Christoph Stephan

Christoph Stephan

Lives in Czech Republic Vestec, Prague, Czech Republic
Works as a biologist
Joined on Oct 17, 2006
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Equipment Canon EOS 40D, 20D, Canon EOS 300 (Film) and lenses

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  • ... I also would get him a Nikon, but not because I think Nikon is better than Canon. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so its down to personal choice. The all-overriding argument is ...
  • Replied in "Good enough"
    This is also very much the case with Canon, so far preventing me from getting one of the EOS xxxD bodies, and leaving the desire for a Pentax K-S2 or something similar (weather sealing being ...
  • That may be an argument for me to get a Fuji camera. Directly comparing several Canon EOS digital SLRs and one Canon analog EOS with Fuji Sensia colour slide film, the Fuji slide film wins most of ...
  • This certainly adds to it to a great extent. Such behaviour is not uncommon on internet fora, unfortunately. I share your impression about mirrorless users, at least the fraction of them posting ...
  • I would think what riles people up is the prediction that their favourite type of equipment will soon not be around for any longer. They would happily accept that others have other choices and ...
  • Replied in Red Herring!
    But why does it need to be justified? Budgetwise, an entry-level SLR is less expensive than most mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, and in both systems, you need to acquire a set of lenses ...
  • I do have the impression that there are two camps - those who love OVF and those who love EVF - and both seem to have little appreciation for the preferences of the other side. For myself, I see ...
  • Replied in Definitely
    And it is heartwarming to see that so many here feel the same. When browsing through forums, I often had the opposite impression. I prefer OVF over EVF, one major reason is battery life. EVF sucks ...
  • Compared to a viewfinderless camera without image stabilisation (IS), a camera with viewfinder AND IS might have. Using the viewfinder offers a more stable (three-point) position. This adds to the ...
  • I am inclined to think the EOS 80D would be a good companion for your EOS 6D - the control lay-out of both cameras is similar. An essential factor if you switch between two cameras - you want to ...
  • Replied in Lens hood
    If they introduced this in the EF 100-400mm L IS, it is a major advantage. I still have the Mk I version. So I learned something new... This novelty would even be more important for standard zooms ...
  • My personal experience with the gorrillapod (even the SLR version) is that, when clipped to a bar or fence, it did not hold the camera properly and stable, the weight of my EOS X0D cameras with ...
  • Having two cameras can be beneficial of one fails during a trip. OF course you also have you m4/3 camera, but you do not want to bring 2 systems with two sets of lenses on a trip. I would get rid ...
  • Replied in Lens hood
    Actually, when I use my EF 100-400 mm IS, I mostly use it with hood (for protection and IQ) as it would fit in no camera bag anyway. For all my other smaller lenses, however, your argument holds ...
  • Commented on photo Colorado Rainbow 2 in the Rainbow challenge

    Excellent mood, extraordinary shot!

  • Replied in EF-S 10-18mm
    As you mention the EF-S 10-22mm, have you also considered the EF-S 10-18mm to complement your EF-S 17-55mm IS (or a putative EF-S18-135mm IS)? The EF-S 10-18mm is considerably smaller and lighter ...
  • If you like the control layout of your EOS 40D, in particular the joystick controller to shift AF points, the EOS 7D Mk II may be worth a thought. EOS 80D and the other options recommended here do ...
  • I do not have personal experience with the EF-S 17-55 m f2.8 lens. Looking at the specs, there are some disadvantages. 1. size and weight 2. limited close-up capability 3. unless I carry a ...
  • To clarify it completely I meant the newer lighter EF-S 10-18mm or the older EF-S 10-22 mm . This makes it clearer as the specification "EF-S" indicates they can only be mounted on APS-C cameras ...
  • The EF-S 10-18 mm is only available as APS-C. If you have full frame, there are only heavier options such as the Sigma 12-24 mm or Sigma 14 mm or these more exotic solutions here ( 1 ) ( 2 ). If ...
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