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EOS Bodies / Re: Suggestions of a Canon MF announcement at Photokina!
« on: August 11, 2014, 09:09:01 AM »
How much of a demand could there be for such a camera?  There is all this talk and hype, but anybody have a guess at all?  With the cost of them and perhaps new lens designs etc., I can't see this as a huge seller.  I may be way off base here.  What segment would want them.

Thanks-  just curious, not intending a flame war.


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Another Nikon full-frame
« on: August 10, 2014, 01:13:32 AM »
More isn't better.  With yearly upgrades, the camera depreciates like crazy.

On the other hand, let them innovate and keep pressure on canon, we can only benefit.  Granted Canon are slow to introduce new models by comparison, but generally, more cautious and value is retained longer.


Another take on what has already been said. 

I use Macs (Pro's, iMacs).  I have tried to edit on both.  One of the problems is that the Apple screens tend to be way too bright.  Looks great but if you try to print from that image, it will be way off.  Try to calibrate the screen, with available Spyders or X-rite and they come somewhat close, but not exact.  Of course, the image will look different on different screens too.

Obviously, I prefer Macs.  If you feel that you want this Mac, and that it will be powerful enough (I am sure it will), and it will meet other needs to be useful for more than just photos, get it, you will love it.  It will certainly power a monitor that will allow you to get accurate calibration.

I love the glossy screen by the way, so that has never been an issue for me.



Lighting / Re: Cold shoe recommendation for 600EX-RT
« on: August 08, 2014, 04:16:16 PM »
I use the rrs cold shoe and it does the job well, and securely.

When the flash locks in, you know it is in.


Well damn, I wasn't really planning on upgrading my cold shoes, but those RRS shoes look quite nice.

Yeah, they are. I just bought a set for my 600's based on recommendations here and they arrived today. The feet slide right in and lock down tight - exactly what I was hoping for to both speed up and secure attaching flashes to stands. Like everything RRS it would be great if they weren't 4x the price of competing kit, but you sure can't knock the quality and service.

Reviews / Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« on: August 08, 2014, 04:06:52 PM »

Not controlled expeperiment.

D10 in this review edges out 5DIII.

Will I switch?  Nope. 

Will I get the 1DX or 1DXII- yep!


just for the sake of a civilized discussion... ;)

Yeah like that will happen. 

Do you also dangle red capes infront of bulls?   ;D

This should be entertaining.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 07, 2014, 05:25:47 PM »
OK now

Video & Movie / Re: The Galapagos Islands
« on: August 07, 2014, 02:50:43 PM »
I would caution you to be very careful in Guayaquil as it is a high crime area, and a great place to loose your kit.  You likely will have a stopover here.  If you do have a day here, consider going on the malacon.  I posted some information on a blog that I made:

My lady had her credit card info stolen by the hotel so I would advise bringing more than one credit card and let the company know that you are going away.



Good job!  I'm going in early November and your video has me psyched!  Any tips appreciated!

Video & Movie / Re: The Galapagos Islands
« on: August 07, 2014, 02:46:31 PM »
Awesome shooting Danz.  I have never explored video with my 5DIII, but now you have me reconsidering.

Please post more.


Reviews / Re: Lens security
« on: August 06, 2014, 10:00:37 PM »
Heartbreaking.  Makes me want to head bash them for you.


Landscape / Re: Yellowstone and Grand Tetons
« on: August 06, 2014, 06:35:52 PM »
Stunning shots Ray.

Site Information / Re: Post Precessing Section
« on: August 06, 2014, 02:28:13 PM »
Love it!

My 2 cents, keep it topical, with each topic simple and say, about 5 minutes max.  Have them somewhere that we can refer back to so that when needed, they are available.  Great idea!


Very nice indeed.

I loved the lion cub jumping series.  Excellent shots.  My personal preference for wildlife is to have the shot look like it does in the bush.

I'm off to S. Africa Next October, so it is a long wait for me.

Keep posting.


Wimberly works great.  Best?  What are your criteria?

If I could justify it, I'd likely go with the RRS because it breaks down for smaller footprint during travel.  It may also be lighter and smaller assembled.

That said, these are not inexpensive, I am very happy.  I use a lens coat to protect the gimbal and equipment from the gimbal when I travel.

Either way, can't go wrong.


Safari vest to offload weight- they don't count that as carry on.

300 2.8 when the image matters.


Canon General / Re: Carry on restrictions on South African Airways
« on: July 29, 2014, 08:18:03 AM »
Absolutely get the safari vest as it is not counted as carry on.  Get light color with plenty of ventilation built in.  You may also need to get a second seat for the weight that will allow you to carry.  Anything you check may be missing when you land.


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