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EOS Bodies / Re: New camera body or new lens?
« on: February 22, 2015, 08:36:40 PM »
I have a 430ex II and yougnuo flash...580?  I think.  You'll need a wireless trigger setup with the flash.  It makes life alot easier.  Anyways, lighting is a game changer for portrait work. Speedlites are best for location shoots.  You don't have to have a softbox but I have a lastolite 25" box with stand.  Really is awesome.  I also have a continuous lighting setup.. it uses 5200K bulbs i think.. cheap and best if you're using a studio.   I use that at home. 
Lens.. I have to recommend the 85 1.8.  I love that lens.  With good lighting, I'm usually shooting 2.8 at the most.  Usually f4.  That lens i think is the best deal for portrait work.  Good luck!

Canon General / Re: Lost half of my Canon DSLR
« on: February 17, 2015, 07:15:23 PM »
Wow.  I'm so sorry to hear this..  :'( :'( 
I registered all my serial numbers on lenstag... I suggest that everyone go do that as well as insuring your gear.  I still have yet to do the later myself.  There are stories of stolen gear being recovered through lenstag... but then I don't know how many aren't recovered.  Best to you Dylan!

EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 11:55:51 PM »
I can't wait to see the reviews on this thing.  As much as I like the eos M, it does lack quite a bit in function.  If I do get this, I will get the EVF attachment no questions.  Exciting time to be on canon rumors.   :P

Lenses / Re: New 50mm & 70-300mm Coming Soon? [CR2]
« on: February 03, 2015, 11:52:40 PM »
I'm just glad that I sold my 50mm 1.8 and held off on the 50mm 1.4.  Actually sold the 50 1.8 almost 2 years ago now.. great iq but too plasticky for me.  I do hope that they keep it at 1.8 or 1.4.  Honestly don't really care for IS?  but it wouldn't hurt.  All I don't want to see is an f2... but that's me. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Global Shutter Coming to Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: January 22, 2015, 11:47:26 AM »
What's the point of having 30fps when you have video shot at 30fps?  Doesn't the 1DC cover this?  Or is this basically what the mirrorless cameras have, just faster? they have very fast frame bursts..  slightly confused?

Reviews / Re: 85mm 1.8 vs other 85mm Primes for portraits
« on: January 20, 2015, 10:25:54 PM »
I have the 1.8 and its my favorite lens for portraits.  I never liked the 50mm focal length.. 
I didn't have my 85 for a couple weeks due to some lens debris.. that was slightly painful.  glad to have it back.  cheap but really awesome performer imo.  I can also attest to the keeper rates.  For $280, I'm not complaining!  :))

I have no idea how the 85L performs but I'm sure it's great!

I've been trying to avoid the square nds.. quite expensive and bulky with the holders.  Thanks everyone!

EOS Bodies / Re: NEW CAMERA - EOS 80D?
« on: January 08, 2015, 09:38:09 PM »
I'm just going to say that it better not be another rebel.  The t3i is still selling so well and honestly, the t4i and t5i are identical.  Fail Canon.   ;D

It could be the world's smallest FF dslr.  Canon already did it with the SL1/100D.    :P  i say that because the top lcd, the articulating screen (compete with D750?), on/off switch, and side card slot (it looks like).  will see if this hype leads up to anything. 

This is the perfect discussion for me.  I have the 10-22mm and I was going to buy a tiffen 77mm variable ND filter.  But if I can't use it at <24mm (I'm assuming FF values) then what's the point.  I was planning on using it for blurring clouds and waves... It seems like the best value for money? 

Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: January 01, 2015, 12:39:48 AM »
It was just as cold as this photo depicts.  Stay warm ppl!

Canon General / Re: What Canon stuff did you get for Christmas
« on: December 26, 2014, 11:33:51 PM »
Got myself a canon 60mm ef-s macro for $280.   ;D  It's a different world of photography now.  haha!

Thats a great lens. I have have used it many times on my wifes 600D :)

I've been trying to take some macros here and there..  It is very sharp and fast focusing.  Feels alright in the hands.  in short, I need to look up how to take good macro shots as it is not the easiest thing to do.   ;D

Canon General / Re: What Canon stuff did you get for Christmas
« on: December 26, 2014, 05:24:01 PM »
Got myself a canon 60mm ef-s macro for $280.   ;D  It's a different world of photography now.  haha!

Lenses / Re: Lens internal part falling off? its a refurb lens
« on: December 24, 2014, 12:53:15 AM »
Thank you all!  I just sent the lens today to the service center in costa mesa, ca.  I didn't want to part with it but it needs to be fixed.  ;)

The "string of plastic" or whatever it is was inbetween the lens elements.  I managed to shake the lens to the point of getting it to the very sides of the lens.  I could just use it but I rather get rid of the excess now.  Definitely inside the lens.  lol  I know that much.   ;D

I don't have to worry about return shipping since it's under warranty, correct?

Lenses / Lens internal part falling off? its a refurb lens
« on: December 18, 2014, 11:39:40 PM »

This is my 85mm 1.8 lens that I bought from Canon as a refurb lens.  It's still under warranty but I wanted to ask you folks if this is something off the internals.  I have never opened up a lens so I have no idea..  Basically, I was doing a family photosession and after the shoot, I noticed that a black strand was showing from the side of the lens.  I just shook the lens and twisted the focus ring a few times and there it is.  I would be shocked if that came from the outer environment as I take very good care of my lenses.  I have not had any issues with refurb lenses so far and so this is disappointing.  Especially since I have not had this lens for more than 6 months now.  Would you guys recommend opening and cleaning it myself?  Maybe its an easy fix?  Thank you!

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 w/18-55 IS STM $323
« on: December 16, 2014, 02:37:25 PM »
a SL2 or 200D must be coming soon. probably the same sensor with DPAF, more AF points, and wifi/gps. Only gripe I have is the size is too small for me.  Thus it becomes more difficult to take a nice photo compared to a larger dslr because my hands just can't hold it to my face so close together with comfort.  There is added shake because of that.. I just have to be aware. I wish canon offered a battery grip.   :P  My t2i served me better in that sense.  It is a very light camera though! 

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