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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« on: October 06, 2012, 04:33:07 PM »
I sold my Mark II with 220K actuations, and it did not have wear like that. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Problem with dynamic range!!
« on: October 06, 2012, 04:28:21 PM »
The exposure mode does not make any difference.  Only the actual exposure.  But switching to manual and setting the exposure settings from your ground spot metering is a good start.

On the other hand, from your description, it's hard to believe you got a blown out sky, unless your ND grad was upside-down.  Was the darker part of your filter on the top or bottom?

Adding he ND as you did, setting exposure compensation to 0, and setting ANY exposure mode aside from M should yield a decent exposure unless something is wrong.  Setting the camera to manual and then adjusting until the meter says 0, would effectively do the same thing.

In any case, i think you ND grad was upside-down, or something else was dramatically wrong.


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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D or 5D2
« on: October 03, 2012, 08:27:12 PM »
7D now, 5D3 or 3.5, 4 when appropriate.

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Trying to be positive... :D  Good lord man, buy a camera bag with some weather proofing!  I own several Lowpro AW bags and have been through tropical rainstorms without a drop of water on the gear.  Side benefit: you can carry the cameras in a camera bag!

Each one of my bags has a drawstring trash bag inside so i can enclose the bag and float it if necessary. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Better dynamic range than my 5DIII
« on: October 03, 2012, 07:32:16 PM »
I'll bet its video was crap though.

Yea, it was 1 frame per 10min.

Great foto, interesting discussion.  Note: There was probably a very talented guy in a darkroom partially responsible for this awsome photo.  Even then, post processing was important.

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Canon General / Re: Why you should take your camera to family Weddings
« on: October 02, 2012, 10:52:21 PM »
Congratulations on getting the shots :-)

Yea, that and congratulations on your daughter getting married.


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Lenses / Re: Broken 24-105...what should I do??
« on: September 30, 2012, 09:17:02 PM »
Try this place: http://www.sp-ts.com

Also if you don't have insurance now might be a good time to think about it.  Homeowners/renters insurance usually cover this type of thing and is cheap vs. camera replacement.

It's too bad there is not rice in india.  Put the camera in a sealed  bag of dry rice, and the moisture will be gone in hours.

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Lenses / Re: Fisheye for crop sensor
« on: September 29, 2012, 12:06:42 AM »
The best is going to be the Canon, but also the most expensive.  The 3rd party lenses are designed to go to 180 on Nikon's 1.5 crop, so they are not 180 on Canon's 1.62 crop.   

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Software & Accessories / Re: GPS, does anyone really use this???
« on: September 18, 2012, 10:17:46 AM »
If you own a mac, iPhoto has some nice features to show you tour/walk/vacation, by stringing all your GPS points together.

I wish I had it in one of my bodies.  As it is i snap an photo with my iPad when I need the location.  BTW most smart phones don't have GPS, or real GPS anyway.  They determine their position from the signals from cell phone towers, and known WiFi-locations.


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Lenses / Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« on: September 16, 2012, 05:22:42 PM »
My walk around kit of three lenses is:
Canon
8-15mm f4 fisheye
24-105mm IS f4
300mm IS f4

This gives me tremendous range.

At night or if i think I'm shooting people I'll ad the 50mm f1.4.

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Lenses / Re: 400 2.8L, 500 4L or 600 4L for wildlife
« on: September 16, 2012, 12:05:49 AM »
I have the 400mm f2.8 IS version 1.  I also have the 1.4X and 2X extender (both vIII)  For me this is a versatile combination, for both sports and wildlife, giving me 400, 560, and 800.    The 500 and 600 (and 800) are probably fabulous lenses, but the f2.8 is critical when I shoot night sports, so this was the way to go for me.

I also have a 300mm f4 IS.  This is a really nice alternative when traveling or when the 400 is not practical.  It works very well with the 1.4X, and with my 1M4, the 2X. 

I must admit though the 600 is on my must have list...

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Canon General / Re: Buy canon gear from the States (for Europe)
« on: September 13, 2012, 08:47:30 AM »
Throw away the warrantee stuff?  I realize you guy think we are savages, but there is this thing in America called the mail.

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Lenses / Re: 100mm F2.8 macro vs 100mm F.28L IS macro
« on: September 10, 2012, 10:31:08 PM »
How about going closer than 1:1?  Do either work well with extension tubes? 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: In Camera Nosie/Sharpen, etc - JPEG Only?
« on: September 10, 2012, 08:53:23 PM »
The answer depends on your RAW processor (sort of).  The RAW data does not get altered by the settings, but your RAW processor may apply those settings in what you initially see on screen.

The best way to understand this is set your camera to black and white, then shoot a RAW+JPEG.  The JPEG image is black and white, and you cannot bring the color back.

The RAW image, depending on the RAW processing software (DPP, Adobe Camera Raw, etc) you are using, may show the image in color or in B&W.  If in B&W, finding that setting in the software and shifting it back to color will return the photo to color.  Because, the color data was there in the RAW, but the display of it may be effected by your settings.  Make sense?

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Who is this idiot??
« on: September 10, 2012, 08:23:27 PM »
A little fill flash would have given you some catchlights in the eyes , maybe a cooler fill, or some gel.  Maybe a more relaxed pose, and a better background.

Apart from that I love the potential, your horizion is level enough and you've showed a considered disreagard for the rule of thirds.

When shooting a self portrait of yourself and new best friend (the camera), a flash in the mirror is going to be pretty bad. :) (This photo is not of me, by me, or for me)


20/05/2010 (Day 4.140) - Bad Self-Portrait by Kaptain Kobold, on Flickr

Pro tip: if you flip the image left to right, it's a little harder to tell it's a mirror photo. (and a cowboy hat helps with any portrait)

12234 by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

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