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Lenses / More EF pancakes?
« on: January 30, 2014, 01:48:39 AM »
Do you think there are going to be more pancake lenses (EF mount)? The shorty-forty appeared to be a great success...  I'm hoping it will spur canon to make others... ~20mm would be nice, especially attached to the 100D!

I know Voigtlander has there Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 II, but a nice AF version would be great!

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Lenses / Re: Canon 135mm or Tamron 24-70mm
« on: January 17, 2014, 05:49:07 AM »
My advice, wait for this new Sig 50mm 1.4 art lens.

+1 great idea!

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To be honest...  I think I have...  I have all the gear I need. I am not, at the moment limited by my equipment, but by my own imagination!

I do not, however, have all the gear I want, nor the finances required to get it! ;)

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Lenses / Re: 17-40/4 L DxO Tested
« on: January 15, 2014, 04:08:09 AM »
I just picked up the 17-40 in Singapore on a whim...  I like it, don't love it, but like it. I chose it over the 16-35 because I don't need the f/2.8, and I am anticipating a new UWA in the next year or so. DxO results do not convince me, nor direct my decision making process. I disagree with a lot of their "conclusions" and not others... 

We should just start a pinned discussion entitled "DxO and all associated rants/complaints".

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Lenses / Re: EF 400mm f/5.6L IS on the Way?
« on: January 01, 2014, 04:23:49 PM »
I would be more interested in a new 300L f/4 IS II! But any new affordable telephoto prime would be most welcome in my opinion!

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Software & Accessories / Black-rapid failure!
« on: December 25, 2013, 09:37:03 AM »
Hi all,

I was snowboarding in the alps the other day, the weather was fantastic so i decided to take my 5Diii with me on my BR sport under my coat. I am a good boarder who rarely falls (unless trying something stupid), so was not concerned with having my camera tucked under my coat. I had the camera locked into the system, but at one point, when opening my coat, the camera somehow got detached and jumped out, bouncing on my board and rolling down the slope for a while before i could catch up! The camera and lens are all fine, thankfully, but my trust in BR is now gone! I have no idea how it got out of the locked loop.

Has anyone else had a problem like this? If not, be careful, it might happen to you, and you might not be as lucky as me (imagine concrete and steps instead of nice soft snow)!

Anyway, happy christmas to you all! And i hope you are having a great day!  :)

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Lenses / Re: Weekend in Singapore
« on: December 10, 2013, 12:15:47 AM »
Singapore Zoo Night Safari, National Orchid Garden, Gardens by the Bay (Flower Dome), Jurong Bird Park, Little India, Robertson Quay ... walk the shopping streets and the underground shopping malls. Eat some chicken rice (no kidding). Bring a WA but also some sort of macro for the incredible flowers. Be prepared for extremely high humidity - sort of dulls the shadows. No need for a flash - just max out your ISO for best effect. Super safe place and everyone is friendly and speaks English. Kind of expensive all around. No bargains here. Water is safe; eat anything you want.

JumboShrip - Top advice thanks! :)

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Lenses / Weekend in Singapore
« on: December 09, 2013, 11:07:01 PM »
Off to singapore for a work conference tonight and will tag on the last weekend for some sight-seeing!

I was thinking of taking 24mm and 40mm. Go wide! Suitable?

Also any advice on places to go/see would be appreciated! :)

Thanks

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I was not convinced by the whole CC shenanigans having already got a LR license...  but in india it is 6 euro/month and even just for PS (which i don't own) I thought it was worth it...  so i jumped in and I can honestly say, i think it is a great service (so far). No regrets! It is the way it is going, you might as well embrace it!

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Software & Accessories / Re: Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« on: November 28, 2013, 11:03:26 PM »
I have LR4 and no PS. In India the subscription is about 6 euro/month....  this deal is a no brainer to me...  I can have LR4 on my other computer, CC LR5 and Photoshop on my main computer! It costs me less than the LR5 upgrade!?!?! 

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Software & Accessories / Re: 5D III - SD card that will write fast?
« on: November 22, 2013, 02:05:28 AM »
I usually format my cards (CF/SD) in camera....  is that better worse? What is the best way to format your cards?

When you format a SD card in camera, you have a option for low level format.  This erases every memory location.  It also takes a very long time.  Once the SD card has been filled, do a low level for fastest speed writing.  It makes no difference for read speed, its write speed that is at issue.


Holycow! My SD card is no longer a snail, merely a lame duck! thanks for the info...  i was starting to question the use of the SD slot at all!

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Software & Accessories / Re: India Tripod
« on: November 20, 2013, 03:39:28 AM »
Things you need to remember is that most places do not allow and enforce the NO TRIPOD rule. Also you can not take them on internal flights as hand luggage...   If you want to be cheeky, get a gorila-pod. ;)

I tend to pack small and light when travelling around, and if i want a long exposure, i find a wall, chair, table, rest it on my jacket/bag on the floor etc... as tripods are troublesome and bring A LOT of attention.

Have fun, enjoy it! For the Taj...  go really early and get in there early when it is empty!

ps - I live in south India.

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Software & Accessories / Re: 5D III - SD card that will write fast?
« on: November 20, 2013, 03:28:18 AM »
I usually format my cards (CF/SD) in camera....  is that better worse? What is the best way to format your cards?

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Landscape / Re: Shooting comet Ison and picking a body
« on: November 19, 2013, 01:28:06 AM »
I spotted the comet this morning, but by the time i grabbed my camera, morning had arrived and it was no longer visible! :(

Tomorrow perhaps! I will be using my 5D mkIII + 70-200II/2xIII combo...  lets see what I can get.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: A really naive person
« on: November 17, 2013, 03:48:20 AM »
Thanks for all the advice, it helps a lot....  At the moment sound is not a priority as I am mainly shooting B-roll, but I would like to get ahead, so all your advice has been great, thanks!

I'll let you know how it all goes! :)

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