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Landscape / Re: ND Filters - Solid or Graduated
« on: August 21, 2012, 10:06:29 AM »
Hard or soft graduated ND is what you need for that dynamic range, depending on whether the demarcation is straight (hard grad) or not (soft grad). An ND would be needed if contemplating long exposures.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Worth the Money?
« on: August 20, 2012, 09:10:27 AM »
I believe I answered your question in another appropriate thread Secret.

EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 20, 2012, 09:08:29 AM »
Neuro have you ever managed to get the multi spot metering function to work? I saw a Canon tutorial video to assign FEL to a button on the back, and after pressing said FEL button, can take several spot meter readings from several AF points to give a global exposure...

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1D MKIV VS 1DX Cameras
« on: August 20, 2012, 09:07:02 AM »
The IQ and AF are better on the 1DX, although missing the extra 1.3 reach of the APS-H sensor could be an issue for sports unless you have glass with longer reach focal length-wise.

Lenses / Re: Going to FF from APS-C, need lens advice
« on: August 19, 2012, 02:46:16 PM »
The 70-300L is not a slide barrel zoom, it's a rotation zoom. 

I'm not sure having a 70-200L and a 70-300L zoom lens is the way to go.  If you want to keep your 70-200L, I would personally either get the 100-400L or the 300 f/4L prime lens.  If you want the 70-300L zoom, you might consider selling the 70-200L lens. 

Concur, although I would go for a 300 mm prime myself.

EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk
« on: August 19, 2012, 02:45:20 PM »
I wonder if the Canon marketing people will embrace the Apple style of version numbering...   I.e. dump it and just have product ranges and call a new one just "the new Canon 1Dx" etc ?

I don't see it happening. Branding is important both to Canon and photographers.

Lenses / Re: 17 ts-e vs 24 ts-e
« on: August 19, 2012, 02:44:00 PM »
I never owned the 17 TS-E, but I have used the 24 TS-E for the past 1 year for architectural photography. Many people say it is the sharpest ultrawide prime Canon make, and I believe they are right!

As regards the 24 mm TS-E II 3.5 L it comes with its own hood, and one can use filters on it, I use a Lee system with an 82 mm wideangle adapter, a 100 mm filter holder and hard GND set and 10 stop ND.

For use with buildings, you focus and set exposure in manual mode, lock it, and shift the lens to fix the converging verticals. If you want to stitch, you can take 3 images (vertical, or horizontal, or both) and stitch them afterwards.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Digital Rev video review of 1D X available
« on: August 19, 2012, 02:39:54 PM »
Yes, Kai is the one  ;D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X won't wake from sleep
« on: August 19, 2012, 01:07:10 PM »
I have mine set to 1 minute, and the battery drains quite quickly, 10 hours of shooting and it is down and out. My switch is usually On or Off, mostly never in lock position.

Lenses / Re: What lenses do you own?
« on: August 19, 2012, 11:13:37 AM »
Kind of lame since most people have them listed in their signature anyways  :-X

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cleaning Camera - some questions
« on: August 19, 2012, 11:12:51 AM »
Lenses with a blower and lens cloth to the front element and the electrical contacts at the back, body (I am blessed it is weather sealed) a wipe down of the outsde and all screens are covered by screen guards. Memory cards I have never had one to fail on me.

EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk
« on: August 19, 2012, 11:09:03 AM »
Damn if a 40+ MP body with an 8 fps burst rate appears... but I believe it is too good to be true, and if you need 40 MP to crop, your composition MIGHT be a bit off...

Lenses / Re: 100mm f/2.8L IS vs 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II for Macro
« on: August 19, 2012, 11:06:58 AM »
Get the zoom first and the macro lens later.

Sports / Re: Shooting the Olympics - what separates us from the pros
« on: August 19, 2012, 11:05:35 AM »
I can vouch it is backbreaking, even for a fit 31 year old. Two bodies (a 1D4 and and 1DX), a 400 mm, a 70-200, an 8-15 fisheye and a 24 mm tilt-shift and your back starts hurting pretty soon.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Digital Rev video review of 1D X available
« on: August 19, 2012, 11:04:15 AM »
I love the way he calls the body a 1D-(SE)X. I tend to agree with him. Had a photoshoot today, everyone was grumbling and reaching for their tripods and flashes in very low light situations, whereas I was happily snapping away at 12800 ISO...

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