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This article made me wonder how our spouses feel being married to men with photography-related G.A.S.
Change the cycling stuff to photographic gear, and disregard the middle age part (for now), and you've got me.
 :-\

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2869069/Oh-shame-married-MAMIL-s-Middle-Aged-Man-Lycra.html

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I'm curious why you haven't attached any of your own images.
I know you're saying Martin Bailey's images are identical, but for the sake of completeness I'd expect to see your shots as well.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D accessory question
« on: December 06, 2014, 01:13:58 AM »
Thanks for the SD card related info, all.
Any idea about whether the RRS 5D one works for the 6D as well?

Update about shipping: UPS claims they have delivered the item, while clearly they haven't. Have emailed B&H about this, will have to contact UPS in the morning when they open. Quite a bit worried. It was "signature required", and of course no one could have signed for it...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: buying suggestion: a 5D3 or 1Dx?
« on: December 05, 2014, 07:27:23 PM »
Will someone used to the ergonomy of a 1-series body be satisfied with a 5-series body?
I know for a fact that if I had moved to a fictional T9i which had 6.5 fps and 65-point AF (and all other features were better than the 5DIII) I would hate using the Rebel interface.
Try a 5DIII extensively before you go for it. Especially given the awesome discounts on the 1D X I see nowadays.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D accessory question
« on: December 05, 2014, 07:18:24 PM »
I cannot understand why neither Canon nor Nikon just goes ahead and puts two CF cards in all cameras like the 1Ds...

There's your answer :-) ... and the 5d3 should probably appeal to upgraders from cheap sd-card cameras, so they can still use their investment.

Personally, I'd like to have a 2x sd slot card camera with an up-to-date standard and write speed, this should be sufficient for what 90%+ of the photos do.

I actually updated my post because even 1D cameras didn't get two CF slots and they were the top of the line! And that was when SD slots were far slower than CF, so a 1D IV would be seriously compromised with dual card writing. This is pretty silly, as is Nikon's decision to straddle the fence with one CF and one XQD, meaning you have to carry two adapters and can't use the cards interchangeably. And they do this with their flagship D4S!
I wonder what influences these decisions at Canon/Nikon HQ.
Ah well, I guess that means I am spending less on SD cards...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D accessory question
« on: December 05, 2014, 07:08:22 PM »
I just wanted to make sure that the card speed isn't a bottle neck. It was interesting to know that the 6D maxes out at 40 Mb/s, as I thought it had the newer (than 5DIII, that is) UHS-I SD slot.

Gotcha: The sd card standard doesn't have anything to do with the implementation. The 6d can use uhs-1, but it's still crippled to a slow speed by the internal controller. It's like a sd card claiming to support whatever standard, it doesn't mean anything about how fast it actually is.

Btw about the same goes for the 5d3, it has a very slow sd controller, too, so for shooting video it's cf. Afaik the 5d3 even has a bug that writing to the sd in parallel limits the speed of the cf slot.

Wow, Canon must have hired geniuses to put a few completely unnecessary flies in the ointment!  ::)
Yeah, the 5DIII SD slot is pretty sucky. If I want higher fps and a decent buffer, I just write to CF. I cannot understand why neither Canon nor Nikon just goes ahead and puts two CF cards in all cameras like the 1D X... (or why Nikon doesn't put two XQDs, for that matter)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D accessory question
« on: December 05, 2014, 06:34:31 PM »
1. How fast a card do I need for the 6D? I am guessing the fps will not be a problem, but if I (ever) shoot video, I don't want it to stutter.

You are sure you've got the right camera for the job? The 6d video is not only hindered by moiré, but by a very slow sd card interface which makes it impossible to shoot raw (with Magic Lantern) at any meaningful resolution.

The max. speed the 6d can do is just 40mb/s - just be sure to get a card that has this speed until it's full, see specific card reviews for that as it's changing a lot for various brands and card sizes.


Hi Marsu, thanks for your response. I don't shoot video much, which is what I implied by "if I (ever)...". As a matter of fact, I never shot any video with my 7D or my current 5DIII- only with my phone and recently with the Eos M. Shooting high quality RAW videos is pretty much out of the question as I don't know the first thing about post-processing videos.

I just wanted to make sure that the card speed isn't a bottle neck. It was interesting to know that the 6D maxes out at 40 Mb/s, as I thought it had the newer (than 5DIII, that is) UHS-I SD slot.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 6D accessory question
« on: December 05, 2014, 01:14:07 PM »
Finally got the 6D, thanks to B&H's awesome offer. However, I wish I had gone with Adorama, if only for the appalling service from UPS in my neighborhood (I believe Adorama uses FedEx). So they delivered the printer (which is already sold  ;D ) but not the 6D, which was in the truck all that time  ::)

Anyway, with that rant out of the way- I have two questions:
1. How fast a card do I need for the 6D? I am guessing the fps will not be a problem, but if I (ever) shoot video, I don't want it to stutter. On the other hand, I don't want to spend unnecessarily on a higher end card. So can you let me know what cards work without a problem?
2. Will the 5D classic's L bracket work with the 6D? I wouldn't expect so, and wouldn't have asked the question- but someone who owned both had once told this and I wanted to verify before selling the L bracket with my outgoing 5D and spending $$$s on another L bracket.
Thanks in advance!

