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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« on: August 27, 2012, 08:44:07 PM »
great job - I don't want to imagine what mine would look like.  :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cheap Camera Ideas...worth it?
« on: August 23, 2012, 09:22:28 PM »
It is interesting to read a posting where people are thoughtful and trying to be thrifty. I find that the discussion here fall quickly to which L is the best choice for any situation.

Lenses / Re: 50mm lens. I Need advice!!
« on: August 23, 2012, 09:15:27 PM »
The 50mm F 1.4 is terrific: Beautiful saturation, fast and sharp as the night is long. I get great photos at 1.4 and beyond and don't know what the negative rap is about.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 40D or XS
« on: August 18, 2012, 04:25:13 PM »
The 40D is a really excellent choice.

EOS Bodies / Show your love for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
« on: August 16, 2012, 08:17:15 PM »
I love this non-L lens but I find many here dismiss it as real choice for good results. Here are some examples of the work I've done with it. Please post your shots.


SC5D1807 by PVC 2012, on Flickr

Camera   Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Exposure   0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture   f/2.0
Focal Length   135 mm (135/2)
ISO Speed   2000

Sorry, couldn't resist, wanted to show a few different lenses

OK this is a strange image...

No ironies here?  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Brand new 5D3 has dust on sensor
« on: June 21, 2012, 12:12:26 PM »
I have used wiki's method before and that cleared up the dust problem...

EOS Bodies / Is the Canon 7D firmware V2 update still coming?
« on: June 21, 2012, 12:09:38 PM »
I haven't seen anything on the Canon site and was wondering if there is any news.

Since the release of Adobe Lightroom 4.0 there have been two updates from Adobe to try and address the flood of concerns from customers. Some have been resolved but the general sluggishness and poor interoperability with plugins continues to plague this software. On the blogs that Adobe has set up for feedback the back and forth with staff has basically stopped (since May 13th). This is either a sign of frustration on Adobe's part or maybe the basic problems will not be solved any time soon with further RCs.


EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1D Mark III
« on: May 25, 2012, 01:21:35 PM »
The actual seller is Wall Street Photo.

The cameras/lenses and software now available are, in many cases, way beyond the capabilities, training and talent of most photographers purchasing them. I say this as someone that can be included in that group and that was weened on 120mm and 35mm film with a variety of cameras (Kodak, Rollei, Minolta, Olympus, Nikon, Canon and now both Nikon and Canon DSLRs). The capabilities of digital are outstanding and I can say I have improved the most since I bought my first Nikon digital and moved through to where I am today. The greatest opportunities today lie in being able to experiment at little or no additional cost and to easily do "darkroom" work that would have required tens of years of experience and an incredible time commitment in the past. With the proper feedback and some dedication you can produce work that was only possible to professionals. That said, much of what is shared here as information, facts or analysis is really just polished forms of emotions run wild or fears writ large. Even if you have an investment in a lot of equipment nothing Canon has done recently will ruin you or humiliate you personally or professionally. Only the most anal among will be forced to change to Nikon because Canon was just inadequate. They may choose for some feature(s) that they want but rarely is it because they just can't do their work.

This constant attacking of Canon is somewhat sad and I agree heartily with briansquibb. The Canon product line reflects where they want to develop the business of still and video photography. The cameras/lenses we have to choose from are outstanding and although not the very best in every dimension, measurement or price they are quite competitive and produce great results. We are not made to buy or be loyal but can choose to do so if the value proposition is right. We can choose otherwise without attacking the firm, their integrity or intelligence. They are very successful by any means (just look at the sidelines at any pro sporting event or just walk the streets of any world city to see). From point and shoots of every shape and color to the forthcoming Canon EOS-1D X it is an amazing series of products for every skill set.

I owned a Nikon DSLR kit and now I shoot with Canon. I was happy then and I am happy now. I spend my energy learning away to get better every time I go out and, hopefully, to do the equipment I own justice.

Thanks for the heads up. I just got my PS6 upgrade but I feel Adobe is heading downward with their business practices. Most of its customers are creative types that don't have the Benjamins to be constantly squeezed at every opportunity. They should realize that and honor it.

It was appropriate that Adobe was forced to do the right thing.

Lenses / Re: 5dmkii upgrade question
« on: April 26, 2012, 09:04:36 PM »
why not the 7D?
seems that has better AF and faster frame rate than the 5D2, which will work well on kids.
Does she wants the full frame? sure they pro's and con's in each system, but in the end, what matters is what she really wants.
With the 7D she will be able to keep the lens she has right now, and I would add up a good flash and a maybe even a tripod

But there is nothing wrong with either, specially with the 5D2 - just be sure she is not going to notice that the 5D2 is not for you too after all  ;)

!!!  :) :) :)

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