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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II
« Last post by knoxtown on October 29, 2014, 11:32:58 PM »
Really looking forward to selling my Sigma 35 and picking this up as soon as possible.
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Software & Accessories / Re: BlackRapid FAIL - grrrrrr
« Last post by candc on October 29, 2014, 11:04:20 PM »
The new ones come with the plastic thing that goes over the caribiiner but I don't like it. I turn the connector so the threaded part is away from and not rubbing on your side otherwise it will loosen up if you are not mindfull of it. I regularly give it a twist to make sure it's tight.
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Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« Last post by dpc on October 29, 2014, 10:59:55 PM »
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I don't approve or disapprove of tagging rail cars. If the rail companies actually saw it as damage, they would put the necessary resources into stopping it. They obviously care very little.

For me, I get to shoot it almost every day as a train comes right past my home here. I've got a gallery with 1600 rail pictures, almost all graffiti.

The guys running the local train got so curious eventually they stopped the train one day and asked me why I was taking the pictures all the time. When I told them it was for the graffiti they said, "Oh, well we'll have to get you some better cars."

The railway companies may or may not care. To me that's irrelevant. Defacing others' property without their permission is simply wrong in my view. However,  I've said enough about it.
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As a working pro that makes a living off my tools (currently 1DX's), there are a couple of features that I'd spend a lot of money for. ..
#2: Digital crop that would allow cropping into the sensor on the fly, similar or better than the Nikon D3/D4 can do.

Interesting. May I ask why? It's a nice to have, maybe, but if that (software) functionality adds "a lot of money" to the cost of a body, I'd prefer to put that money into memory and crop in post.

For most of my work there is no time for post processing.  My images go straight from the camera to viewing stations where my customers can view and purchase the images.  Selected images also go straight to slideshows running on multiple 50" screens.  If a parent sees a good shot on the 50" screens, chances are they are going to head to the viewing stations to look and hopefully make a purchase.  A my larger venues my selected shots are projected on 20'x30' screens.  Again no time for post processing.

The crop on the fly ability allows me to put a more tightly cropped image in front of the customer, whether it be on my viewing stations, 50" monitors or 20'x30' screen.  For me this increases sales.

-John

Fair 'nuff. Thanks John!
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Software & Accessories / Re: What accessories for 7d Mkii?
« Last post by Mt Spokane Photography on October 29, 2014, 10:53:46 PM »


I'm surprised to see so many suggesting a battery grip. I've always thought they looked too bulky, plus most of my work is in landscape mode, but I'll have to try one sometime!

I'll check out the other products that have been suggested.

Thanks everyone,

Ashley

http://ashleymiddleton.zenfolio.com

A grip on a 1 series is rock solid, but on a 7D, I'd pass.  You do not hold a camera with heavy lens by the body / grip combination, you put a hand under the lens to support it.
 
I've had a lot of grips, and took them all off. 
 
Unless you have a specific need such as portrait orientation or extended battery life where you can't easily change a battery, I'd pass.
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Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« Last post by distant.star on October 29, 2014, 10:48:44 PM »
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I don't approve or disapprove of tagging rail cars. If the rail companies actually saw it as damage, they would put the necessary resources into stopping it. They obviously care very little.

For me, I get to shoot it almost every day as a train comes right past my home here. I've got a gallery with 1600 rail pictures, almost all graffiti.

The guys running the local train got so curious eventually they stopped the train one day and asked me why I was taking the pictures all the time. When I told them it was for the graffiti they said, "Oh, well we'll have to get you some better cars."
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Software & Accessories / Re: DxO OpticsPro 10 released
« Last post by dcm on October 29, 2014, 10:46:34 PM »
In the US, the DxO OP 10 Elite upgrade was $69, with ViewPoint 1.2.1 for $0 or ViewPoint 2.5 for $29.
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Lenses / Re: DO you correct lens vignetting when sot wide open??
« Last post by Random Orbits on October 29, 2014, 10:45:35 PM »
For the normal workflow, I use the corrections.  There are some shots that I like better without it (when the background is bright relative to the subject), so I uncheck the box, but corrections is the default.  For me, sports shots tend to be cropped asymmetrically, so the natural vignetting will look uneven/odd.  In those cases, if I want to add vignetting back in, I use the post-crop option.
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Street & City / Rome - Street Candids
« Last post by petach on October 29, 2014, 10:43:43 PM »
Currently in Rome for a week with Mrs Petach and some friends.  We have a lovely apartment, close to shops and bars/restaurants about 1k from the Cathedral of Rome (St John/StGiovanni)

Couldn’t decide which camera to take….but BA’s generous 21 kilo hand baggage allowance decided for me.  They all came!

The 6d with 85mm L f/1.2 & 70-300L, The GXR with 21mm Zeiss and a Panny FZ200 Bridge.

The Panny has done really well, especially for street work and scenics.  I am pleased with it and it is very versatile at 24mm-600mm equivalent zoom AND f/2.8 all the way through. In fact, I have enough confidence in it to make it the only one to take if room is tight.

A couple of 6d 70/300L shots here

Candid Rome by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

Candid Rome by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

Followed by Some more street candids (FZ200):

The guy in the cafe

Rome - The Guy in the Cafe by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

Rome - Candid (ZZ Top?) by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

Candid Rome October to November 2014-13.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

Candid Rome October to November 2014-1.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

Candid - Rome by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

.....and the Ricoh GXR +21mm Zeiss

Candid - Rome-12.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

Candid - Rome-13.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

Candid - Rome-11.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

Candid - Rome-9.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

Rome - Candid by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

Candid - Rome-10.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

Rome - Candid by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

Roman Mullet..Classy!!!! by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr
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Software & Accessories / Re: BlackRapid FAIL - grrrrrr
« Last post by ifp on October 29, 2014, 10:42:43 PM »
BlackRapid's willingness to pay for equipment repairs when failures do occur speaks a lot to the reliability of their system. If it was failing constantly, then they would quickly be out of business paying for repairs.
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