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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: moving from nikon D40 to Canon 5 D (classic)
« on: November 14, 2013, 10:56:46 AM »
5Dc is a great tool with lots of good reputation still these days. I have one, and upgraded to 5D3 last year.
24-105 is a good starting point (consider a used 70-200 4,0 IS -it could be within your reach) Pair either of the two with an used 50 1,4 and you will have a great low-light combo.

Canon General / Re: How to teach a friend Photography...
« on: November 11, 2013, 11:27:44 AM »
Especially the scarpbook suggestion is great.
No much to ad, but one thing that helped me get into it back in the film days.

I would start her on the 5Dc with, if you can spare it, a relatively fast normal range prime (say 50, 1,4).
Explain in simple terms the way to manipulate the amount of light in manual (f-stop, speed, iso).
Put the camera in all manual and off she goes.

It may be a little bit rough, but it will help her to discover the basics quickly (as she can always go for direct feedback and look at what she did after each shot). Zooming you can do using your feet, the fast prime allows her to discover and explore DOF.

Sharing progress in choosen intervals will help, and if you can afford a couple of hours, try to agree on a "project topic" that both of you cover usinf equivalent equipment. Not to show of, but to share different views to the same general idea.

Has become more than a bit, but here you go.

Mind to share the outcome of your project (if it stars)?
Have a great day

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Appeal of Nikon Df
« on: November 07, 2013, 10:54:46 AM »

I am old enough to still enjoy the classic layout of controls to touch most important settings intuitively, even in the dark. Have and like my Epson D-R1.

I still own - and will not let go of - my FM2. Bulletproof design and make, does not need any energy.

Dislike the plastic construction.
Dislike the "wrong form faktor" (too thick - like Leica M9 over my classic M6)

If you got for rebuilding retro, get it right.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Camera Sling
« on: October 22, 2013, 07:44:21 AM »

The tripod solution I solved with a M-PLate from custom SLR. Check them out here:

I also use the custom SLR M-plate. Great solution if you run a Manfrotto tripod (head). Solid, clever design. Only shortcoming is the "swinging" if you e.g. ride bike with it. Have attached a simple climbing cranine hook to tie the combo to my belt. Works fine for me.


This is one of my favourite shots.... taken with an Olympus 2 megapixel p/s one fall in Algonquin Park, Canada. This is the out-of-camera jpg.... no processing.
The early Olympus digital cameras had a beutiful colour rendition

Video & Movie / Re: Work stuff: Jaguar F Type
« on: September 06, 2013, 06:03:45 AM »
her scottisch accent is brilliant

Lenses / Re: Holiday packing help
« on: September 03, 2013, 05:58:27 AM »
50 (AF speed better than 40, low light prime if needed)

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« on: August 29, 2013, 10:21:47 AM »
are you serious about the talkum & fan suggestion? how should that work to get dust out from inbetween the lens groups???

Lenses / Re: 24mm options...
« on: June 26, 2013, 06:50:00 AM »
I have been in your shoes a couple of weeks ago and CR members pointed me to the 24-70 2.8 II.
I jumped that direction - and shocked how visibly the better IQ is compared to my now 7 y old 24-105.
This zoom is an amazing piece of glass.

Lenses / Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« on: June 24, 2013, 06:38:22 AM »
For FF 24-70 2,8 II on 5DIII

As I have to choose one system only - no crop for me

Software & Accessories / Camranger vs cameramator
« on: June 17, 2013, 02:45:04 AM »
Has anyone tested one or both of these wireless "range extenders"?
If so, which to buy?

Lenses / Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« on: June 12, 2013, 03:07:14 AM »
hi wildmudflowers, sounds like you want to have it and try to find arguments (and cash). am not a pro by any means, but gave myself the lens as a birthday present couple of weeks ago. And since I feel I wastetd too much of my time on my 24-105 for the past 7 years. It might be, that later versions of that may be better than my original copy that came bundled with my 5D classic, but IQ wise the latest 24-70 is out of this world. Go test one, and be ready to just wanting it so much more..
Have fun

EOS Bodies / Re: Patents: New 50mm, 85mm & 135mm Lenses
« on: June 11, 2013, 10:31:29 AM »
got the drift, would to nice to be true

EOS Bodies / Re: Patents: New 50mm, 85mm & 135mm Lenses
« on: June 11, 2013, 07:53:05 AM »
Any experience from the past on how long we may need to wait - as time from "patent detection" to "physical product shipped"?

« on: June 07, 2013, 05:20:35 AM »
Clever thinking, would be also keen to know...

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