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Reviews / Re: NIKON Releasing a Medium format DSLR 50MP
« on: August 03, 2014, 09:45:36 AM »

Hopefully someone with better attention to detail, too.  In removing the left side of the camera, the lens release was also removed.  A buyer would need to think carefully about which lens to mount first...

You don't need a button on the camera. You can do it the way FD lenses did it with a button on the lens.
I'm not talking about the early lenses that had the silver ring, I'm talking about the later lenses that had a button on the lens.

I prefer that to the EF mount button on the camera.

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UGGGGGG....no no no no no....AFMA just has no place in the rebel line....

But including WB shift/bracketing does? How many non Rebel photographers use that?

If AFMA is simply called AFMA in the menus, nobody would use it on a Rebel unless they read about it first. It is not exactly a common acronym.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Sub $1000 27" monitor for photo editing
« on: July 11, 2014, 10:02:23 PM »
My Dell U2711 was around $600 on sale, I have it at home and love it, it is 2560x1440. Sometimes you can find the 30" version for around $1000. I have 2 of them in the office, they are 2560x1600. They are the best monitors I have ever used.

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Have you considered using the HSS mode of your flash. If you raise the shutter speed to 1/4000 you will darken the background almost to black.

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Lighting / Re: yongnuo yn560-iii any good
« on: May 31, 2014, 10:23:38 AM »
thanks for all the comments ,first one the units are higher priced in the u.k (what isn't ) and having been advised on other forums as well about the suitability of ETTL  and given various alternative models the one i am looking at now is the yn565mkii ,which retails over here at £73 as opposed to £48 for the 560mk iii ,these are for u.k sourced models rather than a cheaper direct chinese import which i have had problems with in the past delivery time wise ..

The 565 does not have HSS (High Speed Sync), the 568 does. The HSS is extremely useful for a daylight fill or for macro work where you can have sync speed of 1/4000 or (1/8000 if your camera supports it).
Ordering from the Yongnuo ebay store took 2 weeks to get to Canada last time I ordered, probably the same to UK.

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Lighting / Re: yongnuo yn560-iii any good
« on: May 30, 2014, 12:03:03 PM »
I haven't used the 560 but I have the 568EX and 568EX II, I don't really know what is the difference between the two.
Both are great flashes with ETTL and HSS that would suite you for your type of photography. I have combined them with YN622 radio triggers and I'm very happy with this setup. I can control them from the in camera menus perfectly. What I have costs less then one Canon 600 flash.

Before somebody chimes in and tells me that a professional would not depend on an off brand for something as important as flash.

What professional would depend on 1 flash, you always have to have a spare in case you drop a flash on the job or something else happens to it. So you always have to have n+1 units. Increase that to n+3 with YN and you will be safe, yet still save money.

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Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
« on: April 23, 2014, 07:57:36 AM »
I really wonder what is so damn hard about reverse engineering that Canon lens protocol. We are not talking about some one man show running a startup on a shoe string budget and Ramen noodles, AFAIK Sigma is a sizable company that can design outstanding lenses. It's not like they'd have to crack AES encryption to make this work. They build up all this reputation for the new 50A, only to see it shredded by their poor electronics/firmware. 99-yard football seems to be their favorite sport ...

To those who wondered why AI works for the 50A and single shot AF doesn't (reliably): single shot AF is usually an one effort procedure: measure point spread, calculate AF motor movement, perform motor movement, done. If the measurement is off, or the motor does not move as intended, your AF will be off. With AI the measure/calculate/move procedure is performed continuously, and therefore will only fail in focus shift situations (see 50L).

I have been thinking about this also and I'm beginning to suspect that Canon has software in the body to prevent the third party lenses from focusing consistently. Basically if the camera does not recognize the lens as Canon it would insert random miss focusing.

It would be nice to see how the AF performs on some old cameras, especially old Rebels since I would suspect that there would not be any thing in the firmware. Better yet how it performs on a film camera.

Or alternately if the lens is miss identified by the camera as some other Canon lens, it is apply a correction which is appropriate for the Canon lens but not good for the Sigma.

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Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
« on: April 22, 2014, 12:32:55 PM »
Is there a lens out there that never has occasional AF inconsistency?

