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Third Party Manufacturers / Canon needs to respond with SOMETHING
« on: May 01, 2014, 08:51:53 AM »
http://store.sony.com/sony-alpha-77-m2-dslr-zid27-ILCA77M2/cat-27-catid-All-Alpha-77-Cameras

Sony just release what appears to be an awesome camera, especially for the price. I am committed to Canon myself, but I think some people are starting to think about switching because these others like Sony are upping the quality of their products.

Canon doesn't have anything close to the 24mp,  79 AF points and 12 FPS...especially under $1500.

Curious to see what everyone else's thoughts are on this new Sony and where you think Canon falls within the competition.

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PowerShot / Re: Best solution for really shaky hands
« on: May 22, 2013, 03:01:03 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion.

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PowerShot / Best solution for really shaky hands
« on: May 17, 2013, 12:08:45 PM »
My wife has very shaky hands in all the time and she has a tough time getting good pictures on a P&S.  She needs a new camera, and likes it to be small enough and light enough to fit in her purse.  I am thinking that it would be wise to get something with a f/2 lens to get faster shutter speeds to eliminate blur.  Anyone have any suggestions, Canon or not?  Looking to keep it under $400

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Software & Accessories / Lightroom coming to iOS
« on: May 02, 2013, 10:45:49 PM »
Interesting article that I came across about Adobe working on lightroom for iOS http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/02/lightroom-ios-preview-video/

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Canon General / Re: Photography magazines
« on: January 06, 2013, 07:54:00 PM »
Thanks all for the replies. I figured the magazines that I grabbed at the airport last week (outdoor photographer and shutter something) wouldn't be mentioned highly as they only had about 1-2 articles each that were of interest, it sounds like its more of the same elsewhere.

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Canon General / Photography magazines
« on: January 05, 2013, 11:58:53 PM »
I am about 6 months into photography as a hobby and live in the US. I am looking for some helpful magazines that some of you find enjoyable on a monthly basis.  I am into sports, HDR and landscape photography. I am always looking for new information on new gear, software and techniques.

Any suggestions are appreciated. I am not currently subscribed to any right now.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Time Lapse Movie Software
« on: December 20, 2012, 10:24:30 PM »
LRTimelapse is a good add on for light room

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Lenses / Re: Don't want to make a rookie mistake
« on: November 28, 2012, 01:05:25 PM »
The t4i shoots up to 6400 iso. It appears with a side job I just landed this morning, the 70-200 2.8 non IS will be in reach.

Actually, it goes up to ISO 12800, with ISO 25600 available as an expanded setting (H).  But whether ISO 6400 is actually usable, much less ISO 12800 or higher, is another matter.  Just because the setting is available, doesn't mean you should use it - the 1D X has ISO 204800 available, but it's not even remotely usable. 

Reportedly, the T4i actually a little noisier than the predecessor sensor (the one in the 7D, 60D, T2i, T3i).  That's probably artificial due to some tuning by Canon, since it's sharper than the predecessor sensor, too (noise can be traded for sharpness, and vice versa).  Personally, I find ISO 3200 on the 7D to be usable, but only just, and I really prefer to keep the ISO around 800.  But, noise tolerance is subjective, so if you're happy with ISO 6400 on the T4i, great!
You are correct.  I was not at home to double check before i answered that so i went with a safe answer.

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Lenses / Re: Don't want to make a rookie mistake
« on: November 28, 2012, 11:56:31 AM »
- Sell your 55-250, and purchase the EF 70-200 f/4L (non IS) $629 today at B&H.  For outdoor sports, wildlife, etc.  You don't need IS for sports because your shutter speed will need to be approx 1/500 and at that point IS isn't going to add value.  This is one of the best value L lenses and one of the sharpest 70-200 lenses.

No. Although the 70-200 f/4 L (non-IS) is really good (I have one), it's not ideal for indoor sports.  And more so if you're shooting with a Rebel. Do those still max out at ISO 1600? If so, you're not going to get near enough shutter speed in the average gym. Choir concerts will be even worse.

I'm still saying that a 135mm f/2 L is your best bet for those things, especially if you don't have the coin for a 70-200 f/2.8 L non-IS.

The t4i shoots up to 6400 iso. It appears with a side job I just landed this morning, the 70-200 2.8 non IS will be in reach.

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Lenses / Re: Don't want to make a rookie mistake
« on: November 28, 2012, 09:57:43 AM »
Thank you everyone for your replies.  i will let you know what i end up doing.

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Lenses / Re: Don't want to make a rookie mistake
« on: November 26, 2012, 04:14:50 PM »
What focal length range do you find most of your photos fall in?
If I were you I'd sell the 18-55 and get the 17-55 f2.8 is and keep the 55-250.
The 17-55 is a great all rounder lens. I found the focal length of the 70-200 a bit too tight on crop for me, might be useful for indoor sports depending on how big the place is, but then you're left with the 18-55 for general purpose / family event stuff. And also the 55-250 isn't too bad either.
I tend to find myself using the 55-250 about 75% or more of the time. when using that lens most shots fall between 116-250.

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Lenses / Re: Don't want to make a rookie mistake
« on: November 26, 2012, 01:59:55 PM »
Sorry, i forgot to mention that i have a 430 EX flash and Manfrotto 190xprob

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Lenses / Don't want to make a rookie mistake
« on: November 26, 2012, 12:30:35 PM »
I have just begun to get hooked on DSLRs over the past yr.  My wife had an XSi that I learned on before purchasing the T4i in June.  I am looking to spend between $800 -$1200 on a new lens.  I currently have the EF-S 55-250 IS, EF-S 18-55 IS and a 40mm STM.  I mostly take pictures at sporting events, choir concerts (indoors with lower lighting), family events (holidays, weddings, graduations, etc.) and city landscapes. 

I am currently looking at the 70-200 f2.8L non-IS, 70-200 f4L IS, 135 f2L.  I am looking for a lense that would be good enough off a tripod/monopod as well as handheld.
 
With my lack of experience in photography, I want to make sure that I am considering all options, but want to rely on the expertise of people with much more experience than I.

All suggestions on other lenses are appreciated as well.

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$39 for 16"x20" Customized Metal-Printed Photograph from MetalPixs with Shipping Included ($153.95 Total Value)

http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-16x20-customizable-photo-on-metal?c=all&p=7

I ordered one, thought I would pass it on.

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