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Lenses / Re: 24-70mm or 70-200mm for full lenght portrait?
« on: January 24, 2014, 11:44:08 PM »
70-200 is so narrow, you won't get any advantage over the 24-70.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70-200 f2.8 IS II noise
« on: December 04, 2013, 10:03:01 AM »
The way you describe it, it reminds me when I've had sand in an IS lens. Had to send it to service, and it came back a lot better.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Good idea to upgrade to LR5? Regrets?
« on: December 04, 2013, 09:51:56 AM »
If this can help, on Windows you can keep both LR4 and 5 working. So if an image gets messy, you can still work it on your LR4 installation.

I'm not sure if Mac lets you do this.

And BTW I would never go back to LR4, I've gained lots of productivity when I switched because of LR5's new tools.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Expected pricedrop for the Canon 1dx?
« on: November 15, 2013, 12:47:56 AM »
Hello, long time lurker and first-time poster!
I have a question regarding the 1DX.  Currently I own a 5d2 and a 5d3, both gripped and nearly a dozen L-lenses and I use these bodies almost always together on an assignment. Through the CPS-program I was glad using a 1DX for a month and it blew my mind for how accurate this thing really is in low light (80% of my work environment) across the whole AF area and the output of the images are simply outstanding! Man what a magical camera this is! I'm back using the 5d3 now, even though the images and the controls are very similar but it is a lot harder to get the keepers I want (and slower/tracking to focus).  I never knew the difference would be this big for me and I find myself missing the 1DX tremendously.
Now to my question and the need vs want dilemma. Even though I could afford the 1DX now, but it will hurt my pockets deeply and I would rather use those funds for traveling and taking more pictures! The price is a little too high for me and seeing the camera is out for quite some time, do you think there would be pricedrop in the near future? I considered to buy it second hand and I see quite some good deals but my insurance cannot guarantee full service so that is a problem. For me the near future is in and around Q1 2014 where I have a shitload of assignments piled up until the summer and a camera this capable could be really useful in those situations.
Thanks!

My thought on this is if you think you can make up the cost of the camera through your assignments then don't think twice.  If you won't ever make up the difference then stick with the 5d3.  If you can write off the depreciated value as a tax loss then you might be able to play some shell games.

Otherwise it doesn't make sense unless you are buying it for fun.  Business is business and should be mindful of how long it will take to recover the expense.

Well, technically what you say is right, but I have to specify that the 1DX's cost must be paid by ADDED revenues. If you could make the same amount of money with your current gear, it's a no buy.

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Black & White / Re: Street Candid Chinatown NYC
« on: November 15, 2013, 12:44:02 AM »
I don't like the focus, but I like the composition. The image itself, too.

6D + 17-40L


Chinatown - Street by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

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Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: November 15, 2013, 12:42:56 AM »
Nice shots guys!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Introducing the MōVI Stabilizer
« on: April 05, 2013, 12:00:42 PM »
Too expensive to be called "indie"

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Canon General / Re: your scariest photography moment?
« on: March 12, 2013, 11:49:08 PM »
I was on a pretty regular shoot with an older man, then he decided to go in the forest.

I followed him... And he began to undress. Very akward moment, finally I managed to make him put his clothes back on.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Best technique for Micro Focus Ajustment
« on: April 29, 2012, 07:13:21 AM »
I did my ajustments with a pro tool: Lenscal.

http://digital-photography-school.com/adjusting-focus-with-datacolor-spyder-lenscal

Easy to use, and even with bad eyes, I did it well.

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Video & Movie / Re: My 2.5D Video
« on: March 15, 2012, 01:36:16 PM »
Wow! Just wow!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« on: March 14, 2012, 08:17:06 PM »
Wait for the reviews.

If there are going to be any price drops, it will be after DxO and/or dpreview have reviewed it.

If the lack of DR is confirmed in production models and it becomes apparent that the 5D3 is roughly the same as a 5D2 for taking photographs then it is possible that cost conscious people will stop buying the 5D3 and buy the 5D2.

And cost conscious means people that aren't professional photographers because all those that are professionals will be able to factor it in to this year's capital expenses one way or another (and will get a VAT/GST refund on top of writing it off for tax purposes.)

So the buyer looking for a discount is going to have to wait...

I'm a pro and I prefer to be cost conscious! Less costs = more profit, even with tax refunds

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 FIRST PRICE DROP?????
« on: March 14, 2012, 07:27:59 PM »
I you want the camera, you should not wait for it.. It'll be long!

...Unless the MkIII doesn't sell...

UNLESS

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 or 1DX for Ultimate Image Quality...
« on: March 14, 2012, 07:25:17 PM »
How could the 1DX loose?

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It would be pretty easy to just tell you that your talent is selling more than your gear... But you already know that!
Your camera model is 7 years old. Its features are very limited aswell as its sensitivity to light. If you make enough a year to afford it, an upgrade would surely improve your image quality!

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Software & Accessories / Re: Hoya filters
« on: December 12, 2011, 06:14:27 AM »
Before buy a UV filter, I would recommend reading this article: http://photofocus.com/2011/10/31/the-problem-with-using-filters-on-your-camera-lenses/

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