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Software & Accessories / Re: CarrySpeed straps vs The Rest
« on: September 02, 2013, 08:35:03 PM »
I will comment on the pin, securing system.

The pin and securing system is very heavy duty, and well constructed.  It has an o ring to slide down so that the screw collar that secures the ball in the connector does not come undone (sorry, I can't articulate this more clearly).  I have a 5D3 and have used it with my heavy 7-200 2.8l is II and my long 400 5.6L and there is no problem with the system holding up.  Of course, I am paranoid and have long ago learned to check connections several times throughout the day.  The wider neoprene strap helps to spread out the pressure and is "bouncy" which helps with shoulder fatigue, a good thing.

... and can use the F1 plate with the SpiderHolster system without any changes.
Thanks for posting. Yes I was wondering about that. I use SpiderHolster system and to have that degree of interchangeability could be the deal clincher. Can I ask if the pin on the F1 plate is engineered as well as the SpiderPro part? There is a great deal of trust resting on that pin. I have trusted the SpiderPro with occasionally unreasonable weights for years with 100% zero issues.


Sports / Re: AMA Motorcross - Red Bull Nationals
« on: September 02, 2013, 07:48:04 PM »
Awesome pics!

This is not my genre but I have tried it before, so I know how difficult these shots are to get.  That said- awesome job.

My favs are #1&2.  # 4 is totally different with the panning effect, and that too is great.  I always forget to pan for some reason, so great use of this technique.


EOS-M / Re: Mount EF, EF-S or L lens on EOS-M --- Your thought???
« on: September 02, 2013, 04:06:08 PM »
Newegg has them on sale for $309.00.

Canon EOS M (6609B074) Black 18 MP 3.0" 1040K LCD Compact Mirrorless System Camera with EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Kit

EOS-M / Re: Mount EF, EF-S or L lens on EOS-M --- Your thought???
« on: September 02, 2013, 03:35:35 PM »
OK Dylan 777

The pic you posted is just not right!

Now I will have PTSD, and every time I see him in a movie I will have this pic in my mind.


is there any point trying to defend one point or the other?

haters gonna hate lol

The word hate might be too strong here. There is no right or wrong shooting M with much larger lens. It just WACKY looking to me ;D

Software & Accessories / Re: CarrySpeed straps vs The Rest
« on: September 02, 2013, 03:04:41 AM »
I have one and like it very much.  Well made.  I like the pull that adjusts the height of camera on the hip.  I like the double lock on the connectors-just for safety.

The camera plate works fin but... The Arca-swiss groove, I guess, for safety reasons, isn't cut through so there is only one way to slide the camera on the tripod.  Additionally, it doesn't play well with a gimbal head, especially if you have a PW transmitter (even a tt5).  You might get by with a Wimbrerely P8 parallel plate in this instance ($85 USD + s&H).  On a ball head just fine.

What I like about it is the wide band and neoprene really distributes the weight and acts as a shock absorber so carrying heavy gear is less painful on my old bones.

The disconnect system of the strap to the plate is way cool, and reliable.  The product is well made.  I like mine.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How strong is the hotshoe?
« on: August 31, 2013, 10:49:50 PM »
You will regret doing that.  And it will be expensive as well as painful.

Video & Movie / Re: Timelapse reel for 2013
« on: August 31, 2013, 07:01:56 PM »
Very nice.

Tell me please what software did you use to make this?

EOS Bodies / Re: 70D vs D7100 ISO Comparison at 100%
« on: August 31, 2013, 06:58:51 PM »
Regardless of results, I am not about to "jump ship", like a recent poster, just for a test.  Now if a new Canon body or lens came out that had some great feature or spec that I had to have, that would be another story.  However, the point has been mad many times, it is the whole system that counts.  Not withstanding the validity of this test.

Check with nursing staff regarding picture taking in public places in the hospital.  Strict HIPAA laws are in effect and you can get in "trouble" if other people wind up in the picture without permission.

Thank God.
Knowing this, now I won't have to sell all my gear just for the far superior dynamic range of the Nikon sensors (sarcasm there).  My 5D III frame rate is fine whatever it is for me, and I shoot wildlife. 

My way of thinking, even if Nikon was a superior system, and I got that system, I would still be the weak link in the entire system.  All things being what they are, I'm sticking with Canon, and working on getting better at the craft. regardless of fps, and dr.

The recently reignited debate about sensors performance and Nikon's superiority have led me to post this to make the canon users feel better!

If you shoot sports/wildlife you might want to take consecutive shots, FPS is important.
If you shoot raw, buffer may be an issue  .

Here is 3 seconds of action

3 seconds of action

d800 : 12 shots
d7100: 14 shots(at best, the buffer is terrible)
d600 :  16 shots
6d     : 14 shots (AF might be an issue)
5dIII: 18 shots
7d   : 24 shots
1d4 : 30 shots (if you want to buy, it must be second hand)
d4  :  30 shots (high price)
1dx : 36 shots (high price )

The only affordable nikon ( so excluding 5-6K$ cameras like d4) that has a decent enough frame rate and buffer IMO is the d600. Well the d600 lacks the AF system that the d7100 and d800 have..., it's autofocus is far inferior to those....

In the canon segment, I think the 7d, 5dIII and 1d4 are all wonderful alternatives (the 70d should have 16 shot buffer, so you might get 19-21 shots in 3 seconds).

The 5d3 focus system is better than that of the d600, the 1d4 focus system is also better.
I am not sure if the 7d/70d focus system trumps the d600.

All in all you have a lot more choice for sports/wildlife on the canon side!

Lenses / Re: Is it possible to correct a coating on a lens?
« on: August 30, 2013, 06:50:03 PM »
I don't believe that this minor defect will ever affect your images.  You will have to live with it.  I feel your pain.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Save $50 on Adobe Lightroom 5 at B&H
« on: August 29, 2013, 09:31:32 PM »
To LR 5 users, sorry if this was answered before, but is it worth the upgrade from LR4 (besides the better splash screen, mentioned in a prior thread)?

Software & Accessories / Re: Gitzo GT2531 or 3531?
« on: August 29, 2013, 09:29:48 PM »
No experience with the tripods, but likely for weight/size restrictions, you likely won't be able to bring it to Africa.  Also, depending on your safari, you will likely be mostly in a vehicle, and they will likely supply a bean bag.  So, probably don't use this as a decision point.

Hope that helps.


Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 28, 2013, 11:06:00 PM »
I'm ready for a great new lens.  I hope I don't have to sell the house to get it though.

Technical Support / Re: Need Help = " How to shoot this kind of Photo"
« on: August 27, 2013, 11:48:41 AM »
Experiment with shutter speed 1/400 should be a good starting point.  Place the subject between you and the sun (she is back lit).  I would advise setting the camera on the fastest exposure rate possible, and keep trying.  Check your exposures, and histograms.  Watch you f stops.  Shouldn't be that hard as she is fixed in one position.  Lighting will be important so choose the time of day later in the afternoon, with good sun.


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