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    Quote Originally Posted by jlkk76 View Post
    yup...think we keep it to 4pax, max 6pax + 1 mentor...how dat?
    Quote Originally Posted by RyanG View Post
    Ok. Good ratio.
    yup, 6 pack is nice! a 6-in-1 one also nice, like walking with a built-in basketball....

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    wah.. this helps alot!! thx shifu!
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    btw, nice meeting u all.
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    almost forgot...
    as promise to Rubedo, this is how to test a lens for front/back focusing issue.

    1. align 3 batts as below in the photo
    2. focus the #2 batt (middle) at wide open, at minimum focusing distance
    3. shoot. then pixel peep to your satisfaction.
    4. if front batt in focus, then u hv front focusing issue. vice versa for the last batt.

    Thanks! This helps alot

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    Quote Originally Posted by xhui View Post
    hey ramian, missed u today at the chit chat session.
    Was at SLS with a pretty long list of things to get (not only for myself). Kinda forgot that my dad was flying off tonight to Korea so had to rush back home to send him off. Will most likely be going back tomorrow afternoon.

    Quote Originally Posted by scud View Post
    almost forgot...
    as promise to Rubedo, this is how to test a lens for front/back focusing issue.

    1. align 3 batts as below in the photo
    2. focus the #2 batt (middle) at wide open, at minimum focusing distance
    3. shoot. then pixel peep to your satisfaction.
    4. if front batt in focus, then u hv front focusing issue. vice versa for the last batt.

    Hmmm... have read about the "battery focus test", but wouldn't a focus test chart be more accurate? Or is such a fine level of AF mis-focusing in-significant for most usage?

    My 3 Canon lenses auto-focus spot on, but the sigma back-focuses by 2mm. I'm still not all that used to such a thin DoF, so I don't know if it makes a difference in practice.

    Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramian View Post
    Was at SLS with a pretty long list of things to get (not only for myself). Kinda forgot that my dad was flying off tonight to Korea so had to rush back home to send him off. Will most likely be going back tomorrow afternoon.



    Hmmm... have read about the "battery focus test", but wouldn't a focus test chart be more accurate? Or is such a fine level of AF mis-focusing in-significant for most usage?

    My 3 Canon lenses auto-focus spot on, but the sigma back-focuses by 2mm. I'm still not all that used to such a thin DoF, so I don't know if it makes a difference in practice.

    Anyone?

    ramian, wat next on ur list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramian View Post
    Was at SLS with a pretty long list of things to get (not only for myself). Kinda forgot that my dad was flying off tonight to Korea so had to rush back home to send him off. Will most likely be going back tomorrow afternoon.



    Hmmm... have read about the "battery focus test", but wouldn't a focus test chart be more accurate? Or is such a fine level of AF mis-focusing in-significant for most usage?

    My 3 Canon lenses auto-focus spot on, but the sigma back-focuses by 2mm. I'm still not all that used to such a thin DoF, so I don't know if it makes a difference in practice.

    Anyone?
    AF Mis-firing is quite a hindrance IMO. Especially for macro or sports. A slight difference can have a different impact on the photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlkk76 View Post
    ramian, wat next on ur list?
    I need a camera backpack for my trip to Kuching in August. Really liked the one I had borrowed from my friend for the Ubin trip, but there's still some time till then, so no rush.

    Quote Originally Posted by RyanG View Post
    AF Mis-firing is quite a hindrance IMO. Especially for macro or sports. A slight difference can have a different impact on the photo.
    I understand that, but does AF mis-focusing by a couple of mm especially with thin DoF at f/1.4 matter when taking proper photographs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramian View Post
    I need a camera backpack for my trip to Kuching in August. Really liked the one I had borrowed from my friend for the Ubin trip, but there's still some time till then, so no rush.



    I understand that, but does AF mis-focusing by a couple of mm especially with thin DoF at f/1.4 matter when taking proper photographs?
    That backpack is equivalent to Lowepro Flipside/Fastpack IIRC.

