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Lenses / Re: how to get 300 2.8
« on: September 22, 2014, 12:25:53 AM »
Real classy jd, real classy.

It is particularly funny because I have been an actual licensed Dudeism minister for years and have conducted legally recognised marriages, as well as being appointed the "Arch Bishop of the Virgin Islands and Caribbean", it is great for getting flight upgrades and entrance to government functions.

So my internet friends, lets see how well you can live by your opinions, what focal length compression are you seeing in these two shots?

The Dude abides...

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Portrait / Re: Post photos of other photographers in action
« on: September 21, 2014, 10:54:07 AM »
One from me.

BTW, how do you guys attach a link, intead of the file, like TexPhoto did above?

Nicely done... what's your keeper rate on these types of panning shots... mine is low... very low.

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Lenses / Re: Value of a 24-105
« on: September 21, 2014, 08:21:59 AM »
I go to Amazon... look at the used lenses and look at the prices of comparable condition.

You can find like new lenses for around 600... which means that the person gets around 550 after Amazon takes their 8% cut... so that would be my suggestion.

Though if you are in the area and want to sell it to me for 400, I'll buy it... and then sell it for the above.

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Lenses / Re: Do you keep all your boxes?
« on: September 21, 2014, 08:18:10 AM »
Anything I might sell, I keep the box for.  Lenses, tripod rings, wired shutter releases... just put it down in the basement... I don't have to look at it, but it's there.

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Lenses / Re: how to get 300 2.8
« on: September 21, 2014, 08:16:19 AM »
I thought of this last night, but I had reservations about posting it because it seems harsher than what is warranted....

But in the Big lebowski, Walker asks, Am I Wrong? And the dude responds,  You're not wrong, you're just an asshole.

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Street & City / Re: 85mm f/1.2 does street on a 6d.
« on: September 20, 2014, 10:48:03 PM »
Hope you have some 3stop ND on hand for outdoor.

Back when I thought I had a deal done for an 85L we had a discussion about shooting the 85L in daylight and how you need a 3 stop nd... and I had one in my cart... for about 6 months until I had the lens in hand.  Then I ordered it. 

I bought a step down ring a while back because I got it for free, so I picked up a B&W 77mm 3 stop nd... so I can use it on my other lenses if I decide to...

Today when it was sunny I was still getting 1/2500 of a second, so without the nd filter, it would have been 1/20000... which I'm pretty sure exceeds factory specs. 

Tomorrow I'm taking my daughter's softball team photos... so I'm hoping for clouds, but I don't think that is going to happen until the games start...

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Lenses / Re: how to get 300 2.8
« on: September 20, 2014, 08:07:14 PM »

I understand your points.

Besides me, there are few more of us out there call it as "compression".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGQuuhEKN-g (@ 6:03 to 6:05)

And that makes it correct? I don't see the smug satisfaction in refusing education and reveling in repeating inaccurate statements from self taught YouTube experts. But hey, have at it.........

This conversation is starting to piss me off...

When I was 19 I was "dating" this really hot dumb blonde girl... and I mentioned to her grandfather that we were off to play some billiards... and he indicated that billiards is specifically in reference to a table with no holes...

Per the dictionary, yes, the billiard table does not have any pockets... BUT the world's vernacular has morphed into billiards meaning what we call pool/8 ball etc. 

You may be technically right, but it doesn't mean that the world isn't leaving you behind. 

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Lenses / Re: What do you use your wide angle lens for?
« on: September 19, 2014, 07:56:03 PM »
For profit... I buy cheap used and sell for some fat cash...

I tried wide... a few times and it just isn't for me, though I can appreciate others liking it.

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Street & City / Re: 85mm f/1.2 does street on a 6d.
« on: September 19, 2014, 02:27:17 PM »
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I've used the 85 for street/event. Overall, it probably has more drawbacks than most lenses in those situations, but it can produce wonderful results. You do have to get past the idea of shooting at f/1.2. This was f/4.0 at 1/500 on a 5D3...




Shooting at anything other than 1.2... might as well but the usm version and dance 1600 bucks... but I see your point.

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Street & City / Re: 85mm f/1.2 does street on a 6d.
« on: September 19, 2014, 01:00:03 PM »
Great series.
Do you just snap or ask permission? If so, what is there first reaction?

I don't do street because I don't like to ask for permission... It seems to ruin their natural state of being... suddenly they smile or look right at the camera... It isn't good...

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Street & City / Re: 85mm f/1.2 does street on a 6d.
« on: September 19, 2014, 12:58:24 PM »
85mm is for everything.

I've been trying to capture my 1 year of on a swing... nope... not gonna happen at f1.2, but even the out of focus shots are really pretty.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: September 18, 2014, 02:55:45 PM »

Just curious... how much did you sell it for?

This is my last shot with the 85 1.2L II ... And it is of the guy who bought it from me. I took it to demonstrate the 3D pop and phenomenal bokeh of this lens. I pushed the preorder button for the Otus 85/1.4, so I did not see the point in having both. Not very often I am selling a favorite lens, but this time I did ...

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Lenses / Re: how to get 300 2.8
« on: September 18, 2014, 01:37:09 PM »
Hello Everyone. New poster to the forum here (been watching for a while, though).  I've got a similiar decision point coming up with my primary activity being kids playing soccer vs. HS football.

Since he has the 70-200 II 2.8 already, would purchasing a new crop sensor camera like the new 7DMkII accomplish the same?  Would that turn his lens into a 112 - 320 f2.8?  And pick up better focusing & fps in the process?

I know we don't have any data yet on the 7DMkII low light performance, and that must be very important for night football, but for me with most all day games of soccer I am leaning toward this route (after I see some real reviews of course on the 7DMkII).

The 6d has a really good center focus point, so as long as he uses that in conjunction with af servo, he should be able to stay on his subject.  Also, the low light performance is, presumably, still 2 to 3 times better than any crop sensor.

A crop body may give you reach, but the image is still basically the same as a full frame, but if you cropped of the edges... so the perspective/ subject isolation isn't improved...

It is just a mirage really.


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Lenses / Re: how to get 300 2.8
« on: September 18, 2014, 08:11:33 AM »
Oh and someone was suggesting 85 ii for kids...maybe if they are sedated.  85 1.2 plus some Benadryl and you can get great pictures

My 1 year old loves to crawl into my 3ft minimum focusing distance.  Considering I have to get on my butt to get down to her level, I wind up scooching back... only to rinse and repeat.

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I'd send it in to Canon.  It's nice that they paid for you to get a new one... but I'm not sure I would elect to sell it... shame that it isn't tack sharp... even when you manually focus on a stationary object?

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