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Lenses / Re: What is the perfect lens for street photography?
« on: April 26, 2014, 03:53:25 AM »
For me, it is wider...  I love my 24L on my 5D mkIII...  I like to get up-close and personal...  :)

Most of these shots are with that combo:

Again, I don't worry about focusing so much, as it is wide the dof is always large enough to get it roughly right! :) Also i feel street photography is not a clinical photography, sometimes the imperfections is what makes the image so enticing...  just my opinion!

On the other hand...  my wife love her 40mm pancake on her 100D! Small and less obtrusive! :)

Lenses / Re: A lightwight wildlife lens
« on: April 26, 2014, 03:47:37 AM »
Thanks...  I had forgotten about that gem!

I will have to take her round a few shops and let her feel them.... 

Lenses / A lightwight wildlife lens
« on: April 26, 2014, 02:58:44 AM »
Hi all,

My wife and I go on wildlife safari a lot, and until now she has been using my 24-105 on her 100D...  she wants a longer lens, but does not want anything too big or heavy, but good IQ (not a big ask eh?)...

I initially thought of the 300 f/4L IS, but it heavier than I thought...  then i thought about the 70-200 F/4L IS...  200 being 320mm on her crop body. It is lighter and smaller...  it also works well with the 1.4x tc.

Any other thoughts/ideas/suggestions?

I already have the 70-200 2.8 IS II, but my wife finds that too heavy and uncomfortable. Unfortunately (?) she has become accustomed to good glass and I am in no position to argue about how much we should spend on it.

Canon General / Re: $10,000
« on: April 25, 2014, 01:56:17 PM »
I guess if I had nothing I would get:

5d III
24-70 II
70-200 II

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« on: April 25, 2014, 02:26:45 AM »

Good one! :)

Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
« on: April 14, 2014, 01:55:55 AM »
Nice review, I was interested to see how it did...

I'm still rocking my 50 1.8, and have been in the market for a new lens, but am in no rush and will wait to see what problems arise from it! ;)

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom Mobile Version Official
« on: April 08, 2014, 06:31:18 AM »
Glad it is included in CC...  I will have a play with this for sure! :)

I don't worry when it is light rain, if it is heavy and I am going to be out in it for a while and i am caught unplanned I use a plastig bag i keep in my bag(s) for such occasions. :)

Cut a whole in the bottom, plonk your lens through it and secure it with you lens hood. boom...  a small, disposable, recycled, cheap make-do rain cover.  It can also double a bin! :P

I let my 'weather sealing' do the rest! :)

Software & Accessories / Re: BlackRapid FAIL - grrrrrr
« on: April 08, 2014, 12:16:20 AM »
In case anyone is interested....

My lens got repaired for 44000 INR (735 USD) and blackrapid are going to pay for the repairs, which is nice of them!

No matter what you say about their straps, they stand behind their product and believe in it. I am still using my black-rapid strap but have attached a leash from the strap to the camera body as a safety line. I am also uber paranoid and don't rely on it!

If you use a BR strap be aware, use the lockstar and a leash too....

this is what a lens looks like after flying off of a moving jeep... 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Back button AF problem
« on: March 30, 2014, 01:34:50 PM »
OK, i've sorted it!

In custom controls, on the AF-ON selection press <Info> then set to manual point selection over register. :)


thanks for the help, it got me in the right direction!

(I DL'ed the pdf and searched it...  knowing what to search for helped!) :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Back button AF problem
« on: March 30, 2014, 01:24:30 PM »
You registered the center AF point.  To cancel it, hold down the AF point selection button, then press the ISO/FEC button.

It did not solve the problem!

I have held down the AF point selection button and while held down pressed and held the ISO/FEC button
I have pressed the AF point selection button then pressed and held the ISO/FEC
I have pressed the AF point selection button then pressed the ISO/FEC

Non of these have worked! Am i doing something wrong?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Back button AF problem
« on: March 30, 2014, 09:09:39 AM »
Awesome, thanks! I'll try this when I'm home! :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Back button AF problem
« on: March 30, 2014, 08:15:58 AM »
Yep... It jumps to the centre while pressed, focuses on the centre, then when I release the AF-on, jumps back to where I had placed the AF point! :(

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Back button AF problem
« on: March 29, 2014, 11:24:36 PM »
Hi guys,

I switch to back-button AF but have a very annoying problem. Whenever i move my AF point then press the back-button AF, the AF point jumps to the centre, focuses, then moves back the starting point, missing my chosen focus...  I can't see how to turn this off?  Any help?

I know I have read about this on the forum before, but i failed to find it, so sorry for the repetition!

Software & Accessories / Re: BlackRapid FAIL - grrrrrr
« on: March 13, 2014, 02:09:54 AM »

I watched it go down, the boat was going at around 18kts so by the time we got back to where it had entered the water it was too late to recover it.


I think you win in terms of loss...  I think if i where you i would have just followed it off of the boat!  I did the same on the jeep, jumped right on after my camera! When i think back it was maybe not the best decision considering the jeep was moving, but my cat like reflexes did my well!

I should get my lens back tonight, I hope it is all fine.... 

I have been in contact with BR and they have been quite nice (kudos to them). they asked me "How do you feel we can make this situation right for you?" So i asked them to pay for the repair bill...  lets see what they say about that! Will keep you posted!

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