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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Soft files from the 1dx2?
« Last post by Viggo on January 20, 2017, 06:17:26 PM »
Viggo, I sometimes AFMA to a little back focus depending on subject and distance since the point of interest - often an eye, is generally not the most forward part of the body and often it's challenging to get a spot on an eye.

Just discovered another annoying item - with camera OFF if you remove a lens or card for more than a few seconds the camera reverts to #1 card - CF.

In other words, I have shot to the Cfast with CF installed.  I shut off the camera, remove Cfast, check the photo on my computer, reinstall in camera, turn camera on and VOILA it's now shooting CF!!

Now I know, I can change it back but what a dumb set up, including defining Cfast as #2.

Jack

Hmm, yeah that's weird... I only have CF atm, it works brilliantly, so awaiting price decrease :P
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Canon General / Re: Tips on deterring forcible equipment theft while carrying camera?
« Last post by Fatalv on January 20, 2017, 05:48:01 PM »
We get it, you hate guns, and think gun owners are terrorists, insane, etc.

Gun enthusiast Nancy Lanza was apparently neither a terrorist nor insane.  That didn't stop her son from using some of her many guns to first kill her, then to kill 20 little school kids, 6 of their teachers, and himself.  But I digress...

As for the mine are bigger than yours...



Maybe you misquoted or I'm not understanding. I was talking about kirispupis's comments. I'm a gun enthusiast and neither insane nor a terrorist ;)

I am envious of the big white though... one day I may own one. Until then I have to settle for the Sigma  :P

In fact, it seems you may have totally missed my point...the sanity of the gun owner is irrelevant when an insane relative takes the owner's guns and goes on a killing spree.  In the case to which I refered, the gun enthusiast came to understand her folly...a painful, final sort of lesson.

No, the point was well received. I was confused at you quoting me (about kirispupis quotes) then responding to kirispupis' quote about the 'mine are bigger than yours' as well ;) Anywho... no big deal.

Unfortunately what you point out is far too often the case. The majority of shootings/assaults involve guns illegally obtained, stolen, or "commandeered" from improperly secured sources (parents, family members, friends, etc).

Sadly, it's also often the case that it involves mentally or emotionally unstable individuals. It's unfortunate a lot of these cases end the way they do before the individuals can be helped.
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Soft files from the 1dx2?
« Last post by Jack Douglas on January 20, 2017, 05:40:39 PM »
Viggo, I sometimes AFMA to a little back focus depending on subject and distance since the point of interest - often an eye, is generally not the most forward part of the body and often it's challenging to get a spot on an eye.

Just discovered another annoying item - with camera OFF if you remove a lens or card for more than a few seconds the camera reverts to #1 card - CF.

In other words, I have shot to the Cfast with CF installed.  I shut off the camera, remove Cfast, check the photo on my computer, reinstall in camera, turn camera on and VOILA it's now shooting CF!!

Now I know, I can change it back but what a dumb set up, including defining Cfast as #2.

Jack
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Canon General / Re: Tips on deterring forcible equipment theft while carrying camera?
« Last post by Eldar on January 20, 2017, 05:37:12 PM »
The fact is this: The more guns there are in the hands of law abiding citizens, the less crime there is.

Sorry, but the fact is that you don't know what the heck you're talking about.  Is Kellyanne checking your facts for you?   ;)
An example; We have much (as in MUCH) stricter weapon control here in Norway, than you in the US. However, since we are a nation of hunters, we have lots of hunting rifles (we are actually in 11th place globally on weapon density), but you have to go through special training and screening to get one. Hand guns, assault rifles etc. are banned and the control with ammunition and use is significant.

The rate of people getting killed in the US is 50, FIFTY, times higher in the US, compared to what we have. But, of course, that has absolutely nothing to do with your liberal weapon legislation  ::)

Anders Behring Breivik: The strict gun laws did nothing to deter this attack. The strict gun laws did, however, leave more than 50 people completely defenseless.
True, that was a true tragedy and lots of young people were killed that day. However; Since WWII, we have had one, as in ONE, such shooting here in Norway. How many have you had? Do you want me to start the listing of school and campus shootings you´ve had? But ohhh, I forgot, the NRA blamed that on not enough guns amongst the good guys at school, as in pupils and teachers. "Oh Mrs. Pearson, I really like your new handgun! Nice holster too!".

How many policemen are killed in the US every year? According to Wikipedia 4.078 officers killed since 1990! Since WWII, a grand total of 10 Norwegian police officers have been killed in service.

How many people were shot and killed by US police in 2016? According to Washington Post; 963 people. Over here, our police fired their guns twice, as in TWO, against humans last year. Missed both times.

So, whatever you think about weapons and however eager you are to defend your crazy legislation, you have every statistic in the world against you, when you argue that it deter violence and prevents good people from being killed. More good people are killed in the US than in any comparable country.

FYI I was Nordic (as in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark) champion in archery in my youth and won the annual shooting contest in the Air Force during my service. I also hunt moose, deer, reindeer and mountain grouse,  so I am not against weapons, as long as they have a proper purpose, as in hunting rifle, are properly used and properly secured.

