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Lenses / Re: Another standard zoom advice topic
« on: August 28, 2014, 09:39:43 AM »
Are you limiting your options to only Canon lenses?

Certainly not. But the Sigma 24-105 is about the weight of my current lens. So that didn't make any sense.

I have an offer on my 24-70 which is about what a new canon 24-105 will cost me. So I could trade my four year old lens for a new one. Hurray.

However, still not sure.

Lenses / Another standard zoom advice topic
« on: August 28, 2014, 05:28:46 AM »
So, ever since I got the 50mm and 85mm prime, I tend not to use my 24-70/2.8 because of its weight. I would love to take it along for the versatility of zooming. But together with the 5d3, its really cumbersome to haul it around.

So I've been looking at all the standard zoom options available today.

I think I have decided on two things. (Not sure yet)
1.) I don't need f2.8
2.) I need IS OS or equivalent in return.

I've been looking at Canons 24-70 IS and 24-105 IS. But there are way more lenses on the market.

I am able to buy a used 24-70 IS for €550,- (about 725 USD) but as I have been reading about bad copies, I'n not so sure if its a good idea. On paper, it would be the best choice. newer IS system, the lightest of them all.

Can anyone add some more confusion to my dilemma so I am sure I'm considering all the options here.

EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: August 27, 2014, 11:10:20 AM »
Back when it came out, I bought the 7D over the 5D2 as it felt to me as the better camera. And a absolutely loved it to bits.

Then the 5D3 came out, and it felt like a 7D on steroids. So bought that. Maybe when a 7D2 comes out, it will again feel like a better camera then the 5D3. Who knows.

For now, I'm really happy with what I have, so I dont expect to purchase one in the near future.

I use kingston datatraveler usb flash drives that I put on the bill for a refundable 10 euro upon return. I never get one back. But this way I do not have to discuss the cost of this method of delivery when the size of the project goes over dual layer dvd capacity.

I do have to add that I don't do video projects.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: August 14, 2014, 08:13:20 AM »
This butterfly like creature was awesome. It went from flower to flower with its long tongue

I'm not quite sure about the balance between flash and natural light in this picture.

Lenses / Re: Tamron lenses --> annoying zoom ring
« on: July 18, 2014, 08:07:07 AM »
i prefer it with the zoom ring on the front. especially with heavy lenses. better support and you can use your pinky and thumb for focus fine tuning i guess i just got used to it that way.

Same here, Especially with the 150-600, where you need to support it further from the camera anyway when shooting hand held. It takes some getting used to I guess, but its not as hard to master as the 100-400 push pull system where you keep overzooming the focal length you want.

Lenses / Re: This thing's gotta go!
« on: June 11, 2014, 10:47:13 AM »
....and a model left over from a photo shoot......

Is there a pretty lady stuck in your garage?

On topic: I have a Canon PZ lens which I never use but I just think is really cool as there is no EF lens like it. Normally I sell everything I don't use. In the dutch market, second hand lenses sell for reasonable money within two weeks.

    I don't think 7DII will have an evf... if so, I think a lot of wildlife photographer will be disappointed as a lot of wildlife photographer use the viewfinder a lot even when not taking photo and most of them won't be happy if they need to bring a lots of batteries.

   Have a nice day.

There are two things we can guarantee about the 7DII.

1: it will not have an EVF ( thank goodness)

2: it will be met by howls of derision and disappointment on the Internet forums that will then gradually turn to grunts of respect twelve months later  ;)

If it did have an EVF, it would be because they have solved all the shortcomings of the EVF, and the howls of derision and disappointment would turn into deafening shrieks :)

Maybe they will dream up some nifty way to switch from evf to pentamirror and we will see both in one camera. Making it awesome awesomeness all around.

Canon General / Re: Best Backup Strategy?
« on: May 16, 2014, 03:19:51 AM »
I have a kensington lock on my external drives, and not on my imac. That way burglars steal the insured stuff, and not the replaceable stuff.

I Copy from CF to drive on, and when done do a move from CF to drive 2. So my originals are on two drives. I also make backups of lightroom to both drives. I can loose the mac and one drive and still have everything.

Lenses / Re: Canon 10-22 vs 10-18
« on: May 15, 2014, 04:32:50 AM »
I'm also wondering which is better  ::)

There is the ken rockwell answer: the 10-18mm is lighter. So its better.

