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David Hewison

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  1. I noticed this today too.. 3 out of 3 for me.. If there's some with only 1 star here yet still get over night approvals, i wonder what it takes to see a slowdown in approval speed?
  2. haha I'd say it would have barely covered your take away latte during your break...
  3. I have the passes, thats no problem... and most of my work I sell direct.. I was just wondering how these images perform here.. obviously not too well by the sounds of it lol
  4. Just wondering if anyone else here shoots motorsport and if so, how does Alamy perform in regards to sales, particularly live news sport images.. Do you see many sales for this genre?
  5. I'm utterly staggered. I use a canon battery grip but rather than using the normal canon battery packs, I use Eneloop Pro AA's because they last longer and they're easier to charge in an 8 cell charger - no waiting for one to charge and inserting the next - i'm lazy . So I use the canon battery cartridge as a backup. I've never tested the fps on AI Servo with the canon battery cartridge inserted, so I thanks to your post, I swapped the batteries to the canon packs and and guess what - she works perfectly! lol The Eneloops are reasonably new (2 months old) and have a good reputation - so I'm not really sure why the performance drop?? I'm currently running them through a battery condition cycle - maybe that will bring them back to life? Thank you Ed - To be honest I had read about the battery issue before, but given i was using fully charged cells I didn't take any notice of it. Looks like I'll be buying more canon battery packs and and additional charger so I can charge concurrently. I'm surprised no one's picked this up before, I'm surely not the only one who uses the AA cell cartridge in the BG-E11 grip? When I used EOS-3s with the Powerbooster battery grip I had the option of using the Canon (NiCad?) specialist battery or the Canon holder with AAs. That had a stated lower fps on AAs. I don't think AAs deliver the current needed to support the highest frame rates. You beat me to it! It certainly appears that way - I didn't realise there'd be a difference.
  6. Well let this be a lesson to us all: If all else fails - read the instructions! After a lot of digging i found the user manual for the BG-E11 battery grip and guess what? It says right there in black and white that if you use the AA cell cartridge, continuous shooting in AI Servo mode is slow.. it should only be used in an emergency as a back up... https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/26761740/Camera/Photo%203-03-2016%2C%2010%2006%2018%20PM.jpg
  7. I'm utterly staggered. I use a canon battery grip but rather than using the normal canon battery packs, I use Eneloop Pro AA's because they last longer and they're easier to charge in an 8 cell charger - no waiting for one to charge and inserting the next - i'm lazy . So I use the canon battery cartridge as a backup. I've never tested the fps on AI Servo with the canon battery cartridge inserted, so I thanks to your post, I swapped the batteries to the canon packs and and guess what - she works perfectly! lol The Eneloops are reasonably new (2 months old) and have a good reputation - so I'm not really sure why the performance drop?? I'm currently running them through a battery condition cycle - maybe that will bring them back to life? Thank you Ed - To be honest I had read about the battery issue before, but given i was using fully charged cells I didn't take any notice of it. Looks like I'll be buying more canon battery packs and and additional charger so I can charge concurrently. I'm surprised no one's picked this up before, I'm surely not the only one who uses the AA cell cartridge in the BG-E11 grip?
  8. I've tried that, both 1st and 2nd shutter are set to fast.. mind you when they're set to focus - its no slower. So at least with my body those settings don't change anything
  9. I Can't seem to find anything about this on the internet and it's not been a priority for me to work it out until recently as I rarely use AI Servo mode. However, I want to do a little motorsport shooting so now this is an issue. Whats happening is that when my camera is set to 'one shot' focus - high speed burst mode works as it should - around 6 or 7fps. The second I set the camera to AI Servo so I can focus track - she drops to less than 3fps! Surely this can't be right? Any help from other 5D3 users would great - have I missed a setting or something or is this just the way it is?
  10. I like the bag idea for it simplicity, but I run around a lot to catch as much of the action as I can.. so I'm looking for the least 'jiggly' answer. I think a simple belt is the the way to go.
  11. Had a play with the Think tank belt today, the slim one.. I must say I was pleasantly surprised how comfortable it was.. It feels like there's no need for a harness to support over the shoulders but I didn't load it up... I'll check out the lowpro shortly...
  12. Fair point... At this stage im only interested in taking my camera (5D3), 24-105 and the 70-200 2.8.. So rather than take a bag, I'd rather carry the lens and flash on my belt.. camera on the harness. I currently use a sling which is fantastic... no problems securing the camera on that, even with the big lens and a battery grip. I spose for motorsports I'd only need the camera and a big lens so you have a good point about that.. Then really I'm looking for a solution for long duration events etc. I like your idea about leaving kit int he media room, but how secure is that?
  13. OK so I think I need some help. I shoot a lot of events, protests and I'm about to start shooting motorsports. I've had a gutfull of carrying my camera backpack around so the other day whilst merrily shooting the World Naked Bike Ride, which was.. revealing to say the least! I decided not to take my bag, but to strap my camera lens case for my 70-200 2.8 on my belt.. well, that wasn't such a good idea either, my belt snapped under it's weight! Plus it was uncomfortable. And most disturbingly, without a bag, there was no where to put my cigarettes and what to do with the flash? I'd rather not leave it on camera if possible - unless of course i need it. The thing is I hate harnesses and camera vests - I think they look ridiculous - they're almost as bad as fishing vests! (without the smell) And I'd rather be more conspicuous but the time has come that I have to put all that aside and take the leap into harness land. There's so many choices out there.. vest? Harness? Belt and Harness? Grrrrr non of which I like because i don't like any of them.. I've been looking at the Lowpro S&F belt along with the Harness OR vest from the same company.. they seem pretty good. So I'm looking for advice please.. which is more practical, the vest? or the harness? And can anyone recommend a brand they've had experience with please? Cheers!!
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