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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D3: is shutter dying?
« on: December 20, 2013, 10:52:18 AM »
Thanks for posting this question.  I've seen the same thing when taking some indoor photos and it's good to know the reason.

Software & Accessories / Re: LCD screen protector for Mark5dIII?
« on: December 18, 2013, 05:28:22 PM »
No.  I'm not necessarily super rough with my equipment, but I don't baby it either.  I've never had a problem with scratches on the lcd screens on any of the dslrs cameras that I've owned.  That being said, I have seen pictures of other people with scratched lcds.  Honestly though I hate lcd sceen protectors, they annoy me so maybe I am biased. 

Lenses / Re: Should I choose the 70-200 2.8 II?
« on: December 18, 2013, 05:01:46 PM »
This lens is freaking awesome.  Everybody likes to talk about the weight and it is pretty heavy, but honestly it balances out the 5dIII really well.  Just keep using it and your arms will get strong and then you can work your way up to a 600mm and it'll be nothin'

Pricewatch Deals / Re: EOS Rebel SL1 w/18-55 IS STM $460
« on: December 14, 2013, 09:13:19 PM »
When I click on the link, I'm not seeing the price listed here

Lenses / Re: Dropped 16-35L II
« on: December 12, 2013, 05:16:47 PM »
This post hurts my heart. 

Canon General / Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« on: December 11, 2013, 01:27:34 PM »
My first digital camera was a Sony DSC S75 point and shoot.  The front of the camera had threads on it so you could add attachments.  I was so excited and bought a "fish eye attachement" and a "2X telephoto" attachment.  The photos actually looked pretty good on the 1 inch lcd on the back of the camera, but not so much on my computer screen.  When I downloaded them to my computer the image quality was so negatively affected that it looked like I had smeared a thin layer of vaseline on the lens. 

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: December 10, 2013, 05:49:38 PM »
I know most people don't think of this lens as a "portrait" lens, but you can get some interesting environmental portraits.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« on: December 10, 2013, 05:46:14 PM »
Good portrait lens on a crop body (shot with 50D)

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: December 10, 2013, 05:21:55 PM »
This lens makes brick walls melt ha ha

Lenses / Re: What chopped off my (Bokeh) balls?
« on: December 10, 2013, 03:11:05 PM »
Here is an interesting article I found regarding this.

Lenses / Re: What chopped off my (Bokeh) balls?
« on: December 10, 2013, 09:51:58 AM »
Thanks for the responses everybody.  Good to hear that this is normal for the lens.  I do use a filter on it, but it sounds like that should not be what's causing this.  When I use this lens I usually use it wide open because I'm going for that "special 1.2 look."  Also I feel like since I paid so much more for this compared to the 85 1.8, I feel obligated to shoot wider than 1.8 ha ha ha.  Yeah, I hadn't really noticed this "feature" on the lens until recently (probably because of all the christmas lights up around my house) and now that my eye knows to look for it I can't help but see it.  It doesn't really bother me, it's just one of those things you can't unsee once you know it's there.

Lenses / Re: What chopped off my (Bokeh) balls?
« on: December 09, 2013, 10:07:30 PM »
Here is another example that is hopefully more clear (please excuse all the christmas tree shots).  You can see the lights at the top of the christmas tree appear to have the bottom of the "cat eye" shape cut off and then the lights lower down appear have the tops of them cut off.   

Lenses / Re: What chopped off my (Bokeh) balls?
« on: December 09, 2013, 03:37:18 PM »
Yeah the upper left part of the frame is actually the arm of a couch that was in front of the christmas tree so that's why those are a little bit blocked.  I haven't noticed any distortion or focus problems.

Lenses / What chopped off my (Bokeh) balls?
« on: December 09, 2013, 03:24:43 PM »
Hey everybody so I was looking at a bunch of shots I've taken recently with my 85 1.2 II on my 5dIII.  I've noticed that on a number of shots that are taken wide open, the bokeh balls seem to be "cutt off" on parts.  I've attached a picture to show what I am talking about.  If you look at the upper right hand part of the frame you can see some of the out of focus highlights appear as balls with parts that are "sliced off."  I've heard some people say something about the light gets cut off by the mirror box or something like that, but I was just curious what you guys thought.  I basically just want to verify that this is normal functioning for both the lens and the camera.   

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: December 05, 2013, 11:59:34 PM »
He looked like he was annoyed with me.

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