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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 18, 2014, 12:01:52 AM »
I think that this is really exciting!  And for ppl on here, remember this is canon RUMORS, not canon fact.  Isn't it for news like this that we (I) keep coming back here for??   ;D  Just say that this camera, whatever its called, comes through.  Seeing the 100-400mm II and 11-24mm would make alot of sense with this camera.  Keep em rumors coming!   ;)

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Lenses / Re: 18-55 EF-M STM lens
« on: September 12, 2014, 11:20:25 PM »
Mine is very sharp..  the time it takes from focus to taking the photo is a bit delayed compared to a dslr... maybe you're moving too much?  When some of my family uses the m, they're not happy with the images.  When I use it, not the case.  I think it's on par or sharper than my EFS 18-55mm IS STM. 

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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 02:09:35 PM »
As already exists EF24mm IS, this new EF-S24mm IS should be F2 to make sense.

FYI - this new lens does not have IS. It should be MUCH cheaper than the EF 24mm f/2.8 IS lens (in addition to being much smaller, of course).

The 40mm doesn't have IS either.  This lens should be priced low.. or it won't sell. 

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Lenses / Re: The New EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: September 11, 2014, 02:05:46 PM »
Woohooo!! the year of the lenses!!!

I mean sigma lenses  8)

haha!  you have to give credit to canon though... they are releasing alot of lenses this year.  not just canon dslrs but for the m and cine. 

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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 01:57:31 PM »
interested to see but GAS isn't too bad here for me.  haha

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 01:53:57 PM »
this is pretty exciting.  especially if the price is around 1800.  I think we all need to wait and see how the thing performs before bashing it.  I myself am a little disappointed?  mainly due to all the hype on CR.   ;D  but for the price, this thing blasts nikon out of the water.  well, aps-c equivalent.  Definitely a flagship model for aps-c range. 

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Photography Technique / Re: Travel set up
« on: September 11, 2014, 02:38:58 AM »
Okay.  about wifi.  I wouldn't rely on wifi at all honestly.  In the hotels and hostels that I stayed at, internet was a joke.  The internet cafes or restaurant wifi works but then that's not at the comfort of your bed/room.  The bus terminal in La Paz actually had amazing wifi.  never would've guessed.  but you have a 2 hr limit login. 

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Software & Accessories / Re: Western Digital My PassPort Wireless
« on: September 11, 2014, 12:56:54 AM »
just my thoughts... wouldn't it be awesome to have a touch lcd on it?  so you can do some simple file storage/management?  I think so.  haha

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Photography Technique / Re: Travel set up
« on: September 10, 2014, 12:10:35 AM »
+1 for weathersealing.  Machu Picchu was extremely wet.. I went in January and it was a mixture of rain, cold, wind, then the random sun with nasty humidity.  Street photography.. Cuzco was awesome for that.  Puno, visit the floating islands.  Besides that, not much to see/shoot.  I would be careful with your equipment.. people don't care whether you have a nikon, canon, leica, hasselblad, sony, fuji, etc..  I didn't even use a strap.  I shot then store away.  Better safe! There are plenty of stories people being threatened with knives and stuff.  Never saw and didn't happen to me.  I spoke some spanish and also traveled with a few others at all times. Tip from locals, keep your bag in front of you. Worked for me and the locals.  La Paz is awesome.. at night for photos. Visit some cafes and the city squares.  Several of the cathedrals are nice.  haha  City is quite drab during the day.  Dust dust dust is another thing.. It's pretty windy so I'd be a little cautious.  Avoid the touristy areas if you want excellent opportunities for street photography/great deals.  ;)
I'd definitely take a wide lens!!  That's the lens I used the most. Honestly, anything above 135mm, not needed imo. Maybe a prime lens? 50mm?  for low light stuff/street photography. Spare batteries, cards.. should be good.  Traveling light will make it more enjoyable.  Have fun and share when you get back~ :)

