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Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 II or 100 2.8L and 135 2 and 200 2.8
« on: October 17, 2014, 02:43:40 PM »
I have those three primes and I am happy with them, but it all depends on your particular needs. I'm just an amateur and one of the things I like about photography is deciding which lens I'm going to choose each day. And it is easier to carry any of them than the 70-200. I paricularly love the IQ on the 100 2.8L macro and the 135 2.0. The macro is a great aditional lens when I go to the nature. I guess that if you need versatility then the 70-200 would be the best option. 

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Lenses / Portrait lens: Canon 100L 2.8 vs 85L 1.2
« on: August 30, 2013, 04:55:28 PM »
I have some doubts about portraits, I'm not sure if these are technical questions about lenses or about my skills as a photographer.

I recently purchased the canon 100mmL 2.8 macro lens and I am loving it, also for portraits. It is very sharp, also wide open. The thing is that even at 2.8, I often have problems having everything I want on focus, in the example I attach one eye is not perfectly focused. I have previously used the 50mm 1.4 and 100mm 2.0 and would often avoid using them wide open for that reason.

I guess the questions are: ┬┐What advantages do you find in lenses such as the canon 85mm 1.2L or even the sigma 1.4 over the canon 100 2.8 for portraits? I can understand it may be easier with those to blur the background or they may have nicer bokeh, but do you use them wide open for portraits?

Thanks!


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: ISO Setting
« on: July 31, 2013, 04:40:15 AM »
Now that I use a 5DMIII it is the first time I use autoISO almost all the time, outdoors my usual setting is Av with autoISO and often 1/3 or 2/3 of positive exposure compensation. In manual mode there is no way to adjust exposure, so I avoid it if I can.

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Lenses / Re: IS mandatory? 70-200 f/4 IS vs. f/2.8 Non-IS
« on: April 17, 2013, 02:48:37 AM »
I agree with the previous comment, the F4 is much lighter. I have it and I love it, it's very sharp, I highly recommend it. And for how I use it I think would miss the IS a lot.

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Portrait / Re: Portrait work
« on: January 09, 2013, 10:28:29 AM »
I'm not an expert but I like them a lot, especially the second one, it is very interesting how the face comes out of the darkness. Congratulations.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Some shots from the local Zoo
« on: October 14, 2012, 02:28:54 PM »
uau! Great. I also love 1 and 3. Did you shoot them with a powershot?

I just realized the powershot is some description of a beginner? OK.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Some shots from the local Zoo
« on: October 14, 2012, 01:31:54 PM »
uau! Great. I also love 1 and 3. Did you shoot them with a powershot?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Poll: What NR do you use
« on: October 09, 2012, 02:48:33 PM »
I only use lightroom but haven't tried other options, very interested in what other people do.

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Lenses / Re: The 200mm Prime 2.8 II USM a real sleeper
« on: September 18, 2012, 05:05:39 AM »
Ahh very cool..you won't be disappointed. A real joy!  Where did you get yours from?  I found mine last week on Abe's of Maine.  I found a $15 coupon online (loyalty15) and they threw in free a 72mm Super HMC Hoya UV (O) filter.  It was a no brainer.

Great. I bought mine in Spain, prices are quite different here, usually more expensive.

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Lenses / Re: The 200mm Prime 2.8 II USM a real sleeper
« on: September 18, 2012, 03:40:00 AM »
Thanks for the post! I ordered mine and can't wait to try it. I agree, it's not popular at all but I chose it because I don't like bulky equipment.

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