You have a total population of 5 million or so people in Norway and want to directly compare that to a far more diverse and socially complex nation of 316,000,000. I get it.
No, I don´t. You brought Norway in, by using the only mass shooting we have had in 75 years as an example. I just told you how stupid that was.

If you wish, if you think you have a case, lets compare to Germany, UK, France, Italy, Japan or even all of Europe, with a comparable population, social diversity and similar living standard. You will see exactly the same thing. The only countries you can compare yourselves to statistically, are the likes of South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines ... etc. Not where you want to be.

Your weapon legislation is totally crazy and responsible for killing thousands of good Americans every year.
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Reviews / Re: Canon EOS M5 Review from Dustin
« Last post by TWI by Dustin Abbott on January 20, 2017, 05:22:23 PM »
Dustin

Thanks for the great review.

I also recently got an M5, and am very impressed. It's functionality and ergonomics are great for anyone used to a 5d body, and took very little getting used to.

I also have a 5D4, but have not had a chance to really use it a lot yet. But the M5 compares very well in terms of IQ in most situations with the 5D3 for sure.

I have used the 18-55, 11-22 and 50-200 M lenses; am pretty happy with them.

I was wondering about sunstars....none of these really seems to make great ones compared to my FF lenses. I realize there is a big difference in build etc, but was wondering if you or anyone else can comment on this.

I will post a couple of images later today.

One thing I have noted is that the single biggest weakness of a number of EF-M lenses is flare resistance.  That's also true of the new 18-150mm, which is actually a pretty strong lens in many ways.  My review of it comes next week.
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Canon General / Re: What do you shoot with.
« Last post by CanonFanBoy on January 20, 2017, 05:20:27 PM »
This is one lopsided forum gear wise.
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Lenses / Re: 200mm f/1.8L not for portraits
« Last post by NancyP on January 20, 2017, 05:18:45 PM »
Canon, or long-time Canon users, may recommend non-Canon repair facilities. Mechanical issues can be dealt with by the guys who service large format lenses and shutters. Electronics are the issue. If you are getting it solely for use at f/1.8, infinity for astrophotography, electronics don't matter. You'd find "infinity" and mark it on the barrel. You don't need autofocus. Better to make a Bakhtinov mask and manual-focus. Default aperture for unpowered USM lens is "wide open".  Some scientific observatories (as opposed to hobbyist) have wide field scanning with arrays of either f/1.8 or f/2 200mm Canon lenses, at least one has an array of 400mm f/2.8 Canon lenses.
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The fact is this: The more guns there are in the hands of law abiding citizens, the less crime there is.

Sorry, but the fact is that you don't know what the heck you're talking about.  Is Kellyanne checking your facts for you?   ;)
An example; We have much (as in MUCH) stricter weapon control here in Norway, than you in the US. However, since we are a nation of hunters, we have lots of hunting rifles (we are actually in 11th place globally on weapon density), but you have to go through special training and screening to get one. Hand guns, assault rifles etc. are banned and the control with ammunition and use is significant.

The rate of people getting killed in the US is 50, FIFTY, times higher in the US, compared to what we have. But, of course, that has absolutely nothing to do with your liberal weapon legislation  ::)

Anders Behring Breivik: The strict gun laws did nothing to deter this attack. The strict gun laws did, however, leave more than 50 people completely defenseless.
True, that was a true tragedy and lots of young people were killed that day. However; Since WWII, we have had one, as in ONE, such shooting here in Norway. How many have you had? Do you want me to start the listing of school and campus shootings you´ve had? But ohhh, I forgot, the NRA blamed that on not enough guns amongst the good guys at school, as in pupils and teachers. "Oh Mrs. Pearson, I really like your new handgun! Nice holster too!".

How many policemen are killed in the US every year? According to Wikipedia 4.078 officers killed since 1990! Since WWII, a grand total of 10 Norwegian police officers have been killed in service.

How many people were shot and killed by US police in 2016? According to Washington Post; 963 people. Over here, our police fired their guns twice, as in TWO, against humans last year. Missed both times.

So, whatever you think about weapons and however eager you are to defend your crazy legislation, you have every statistic in the world against you, when you argue that it deter violence and prevents good people from being killed. More good people are killed in the US than in any comparable country.

FYI I was Nordic (as in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark) champion in archery in my youth and won the annual shooting contest in the Air Force during my service. I also hunt moose, deer, reindeer and mountain grouse,  so I am not against weapons, as long as they have a proper purpose, as in hunting rifle, are properly used and properly secured.

You have a total population of 5 million or so people in Norway and want to directly compare that to a far more diverse and socially complex nation of 316,000,000. I get it.
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Everyday camera - what to choose?
« Last post by Snzkgb on January 20, 2017, 05:12:31 PM »
Wow, the steps for buying, taking to service center, getting back repaired all happened at lightspeed! Good for you!
It's just money, that is why getting back repaired happened so fast. If I wouldn't pay for the "emergency repairs" 30% more, than I'd probably got my camera back only after a week or so.
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Lenses / Re: Information About a New Canon 135mm Lens
« Last post by NancyP on January 20, 2017, 05:10:58 PM »
Has anyone seen the Laowa 135mm apodization lens?
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