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Canon General / Re: Just a mention of the 5D MK III is worth Money
« on: October 03, 2014, 09:40:22 PM »
Someone bought it, that's what surprises me.  The seller is probably upside down on the shipping too.

Jim

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Software & Accessories / Re: Bent tripod leg
« on: October 03, 2014, 07:10:01 PM »
Could you post a photo?  It'd be easier knowing what it looks like.

Jim

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Canon General / Re: Funny things I read on ebay about lens
« on: October 03, 2014, 06:01:30 PM »
The local kijiji page is full of insane prices for old kit, but that is probably true everywhere.  The best clueless thing I've heard was a question about the big stick (my 200-400) about what its zoom ratio was; I said about 2.8 to 1, he didn't seem impressed.  ::)

Jim

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Lighting / Re: First Flash
« on: September 30, 2014, 08:42:51 AM »
Consider the Yongnuo 600 clone, if it works like the Canon one then it is worth it for the interface and the power.

Jim

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Software & Accessories / How to use a non-collar lens on a gimbal
« on: September 29, 2014, 09:45:52 PM »
I'll leave it to the user to decide if this solves a problem or not, but an eBay duplex ARCA-Swiss clamp allows for this; there is still room to move the body down before it contacts the clamp for a collar too.

In the first image it looks like the duplex clamp hangs on by a thread but it in fact has contact over most of its length, and there is room to move it down as well.

The second shows room past a big lens, and I didn't have to move anything.

So if you have one great tripod and a gimbal, there is a least one way to attach a body to it.

Jim

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Next purchase?
« on: September 28, 2014, 01:05:57 PM »
What about a 5D3?

Jim

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Improved Cooling for DSLRs
« on: September 28, 2014, 12:24:05 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised to see a few generations of cameras with some means of channeling heat from the sensor to the outside of the body.  Maybe they could run a heatpipe up to the hot shoe so you could attach a heatsink to that.

Jim

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EOS Bodies / Re: Can "Flicker" feature of 7D2 be a firmware update to the X?
« on: September 28, 2014, 12:07:19 PM »
It'd be nice to have, but if it costs (say) a million in R&D then Canon can either put that effort into the 1Dx and give it way for free (zero profit), sell it (unlikely) or save it for the new pro body and get some of that cost back.

The way I see it such an upgrade is probably physically possible, but unlikely economically.

Jim

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EOS Bodies / Re: Can "Flicker" feature of 7D2 be a firmware update to the X?
« on: September 28, 2014, 01:36:13 AM »
If it's useful, it'll be in the 1Dx II.  :-\

Jim

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Lenses / Re: What telephotos do we own?
« on: September 28, 2014, 12:59:50 AM »
No love for the 200 f2?  Not long enough?

It is certainly expensive enough.  :D

Personally I miss the 300 f/4 I had; great performance, light, small, comparatively cheap.

Jim

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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: September 27, 2014, 11:15:54 PM »
Last weekend in Great Tetons

That light is crazy good, ichetov! Did you use a reflector or flash to bring the bark on those trees up from the shadows, or is it a good use of HDR?

I am curious also, great shot there.

Jim

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A close-up of the North star from the previous.  I wouldn't have zipped them but the forum doesn't allow tiff.  The only adjustment made to the image is the lens profile in LR5.

Jim

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Here is what I got the other night with a 16-35 f/4.  Please keep in mind that I don't do much of this.

Jim

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Photography Technique / Re: Air Show Settings with 100-400mm?
« on: September 27, 2014, 12:57:12 AM »
I'd suggest wide open (maybe down a stop if you have direct sunlight) and trade off ISO for shutter speed.  1/800 will get you a little prop blur and a decent chance of a sharp airframe.  For jets wind the shutter up as far as you can go.  A gimbal will keep the horizon level even if it isn't in frame.  Spot metering and AF worked for me, lots of jazz going on around your subject.  Bring lots of water, snacks, sunscreen, hat, ear plugs, seat etc. 

Jim

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Lighting / Re: Speedlites - How many are enough?
« on: September 26, 2014, 10:53:21 PM »
Two more would make indoor rodeo a lot easier.  Two more past that really opens up some options.  However the four I have now are enough, and external batteries are no small expense to go with them.  (Never mind something to support them!)

Jim

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