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Technical Support / Re: How do you store and archive your images?
« on: February 16, 2013, 06:48:42 AM »
I use several redundant methonds.

First, primary storage where I do all my editing from, 2x 512GB Solid State Hard Drive
Second a 2TB NAS in RAID 1+0 configuration
Third a 1TB external HDD
Fourth, M-Disc's (archival quality DVD storage) (http://www.mdisc.com/what-is-mdisc/)

Finally a use a simple script that runs as a scheduled batch job that utilises RoboCopy to copy the Change Delta's to the alternate media (except to the M-Disc's, only to the HDD's)

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Lenses / 24 TS-E mk1 vs mk2
« on: January 04, 2013, 12:03:08 PM »
Does anybody think it is worth while to upgrade?  Are the shot *that* much better?

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PowerShot / Re: G1X Firmware???
« on: October 21, 2012, 03:39:17 PM »
I don't think there has been a firmware update for the G1 X so far.


I was wondering if P&S's even have updatable firmware, because I cannot locate any menu option telling me what version I am currently running.

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PowerShot / G1X Firmware???
« on: October 21, 2012, 03:22:56 PM »
I just bought my first P&S, something to be light weight instead of always lugging around 2 stone's of equipment.  Anyway, I went with the G1X; I can't seem to find anywhere to update the firmware.  Is there a way to update the firmware?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Once you go "L" you'll never go back....
« on: October 04, 2012, 04:49:44 AM »
Ok...This is more of a rant than anything....so here goes!

NEVER EVER...EVER...EVER have an amateur, shooting with a different camera brand and very poor quality lenses shoot a wedding with you  ( you had sympathy for this person and wanted to help them grow as a photographer and allowed them to assist you, photographing)

Holy smokes!!!  I'm using L glass plus a 5D MK II  and in order to get the quality of their picture to something half decent and that looks like a hint of my pictures, talk about POST POST POST...Geesh!

They were using a Pentax K-X and a Tamron AF-70-300.  Now before everyone jumps on my case, I did provide a canon 40D with Canon Lenses ( NON-L) for him to use, however, it was sooo different than his own camera, he couldn't figure it out within the few hours he was there.

This is not a rip on the photographer, he actually has a great eye for composition....he just needs a better system....sorry..

Short of great canon (non-L primes) 85 1.8, heck the 50 mm 1.8 Mark 1....I don't know I'll ever buy poor quality lenses...

sorry....more of a rant...lol

Have a good night.


Having owned both the 100 macro's, I would say the both are just as good for IQ...then again you did mention primes.  No, I would not trade the bulk and weight of carrying around my L Series lenses for a lighter weighter version.  I've been shooting with L series since I got my first SLR (the venerable 1V) and nothing beets them.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Help!!!
« on: October 03, 2012, 11:45:39 AM »
Try MLantern forums. If no help there, Canon service it is.


I attached the battery grip and viola, it turned on.  Older Canon firmware was installed, so I updated that and everything is now well!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Help!!!
« on: October 03, 2012, 10:30:23 AM »
Did you try removing and reinserting the battery and memory card?

Did you try removing both batteries (LP-E6 and the date/time battery), letting it sit for a couple minutes, then re-inserting?

Yep, to no avail.  This is the last time I ever use open-source for anything.  At least the cost of a replacement 5D2 just dropped :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Help!!!
« on: October 03, 2012, 08:51:52 AM »
Sorry, but I believe there is no hope...

Try a different cf card, maybe, but, I believe that you now have problems...

I'm afraid you're right, I have a very expensive paper weight and a big trip tomorrow with no camera!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Help!!!
« on: October 03, 2012, 08:27:28 AM »
Did you try removing and reinserting the battery and memory card?

Yes, with a fresh memory card.  The camera is bricked.  When I turn it on the red LED that indicates indicates it's reading the CF does not even illuminate.

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EOS Bodies / Help!!!
« on: October 03, 2012, 06:30:18 AM »
I tried to install Magic Lantern (2.12) on my 5D2, now the camera is bricked.  I am headed out of the country tomorrow evening so I need to unbrick my camera ASAP, any help would be appreciated.  Thanks...

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Lenses / Minimum Aperture
« on: September 28, 2012, 08:44:48 AM »
What goes into making the minumum aperture?  I mean whay does my 70-200 go down to f/32 but my 50 only goes to f/16?  Why can't the 24-70 go that extra stop down from f/22 to f/32?

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EOS Bodies / Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
« on: September 25, 2012, 03:35:48 AM »
Nikon is doing the same, only putting the 'D' up front  ::)


Except that the D30/D60 have already been used.  I still have my D30, I occasionally dust it off to see far we have come.

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Lenses / Re: Which canon macro lense 60mm, 100mm, 100mmIS, 180mm
« on: September 25, 2012, 03:33:30 AM »
I currently have the 100 f2.8 non IS.  Next month I plan to upgrade to the IS version.  I've found that framing an object in the centre of the frame is very difficult.

The 100 f2.8 non IS takes wonderful pictures as a walk-around 100mm fixed length telephoto I must add, it's light wweight and tack sharp

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d Mki or 60d (landscapes)
« on: September 09, 2012, 06:38:30 AM »
You won't regret going FF, especially for landscapes.  My vote is for the used 5D.

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: 5d3: HDR VS Multiple Expsosure vs AEB
« on: August 30, 2012, 01:33:34 PM »
Thanks for the pointers thus far.

If forgot to ask:
- Is it better to shoot M or Av? The 5D3 supports both HDR and AEB in both modes.
- Do you use mirror lock when shooting these scenes along with a remote shutter?

I usually shoot Av, if for some reason the centered metered shot looks off then I shoot M.  Also I was playing around with doing it handheld (as opposed to tripoded), and Nik Software's HDR Effex for CS6 did a great job of aligning the images, even when I shot 9 images and intentionally moved the camera around a bit.  CS6 does not do as good of job natively in my experience of aligning the images, but others may differ with me on that.

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