    I believe in terms of macro as it's so tight, it does matters. Although to me, I am not a macro shooter but I would want my equipment to be in top condition especially any brand new lenses.
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    Just bought a new tripod, Benro A300.
    It costs me 140 dollars. Quite steady and nice build quality also.
    450D/17-50 F2.8 HSM OS/50 F1.8/430EXII/85 F1.8/BenroA300EX/55-250 IS/ 35mm F2

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    Default Re: Canon EOS 450D Club -TCSS Lim Kopi Session: Season 6

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    Just bought a new tripod, Benro A300.
    It costs me 140 dollars. Quite steady and nice build quality also.
    another one dat BBB!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramian View Post
    Hmmm... have read about the "battery focus test", but wouldn't a focus test chart be more accurate? Or is such a fine level of AF mis-focusing in-significant for most usage?

    My 3 Canon lenses auto-focus spot on, but the sigma back-focuses by 2mm. I'm still not all that used to such a thin DoF, so I don't know if it makes a difference in practice.

    Anyone?
    battery focus test is the fastest and easiest way to see if a lens is having f/b focus. one do not need to setup tripod, lay test sheet flat on table, cam setup at an angle as accurately using a level spirit. doing all these when buying a lens worth few hundred or thousand dollars may seems over-paranoid. worst still if buying a 2H lens. then pixel peep via laptop. gosh.

    if the batt test is done properly, one surely can tell how bad is the issue, if any. then u can make a call to go ahead or abandon the deal. if u have no choice (say u found a lens at an attractive price), u can always get lens calibrated, be it at CSC (for canon lenses) or David (from P&G - for 3rd party lenses).

    whether the f/b focus is significant, i would say it is in my line of work. a 2mm f/b focus is not good if one can observe it. this will be even worst if shooting at the minimum focusing distance, where the error is magnified (f/b focus is visually more pronounce). imagine if using a lens with front focus, u focus at her eye, but the other eyes below are in focus (if u know what i referring to.. , xhui excuse me hor ...), how would u be able to deliver the final photos?

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    haha my v2 of my macro ring light come out liao help post sum suggestion on my thread pls..
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...19#post5096019

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    Piangz... Today I kena poison by Raynox 250 DCR after joining tagorean and ex0rcist in the CCK macro outing!

    It's a perfect match for any lens, especially when you have a macro lens to let it stack on. The picture closes up by another +8 diopter but the downside is the thin DOF.

    Now will go have to hunt for 2nd hand liao...

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchia001 View Post
    haha my v2 of my macro ring light come out liao help post sum suggestion on my thread pls..
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...19#post5096019


    How big f/stop & shutter can it handle up to in M mode? I'm mainly using M mode for all my shots and my D.I.Y. can only handle up to f/11, 1/125 max under shady area.

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    Any guides on getting a mac? Could use some guidence. Haha, Though i've read up on switching from PC to Mac, but still any advise? Going to BBB soon. Haha.


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    Any guides on getting a mac? Could use some guidence. Haha, Though i've read up on switching from PC to Mac, but still any advise? Going to BBB soon. Haha.


    GMAN
    guide? just step into the epicenter and walk out a happy man!

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    guide? just step into the epicenter and walk out a happy man!
    no turning back!
    Licence to shoot.

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    guide? just step into the epicenter and walk out a happy man!
    Hahaha. I'm still waiting though. Haha, because i'll should be working at the June PC show. So if i can get a good price, i don't mind buying there, since i'm working there. Otherwise, i'll buy at epicenter. Does epicenter do education pricing? Thanks alot! Happy boy though, not yet a man. Haha. My next option is buying online, since apple gives me up to $200 off a 24" mac with education pricing.


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    no turning back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja23XX View Post
    Hahaha. I'm still waiting though. Haha, because i'll should be working at the June PC show. So if i can get a good price, i don't mind buying there, since i'm working there. Otherwise, i'll buy at epicenter. Does epicenter do education pricing? Thanks alot! Happy boy though, not yet a man. Haha. My next option is buying online, since apple gives me up to $200 off a 24" mac with education pricing.


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    last heard, epicenter don't do edu discounts... your best bet is only apple online. anyone can confirm?
    Licence to shoot.

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    last heard, epicenter don't do edu discounts... your best bet is only apple online. anyone can confirm?
    I can do that. Just go down there can talk. Haha. If i can reach a discount close to $200, i don't mind. I'm getting quite abit of stuff. Hope fully a 24'' mac, + Apple Care, Wireless KB & mouse, + ipod touch 8gb with apple care as well. BBB to the max.


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