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« Reply #25 on: 23/08/2015, 09:42 PM »
I'm loving the pics guys!  Yep, I've shot with that one KK... I'm a Nikon fan ;) The 5d MkIII was easy to get great pics with and the 1D IV is a dream machine but I prefer the D800 and the D4s (but I don't own one and even if I had the cash don't want to carry it). 

I reckon there's not much between any of em to be honest... It's just what you're used to!
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« Reply #26 on: 23/08/2015, 09:55 PM »
great pics KK. a buddy of mine had a 70D and I've had a play around with it. Great camera.

The reason for purchasing the 70D was its multi point focus capability and studio style capabilities of it's video mode when teamed up with the correct ISM lenses it's whisper quiet

The video example is
Take a scene from your images and via the touch screen touch any object and it will auto focus on that object while progressively and smoothly going out of focus on the previous object
Works no matter the distance.
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« Reply #27 on: 25/08/2015, 07:33 AM »
My wife just finds the 60D easier with smaller hands and once you've invested in one...

PS like the dog tug-o-war but there's a tricky focussing situation!  Ideally you'd want the eyes.

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« Reply #28 on: 25/08/2015, 09:59 AM »
...and once you've invested in one...

Yes that is the crux of the matter in terms of the nikon vs canon (or whetever else) debate. Once you start buying lenses, you stick with the brand you started with.

I have remained canon because I went there at some point in the past (my first canon SLR was a 35 mm and the lenses fit my current models), and the next time i wanted to upgrade a body well...

I once had someone tell me he found the modus operandi of nikon "more intuitive" than that of canon. Well yeah....if you are already familiar with nikon. If you are familiar with canon, then you find its modus operandi more "intuitive" than that of nikon !  Where do these people come from? I'm the bloke that doesnt find the modus operandi of an i-phone intuitive...until I start to become familiar with it...ie I dont find anything intuitive from a "cold start".

I currently have a base model DSLR crop model canon as well as a full frame canon. The difference is in the operator  ;) although the full frame is better set out in its controls (bigger body - more room?) and thus easier to use. The crop body suffers from having to double up on some functions which makes it less convenient / slower when you are in a hurry. But the photos are great and in fact looking at all this laterally, rather than to say that all the pro / full frame gear is so fantastic, I reckon that the base model DSLR's (both brands) really are fantastic for what they can give you in a very budget price compared to the cost of the "good" gear.

Now if canon could just see their way to fitting a second wheel onto their smaller /budget end crop bodies, they would go a long way to improving their operation.

Err...not really trying to hi jack the nikon thread, but I think the comments are relevant enough.   
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« Reply #29 on: 25/08/2015, 10:35 AM »
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Hey GK, love the portafilter and beans/tamper shots - really nice use of depth of field - ' bokeh' the experts would call it!  8)


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« Reply #30 on: 25/08/2015, 11:02 AM »

Hey GK, love the portafilter and beans/tamper shots - really nice use of depth of field - ' bokeh' the experts would call it!  8)
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Finally found my feet with this camera. A lot of features but I just go back to basics shooting mainly RAW in aperture mode with custom ISO. Even shooting in raw I can easily transfer this RAWs to my iPhone with the cameras built in wifi and post process them on my iPhone for a quick social media share.

I'm now looking at getting a variable ND fader for my zoom lens so I might be hitting up Hoya soon. There are cheap versions on eBay but they don't use optical glass.

I haven't played much with the video mode yet so once I get some more time I'll get around to it.

I'm now looking at taking my mustang for a drive when the weather is good to Williamstown and do some sunset/night shots with Melbourne in the backdrop.
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« Reply #31 on: 26/08/2015, 11:22 AM »
Amongst other nice things (especially the ultra light using parachute wing aka powered parachutes) there were some very nice, local Mustangs of varying models, at the "Big Boys Toys" exhibition in my local area on the weekend. Also other nice cars incl an A9X Torana, and some nice 30's 40's cars beautifully restored.....I had not taken the camera, and the phone really doesnt cut it.
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« Reply #32 on: 26/08/2015, 11:32 AM »
I have been to the launch of the new Ford Mustang innAustralia

Please excuse the "front camera" phone camera images taken of it when I was there

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« Reply #33 on: 26/08/2015, 12:26 PM »
2016 mustang is on my list.

For now this bad boy gets out when the weather in nice.

Pic was taken at a car show I organised for cause I called "Westside cars for a cause". We raised $8k for the Miracle Babies Foundation. It was held this time last year at Masters Burnside VIC. My wife drove the Lockwood racing car pictured. She works for ASSA ABLOY.
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« Reply #34 on: 27/08/2015, 07:56 AM »
Took these pics yesterday with my 18-140 while out and about yesterday. It was an overcast day and slightly hazy. The photos were taken in hobsons bay vic.

