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Lenses / Re: Pimped my lens!
« on: August 23, 2013, 02:47:35 AM »
Nice!  ;D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D sensor problem?
« on: August 22, 2013, 08:41:51 AM »
:P All the above posts apply and explain...  :) No problem with the camera, but maybe the user! Luckily for you, it is cheaper to fix than there being a problem with the camera! :)

Lenses / Re: Lens recommendations for upcoming road trip and beyond?
« on: August 22, 2013, 07:51:36 AM »
70-200...  awesome lens! :) Will give you versatility...  don't worry about the weight considering you will be on a road-trip.  Don't forget to get adequate travel insurance for your gear though! :)

Have a great trip, will look forward to see your shots on your return (if you post them here)! :)

PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
« on: August 22, 2013, 07:47:26 AM »
Canon is chasing with this one! ::)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Would a 1 series have survived?
« on: August 22, 2013, 04:30:25 AM »
Nice story, and some daring shots!

Lenses / Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« on: August 22, 2013, 12:40:01 AM »
"Canon will announce an update to the EF-S 55-250 f/3.5-5.6 IS by adding STM and some optical upgrades"

  :-\   :-[ :-[   :'( :'( :'(


Could not agree more! Come on EF(-S) 22mm!

Lenses / Re: Canon 200-400 and Adorama
« on: August 22, 2013, 12:30:48 AM »
Nice lens...  very jealous! :)
Nice that Adorama sorted out the problem...  there is nothing worse than buying something for it to be reduced the next day!

EOS Bodies / Re: Which Canon Picture Style(s) do you use (for photos)?
« on: August 22, 2013, 12:18:20 AM »
I use the RAW picture format.  I use the preview image on the screen to check exposure, but that's about it.

No, you don't.  There's no 'RAW format' - a RAW 'image' can't be viewed.  What you're looking at on the camera's LCD is a JPG image, converted in-camera with whatever settings you have (picture style, ALO, high ISO NR, etc.).  Those settings don't affect the RAW data directly (with the exception of long exposure NR and sort of but not really HTP), but they do affect the JPG preview image stored inside every RAW file, and the histogram is based on that JPG.  So, to the extent that you make exposure decisions based on that review image or histogram, your selected picture style, etc., can affect your RAW images.

Again, another useful comment by Neuro...  here was me thinking because i shot raw, picture styles in camera were unimportant. so...  neuro, which in-camera style settings do you use?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma Announces Mount Conversion Service
« on: August 01, 2013, 10:04:20 AM »
Why not...  seems like a good idea to me! :)

Lenses / Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« on: August 01, 2013, 07:01:25 AM »
hmmmm sooo many options! Thanks for the advice...  i'll keep an eye out in the 2nd market for some of those! :)

Lenses / Re: Gear Advice foe and awesome Greece trip
« on: August 01, 2013, 06:59:00 AM »
That's a lot of gear... I prefer to travel light...  24-105 and 70-200...  24 TS-E and tripod maybe.... 

Enjoy the trip! :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: ISO Setting
« on: July 31, 2013, 03:03:15 AM »
I generally use it unless i specifically want low noise or am shooting portraits with flash etc...

Personal preference... 

Lenses / Re: Canon primes
« on: July 31, 2013, 02:44:35 AM »
Get out there and shoot something meaningful today.

I think that that sums it up for me...  I got into photography because I like to create something beautiful (and i can't paint for $#%^). I buy a lens to expand my abilities or because I need it for a specific task. When it comes to primes, the whole L vs non-L depends on your needs, and I think for the majority of cases a non-L would just as well.  I think a lot of people are lured by the red ring sometimes (myself included) without really considering the non-L primes. The 24 & 28 2.8 IS, 35 2 IS and sigma 35 are all fantastic lenses, and i think could do >90% the same shots as the L equivalents...  however, the L provides the extra for those shots (e.g. low-light and tough conditions).

Saying that, i'm looking forward to getting my 24L II soon. Lucky for me, food is cheap here (India)... :)

Lenses / Re: What's the Difference: 1.4X EF Extender 2 Vs. 3
« on: July 30, 2013, 02:33:17 AM »
So, bottom line is:

1.4x III is slightly better than mk II
2x III is significantly better though.

I have the 2x III and was thinking about getting the 1.4x....  I might just try and pick up a mkII second hand.

thanks for the info all!

Lenses / Re: Sigma 24-70 f/2 OS HSM Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 30, 2013, 02:17:59 AM »
Just wondering, how often do you (the readers) shot at 2.8 and want something faster?

Or is the desire for better AF or ?

This will be a large 24-70 lens (just like the 70-200 F2.8 is larger than the 70-200 F4).  Unless the IQ is significantly better than Canon's at mid apertures, I will skip this lens.

Good point...  And in part i agree, but if it is sharp wide open, it will cramp into some prime lens sales, especially for video guys...  if it close to the IQ of the 24, 28 and 35 IS lenses, it is going to be very appealing.  I agree completely with the sharpness at mud apertures!

as for the weight, IQ, size etc... we will have to wait! :) The more options the better really! :)

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