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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 08, 2014, 12:53:24 AM »
Would really want a lens like this, but yeah... 3k just isn't happening. 8-15L and PP shall keep on doing it for me.

4K would be wasted on a damn DSLR. Video cameras are separate devices. Surely the price would also be bumped because of the pointless 4K addition.

Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: June 30, 2014, 08:07:21 AM »
Well. I guess it's then time to switch to Lightroom as there are no real alternatives. I have nothing against change in general, but being quite a busy person, I don't really look forward to learning how to use that software. I have a unique way to edit photos in Aperture and I bet I cannot do the same things in Lightroom.

Yes. The 35A sucks at focusing. I always take multiple shots to assure that a well focused one is captured. I will not buy another Sigma lens ever.

Canon General / Re: $10,000
« on: April 25, 2014, 01:24:09 AM »
This is funny. A lot of people would get a sh*t load of cr*p & only a few would rather focus on quality. Quality over quantity any day!


5D3 x2
35 mm prime
85 mm prime

That's about it and pretty much 10k spent and a perfect set acquired for general shooting.

Translation: My opinion is right. Your opinion is wrong!

It seems that many took it that way. Well, that wasn't really the point. There are other ways to focus on quality as some have already demonstrated.

But when it comes to quantity over quality like some suggest, I have to admit that my thinking is that unfortunately people are entitled to their wrong opinions. The same goes for photos: 1 good photo is better than a pile of bad photos.

Canon General / Re: $10,000
« on: April 24, 2014, 05:38:20 AM »
This is funny. A lot of people would get a sh*t load of cr*p & only a few would rather focus on quality. Quality over quantity any day!


5D3 x2
35 mm prime
85 mm prime

That's about it and pretty much 10k spent and a perfect set acquired for general shooting.

Well cheers to another Q1 year of nothing but announcements of lenses and bodies from other camera brands.

The other option would be announcements for lenses you are interrested in with 3x the price you are ready to pay for them. So in the end, what's the difference?

I have both the 6D as well as the 5D3. I've tried and did not like using the 50L or the 85L II on the 6D except when I was shooting with a tripod and LV. The positioning of the AF points on the 6D is such that lots of focus-recompose is needed and with the 50L and 85L II, it's just asking for trouble.

While it is true you are more limited with your AF points on the 6D, keep in mind you can focus and crop instead of recompose.

Focusing to the center and then cropping off half of the photo? In that case I'd rather use a crop body with a decent AF system.

still not sure what conclusions to draw, especially regarding accuracy with wide apertures.

It is actually quite simple. You can only use the middle AF point and then recompose = getting an OOF photo. Servo tracking may work for the center of the frame but a person's face usually is not in that spot so it's useless to track people that way.

Lenses / Re: Which lense now?
« on: April 07, 2014, 02:30:19 PM »
8-15L ... Why not?

:) It's my latest addition to my set and I love it. I wonder how long it takes to finally get a decent shot.

Macro / Re: one more droplet
« on: March 12, 2014, 02:28:42 AM »
Looks good. Could use more DOF though.

Macro / Re: Extreme Macro shots with stacked lenses
« on: March 12, 2014, 02:25:31 AM »

The Silver Lining of Storm Janus by btaoka, on Flickr
The Russian guy's snowflake photos have more DOF and detail to them, but this was taken from my 100L macro (i.e. 1:1 magnification), no focus stacking, just a single shot.  No special lighting either, ambient light used.

Decent quality there! Why did you do as the Russian and put the flakes in some pubes or something similar? That was the only thing that bugged me in his photos when I saw them the first time.


In Tv mode, it's nice when shooting a fast lens to be able to set a max aperture to maintain sufficient DoF, for example.

Then again, M mode with exposure compensation would more or less make the other modes pointless. Oh... 1DX has that too.

Why do people post photos on social websites?

A very good question! It amazes me how easily people post up photos of their kids too. I for one like to protect my kids from that kind of crap. I can't think of a thing to gain by posting up those photos. There is a S___ load to lose...

Photography Technique / Re: Can you share your workflow?
« on: March 11, 2014, 06:11:43 PM »
1) shoot RAW
2) transfer files to computer
3) pick the good photos
4) edit the picked photos and delete the rest (Wish I had always done this. Deleting bad photos leaves you with plenty of unimportant files and deleting them later on would require a vacation just for doing that.)

Seriously though, I haven't found a decent work flow on Mac. I had a crappy but functional workflow, but Mavericks made that impossible. Now I'm left with a painful procedure.

If I import straight to Aperture, there is no good way to back up the files. Or if there is, I have not discovered it. Aperture also clutters the SSD. There is no way to have everything available. There is also the possibility to have the RAWs on external drives, but then I have nothing on the Mac I carry in my camera bag.

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