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My observations
- Overall website template is OK
- Better to use sans serif fonts
- The cartoonish font on the banner/header looks amateurish
- The Commercial section seems a random collection of all types of photography
- Overall you need the website to represent the focus of your business ..... needs to be more focused that just photography - either people or commercial (maybe if the commercial section was more focused you could get away with having it)
- A better business name and logo would help
- The Makeover section was weak - the poses weren't great, orange skin and some underexposure
- The pets section needs work - pick your 2 best images of the dog, and go shoot some other pets to provide variety of animals
- There were some good images, but you need to be ruthless as the weaker images are bringing down the stronger ones
- As has been mentioned in other posts - watch the words on the pages - less is more ..... try to keep the words to an "About Us" page

All the best, learn, improve and your passion will show through!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Debating on selling my 5D II and 35L/135L for a...
« on: May 27, 2014, 05:13:30 AM »
Step 1, remove battery grip.

Step 2, buy 40mm pancake (seems to go on sale all the time).

Step 3, consider a 6D, though I would try out the body in store to see how much you actually notice the size difference.


My 6D/40mm combo has become my go to kit when I don't want to carry too much. Image quality is great. Size is almost ridiculous compared to my normal zoom setup.

If I was in your position, I'd buy the 40mm first and use it with your 5D II without the grip, and see what you think. If you want to shave a little size/weight off that, the 6D is there and the price keep dropping.

I wouldn't get rid of your lenses unless you have to.

I agree with this start with the 40mm, and get rid of the grip.... I have young kids and wanting to move from APS-C to FF (I want the low light capability and the shallow depth of field) ..... I'm also considering adding an EOS-M with 22 and adapter as a compact ..... and backup ... can also pop the other lenses on. The main hassle with the EOS 100D is the lack of small fast primes, but the 40mm pancake would be good (64mm equiv), but less available for wider angle ...... maybe the new 24 f2.8IS?

Otherwise the Sony mirrorless are good (A7 + 35mm), as is Fuji. The micro 4/3 also offer good options, and now there are a few good small lenses

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF-M 22-46mm f/3.5-5.6
« on: April 14, 2014, 04:37:17 AM »
Almost certainly some kind of collapsible pancake but those specs seem pretty limited even for that, perhaps an ultra small lens or maybe just a test of the tech?

Not really sure why this would point towards a US release as it seems well suited for the existing very small bodies that sell better in the far east. Ultimately the US mirrorless market is pretty tiny compared to Japan and elsewhere so I'm not seeing that any money spent on it means Canon will return.

My guess would be when/if Canon relaunch the M system it the US it'll be with a higher end body with a viewfinder. I think its pretty clear that what profit there is to be made from mirrorless in the US mainly comes from higher end bodies, look at the amazon mirrorless sales charts and there right up the top.

Personally I think Canon would be well served by a good but not too premium mirrorless body, use the 70D sensor, add an EVF, a small grip and a few more controls without it costing the earth and I think there lens lineup with put them in a strong position. Other systems might have more depth but for core lenses that are optically strong but still affordable the EOS M system seems to have an advantage to me, add in a short macro and a tele zoom of a similar standard and I think you'd got it covered for many people.
I agree - they need to play in this league or they may lose in the long term - what you suggest would be appropriate M3 ... and with a couple of extra small lenses, they will have a viable platform. FF mirrorless would also be good..... but I think I will be waiting slightly longer

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Lenses / Re: Tele for backpacking
« on: June 03, 2013, 03:20:42 AM »
Maybe slightly on the heavy side, but the 70-300L is a good option - sharp wide open, weathersealed, compact and 4 stops of IS. No need to muck around by adding a 1.4 TC to a 70-200.

I was in your posiition a couple of years ago and after lots of looking around this was the option I selected, and was very happy with the choice.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Announcement in the Summer? [CR2]
« on: May 16, 2013, 04:23:36 PM »
An EOS-M coupled with the 22mm prime could make a nice enthusiasts compact camera and coupled with an adapter, a small backup body for DSLR owners ...... need to get that AF sorted though. I would have thought that another pancake prime e.g.30/35mm would be on the roadmap.

I'm due to replace my compact soon and am looking a M43 camera with a Panasonic 20mm f1.7 ...... unless Canon can sort out the EOS-M

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Lenses / Re: Question regarding 70-300L lens
« on: May 15, 2013, 08:01:18 PM »
My lens focus ring is looser than say a well dampened Zeiss, but owning a 17-55f2.8, it seemed similar ......

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Lenses / Re: 50 f1.4 vs 85 f1.8.....
« on: May 15, 2013, 07:56:53 PM »
I'm about to purchase a prime and am wondering which lens would be the best to get. I'm shooting with a 60d and  currently have a 15-85 ef-s and the 70-200 f4 is. I'm in a class doing portrait photography, indoors  and outdoors. thoughts as to which lens you would is on crop body? thanks

Also consider the Sigma 85mm f1.4 ..... bit more expensive but way cheaper than the Canon 85 f1.2 and almost as good

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Lenses / Re: A Walk Around Lens for a Trip
« on: April 30, 2013, 03:12:40 PM »
My Pastor is planning a tour in 2014.

