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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: September 30, 2014, 03:38:44 PM »
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Eldar, that image is magnificent. Thanks. Here's my first of this season:


Leader of the Pack...




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In the U.S. you are only as "free" as your personal wealth makes you. And it's getting more expensive every day.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5DIV?
« on: September 26, 2014, 03:13:22 PM »
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My DSLR buying days are over. I have a 5D3, and that will hold me over through this transition period.

The future is mirrorless.

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Why Photography
« on: September 25, 2014, 01:21:05 PM »
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If you want to do photography as a business...

You have to learn to make then an offer they can't refuse!

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
« on: September 23, 2014, 12:32:42 PM »
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So, that's where I left it all those many years ago!!

Thanks, B! Great image.


This lens just stuns me!

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Portrait / Re: Ghost Town Bar Portraits
« on: September 22, 2014, 10:10:16 PM »
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Nice portraits!!

No matter where, you can't keep musicians away from those pork pie hats!!

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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: September 22, 2014, 08:06:34 PM »
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About two weeks from now I'm heading up to the Binghampton, NY area. Colors are predicted to be stellar this year. I'll see what I can bring back in digital form.

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Portrait / Re: Can we identify this man?
« on: September 21, 2014, 02:19:25 PM »

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Lenses / Re: Do you keep all your boxes?
« on: September 21, 2014, 12:59:46 PM »
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Last year I found out why you have to keep boxes.

When I sold a 100-400 lens I sent it to the buyer using UPS. Since it was not in the "original packaging" they did not want to insure it for shipment since the value was so high.

I'm not big into buying and selling, but if I sell something again, I'll have that original box it came in. (Reminds me of the old CB radio joke -- when asked where he was headed, trucker said, "going home to play with the box the baby came in.")

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Lenses / Re: Does it matter anymore who makes the sensors?
« on: September 21, 2014, 12:49:36 PM »
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Ronald McDonald could make the sensors for all I care.

My interest is making pictures. I'll buy whatever equipment best works for me in making pictures.

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Street & City / Re: 85mm f/1.2 does street on a 6d.
« on: September 19, 2014, 01:11:52 PM »
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I've used the 85 for street/event. Overall, it probably has more drawbacks than most lenses in those situations, but it can produce wonderful results. You do have to get past the idea of shooting at f/1.2. This was f/4.0 at 1/500 on a 5D3...




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Lenses / Re: The Sigma 35mm Art is Toasting Canon's?
« on: September 18, 2014, 12:19:07 PM »
since everybody is leaning towards sigma since the new 35 and 50mms A by Sigma?

Please qualify this, then I'll provide a response.

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Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Did you peak and what did you do about it?
« on: September 16, 2014, 05:40:57 PM »
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Tous les jours à tous points de vue je vais de mieux en mieux!!

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 03:16:00 PM »
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Hey, hey, think before you post!!

The idea here is to ROUSE the RABBLE, not calm them down. You and your constant resorting to reason!! You're going to ruin all the fun around here!


Exactly, I love it when people don't bother to even go to the original site. This was shot on the floor of the Photokina trade show. Clearly, what happened was the guy got to hold the camera for a few minutes, stuck a card in it and fired off a few shots of a nearby model.

Still, the results do see quite good. Even if it is a jpeg, it would seem the camera's processing is pretty impressive at a minimum. Whether it's the "new" sensor or the new processing, it really doesn't matter, the results are definitely quite good and much closer to 5DIII standards than most people, if they are honest, would have expected.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 09:11:44 AM »
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Well, Granger got some exposure.

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