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EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: How many mp do you want anyway?
« on: January 30, 2015, 11:44:41 PM »
My shooting style:

18MP is enough
I'd love super-clean ISO6400
10+fps desired

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Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
« on: January 26, 2015, 02:56:14 AM »
Some day I also want one of these, but for now I'll just study how they'll work.

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Sports / Re: Motion Blur (on purpose) in Sports Photos
« on: January 26, 2015, 02:55:36 AM »
Cool pictures. Please tell the shutter speed for your photos.

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Lenses / Re: Used Gear stories....
« on: January 23, 2015, 07:13:18 PM »
Mostly good experiences. I always google the name, that usually already indicates plenty.

I've traded maybe ~10-15 lenses used, and only one time got bad experience. I bought lens from POTN. The pictures were not perfect, so I asked about the condition. He said nothing on the lenses.

So when the lens arrived, the front element had lot of scratches. I sent him email complaining about that. He was really slow at responding. One time he responded "Sorry for delay, I had to travel to Seattle for XYZ."

Funny enough, I live in Seattle so I responded "Great, I live in Seattle too so I'll bring you the lens and you give my money back". Surprise surprise, no reply for a while until he "returned" home. He paid my money back, I shipped the lens back. So I took loss for the return shipping. Lesson learned, if photographer takes bad photo of the lens, there's reason for that.

In general, I still favor slightly used quite often.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4199
« on: January 22, 2015, 01:50:16 AM »
Nice, exactly the cards I have too :)

Even on 5D3, I was hitting ~60-80GB on my sports day, so with double the frame rate at 12fps I'm afraid if even 2x64GB is enough.

And for that amount, I expect I need 2 batteries.

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I picked up a 135L the other day... I'll use it for indoor sports... until I can trade up and get something better for that duty.

I'm still looking for mine.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4199
« on: January 21, 2015, 01:29:35 PM »

Couldn't resist.

However, Paypal didn't go through. I almost never use paypal, and suddenly $4k+ purchase so it triggered fraud alert and didn't let me complete the deal. Called them few times to fix, but they were not really reassuring to fix it so put it on my cc instead.

What else should I buy now? One extra battery for sure. The charger is already double charger, so that's good. What else?

(Trying not to jump and down here with excitement)

Congrats!

Fast CF cards if you don't have them.  If you use an Arca-compatible tripod set up, the RRS L bracket is a thing of beauty...it's modular, I leave the upright portion off if I'm not bringing a tripod with me.

If you use one of Canon's little IR remotes (RC-#), unfortunately those do not work with 1-series bodies, so you may want to look into a radio trigger solution (I use the hähnel trigger as the transmitter is reasonably small).

I got the fast Lexars already (2 of them), which actually leads me to a question: is there certain way I should use those? Does it automatically continue with second card after first is full (I assume yes), anything else there?

I have cheap-ish tripod, so not Arca.

Is the trigger port same as 5D3? I already have wired intervalometer, plus cheap Chinese wireless trigger (the receiver is wired to the port). If the port is same, I'll keep using those.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4199
« on: January 21, 2015, 02:09:00 AM »

Couldn't resist.

However, Paypal didn't go through. I almost never use paypal, and suddenly $4k+ purchase so it triggered fraud alert and didn't let me complete the deal. Called them few times to fix, but they were not really reassuring to fix it so put it on my cc instead.

What else should I buy now? One extra battery for sure. The charger is already double charger, so that's good. What else?

(Trying not to jump and down here with excitement)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4199
« on: January 19, 2015, 03:59:01 PM »
Wow, that's crazy price. Tempting...

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One time I went to watch my friend's son play HS football, and I thought to bring my camera. Took some talking and explaining until they allowed me to take photos on the sideline. They made it really clear that the photos are not to be used anywhere, for any purpose, and that I'd need to be really careful about not getting in way of anything that happens, including the real photogs.

In a way I understand they are really strict about the rules, but I just wanted to get good pics for my friend.

Also I've been also talking with local pro if I could somehow get to shoot the local MLS team. He says it's really difficult but not impossible, so I keep pinging him every few months if there's some reason or another to let me in.

So good luck there, it seems it's tough place to get in (as almost any photo stuff actually).

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Awesome! Cameras want to be taken out.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Launches 135mm f/2 Lens
« on: January 12, 2015, 04:16:03 PM »
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I'll make a prediction: After that lens is launched, about 2 month later you can find them cheap at Craigslist and Ebay.

Nice try to troll. The opposite is true. The superb 35mm 1.4 for example:

http://geizhals.at/de/?phist=647171&age=9999

No troll. 35mm is "bit" easier to MF than 135mm.

That's an interesting observation, as I would say the opposition.  The wider the angle of the view the less clear it is when focus is achieved, and that is definitely more true if you have a EG-S type focus screen attached.

Maybe it depends what you're shooting. Moving people at ~4-5 meter distance, I don't think I'm even trying to do that with 135mm. With 35mm I think it'd be possible.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Launches 135mm f/2 Lens
« on: January 12, 2015, 02:08:05 PM »
Quote
I'll make a prediction: After that lens is launched, about 2 month later you can find them cheap at Craigslist and Ebay.

Nice try to troll. The opposite is true. The superb 35mm 1.4 for example:

http://geizhals.at/de/?phist=647171&age=9999

No troll. 35mm is "bit" easier to MF than 135mm.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Launches 135mm f/2 Lens
« on: January 12, 2015, 01:44:52 PM »
Umh.... manual focus...

And I want 135/2 for sports, so I think I'll keep looking for the Canon version.

I'll make a prediction: After that lens is launched, about 2 month later you can find them cheap at Craigslist and Ebay.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 2015 wishlist
« on: January 12, 2015, 01:31:38 PM »
I was shooting icy waterfalls today, and a chunk of ice fell at the place I was shooting.  Unfortunately, I was adjusting the ISO setting and totally miss an interesting shot.
So, my wish is to have a Canon system with voice recognition built in.  Shouldn't be too difficult, commercial GPS devices have them already.
This would be like:
   Camera, set ISO 500,
   Camera, set aperture 5.6
   Camera, set shutter 250
   Camera, focus 4 by 20 (in a 50 by 30 grid).
You get the idea, the user won't have to take eyes off the view finder.
Hope Canon does that!

Now, you hear it here first!!
-r

I'm not completely sure what you mean. But if I read you correctly, that's not good idea.

For one, I don't need to take my eye from VF to change settings.

Second, although the voice recognition has gotten much better over the years, it's still struggling with foreign accents.

Sometimes when we're bored, I'll start asking stuff from Siri or the Android-Siri (can't recall the name at the moment). I've lived only 9 years in Usa, so I still have some accent. It's hilarious how wrong the Siri can guess what it thought I was asking.

So especially if it's busy moment, I DON'T want to try to change settings with voice commands. I'm sure 90% of the time I can do the change faster with the dials, plus 95% of the time it'll be set correct for sure.

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