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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: September 12, 2014, 04:36:52 PM »
My 70-200 went down (literally), the strap broke.  So I needed a longer lens, and my 100mm IS Mcro was just sitting there begging to go to the game...

Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

According Flickr this was taken with a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM???

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Lenses / Re: What New Lens are You Most Excited About?
« on: September 12, 2014, 04:23:08 PM »
400 DO II. Maybe some day I will/can afford this.....

On the 85mm Zeiss: Meh, boring, and I couldn't care less.

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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 12, 2014, 02:12:00 AM »
Seems I'm not the only one to look at this lens and wonder, why?

Jim

Whatever the reason, I'm happy Canon is still pushing this technology. In the end, that's what creates progress if not through revolution, then through evolution. Just look at all the other technology around you... How much of it has been developed / evolved from earlier examples?

If any big white is of interest to me, this is the one. The focal length, size and weight are right, if performance is good even with a 1.4 TC then I might at one point save up enough pennies to buy one.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 02:58:59 PM »
I have been holding back for a 7Dii as backup to my 5D3 but with these specs it hardly seems worth the wait
Looks like Canon Shares the boat with Apple - Not really pushing innovation anymore ? I love my gear, but the other candy stores looks to have much better lollies :)

Unfortunately the other "lollies" don't mount to "L" lenses...  Personally, I think that these specs look awesome for a crop camera.  I'll be adding one to the pair of 5D3's I already have.  I considered the 70D, but the slow (relatively) FPS and the slightly crippled feature set kept me away.  This new 7DII will likely have the same user programmable menu system as the 5D3 (maybe even better) along with the AF system to match or beat the stellar 5D3... sounds like a winner to me.

If it's such a good match to the 5DIII as you suggest, I may be in...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 07:31:01 AM »
Question on one of the specs listed: what is "Lens electronic MF"

A setting that allows you to turn off manual focus on the small handful of lenses that use electronic MF (aka focus by wire) – currently that's the 85L II and the STM lenses, but also includes some pre-IS supertele lenses and a couple others.

Thanks, Neuro :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 06:02:20 AM »
Annoyingly I am now starting to consider this to regain some 'reach', over purchasing a longer (and very expensive) lens to meet my requirements.

This is a cost and weight driven consideration, but the image quality in comparison to full frame will make or break the deal because that was the reason I got rid of my 7D in the first place.

Question on one of the specs listed: what is "Lens electronic MF"

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Photography Technique / Re: Circular Polarizer - YES or NOT
« on: September 10, 2014, 01:32:30 PM »
I have a CPL and have used it to shoot motorsports when shooting against the light, or when reflections are to be avoided. Other than that I don't use it much, somehow I have lost confidence in CPL's because I feel I get reduced sharpness worse colors and less accurate AF. That may be nonsense considering I have a quality B+W CPL but well, somehow I guess it no longer matches my shooting style.

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Lenses / Re: When will we see a replacement for the 100-400?
« on: September 10, 2014, 01:01:28 PM »
If Canon had a much better 100-400 (similar to the raves I have heard about the new Nikon 80-400) it would make my travels a lot lighter.  Then I would have a hard decision.  Keep both the 200-400 and improved 100-400 or sell the 200-400.

I believe a number of nature photographers feel the same way.

Indeed.  For travel, I often opt for the 70-300L as a much smaller alternative.

Yes I sometimes look upon my 70-300L as a sort of 100-400 alternative, but to me they're still very different lenses if you use them both on a full frame sensor. Due to the extra reach afforded by the 100-400, that one still finds its way to my camera more often. The 70-300L may be good for travel due to its size, but its weight is another matter - last trip I did (Japan) I really felt my back with the sum of the 'travel' gear that I was carrying, and the 70-300L sadly pushed the weight over the comfortable limit.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What worked for me in Namibia....
« on: September 10, 2014, 12:56:47 PM »
That's three separate posts on your trip to Namibia so far...  ::)

By the way, while you were there did you rent a quad bike in Swakopmund? it's a cool adventure :)

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Photography Technique / Re: Is RAW worth it?
« on: September 10, 2014, 12:11:54 PM »
OK after 7 pages of confirmations, we can conclude that:

1. YES RAW is worth it.

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Photography Technique / Re: Is RAW worth it?
« on: September 10, 2014, 01:28:37 AM »
Shooting RAW is like shooting on negative film. You get the negatives and you can go back and create copies that look the way you want, whenever you want.
Shooting jpgs only, is like being handed a polaroid photo. (And I've never liked polaroids.)

Yesterday I re-processed a series I shot with the NEX-6. At the time I was confused with color spaces and was new to lightroom (used to dpp only, and had the lightroom monitor color space wrongly set up). Now the photo's much better match the 'style' I get from my Canon DSLR's. Glad I have the flexibility of RAW images.

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PowerShot / The 'Original' S90 and underwater housing WP-DC35
« on: September 09, 2014, 12:31:00 PM »
I'm considering getting an underwater housing for my little S90. It's a great little camera (the original pocketable quality powershot!). I'm going on a holiday though and would like to try some underwater photography.

Interestingly, getting a new WP-DC35 for my S90 seems to be the cheapest way for me to do that and have acceptable image quality too (and RAW ability to boot).

Any recommendations regarding setup of the camera, tips and trick are welcome because I don't have much opportunity to experiment.

My S90 has been modified with Richard Franiec's Custom S90 Grip and Lensmate control dial ring. Can I leave these accessories on when I want to use the underwater housing or do I need to strip them off?

Many thanks.

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The 100-400 + 2 x 1.4TCs doesn't look any better than the SX50, which costs less than 2 TCs

Sorry but no, look at all the color shifts  ::)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss Otus 1.4/85: The New World-Class Lens
« on: September 08, 2014, 12:07:59 PM »
Don't you just hate the moronic marketing blurb that goes with lenses these days? What a load of B/S!
Oh yeah! What truth!
I stopped reading this press release (it really is???) after the second paragraph because I had the fear of a retinal detachment.
I went to the German Zeiss HP where the product description was a little bit more rational.
I looked at the pictures and said: Wow! Great pictures from great photographers. Even better because of great equipment.

Honestly I don't understand, why people who don't know enough of photography get paid for such... yeah, you got it... moronic marketing blurb!

IMHO this is what sells Leica's - the quality of the 'image' is more important than the image quality ;)

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