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EOS Bodies / Re: Do Sensors Make the Camera?
« on: August 25, 2014, 05:09:21 PM »
And there is the issue of the lenses.  Once you buy into the ecosystem, it is costly and dare I say, emotionally painful to switch. 

You will have your beloved lenses long after you buy this new camera.


Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200 f4 IS vs Tamron 70-200 f2.8 VC
« on: August 25, 2014, 09:51:50 AM »
The Canon lens is an excellent lens.  As you point out, it produces excellent images (color, contrast, sharpness, brightness, basically, just about anything you could ask for, tracks fast, light, small, easy to carry and use).  What will the Tammy do better?

I love my Canon.  I also have the 70-200 2.8 is II and for travel, the f4 is is way easier to manage, especially with multiple bodies and other big L's.

Think hard before you give up this gem of a lens.


 I have the opportunity to sell my Canon 70-200 f4 IS L at a fair price. I was thinking about selling it and buy a new  Tamron 70-200 f2.8 VC.

I know the Tamron is bigger and quite heavier, but that wouldn't be a problem. My doubts are:

1) Image quality: I don't think the Tamron is as good as the Canon
2) Colors: I don't know about the 70-200, but I have a Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VC and though it's very sharp and has a great stabilizer, it has bland colors. I also have a Canon 16-35 f2.8 L and the colors, compared to the Tamron 24-70, are immensely better, richer, brighter.

Any advice? Thanks!

Lenses / Re: A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« on: August 23, 2014, 12:59:08 PM »
I'll tell you what.

An updated version of the 400 5.6 would have to be truly fantastic because my copy is awesome.

so far this round of rumors lately has for me been a roller coaster.  I have wanted to see some rumors that fire me up, but nothing yet. Would love to see something firm about 1DX II, some revolutionary new sensors (still not sure what we will see yet given the back and forth speculation), and would love to see a 12- 24L.  Just me.


The thorn in my side is a new version of the 400 5.6L. The oldest lens in the line up now yet to be re-worked
IS plus a closer min focus.
Thank you please Canon

I might be interested in that lens, also. But it would have to compete with a new 100-400L.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810 users are seeing spots
« on: August 20, 2014, 02:28:39 PM »
+1 to that


I would never buy a new camera model as soon as it comes out.

With todays manufacturing ethic, it is just two risky.

Same as with the new 7D.  I rather other people be the first to buy/find manufacturing and design errors.

It is kinda like walking through a mine field -- I prefer waiting for the other people to go first.  LoL

My preference is the Mac.  My advice is to get it loaded to the max to begin with because you can't upgrade it later.  I would put the $$$ into memory and the fastest drive (ssd).


Lenses / Re: Help deciding on going full frame
« on: August 16, 2014, 03:28:15 PM »
When you first use the 24-105 you may not understand why people don't rave about it.  Then you may try the 24-70II and you will see for yourself.  When you do, you just might never want to use it again, especially because iq is important to you.  You can zoom with your feet.  Why don't you try both lenses for yourself at a camera store before you buy?


Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 16, 2014, 02:12:23 AM »
Well said.

In the end, specs are great, but how does it really perform in the field?  I for one will be watching and won't be an early adopter.


No wifi or touch screen? Bummer. All future canon prosumer cameras should have BOTH wifi and touch screens IMHO.

Comments like this make me think people don't know how to use a DSLR. DSLRs are devices that you need to instantly change settings on. You need to be able to dial in exposure on a dime when the light changes. Who in the world, ESPECIALLY pros, want to pull the camera away from their face so they can fiddle with a clunky touch screen? It's sad how smartphone mentality is invading every other area of our lives...in many cases, a touch screen is the primitive configuration device, and all the "archaic old buttons and dials" are actually the vastly superior and far more reliable means of controlling and configuring something like a DSLR (or, for that matter, a remote control, an airplane cockpit, or a nuclear launch facility, or pretty much anything where the behavior of a given doodad has to be EXACT, fixed in behavior and place, reliable, hardened against rough activity, instantaneous, and immune to things like software bugs, viruses, etc.)

Touch screens on consumer devices make sense. Touch screens on professional grade devices designed for use by people who know how to train muscle and procedural memory, and prefer instantaneous access to many features of the camera without the need to look at anything, or remove their eye from the viewfinder...are quite frankly the most confusing "innovation" I can think of.

I'm not necessarily against adding a touch screen, but it is FAR from a dealbreaker if one is not included on the 7D II. Same goes for WiFi. It's not an essential...in the end, it does NOTHING for my photography. It's just a handy gizmo that MIGHT make data transfer from the camera to the computer easier. To me, the most critical, fundamental, hell foundational aspects of the 7D line of cameras are frame rate, AF system, metering and sensor. If those things don't add up to a significant upgrade, something like a two-generational update over the 7D I, then I'd be worried.

