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Photography Technique / Re: Photographer's Block
« on: August 21, 2014, 08:32:35 AM »
Maybe you need a bit of rest. I had this too, years ago, didn't care very much. Came back with more appetite. Do something different.
If making pictures is your thing, you will notice that.
Good luck!

This is what I'd do.  Fill your schedule with "other" things.  At some point you will either miss making images or you won't.  Either way... you win.

If you are desperate to get out and make a change, try limiting your self to 12 images on any given day (make them count!), and limit yourself to a lens that might not fit your idea of a given photoshoot.  This will push you outside your comfort zone and may re-inspire you.  You could also read a book by another photographer that sparks your interest.  I am a nature photographer and absolutely love George Lepp's book "Wildlife photography."  It's not a how to, but rather a book about how he made images and talks about his travels.  I'ts a fun read.

You could also find a friend to shoot with.  Seeing what someone else is shooting might make you realize that there is indeed something in front of you worth shooting.  Plus enjoying photography can be contagious. 

As alexanderferdinand inferred... if you re meant to return to photography inspired... you will.  Just shake it up somehow. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Lens to body pairing
« on: August 20, 2014, 11:42:45 PM »
I would ditch the sigma... Permanently. The 70-200 is a sharper more responsive lens even with a 2x.  Cropping that at 400 to the same fov as the 500 sigma will yield a better image, and your keeper rate will be higher. I'd bring the 40d along as a backup body.  That's what I would do.

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EOS Bodies / Re: B & H is already selling 7D Mark II Accessories
« on: August 19, 2014, 09:54:17 AM »
Plausible, but I don't see how it tells us anything about the camera besides loosely suggesting its existance.

Jim

Hence the winks...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Just got my 1dx back from Canon with a dirty sensor?
« on: August 18, 2014, 10:16:05 PM »
A friend received a camera body back after canon service and it looked like it had been stored in a wood working shop for a week without the body cap on.  It literally looked like sawdust shaking out!  He had to send it back two more times before it was properly cleaned.   It's rare, but sometimes canon service makes a mess of things.  If it is indeed the sensor... send it back and cross your fingers. 

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 16, 2014, 08:38:48 AM »
Who in the world, ESPECIALLY pros, want to pull the camera away from their face so they can fiddle with a clunky touch screen?

Well, how about pros (or amateurs) who shoot with the 600 EX RT? Or Pros or amateurs who want to change tracking sensitivity or accelerate/decelerate tracking? There are dozens of functions that cannot be adjusted with a camera glued to your face that would be much easier and quicker to accomplish with the swipe of a finger rather than having to work through buttons and joysticks.

People need to open their minds a bit and quit being such Luddites about technology (especially ironic on a forum filled with gearheads). No one has ever suggested that a touch screen would replace the buttons and joysticks, but it is proven technology that would add significant functionality and convenience to enthusiast and pro-level cameras.
+1

You guys are still totally missing the point. I'll keep it simple:

A touch UI is the very LAST thing Canon should be putting effort into for a professional grade DSLR. I don't disagree that it COULD be useful. However, before I wrote my post, I read several comments by people stating that lack of a touch UI was either extremely disappointing or a total deal killer. Personally, I find that to be LUDICROUS!! I mean, of ALL the things to get irate about...not having a touch UI is a deal killer???

This is Canon. This is the company that has taken S___ for the last several years because they don't have sensor IQ as good as an Exmor. Where are all the people saying not having a 24mp APS-C sensor capable of 14 stops of DR is a deal killer? Oh, right, they are busy wasting their time complaining about the lack of a touch UI.

I know you guys all have your dreams about how useful a touch UI could be for some things. That's not my point. My point is...it is by far the least important thing Canon needs to focus on right now as far as the 7D II, or 5D IV, or 1D XI go. Canon needs to improve the things that matter every time you press the shutter button first. Sensor IQ. Metering (and maybe tying in a full high res RGB sensor into the AF system like the 1D X and a ton of Nikon cameras). The PDAF system itself. They can slap on a touch UI later. Hell, they could slap on a tough UI with a freakin firmware update. Touch UI shouldn't be the thing people are whining about being deal breakers...not on the 7D II, not on a professional grade DSLR.

That's my point.

