering what the uproar about final cut pro x is about, and looking at some of the screen shots in that video, i can see why. It looks like freeking imovie, it's totally different!
For the OP: In your position, I would pick a beast PC, you'll save a lot of money and can upgrade the machine in time. Also, you have a lot more software options for the 3D side of things. For video, yes there's Avid but I used that for 2 years and hated it, very clunky, difficult to learn. They might have updated it by now but there's prob a ton of alternatives on PC.
I personally use Macs, I find the OS a lot easier to use. It thinks like I think, I felt like I was always fighting against Windows. I do a ton of photo editing and a bit of video and I think macs are great for that, but if your doing a ton of professional vid and 3d stuff then I say go PC. Not because you can't do it on a mac but because it's a heap more expensive if you want to and theres not as many software options.

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Lenses / Re: 17-40mm advice please!
« on: March 02, 2013, 09:27:30 AM »
Wow yeah, great pics. I think I'll go for the 17-40 for now but that Tamron is looking awesome too  :D

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Lenses / Re: 17-40mm advice please!
« on: March 01, 2013, 09:30:35 AM »
@Ambientlight, I'v got a 50mm too. With regard to the 24-105, yes I really like the idea of this lens as it would cover most of what I do [24mm to 35mm, and occasionally dipping into short telephoto] but that's on FF, on a crop I don't think the range is that good for me. Random orbits mentioned about getting it with the ff body, which I think is a good idea.
@everyone else, thanks for your input its appreciated :] I'v been thinking 'what lens will be best now and future proofed for FF' but now Im thinking maybe just get the best lens now for crop and worry about FF when I actually get it. Thanks

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Lenses / Re: 17-40mm advice please!
« on: March 01, 2013, 07:00:34 AM »
Thanks, yeah the tamron is good, AF a little slow but not a problem for me really. I was also considering the 24-105 because it'll cover 90% of what I like to shoot but it's not a great lens for crop and I'm unsure when I'll move to FF, possibly a 5dmkiii at the end of the year but could be later.

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Lenses / 17-40mm advice please!
« on: March 01, 2013, 06:20:32 AM »
Hi All
My Efs 17-85 broke awhile ago so I have been looking into getting a new lens.
I'm almost settled on going with the 17-40mm because:

I have a £600 budget [no 16-35mm]
Am a crop user that will upgrade to FF soon.
I mainly shoot with in 24-35mm range but would sometimes like wider, say 20mm
I'm mainly do landscapes in the day [but don't usually use a tripod]

Before I buy, I would like to ask is there another lens option somebody knows about/ can recommend? I'v been using a tamron 17-50mm for a few weeks that I like but I don't think it will work on FF. I'm also thinking they could possibly update the 17-40mm soon [it's like what? 10 years old?] to include IS and better optics but still f4 as so not to compete with the 16-35mm, anyone else think this is a possibility?

Thank you in advance!

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M? [CR1]
« on: February 24, 2013, 01:57:04 PM »
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An entry level EOS M system camera could be coming in early 2014 and sit in the sub $500 category.

The present EOS M is sub-entry level. What could Canon remove to make the camera more basic ???

Lol  :) cardboard box with a sensor?

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Lenses / Re: first trip to England any recommendations ?
« on: February 24, 2013, 06:57:54 AM »
If you want castles, then you want to go to wales. The best ones are: Beaumaris, Conway, Caernarfon, Denbigh. These are all fairly big castles. There are a few good ones in England like Beeston but I'v visited the welsh ones more. The attached images are of Conway, the castle is big and well preserved and you can walk around the original town wall too.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 7100 has been anounced
« on: February 24, 2013, 06:33:32 AM »
The D700 split into two different cameras: the D800 and D600.

Yeah i guess, but I'm betting most d700 shooters would have preferred a d700s: 7fps, 24mp, solid build.
What they got was either: pretty much the same camera [d600] with lesser build quality but good amount of mp.
Or a complete beast [d800] whilst great for certain users, it's a step backward in fps and too large file size for others.

For sports, event, wedding or wildlife photographers already using a d700, I wouldn't consider either of these a great upgrade. Maybe the d600 for a 'slightly' faster shooting speed and more mp but then you lose the tank like build that the d700 was known for.

I think all three of those cameras are likely able to withstand rougher treatment than most people will deliver. Then again, I've seen some treat the D700 like it was made of porcelain with it wrapped up in a plastic bag whilst they were outside shooting. Go figure. Search on youtube for the comparison between Nikon and Canon where someone tries to burn them with a blowtorch.

I'll take a look. I'v seen the digital rev one one of the 7d were he freezes it in water then breaks it out with an air rifle and the thing keeps shooting!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
« on: February 24, 2013, 06:25:56 AM »
Yeah, I get what you mean. I remember iso 400 film had a lot of grain, now we can shoot up to 1600 on most cameras, with decent results  :D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 7100 has been anounced
« on: February 23, 2013, 05:50:05 AM »


The D700 split into two different cameras: the D800 and D600.

Yeah i guess, but I'm betting most d700 shooters would have preferred a d700s: 7fps, 24mp, solid build.
What they got was either: pretty much the same camera [d600] with lesser build quality but good amount of mp.
Or a complete beast [d800] whilst great for certain users, it's a step backward in fps and too large file size for others.

For sports, event, wedding or wildlife photographers already using a d700, I wouldn't consider either of these a great upgrade. Maybe the d600 for a 'slightly' faster shooting speed and more mp but then you lose the tank like build that the d700 was known for.

And yes, i agree the d7100 isn't a replacement for the d300s but its hard not to see that whilst nikons recent release's are great cameras, they don't seem to offer much to the existing semipro d700 d300s crowd. They seem more aimed at increasing the user base.

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