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My 2 main cameras have 2 card slots, one CF and one SD.  I have 64GB CF cards and 32GB SD cards, and one back up set.  RAW goes onto the CF, jpeg goes to SD.  This lets me shoot a ton and download/switch when I want, not when I am forced to.  Having the RAW and jpeg on 2 different cards also makes it faster to dump photos into the right folders.

Some photographers like having 2+ smaller cards and switching during the shoot so if one card is bad there is not a loss of everything.  To me this leads to lost cards, but for some it might work.

So I'd say one 32GB, or better yet one 32 and a 16, or 32 as a back-up.  But that is just me.

Photography Technique / Re: HDR (and DR) Question
« on: February 22, 2014, 04:27:55 PM »
Would I like an extra 2 stops of DR in my camera, in every shot?  Hell yes.  It might not improve every photo, but nothing in photography does.  DR is something i ope we'll see real improvement in over the next few years.  My next camera might be a good used 1Dx when the next 1D comes out, but if Canon wants me to consider the 1Dx2 or what ever it's called, they will need to improve int he DR area.

Do I sometimes shoot HDR with tripod and 3-7 Images? Hell Yes.

REX50041_2_3_4_5_6_7h by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Do I sometimes cheat and use HDR processing on a singe RAW image? Yes, but don't tell anyone.

REX46287h by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: February 19, 2014, 11:04:43 PM »

Tex....Interesting pictures, but no story to go with them?

OK, breify, 5PM, I get home from work dog tired, change into jogging clothing (shorts and t-shirt, it's 90 degrees here).  I then lay down on my bed, you know for a second.  30 min later I wake up to smoke.  I run around the apartment and no, it's not my place.  Out on the balcony, white smoke from down the street.  Out of my fully stocked camera bag (2 bodies 4 lenses, flash and iPad), I grab my 5DIII and 24-70.  Stick it in a small backpack and head out to see the small fire/go jogging. 

By the time I get there it's more intense, flames from the roof, but one small place.  Snap a pic, and then go into the adult learning center next door and start telling people to get out.  Most argue, there's no fire here...  The school shares a wall with the burning place and no windows look straight at it.  Then flames start licking around the windows.  Now people get moving.  Back on the ground floor, i depart wit the students but spot the first TV camera to arrive.  I fall in behind him and start shooting.  By now, 50 feet high flames, sparks, small explosions... For the next 2 hours, I am a press photographer....  Nobody asked for creds.

BTW, I don't recommend this for others.  I am a Law Enforcement officer and have fire training from my days in the military, and from my current employment.  I am no fire fighter, but I can take care of myself.  It was fun.  Nobody got hurt. 

I farmed photos out to the local papers, websites, nobody printed even one.  You know what they did print 100+ blurry cell phone pics....   I had HD video, the websites ran vertical video from the cell cams.  Ah well.

Software & Accessories / Re: Why won't my DPP use Lens Data?
« on: February 19, 2014, 10:47:33 PM »
I've been having the exact same issue. My 70-200 f2.8 VII is OK but my 24-70 VII will not work. I'll try the fix. Thanks   

Make sure your RAW files are the the largest size your camera can make with no compression.  In the middle of this I somehow got a hold of some files that I had accidentally shot as RAW size Medium, and on those files it said Lens Data not available.  Seems like it would be the same lens data, but it made a difference. 

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: February 19, 2014, 06:55:44 PM »
Really nice work! Love the first one, the fireman looking at the camera and the blurred water and colors along with the light makes for a great image!

Thanks.  I was returning from a jog in the park and came across the fire in its early stages.  I helped evacuate people in the next door building.  (A lot of yelling "It's not a false alarm! get the #$%^! out!)  Then turned to photography.  For some strange reason I took only my 5DIII and 24-70II, leaving a 7D, 8-15, 70-200 II and 580II in my camera bag in the car...  (adrenalin).  So I photographed a fire for 2+ hours in jogging clothing with only my camera in hand. 

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: February 19, 2014, 12:26:58 AM »

Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

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EOS Bodies / Re: sotchi - canon prototypes
« on: February 19, 2014, 12:25:12 AM »
I perused the enormous panoramic shot of a World Series game just to see if anyone on the field level used the 34# Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 zoom lens, and sure enough, some photographer had one. It is a distinctive lens in olive drab , looks a little like an overgrown RPG launcher.

i guess everyone here knows the hulkma. ;)


and yes i spoted one of them at sotchi too.

That's a pocket camera ;D. I've actually had the chance to work with a Sony XIS camera. It mostly a video camera but takes stills in a panorama mode to capture up to 270 degree view. And the specification is accurate when it says "less than 90 lb 6 oz", as I've had to move one of these suckers myself  :o .


I would love to see some actual photos from that lens.  Search for it online and you can find plenty of photos of the lens, but no photos with the lens...

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: February 18, 2014, 08:03:39 PM »

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Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
« on: February 14, 2014, 07:53:57 PM »

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: February 14, 2014, 05:32:17 PM »

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REX11972 by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Software & Accessories / Re: Why won't my DPP use Lens Data?
« on: February 14, 2014, 12:18:25 AM »
You can go to the Canon site and download all the updaters for DPP and the rest of the software.
That should get you updated to current versions. good luck

:) Every one of my posts mentions that I updated to the latest version.  But thanks.

Software & Accessories / Re: Why won't my DPP use Lens Data?
« on: February 12, 2014, 10:05:23 PM »
OK, after 2X removing and reinstalling (from my 5DIII disk) and updating, I reinstalled from my 7D disk (4years old) updated that, and it works!  No idea why that would be different.

Software & Accessories / Re: Why won't my DPP use Lens Data?
« on: February 12, 2014, 09:48:08 AM »
Works fine for me, I just downloaded and installed both of them to my PC.  Perhaps the Canon site was down for a while.  Try it again.  The 24-70 mk II file is 17 MB, the 70-200 MK II file is 25 MB

I have downloaded the lens profile at least 10 times. Updated DPP using the latest updates.  It's no problem to download them.  DPP just doesn't use them.

Software & Accessories / Why won't my DPP use Lens Data?
« on: February 11, 2014, 11:06:03 PM »
Cannon's DPP Lens Data Feature corrects for Aberation and other things using Canon's own measurements and algorithms.  Great, but for my 2 most used lenses, 24-70 IS II, and 70-200 f2.8 IS II, it always says the lens data is not available.  I have added and deleted the lens data at least 10 times, updated DPP to it's latest version and still is says Lens Data not available.  It does work with my 24-105mm f4 IS.

Screen Shot 2014-02-11 at 11.55.56 PM by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Lenses / Re: 24-70 f/2.8 L II front coating peeling off?
« on: February 11, 2014, 10:42:11 AM »
Was yours one of the first off a new production line, by any chance?  I ask because it looks like there are air bubbles between the lens and the coating, like perhaps they didn't allow the cleaning solution to fully evaporate from the glass before depositing the coating or something.

My serial number is 235, one of the first batches made probably. Just sent off to Canon Service in NJ.

Wow.  I am getting more and paranoid about begin a Canon early adopter.  My OMG I have to have that new lens/camera experience have been bad (mostly), and then to hear this...

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