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Animal Kingdom / Re: SSSSSSSSSSSSSSShow me your snakessssssssssssssss
« on: September 14, 2012, 12:32:50 AM »
Found this Wagler's Pit Viper many years ago.. It was in a tree, just next to a bench at the park...

Slytherin by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr

Animal Kingdom / Re: 2012 visit to KL Bird Park
« on: September 13, 2012, 11:45:29 PM »
500D + 55-250 IS @ KL Bird Park

This is nice...

Animal Kingdom / Re: 2012 visit to KL Bird Park
« on: September 13, 2012, 10:38:15 PM »
5D3 + 70-200II + 2xIII

5D3_4850 by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X AF at f/8 with the Kenko 1.4TC
« on: September 13, 2012, 08:09:13 PM »
Result of test done by The Digital

Autofocus Performance
    Canon EOS 1D X: AF worked and was fast with almost no hunting. However, metering was consistently off by +1 stop.
    Canon EOS 5D Mark III: AF worked and was fast with almost no hunting. Metering worked as expected.
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II: AF worked and was reasonably fast with a little hunting. Metering worked as expected.
    Canon EOS 7D: AF worked, but the camera had a hard time locking focus. Metering worked as expected.
    Canon EOS Rebel T4i / 650D: AF worked with a little hunting. Metering worked as expected.

So it does work with 5D3?
I'm a bit confused...  :o

Animal Kingdom / Re: 2012 visit to KL Bird Park
« on: September 11, 2012, 11:54:56 AM »
5D3 + 70-200II + 2xIII

Cattle Egret by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr

Animal Kingdom / 2012 visit to KL Bird Park
« on: September 10, 2012, 10:34:32 PM »
This is my 3rd annual visit to the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park in the last 4 years. I missed last year because my wife was pregnant and all...
Now, our son is already big enough for his 1st visit to the bird park.  :)

So let me start this thread my this photo:

5D3 + 70-200II + 2xIII

Cattle Egret by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr

Lenses / Re: 17 ts-e vs 24 ts-e
« on: August 20, 2012, 08:34:12 AM »

Had it with my f/2.8 IS II and previously f/4 IS
I'm not really bothered about it

EOS Bodies - For Video / Magic Lantern v2.3
« on: July 26, 2012, 06:00:27 PM »
For now, v2.3 is only available to supporters who are willing to put up $10 or more, but if you’re willing to wait (and you trust the hype), you’ll be able to download it free on August 13th.

Another off-topic comments... sorry  :P

The new version of EOS Utility includes the support for 7D firmware 2.0, but no mention of 5D3's firmware:-

"EOS Utility 2.11.4 Updater for Windows:
    Supports EOS Kiss X6i / EOS REBEL T4i / EOS 650D, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS-1D X.
    Supports EOS 7D Firmware Version 2.0.0. (For EOS 7D updated to Version 2.0.0, use EOS Utility 2.11.4 or later.)
    The HDR (High Dynamic Range) function used during Remote Live View shooting has been added."

I use CF Sandisk Extreme 8g 60mb/s + SD Toshiba 4g (class 2)  ;D => no problem

5D3 + 50 f/1.8II

5D3_4294 by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« on: June 28, 2012, 11:58:28 AM »
The 5D3 is better at being more expensive. ;D

It's cheaper than D800 when I bought it.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: June 26, 2012, 01:30:59 AM »

Take that! by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Quick Review
« on: June 22, 2012, 02:52:02 AM »
Please help me understand.  If you don't intend to use this lens for video, is the STM really an advantage?

Not sure, but the reviews say it's quite quiet and very accurate and, though not a speed daemon, not annoyingly slow either. All in all, it sounds like a win, especially for something this cheap and small.

Also, why would you buy this lens and pay nearly twice the price for a slower lens than the 50mm f1.8?

Because it basically turns a 5D into everything I'd ever want in a mirrorless camera, something far superior to the Leica X2 / Fuji X100.

Are the optics better?

By all accounts, the Shorty McForty is optically on a par with, if not actually superior to, the 24-70. You're basically getting good L glass in a package that's the size of a body cap and cheaper than a good circular polarizer.

The 10mm difference is important for a small sensor camera?

I don't think 64mm equivalent field of view is a very interesting perspective. I'm very excited about the field of view on full frame...42mm is the textbook normal focal length for the 135 format, and 40mm is close enough to that as makes no difference.

Significant weight
difference? Better balance with a rebel body?

Again, no clue what this'll be like on those dinky little APS-C toys. To repeat, I see the Shorty McForty mounted to my 5DIII as a Leica X2 killer. As in, stomp all over, kill crush destroy, mop the floor with Leica X2 killer.

I find the 40mm focal length of marginal value over the 35mm.

I like 35 more than I like 50, but 35 does start to feel wide. I have a very strong hunch that I am going to very much like what the 40 feels like.

But I'll find out for sure this coming Wednesday....



You're starting to convince me that I need this lens...  :o

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