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Software & Accessories / Ioptron Skytracker Camera Mount
« on: August 26, 2013, 10:16:52 AM »
Does anyone have any experience with this device?

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Lenses / Re: We want more EF-S lens
« on: August 24, 2013, 01:58:05 PM »
What happens if/when Canon delivers inexpensive full frame for the masses and abandons APS-C in favor of micro 4/3 for the consumer?

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Lenses / Re: We want more EF-S lens
« on: August 24, 2013, 01:51:37 PM »

Your suggestion makes sense. But I like to shoot with two bodies at the same time. The first, with battery grip + zoom lens F2.8 + flash + flash diffuser, and the second with fast prime lens. With full frame, I would have to carry 5 kg in the neck for several hours. I'm not an athletic body type, and would be quite uncomfortable. I also think women photographers who always end up using F4-5.6 lens because of the size and total weight.

There's not much weight difference between my gripped 7D and gripped 5D and they share batteries!  I keep weight off my neck by using a two body sling.  Most of that is because I suffer from cervical dystoni but if I were completely healthy, I would still do it that way.

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Lenses / Re: We want more EF-S lens
« on: August 24, 2013, 12:12:23 PM »
Wouldn't you prefer the flexibility to go FF without chucking all of your EF-S lenses or duplicating them?  An EF-S 10-22 is equivalent to 16-35 when it reaches the sensor?  A 16-35 EF would be a 24-55 equivalent on an APS-C.  I guess my point is if you want to go wide or UWA then you should go FF.  I bought a 5D to complement my 7D because it made more sense to buy a 16-35/2.8 EF for the 5D than a 10-22/3.5-4.5 EF-S for the 7D.  When I need the extra reach, the 7D and 1D gives me a 1.6 and 1.3 crop factor on the long lenses.

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Go in between and get a 1D Mark IV.  APS-H puts you in between APS-C and FF but with better sports performance.   IQ comparison may be a toss but the higher battery voltage and current makes for much faster electromechanical AF performance

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Lenses / Re: Best setup for falling stars
« on: August 14, 2013, 05:54:58 PM »
To get the same amount of light captured at ISO 1600:

30s @ f/8
15s @ f/5.6
8s @ f/4
4s @ f/2.8
2s @ f/2
1s @ f/1.4

For a 1s exposure, if you have:
f/4 lens, you have to shoot at ISO 12800
f/2.8 lens, ISO 6400
f/2 lens, ISO 3200

I hope my math is right.  Get a remote shutter release that stays locked and keep the camera in continuous shooting mode and you just may capture some shooting stars.

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EOS Bodies / Re: An Update on the 75+mp Camera in the Wild
« on: August 14, 2013, 09:17:11 AM »
Nikon jumped the consumer grade FF from twelve to thirty six in a bid to grap more market share of that sector.

Didn't work.
 

Didn't Work?  I've got the D800 and D800E and they work every day when I'm out in the field.  For mostly price reasons I picked up the D7100 and I'm really impressed with the detailed sharpness with the lack of the AA filter and no moire.  Since the D800 came out I've been buying all Nikon equipment and not Canon (sounds like the Nikon strategy worked on me).

Unfortunately for Nikon, you don't represent the majority fraction of the dSLR market...

Neuro - you are quite correct.

So what is Mr. "I love Nikon" doing on a Canon board?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What is 20,000 shutter clicks worth?
« on: August 13, 2013, 03:29:38 PM »
The seller probably confused the battery shot count for the shutter count.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What is 20,000 shutter clicks worth?
« on: August 13, 2013, 12:10:43 PM »
The thing to be concerned about is that the seller is a liar.  That means that anything he said about the camera is suspect.
Return it for a refund.  Chances are that it has other expensive issues that you will discover later.  Leave feedback explaining the issue.

+1

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Reviews / Re: Which camera should I buy for a first timer
« on: August 11, 2013, 07:08:54 PM »
Why hasn't anyone recommended a T5i w/18-55? Or with one of the newer Rokinon Cine lenses?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
« on: July 28, 2013, 02:39:47 PM »
You may also check the new Singh Ray 10 Stop Mor-Slo ND Filter.
http://singh-ray.com/index.html

I'm currently using the Lee Big Stopper for LE work but I'm seriously looking into replacing my Lee Big Stopper with its Singh Ray counterpart.  ::)


Why, pray tell?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
« on: July 28, 2013, 10:59:10 AM »
Still looks alive on Adorama's site

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Software & Accessories / Lee Big Stopper Discontinued by B&H?
« on: July 28, 2013, 08:48:35 AM »
Got this e-mail from B&H:

"Thank you for your interest in the following item:

LEE Filters 4 x 4" Big Stopper Filter
(B&H # LEBS44)

You are receiving this message because you asked to be notified when this item becomes available. We regret to inform you that this item has unfortunately been discontinued. Please check back on our website for similar or possible replacement items.

We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding."

What are other option? Formatt? Cokin? Others?

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Canon General / Re: Canon Testing a 75+ Megapixel EOS-1 Body? [CR1]
« on: July 22, 2013, 12:26:31 PM »
Woo-hoo, 1DX price drops for sure as first adopters rush to buy the latest and dump their 1DX's

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Canon General / Re: Bad Photography Rant
« on: July 21, 2013, 11:54:50 AM »

Thanks for the link... the pictures inspire me to burn my copy of photoshop and has given me the confidence to shoot in manual focus with my glasses off...

LOL, not to mention manual mode!

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