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Lenses / Re: Landscape lens for backpacking
« on: April 16, 2014, 02:35:25 AM »
+1 on the EF-S 15-85mm. From all I have read, a 16-35 on a crop camera will not give you better image quality.

Macro / Re: The same flower.
« on: April 14, 2014, 11:15:59 PM »
flat or not, I like the first one better

Animal Kingdom / Re: A new take on BIF
« on: April 14, 2014, 11:11:46 PM »
yeah that is not going to be easy - they are small and fast and AF will have a hard time focusing in low light.  I'm also curious what others have got

The one I was trying to get was flying so erratically it was very difficult to even get this picture. I suppose a 400mm f2.8 on a 1dx might do the trick.
If you can't keep them in the viewfinder, a 1DX won't help either :)
One way to get them into a more predictable flight pattern is (sometimes) to throw a small stone high up in the air when they are near. If they pick up the echo of the stone, they might follow the stone as it falls back to the ground. You still gotta be quick though

Animal Kingdom / Re: A new take on BIF
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:25:47 PM »
yeah that is not going to be easy - they are small and fast and AF will have a hard time focusing in low light.  I'm also curious what others have got

Software & Accessories / Re: Canon E2 Handstrap opinions?
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:16:32 PM »
I'm using the E2 with a 5D mark III and a RRS L-bracket. I have attached the strap directly to the L-bracket, without using the lug for the tripod socket. It works fine, I have no complaints, but I cannot compare to any other hand straps.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: B&H or Adorama
« on: April 14, 2014, 02:10:10 PM »
Yeah, it's weird, i don't know what's happening then, as I can't see anywhere on the page telling me it's either backordered or out of stock

Here's what I see on my end as of this morning:
Same here, I don't see an out-of-stock notification

Edit: Neither on the desktop nor on the mobile site

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« on: April 13, 2014, 08:58:15 PM »
My wife looked at the schedule in complete Horror and asked just exactly what these places had for her, after some thought I added Japan, which seemed to make her Happy (Tokyo, Gucci, Hermes etc),
I know Tokyo, but I've never heard of the other two places. Sure they are in Japan?

Lenses / Re: Lens calibration
« on: April 13, 2014, 06:03:32 PM »
Your result may be even better if you focus on a vertical target (a Siemens star taped to a cereal box) and attach the ruler to the side of the box, with the 5 (or any number of your choice) lined up with the image plane.
When you focus on the ruler at an angle, it is hard to say what exacly the camera focused on - it could be the 5 but could also be the 4.5 or 5.5 or something else.

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f2.8L II Shutter Speeds
« on: April 07, 2014, 11:56:48 PM »
It can help sometimes to shoot a quick burst of 2 or 3 shots when you are pushing shutter speeds to the max.

Your right! Awesome link. I would like to know what settings she used.
If you click through the pictures on flickr, you can see gear she used and settings:

The front element of the 50/1.8 is set well back from the front of the mount and is well protected without the need for a filter.  I do protect expensive lenses that have the front element flush with the mount, but that is just a personal foible.  There is absolutely no need for a uv filter with the 50mm.
Just to make it clear: If you want a filter to protect the front element of a lens, it doesn't have to be an UV filter. A clear filter works just fine. UV filters are sometimes easier to find, that's why they are also used for lenses on digital cameras.
The protection mentioned here is protection from mechanical impact and/or moisture. There is no need to protect lens or sensor from UV light. For a $120 dollar lens it is in my opinion overkill.
UV protection for your skin however is recommended :)

Did you check the Auto Rotation settings in your camera? Page 286 in the 5Diii manual, not sure where it is for the 1DX.
Still foesnt explain why it depends on the software you are using

Photography Technique / Re: 1D X - 12 FPS or 14 FPS?
« on: April 02, 2014, 05:35:17 PM »
I don't have a 1DX, but if I did, I would shoot at 12. 14 fps means the viewfinder is blocked, there is no AF tracking during the burst, and it is jpg only

OTOH, f/1.2 means not having to clean the house, because all the background clutter is rendered as a pleasing, colorful blur.  Life lessons from someone with three kids.  ;)
Are you recommending goggles made with two 85mm Ls?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Back button AF problem
« on: March 30, 2014, 01:33:08 PM »
Did you check the manual? If you download the PDF, it is searchable.

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