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Messages - Jim Saunders

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This has to the most photographed lens with the least photos taken in history.

This is why if I buy one I'll get it into 18% gray paint, no sense in the WB in photos of it being all screwy.   :P

Jim

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Lighting / Re: ST-E3-RT and 600EX-RT to trigger Yongnuo?
« on: April 18, 2014, 10:13:15 PM »
Yongnuo is apparently working on a clone of the 600EX-RT, but it isn't out yet; If you can live without a second light for a bit I'd wait and see how it works out.  The other Yongnuo lights may have optical triggering, but no sense spending for that if you're already into Canon's radio system.

Jim

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Calumet Store Closing Sale
« on: April 18, 2014, 04:16:55 PM »
There was a 300/2.8 II in the Rentals window, I inquired about it and was told $3600 (!!!), I pulled out a debit card immediately, but the guy needed to check with the manager if that was a MkI or MkII price, and the manager said none of the rental stuff was for sale.

So close!  :(

Jim

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Lighting / Re: How to tell when Eneloops are running dry in 600EXs?
« on: April 17, 2014, 10:37:59 PM »
I'd hazard a guess that a battery gauge is a feature Canon saves for the next generation of flashes.  I can't see why they couldn't relay the battery status to the master, maybe even just the lowest one in the group.  But then if my aunt something something something.

Jim

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: April 17, 2014, 04:50:35 PM »
I'm in if iq is good as ii

Same, but I can imagine what it would cost...  :-\

Jim

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As an aside using the Canon-supplied gels (or others cut to the same size) in the holder that comes with the flash puts a piece of the material under the flash's gel sensor; on auto or flash WB the data from that sensor will be used to get the WB right.

Jim

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For a slightly different angle I have these for my lights.  Cheap, simple, and they've taken care of me shooting frequently at high output for bullriding.  The chargers that come with will fit two to one of those newer style outlets with the single rectangular hole in the faceplate, which make managing 12 cells per light manageable.

Jim

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Give me reasons to by the 200 f/2
« on: April 16, 2014, 10:58:55 PM »
In your shoes I'd see which of your lenses you use the most and get backup copies before I get a 200 f/2.  After that...  ;)

Jim

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EOS Bodies / Re: 700D card advice please
« on: April 16, 2014, 10:43:40 PM »
Does the card have its write-protect switch set?

Jim

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Photography Technique / Re: How to post-process a HDR image
« on: April 16, 2014, 04:25:46 PM »
With LR5 and PS CS6 you can select the images you wish to use and export them from LR to PS' HDR tool, and there you have options for adjusting things.  After that you can carry on with the resulting TIFF either in PS or LR.  I'm sure others here have different workflows, but this works well enough for me that I haven't felt a need to try a different approach.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Canon 50L - Love or Hate?
« on: April 16, 2014, 01:38:30 PM »
It appears the new Sigma has better IQ for less money than the 50L, so it seems the obvious choice to replace the current Sigma 50 f/1.4 I have now.  Half a stop is something I'd trade off here just fine.   My 0.02.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Landscape lens for backpacking
« on: April 16, 2014, 02:10:52 AM »
What about a 15-85?  It isn't screaming fast but it reviews well.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Landscape lens for backpacking
« on: April 16, 2014, 01:50:57 AM »
Why not rent a 5D something and a 16-35?  No sense buying if it's a one-of job.

Jim

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Canon General / Re: How to remove image information
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:13:00 PM »
Windows 7?  If they show up rotated in Windows Explorer, select the ones you want, right click, select rotate clockwise or counterclockwise.  If they show up normally in Windows Explorer and sideways once you upload them then you have a more interesting problem.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Lens calibration
« on: April 15, 2014, 07:58:54 PM »
Does distance matter for this sort of calibration/testing?  I would imagine it's probably best not to calibrate at MFD or infinity for example.

Reikan suggests 50 x focal length in millimeters for FoCal, I don't have a reason why off the top of my head but it seems to work.

Jim

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