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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: February 01, 2013, 02:17:10 PM »

KelseyC_MK by RichMeade, on Flickr

I don't believe these findings at all...

One... claiming the 24 TS/e is the sharpest lens canon has created....
two... they forget that canon made a 28-70mm 2.8 that consistently beat the 24-70I in all tests...but neglected to track down a copy and compare.

I think this is promo-hype to try and sell an overpriced piece of glass.
$1800 sure...
but 2300 is obscene.

Portrait / Re: Candid portraits
« on: July 10, 2012, 08:49:21 AM »
Getting into street photography with the shorty 40.

Peanut Connoisseur by RichMeade, on Flickr

Tucker Market by RichMeade, on Flickr

Watermelonman by RichMeade, on Flickr


Metering and White balance shouldn't matter in a studio Environment.

And this is what is wrong with the world of photography today...
Congratulations on being the poster child for the "Lazy Digital Generation"

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« on: July 05, 2012, 11:11:39 PM »
I'm lovin' the shorty 40...
Been trying my hand at street photography with it.

Tucker Market by RichMeade, on Flickr

Macro / Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
« on: July 02, 2012, 09:55:20 PM »
I don't do a lot of Macro... but I use my 100 USM for beauty all the time

Infuse1 by RichMeade, on Flickr

Infuse2 by RichMeade, on Flickr

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« on: June 28, 2012, 04:58:17 PM »

For street photos a small inocuous lens is easier to use than a large white on as it makes you more 'invisible' So  a shorty forty is good for street work. A 40 on ff is nearly wa, a 40 on a 1.6 is a standard lens.

40mm is not "wide angle" in the traditional sense...
Scientifically (physics) speaking... 43mm gives the same angle of view as the human eye...
so.. it's actually closer to "normal" than a 50mm
While technically speaking it is "wider" than the 43mm true normal... it's not what you should call "wide angle"
If you call it wide angle... might as well call it telephoto on a 1.6 sensor...being a 64mm equivalent.

Had there not been any 50mm canon lenses produced... the 40mm would be known as the "normal" lens...

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Thoughts on hand straps?
« on: June 21, 2012, 08:44:39 AM »
I use a Lens Loop when out walking around (when not working/shooting)

and a wrist strap similar to this that stays on all of my bodies

I use the wrist strap the most... particularly when shooting a session.  Long straps just get in my way, and never trust myself that I won't swing the camera into something on set.
So I just hold it in my hand (down by my side) and use the wrist strap (just in case)

I'm a video rookie, but I imported the .mov files in FCPX and didn't have a problem.  I'm sure it's akin to shooting stills in JPEG, but it worked.
5d3, shot in BW, edited in FCPX from .mov files.

EOS Bodies / Re: New 5D Mark III Firmware Before the End of May [CR2]
« on: June 17, 2012, 02:10:27 PM »

For me, it would be extremely convenient too be able too shoot in m with a fixed depth of field and setting the shutter to the min. I think I don't get motion blur. Using auto iso, the camera then has to choose the lowest iso to minimize noise.

The problem is, that with no ec available on m, you have to rely 100% on camera metering which is a joke - I know best if the camera will under- or overexpose the scene I want to shoot, spot metering and so on isn't much of a help either. The result: I never shoot m with auto iso, but mostly use Av.

Well, by your logic.. you knowing how best to expose the scene... why not open up the ISO, Shutter, or Aperture?   Thats all EC is anyway.

EOS Bodies / Re: New 5D Mark III Firmware Before the End of May [CR2]
« on: June 17, 2012, 09:08:38 AM »
Well, just a logical observation here...
If in Manual mode... why not just adjust your exposure yourself instead of setting the camera to do it?  (probably cannons logic)

HOWEVER... with Auto ISO engaged, I agree that it should be available.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: BG-E11 Delayed
« on: June 06, 2012, 09:48:18 PM »
Got mine today...
Thing is heavy... I like where the position of the D-pad is on the grip... a lot easier for my thumb to reach than on the body itself.

Me likey

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: BG-E11 Delayed
« on: June 03, 2012, 02:54:16 PM »
According to B&H, the BG-E11 is in stock, and my order has been sent to the warehouse.

(Ordered March 6)

As far as the camera swap, the 7d can be had for 1,000, the 5d2 can be had for about 1800. So in retrospect, you're paying about 2800 for a 3500 dollar body.


Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 4.1 Running SLOW!
« on: June 02, 2012, 08:22:30 AM »

I know Lightroom 4.1 is slow as hell, but you compare COPY and COPY AS DNG. That's not a fair comparison because your computer converts the .cr2 -> .dng in the process on COPY AS DNG

Because I was using files from my 5d3 I had to convert them to DNG first (not recorded or measured)
I then imported to both LR3 and 4.1RC2  (which is what is in the video and measured) via "copy as DNG"
I did not measure how long it takes to import CR2s.  Just DNG and JPEG.  Percentage wise they are both the same percentage slower than LR3

Which in theory shouldn't take any longer than just plain "copy", but I wanted to make sure that it knew it was working towards DNGs and to render the packaged previews over again.

a note on turning off sharpening and noise reduction to speed things up. wasn't necessary in it shouldn't be necessary now...
but it will help things when viewing, but does nothing on import...
The sharpening and noise reduction are only applied (accurately) to the preview when zoomed to 1:1

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