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Messages - Phenix205

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Sun Sniper Strap imho. But make sure you get the new version!
The old version looks like this:



The new version like this:




Problem about the old version is that the "ball" connection can get used off after some time and then one day ur camera might just fall down. It happened to several people already. Just search online. I think the black rapid strap uses the same system thats why i dont like it.


To me the main issue with the SunSniper strap is that you don't have enough torque to tighten the connector and that's why it may get loose over time. The RS7 strap connection mechnism is slightly bulky, but you can use the carabiner to help tighten the connector. To add extra security, I attach an OpTech uni-loop to the right eyelet and snap it to a OpTech swivel hook strap which can be attached to your pant belt loop. During active shooting session, I will disconnect the uni-loop from the swivel hook. If I walk long distance without using the camera, I will connect it and have the peace of mind that The camera will never drop to the ground if the RS7 connector ever comes loose.

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Lenses / Re: Lens align pro or Spyder lenscal
« on: September 05, 2012, 10:41:32 PM »
I would recommend FoCal Pro. I've been getting inconsistent results for some of the older lenses such as 28-70 and 50 1.4. Following Neuro's recommendations, I've been testing all lenses at 25x and 50x focal length. In real life shooting, it may not make too much difference if you are within +/- 10.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Good Camera Backpack for 5D Mark 2 &...
« on: August 21, 2012, 10:04:13 PM »
I highly recommend f-stop Kenti. It will easily hold the gear you mentioned and it's not as bulky as other packs. You may need to reconfigure the pads slightly to get the 5D2 w/grip in there comfortably. I can put my 5D3, 70-200II, 28-70, 16-35, 100 2.8 in there easily. I'll put the 50 1.4 and 550EX in the upper pocket. Very well built and good looking.

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Lenses / Re: ND filter
« on: August 16, 2012, 08:09:14 PM »
Thank you neuro. I agree that 9-stop may be too dark for waterfall as water moves pretty fast. All my lenses are f2.8 except the 50 f1.4. Maybe I should start with a 6-stop, then add a 3-stop later as needed?

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Lenses / ND filter
« on: August 16, 2012, 05:51:21 PM »
Hello, all. Looking for an ND filter. I heard that for using fast primes (faster than f1.4) in sunlight, a 3-stop ND is ideal, but for waterfalls and moving clouds, a 9- to 10-stop is better. Any advice on which one to get? Thanks.

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Lenses / Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« on: August 14, 2012, 01:18:43 PM »
Obviously, most people can have way more than 3 lenses. Sometimes buying new lenses is to rekindle the passion or renew the hobby, not because you need them. So if the question is what 3 lenses to take, I'd pick my old friend 28-70, my new buddy 70-200 IS II, and my next lens 24II. ... and the pancake.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Product Advisory
« on: August 09, 2012, 09:34:15 AM »
When was the last time Canon put out a glitch-free product?
When was the last time anyone else put out a glitch-free product?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS M System Announced
« on: July 23, 2012, 01:01:49 AM »

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This was image that came to my mind first when I heard about the M. With continuous AF, it could make a nice video camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: first pic of canon mirrorless?
« on: July 20, 2012, 12:05:13 PM »
It'd better have good video features. It'd be interesting to see how it looks like when a huge L lens is mounted with an adapter. The camera itself is definitely not among the best looking ones on the market. Maybe the "pro" version will look better.

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Lenses / Re: Question...To UV or not to UV...that IS the question!
« on: July 19, 2012, 05:43:39 PM »
B+W F-pro 010 MRC on all L lenses plus the 50 f1.4 which I love to death. No filter on other non-L lenses including the shorty forty whose front element is small enough for an easy cleaning with a LensPen. In general, if a lens is $400 or less, I would not bother "protecting" it with a filter.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d Mk III focus calibration
« on: July 19, 2012, 10:56:56 AM »
I'd recommend Focal Pro. There is also a separate testing distance guidance document for various lenses.

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DISTORTION!?! :o
I'd probably step back and use a longer lens to reduce the distortion.

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I found this very amusing. Last time I checked the shutter button is on the right hand side. So a left-handed photographer uses his left hand to grab the camera either upside down or with the lens pointing to himself, then hands it over to his right hand for taking photos? Any left-handed photographer here to help explain the rationale behind this product?

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Site Information / Re: In Sympathy for CR Guy
« on: July 17, 2012, 07:22:32 AM »
My deepest sympathy to you and your family Craig. Very very sorry to hear about this.

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Lenses / Re: 40mm Pancake Killed the 50mm??
« on: July 16, 2012, 01:07:16 PM »
I will hold on to both until they break. And if there is Mark II 50 1.4, I will get one for sure. It's more about the bokeh to have the 1.4.

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