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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. 

sek


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.

Enjoy.
Surapon

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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.

sek

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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.

sek

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.

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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.

sek

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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.

sek

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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.

Best.

sek

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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.

sek.


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.

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

Not controlled expeperiment.

D10 in this review edges out 5DIII.

Will I switch?  Nope. 

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

sek

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.

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

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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:  http://sekecuador.blogspot.com/

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.

Enjoy.

sek

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

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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.

sek

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

sek

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

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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!

sek

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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.

sek

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