M Stewart

Lives in United Kingdom Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Joined on Aug 17, 2011

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  • I have the three Canon lenses you list, and a 600D body so I've got some idea of the weight / balance when fitted to your 700D.  I started with the 85 F/1.8 and found little use for the EFs 17-55 ...
  • Ah!...   But those cameras were supplied with focusing screens optimised for manual, by eye, focusing.  For test purposes today, using LiveView and the LCD screen is probably the best way to go, ...
  • Me, too.  I just have the Fuji W3, bought for a sensible £140 three years ago when Amazon had a clearance.  For a time I used the UK 3D printing service, and my client was well pleased and came ...
  • I've just bought my first FullHD camcorder without a viewfinder.  My earlier FullHD purchases were a Canon HF G30 (20x zoom), and a Panasonic X900 (12x zoom).  They're both in use, mainly for ...
  • Replied in Diffraction?
    Your manual must be different to mine! (p 41) Mine suggests that there's 1024 lines at 17MBs, and that it only drops to 720 if you drop to 4MBs.  (Both of the above for MP4 movies - I normally use ...
  • Replied in Diffraction?
    Further to the above, I've now viewed video shot on my Panasonic X900 and as mentioned above it has quite different priorities to the HF G30.  On the Panasonic, the shutter speed is prioritised to ...
  • Replied in Diffraction?
    Hi Andy, In P mode and with the ND filter set to Auto, with circular polariser filter in place, in my experience the default aperture is F/4 - the aperture only opens up if the light drops to a low ...
  • Replied in Diffraction?
    A word of explanation about the motorcycles video. It was shot in mid-Wales, and the ride was part of the "Thankful Villages" commemoration for those villages which lost none of their members ...
  • Hi Andy, On p53 of the full (UK) manual, under Notes, Canon mention that the pictures can appear blurred, and advise in "M" and "Cinema" modes, to set the ND Filter to Automatic. It's accessible ...
  • Replied in Diffraction?
    Yes, the sensor on the HF G30 is slightly smaller than that on the earlier Canon tape-based HDV HV30, but that was limited to a 10x zoom. I've certainly had good to excellent sharpness on my HF G30 ...
  • Hi Andy, I have an HF G30, and have used it fairly frequently for shooting damsel-flies, and similar small creatures.  I mainly use it on a tripod, with low-end video head, and very frequently at ...
  • I have a 1DMk IV, and the EF 300 F/2.8L IS USM. I also have both 1.4x and 2x Canon extenders. I've had good reliable results with the basic lens, and with the 1.4x extender. My results with the 2x ...
  • You're braver than I am! I would expect there to be Youtube clips showing what you need to know, or there's the "Stripdown" or "Teardown" (?) series from LensRentals. (I hope my memory hasn't ...
  • Any chance of checking it on a full-frame body?  (Just in case it's slightly de centred - a problem I discovered on a zoom lens after the warranty had expired.) I've had my wonderful EF135 F2L for ...
  • Replied in Dragonfly
    Well done. You've attempted something I thought was way beyond what our cameras could do!  I'm pleased when I get a dragonfly or damselfly sharp when it's resting!
  • Seems that like me you bought a used copy.  I had mine for over a year using it on a cropped body with good results on birds, and then I tried it on my 5D MkII on distant buildings.  Not good.  It ...
  • Hi, I assume you are referring to the HF G40, I've been using the earlier & very similar HF G30 for the last two years, and viewing my videos on a 50" plasma TV screen at full resolution.  ...
  • I saw a simple way to download and capture a YouTube video, and it worked for me.  (Inserting a letter in the http link at the right place.) Perhaps others wouldn't agree that the 8 minute clip was ...
  • I'm a retired avionics engineer, and there's a difference between the force on your lens mount necessary to break the mount in some physical manner, and the lesser force which twists your camera ...
  • Hi, I have the Legria (Vixia) HF G30 which certainly provides exposure compensation in 1/4s steps.  Your wife's G10 offers something similar, and all is explained on pp 57-59 of the manual.  I ...
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