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Messages - charlesa

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Cost, marketing or internal design decisions... or the fact Canon can make you cough up more cash to buy a separate intervalometer from them, the same way they also sell wireless or GPS transmitters when such features should be standard on their high-end bodies.

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Canon General / Re: Dream Package for Soccer???
« on: October 02, 2012, 01:10:20 PM »
I keep my setup very simple.  I shoot everything with either a 400 f/2.8L or 300 f/2.8L on my main camera, and then the 70-200L II IS on the other camera.  It's a pair of 1DX's, so FF, and this setup works well for me. 

I do notice the 400 f/2.8L I IS AF's much slower than the 300.  I have a higher miss rate with the 400, even on a 1DX.

Lucky git with two 1DXs! But yes, would prefer a 400 mm and a 70-200 on two 1D bodies.

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Canon General / Re: Dream Package for Soccer???
« on: October 02, 2012, 12:45:09 AM »
As I understand it, the standard single-shooter setup is two bodies: a Great White on a monopod (at least a 400 or 500 for big field sports -- rent one if need be) on the left, and a 70-200 on the right. Most of the time, you shoot with the Great White. When the action gets close, that goes over your left shoulder, lens pointing down, left arm wrapped around the monopod. In the same movement, you bring the 70-200 up to your eye with your right hand.

You'd have a normal and an ultra-wide on your belt, and swap with the 70-200 when warranted (mostly for crowd / sidelines shots when action is slow.

I know there's lots of excitement at this chance for you (congratulations!), but I'd keep it simple. If you've got extra gear, have it available (with a friend in the stands, for example) as a backup in case of disaster, but don't have it with you. (Extra memory and batteries, a Shorty McForty, that sort of thing excepted, of course.)

One last suggestion: see if you can get in touch with somebody local who already does this for a living. Offer to buy lunch in exchange for tips. Oh -- and see if you can do some practice runs at a high school or college game (or even practice session), too.

Cheers,

b&

P.S. I also understand that good knee pads are not optional. b&

P.P.S. Have fun! b&

+1

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Software & Accessories / Re: Any experience with Gura Gear bags?
« on: September 30, 2012, 10:13:13 AM »
There's a review on the home page of the Rumors main site:

http://www.canonrumors.com/reviews/gura-gear-bataflae-backpack-review-et-ceteratembo-range/

Good enough for you...?

b&


Saw that but wondering whether someone beyond Holko who was tasked by and given the bag for free by Gura Gear to test on whether they have real life experience with their bags...

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Software & Accessories / Any experience with Gura Gear bags?
« on: September 28, 2012, 04:40:12 PM »
Anyone has any experience with Gura Gear bags? Was planning on getting one to carry gear, mainly two 1D bodies, a 400 mm f/2.8, a 70-200 mm, a TS, a fisheye, macro and 135 f/2, together with filters. The new Bataflae bags seem durable enough, although the price leaves a lot to be desired...

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Lenses / Re: Why would you get this lens?
« on: September 28, 2012, 04:37:35 PM »
Forgive me, but this one is a no-brainer!

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I use Sandisk Extreme Pro and never had any problems with burst up to 50 consecutive shots or more.

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Lenses / Re: Photozone's review of the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is up
« on: September 22, 2012, 12:24:28 PM »
For that price everyone would expect better TBH

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Canon General / Re: Post a cool B/W!
« on: September 22, 2012, 12:20:40 PM »
Such wonderful B&W work here!

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Canon General / Re: Post a cool B/W!
« on: September 22, 2012, 08:54:15 AM »
What about this then?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Something wrong with my 1DX
« on: September 22, 2012, 08:53:54 AM »
Seems the problem is more likely with the lens. Best send both into Canon, just to be safe.

haha neuro... I think it is a back focusing problem surely!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Something wrong with my 1DX
« on: September 22, 2012, 06:51:28 AM »
He surely is showing he loves Spandex!  :o

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Software & Accessories / Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« on: September 22, 2012, 06:50:33 AM »
What about Adobe Bridge?

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Lenses / Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« on: September 21, 2012, 02:32:01 PM »
I'm getting convinced little by little, but no availability in EU... and that price, better be same quality as my favourite 70-200 mm IS L II (except this is a plastic lens.... hmmmm).

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX registered focus point removal
« on: September 21, 2012, 02:31:09 PM »
Thanks Richard for illuminating us!

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