tongki

tongki

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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Steve Balcombe: It's really good to read the actual thoughts of an actual working pro. But I'm afraid her reaction mostly comes across as "Ew, a crop camera".

The first big giveaway was "I like knowing that my lenses are true to their focal length", which is just ridiculous and betrays a complete lack of understanding. I wonder what she did before the 1Dx (i.e. only 3 years ago), when sports professionals routinely used the 1.3x crop 1D MkIV?

Then there is this emphasis on the voice memo feature which is apparently a deal-breaker for her. I can understand how useful it is. Yet she speaks highly of the 5D3 *which has no voice memo feature".

And she lists "no built-in wifi" in her Cons, but no 1-series or 5D has that either.

Fine, these are the observations of a working professional photographer and valuable as such. But I think she decided she didn't like it because it's not a "professional" body in the traditional sense, then she looked for reasons to justify that.

Either she never use WFT
Or she never use crappy wifi on 6D and 70D

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 16:20 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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Mongrel: No way I'm reading 310 posts to see if it's been stated (I'm almost sure it has though...) but...

A simple comparison of $1800 for a 7D II vs $6800 for a 1Dx will put the review in perspective.

Boiled down?

"For $1800 the 7D II is one helluva a camera and can (obviously) get the shot even at the professional level."

Anything else mentioned that is considered a "problem" can easily be solved by the purchase of a 1Dx.

I like aps-H on 1D mark IV

I doubt that I gonna like FF on 1DX even I like 1DX

Crop sensors makes some of the work easier

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 16:18 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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R Johns: It seems like a fine camera. However...

I just want to ask Canon why they made it so you could wirelessly Live View and adjust Exposure from a smartphone on the 70D, but the 7D MKII you cannot...

Given the 7D MKII already has a fixed LCD, this seems like a MAJOR ball was dropped... lol

wifi on 6D and 70D connected to iPad, loosing distance and you have to reconnect it AGAIN and AGAIN, that's sucks !

If you ever use WFT (WIreless FIle Transmitter) on 1D mark IV, it never happens, just click sent and it will auto reconnect

So, wifi on 6D and 70D is sucks !

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 23:22 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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R Johns: It seems like a fine camera. However...

I just want to ask Canon why they made it so you could wirelessly Live View and adjust Exposure from a smartphone on the 70D, but the 7D MKII you cannot...

Given the 7D MKII already has a fixed LCD, this seems like a MAJOR ball was dropped... lol

wifi features on 6D and 70D is a piece of junk !

If you ever use WFT, YOU WILL KNOW IT

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 14:31 UTC

I disagree for using camera tripod mount on any modifications

but we should look more into the thing first

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 10:02 UTC as 29th comment

Been using Metz 43AF,
Thing is small but deadly accurate
You can't compare Metz to Canon flash piece of junk

You'll know when you use it,
Only thing is, Metz draw lots of power

This 64AF will kill 600EX easily if we talk about quality of lights

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 03:00 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)

this what I've dreamed about flash,
but drone will not work, you will need something like anti gravity thing,
flying blade is dangerous, you can not move easily between people

also mechanism to come back home to your backpack and secondary unit
will replace its position while the other one is charging automatically

I will change my flash system when this new flash system comes out

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 04:23 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement post (73 comments in total)

own a second camera will cost you C.O.A and new license for new O.S.

therefore, make a new connectivity between cameras will also cost you network license for each user I.D.

and other anti virus company will sell a lot more anti virus for EOS cameras

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 02:58 UTC as 4th comment
On Stream your photos... via backpack? article (34 comments in total)

I can't imagine the power drained by laptop and heat problems

to all saying about this good and bla bla bla ...

think about simple problems, battery drain and heat transfer inside backpack,
compare to it's practical side, not worthed

also USB mounting and put it in the backpack,
is it stable connection for the USB ? risk from being hit or wreck ?

you need a better solution to do that, something like wireless post to communicate the link

creative? Yes
usable and workable ? NO
smart innovation ? It's kinda stupid

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 00:57 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Stream your photos... via backpack? article (34 comments in total)
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Bruce Crossan: So when do we get cameras with a built in 4G SIM Card? Or a camera with no rear screen - just a device to attach the camera to a smartphone where the screen would normally go. . . of any size or operating system, with an App that replaces all the functions of a rear screen?

the brand that you mentioned,
they only made a TOY, not a camera

do the Times people use it on their work ?

