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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D or 5DM3 need your help guys
« on: June 01, 2014, 11:35:00 AM »
6D + 24-105L if you really want to go FF.  6D is a perfect travel camera.  Since you're not invested in any EF lenses yet, you can also have a look at mirrorless FF offering by Sony.  They're smaller and lighter and comparable IQ.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 31, 2014, 04:46:53 AM »
I recently traded in my 7D for a mint 1D Mk1v and have not regretted for one moment. Noise control is probably as much as 2.5 stops better than the 7D. It is quicker has better IQ and handles brilliantly. Don't miss the 1.6 crop on the 7D, the APH sensor just rocks.

I also have the 5D MK111 and whilst the 1V cannot quite match the image quality it still delivers amazing images.

The 1v is used for wildlife whereas the 5d is used for landscape, perfect.

For landscape, why not 6D?  ;D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 30, 2014, 12:03:38 AM »
I wish the 1DX could change crop factor like Nikon.

You can just crop it in the post.  It's almost the same to as what as Nikon FF does.  APS-C on the other hand is different due to resolution.

Fyi: Even 12800 is only digitally amplified, the highest analog setting on 5d3 is 6400 and on 6d 3200 with 6400 being already very much on the digital side. See the Magic Lantern forum, they recently researched a lot about the various amplification stages esp. on 5d3 to gain more dynamic range and reduce noise.

Very interesting! Do you have any source I could study on the subject?

6D, 3200 and 5D3, 6400?  Are you really, really sure???  :)

Hi all,

Is there a benefit in using the expanded ISO range vs the Native ones?
What do you use?


I use 6D.  It's better in high ISO. :D  Joking aside, I just use whatever exposure is needed and worry about noise later.  Native ones should have a lower noise compared to expanded ISO range.

I notice that nobody has said "I'll run out and get an iPad and a GoPro".... yet sadly enough, for what I need tomorrow night, that would be my first acquisition.....

I've said Go Pro.  I'm currently using an old G11 with underwater casing but I'd trade it gladly with a Go Pro with accessories. :)

Canon 6D with 24-105L + 50mm F2 macro, + Go-Pro Hero 3+ with accessories, 3 flashes, YN remote triggers, other strobist accessories (umbrellas, lightstands, reflector, snoot), a very good but light tripod and a good waterproof, shockproof, light backpack bag to fit all of these.  The rest of the money, I'll just invest on travelling.  Depending on the place I'll visit, I'll hire a zoom lens.  Life is too short to visit and experience all the wonderful places on earth.  :)

Sports / Re: Some Harleys for YOU
« on: May 25, 2014, 08:34:07 PM »
From Krabi, Thailand... Harley Hawker

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSRL Camera for travel
« on: May 22, 2014, 03:27:16 AM »
If you have the budget and would love to retain that excellent IQ, Canon 6D + 24-105L.  It's a combo that can almost do it all as I experienced from a recent trip to Krabi, Thailand.  I'm using that combo for about 80% of the time.  The rest was taken using my G11 with underwater casing since 20% of my shots are taken in deep water or while swimming/having fun in the beach.

Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: May 21, 2014, 11:20:43 AM »
"Red Light" - 6D + 24-105L

Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: May 21, 2014, 11:19:23 AM »
"Free Wheel" 6D + 24-105L

Neuro had said everything.  I just wish you luck.  Mine is tack sharp since I bought it.  If you don't mind me asking, when did you bought your lens?

Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: May 18, 2014, 04:59:37 AM »
A rare orchid...

Gentle Beauty

Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« on: May 18, 2014, 04:54:16 AM »
One of the islands in Krabi, Thailand.

Much thanks for all postings!
I own following lenses for landscapes: 12-24 4 Tokina, Canon 28-70 2.8L, 50mm 1.8 (the others are >70mm)
I am looking to get an 24mm 2.8, or are there other lenses that i should buy? (I do not have the money to get an Zeiss or another extraordinary expensive lenses.)


If you want affordable yet versatile (AF, filter), just go for a 17-40L.  For landscape, I think an aperture of F2.8 is an overkill.  F4 and above is already good unless you are planning to shoot night sky.  For that, the cheapest yet excellent option will be the Samyang 14mm F2.8.  I'm currently using a 28mm F1.8 but might go for a Samyang soon.

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