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Software & Accessories / Re: Louis Vuitton bag
« on: March 03, 2014, 01:17:20 PM »
What overpriced crap. >:( Now a Gucci camera bag would be TOTALLY worth it.  ::)

Photography Technique / Re: Photography fail moments !!!
« on: February 07, 2014, 10:38:07 AM »
I was recently traveling and was in the aisle seat. The pilot announced that we were flying over Mumbai. The lady in the window seat whipped out a 70D from her bag, flash popped on and she proceeded to take photos of Mumbai from about 10000 ft with the flash on.

I still remember the shock on her face when she checked the LCD after taking the photos and them commenting ... This is supposed to be a good camera!!!  :o

I'm guessing you left out the part where you politely showed her how to get the shot she was trying. ;) Even with my limited skills and experience, I have been able to help out quite a few people who were trying to capture special moments (kid's sports, special events, group photos, etc.). It's an incredible look on someone's face when you show them what they can achieve with their "crappy" cameras if they take some time to learn more about it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Hybrid Viewfinder Coming To Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: January 15, 2014, 10:49:05 AM »
Sounds interesting. If true, does that mean Canon thinks this development (hybrid viewfinder) somehow eclipses the touch focus (by introducing it in 7DII instead of 70D)? Or maybe it is just another option. But I fail to see what is the big advantage of the hybrid viewfinder over the larger back screen (other than power consumption/visability in adversely bright situations).

I'm sure someone smarter than me (low threshold) can point out the additional advantages.  ;D

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Officially Released
« on: December 23, 2013, 04:39:36 PM »
My YN-E3-RT arrived today. Nice build, quick setup, works great so far. Tested single flash setup,  groups, adjusting settings, turning units off/on, AF assist lamp, etc. I'm glad I waited for the YN version. No complaints whatsoever.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon announces waterproof, shockproof MILC
« on: September 19, 2013, 11:26:44 AM »
Bravo, Nikon. It's great to see boundaries being pushed in the MILC marketplace. If I had this specific need (ecotourism, snorkeling, etc.), I'd be all over it.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: September 12, 2013, 01:42:15 PM »
Really like that lens and it works well on crop and FF, with two different flavours ;-)
Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy the pics you post!

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: September 12, 2013, 10:59:38 AM »
I just read 50 1.4 review and completely have no idea why NOONE mentions about its huge problems with AF.
I've never had this issue, at least not that I know of (also using a 5D3)... but I also don't necessarily do focus calibration tests. I take photographs of subjects, and if they're "off" I adjust (I've done this with my Sigma 35 1.4 slightly).

Anyone else have this issue?
Nope. Used same lens/body combo for about 6 months before finding the 1.2L for a bargain.

I suspect I can answer why no one else mentions this huge issue: Nobody else is having the same issue as the poster asking the question.  ;) Let's see: 1 body, 7 copies of the same lens. What are the common denominators here?

Canon General / Re: Guess who! :)
« on: September 09, 2013, 09:25:36 AM »
Megan Fox  ::)
It would be a dead giveaway if the thumbs were visible in frame. (If you don't know to what I am referring, google it.)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Can this 7D package be worth over $9500?
« on: September 09, 2013, 09:16:22 AM »
Nah. I'd say no more than $9450, tops. ;)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: RAW or JPEG
« on: September 08, 2013, 11:28:27 PM »
100% Raw I need all the help I can get too cover my crap technique..
You beat me to the punch. This is exactly my attitude!  :D

True that. Hard to say whether it hurts more to pay it at the time of sale or at end of the year.

Saw those a couple days ago and was surprised. Thoughts of a 300mm 2.8 ii floated through my head briefly until I realized that with tax, it's only about $300 off amazon price for a new one.

Software & Accessories / Re: Joby strap
« on: September 05, 2013, 08:41:09 PM »
Also keep in mind that with the Joby you need the UltraPlate to use it with an Arca head.
Not true at all. As i mentioned in the thread referenced by the OP, I use the RRS B2-FAB-F with my arca plates. I assume most of the Black Rapid users employ the same solution.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d MkIII reliability
« on: September 04, 2013, 05:48:58 PM »
I've used my 5D3 in light rain (including at an amusement park with mist coming off of fountains/rides) with appropriately weather-sealed lenses. Ditto for humid rainforest conditions. No problems at all.

Software & Accessories / Re: CarrySpeed straps vs The Rest
« on: September 03, 2013, 01:57:04 PM »
I've used the Joby UltraFit Sling Strap for about 8 months now and I love it.


I liked the idea of the Black Rapid strap, but was concerned with the scratching issue (from the carabiner) reported by a number of users. The UltraFit has a unique connector which makes it a non-issue. The quality of the strap and all the hardware is very high.

I really like the quick-adjustment on the strap. Makes it simple to move from being tucked close to the body and quick extension to eye-level. Plus you can lock it into a specific position with no effort.

For switching between body and lenses, I use the RRS B2-FAB-F flat-back clamp.


Just thought I'd throw my (admittedly virtually-worthless) endorsement out there.  :D I'm actually surprised I never hear anyone mention it or see anyone else using it.  ???

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