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Lenses / Re: HERE COMES THE BRAND NEW EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: October 03, 2014, 04:26:54 AM »
They make kickass 'speedlights' too. Cheap powerful easy buttons and best of all a audible beep when flash is ready. Bought two manual ones for the price of one 430ex2, but with same power as 580ex2. China rules!

Same here.  YN-560II.  I should have got the YN-560III instead but it's not available last time I bought.  They are working flawlessly since I got them. 

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Landscape / Re: Deep Sky Astrophotography
« on: September 26, 2014, 02:12:41 AM »
Awesome shot Jon. Nice work.

Another fantabulous image!  ;)

Thanks, guys. :) Glad you like. One of my best so far. Data on that one was so good.

I'm trying a new technique. I used an Astronomik CLS filter most of the year, but it is making it really hard to get images quickly. I have so few clear nights, and I need to image for several nights to get enough subs to produce the kind of quality I got in the Elephant Trunk...that I'm trying to image without the CLS filter now. It results in more complex work in post, but...if you can work through it, you get stuff like this:



Compare that to my first two attempts at Pleiades from the original post of this thread. :D One thing I really do love about the 5D III? It's huge full frame...has a really wide field, which is just awesome for images like this.

Beautiful!!!  Been a fan of your shots Jrista.  Can you tell me any starting cheap kit I can use for Astrophotography?  Right now, I have some cheap but decent long lenses like 100mm F2.8 Macro, 70-300mm IS USM.  For starters, do I need to buy more?  Thanks!  BTW, I'm using Canon 6D.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 26, 2014, 02:03:53 AM »
Nice shots everyone.  Some more from my favorite travel combo, 6D + 24-105L.  Except for the second one which is shot by the nifty-fifty, almost everything is shot with 24-105L.










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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 25, 2014, 04:12:22 AM »
6D + 24-105L.  This lens while not as sharp as my 100mm macro proved its versatility many times.  Here's some almost-macro shots from this beautiful lens.  I've done a little bit of cropping so as to make the pictures really macro-like. 








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Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Did you peak and what did you do about it?
« on: September 21, 2014, 09:07:20 PM »
Some of the philosophies I try to adhere on.

1.  There's always something better.
2.  You're just as good as your last work.
3.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
4.  Next time, I have to do better.
5.  There's always something good in everything.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 19, 2014, 01:30:56 PM »
My travel companions: 6D + 24-105mm F4L and 50mm F1.8II.

I really like your first picture  :)

Thanks.  It's from Legoland Malaysia.  :)

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Lenses / Re: Full frame bargains
« on: September 19, 2014, 05:28:15 AM »

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 19, 2014, 03:50:51 AM »
My travel companions: 6D + 24-105mm F4L and 50mm F1.8II.






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If I was starting out and I could only choose the 5DIII or 750...   I'd be picking the 5D

For me, KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) is important and I don't care about video, so I'll actively avoid tiltable/rotatable LCDs..  just too vulnerable.

I'm sure there's just as many others that want this, but not me...  I wonder what the pros think on this count?

I quite agree on some points but non-fixed LCD isn't actually useless for photography.  Rather it is a useful tool that can be used depending on situations. E.g., landscapes, selfies  ;D, astrophotography.

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I hope it's cheaper than the 14mm.  Crossing fingers...  ;D

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EOS-M / Re: Anything new on EOS-M3? How it may compare to A6000?
« on: September 09, 2014, 02:54:43 AM »
True or fake... that is the question.....

Wow! +1, I hope it's true.

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I really love my G11.  Together with an underwater housing, I can take it almost anywhere without fear.

Man Overboard


I love this shot! Well done.
Thanks!

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I don't know how but I want to photograph the plankton in the evening.  The water is lit with something like small fireflies.  I wish I can go back.  For other pics taken from this place, you can visit my flickr account.  Thanks!

It is Bioluminescent bacteria.

It could be but most links if you google it will tell you that its bioluminescent phytoplankton.  Going strictly by their definition, a phytoplankton is considered a plant while bacteria is well, a bacteria.  :)  Anyway, I hope to take their pictures once I returned.  I just don't know if my 6D will be able to do it even with its high ISO capability.

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The Lone Isle



My goodness, that is one spectacular hunk of rock. Looks like it's about to tip over. Where was this image taken?

This is in Krabi Thailand but more specifically around that area.  I've taken this while island-hopping.  You can also reach this area via Phuket.  This area is stunning not only in the morning but at night.  I don't know how but I want to photograph the plankton in the evening.  The water is lit with something like small fireflies.  I wish I can go back.  For other pics taken from this place, you can visit my flickr account.  Thanks!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D True High ISO King?
« on: August 25, 2014, 03:04:11 AM »
some 5D guys are extremely insecure and condescending, hating the 6D just like some die hard D8xx fans hate the Sony A7R or D610.
but it all depends on what you shoot or what how much weight you like to carry with you regardless or tiny bit of  AF feature set difference between the 2 in question here.
but one thing I am sure about is the 6D's center point AF is quite much better than any AF point of the 61pts of the 5D Af sensor or D810 sensor.
I tried many times in lowlight and nothing with the mirror beat the 6D in the area of lowlight AF.
The GH4 and the A7s are better than the 6D in this specific area, but none of Nikon Canon with mirror beats it.
Oh and also for long exposure thermal noise, the 6D is about 34 percent better than the 5D3 , you can see it in all sensor tests including Roger's.

Some guys just really don't want to admit 6D's sensor IQ superiority in low-light.  Well, if it's AF that's more important to them and what defines "HIGH ISO KING", then so be it.  We can't argue on something where our definition differs. 

It really hurts when you invested some more $$$ just to find out that it's not superior in everything to something that's significantly cheaper.  ;)

Correct, but the 6D also suffers from that 'disease' as the outer AF points of even the T5i are better than those of the 6D.

I'm a center-point / MF user so this doesn't bother me.  For some, the center point is enough but that's not saying that the outer points doesn't work.

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