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 07:00 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)
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tongki: I like the idea of incoming 1D mark IV replacement,
another APS-H for this new EF 16-35mm f/4L
with more reliable wifi, something like WFT built in because wifi on 6D and 70D is a crap and totally useless (you know if you use WFT earlier)
touchscreen, dual SD card and very fast live view and video AF

Thanks for the offer, Richard,
I missed my 1D mark IV and had to admit 70D performs better in some way
your price for $3,200 think too high,
I sold mine around $2,000 several months ago

I take yours for $1,000 cause it is imported and some customs

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 09:10 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)

I like the idea of incoming 1D mark IV replacement,
another APS-H for this new EF 16-35mm f/4L
with more reliable wifi, something like WFT built in because wifi on 6D and 70D is a crap and totally useless (you know if you use WFT earlier)
touchscreen, dual SD card and very fast live view and video AF

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 16:56 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)
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Miguel Rodríguez: When is canon going back to the game? Gents I am a frustrated canon user... What happen with this guys just announcing boring or
Controversial or overlapping products? Many of my colleagues a switching to Nikon and I think I will eventually do it as well.

Canon can innovate with something like wireless LCD detachable with control

thanks me for the idea when it happen

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 09:27 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)
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tongki: I keep 17-40mm for extra 5mm reach
and don't need stupid IS

if you can not handheld your camera in wide angle,
then hire a photographer that can do it

rrcad, do u know how fast a moment that you can't even think about moving your feet to get that 5 mm more reach

especially if you use 24-70mm on FF,
16 x2 = 32mm ... +3mm = 35mm
24 x2 = 48mm ... + 22mm = 70mm

17 x2 = 34mm ... + 6mm = 40mm

see the difference ?

I would prefer using other way than IS to solve problems,
because IS is something that you can not control of

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 09:22 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)

I keep 17-40mm for extra 5mm reach
and don't need stupid IS

if you can not handheld your camera in wide angle,
then hire a photographer that can do it

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 02:34 UTC as 25th comment | 8 replies
On Create your own DSLR external battery pack article (66 comments in total)
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Michael B 66: 1) This was very informative. I thought about building a power supply with a lead battery and a DC-DC converter but - despite it will supply a 600D for 30 hours it is heavy.
Have not known that these battery packs come now with a 9V (and 12V) supply plug.

2) external power supply for the 40D is rated @ 8.4 volts. I would try to reduce the voltage to 8.3 volts with a DC-DC converter - I am not shure that the dummy battery has some regulator. Applying 12V will perhaps destroy the camera, a DC-DC regulator is a good "protective circuit".

LOL, lead acid?
heavy and needs to drain totally before recharging

thats is not solution, that's new problems,
especially the DC to DC converter

people nowadays using lithium ion or LiFe,
lightweight, huge capacity, fast drain for hungry powered devices
problem is, aviation regulation limits to some capacity

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 10:56 UTC
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iAPX: I found it funny this little body with all this equipment around. Seems I am trolling when laughing about a little mirrorless body needing to be put on a tripod just to take a good picture without motion blurr, especially with one the rare good lens sony offers for it!

Now for video, it's laughable too, with a 12MP resolution (I still use my D300s but who will buy a mirrorless body with 12MP in 2014 to do photography?!?), and none of the advantages you will find on BlackMagic gears.

Still photography? nope
Movie shooting? nope
Lauging? ah yeeessss

been using sony piece of junk A900,
can not go higher than iso 1000, slow AF, stupid AWB,
clumsy flash mount

going back to sony with nice Zeiss lenses again ?

NO !!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 02:06 UTC
On Orion DVC210 DLSR Crane Review article (38 comments in total)
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Wolfgang Fieger: Once more for better understanding: we photographers are not interested in movie making! If we would be interested in movie making we would be movie makers, not photographers. Please recognize the art of photography as a totally different form of art as movie making is. These two forms of art have less in common than painting and sculptury. The only connecting part is the fact, that both arts involve lenses as tools of their craftmanship.

that would be easier using a monopod and tilt lcd screen,
rather than setup mini jib

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 21:46 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1046 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: A good update to a fine camera. Not everything that everyone wanted but good nonetheless.

This may be Nikon's last top end DSLR.
We may see a move to mirrorless (donning flame suit) for the next generation.
Buy your piece of history today.

people who gets D4 or 1DX actually looking for responsiveness,
and that means everything,
I don't think mirrorless can perform at this side

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 08:57 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1046 comments in total)

if only D4S comes out with dual SD card slot,
I will forget 1DX and all Canon system and flash that I owned

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 08:49 UTC as 244th comment
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