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Software & Accessories / Re: Do It Yourself Black Rapid type Strap
« on: November 17, 2012, 09:40:53 PM »
Great ingenuity, and it looks like a good strap.  I think I might spring for a real Black Rapid tripod mount thingy, or similar as they pivot and will not unscrew, but for do it yourself, that is really nice.

All my cameras/lenses with tripod rings have Arca Swiss plates, so I made my self a strap with an arca Swiss clamp at the end. Well, I started with a cheap eBay version of the black Rapid, so I didn't really make it, but it works for me.

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Lenses / Re: Advice 5d3, wide angle
« on: November 13, 2012, 08:38:58 PM »
17mm Tilt Shift is worth considering. Awesome lens, nothing out there to match it.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Eye-Fi Card on 7D
« on: November 11, 2012, 11:46:20 PM »
Why do you need this?  I thought it was cool and got it for my 5D III, and it gave me "error 80"s about 1 out every 50 shots.

But again, why?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Convince me to shoot in RAW
« on: November 11, 2012, 11:38:35 PM »
... I am so sick of hearing about RAW. 

....

Talk to one of my favorite photographers at the Arizona Republic and he'll tell you why he shoots raw and not jpg.  No other way than raw.

When I talk to other photographers I talk about photography, not about thier file choice.
:) good use of time!

Shooting raw or jpeg doesn't really matter.  If that's what you want then go ahead but I'm shooting in raw.  Each to his own...  I just want to have more headroom in case I make a mistake because I know I'm not perfect but I aspire for a near perfect photograph.

(In traditional internet forum style, I will take a contrary position but then paraphrase your statement) I completely disagree.  I think the photography is much more important than the file format.  I shoot RAW because I find the end product is better, but it is a small part of the big picture.  Bla, Bla, bla.... RAW is life... Bla

Actually I am just going for the record on embedded quotes.  It's like getting the last word in on a fight with your wife.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Convince me to shoot in RAW
« on: November 11, 2012, 08:18:37 AM »
... I am so sick of hearing about RAW. 

....

Talk to one of my favorite photographers at the Arizona Republic and he'll tell you why he shoots raw and not jpg.  No other way than raw.

When I talk to other photographers I talk about photography, not about thier file choice.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Eye-Fi Card on 7D
« on: November 11, 2012, 12:44:52 AM »
I haven't been able to get it to work.

Does anyone know why Eye-Fi does not make a CF card?
Generally, eye-fi cards were not intended for pro photographers doing large RAW file downloads.  The Wi-Fi connection is very slow, and very frustrating if you have large files to download.
CF Cards are now only being used for a few high end cameras, and as time goes on, we see fewer uses.  Sales for CF would be pretty low, compared to the development cost.

Exactly, and many CF card cameras now have a second slot for SD. 

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Software & Accessories / Re: Perfectly Clear?
« on: November 11, 2012, 12:40:39 AM »
Those bastards!  How dare they make one post and are now "gone".  Better that they spam the hell out of us!...?

They did not start this thread, they just stepped in an provided some information.  Jeez, so far I really like these guys.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Convince me to shoot in RAW
« on: November 10, 2012, 02:23:01 AM »
Jesus, convince yourself.  I am so sick of hearing about RAW.  It's better for most things, you are retarded if you don't shoot RAW... Unless it's sports, or journalism and you need the jpgs in a hurry. or something. 

I do not understand why people need their hand held on this. Or alternatively need to wear it on a T-shirt.  Who cares!  What if everything was this way?  Should I use good lenses or bad... which is better?  Focus well or not? which to choose?

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Lenses / Re: 24 1.4 II- wow
« on: November 07, 2012, 07:19:44 PM »
I have been itching for this lens for a long time.  Please don't post awesome samples, it will push me over the edge!

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When i want to work with an image I open it in DPP, make some changes there, the use the "transfer to Photoshop" command.  It does not save the file in any particular format, the file just opens in photoshop as a 16 bit image.  From there i will always save in Photoshop's native .psd format.


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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 31, 2012, 02:18:26 AM »
i have Canon 5D MK II, what is the difference between MK II & MK III anyway?

Just I


REX_3045_6_7_tonemapped by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

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My settings are :

AF tracking : Case4 - for subjects that accelerate ou decelerate quickly
ISO auto
Priority speed 1/5000 s.

Cool what ISO was the camera choosing on these mages?  I'm sure it varied, but what was typical.

I have an airshow coming up and plan to shoot with a 5D III and 400mm f2.8 IS, plus teleconverters maybe.

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Lenses / Re: Your technique for switching lenses in the field?
« on: October 28, 2012, 01:37:16 AM »
It's important to remember, your sensor probably had scmuck on it when you purchased it.  Even if you never change lenses it will add more scmuck over time.  You lenses are not air tight, and neither is the camera.  The lenses grow and shrink as they focus, much more as they zoom.  This sucks more air in and out, brining in fresh air and squirting it around in front of the sensor.  As the mechanical parts of the shutter rub against each other, they shed little pieces and create tier own scmuck.

Feel better?

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Very nice!  What camera settings were you using?   

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Lenses / Re: Bring 120-300 OS or buy 55-250mm ?
« on: October 27, 2012, 01:02:12 AM »
Unless you are going specifically to shoot nature or sports, i would not take the big sig. 

I would pick up a Canon 70-200 f4.  New or used, with or without IS, get the one you can afford.  A friend of mine just bought a used 70-200 f4 for $300, he is really happy with it.

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