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Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8II or F4 for Zoo Shoot
« on: November 26, 2014, 03:53:03 PM »
We are visiting a zoo this weekend.  This will be my first zoo visit since I graduated from point and shoot cameras.  I will take my 6D and either 70-200 2.8 II or 135L along with my 35mm f/2 IS for wider shots.  Its a mid sized zoo and most of the animals are reasonably close, mostly within 50 yards/meters.

The 135/2 is my zoo go-to lens.
Easy to carry, fast as heck!

Noticed you choose your 135/2 over your 70-200.  Do  you find the 135 has enough reach?

Yes, as you said- in a mid-size zoo (Houston) the animals are pretty close, so the 135 works very well (although I take a standard lens on a second body).

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Anyone got their 7DII + 24-70 f4 IS shipped yet?
« on: November 25, 2014, 06:17:46 PM »
I ordered mine from Canada Camera. It came in around Nov 1. They were each boxed separately in original boxes with everything included!

Thanks, rushfan! Hope you are having loads of fun with them. I just got invoiced, so I shall probably get mine in a few days.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Anyone got their 7DII + 24-70 f4 IS shipped yet?
« on: November 25, 2014, 05:54:27 PM »
Quick question:
Is the 7D II and 24-70 f/4 in the same box like the camera and lens bundles, or are did they come in separate boxes? Please let me know.
Thanks

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Software & Accessories / Re: slide scanning alternative
« on: November 24, 2014, 03:33:04 AM »
Luminous Landscape ran a great piece last week on a nicely evolved variation of your method:
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/scannerless_digital_capture_and_processing_of_negative_film_photographs.shtml

And here on CR there was a fairly recent, informative thread on the same subject:
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=21877.0

When the daily workload eventually quietens down some time late next decade, one or other of the camera-scan methods will be the way I go about getting the prime-picks of the film/negative back catalog digitized.

-pw

Thanks for that great article.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Switching to Full Frame
« on: November 23, 2014, 09:07:39 PM »
Try out the D750. You don't have any specific Canon lens that you must stick with, both the f/1.8 primes have excellent Nikon equivalents, and the Nikon standard zoom is well regarded. So if it is not an interface issue (which it was for me when I bought my first dSLR, in spite of my learning SLR photography on a Nikon FM10), then you should jump ship, by all means.
Having said that, I don't know where you are located, but if you shop around then you can get a 5DIII for about $ 300 more than a D750 at this time. Is it still worth paying more for an older camera? Only you can decide.

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Reviews / Re: Bryan Carnathan has completed his review of the 7D Mark II
« on: November 23, 2014, 08:59:20 PM »
Well I hope Brian's knowledge of the camera is better than his knowledge of horses !

You might try reading the review before embarrassing yourself with a gratuitous negative comment.

"Perhaps even more beneficial for understanding what can be done with this frame rate is to look at a visual example. Drag your mouse over the labels under the following image for a visual look at the 10 fps rate. Drag your mouse completely across all of the labels in 1.3 seconds to get an idea of the speed of the approaching horse – approximately 40-45 mph (64-72 kph). I know, the labels are a bit small for that mouse move, but this approach happened very fast."

She would have to be riding a top form Derby winner - on the flat - on good going - with a race saddle - riding weight less than 7 stone. As I said, this target would have been travelling towards the camera at 18 mph max.

Completely digressing from the topic, I think a horse can manage 30/35 mph at a gallop for very short distances. In this particular case, I wouldn't be surprised if Bryan asked his daughter to urge her horse fast towards the camera to model for the shots. You are referring to speeds held consistently over the course of a mile or so.

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Widely believed to be faster than cheetahs in endurance races, the thoroughbred is the fastest breed of horse in the world, and can maintain a speed of 45 miles (72 km) per hour for a distance of more than a mile (1.6 km), making the Derby's 1¼ mile-long race the fastest two minutes in sports.

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Vacuum sealed travel bags. You don't need to use the vacuum feature, but good ones will come with a sturdy and sealed zipper.

Ah.  So don't break down the cold camera bag (body + 2-4 lenses) into separate plastic bags -- you're saying to put my entire satchel full of gear into a large sealed bag?

- A

Actually, the one I bought has assorted sizes- there are two that are small enough to fit the 70-200 nicely- got that from Target or Walmart I think.
Or you can get something like this- http://www.amazon.com/Storage-Compressed-Vacuum-Organizer-Travel/dp/B00JQMWCDG
Putting everything together will be very difficult to pack and organize. I wouldn't want to do that.
Our local grocery store also keeps Jumbo freezer bags (2 Ga), but that might be more difficult to find.

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