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Lenses / Re: Lens setup for wedding photography
« on: September 01, 2014, 02:43:59 PM »
Not the official photographer?
Then just the 50, be everywhere while staying out of the way.

+1...let's the pro does his/her best.

Although I would love to have a capable "photographer" at every table/group if possible.  There are many moments that are missed because there is only so much one or two pros can cover.

I remember placing those disposable 35mm film cameras at each table when my wife and I got married.  I was expecting a lot of shots to be bad, but I wasn't expecting THAT many shots to be bad.  I'm pretty sure it was not worth the cost of those disposable cameras and the cost of processing the film for what we got out of it.  Cell phone cameras are a lot better than those crappy disposable cameras, but a lot of those shots are still no better (as observed  from all the FB links from a recent wedding we attended).

I was attending a wedding recently.. did not take my camera but what I saw was disturbing.. 24-105, 24-70 F4, 16-35, on both wedding shooters.  Then I saw an audience attendee with a nikon D4s and a 70-200 2.8 (hopefully saved the day).  And just by observing the wedding photographers, no offense, made me very worried as to if they will get many usable shots.  The moments, which I would consider important (kissing, putting on the ring, etc), they were shooting at the sides or far down the aisle with those lenses.  yikes.   Since you're not the official photog, you don't need all that gear.  But if I were you, I would take the 50 and the 70-200.  The 70-200 is definitely a large lens but allows you to stay back and snap some shots.  Maybe take the wide angle?  Definitely not the flash if you take the 50.  Spare batteries and most importantly, enjoy the wedding.  cheers

The important thing is, did you see they carry any flashes?

To get sharper images, most wedding pros prefer to shoot with flashes indoor. 

Well, the wedding was outdoors so no need for flashes at that point.  But I mean one photographer with the 24-105 was way down the aisle when the bride and groom kissed (not paying attention) and the other was taking photos of the wedding party from the sides with a wide lens.  I was so disturbed.  Plus you could hear the shutter going spray mode while the photographer(s) was moving..  Yikes.  I was so distracted. 
They did have some flashes setup for the indoor reception in various strategic locations. 

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I can't disagree that ML cameras are getting better.  Now would I own one?  no, because my dslr is awesome.  I've played around with ML before but I feel like there are plenty personal preferences that would lean me towards dslrs currently.  In the future, yes, mirrors just may become obsolete and I'll end up with a ML.  Now to say that dslr sales have dropped.. personally, I haven't seen as many dslrs as I have before.  They are everywhere but I only see a handful of mirrorless.  And the vast majority of users have a simple P&S or their samsung/iphones if not a dslr.  And for the working pros and serious amateurs, dslrs are still highly relevant and sought after.  I don't think Canon would still be pushing high end dslrs if the market is truly going down.  OP topic... ML shipment growing.. to try and saturate a relatively new sector in the camera market world? just my observations and thoughts. 

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Lenses / Re: Your favorite older EF lens
« on: August 30, 2014, 02:28:12 AM »
85mm 1.8 usm
28mm 1.8 usm

used to have the 20mm 2.8 usm but that lens SUCKED.  :)

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Lenses / Re: Stacked Teleconverters or Tamron 150-600
« on: August 29, 2014, 04:46:02 PM »
I would just go and buy a telephoto lens like the tamrom 150-600mm.  Yes, for shooting the moon, it may work just fine.  But I would rather have a lens then just some tcs that I would almost rarely use.  Also, you're gonna see a decrease in IQ...minimal but its there.  It's just the fact of having more glass in front of your sensor.  Also, your aperture will be smaller.. of course not really an issue with shooting the moon.  At least what I see and recommend would be a dedicated telephoto lens.  Or you can rent one. 

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Lenses / Re: Lens setup for wedding photography
« on: August 07, 2014, 04:35:41 PM »
Not the official photographer?
Then just the 50, be everywhere while staying out of the way.

+1...let's the pro does his/her best.

Although I would love to have a capable "photographer" at every table/group if possible.  There are many moments that are missed because there is only so much one or two pros can cover.

I remember placing those disposable 35mm film cameras at each table when my wife and I got married.  I was expecting a lot of shots to be bad, but I wasn't expecting THAT many shots to be bad.  I'm pretty sure it was not worth the cost of those disposable cameras and the cost of processing the film for what we got out of it.  Cell phone cameras are a lot better than those crappy disposable cameras, but a lot of those shots are still no better (as observed  from all the FB links from a recent wedding we attended).

