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Messages - Jim Saunders

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Software & Accessories / Canadian source for SD cards in bulk?
« on: September 20, 2014, 09:51:13 PM »
Anyone?  I'm after the 400x 16GB pro SD cards particularly, fifty or so of them.

Jim

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How about angle data embedded into the exif data?  The ability to automatically level images to the horizon (in post) would be useful.

Jim

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Black & White / Re: Animals in Black and White
« on: September 20, 2014, 01:22:55 PM »
5D III, Sigma 50A, flash off the ceiling, shot blind, got lucky.

Jim

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I'd love PIP for LV magnification - i.e. only magnify the picture in the selection rectangle, while maintaing the whole composition in the original frame. Just an option to turn on/off, not a replacement of how the current LV works.

This!  I was trying to shoot at the zoo, and this would have helped a lot to get the focus and composition at the same time.

Jim

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Regional Boards / Lens rentals in western Belgium?
« on: September 19, 2014, 08:13:45 PM »
Anyone know a place?  I'd prefer a Schneider 2.8/50 PC but a Canon 24 TS is probably useable.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Brand New 300mm f/2.8L IS II or 2nd Hand 400mm f/2.8 L IS
« on: September 18, 2014, 11:53:06 PM »
I'd factor the cost of service into the 400, but I'd lean in that direction.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Lenses that you want Canon to release next
« on: September 18, 2014, 08:33:39 PM »
I want a work over of the normal to short telephoto lenses with is, like the 24, 28, and 30 is.

Maybe I get you wrong (or incompletely) but what is missing for you from the 16-35 f/4?

Jim

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EOS Bodies / Re: LP-E6N on the 7D MK II
« on: September 18, 2014, 09:56:28 AM »
The advertised figures show no difference in capacity between them, so why worry?

Jim

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EOS Bodies / Re: LP-E6N in 5DMK III
« on: September 18, 2014, 12:18:19 AM »
If the N batteries are built to more recent Japanese safety standards, they might end up being easier to carry on flights; they're small compared to laptop batteries but non-trivial.  Other than that I don't see any reason other than availability to make the change.

Jim

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EOS Bodies / Re: LP-E6N in 5DMK III
« on: September 17, 2014, 11:39:19 PM »
We need someone who has used the new battery for 1D X (LP-E4N) in a 1DsIII, 1DIII or 1DIV and can tell if it had a longer life compared to the LP-E4.

That wouldn't be a directly useful comparison: the LP-E4N is advertised as having an additional 150 mA·h capacity over the LP-E4, while the capacity for the LP-E6 and E6N is advertised at 1800 mA·h.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Lenses that you want Canon to release next
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:55:05 PM »
Lenses that I think Canon has the capability to produce in the near future:

Now for the lenses I *personally* fantasize about seeing Canon make, but doubt they can or will:

8.  EF 300/1.8L USM.  Canon has designed and patented it, at least on paper.  It would be a beast, but without a doubt, there would be nothing remotely comparable in the 135mm format world.

Your first four seem probable.  #8 not so much, but I guarantee you I'd rent the hell out of one if it ever happened!

Jim

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EOS Bodies / Re: AE-1 Styled DSLR from Canon?
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:12:38 PM »
Do I need something like that?  No.  Would I play with it at a camera store?  Probably.  Maybe run off enough to keep one at each camera store just for the sake of a conversation piece.

Jim

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Another angle:  If I was going to buy your lens, I'd give you its value given its cosmetic condition less repairs and shipping; as long as you have the box etc then I regard it as worth fixing.

Jim

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EOS Bodies / Re: How can we improve on 5D3 to 5D4?
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:01:53 PM »
actually i wasn't kidding at all. i get the sense i know a great deal more about Ti and carbon fiber than you guys do. not only that you guys must not very active people, tons of stuff is made from these products these days. you certainly can buy a Ti carbon weave racket just about anywhere. expensive? well, not in the amount we're talking about for a camera body. In the fields of racing/aero/space these items have been around for decades.... my watch is solid Ti, my motorcycle is made up many large pieces of Ti, carbon, aluminum, mag, a ceramic aluminum sintered matrix, and some good old steel as well. i know what i'm talking about. berylium? please, how about econel? you don't know nuthin' about metals or tennis.

Perhaps you mean Inconel?  Show me a titanium camera housing, or a carbon fiber one, and we'll talk.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: how to get 300 2.8
« on: September 17, 2014, 12:05:07 AM »
Two fliers on the plot:

200 f/2.8 & crop; it could work if you're not producing big prints.

300 f/4: Sharp, cheap, light weight, if you can afford a stop.

I put these to you as questions to consider to make sure you need to spend for a 300 f/2.8; you're the one who knows for sure.

Jim

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