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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D vs 5DIII images
« on: January 25, 2015, 05:39:50 PM »
Thanks a lot Marsu42 for your answer. I think the difference I notice may be related to two of the factors that you mention: it is possible that I added a little bit too much contrast/clarity to my images and doing the same in the softer 6D images results in overall nicer images. And the small DR advantage of the 6D could also be noticeable in some images.

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EOS Bodies / Canon EOS 6D vs 5DIII images
« on: January 25, 2015, 11:29:38 AM »
Hi!

I know I'm probably making a silly question, but I have had a doubt for the last weeks and did not find any answer. I'm just an amateur, I had a Canon 5dMKIII and my wife has a 6D, I had mine stolen and have been using her camera for the last months. Apart from missing the AF system in the 5D, the thing is I like the images of the 6D more than the ones of the 5DIII, I somehow find them more pleasing. I know the specs of both cameras have some little differences, but I'm not sure they explain this difference. Could that be related to the type of post-processing I usually do in lightroom? Do any of you have a similar experience?

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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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