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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Making Money With Photography
« on: February 18, 2015, 07:29:55 PM »
anyone have any experience with http://www.fotomoto.com/ is this a good site to start selling prints? thanks.

Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Insurance for big whites? (USA)
« on: February 18, 2015, 06:24:23 PM »
thanks for the links and advice guys.

nice.  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 05, 2015, 06:50:22 PM »
Hi, just saw this at NL

"Two new 5D variants are suggested, both with a 50.6MP full frame CMOS sensor
An EOS 5DS R version will be without low-pass filter
Magnesium alloy body, dust and water sealed
ISO 100-6400
5 fps
High precision 61 AF points
150,000 pixel RGB + IR photometry sensor
New "fine detail" picture style
1.3x and 1.6x crop modes
Customisable "Quick Control Screen"
Time-lapse movie
Interval Timer, Bulb timer
This info (and pic) first appeared on the japanese site [DC - Google xlt]"



I would go as far to say it looks more like 100MP detail this machine can pump out. But dont take my word for it.

EOS Bodies / Re: What will become of the 5D Mark III?
« on: February 05, 2015, 06:38:15 PM »
I can't afford to be cutting edge so I stay a generation behind.  I've been shooting the 5DII since spring 2012, right after the 5D III was shipping.

So all you 5DIII owners, take care of my future camera please.  ;D

I have bin using mine since 2010 and i am very happy, no problems at all, however, i would go as far to say this, people that buy the mk3 should have no problems in getting the mk4 people will always get what they want no matter the price unless they are not that happy another new machine that has come to replace what they already have so fast is a disappointment to them. I know this day would come and i am pretty confident that this mk4 , R and S will be the next best thing that will be a good seller and image producer, and the rants and raves will continue to follow through. I may not get this one either but I know well enough that even these bodies will die in time as well.
Good glass and those beautiful moments that is there to capture is all I really care about.

EOS Bodies / Re: What will become of the 5D Mark III?
« on: February 05, 2015, 06:06:32 PM »
What will become of the 5D Mark III?  It will remain an excellent camera capable of delivering terrific images.

Actually once the new 5D is released all 5DM3's will become an inferior camera from an image quality, autofocus and build perspective.   It will amaze the posters on this forum that one can even contemplate creating an image that would pass minimum acceptable standards with that camera.  Seriously sell you lightly used 5DM3's now for little money.  Whatever you can get for them now will far exceed what you could get for that junk in a couple of months.

I will pay $900 for an example with less than 10,000 shutter clicks.   But understand - I am doing you a favor.

it still feels like to me that this camera just came out yesterday and today it's gone. Thats very scary to me how fast bodies die out before they even start.

EOS Bodies / Re: What will become of the 5D Mark III?
« on: February 05, 2015, 06:04:13 PM »
It will be discontinued ::)

I am more interested in what's going on with the 1Dx and 1Dc.
$800 and $4000 price drops, something's going on there.
New body?
Weak Yen?
Inventory back up?
Raising money to make a Japanese Mafia protection payment?

Something is going on.

Hahaha Good one!

EOS Bodies / Re: What will become of the 5D Mark III?
« on: February 05, 2015, 06:01:56 PM »
I will be like all the rest of camera bodies, gone and discontinued.

EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: January 30, 2015, 04:42:09 PM »
I can't seem to find the logic as to why people complain about certain things.

We have options for everyone. Why is it when a new option comes along people act like they are being forced to buy it at gunpoint for something it is not intended?

When 7D2 was released, people complained it didn't have a flippy touch screen and wifi. Does the 70D not exist?

When the 11-24 was rumored, people complained it is too wide, too slow, and doesn't take filters. So no other fast UWA lens exists that takes filters?

I really hope people's lives are not so boring and miserable that they feel the need to just constantly complain. These companies are giving us amazing options for little or no profit. I swear some people would complain about a free sandwich because it wasn't slice at the angle they prefer.  :)

I bet if we took someone from 1990 and brought them ahead in time, they would be dumbfounded, and eager to slap some people around for their perceived "first world problems." Back then, digital photography was a fantasy. Today, it is better than anyone could have ever imagined.

I fully agree, that's why I just focus on the important things in life, its just to dam short to waste it on bit*** and complaining. I never saw yet or heard of any judges asking what camera took this shot before deciding on which images is a winner.

Looks like to me that people are more into the hardware instead of mastering what they got and make it work, technology from 8 years ago is way more advance than 50 years ago, and even thou having the latest and greatest is nice, it will never make you take better pictures. I heard from somewhere that cameras don't take pictures people do.

EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 24, 2015, 11:48:36 AM »
So I guess my question would be why would there be two versions what are the advantages of each I confuse easily Thank you
If the objects in focus in the image NOT have straight lines, and has NO repetitive geometric shapes, the AA filter is not required.

A camera with no AA filter, using a high sharp lens produces images that can be printed in very large sizes while maintaining sharpness. But objects like fabrics, screens, grids, and other highly subject to moiré can ruin a photo without AA filter.
I understand what your saying here about the AA filter that's great info to know but saying it will ruin a photo without the filter is a little over board here, im sure there's more to a photo than just a filter pass, it's good to have it if one can but it's not that serious. so many great images out there without this filter in camera's but I get your point here on the advantages of having one in the camera. Thanks.

EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 24, 2015, 11:42:44 AM »
Will this be the first time Canon comes with two versions? I so doubt this….

Not really, they've made a few 'a' models especially suited for astrophotography. Compare:



I remember talking to a rep at the show about the 60da and i was going to get one due to its sensitivity level vs the 60 but never bothered this looks like the same trend these 2 bodies will have and one will be cheaper i am guessing.

Lenses / Re: Purple fringing of 85 1.2ii
« on: January 22, 2015, 06:33:29 PM »
I've already said it:  the 85L is a specialist lens.  It was never designed with the intent to shoot action at night.  It is a low-contrast, low light portraiture lens.  If you can use it for other things, that's great.  If camera bodies have become more sophisticated so as to facilitate using the 85L in other situations, that's great.  But it doesn't change the original design intent of this lens, which is so plainly obvious to anyone who has ever used one--from the focus-by-wire AF system, the very heavy, dense, fat, nearly unit-focusing optical design, and the spherochromatism and axial chromatic aberration when shot wide open.

I find it absurd that people somehow expect lenses to do everything they personally believe (for whatever reason) it "should be able" to do, and if it doesn't, well, that simply "must" mean that an update is imminent or else Great Canon will lose a "loyal customer" forever!!!111one!!!  Cue the dramatic drumroll!

Please.  Get over yourself.  Just because a lens is not designed to do everything you imagine it to do doesn't mean it's the designers' failing.  It means that the photographer doesn't understand how to select the right tool for the job.
Man that's what I found out when i got my 50Lmm 1.2 and images were missed most of the time, until I understood how to use it, I began to understand that all lens also works this way. Maybe this is why canon is the Lens king with so many lenses on the market, they all have there own uses. I stick with my 50 until i got it right and yes I do agree on the 85Lmm 1.2 what it was designed for portraits not for action sports, however I will not take away from it, maybe there are that few 12% that can actually pull it off with a few frames. Using a lens what it made for is the key and not only understanding the rules of engagement but also understanding what it can and can not do.

Lenses / Re: Purple fringing of 85 1.2ii
« on: January 22, 2015, 06:21:39 PM »
..but I think that that is just life with most exotic wide-open lenses.

Unless you get the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4...

I'm torn between the Otus' hyper-expensive perfection with manual focus, and the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 II's very-expensive but still-nice imperfection.  It's the chromatic aberation that really turns me off the Canon.

My hope is that Canon will bring out a Mark III lens next year that will correct the colour fringing issue.  I feel I can wait.  In any case, I need to hoard gold to get either of them.

I'm sure I'd be impressed with the Mark II but I'm yet to find a way to resell equipment without losing 50% value.  I see this purchase as a long-term marriage that I need to get right first time.

I think you need to get a grip on reality. On one hand you are happy to drop some serious cash on a luxury lens like a 85mm f1.2 II L and then it's not good enough for you, so you want to drop even more money on an uber niche 85mm Otus....and then you mention cost savings. Yeah right.
If you have the need and buying power for a Bentley then buy one....but don't bitch about the price or residual values. If you really want to be more conservative, go get an 85mm f1.8 USM. An awesome lens and really better value....but yes it has optical compromises like every other lens on the planet.

You said that right, I saw color fringing even on that Otus, from a review a guy tested, he said that it don't do justice on a the small file sizes, but I still say it, and that made me know that no matter how much a lens cost it does have some flaws. im sure its a high end product but not that perfect. Give and take a few more years from now, I bet this industry will be at it again, with another high price calming to be the best. I will own the 85mm II 1.2 one day im not in a hurry, it is a spectacular abstract monster.

Lenses / Re: Advice - what to take to Europe
« on: January 22, 2015, 05:48:18 PM »
if it were me i would take the 16-35 and the 70-300. save the 85 for night images the 24-105 is not really that necessary. When I fly out of NY i take the 17-40 and 70-200 however today added will be my 40mm 2.8 and 50mm 1.2 for low light

the 40mm is newer, the color is very vivid and its sharp vs the 501.8 how ever brighter is always best for lower light.

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