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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: I had a Blowout... On a Hasselblad.
« on: September 02, 2014, 05:10:17 PM »
What's the Bokeh like on the lens now?

Portrait / Future White Lens owner
« on: December 30, 2013, 10:51:32 PM »
Christmas eve, and I'm taking family photos with a 70-200 L lens.
My nephew's  2-1/2 year old wants to get in on the action....

Canon General / Photographers get physical
« on: November 25, 2013, 07:51:10 AM »
Saw this on Deadspin:

Loved the comments, such as:
"As a Nikon photographer, I feel this primal rage whenever I see one of those stupid white lenses."

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Super fast exposure time - BBC News
« on: August 02, 2013, 10:34:06 AM »
will it work with HSS? or do I have to replace my 430EX flash?

Portrait / Re: The official: Portrait Humor Thread....
« on: May 09, 2013, 01:58:26 PM »
How bout portraits "enhanced" by software?

I saw this ad for Portrait Professional located about this
embedded video, I'm not sure that Portrait Professional
would do this much to Tom Brokaw

First learned the term "Uncle Bob" here, now I recognize him everywhere, including this new commercial for Cell phones.

Switch to the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone -- Engadget's Readers Choice Smartphone of the Year

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon Refurb 400mm f/5.6L $910
« on: April 10, 2013, 04:04:52 PM »
how much image difference would this have versus a 70-200 2.8L IS II with a 2x converter? you'd have 140-400 f/5.6 w/IS-

I just returned my Samsung SSD. I built up a system with that as my system drive and a pair of 2 terabyte drives RAID'd for data. After the 2nd time the drive deformatted itself spontaneously, I lost faith. But it was fast when I had it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
« on: April 01, 2013, 03:31:38 PM »
Almost believable, until I read "SHIPPING IN MAY"

Lenses / Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« on: March 04, 2013, 01:59:57 PM »
My son got the best deal- he was working at a rummage sale, and there were a bunch of old style TV's (not LCD) along with some old camera equipment. There was a Pentax ~50mm 1.8 lens, that went unsold, so they gave it to him.
Since it wouldn't fit our Canons, it went on EBAY and sold for $140...

Canon General / Re: Why buy from a bricks and mortar store?
« on: January 16, 2013, 12:22:16 PM »
I went to my local camera store 6 years ago, when I was looking at the 30D.
They had one there; they pulled it out of the case. But no CF card, and the battery was dead.

So, I did not feel guilty buying from BH.

EOS Bodies / Finally happened- Refurb 5DmkIII
« on: December 04, 2012, 08:10:02 AM »
on the canon direct Refurbished- $2799.

Please buy so I am not tempted!

How much of the MAP is the gameplaying that the retailers are forced to do for SONY and other products- ie, 'price is too low to advertise?'   
this is from Amazon's listing on the 5Dmk3:

Why Don't We Show the Price?
Retailers like Amazon have the legal right to set their own prices independently, but some manufacturers place restrictions on how those prices may be communicated. Because our price on this item is lower than the manufacturer's "minimum advertised price," the manufacturer does not allow us to show you our price until you take further action, such as placing the item in your shopping cart, or in some cases, proceeding to the final checkout stage. The steps required depend on the details of the manufacturer's minimum advertised price policy. Taking these steps allows Amazon to show you our price consistent with our goal of always offering you the lowest possible prices on the widest selection of products.

This won't require you to purchase the product. You can easily remove it from your cart if you decide not to buy it.

We realize that this is an inconvenience and are regularly working to educate manufacturers on how their policies impact our customers. We welcome your comments and suggestions in our forum on this topic.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Tips on shooting hockey?
« on: October 30, 2012, 06:43:09 PM »
I've been shooting hockey for several years with a 30D, and now, most recently with a 70-200 2.8 IS II.
(which would be better with a FF, cause it's sometimes too much zoom for the 1.6 crop factor.)

Shooting thru the glass is like shooting thru a big stack of cheap filters- even if the glass is clean, it's going to
dull the image- so I try to get in the penalty box and shoot from there, but I have to duck a lot.

I'm always fighting the metering on the 30D; while the 5DmkIII should be better, the biggest problem I found was when I was shooting the home jerseys, which were navy. So, the meter would be trying to make the ice an 18% gray, or the jerseys an 18% gray; I finally gave up and went to Manual, and set the exposure that way. Also, you might consider a custom white balance- different rinks have different - but always low cost- lights, that have there own color cast.

I'm saving my pennies for the 5D, and hope to see how much better it is, but, maybe there's a couple things to try.

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