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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Finished: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1999 at Amazon
« on: October 16, 2013, 01:47:42 PM »
Add to cart price is $2299 but check out price will be $1999, thus

$1999 (Check out pirce) - $300 (Canon rebate) - $79.96 < $1699

Note:  Unless price has been changed since I checked, but Adorama puts a hint right there "Product Details at Checkout"...

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Finished: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1999 at Amazon
« on: October 16, 2013, 12:40:48 PM »
for those who cannot get this lens at amazon, try adorama link below and keep in mind that it will be cheaper than $1699 after the rebate due to 4% cash back...


suggest to get U2312HM (which was on-sale $189.99 few days ago as if you would like to get the U2412M since they both almost identical to specs.  the differences are very very trivial to post processing usage.  i am currently pay attention to the either Dell U2413 or LG 27EA83-D, but i am not in hurry... just wait until black friday as if there is a deal...

note:  if you asked me which one do i like, i would say that i like the LG 27EA83-D (saw it went on sale for $600 at one time.)

EOS Bodies / Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« on: October 11, 2013, 04:57:08 PM »
if you prefer full frame sensor and you are in need right now, then pick up a 5d mark iii.  otherwise, wait until 7d mark ii released, you will then have more choice.  i am using both systems and i have no problem with using crop body, even with my 30d in low light.

Posted a link yesteday in

canon rumors FORUM »
Gear Talk »
Third Party Manufacturers »
One-off Leica anyone?

but no-one replied  :'(

don't feel it that way... it is just the matter of title of the threat.  that is the reason why it draws more readers than yours.  we are learning everyday right? a marketing lesson  :P

Technical Support / Re: Temporary af problem.
« on: October 08, 2013, 06:56:01 PM »
do you have lens hood on? 50mm f/1.4 lens hood too tight could cause af problem...

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D610 yes D600 minor upgrade!
« on: October 08, 2013, 11:52:38 AM »
"minor update"... wait until this model is shipped out, then i am going to talk about it and hopefully what i guess is right.

here is one of the KEY "shipped date are expected to be around 10/18/2013" if i am correct...


How get a picture a blueish cast?

a.)in Shadow

b.)in lightbulb


third i don´t know, i choosed the second because i think i´ve heard the wolfram in lightbulb makes light blueish


What is the exactest meassuring

a.) Objectmeassuring

b.) Lightmeassuring

c.) Ttl meassuring 

i choosed objectmeassuring but actually never heard one of them so

More will come if i remember the other questions

so if any one can answer me this question i will be thankfull.

With friendly regards

where can I take this master's examination?

normal incandescent light bulbs are warm/reddish.  shadow tends to be more blue (i.e. it's light reflected from the blue sky).

imma with photonius on answering question number 2.  for question number 4, i would have choosen b for lightmeassuring.  same kinda question, where can i find this test online? please let me know if you can since it is kinda fun :P

i think you would love it more when using both build in neutral density (nd) and graduate nd filter for landscape.  one of my friend has this one and it is kinda fun to play around with.  the draw back is that you can not do much with candid type since this one is a fixed lens camera.

Lenses / Re: Results with the 100-400 with a 1.4x TC?
« on: September 21, 2013, 06:18:38 AM »
Previous link is for wrong lens :)

Anyway, I've used the 100-400L with Sigma 1.4x. Biggest problem I have is no usable AF (50D, 7D). This means manual focus, which I find impossible to get accurate in viewfinder, and 560mm handholding live view isn't going to end well. If you can use a tripod, I find the image quality ok. Overall hardly worth the effort over 400 and crop.

Some people claim AF success by taping over some teleconverter pins to make it appear not there, but it never locks reliably for me, if at all.

oops... did not pay enough attention though, it is my bad... 100 vs 200 is a big different huh  :P

Lenses / Re: Results with the 100-400 with a 1.4x TC?
« on: September 21, 2013, 03:57:29 AM »
i do not have the answer for your question, but scott kelby does... here is the link:


EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Mark II
« on: September 19, 2013, 11:42:01 PM »
6D2 with:
+ dual sensors like the 70D to focus live view

umm.... did not know that 70d has dual sensors? it is kinda cheap with the current price if it does  ;D just kidding, i think you are talking about dual pixel right? and i guess the answer is yes, canon will more likely put that new tech. into any dslr coming after 70d...

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Mark II
« on: September 19, 2013, 08:01:39 PM »
this is kinda funny chat (got it from nikon site)...

Lenses / Re: 70-200 f2.8 IS (Ver 1) used or 70-300 F4-5.6 IS L New
« on: September 18, 2013, 03:40:51 PM »
Thanks for all the advice.

How valuable is the IS on the Mark I? And is the F4 IS good for indoor portraits on a crop camera? Logic would suggest that it would basically be giving me a f5.6 depth of field wide open on the 70D. is that correct?

Thanks again.

if i remember correctly, 70-200mm f/2.8 IS version 1 has 3 stop of IS whereas 70-200mm f/4 IS has 4 stop.  about the sharpness, to me 70-200mm f/4 IS is more better than 70-200mm f/2.8 IS version 1 even at f/4.  i am not trying to say that version 1 is not good, i did own this version before upgrading to version II, and version I served me pretty well on my candid shots.

as many people suggestion on 85mm f/1.8 for in door portrait, i am on the same page with them.  but i do not have 85mm f/1.8; i am using 50mm f/1.4 instead for everyday purposes (it is 80mm on crop.)  ideal focal length of portrait photograhy is twice of your sensor size if i am right (i think i got this information from computer science 178 course offered by uc stanford).  all i have to do is just zoom by feet.  number of people say that this lens is tack sharp at 2.8, but i see it at f/3.2 even at low light with high iso upto 1000 on my 30d, 3200 on my 7d and slightly greater than 6400 on my 5d3.  however, i am not hesitate to use wider f/stop or even widest if i have to...  below are images that i have recently shot with this lens at f/2 with my 30d (note:  the very first image were shot with PL linear filter to get rid some of reflection that i did not want with breaking rule of using PL filter.)

for some reasons, available light in-door portrait without IS on 70-200mm f/2.8 does not convince me much on golden rule of shutter speed (yes, i violate shutter speed sometimes, but not all the time  :P), especially you have not eaten breakfast, lunch or dinner before shooting  ;D

note:  there is a pro protographer who is currently using 70-200mm f/4 IS and he is happy with it.  his name is Tony Corbel.  i am not a pro. photographer, i am just a learner and hobbyist giving out my own thoughts...

EOS Bodies / Re: What's to be expected from Canon in Q4 2013?
« on: September 18, 2013, 01:26:51 PM »

can you find me any still camera bodies out there that can beat canon 70d on live view focusing?  there are none as far as i know.  however, as far as for still image, you will not find much of different or gap between 60d, 7d and 70d (note:  canon 70d focusing with viewfinder is also pretty fast though... i had a chance to use it one time during photo summit.)

I was thinking about some Sony that have translucent mirrors. Are they faster than 70D? but again different technology though

it might be but i personally do not think so due to number of reviews on continous liveview focusing.  however, it is just a conclusion based on reading test reviews from internet (i.e. youtube).  the draw back is that it has to use STM lens to maximize its capabilities :(

however, from the above given choices, i wish that they are releasing 14-24mm f/2.8...

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