Wow, this has become a painful and annoying thread to read. You have all made your points... Over and over again. Does it really matter if you convince the other guy that you are right?  Let it go. It's obvious that some want a touch screen and some people don't.  I'm all for a little debate, but this is rediculus... Over a touch screen!!! My advice: Move on and let it go.

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Site Information / Re: Post Processing Section
« on: August 06, 2014, 10:30:20 PM »
I'll work on it, I've been busy designing the selling forum. 

The post processing will be added shortly

Ed

Nice to see it is already active... And that cr guy is listening to its members. :-)

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Post Processing / Re: B&W Process
« on: August 06, 2014, 06:10:01 PM »
I really like silver efex pro. Admittedly I rarely do custom stuff, the presets are really great and I usually find one that just works perfectly with the image I'm converting. Occasionally i will adjust the sliders a little, but most of the time I "try on" the presets until I find the one that "fits".

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Site Information / Re: Nikon adds on CR
« on: August 06, 2014, 02:57:31 PM »
And I thought all the ads I see here for adult diapers was because it was a gaining fad among photoraphers.  Might be nice in the kayak, or for shooting a concert, or being stuck in traffic on the way to location.

 :D :D ;D

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Site Information / Re: Post Precessing Section
« on: August 06, 2014, 02:54:28 PM »
Great idea.

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Lenses / Re: Breaking GAS
« on: August 04, 2014, 12:59:35 PM »
Wow, you guys are crazy.

I buy gear when it's needed (and when I can afford it) without emotional attachment.

Canon, Nikon, whatever... Who cares. I just love photography and getting out to experience the things that I photograph.

You talk of GAS as if you need to convince yourselves and others that there really is some justifiable reason to buy something. (And then feel better when you can blame it on some silly concept) Why all the feelings of guilt? Happy shooting and enjoy the new lens. It's spectacular.  ;)

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Lenses / Re: Tamron 150 600 woes
« on: August 03, 2014, 05:57:41 AM »
I have 9 lenses all of which are calibrated perfectly (no afma require at all) across both bodies.

What method of AFMA do you use?  Out of 3 pro bodies and 11 L lenses I have never had a lens and body combo that did not require AFMA adjustment.  I have also only seen a couple of lenses from other photogs over the years that did not require any afma adjustment.  You must be the luckiest camera and lens buyer in the world to get perfectly calibrated lenses and bodies...

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Lenses / Re: Teleconverter for 100mm 2.8l
« on: August 02, 2014, 06:35:56 PM »
Beware, the 100L doesn't play well with third party teleconverters like Kenko when used on a 5D MK III and newer camera bodies.  It just hangs the camera if you have AFMA turned on.

If you want to shoot macro from a longer distance, get a 150mm macro.  All the macro lenses tend to be supurb, no matter what brand.

Getting a longer native macro lens is a good idea, though I don't know if I want to go all the way into another brand. I like the Canon 180 but it's pretty old, but maybe if they came out with a new one it would be a good option  ;D

I rarely recommend brands other than canon for lenses. I recently upgraded my canon 100 macro because I wanted a longer focal length and ended up settling on a sigma 150 dg os. It's exceptionally sharp (and I own a canon 300 f2.8 is ii to compare to it) and is really a fantastic focal length. The only thing that is a con is the AF speed is fairly slow. But I bought this lens to use solely as a macro lens, so AF speed doesn't matter.

It's a great macro lens... One of the best... And the price is very reasonable.

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Lenses / Re: Tamron 150 600 woes
« on: August 02, 2014, 05:40:46 PM »
no, no problems... and if the correction solved it i don´t know why the hell i would send it in...  ???

sending in only the lens doesn´t help much.. it´s a camera + lens combination thing.

You can't correct for afma on 60d which makes for out of focus shots

How do you know it was off on the 60d?  Just because it was off on the 5d means nothing. Lenses AND bodies both factor in on AFMA optimization.

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Canon General / Re: When a Woman is Fed Up...
« on: July 28, 2014, 12:09:23 AM »
As much as this is a golden opportunity for some ghoulish more or less-humour, I'll simply opine that a divorce seems imminent.

Jim

...and after the divorce he lived happily ever after with his shiny new 1Dx and an assortment of Ls.

The end.

Think again. After alimony and child support... This guy will be spending nights gluing these pieces back together...

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