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Lenses / Re: 85L or 135L?
« on: July 17, 2013, 11:53:02 AM »
I have 5dmkIII, 24-70 L, 70-200 II and recently I got 85 1.2....and I highly recommend it. With 70-200 I don't think that you will need 135.
Autofocus is bit slow but it is accurate..and for dof at f1.2 you will need accuracy. If you need speedy autofocus just use 70-200.
So my vote goes to 85 :)

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One time I was on a wedding and just taking some food and decoration shots ..and some guy aggressively said something like "don't you take any pictures of me!" :o
How would you respond to that?

Interesting question, and a lot would depend on circumstances.

It would matter who this "guy" was. A wedding guest? Food service staff? Site security or management? Too much to drink? Most likely, if he wasn't integral to my work at the wedding, I'd just say, "Sure, no problem," and go about my business.

If I had a few minutes and wanted to engage him, I might say something like, "You know, I always wonder about that. Some people like to have their picture taken and some people don't. I can never figure it out. Can you help me understand that?"

An even more aggressively engaging stance would be to say, "Oh, good. You know I'm taking pictures all day, and no one takes my picture. Since you don't want your picture taken, will you take mine?" Then I'd hand him the camera and ask him to take my picture next to the wedding cake. If he says, "Go to hell" and walks away, it's over. If he takes the picture, he's now on your side -- he has a sense he's part of your team, that he's made a contribution. And, maybe he likes it and he takes up photography! You never know.
As I was getting payed for that wedding I did not want to make a scene so I just replied "ok" in same rude way and moved along. Funny thing is that after he got drunk he did not mind me taking pictures of him :)
I don't understand guests at weddings who get all fancy dresses, makeup, haircuts, expensive suites and then don't want to be photographed. A lot of times they see that I am taking pictures of them and then turn their back to me. I know that i am shooting with Canon, but c'mon it does not hurt ;)
 

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One time I was on a wedding and just taking some food and decoration shots ..and some guy aggressively said something like "don't you take any pictures of me!" :o
How would you respond to that?

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Take a look at Tamrac velocity 8x
http://www.tamrac.com/products/velocity8x/
I have it and It can hold 5d + grip 70-200 2.8 IS II, 24-70 (without hood), and one speedlite

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Instructions are in same zip file as firmware (just in separate folder)

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For now I just press the shutter half way and then I press the zoom button. It is not a big issue, but I have to get used to it.
The part where it does not delete jpegs is also minor thing. Since I will only use jpeg in case of CF failure...and lets hope that I will never have to go down that road :)

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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but AFAIK it's no to both.

:'(
Well I will just have to live with it...
Thanks

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Viewing and deleting photos on 5D MKIII
« on: May 08, 2013, 04:15:42 PM »
I recently got mark III and I have few questions...

I configured Zoom button to zoom in to point where focus was acquired. If I take few pictures in a row and press zoom button while last picture is still displayed on screen, I cannot scroll through other pictures with quick dial. Is there some way around this? I don't want to press preview button and then zoom button every time I want to quickly go through images I have just captured.

Second thing is that I have configured camera to record Raw files on CF card and Jpeg files to SD card.  When I delete any picture with delete button only Raw file gets deleted (or Jpeg if I set camera to preview Images from SD card). How can I quickly delete both images?


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EOS Bodies / Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« on: April 26, 2013, 02:30:25 PM »
Tested AF-assist beam with my 580 EXII and it's back to the performance I was accustomed to in older models. IE: 5Dc, 5D2, 1Ds II...

No lag using Single point AF in decent low-light.
Did anyone test this with 600 rt?? I am asking because it has different light pattern than 580 ex.

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Canon General / Re: Best Lightroom 4 Book ?
« on: April 09, 2013, 04:12:26 AM »
I also recommend creative live...
btw there is live free course about lightroom in few days http://www.creativelive.com/courses/lightroom-101-lightroom-professor-jared-platt

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Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: April 06, 2013, 07:23:45 PM »
my uncle's dogs...

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Canon General / Re: Gear upgrade: 2 primes vs new body + 1 prime??
« on: March 21, 2013, 10:05:23 AM »
First..thanks for the reply. As I mentioned in first post I currently work with 5dmk2 as my only body, but when I go to weddings I borrow 50d just in case of failure. Also I don't work as solo photographer. At least for now I am second photographer so if anything happens to me or my gear it would not be total disaster:)

So far I have decided to sell my 5dmk2 and buy 5dmk3. I don't have enough money too keep them both :(. For backup body I will still be using borrowed 50D (Lets hope that I will never use it).
For the lens I am going with 85 f1.2.

If I manage to save some extra money I still don't know what second lens would I get. Probably something wide.
@hawaiisunsetphoto
you mentioned to buy new 24-70...is this one so much better than old version?

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Canon General / Gear upgrade: 2 primes vs new body + 1 prime??
« on: March 19, 2013, 07:54:35 PM »
Hi guys and girls. I plan to upgrade my gear and as it usually goes I have no idea what to do :) After this upgrade I think that I won't be buying anything for a very long time so I need some advice.
Currently I have 24-70 f2.8L, 70-200 f2.8L IS II, 5d mark II and 3x Speedlite 600EX RT. I will be doing some weddings this summer as a second photographer and this is main reason for upgrade.
I was thinking of this two options:

- EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM + EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
I need something wide...24-70 is great but sometimes (not too often) just not wide enough.
85mm F1.2 well you all know what this thing can do. This would be really helpful in dark churches. Some places don't allow flashes and I don't want to be too intrusive during the ceremony. Also this would be great for portraits.
I also considered 50mm 1.2 but after reading some reviews it appears to be too soft for a lot of people.

- EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM + 5d markIII
I am thinking about new camera is mainly because of bad auto-focus on mk2. I had a lot of missed shots with it(mostly in low/bad light). Second reason is group mode support for Speedlite 600EX RT. I still have no clue why canon did not add this in the older camera models. And lastly better high ISO performance.


So what would you suggest?
PS besides the weddings sometimes I shoot concerts, astrophotography and lots of family pictures (usually kids running around).

PPS great site and forum :)

Thanks in advance.

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