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Lenses / Re: 50 F1.4 durabilty question
« on: September 10, 2013, 04:33:56 AM »
Originally, I wanted to ask the OP - "Are you wondering if an L lens would allow you to drop it continuously?", but then I remembered about the warning I've got from the "trolling rights watch" (no offense :)). So, is it the first time you've dropped it?

Yes, it was the first time I dropped that particular lens, and that was from only one metre high onto a wooden floor. It was however the second time I destroyed a 50F1.4 as the first one died with exactly the same problem when a handheld scanner slipped out of my hands and hit it while it was on a camera. I have lots of other lenses (both L and non-L) and never had any issues with those, even though they are used in averse conditions (having people bump into you, backpack on bike, doorframes. tripod failure,...)

So my question was rather than "can I drop it continuously", "Do the L Lenses with internal focussing offer better protection against deformation" Because If I have to baby the 50F1.4 every time I throw it in a backpack, I might as wel save up for the 50 1.2L as i'll end up destroying more 50F1.4's in the end (Now on my third copy of the lens already)

But no offense taken for your original question, it was more about the fact that the particular lens I have is apparently very prone to issues due to the construction (so Next time, I'll replace it tiwth the L anyway)

That makes sense. However, you would throw away a lot more $ if you destroy a 50L :). You've said that you love the manual focusing ring, then maybe a pure manual prime is what you need?

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Lenses / Re: 50 F1.4 durabilty question
« on: September 09, 2013, 11:59:31 AM »
Do not drop your lenses! - Problem solved ;)

+1....dropped my 85L II yesterday :(

OMG  :( ... is it fine?
Originally, I wanted to ask the OP - "Are you wondering if an L lens would allow you to drop it continuously?", but then I remembered about the warning I've got from the "trolling rights watch" (no offense :)). So, is it the first time you've dropped it?

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Lenses / Re: 50 F1.4 durabilty question
« on: September 09, 2013, 07:31:12 AM »
Do not drop your lenses! - Problem solved ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: If you plan to upgrade your camera, read
« on: September 08, 2013, 10:58:51 AM »
Hi there,

I feel it's a waste of money upgrading from one Canon rebel to the next rebel or even a 60D to the 70D.
I suggest that you upgrade only to a larger sensor body.
It is just a waste of money to buy another camera having the same size sensor IMO.

Upgrade your glass instead.

"Upgrading" means switching to a higher grade. 60D and 70D are in the same grade, so it won't be an upgrade, only an update. Neither sensor size nor price define camera grade, it's about the whole package.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: September 06, 2013, 06:23:52 AM »

IMG_1102 by ecka84, on Flickr


IMG_1079 by ecka84, on Flickr

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1DX should be a decent replacement ;)

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 03, 2013, 04:01:55 PM »
This was recently shot on a 6d :( I'm pretty sure it's a memory card failure but still :P First time this has happened so I'm trying not to have a panic attack    :-[

Did you try re-copying this image from your card? It is very likely that the data was corrupted during the transfer.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 02, 2013, 03:51:22 AM »

IMG_2792 by ecka84, on Flickr

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Software & Accessories / Re: JPEG as a travel alternative
« on: August 31, 2013, 01:24:19 AM »
I'd rather shoot mRAW/sRAW than a JPEG.

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Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 29, 2013, 05:13:59 AM »
EF 35/1.2L
      ::)

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: August 26, 2013, 03:20:23 PM »

IMG_2053 by ecka84, on Flickr

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: August 21, 2013, 10:08:41 AM »
6D + EF 40mm f/2.8 STM + 34mm Extension Tubes


NanoSpider by ecka84, on Flickr


IMG_2410 by ecka84, on Flickr

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cards for 6D
« on: August 20, 2013, 12:55:57 AM »
Any decent UHS-1 SDXC card should be fine and I think that 64GB cards are the sweet spot in price/capacity these days, so it's around $50 (40-60).
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/903022-REG/Transcend_ts64gsdxc10ui_64GB_SDXC_UHS_1_Card.html

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I'm using Transcend USB 3.0 reader and it gives me all the speeds they claim on each card (like ~80MB/s UHS-1). It is cheap, small and it works. If someone is interested, model number TS-RDF8K

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1st. Win7 has a silly way to calculate file transferring speed. It shows the progress of data migration to memory buffer instead of the final destination.
2nd. This bug is very obvious with larger files when the source drive has faster copying speed than writing speed of the destination drive, it hangs at 99% (or before finishing each file in a sequence) while waiting for data to finish writing from memory buffer.
3rd.
Have a look at the other USB devices you have connected; My cellphone for instance causes some screwiness when I have it plugged in.

Jim
Some USB devices do not "play nice" with others, you better not use them simultaneously, specially on the same USB hub.

4th. Try copying to a different hard drive (not sure about 11-12MB/s, but if the one you are using is near full it's writing speed may drop below 30MB/s) or using a different USB 3.0 reader.

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