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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! :)

Lenses / Re: Wide Angle lens for my 6D
« on: July 30, 2013, 12:14:59 AM »
I'm going to suggest something else...  Tokina 17mm AF Pro f/3.5....  can get it off of ebay for fairly cheep and it is meant to be really nice, though i have never used it myself! :) You could probably sell it for the same price afterwards too if you so desired! :)

Good luck and have fun with whatever you buy/rent! :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Condensation in my 5d MKIII
« on: July 29, 2013, 11:49:36 PM »
Most people that I told my story to said that I had really bad luck. I wrote the story here to let people know that the mk3 isn't really bomb prof as it looks. It's an awesome camera, but you need to take care of it. I'm happy to hear that your camera will be fine.
Happy shooting!

I think you were unlucky dude...  it is a sad story.  good luck!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Condensation in my 5d MKIII
« on: July 29, 2013, 11:45:12 PM »
Dry it out with silica gel bags if it turns out to be a issue.

Dried it out nicely in a climate/moisture controlled dust free and even sterile environment (the joys of being a scientist is that i have access to such places). :)

Lenses / Re: Sigma 24-70 f/2 OS HSM Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 29, 2013, 10:46:22 PM »
I am pro options...  and this is another option! great...  but i will contain my excitement until it is announced and reviewed! Until then, i will plod along with my 24-105, which i would probably keep even if i did buy the sigma 24-70 based on the fact it has weather sealing...  :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Condensation in my 5d MKIII
« on: July 29, 2013, 06:36:17 AM »
in case anyone reads this and is interested, i spoke to canon services who said it should be fine, but to send it in for a clean/inspection anyway to be sure...  If there is damage i would rather know before it stops at an inconvenient moment. I'll let you know the findings when i get it back... 

In the future i will deffinately keep it bagged between conditions, but in this case, it was very unexpected!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dpreview tested the 100D
« on: July 29, 2013, 01:34:01 AM »
Its interesting if you compare this to the 6D and the 5DMKIII with the comparison chart the 5DMKIII's Metering & focus accuracy is quite a lot worse than both the 6D and 100D, which we all know isnt true...

I have long since ignored the comparison tool of DPreview...  it's rating system does not evolve with new products...  what was good then may not be as good now... 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Condensation in my 5d MKIII
« on: July 29, 2013, 01:13:12 AM »
The camera isn't hermetically sealed - the sealing should prevent water drops from entering, not air...and therefore not the water that's dissolved in that air.  Rapid temperature change (cooling) cause that water in the air to condense - your best bet is to slow the rate of temperature change by leaving the camera in an insulated bag for a while when moving from humid outdoors to air conditioned indoors, etc.

I didn't anticipate the rapid temp change...  it should be fine though no?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Condensation in my 5d MKIII
« on: July 29, 2013, 12:36:08 AM »
I wasn't actually going to post this, but after reading the sad "my 5d mkiii is dead" story ( I'm going to...

I was at altitude with my 5d MKIII over the weekeend, looking for tigers (with no success, great birding though). It was a lot cooler compared to lower-down, and humid as we were in the cloud layer. I got some mist and light rain on my camera, but nothing major. As we came down the hills, temp increased dramatically. On the descent i pulled out my camera to take a shot and noticed it was a completely misted photo! I had condensation INSIDE my camera!  I had changed lenses a couple of times, but not when it was wet/misty and always indoors, but that does not affect atmospheric humidity. We were in a car when i noticed the condensation, so immediately removed the battery, took off my lens and let the camera "dry" for a couple of mins. When I tried it again a few minutes later, It seemed fine.

This happened to anyone else? Should i be worried?

FYI - I live in Bangalore, India, and it is monsoon season, so to be honest, unless I don't change lens this whole season, there is always high humidity and temperature changes!

Looks normal to me... :)

Lenses / Re: Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« on: July 25, 2013, 10:26:36 AM »
100D + 40 STM is an appealing combo! :)

Lenses / Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« on: July 24, 2013, 01:08:03 AM »
just kidding obvs... I've gotten decent flare with the 50 1.8 though

So it was taken with the 50 1.8???

Thanks all for the suggestions...  :)

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