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« Reply #35 on: 27/08/2015, 09:16 AM »
The photo with old clinker in foreground...awesome! Previous photos of tamper/ grouphandle/ and coffee beans, and the coffee den / also

Re: The previous photos of mustang at bunnings exhibition....I love the look of XY GT's (my neighbour lucky so and so has one) but behind the mustang, the falcon kind of looks "quaint" and the mustang steals the show (for me anyway). You can see the design relationship, but there is no disputing the king of classic motor vehicle design after which almost anything pales into insignificance. Ford must realise this big time or they wouldnt still be pussy footing around the same classic design, as seen in nearly all subsequent mustang models and the nice modern yellow one in KK's photos. Nice.   
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« Reply #36 on: 27/08/2015, 09:38 AM »
The photo with old clinker in foreground...awesome! Previous photos of tamper/ grouphandle/ and coffee beans, and the coffee den / also

Re: The previous photos of mustang at bunnings exhibition....I love the look of XY GT's (my neighbour lucky so and so has one) but behind the mustang, the falcon kind of looks "quaint" and the mustang steals the show (for me anyway). You can see the design relationship, but there is no disputing the king of classic motor vehicle design after which almost anything pales into insignificance. Ford must realise this big time or they wouldnt still be pussy footing around the same classic design, as seen in nearly all subsequent mustang models and the nice modern yellow one in KK's photos. Nice.   
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I agree regarding the mustang (biased) and the XY and XW. the red XY is a clone GT and the XW is an original 4 speed GT. They are part of my car club that I founded in 2013. Since then I've taken a back seat role and left the management to others.

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« Reply #37 on: 27/08/2015, 10:13 AM »
With regards to showroom condition presentation of cars

A absolutely hate shiny tyres - it detracts from the overall look and the tyre shine is terrible stuff
Bring back tyre black - a matt / satin look and fully dry

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« Reply #38 on: 27/08/2015, 10:58 AM »

With regards to showroom condition presentation of cars

A absolutely hate shiny tyres - it detracts from the overall look and the tyre shine is terrible stuff
Bring back tyre black - a matt / satin look and fully dry

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I agree KK.

What I use is my leather protector applied with a sponge on my tyres. Then I buff dry with a cloth. Leaves my tyres looking black and clean but not overly shiny.
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« Reply #39 on: 27/08/2015, 02:33 PM »
Question for you dslr users. What type of strap or sling do you use?
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« Reply #40 on: 27/08/2015, 02:38 PM »
I have 2 straps
One is the camera makers and the other is a hand made strap

Both with a band of approx 40mm to 50mm wide

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« Reply #41 on: 27/08/2015, 03:08 PM »
quick & dirty phone picha.

This strap is very forgiving on the neck/shoulder.

Dont blame me for the silly name...its called a "industry-disgrace" whatever that means....
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« Reply #42 on: 27/08/2015, 04:26 PM »
quick & dirty phone picha.

This strap is very forgiving on the neck/shoulder.

Dont blame me for the silly name...its called a "industry-disgrace" whatever that means....
ive seen those FC but they are out of stock at present.

The name suggests that as it uses the dedicated strap mounts instead of the tripod mount like slings do that have the camera hang upside down. I guess it's an industry disgrace.

I've been eyeing off the Joby Pro Sling that uses the cameras tripod mount but has a tether as a fail safe in the unlikely event I forget to tighten the mount on the camera and it comes undone. http://joby.com/camera-straps/pro-sling-strap

Edit: i just bought one so ill post some pics/reviews once it comes in...
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« Reply #43 on: 27/08/2015, 04:26 PM »

I have 2 straps
One is the camera makers and the other is a hand made strap

Both with a band of approx 40mm to 50mm wide

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im interested to see your bespoke strap KK. Post a pic when you can.
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« Reply #44 on: 27/08/2015, 07:33 PM »
I've always used the Nikon straps with the camera.  I really like them!
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« Reply #45 on: 27/08/2015, 08:46 PM »
I've always used the Nikon straps with the camera.  I really like them!
i didn't think twice about the Nikon strap that came with the camera til yesterday. I was out for a few hours in the bay shooting and it took a toll on my neck.
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« Reply #46 on: 31/08/2015, 12:14 PM »
So my Joby Pro Sling came in today and I'm liking it a lot. Adjustability, locking mechanism, the materials used, and the added tether for security makes it a well rounded product.

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« Reply #47 on: 31/08/2015, 04:02 PM »
Looks interesting.  Not to my tastes certainly but the quality is evident even from the pictures.
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« Reply #48 on: 31/08/2015, 07:36 PM »
ha yes it certainly makes my crumpler look simple. Well made and thought out.

Hope it works for you...let us know how you like the connection in the bottom mount. 
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« Reply #49 on: 31/08/2015, 08:24 PM »
ha yes it certainly makes my crumpler look simple. Well made and thought out.

Hope it works for you...let us know how you like the connection in the bottom mount.

So far so good. I've used a sling before on my eos300d. This one is not a sling per se but functionality is the same. The beauty of it is the mount itself doesn't let the camera sway like a normal sling does.

I'll field test it tomorrow. I've got a few hours off husband duties and the weather looks good too.

I also just purchased a cheap FOTGA variable ND fader that's made with optical glass. If it's crap ill bin it and get a Hoya.
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