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Technical Support / Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« on: February 14, 2014, 03:51:06 PM »
I have four 4GB, and two 8 GB CF cards. The 4 GB cards I use for regular shooting and have been 100% reliable but are getting a little old.

I'm going on a holiday to Japan soon (once in a lifetime opportunity?) and now I'm thinking of using my CF cards in one slot and getting a 32 GB SD Ultra as a backup in the SD slot, for RAW files. Please advise if this is a good idea, and any experience you may have with this kind of set-up. I don't want to loose a single shot - it's going to be cherry blossom season in Japan!

At the end of the day are you going to be loading them onto a hard drive and uploading to the web?  It also doesn't sound like your are filling the buffer up, so... yeah... sounds like a plan.

You're right, I'm not exactly going to do any burst mode shooting here - maximum data security is my goal but I don't really want to invest in new CF cards. A 32 Gb SD will therefore be on my shopping list - but please let me know if anybody has encountered any troubles shooting raw to CF  + raw to SD!!!

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Technical Support / Re: How to use cf and sd cards Mark5d3
« on: February 14, 2014, 03:30:56 PM »
I have four 4GB, and two 8 GB CF cards. The 4 GB cards I use for regular shooting and have been 100% reliable but are getting a little old.

I'm going on a holiday to Japan soon (once in a lifetime opportunity?) and now I'm thinking of using my CF cards in one slot and getting a 32 GB SD Ultra as a backup in the SD slot, for RAW files. Please advise if this is a good idea, and any experience you may have with this kind of set-up. I don't want to loose a single shot - it's going to be cherry blossom season in Japan!

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: February 13, 2014, 03:14:48 PM »
I'm for the Hippopotamus

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:58:31 PM »
Shake that booty!

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:52:18 PM »
'get the picture'

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:48:22 PM »
"In the woods" (shot with a 20mm Sigma on a 5DMkII)

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:44:18 PM »
Run away!

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:41:39 PM »
Wind Turbine

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:37:56 PM »
Here's one more for you Surapon :)

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Lenses / Re: More EF pancakes?
« on: February 13, 2014, 10:16:44 AM »
It seems like 40mm (on FF) is about the sweet spot for pancakes because it provides a very natural perspective and is a simple lens requiring few corrections to achieve decent optical performance.  My favorite lens on Micro 4/3 is the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 pancake that is 40mm FF equivalent.  Extremely versatile.

I doubt an EF wide-angle pancake would be able to come anywhere near the optical performance of either (1) full-size wide-angle lenses; or (2) the 40mm pancake.  Not enough room for corrective elements.  For longer focal length lenses there's probably not enough room to space the elements without some optical magic like diffractive elements (read: crazily expensive, priced out of reach of the target market).

If any new pancake were to come out I'd expect it to be EF-S, 25mm and probably f/2.8 (though f/2 would make it far more attractive on APS-C).  That would put it in line in terms of angle of view with the 40mm f/2.8 on FF, and not coincidentally also with the 20mm f/1.7 Panasonic.

You're right, short focal length lenses need to be retro-focus and that makes it a real challenge to get a good optical formula into a pancake.

As for pancakes, I had a 40mm Voightlander but to be honest I think a pancake is too small on a 5DMk* body. I prefer my little 50 and 35 mm Canon lenses for compactness and light weight while they still give something to hold on to.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
« on: February 12, 2014, 01:19:25 PM »
This camera looks awesome.  I owned the Sony NEX 7 for awhile and loved the camera itself.  My only annoyance was Sony's Raw converter program was absolutely horrible and slow as molasses.
Are you referring to Sony's RAW convertor software for the computer? or the actual RAW files from the camera?
Cheers.

It's Sony's "Image Data Converter" and it's absolute cr*p, except for the color reproduction which I think is great. I adopted Adobe Lightroom so I can process my NEX files in a reasonable way but I have had a lot of trouble to get good colors from Lightroom though and only recently think I've got it right. LR is a bit too fussy IMHO.

I still prefer DPP for my Canon raws because it has better support for in-camera features, saves changes directly to the raw files and is database or sidecar independent - and its clean interface suits my shooting/editing style.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 12, 2014, 12:44:15 PM »
G1X mk2 killer:

FIRST LOOK: Sony α6000 with World's Fastest Autofocus System

watch from 1:20...

11fps WITH tracking.

Whoa!! Sony is somewhat nerdy, but seriously cool!  8) Want, want, want...  :-[ :-[ :-[

It surprises me they dropped the 'NEX' prefix.

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Here's one taken with an off brand (Image) 135mm f/2.8 lens I got for $10 at a local pawn shop.  It was mounted (via adapter) on a 6D body (which helps!!), but still...


Waiting for Spring by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

Great shot! If I get around to it I hope to do some shooting coming weekend with my Canon FL135mm f/2.5 on my NEX-6.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 11, 2014, 11:14:27 AM »
Is it just me or does the grip look as if it is removable?

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: February 11, 2014, 09:20:59 AM »
A Dutch moment in Salt Lake City

In the Netherlands we RIDE our bikes, not take them out for a walk  ;D ;D ;)

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