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Messages - Jim Saunders

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Canon General / Re: New Speedlite Coming? [CR2]
« on: July 16, 2014, 02:07:37 PM »
perfect, i dont care about radio triggering from a flash(600ex-rt). all i need is a flash with radio and optical slave, user interface similar to 600ex, zoom head of upto 200mm( most of the 3rd party flashes competing 430ex seem to have it ) as it will help is reducing wastage on tele lenses. price should be below 20000inr(~350$). thats all i need from a new mid range flash from canon.

What about a 600EX?  I don't know what they cost but they fit your bill otherwise.

Jim

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Software & Accessories / Re: Unable to edit Canon 600D Images on DPP4
« on: July 15, 2014, 03:37:55 AM »
I got the same thing, if that's any comfort.

Jim

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Two questions:

What can Canon put into a T6i to make it interesting?

What can another brand put into theirs to make Canon envious?

At the moment I can't think of anything to answer either of those questions.  Anyone?

Jim

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D2 Won't Turn On
« on: July 13, 2014, 09:14:05 PM »

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Canon General / Re: Colombia
« on: July 13, 2014, 03:09:20 PM »
Don't take anything there you're not willing to lose.

Jim

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Street & City / Re: First Car shoot sorta city
« on: July 12, 2014, 12:49:00 PM »
I would do two things: Light up the interior, and remove the license plate.

Jim

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Software & Accessories / Re: Sub $1000 27" monitor for photo editing
« on: July 11, 2014, 09:58:57 PM »
I have an LG 27EA33; it calibrated fine with my i1 Display Pro.  It has a brick power adapter rather than a full-weight cord, unusual but it is one less stiff cable hanging from the back of one's desk.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Yes! Finally, the 70-200 f/2.8 II
« on: July 11, 2014, 08:29:12 PM »
You can get custom-fit plates for the lens - I have an RRS one - but it doesn't extend behind the foot at all, so if you want to move your lens forward in your clamp for better balance (as in with an extender) then you lose clamping area.  The generic ones like the one linked above give you some wiggle room.

I don't make a habit of taking the collar off of mine, if nothing else you can rotate the foot upward and use it as a half-decent handle.  (Footle?)

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Canon 400 f/2.8 II .. times 8!
« on: July 11, 2014, 08:26:35 PM »
COTS parts which they can have repaired if necessary, and probably sell for most of their starting cost?  Why not?

Jim

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Software & Accessories / Re: Canon BG-E13 Flimsy Tripod Mount
« on: July 11, 2014, 01:07:55 AM »
If it's any comfort a 5D2 on a grip on a tripod is pretty wobbly also.

Jim

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Canon General / Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« on: July 10, 2014, 02:16:33 PM »
If I had to pare down I'd keep my 50D, get a 15-85, and keep two of my 600s and the ST-E3-RT.

Now in reality I'm pretty sure I'm going to sell my summer car and get a 200-400, so this is an interesting but highly abstract exercise!

Jim

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Photography Technique / Re: Help me on using tripod
« on: July 10, 2014, 01:53:28 PM »
The weight of the lens is fine for the EF mount, yours weighs about as much as the original 24-70.  If the plate which attaches to the camera is the common ARCA-Swiss style then you can get a longer one so you can balance your camera and lens better.

If it is your first tripod then a few pointers:

If you don't need to raise the center column, don't.
When you put your camera onto the tripod make sure it is properly attached before you let go!
Your tripod probably has a hook underneath the center column, you can hang something weighing a few kilograms to it to keep your tripod steady.
The legs on that one will get sand caught in them, so consider covering them if you go to the beach.

I wouldn't put anything heavier than your heavy lens on that tripod, but you should be ok with it.

Jim

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Sports / Re: Loggersports!
« on: July 06, 2014, 06:27:59 PM »
So I tried the passport idea and got these two; the blues moved more in the histogram than the reds did, which surprised me.  They're AdobeRGB so if they look screwy import them to LR or try Firefox.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: 52mm drop in polarizers - interchangeable?
« on: July 06, 2014, 03:14:04 PM »
Thank you!   The polarizers are the next pair of links on the page, that'll teach me to ask questions at such a late hour!  Judging by the damage for it I'd almost suspect Canon thinks they have a monopoly or something... :o

Jim

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Sports / Re: Loggersports!
« on: July 06, 2014, 04:05:17 AM »
i feel that my camera struggles with reds (t3). a frame-filling red flower is worst case.  they seem to come out really saturated with less than ideal gradation? Blues i feel are a stong point. part of the problem may be that i do not fully understand the relationship between vibrance and saturation in lightroom. I feel like vibrance is how colourful things are, and saturation is how much colour is in the colourful things, if that makes sense. some of these pictures i turned the vibrance up to combat the grey overcast, and the saturation down a tiny bit to combat the red getting messed up. i usually leave saturation alone because it screws up blue skies very quickly, and use vibrance to get richer colours instead.

tldr: camera struggles with red, but it could be my hamfisted post processing as well.

In LR there is the HSL tab on the right, you can adjust those parameters for discrete bands of colours and I found that helped when I shot some photos of a guy in a red shirt which came off the card looking like the man on the right in the last photo.  Anyway I'll give that passport a go with a vivid red subject tomorrow and put up some results.

Jim

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