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I used to shoot like a crazy person when I purchased my first dslr.  I shot books, my desk, cup, fish, food, my roommate's hair, a/c, computer screen, soccer ball, candids, etc.. I think I deleted about 99% of them just recently.  Now, I find 50 shots to be average on a photo walk.  Around 500 for event shooting and a hundred or so with family gatherings.  I try to only shoot what I would keep and out of those I delete mercilessly.  Definitely end up with more keepers than before so that's a good thing!  Keeps photography fun and simple for me (esp. the editing process).  ;)

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Landscape / Re: Flowers and other Flora
« on: September 03, 2014, 01:29:48 PM »
I'm not very good but I do love taking photos of flowers!  Just my recent ones~


Nice colours! Thanks for posting.

thank you!   :)  here's a couple more some norcal.. anyone have pics of flora from the smokies?  I have some but back in the day when all I had was a panasonic p&s.   ::)

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Landscape / Re: Flowers and other Flora
« on: September 02, 2014, 10:52:28 PM »
I'm not very good but I do love taking photos of flowers!  Just my recent ones~

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Lenses / Re: Lens setup for wedding photography
« on: September 01, 2014, 02:43:59 PM »
Not the official photographer?
Then just the 50, be everywhere while staying out of the way.

+1...let's the pro does his/her best.

Although I would love to have a capable "photographer" at every table/group if possible.  There are many moments that are missed because there is only so much one or two pros can cover.

I remember placing those disposable 35mm film cameras at each table when my wife and I got married.  I was expecting a lot of shots to be bad, but I wasn't expecting THAT many shots to be bad.  I'm pretty sure it was not worth the cost of those disposable cameras and the cost of processing the film for what we got out of it.  Cell phone cameras are a lot better than those crappy disposable cameras, but a lot of those shots are still no better (as observed  from all the FB links from a recent wedding we attended).

I was attending a wedding recently.. did not take my camera but what I saw was disturbing.. 24-105, 24-70 F4, 16-35, on both wedding shooters.  Then I saw an audience attendee with a nikon D4s and a 70-200 2.8 (hopefully saved the day).  And just by observing the wedding photographers, no offense, made me very worried as to if they will get many usable shots.  The moments, which I would consider important (kissing, putting on the ring, etc), they were shooting at the sides or far down the aisle with those lenses.  yikes.   Since you're not the official photog, you don't need all that gear.  But if I were you, I would take the 50 and the 70-200.  The 70-200 is definitely a large lens but allows you to stay back and snap some shots.  Maybe take the wide angle?  Definitely not the flash if you take the 50.  Spare batteries and most importantly, enjoy the wedding.  cheers

The important thing is, did you see they carry any flashes?

To get sharper images, most wedding pros prefer to shoot with flashes indoor. 

Well, the wedding was outdoors so no need for flashes at that point.  But I mean one photographer with the 24-105 was way down the aisle when the bride and groom kissed (not paying attention) and the other was taking photos of the wedding party from the sides with a wide lens.  I was so disturbed.  Plus you could hear the shutter going spray mode while the photographer(s) was moving..  Yikes.  I was so distracted. 
They did have some flashes setup for the indoor reception in various strategic locations. 

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I can't disagree that ML cameras are getting better.  Now would I own one?  no, because my dslr is awesome.  I've played around with ML before but I feel like there are plenty personal preferences that would lean me towards dslrs currently.  In the future, yes, mirrors just may become obsolete and I'll end up with a ML.  Now to say that dslr sales have dropped.. personally, I haven't seen as many dslrs as I have before.  They are everywhere but I only see a handful of mirrorless.  And the vast majority of users have a simple P&S or their samsung/iphones if not a dslr.  And for the working pros and serious amateurs, dslrs are still highly relevant and sought after.  I don't think Canon would still be pushing high end dslrs if the market is truly going down.  OP topic... ML shipment growing.. to try and saturate a relatively new sector in the camera market world? just my observations and thoughts. 

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Lenses / Re: Your favorite older EF lens
« on: August 30, 2014, 02:28:12 AM »
85mm 1.8 usm
28mm 1.8 usm

used to have the 20mm 2.8 usm but that lens SUCKED.  :)

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