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EOS-M / Re: Grip available for EOS M
« on: November 04, 2013, 02:51:17 PM »
Special tape.  Put one on my s95 a few years back - its still there after lots of use.  Will have to look into this for my M.

http://www.kleptography.com/rf/

If they use VHB tape from 3M, it's pretty incredible stuff. I used some to attach an aluminum sidesaddle to the receiver of my shotgun (the bolts that came with it left it either too loose or pinching the receiver enough to reduce reliability of the semi-automatic cycling). After more than two years, exposed to extreme heat, extreme cold, lubricants and heavy use, it ain't comin' off. Doesn't even budge or flex. Love that stuff! Of course, I had to buy a roll (75', if I remember correctly), but I only needed about 6", so I'm always looking for a reason to use it. :)

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Lenses / Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« on: November 01, 2013, 06:36:34 PM »
For some people, lenses are like clamps with my woodworking hobby: Some day, I'll have an entire wall of my shop covered in clamps of every shape and size. And when I finally do?





I'll start on the next wall.  :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: An Announcement Coming in November? [CR1]
« on: October 31, 2013, 02:55:05 PM »
With the timing and involvement of retailers, my guess (if this is true) is that it's something that will be available for the holiday shopping season. That could be anything from a new G- or S-series Powershot to a lens or new EOS M. I doubt it would be an announcement for a next-year release (why involve retailers, otherwise?).

A new EOS M wouldn't be hard for Canon to do. They'll probably just slap the 70D sensor into the existing M body, throw in some new creative filters and maybe a new lens (or announce the EF-M 11-22MM will be available in the USA).

Done. A "new" model just in time for the holiday shopping season...

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(Hey.... it's halloween :) )

Don't mind if I do!!!! ;D

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Confusing? What's confusing about DG OS HSM | A;)
+1   
Yes Sigma's lens names are truly hilarious.
 ;D

-pw

Rearrange the letters and it spells "Sham Dogs".  :P

...or, "Smash God"

Nice!

My new moniker for a great lens from Sigma: "This thing is a smash god!"

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Meet the new Sigma 24-105mm f/1.4 DG OS HSM Art lens.  An f/1.4 zoom lens.  Only from Sigma...

 24-105 f1.4 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

then I see f4 :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\

My reaction exactly!

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Confusing? What's confusing about DG OS HSM | A;)
+1   
Yes Sigma's lens names are truly hilarious.
 ;D

-pw

Rearrange the letters and it spells "Sham Dogs".  :P

Or is it "Sham Gods"? Reminds me of the dyslexic agnostic insomniac that stays up at night wondering if there really is a dog... ;D

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Confusing? What's confusing about DG OS HSM | A;)
+1   
Yes Sigma's lens names are truly hilarious.
 ;D

-pw

Rearrange the letters and it spells "Sham Dogs".  :P

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I really was unsure whether you knew. Far be it from me to stop you having fun :D

No harm done! 8)

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With so many letters and numbers (even a pipe!) designating each model, Sigma would probably feel right at home with a government contract...

With all that sarcasm, I'm not sure if you realize that this is simply a feature list which gives you everything you need to know about a lens...

Understood. Just having a little fun...

I'm sure glad they don't do that with car models!  :o

Should I get the Honda 1.8L 16V SOHC 5SMT 38MPG VSA or the Honda 1.8L 16V SOHC 5SAT 38MPG VSA ACC? There's a $2,650 difference in there somewhere...  :P

If someone has to decipher all the abbreviations and designations in a name, we might as well go with Honda Civic LX and Honda Civic EX. Besides, it fits better on the back of the car.  ;D

(I know I'm exaggerating a bit, but why not have a little fun?)

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...specifications that confuse the unwary buyer.

Confusing? What's confusing about DG OS HSM | A;)

All I can say is, ROTFLMAO...  ;D
I helped a friend who was looking for a Sigma 18-50mm lens used, and the search was arduous. Many vendors do not properly informed in the text, what exactly were model selling, or put photos of another different model. >:( Could be:

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC Macro HSM
Sigma 18-50mm F3.5-5.6 DC
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS

There is no patience and perseverance that is sufficient. :-[

Confusing indeed! Hopefully the sarcasm in my last post wasn't lost in the barren landscape of text-only communication.  :)

With so many letters and numbers (even a pipe!) designating each model, Sigma would probably feel right at home with a government contract...

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...specifications that confuse the unwary buyer.

Confusing? What's confusing about DG OS HSM | A;)

All I can say is, ROTFLMAO...  ;D

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Canon General / Re: Lose or Loose?
« on: October 30, 2013, 11:00:45 AM »
One that I've been noticing more and more lately, particularly in advertising, is using an adjective when an adverb would be more appropriate. Here's an example from a radio advertisement this morning:

"Start your day delicious at Paradise Bakery."

Does that mean I should be delicious today? Should I feel delicious today? If my day should have a delicious start, it would start deliciously.

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Canon General / Re: Lose or Loose?
« on: October 29, 2013, 03:01:46 PM »
"Irregardless"

LOL. Nice!

And lets not even think about the word irony.  I am convinced that no one on the Internets Tubes seems to know really what that means.   ;D

Agreed! It seems that most people should use "coincidental" rather than "ironic". Irony is Oedipus vowing to bring to justice the man who killed the king, not knowing at the time that it was himself all along.

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Lenses / Re: DIY carbon hood for 40mm stm lens
« on: October 28, 2013, 06:48:15 PM »
TIL: "flocculated" is a word. And sounds funny.

It's a perfectly cromulent word. I think we've all embiggened our vocabulary today.

Simpsons fan, perhaps?  8)

"A noble heart embiggens the smallest man." -- Jebediah Springfield

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Canon General / Re: Technique...
« on: October 27, 2013, 11:40:04 PM »
I was hoping that you can share a technique or two with the forum...

You might check out Mike Browne's YouTube channel. His teaching style is easy to digest and his videos cover all the basics and then some. If you start with his older videos and work your way up to the newest, the videos will build on one another and make more sense as you gain knowledge.

Other channels you might check out include those from Adorama and B&H Photo. You'll find everything from 5-minute videos on a particular technique to 1 1/2 hour workshops that go into great detail.

I hope this is helpful...

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