EOS Bodies / Re: Which body to buy?
« on: August 15, 2014, 12:04:01 AM »
Why don't you wait to see what comes out in the next few weeks and then decide?


Canon General / Re: Carry on restrictions on South African Airways
« on: August 13, 2014, 10:49:06 PM »
A tip:

Bring yourself to buy that vest- a light colored one with webbing to allow ventilation.  You will be so glad that yo did.  You will wear it all the time.


I'm flying SA in September and yes, 8Kg is a bit on the light side.

My plan is:
- Use my wife's handbag for some bits and a small lens (women get a handbag as well as hand luggage).
- Use the pockets in my combat trousers for some other bits and a small lens (just zip the legs off and put those through the scanners to save time emptying packets).
- Ship non-essentials in the hold luggage as I get 2x 23Kg and I've got a Peli-like case that's going to have a Parrot drone, batteries, camera batteries, spare phone, filters, trail cam and batteries, etc.

I suppose a camera vest would work well too, but I just can't bring myself to buy one. 

Just pack what you NEED to pack in your hand luggage.

I did a trip a few years ago and the all-up weight (hand and hold luggage) was only 15Kg.  Now that took some planning to pack and strip stuff down to essentials - battery grips removed, minimal spare batteries, minimal clothes and I "wore" a lot of stuff onto the plane in pockets ;)

Don't forget to enjoy the trip and look atthe wildlife through your eyes  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]
« on: August 13, 2014, 04:25:29 PM »
This looks like the same hardware that the CamRanger uses with their brand name on it.


I expect to try the TP Link TL-MR3040 soon to see how it compares. Only $40.
This is what I use on my 60D.  Works great.  The DSLR Controller app is better than Canon's app and the range on the TP Link is excellent.  I get 30 or so feet -- maybe a bit more -- depending on the environment.  For the money, it can't be beat.

I'm hoping the IQ will significantly increase over what APS-C has to offer now.  If not, I may save my money for a full-frame.
Hi, could you tell me more about how this works please? USB connection from Camera
to TPLink then via the LAN to a Tablet running DSLR Controller?

I am using DSLR Controller from my Tablet direct USB to my 5D, and have played with DSLR Controller
on my smartphone viw WIFI to the Tablet and then USB to the Camera.

Cheers Brain

See this link

EOS Bodies / Re: popup-flash - made a "pro feature"?
« on: August 13, 2014, 04:04:33 PM »

Nice post Surapon.

One time I was out shooting and sadly, my flash died.  I was glad that my 50D had a pop up to catch a Dik Dik in the shadows, which I otherwise would have missed. 


Dear Friends.
Sorry, I am not the PRO,  But some of my Canon DSLR have Pop-Up Flash---Yes, It most use full Fill - in  light when The sun at the back of subject---BUT I must use my DIY White paper as the photos below, or Use my Clean tissue in my pant pocket  cover the Pop-Up flash  and tie  down with rubber band.
Yes, Cheap and work for me , But for Fill flash/ Pop up flash with white paper cover  must to be 4-5 feet distant from the Lens to the face of portrait model----Yes, Instead of cheap white copy paper, We can use the Wax Paper or Translusive Drafting Paper too= Yes It work better than White Copy Paper at the longer distant from the subject.
Yes, I  have a great Boss/ Great Architect ( for 5 Years during 1975 to 1980),who Teach me = " The Great Architects same as the Great Chef , who can use the Chicken's S--t to make a great Chicken Salads"---Yes, Some time Useless Pop-up flash can be the Life saving Photos for the photographers like us,  if we know how to use them.


EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Dual Pixel Phase Detect AF While in AI Servo
« on: August 12, 2014, 09:29:21 PM »
The prospect of improved AF is exciting no matter what the technology.  I can't wait to see what comes and how it actually performs in the field.  I also can't wait to see what bodies it comes it.  Hopefully the new sensors won't be hampered by the new technology.


Lenses / Re: Tamron 150 600 woes
« on: August 12, 2014, 09:14:02 PM »
With the exception of my cheapo Samyang 14mm 2.8, all my lenses are L and all need some afma.  You are lucky I guess.


I knew it was a problem because images were not in focus on my 60d.

Yes, i could afma on 5d3 but I refuse to spend 1000£ on a lens that doesn't work on both my bodies. I have 9 lenses all of which are calibrated perfectly (no afma require at all) across both bodies.

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.


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