GammyKnee

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Works as a Software Engineer
Has a website at http://www.dmayrshire.co.uk
Joined on May 18, 2008
About me:

Grumpy software engineer with two dodgy knees and two even dodgier Beagles

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  • I haven't had my R long - just a few weeks - but I have done a bit of shadow lifting in some sunrise landscapes I took, and even in the backgrounds of some dark gym portraits. I haven't noticed ...
  • Didn't they already implement this with the original EF 100-400 ?? :)
  • I think the best way to settle this is to get the 85 1.8 and live with it for a bit. It's a cheap lens even new and might be even cheaper used (from what I've seen there are lots of good used ...
  • These were taken with the R + EF 24-70 f/2.8 II 1. The "eye of the cobbler" on Ben Arthur at sunrise 2. View from the "saddle" between the north and central peaks 3. The view back towards Ben Ime.
  • You're not alone in observing this; if you haven't seen the following thread already you might find it interesting: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/62050580 When I turn the IS off on my ...
  • I wouldn't say the traditional format feels ancient to me, but increasingly when I switch bodies I do find myself wishing that the 6D2 was more like the R, and not the other way around. It still ...
  • I like the idea of FV mode and on the R I do appreciate the consistency of the interface for changing all the exposure settings (e.g. no more special case for ISO). That said, I must admit I'm ...
  • Congratulations! I'm similarly impressed with my R, but I'm holding onto my 6D2 for a good while until I'm sure I don't need an OVF body. The R has delivered in all the areas  I was hoping it ...
  • Really glad you posted that up. While I did read about the bokeh-damaging effects of EFCS a while back, I'd totally forgotten about it. I totally agree it would be nice if the camera could handle ...
  • +1 Whatever you think about Ken Rockwell, his guide to the EOS R is definitely worth a read. Whether you follow his recommendations directly or not it gives you a head start on the customization ...
  • One of the thoughts bouncing round my head when I got the R was that it would open the door to more 3rd party lenses, without any worries about AF calibration and all of that. It's nice  to have ...
  • I've only used on-camera flash once just to test for compatibility issues (I have all Yongnuo gear). For actual shoots it's all wireless off camera but yes, exposure simulation is best turned off, ...
  • I can't speak to event photography, but if it helps I can say that the R really shines in low light situations. I did a shoot in a particularly dim gym last week - a venue where my 5D4 has ...
  • I asked a similar question a few weeks ago and went on to make the same switch you're considering: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63144544 Thus far I'm finding that the positives for portrait ...
  • Awesome. In recent years I've been doing modern calisthenics to fill the hole left after I gave up karate, so I have some small sense of the strength and physical control on display there, but ...
  • I've never shot that kind of action and I've only had my R for a couple of weeks so I can't contribute to the AF question, but I have to say my jaw was on the floor when I saw the crazy height ...
  • I've had a Tamron 45 for a few years now and it's been a regular on my gym fitness shoots. I love the way it renders, the sharpness and all the rest of it, but in dim environments even with static ...
  • I bet Canon does that for the mirrorless equivalent of the 1D line, given that they already do AF-linked spot metering.
  • That makes perfect sense; my quick test was indeed in low light. As things stand it doesn't sound like there's much users can do to  work around cases like this; a fix or at least some kind of ...
  • Thanks for posting this - it's always good to know about difficulties before you encounter them yourself. I just did a little test and (understandably) a backlit subject seems to be temporarily ...
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