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Lenses / Re: Focus and recompose related question
« on: May 27, 2013, 07:25:50 AM »
Thanks for the info all, i never thought about this...  I will certainly not F&R during portraits.

Lenses / 24mm f/2.8 IS - is it worth it?
« on: May 27, 2013, 02:59:30 AM »
I'm thinking of buying my wife either a 100D with the 40 mm...  a small, light and portable option for her.

However, I think she might find the 40 alone a little narrow, and was looking for a descent wider angle addition (it's just a shame there isn't a AF 20mm pancake).

I have read a fair few reviews of the 24 IS, and despite it obviously being a great 'near L' lens, I am on the fence as if it is worth it. It is smaller than the kit lens (that was my criteria), and i could use it on my 5D too (always a bonus). Do any of you guys have one/tried it? Any opinion or alternative suggestion? What do people think of the non-IS version?

Just an FYI I have a 17-55 f/2.8 that she can use if she wants a standard zoom, but i'm trying to make a smallest lightest kit possible. She prefers the 100D over the M because of the autofocus (she has tried both).

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: F/8 Autofocusing impressions
« on: May 24, 2013, 07:00:00 AM »
I havn't had a chance to try this yet, but i am looking forward to! :)

I bashed my 450D loads, and it is alive and kicking (just)...  I think people underestimate how tough even the entry level bodies are...

EOS-M / Re: Cases FOR EOS M + 22
« on: May 24, 2013, 06:53:44 AM »

Update:  I actually got a steal on a Lowepro Edit 110 which is a perfect fit for me.

Thanks for the info!

Looks a bit dodgy to me...  Only 1 sample pic and not a great one either! I would pass.

Depends on your price range, I find Manfrotto tripods offer good quality:value... As i said, it really depends on your budget... :)

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: CamRanger,anyone tried it?
« on: May 24, 2013, 06:47:27 AM »
oooh that looks cool.  thanks for the note! :)

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Advice on 1st flash
« on: May 24, 2013, 06:45:31 AM »
430 EX II is a great flash...  grab it, enjoy it...  once/if you want to go off-camera, you can pick up a 580 or 600...  :)

Ignore it... 

EOS Bodies / Re: Make yourself happy
« on: May 24, 2013, 01:07:22 AM »
Forget all the high tech guff for a minute...go out and buy a 100D/SL1 slap on a shorty forty, walk down the city street and shoot, shoot, shoot. Go on you know you want's called fellin gooooood! Don't be shy post them here.

Like the idea...  thought had crossed my mind too! :)

How'd you get this gig...  it sounds a great shoot!  So many opportunities...  I say try and use the reflections in your favour, players face reflected off the glass etc??? Might make a nice shot, double exposure ish?

Good luck, and please share the results!


It's a comparison not a scientific test... it would need to be repeated many more times...  I think the message you can take back is that the cameras can take a beating...  more than a lot of people realise! :) 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5D Mk3 Reliability
« on: May 24, 2013, 12:25:14 AM »
Had it 5 months, and it has been by my side everyday....  the weather here in India can be a it harsh, especially now the rains are starting, but so far it has held up.  It has been in extreme dry and heavy rain. -10C to +40C. All with zero problems! There was even one time i got charged by a sloth bear and without hesitation raised it at a weapon (i was fairly sure the camera would have survived even if i didn't)...  luckily for me the bear stumbled, reared and i had a chance to back away! But i think it would have survived being used a bear repellant too! :)

Solid camera...  I foresee a long and happy relationship! :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why is my 5D3 so noisy???
« on: May 24, 2013, 12:18:18 AM »
I'm loving the low noise on my 5D mkIII, but when i don't nail the exposure or not using the right settings for a shot, i have seen some noise (still 10^6x better than my 450D)...  I then have re-shot with better success...  Try setting up a similar scenario and test your camera with different settings? Then if you are still unsatisfied, take it back to where you bought it?

For me anyway, i usual find it is me not using the tool properly, rather than the tool misbehaving! :)

Good luck

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