There's a lot of time between now and then, I'd hold off on purchases for a while yet.  Next, I'd think about buying a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera and two lenses; in 6-12 months the tech will have improved quite a bit.  If you are concerned with gear weight now, your concern may be greater a year from now.  Don't let the burden of your gear reduce your enjoyment of the trip.

Good point. If the new mirrorless don't suit then the new Canon EOS100 is a nice small body, but realise that you often don't want to buy a complete new kit for one trip.

I think the 15-85 is probably the best one-lens solution. Otherwise combining the 11-16 with a 24-105 seems a good 2 lens situation for a crop sensor camera. Take a small light prime if low light shooting is important (the new Sigma 30mm f1.4 Art looks good).

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Have you considered other brands? Canon's sensor's aren't as good as their competitors (though their cameras are otherwise very good, and they have the best range of lenses).

I own a Canon 60D, but if was looking to purchase a crop DSLR, I would certainly be looking at other brands - the Nikon 5200 and 7100 look very good. That said, I agree that waiting for the upcoming Canon announcement seems sensible.

Full Frame is really the way to get lower noise - a second hand or refurbished full frame may meet your budget and maybe cheaper than a new 70D, if and when it comes out.

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I think the 60D will be adequate. The 7D will give you a higher hit rate of in focus shots. I say hold on to the 60D for a year, then look at upgrading to a 7DII a few months after if/when it gets released to give it a chance for a price drop. In the meantime start saving for that 70-200 2.8 IS II

I agree ..... focus on learning the craft of photography, and put the money aside for lenses, or for an upgrade in a year or so. Sometimes you learn more when using basic gear ..... upgrade the photographer before upgrading the camera!

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Lenses / Re: EF-M 55mm f/1.3 Coming in 2013? [CR1]
« on: October 31, 2012, 06:39:39 PM »
Or could this be an EFS mount?

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Lenses / Re: IQ of 24-105 and 700-300 lenses
« on: October 17, 2012, 04:22:50 AM »
The 70-300 L is much better than the non-L. I had the non L and stopped down up to 250mm was good, but wide open, or at 300mm, was a little disappointing. Moving to the L I have been very happy - good results wide open at 300, better IS, faster AF, and better build. Generally a far more versatile lens.

I don't have a 24-105 lens but reports generally say it is OK, and an excellent range, build quality and IS - at either end 24 or 105 is where its weakest.

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Lenses / Re: Which lenses for cricket?
« on: October 17, 2012, 04:12:52 AM »
400 f5.6 is also worth a look..... also a Sigma 120-300 f2.8 + 1.4 or 2 times extender is another option

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« on: July 22, 2012, 03:58:07 PM »

I'm surprised Canon opted for APS-C format instead of the G1X size sensor, which could have allowed for a noticeably smaller package (lenses in particular)

Why are you surprised ??? I think that Canon sees Sony as a bigger competitor (threat to Canon dominance) than either Panasonic or Olympus. Sony already makes the highly regarded NEX cameras, with APS-C sensors, that are owned by many Canon owners (including me).

Sony will also introduce a Full Frame SLT (EVF viewfinder) camera at Photokine (if rumors are to be believed). A threat to Canon in the Full Frame market.

Agree with your point re Sony being a bigger threat to canon's business than Olympus or Panasonic, but when Canon went ot the effort of introducing a new sensor size, I thought they would deploy it to more camera's than the G1X......... it's made me wonder whether they used the G1X to "test the water" with regard to sensor size, before introducing their mirrorless offering. I think both sensor sizes have their merits. I tried the G1X and agree that it has a pretty large body for the size of the sensor - will be interested to see this new offering side by side with the G1X.

I need to replace my old compact (Canon S70), and now see plenty of good options ..... just a case of the physical size vs image quality compromise from Canon S100 to Sony RX100 to Panasonic GX1+20mm to Canon EOS-M?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« on: July 22, 2012, 02:49:11 PM »
I'm truly confused as to the market for the mirror less cameras that fall between the G1X series and an SLR.

1. With any lens, it is not pocketable.
2. Requires company to make an entirely new set of lenses on a new mount.

What kind of customer is best suited for this niche?

I to some extent agree with your sentiment, but note that mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras are selling well ........... those moving up from a P&S are one category, another is enthusiast/pro who wants a small backup, and those that want something smaller, but are just not happy with the quality of the P&S offerings (though I admit the premium P&S offerings are much better now, than a year ago), so are willing to compromise on pocketability.

I don't expect Canon to have a large range of lenses available in the short term - couple of zooms and a couple of pancake type primes. They will probably push the EF lens adapter to show the wide range of EF and EF-S lenses as a point of difference

I'll be interested to see how far off the "premium" model is, with EVF.

I'm surprised Canon opted for APS-C format instead of the G1X size sensor, which could have allowed for a noticeably smaller package (lenses in particular)

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