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Messages - Jim Saunders

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EOS Bodies / Re: Differences in color of lcd screens
« on: August 30, 2014, 10:48:08 PM »
It would be nice, but not yet.  A calibratable off-camera monitor is a feature they could add a generation or two from now though...

Jim

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Further to my last:  I put a 600EX-RT on a 1Dx set as master.  I put another light loose set as a slave.  With that they lit up as per normal.  A third light on a 5D2, set as master, lit the link button in amber just like it says in the manual, and both bodies triggered the slave light just fine.  CPS missed that one.

Jim

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Let me try it.  Off the top of my head you can run multiple masters just fine.

Jim

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The previous cat shots I have here were composed by moving the subject in front of the camera; this is a 100% crop of one composed by moving the camera at a more stationary subject.  It is also stopped down to f/2.8.  The lens profile in LR5 aside it is unaltered.

TL;DR This lens works.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Permanent price drops
« on: August 30, 2014, 02:41:13 PM »
or their profits are SO good they want to offer us a bit of a gift?

As a wise man once penned, pull the other one, it's got bells on it.

;)

Jim

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Like I said I had the cat under one arm, so even if I was still she usually isn't.  AF has been good so far; AFMA by eye yielded -15 but it appears stable.  I haven't tried FoCal yet.

Jim

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For having spent some more time with it, I now regard mine as worth the investment.

Jim

Hey Jim!

Were you focusing on the cats eyes here?
Not by design, cat under one arm, trigger in the other.

I'm not sure if it's me but the image looks almost like it's very soft or not in focus.

You tell me.  Dialing the shutter speed up might have helped, but given the choice between 1/250 and a happy cat versus HSS and claws, I'll take the happy cat.

Jim

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For having spent some more time with it, I now regard mine as worth the investment.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Your favorite older EF lens
« on: August 29, 2014, 02:20:08 PM »
The 300 f/4.  Light, sort-of cheap, great images out of it.

Jim

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Software & Accessories / Re: Problem with Canon Tripod Mount C (70-300L)
« on: August 29, 2014, 12:03:19 PM »
That is new to me.  My 70-200 and the 300 f/4 I had never had a problem like that.

Jim

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Canon General / Re: CPS Canada - No (more?) welcome package?
« on: August 27, 2014, 12:37:12 AM »
Yes, I'm a new member.  This somewhat dated link has a peek at what to expect; I wouldn't yawn but I'd take a couple of their center-pinch lens caps and that shiny red strap first.

Jim

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Canon General / Re: CPS Canada - No (more?) welcome package?
« on: August 26, 2014, 11:44:01 PM »
I just read the (form) letter again; it came with a card but nothing else.  I'll see what I can get from the member portal.  Huh.  I know its cliché but the CPS strap might be a fitting addition to my 50D.

Jim

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Macro / Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« on: August 25, 2014, 11:02:34 PM »
I found a cobweb running toward one of my light stands today; what else could I do?  This one was maybe a quarter-inch across at rest, a couple flashes bounced from above, one from below, Tamron 90mm macro.

Jim

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There is no replacement for the 200-400 for that range; The 70-200 is brilliant by itself but doesn't go well with a 2X - I've tried.  What about a 300 f/4 or a 400 f/5.6 and 5D3?  Or a Sigma 120-300?  Either way you'd get some more reach without giving up all your money.

To answer your latest question, I'd put the 70-200 on a crop body before I try it with the extender.

Jim

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
« on: August 23, 2014, 11:24:47 PM »
This one was cropped slightly (from 5184 to 4411 wide) and given a little post in LR5, but no NR and no sharpening; 1/640 f/5.6 ISO 250, resized on export. 

Jim

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