I was attending a wedding recently.. did not take my camera but what I saw was disturbing.. 24-105, 24-70 F4, 16-35, on both wedding shooters.  Then I saw an audience attendee with a nikon D4s and a 70-200 2.8 (hopefully saved the day).  And just by observing the wedding photographers, no offense, made me very worried as to if they will get many usable shots.  The moments, which I would consider important (kissing, putting on the ring, etc), they were shooting at the sides or far down the aisle with those lenses.  yikes.   Since you're not the official photog, you don't need all that gear.  But if I were you, I would take the 50 and the 70-200.  The 70-200 is definitely a large lens but allows you to stay back and snap some shots.  Maybe take the wide angle?  Definitely not the flash if you take the 50.  Spare batteries and most importantly, enjoy the wedding.  cheers

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 07, 2014, 03:12:37 PM »
Neat!  It's not a 12-24? but 11.  at the wide end, that is quite significant!  Year of the lens... hurry up!

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Software & Accessories / Camera bag suggestions for canon eos-m kit
« on: July 18, 2014, 01:05:30 PM »
Hi y'all.
Just wondering if anyone has suggestions for a small camera bag... Just the canon eos-m kit. Maybe a little space for the accessories as well? Much appreciated!

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: EOS M + 18-55mm for $250!
« on: July 14, 2014, 02:33:08 PM »
Just jumped on this deal for my sister.  She's always complaining about how bad her P&S camera takes photos.  sorry fujifilm.  Definitely hoping this will do!  Does this come with the new firmware installed?  I'm hoping so..

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Photography Technique / Re: The definition of insanity
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:47:15 PM »
Photography against the clock is an exercise in futility.     ;)

I can't agree with you enough on that.  Haha
When I'm out and about with people who aren't photographers or those who aren't as serious, I just expect not to get all my shots while being around them.. With the time it needs. i.e. Long exposures to name one. A lot of the times I'll just have a camera on a BR sling with a dslr and lens. That's all. Or use my iPhone. When I'm out, usually by myself, I'll take the whole party of joy with me. Haha 6 lenses, tripod, flashes... I'll leave out my softbox. ;)
I learn that people enjoy the photos (granted it's not crap) but don't care for the effort and time put in it. Unfortunately, what others might not care for, that's what I enjoy.  A good balance is always key for you and those around you.  Happy shooting! :D ;D

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Site Information / Re: How often you visit Canon Rumors?
« on: June 12, 2014, 04:40:05 PM »
I get agitated/bored when I don't see any new postings or rumors... but the latest posting may have only been a few hours before, but I've looked at it at least 3-4 times.  ;D  it's not just rumors but gear reviews and special deals.. my family thinks I'm crazy but they do like the photos that come out! I know for one thing that I keep the economy busy.   ;)

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congrats on the 70D!  great camera!

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I think indeed the 7D2 will be above your budget (and mine). I guess it to be between 1800 en 2200 Dollar (or Euro...). While it might be significantly better for video, I doubt it to be spectacularly better for stills. So I'd say: wait for official announcement and then buy a used 70D from an upgrader.

I have a hard time believing that they would price it $500 higher than the 6D.  The 7Dmk2 will probably offer some advantages in terms of FPS and AF, but the 6D will still inherently wipe the floor with it where image quality is concerned.  Based on that, a price range of $1500-$1700 seems more likely to me.

It makes sense... Really its an aps-c version of the 1Dx. Yes the 6D is excellent excellent but if you're looking at the specs.. It targets different needs. I'm assuming high fps, more than 19 cross type ad points, pro build, 100% viewfinder, >18mp, better noise control, maybe more dr???? ::D etc. it's going to be an amazing camera. 6D is a great full frame camera but lacks in a lot of specs. With the 6D, Canon was aiming at the low end affordable full frame dslr. 7DII is aiming at the highest of the aps-c range.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 07, 2014, 08:47:36 PM »
I had to manually focus and took a number of shots but this one came out the best! Slight cropping.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EDC gear
« on: June 05, 2014, 11:19:43 PM »
This question is related to one that I have.

I was thinking of packing my old Rebel with a kit lens in my trunk, so I always had something with me. Do I have to worry too much about heat damage or are these cameras designed to take that kind of abuse?

The only thing I would worry about is the battery. I'd leave it out of the camera. Also, humidity is important.. You don't want foggy lens when you pull it out. I'm sure too much hear isn't good for any camera though.

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Lenses / Re: Refurbished Lens From Canon
« on: May 29, 2014, 02:10:54 PM »
One more thing..
My camera (100D) doesn't have lens correction for this lens.. confused as to why its doing that.  It's not a new lens/old camera combo. 

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