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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.


And closeness or distance from the source to the subject.


A "softbox" made from "robust ABS plastic"?  Wouldn't that be a hard box?   ;)

Still small though! Unless you like harsh light.

Exactly.  The 'softbox' is barely larger than the bare flash head, and the bounce door is about the same size as the flash head.   Since light softness is proportional to the apparent size of the light source (relative to the subject), I can't see this being more than minimally effective as a diffuser or bouncer.  The only thing that looks like interesting and useful functionality is the gel cassette, which means no cutting/velcro are required. 

I think it's main advantage is the lead-off line:  "A next generation flash modifier worthy of being seen on any camera..."  In this case, function doesn't follow form.

"  Since light softness is proportional to the apparent size of the light source (relative to the subject), I can't see this being more than minimally effective as a diffuser or bouncer. " = + 100 FOR ME TOO.

EOS Bodies / Re: One other hoped-for feature on the 7D2
« on: July 29, 2014, 01:25:43 AM »
I understand what you mean, and it is not schizophrenic.  I have wished this feature myself, and I usually shoot manual.  It would be really nice to be sure.


On my 5DIII this just works.  What body are you using?
I have a 5DIII also. Sorry for my poorly worded initial post as well as going offline for 8 hours after posting (post-and-run...).

I think that eventually people understood what I was getting at. I know that I can shoot in M mode with a fixed shutter, fixed f/stop, and auto-ISO. However, EC isn't an option in that setting. I double-checked the user manual and it says that "exposure compensation can be set in the P/Tv/Av shooting modes". All that I'm hoping for in upcoming cameras is to add M* to the supported modes for exposure compensation, where M* = M with auto-ISO enabled.

I guess that the thinking is that if you are in M, then the two dials would most often be used to adjust the shutter speed and the f/stop, so you run out of dials to adjust EC.

Here's another helpful tip for you.  Get this book:

"Speedlighter's Handbook"  by Syl Arena.  This book will really help you with your flash work.


Canon General / Re: What do you Cheap Out On?
« on: July 29, 2014, 12:19:11 AM »
I didn't know this vice, er... hobby had a "cheap". ???

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