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Software & Accessories / Re: External mic for DSLR
« on: April 05, 2011, 04:02:28 PM »
Hotshoe powered, that's kinda cool.

Site Information / Re: What originally brought you to canon rumors?
« on: April 04, 2011, 01:54:52 AM »
I think for me it started with the omnipresent rumors of a 24-70/2.8 IS.

Next it was the 60D, which I anxiously awaited word on, but I was less than thrilled about what was finally released.  I ended up getting one anyways, and it should hold me over until my latest obsession is released, the 5D3.

Lenses / Re: Lens Recommendation for Weddings.
« on: April 01, 2011, 04:39:57 PM »

Whatever equipment you choose, watch your step!

So remember kids, always use underwater housings when shooting weddings.

Canon General / Re: Travel case
« on: March 31, 2011, 10:05:31 AM »
Just wondering if Crumpler's C List Celebrity amounts to the same thing? In addition to the backside opening, it seems to have room set aside for a laptop.

Do you have that one?  Does it stick out as far in the back as it looks like it does (pictures on Amazon and B&H)?

After a small incident I had at a winery, involving their display of bottles with ribbons around them (making them top heavy, and unstable), I'm very conscious of the distance things protrude from my back.

Canon General / Re: Travel case
« on: March 30, 2011, 02:24:17 PM »
The loaded Flipside 400AW fits inside the Storm im2500 hard case

Just added both to my Amazon wishlist.

I'm in the market for a new backpack, and that sounds like a killer combo.

Canon General / Re: Travel case
« on: March 30, 2011, 02:12:02 PM »
Not to be an echo chamber, but everything neuroanatomist said is dead on.

I use a Pelican 1510 with padded dividers.  Ample room, and easily fits in the overhead compartment.  Then I put my (empty, flattened) Canon 200EG backpack in my checked luggage.

Also, on some airlines a backpack counts as a personal bag, and doesn't count as your one carry-on.  So that's something to keep in mind too.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark II Stock Shortages in US?
« on: March 29, 2011, 12:41:58 PM »
The 60D is also out of stock nearly everywhere.

EOS Bodies / Re: 3 More DSLR's in 2011? [CR1]
« on: March 28, 2011, 11:26:31 AM »
This also plays out in the overall upgrade strategy that Canon appears to be following.  One area you see that is the AF systems chosen for the non-1-series bodies, where improvements are slow to 'trickle down' the lines.

I think body strategy regarding AF is one of the strong points of Nikon vs. Canon.  Nikon has more of a gradient for AF performance across it's line, with each body (more or less) inheriting the AF system of the next higher model's previous generation.  With Canon there are large steps in AF performance.  Even the 7D with it's highly regarded AF system is only comparable to the 1D2 maybe the 1D2N (from what I've read, I haven't used either).

Lenses / Re: Canon price increase enforcement
« on: March 27, 2011, 12:04:34 AM »

Please tell me your sources for this information.

There are no L lenses being made at all. Where does this fact come from?

Lenses are in limited supply. How limited? Who reported this?

All L lenses are manufactured in Canon's Japanese factories.  All Canon's Japanese factories are currently closed.

Therefore, no L lenses are being manufactured right now.

EOS Bodies / Re: Resolving Power on the 5D Mk II / III
« on: March 26, 2011, 02:04:04 AM »
im personally waiting for thr 5DMkIII. i am in no rush and i can wait. more time to save up since i only have 2k.

I am/was also waiting for the 5D3 to be released; but with all the uncertainty with what's going on in Japan, on top of the uncertainty inherent to trying to make decisions based on rumors, I gave up waiting.

Ok, I didn't exactly give up.  I just came to the realization that it will probably be a year before the 5D3 comes out, and acted accordingly.  So last night I ordered a 60D, and with the difference I'll get a lens or two.  Then next year, or whenever the 5D3 comes out, I'll pick one up.

Software & Accessories / Re: Thoughts on 430EX
« on: March 25, 2011, 11:27:50 AM »

Thanks for dropping all this knowledge on us.  You are a true asset to the CR forum community.

Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: March 25, 2011, 11:08:16 AM »
Looking good.  What lenses did you use?

EOS Bodies / Re: 3 More DSLR's in 2011? [CR1]
« on: March 24, 2011, 03:21:53 PM »
...unless it's a "square full frame" AKA 36mm x 36mm...

A mirror that can cover a 36mm sensor would need to be at least 50.91mm tall.  The film plane to flange distance on the EF mount is only 44mm.  You would have to go mirror-less to do a FF square sensor.

Software & Accessories / Re: Yongnuo ST-E2 vs Canon ST-E2
« on: March 24, 2011, 03:07:22 PM »
I tried the eneloops and also some Costco alkaline batteries, same result with both. The eneloops are recommended in Syl Arena's book which is why I use them, but maybe there are better ones out there. The 2CR5 in the canon unit is 6V however, and as it is a lithium battery, I guess it probably has more oomph than NiMH.

My first instinct on battery selection for a ST-E2 clone that takes AAs would be eneloops.  It's something that should be low drain.  If fresh alkaline batteries didn't make a difference (higher voltage, 1.5v vs. 1.2v, current when new is comparable to a mid-grade NIMH), then I doubt higher current NIMH cells will change much either, but it's worth a shot if you happen to have them.

Most likely though, it's just a design limitation.  You have to cut more than just profit margin to get something down in price that far, design and component quality are the only places it can come from.

Software & Accessories / Re: Yongnuo ST-E2 vs Canon ST-E2
« on: March 24, 2011, 01:39:38 PM »
I know eneloops are no good in a flashgun

I didn't know that. I've been using them in my 550EX's and 580EX2 for years.

Try some low internal resistance NIMH cells some time, they have a higher capacity, and can supply more current.  Your flashes will cycle significantly faster.  Only downside is relatively fast self discharge rate.  Let them sit for a month and they will be half dead (actually closer to 25% a month self discharge). For anything that will be sitting for months with relatively little usage, like a remote control, use eneloops; I have a few sets, they're great.  For high drain uses, like flashguns, there are better alternatives.

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