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PowerShot / Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« on: March 31, 2014, 12:53:12 PM »
Yeah, this one is nonsense.

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: March 30, 2014, 02:25:00 PM »
my second image from Oman shows the dhow wharfs in the city of Sur.

Here's one I took earlier ;) Sorry, not a landscape...

20 most important?  I'd say patience, repeat 19 times.

Mine actually carries gear for me while I shoot.   Her attitude is her job is to carry and scout, mine is to shoot and do all the post/printing.  She even frames and hangs the pics.   
She also doesn't just stand, sigh, and toe tap while I obsess over a single shot. She just moves on, knowing I'll catch up.

+1, except framing and hanging ;)

So far no pre-listings for the 12mm in the Netherlands :(

BH has them for pre-order in the US.  Last week there was a note about Mar 25 availability, but its gone this week.  Might be like the Tamron 150-600 where supply has not caught up to demand so it remains on preorder.


I'll have to be patient. I generally (but not always) wait for the price of new camera equipment to come down, and good tests to appear before I buy. Somehow I'm worried that retailers here may forego this lens all together which would be a shame.... Too many offerings from Samyang in the same arena?

Damn that lens looks tasty - and tickles my GAS  8)

So far no pre-listings for the 12mm in the Netherlands :(

Meh... on to marriage #4!

Photography Technique / Re: photographing motorsport particularly F1
« on: March 26, 2014, 09:01:51 AM »
I thought to add that in getting steady panning shots, it helps to hold the lens at the long end to get as stable a grip on the camera as possible. For this I like the 100-400 because your left hand is automatically at the front end of the lens.

Photography Technique / Re: photographing motorsport particularly F1
« on: March 26, 2014, 02:48:49 AM »
I'm fed up shooting from the stands, would like to get right alongside the track but haven't yet found a way to get the privilege.
Mrsfotografie, I have some goodies for you mate :o!!!!!
There is a Dutch racing organisation called Creventic, they run the Dubai 24 hours race and I get a photographers pass every year to attend this race.  I’m sure they would welcome another snapper at races so contact Natasha@creventic.com to see if you can get photographer access at any local races, having a (pardon the pun) proven “track” record will lead to further invitations to more prestigious events.  Good luck mate  8)

TheJock, thank you for this! Not sure if they organize anything in Assen which is conveniently in my backyard. I do see the 12hrs of Zandvoort on the agenda. Cool stuff, will see what's possible ;)

Photography Technique / Re: photographing motorsport particularly F1
« on: March 25, 2014, 03:18:02 PM »
So I've got some tickets to the shanghai Formula 1 in april and plan to give the tamron 150-600 a good workout on the 5Dmk3

i've never shot motorsport before so looking for some good tips on shooting fast cars in action

panning shots ? what shutter speed is best?
AF settings? any good tips?

I should be fine with the models / promo girls
gonna take some fine glass, sigma 35 1.4, sigma 85 1.4 and canon 135L a mitros flash an odin controller and a roundflash modifier it's perfect for on or off camera and folds up super compact.

I'll have the EOS-M with the 11-22 to cover wide stuff better grab a couple more cheap batteries for this puppy though

Shutter speeds: 1/320 to 1/400 or 1/500. Use f/8 to f/9 to get all of the car sharp. And shoot manual to avoid the camera getting confused with different colored cars. Set the IS to mode two, the camera to AI Servo AF (but I've shot manual focus too because if you pre-focus you're faster than any AF).

Some stuff I've shot mostly at my local track (the TT Circuit in Assen, Netherlands): http://www.mrsfotografie.nl/auto-motorsport/

I'm fed up shooting from the stands, would like to get right alongside the track but haven't yet found a way to get the privilege. On sunny days I have to fight the reflections and have shot with a polarising filter ( ! ) to get reasonable results.

Good luck, and remember to enjoy the F1 (although the engine sound is horrible these days).

I think this is a very good idea for any camera that does not have a tilt/flip LCD screen and Surapon as usual is the master of coming up with such gadgetry ... here is a link to his thread on how he did it:

On the same subject, one of the CR members (pdirestajr) shared this Flipbac Angle Viewfinder ... its a neat little tool for those who don't have a flip screen and would like to have one for under $15.
Original post by pdirestajr can be found here:

It's a nice workaround if you need a flip screen, but those reflections are very obviously fake :D

10mm 2.8 on EFS is not needed with the Tokina 11-16 in place ... But this one is interesting:

Samyang 12 f/2.0 (yes ...  2.0) for EOS-M 


And it's only 260g !  This would revive my interest in my EOS-M.

That's right - this 12mm is the WA to get for my NEX system too!  8)

« on: March 22, 2014, 02:40:34 PM »
A tilting screen with a mirrorless camera can come in handy for macro use as Surapon has shown. I took this with my NEX and vintage Canon FL 50mm f/3.5 Macro. Fortunately I don't need a mirror ;) 

I might add the butterfly was facing the sky, and my camera was facing down, with the tilted screen enabling me to see what's going on. Sony's focus peaking is another asset in this case, showing in a color of choice (yellow/white/red) the outline of the part of the subject that is in sharp focus.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: March 21, 2014, 04:53:54 PM »
The best friend I ever had: Lodewijk. In the first picture he's enjoying the sunshine at old age in may 2012. Unfortunately he passed on half a year ago at age 17. He had diabetes from age 15 and we gave him a shot of insulin twice every day.

The second shot is made on the last day he was with us - heart disease and diabetes was the end of him  :( :'(

I recently got a Wacom Intuos Pro Small with my 5D MkIII as part of a Canon promotion. It's got nice touch and swipe features but I went back to my trusty Wacom Bamboo tablet because it has a smaller footprint (and the same sensitive area). I use my tablet as a mouse too and the Intuos Pro just takes up too much desktop space and won't comfortably sit next to my keyboard. Bummer :(

Samyang has announced a bunch of mirrorless lenses, as well as a 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens for Canon.

I would be interested to know which mirrorless lenses they have announced? Well here's more info:


The 12 mm looks tasty for the NEX...  8)

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