Lenses / Re: Canon Patent For 70-400 f/4.5-5.6 Lens
« on: May 15, 2014, 04:08:31 AM »
Maybe this is a Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM replacement and we will all be very disappointed ;-)

An EF-s 55-300 instead of 70-400 would be more logical. The EF-s line up has been matching lensen at the 55mm point for ages, and now even the 10-18 is matching at the 18mm end.

This probably is a clever lens design the dreamed up, that was at risk of leaking to tamron or sigma. And they registered it to protect it. With no intention of making the lens. Or its a "what if we make the 100-400mm wider, what would happen to cost and weight" kind of exercise.

Patents don't seem to make it to a market product very often. Especially outrageous ones.

(oh wait, there was this one:

Lenses / Re: Canon Lens Pouches
« on: May 14, 2014, 05:47:19 AM »
I use them when I load people my gear. And my 8-15mm is in one because it keeps loosing the lens hood. The pouch prevents that from happening.

I also have a set of macro tubes that came with a small pouch. I tend to always keep those in their pouch because i can then stack a prime in the same compartment without hard surfaces scratching against each other.

I love the discussion that sprung from this. The opinions couldnt be further apart. From "the client is an ***" to "you should have brought a team"

My conclusion is this: I should have better understood the clients wishes. It doesn't have anything to do with taste, technique or opportunity.

However, I didn't show you any of the pictures they did like, as I think it is irrelevant to the original post. Which is about the picture I like, and they didn't. The fact that they ended up with a bunch of pretty pictures for their site is besides the point.

All in all that was a successful shoot. I didn't have to shoot the sports, as there was a team of pro photogs for that, and a professional videographer with a boat and motorcycle to get up close. No way I could top that.

But keep the comments coming. I'm not easily offended by critique :)

Dear friend procentje20
Wow " Their first reaction. "The volunteers are out of focus"  "----I ( as Photographer) love your photo, that show the main subject is sharp in focus, and most all of the volunteers are good blur.
BIG BUT = As the "  the work of volunteers at a triathlon in my home town. " = 99% of the VOLUNTEERS are Volunteers, Many of them Big / High position in their business in your Home town, And They working hard  with out pay, And The Most important thing in their lifes are have the good Photos ( OF THEM) in the Publish/ Magazine/ Pamplets--To show off that " Here are ME, , who working hard , to make this event Success---MOST OF THEM do not care , who are the winners---At all.
YES, I have learn from more than 10 race like this-----The first one try to do same thing that you did, AS THE REAL PHOTOGRAPHER, not point and shoot to get every thing sharp in focus, And I Miss alot of the Volunteers/ Staffs's Photos---Just Pin point to the Public Racers.----YES, I AM WRONG.
Yes, I ask the Boss , why They do not like my " PHOTOGRAPH'S IDEA Photos ", And He explain to me like I tell you.= The Most important Photos = The Photos of their staffs and The Volunteers, Including  another Volunteer Photographer too.---If No their Photos on the Book/ Publish or Pamplets after  the end of Race---Most of them will not come to help in another race.---YES, Most important Pictures = BEFORE THE RACE/ Preparation, and Clean up job, by Volunteers. To record the Photos that they can use as the Volunteer project, Not The NO NAME WINNERS, who just one time race.


Thanks Surapon, thats probably the misunderstanding. They ask for photos of the work of the volunteers, and they meen photos of the volunteers working. Which sounds the same, but is something else artistically.

I just thought of a wedding aniversary I was asked to shoot, where I had a list of attendants I used to make sure everyone was in at least one picture. But the list didn't include the uncle that flew 2000km to be there. And I managed to not include him in any picture. I thougt I wad being oh so professional. But in the end, the whole gig left a mediocre impression.

Learning from mistakes is important. And I've been learning a lot these past years :)

Not sure if this has been discussed before. But I was wondering if any of you ever had a photo assignment where the client gave you a task, you made a picture to the best of your understanding of the task. Liked it, send it to the customer. And the customer hated it.

I'll start with my example. I was asked to photograph the work of volunteers at a triathlon in my home town. They were overhauling their volunteers website, and wanted good pictures to go with the site. No budget, but I was asked nicely.

So, I went in, took lots of pictures and figured one in particular captured the whole story of the volunteers.

Their first reaction. "The volunteers are out of focus"

Which was exactly the point. The volunteers are there to make the athletes excel. This guy has a drink, because there are volunteers. I still like the picture, they went with some of my other pictures.

I would love you guys to share a similar story.

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