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It's funny, though.  I wrote a blog post addressing THIS VERY camera release and how it relates to gear freaks:

http://danielmedini.com/blurry-pictures-are-not-a-crime/

I wrote that on June 26, as if I could predict the tendency of nerds to "NEED" the newer, shinier, camera body.
+1 :)

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Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: July 10, 2014, 01:31:06 PM »
Wedding. 5D Mark III w/ 70-200 @ 2.8

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Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: July 10, 2014, 01:28:14 PM »
Daffodil 5d Mark II w 135mm @ 2

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EOS Bodies / Re: Which is better for high ISO, 6D or 5D Mk III?
« on: July 08, 2014, 09:55:46 PM »
Isn't it awesome that we can actually be having this discussion?! Usable iso 6400 pictures? I remember the first time I heard of iso 1000 film  ;)
+10000000000000000

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Software & Accessories / Re: Neutral Density Filters
« on: July 08, 2014, 12:47:38 PM »
I purchased some Schneider 4" x 4" ND filters from 2Filter for my medium format camera that I was shooting last weekend. I am amazed at the quality of the filters. Sure, they are darn expensive! I think it is safe to say that you get what you pay for with filters. I agree with Neuro to avoid using variable density filters. I've not had good luck with the ones that I have tried using with my 1D-X.
+1 Jeff I found that out the hard way. You and Neuro (the variable density filters) are right. You live and learn...

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Announcement September 5, 2014?
« on: July 07, 2014, 01:16:39 PM »
It's about time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Neutral Density Filters
« on: July 05, 2014, 11:44:34 AM »
Not sure if the 16-35 has a rear filter holder, but I use the 14mmL mkii and a piece of 13 stop kodak wratten gel.  It is great because I have no heavy filters or plates to carry around so I am always ready to shoot long exposure and it is a lot cheaper too, and some say the kodak wratten gels are some of the most color neutral filters available.  Sometimes they are kinda hard to track down though due to their diminishing role and the downfall of Kodak.  Here are a couple shots I've done with this system.


300 Seconds at 13,000 Feet by @!ex, on Flickr


Is Where I Drew Some Blood by @!ex, on Flickr


Road to Eldorado by @!ex, on Flickr


Empty at Rush Hour by @!ex, on Flickr
Absolutely beautiful pics.... :) :) :) :) :)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: July 02, 2014, 08:55:40 AM »
Threads like this are what makes Canonrumors a hoot to read.   ;D

Few things are more entertaining than reading Canon owners getting spun up over a Nikon product.

If you like Canon, buy Canon
If you like Nikon, buy Nikon
If you like Canon and Nikon, buy Canon and Nikon.

Is it really more complicated than that?

If you don't think the D810 is the camera for you, great!  No one is forcing you to buy a D810.   But just because someone does not like the D810 does not mean it is a bad camera or that someone else may like it.

But if everyone felt this way, Canonrumors would not be as entertaining as it is.   ;D
=1  ;) ;) ;) ;)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 28, 2014, 11:54:28 PM »
I hope it is a really great camera, and sets some new standards.  Will I switch?  Nope.  I love the competition that will make things better for us all.

Frankly I wish Nikon well, but I'm not that interested in what they do.  To be honest, I have a lot invested in lenses, bodies, giizmos, etc., and I spend a lot of time and effort improving my photographic skills.  What I have discovered is that it isn't the hardware that is my limiting factor. 

Improvements in technology will help me get better, but so far, my beloved 5DIII, pooped on or not, still has plenty of head room for me to improve.

sek
Ditto that

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS in Stock at B&H Photo
« on: June 28, 2014, 07:36:52 AM »
I work a block from B&H.
A photographer's mecca.........

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Makes me wonder if I should return my 1dx and wait since I have the time.

Couple things to consider. It's CR1. If this rumor is true, we looking at least 1yr or more before we get to hand on X2.

We both bought the X at discount price. We might lose $500-$700 when ready to upgrade. It still cheaper than rent. I'm keeping mine until I see real thing  ;)
+1

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Small | Large
This is the video I used to solve my issue with the 580 EX II not working. I hope this helps.... Thank you Spokane for taking the time out to reply to my post.  :) :) :) ;) ;) ;)

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Do a total reset of the flash to its factory settings, sometimes that clears software glitches.  Be sure to install fresh batteries too.
Thank you Spokane I will do that  :)
Spokane I found that my flash connection to the hot shoe was not firm. I had to go inside the unit and tighten the inner 4 screws to sure up the connection and now there are no issues with it not working so far.

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I have the BR attached to my battery grips on both my 5D Mark II & III with no issues.

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