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Lenses / HELP - Which lens is best for blown-out white background
« on: October 30, 2012, 01:48:38 PM »
I have plans to shoot individual portraits against a blown-out white paper background. My strobes will be flagged and lens will have the hood on to reduce flare, but I will still have good amount of light reflected from the background coming into my lens.  My Question: which of my lenses will produce the least amount of flare/haze.  My Canon Lenses are 24-70 f/2.8 I, 70-200 f/2.8 IS II or 85L f/1.2 II.  I am aware that haze can be reduced/fixed in post.  I'll light the white background paper with two reflective umbrellas and one big softbox for keylight. I am hoping someone has been there and done that so I don't have to test and compare them myself.  Thank you.

EOS Bodies / 5D3 HDR photos handheld in NYC
« on: April 27, 2012, 12:48:12 PM »
Playing with the built in HDR feature.  All shots were handheld, but I was anchored to something solid.  Used the in-camera jpeg HDR +-3EV processing and mild touch ups in LR4.1

EOS Bodies / Will you send your 5D3 for light leak inspection?
« on: April 24, 2012, 09:44:00 AM »
I am not a professional and haven't reached the skillset required to take photos with my lens cap on, so I am sitting on the sideline and watching with amuse.

EOS Bodies / I am done with B&H
« on: April 12, 2012, 10:24:21 AM »
I purhcased most of camera gear from B&H untill I placed my preorder for 5D3 a day after it appeared on their website.  Communication was slow with no real answers from customer service and I would still be waiting for my camera if I stuck with them.

After someone posted on this website that Kenmore Camera in Washington had some stock of the body only package, I called them and I liked the family/small feel I got.  I placed me order and received confirmation and tracking number within the hour and my camera was in my hand 2 days later.  When I called B&H to cancel my order, the rep had a rude tone and asked me which camera store had stock as if he did not believe me.

Yesterday, I decided to buy the new canon 600Ex plus the Canon ST-E3-RT wireless commander, so I gave Kenmore Camera a call and they had both items - I asked them to match B&H pricing and they did.  The rep told me they're not big enough to match the free shipping, but I did not mind paying an extra $20 for shipping.  Anyway, I received my shipping notice within the hour and my stuff is on a UPS truck for delivery today.  B&H has the Canon ST-E3-RT listed as pre-order item!

I guess I am just venting about B&H and sharing my positive experiance with my new found camera store.  I am not affiliated nor getting anything from Kenmore Camera to write this.

Last week I was visting NYC and decided to visit B&H store for the first time and while I was impressed of how busy the store was, I sensed an unwelcoming attitude and one dude told me I couldn't take photos inside the store.  Maybe its just the normal tone of New Yorkers, but I have to say it's kind funny that I couldn't take photos inside a Photo store.

While I never say never, B&H is no longer my primary source of Photography gear.

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