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Messages - Kathode-Ray

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Yes, I would be disappointed, but I think it is to be expected that it will be the same. The new Digic will improve noise behaviour a bit and Canon will probably add some new features like WiFi/GPS. Add flip-screen and support for STM lenses.

I hope they put AFMA back in the 70D... sigh...

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No flooding here in Holland luckily, but it's not very comfortable outside. It's very cloudy, windy and around zero degrees, brrrr....

Love the cherry blossoms and the 'weed' :-) , beautiful pictures!

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Here's one from the same series.

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Wow, nice pics!

We had some snow here yesterday as well, and it's just above zero here at the moment. But the days are getting longer so the flowers think it's time to come out.

That bee is awesome :-)

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Yes I know, I live in Holland. Plenty of flowers here :-)

I have no problems with the image by the way, dunno what could be wrong...

Ray

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Just a quick snapshot from the garden, but I think it turned out quite nice.

Taken with EOS-M and 18-55.

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Canon General / Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« on: March 14, 2013, 09:32:42 AM »
I'm mostly right and a bit left handed. I have a mouse at each side of my computer keyboard, I use the one on the left the most. The right one is for 'normal' people :-)

I use my left eye for the VF. I wear glasses and I use the EP-EX15 eyepiece extender, works very well!

Avoids some smearing of the LCD as well :)

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EOS-M / Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« on: February 18, 2013, 09:18:08 AM »
You hold the lens, not the camera. The body just acts as a display with buttons that's attached to the back of the lens :)

It takes some getting used to, you have to find a new way to hold it. With the 70-200, it's a bit strange but not impossible. I don't have anything longer than 200mm so can't comment on that :)

The touch-shutter function is very handy when taking pictures this way.

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EOS-M / Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« on: February 18, 2013, 06:02:51 AM »
I own the M as well, and got my EF-M adapter from China last week. It's not as sturdy as the original but it works very well and it's a lot cheaper...

I put the Sigma 30/1.4 on it and it's a very well handling combo. Focussing with the original 18-55 STM is noticeably quicker though. Seems the stepper motor is optimized for the AF method, the HSM and USM motors get there eventually but it takes a while. So I would love to see a EF-M 30mm STM to have a 50mm equivalent.

The M with EF 70-200 is simply hilarious but the pics are amazing!

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Canon General / Re: Do you see lenses when you check the time?
« on: February 18, 2013, 05:48:26 AM »
I'm also infected...

I'm in Europe and 17:55 is my favorite time of day  ;D

Ray

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 07, 2012, 07:41:36 AM »
Oh, yes please!!!

I want to win!!!

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Lenses / Re: 24-105L vs 24-70 Tamron VC
« on: October 29, 2012, 04:22:48 PM »
I second that. The 24-105 is slower and less sharp. Personally, I don't miss the extra 35mm at the long end.

The 24-70 is a bit large for my 60D, but it handles fine when I put a grip on. You won't have that problem with the larger 5DIII or 7D bodies. Build quality of the Tamron is great.

That 50L will still serve you well in terms of DOF, bokeh and sharpness :)

Ray

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Best flash for 5Dmk3?
« on: September 21, 2012, 03:13:52 AM »
I vote for the Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-2 digital. Works very well, even the custom functions can be set in camera.

Basically it's a 580 clone, with a bit extra. It has a USB port for future firmware upgrades, and a small secondary flash at the front for fills, I like that very much. Oh, and you don't have to study the manual to get it working, the menu is very straight-forward ;)

Ray

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Hi,

I did a test once with my 70-200 4.0 L IS and a Canon EF 1.4x II converter. At 200mm, the image quality cropped (to approx. the same field of view) was better than the one with the converter. So no converter for me :)

Ray

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A Small Sigma 180 f/2.8 OS Macro Issue
« on: August 11, 2012, 04:38:43 AM »
That's a bit blunt, it has nothing to do with QC. The lens ID happens to be the same as a Canon lens.

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