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Canon General / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: November 11, 2014, 04:12:58 AM »
Welcome...  :)

If you do not know already, a great resource is http://www.the-digital-picture.com/
It has great reviews of pretty much all the lenses and has an image quality comparison feature that is very handy indeed! :)

A low(ish) budget suggestion for wide-angle landscape and prime would be the following:

EF-S 10-18mm (http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-S-10-18mm-f-4.5-5.6-IS-STM-Lens.aspx)
EF 24mm f/2.8 (the version with IS if you can stretch that far)
and the classic EF 50mm f/1.8

All will be small, light and very good.  if you upgrade to a full frame camera (xD) soon, you can sell the EF-S with little loss.  Since you are using a crop-sensored body (1.6x), the apparent focal length of your lenses will be 1.6 times longer. So the 24mm would feel like a 38mm.

Another good buy might be the 40mm pancake, or even the new 24mm pancake (although this would not work on a full-frame body if you upgraded to one soon).


Lenses / Re: EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS - Discontinued?
« on: November 10, 2014, 09:31:56 AM »
hmmm...  it might not be as mass produced as they would want, but i doubt they would just axe it this early!

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 10, 2014, 09:29:30 AM »
Since i've just picked up a 500L...  i think i would be hard pressed to justify this purchase to the wife....  Finally, it has been released and I've been excited to see it! :)

EOS Bodies / Re: what is the body you want to see canon release next ?
« on: November 03, 2014, 07:56:08 AM »
5D MK IV please....

MP of 5D MK III is fine for me.
Faster AF would be great
More DR, and better high ISO - standard
WiFi PLEASE.........  :)

Software & Accessories / Re: BlackRapid FAIL - grrrrrr
« on: October 29, 2014, 08:42:13 PM »
I think my case was a horrible bit of bad luck.... But I am still using my strap, which I think says a lot.

BR where fantastic and paid for the repairs on my gear.

"a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare"

I would say that the problem I had is insignificant (statistically), although I do not have the figures...  :)

Lenses / Re: Travel gear thoughts...
« on: October 20, 2014, 06:31:08 AM »
my 2p worth!

For travel i am more of a fan of small is all / light is right!

I cut down my kit to my 5D mk III and the 24-105! This is my general travel kit...  covers most of what i would shoot on holiday/vacation. I will always add the 40mm STM, as well, it is so small, it is pointless not to! ;)

If i think i need wider (city streets and landscapes), then i add the 17-40L too (small and light).

If the trip involves an event (wedding etc...), i would add the 24L and 70-200L, and take out the 24-105!

If i am going for wildlife, it is no longer a travel kit in my opinion! :)

Another consideration is how i am travelling. If i am going by car, then i am more inclined to add extra gear, but if it is flying, and lots of shifter around, then i go for smaller rather than larger! :)

In short, every trip requires different kit for me...  :P but if i want to go light, it is the 5D kit + 40mm.

All that being said, i often take things i don't use, and crave things i didn't bring! Sad truth! :)

Enjoy retirement, the re-introduction to the hobby and your travels! :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Wifi on 5D MK IV?
« on: October 09, 2014, 01:03:32 PM »
For me, I think built in wifi is not only essential, but is an inevitability.

With lightroom and photoshop available on tablet/phone devices, and the speed of connections, it seems logical to me. Take a shot, and back it up to the cloud directly?
Also, new wifi HDD means you could potentially back-up directly to that too?

Fine, it could be a battery drain, but it is not as though it needs to be on all the time.

I use my iPhone cam for snap shots to share...  i would love to do this easily with my 5D (as you can with the 6D).

I say bring it, to hell with the battery drain! :P

Software & Accessories / Re: Bag suggestions
« on: October 09, 2014, 10:39:14 AM »
Why don't you copy your post to ThinkTank for their recommendations?

Great idea! :)

EOS Bodies / Wifi on 5D MK IV?
« on: October 08, 2014, 09:57:28 AM »
I really liked the Wifi on the 6D, and was kind of shocked it did not turn up on the 7D MK II...  what do you think the chances of it appearing on the 5D MK IV?

Software & Accessories / Re: Bag suggestions
« on: October 08, 2014, 09:14:32 AM »
Thanks for all the suggestions...  i'll check them out!

Software & Accessories / Bag suggestions
« on: October 08, 2014, 03:20:56 AM »
Hi guys...  as always, New equipment comes with new bag needs.

I've just got a 500 f/4 IS II and am looking for a bag for safaris. My current bags don't really fit it at all!

My general safari kit looks like this :
5D III + Grip
500 f/4 IS II
70-200 f/2.8 IS II
24 f/1.4 II
1.4x III
2x III
100D back-up

I'm looking for a bag to hold this comfortably, but don't want a MASSIVE bag as room in the jeep can be tight.

Easy access of course!

Any ideas / suggestions?


Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 02:02:37 AM »
Came across this


Could this be the new announcement? A new sensor that will entice the 1dX/5DIII guys to hold on?

Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 02:01:31 AM »
Could it have something to do with this?


Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 06, 2014, 12:01:06 AM »
lets see tomorrow eh? I just hope the anticlimax is not soooo bad...  this is a rather tantalising proposition!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: September 24, 2014, 04:43:44 AM »
Indian Sloth bear....  FYI, not slow, shortly after this shot, it charged us! :/
Nice one Adhoc!  I've not seen this species before, very interesting!  8)

Thanks! :)

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