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Site Information / Re: "Awaiting approval"???
« on: October 22, 2012, 05:05:21 PM »
I believe that that is part of a new spam prevention engine that CR guy is trying out.  It flags links to known spam sites so the moderator can review them to keep or delete.
The software is called Askimet and I happen to know its under test.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III LCD Brightness Preview Too Dark
« on: October 22, 2012, 04:58:16 PM »
Avoid using the back lcd to try and guess at correct exposure.  If you must, turn exposure simulation to the on position.
 You might check to see that what your settings are for exposure simulation (pg 205 of your manual).  The setting will make a big difference in the brightness you may see on the LCD.  Changing the LCD brightness setting should only be done after understanding exposure simulation settings.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mkIII image "Dust" after impact
« on: October 22, 2012, 04:45:27 PM »
It looks like some debris on the rear element of the lens.  Don't forget to check and clean it.  I'd send the lens and camera in for a full checkup in any event.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5DIII for $3200 @ BnH
« on: October 22, 2012, 01:04:44 PM »
They will drop to $2700 by Christmas.  I already bought one of the ones from Adorama for $2750.

EOS Bodies / Re: Are there 39mp & 50mp+ Test Bodies in the Wild? [CR1]
« on: October 22, 2012, 01:03:28 PM »
I shoot 500-1500 images at a time.  I bought a D800, and after my first 500 image shoot, I was faced with days to process them, even with a fast pc and plenty of memory.  A super pc might cut the time by 20%, but that would still not be something I'd want to face.  The idea of buying a high mp camera only to use sraw seems silly to me.  Eventually, computers may catchup, but for now, 50mp raw files would be for those who only take a few shots and want to spend a hour processing each one.

Lenses / Re: Bring 120-300 OS or buy 55-250mm ?
« on: October 21, 2012, 11:54:27 PM »
I certainly would not bring either as my only lens on a crop body.  Perhaps a 15-85mm plus a fast prime. 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, or maybe 135mm. 

Lenses / Re: Next lens to purchase.
« on: October 21, 2012, 11:48:37 PM »
I'd go for a 100-400mmL for the air show, a zoom can be handy even though you will use it at 400mm a lot.  Add a fast prime for portraits 85 f/1.8, 135mmL, or a 100mmL (which would do portraits and macro both)

Lenses / Re: Lens combos under $1000
« on: October 21, 2012, 11:45:24 PM »
This topic is mainly out of curiosity to see what people think, and hopefully it will also help some budget-restricting people!

Say you just spent $1000ish on a 60D, and now you need some lenses, but TOGETHER They need to be under $1000. What would you choose?

It really depends on your type of photography.  I have a 15-85 which I love, but a longer telephoto might be nice too, Canon has the refurb 55-250 IS for $167, which would let you pickup the  refurb 15-85 and a inexpensive 50mm f/1.8.  There is a 30% off sale goiing on for a couple of days, so take a look.

EOS Bodies / Re: Annoying Digital photo professional bug
« on: October 21, 2012, 07:21:38 PM »
Demand your monney back!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma lens repair
« on: October 21, 2012, 07:19:16 PM »
If Sigma did not reply to your e-mail, call them.  I would not assume anything just because a e-mail got lost somehow.  Thats pretty common.
I had only 1 of 4 lenses that Sigma would repair, the other three they would not, so I no longer buy
Sigma.  Not being to repair a 4 year old lens turned me off to them.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: How to keep ISO consistent?
« on: October 21, 2012, 03:49:18 PM »
Something has to change if the lighting changes.  Can't be shutter speed, so aperture or ISO.  Which do you value mosy?  The aperture will vary the depth of field and might look obvious, so its either lock everything down, or let something change.  Take your choice.
Using external lighting that does not vary is obviously the best, but not always possible.

Lenses / Re: 28mm 1.8 or 40mm 2.8 on 60D?
« on: October 21, 2012, 02:23:02 PM »
Since you have the zoom, look at the focal length of the images similar to the ones you would likd to capture and get that lens.
Both lenses are good, so its more a question of focal length.

EOS Bodies / Re: New body?
« on: October 21, 2012, 01:43:36 PM »
Yes, it's a new body from Canon called the Sony Alpha a77.

Could it be Canon is finally getting a grip and using Sony tech, too - so that's what Canon was really talking about when they said their next sensors will have more dynamic range :-)
Perhaps its their new patent that solves some issues that sony has not been able to solve.  It finally makes backlit sensors practical for APS-C and FF.

Lenses / Re: Is my 24-105 L wonky or is it just me?
« on: October 21, 2012, 12:33:13 PM »
Sorry, folks.
Just realized I posted in the wrong forum. Can I get this topic moved?
You are in the right forum.  Starting duplicate posts in another forum might get them removed.

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