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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Says it all
« on: January 23, 2015, 05:19:14 AM »
why the hell 90 percent of all advertisements, be it prof. dealers, ebay, classifieds show cameras with without cap?
says all about their competency.
i don't like to open my cameras for more than 2 seconds when chang ing the lens.

+1

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 16, 2015, 04:48:05 PM »
both with:
1dx
24-70 2.8ii  (a must for basketball and my "go to" over the 70-200)
f3.2
ISO3200
1/800th

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Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: January 15, 2015, 11:14:56 PM »
Experimenting with some vignetting and shading to help the eye focus on the subject and reduce background distractions.

Sara © Keith Breazeal by Keith Breazeal Photography, on Flickr

Keith, nice work!  My eye was definitely focused!  ;D

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Wedding Photography / Re: Bride + Softbox + OCC + Hotel Lobby
« on: January 15, 2015, 11:12:38 PM »
Grabbed this shot while we were waiting for the 'trolley-bus'.

In the hotel lobby - I used 26" Octabox (Westcott) - and my  Godox Flash.
more wedding photography

Just one light; background metered -2 stops

Shot on Canon EOS 6D
F/2.2
ISO-400
1/160 sec
using 50mm f/1.4

Beautiful woman and picture...congrats!

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Lenses / Re: Usefulness of IS on Big Whites?
« on: January 15, 2015, 11:07:41 PM »
I have the 300 2.8 IS....I almost never use the IS for sport/action photography.  I always shoot at 1/640th or higher as a minimum...so no need for IS.

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Lenses / Re: Where are the new Canon 50mm and 85mm lenses?
« on: January 15, 2015, 06:05:18 AM »
I'd pay $1000 for an updated 50 1.8 or 85 1.8 from canon if the lens had excellent IQ wide open and fast accurate AF.

And I think a lot of other photographers would too.




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Sports / Re: Critique My "Running" Photos?
« on: January 12, 2015, 06:06:54 AM »
Cory....I like your photo, nice job! 

If I were to critique it, I would only crop it more, add a tinge of contrast, and as you wrote I'd take down the light just a little.

Sports photography - People pay top dollar for front row seats to get closer to the action, so bring us closer to the action on a shot like this by cropping more so you get to see facial expression up close.   

Thanks for posting...it looks like it was a beautiful day to shoot!
North

My quick edit... Original and my edit.

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Photography Technique / Re: How to Expose and get sharp Focus of Moon
« on: January 08, 2015, 07:35:32 AM »
Try to have something in the foreground to accent the size and perspective.  Sometimes you can get a good enough moon rise(low atmospheric distortions from wind and heat shimmer) that will allow for a major crop.  This is something I did a while back and required a lot of work to bring out the snow.  Note uncropped frame at the upper left.  A day before or after the actual full moon is the best for getting some detail(some shadows) when trying for the full moon look.  A true full moon by itself in the sky makes it look like a low contrast Black & White pizza in a dark room.

Super Moon editing before & after © Keith Breazeal by Keith Breazeal Photography, on Flickr
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pretty cool shot Keith(and advice)...let's see the  final result.

Here you go...

Moon Rise over the snowy Sierras © Keith Breazeal by Keith Breazeal Photography, on Flickr

Beautiful shot Keith!

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Photography Technique / Re: How to Expose and get sharp Focus of Moon
« on: January 07, 2015, 10:36:29 PM »
Try to have something in the foreground to accent the size and perspective.  Sometimes you can get a good enough moon rise(low atmospheric distortions from wind and heat shimmer) that will allow for a major crop.  This is something I did a while back and required a lot of work to bring out the snow.  Note uncropped frame at the upper left.  A day before or after the actual full moon is the best for getting some detail(some shadows) when trying for the full moon look.  A true full moon by itself in the sky makes it look like a low contrast Black & White pizza in a dark room.

Super Moon editing before & after © Keith Breazeal by Keith Breazeal Photography, on Flickr
[/quote

pretty cool shot Keith(and advice)...let's see the  final result.

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Wow...that was pretty incredible!!

Thanks Surapon!
North

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 05, 2015, 07:48:41 AM »

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 03, 2015, 03:51:14 PM »
a little different look to a classic shot!

24-70 2.8ii
iso 6400
1/640th
2.8

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 03, 2015, 03:24:33 PM »
Very nice shot, Viggo. Lovely light.

plus 1

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Have you repaired your 50 Art?
« on: January 03, 2015, 07:28:43 AM »
Sorry to see this discussion...it seems we are still  waiting for a really good all around 50mm.

Both yes and no, mine worked for 6 months and it's been extremely consistent and so perfect it makes most other lenses look like you won them on a vending machine. And the AF and tracking have been as good as the 2470 II. But if it only lasts a few months, that is quite a big issue, I agree. If I had known the working copy would also stop functioning I would have given up on it way back in April.

This is the last chance it gets ..

I just wish canon made a great 50 or 85 1.4....it's really a shame that it has to come down to this.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 02, 2015, 07:34:50 AM »
Great seeing the 1DX guys back on a new thread! Just have to get gary and eml back on the bus!  8)

+1

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