Does a 40% miss rate really constitute occasional inconsistency?  I think not...

Compare this to Zeiss missing 100% of AF shots  ;)

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So after this DSLR, from the past rumors how many more DSLRs are left to be released this year?

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Hi everyone,

About a month ago I contacted a photographer because I wanted to get into the wedding business.
He accepted my request and he took me with him to a wedding, now:

The Bride called my up a week ago telling me that she didn't like the photographer images and she asked to have a look at my photographs instead.

I set up a gallery for her and she contacted my back very excited and happy about my work, making me so happy as well.

Photographers say that you have to know your client to work out a price, well I don't know how much their budget was but they hired a Limousine and a Cadillac for their wedding, this is what I've seen.

How much do you think should I charge them for about 30-40 photos, retouching and the time spend at the wedding?

I was thinking between $500 - $600 (Australia)

Thank you

(By the way I didn't get paid by the photographer and he didn't tell me the client tried to get in contact with me)

Why would the client tried to get in contact with you without seeing your photos first?

You are asking us how much you should charge. The best person to tell you this is the original photographer. He knows the market and he knows the client.
One big lesson that you should learn from this is how much to charge, this is the most important information you can get out of this experience. Even if the PRO does not want to share any money with you, but you know what is the right amount to charge for your local market you will come out ahead in the future.

As far as the number you proposed ($600/40), that is $15 per picture, it sure does not sound like you value your time much.

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Lenses / Re: Philosophical question about Sigma Lenses - Why?
« on: April 04, 2014, 09:40:01 AM »
I'm late to this thread, but I will give you a real car company example.

AC Delco (A GM company) makes car batteries for GM products, but also batteries for most other cars.

Batteries are bought by end customers, unlike  examples of Sony sensors or Samsung LCD screens where the end customer does not have a choice what part is put into the final product.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X & EOS-1D C Cold Weather Autofocus Issues
« on: April 03, 2014, 07:30:34 PM »
I don't think this affects all 1DX, mine works flawlessly at -35Celcius. I live in Montreal, I have used it more than 5 times below -35 (pond hockey on a lake, barbegazzi for example)...

I also live in Montréal, and I don't recall any -35 C days this winter. There may have been a couple of nights that were +/- -30 C and several days that were +/- -20 C, but that's it. I know because I walk the city a LOT and when it gets down to and below -18 C, I don't go out except for short excursions--aka, for supplies. Just saying.

I would guess that Besiska confused real temperatures with wind chill temperatures.

Wind chill only affects living beings, it does not affect the camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon DSLR Announcement in March? [CR1]
« on: February 19, 2014, 10:42:02 AM »
Yes, it's likely that the next camera is launched T6i. I just hope it has the same sensor 70D.

Canon is shrewd when it comes to milking profits from sensors.  Consider that the T5i/700D did not get the latest version of the 18 MP APS-C sensor.  The T5i's sensor has Hybrid CMOS AF (same sensor as the T4i and the EOS M), whereas the sensor used in the SL1/100D and the EOS M2 has Hybrid CMOS II AF (where the phase AF area covers 80% of the frame vs. just the central portion).  That allows Canon to release another T#i-series body with a 'new' (to the line) sensor (but not the 70D's sensor).  Put Digic 6 in there, and they're good to go with the T6i/750D.

You are absolutely right. Canon will not let you get the 70D sensor in a Rebel price camera. The earliest that the 70D sensor migration to Rebel will be T7i. Or if you look at the T4i to T5i change, it will be in T8i. So in 2016.

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No, some of the AF points would be angled 45 degrees down, so in the "mirror" mode they would be looking through the lens.

Then in imaging mode they would still be 'holes' in the image.

Regardless, fresh ideas are great, but this one just doesn't seem practically viable.

Why would there be holes, the 650D & 700D have extra AF points on the sensor for autofocus in video mode?

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In this "implementation" all the AF points would be on the sensor (like the sensor in 70D) so no need for 'holes'.

So you couldn't autofocus while looking through the viewfinder?  Yeah, I'd call that a problem.   :o

No, some of the AF points would be angled 45 degrees down, so in the "mirror" mode they would be looking through the lens.

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