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Lenses / Re: 16-35F4 L IS, Any good?
« on: February 20, 2015, 06:53:54 PM »
If you really want shallow DOF for effect, then shooting a wide zoom like these isn't what you want anyway.  a 24mm 1.4 prime would probably  better suit you.
Yeah, I was thinking more about the 1 stop in terms of speed, to be honest. Subject isolation is hard at that fdistance. And for what I read, the IS on this one is a beast.  I guess I was already pretty sold on the f4, perhaps my last hurdle is just plain old "waaaaah but-but-but the other lens goes all the way to 2.8! :'( "

Sorry, GAS makes me irrational :D

Lenses / Re: 16-35F4 L IS, Any good?
« on: February 20, 2015, 03:15:18 PM »
Aww, you guys! Just when I was so sure to get the f2.8L everyone on the internet says that the f4L IS absolutely blows it out of the water. :( Back to the drawing board (do I really need IS? is the 1-stop DOF very noticeable?)  :o :'(

Definitely looks like a card issue (I've had them rarely) I'd probably toss it or mark it unfit for pro work.  Have you checked if the images are corrupted when seen on camera? Perhaps it was an error when transfering them from the card to your computer, you could try that, too. :D

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom 6 Coming March 9
« on: February 19, 2015, 09:23:31 PM »
Wow, lots of hate for subscription models in the thread  :P

I paid full price for LR2 and have been upgrading every time, and I still feel I've got a great deal considering I spend around 90% of my PP time in LR  8) 

I must say I'm super excited about the upgrade to LR6. I hope my workflow will be sped up with the GPU processing (since it's kinda frustrating to have a full beefed-up computer and have LR still lag at times). Also looking forward to trying the in-LR pano stitching (those TIFFS are annoying!) and see how it goes.

About the web module, does anyone really use that? I've found it super useless, specially compared to other solutions. Maybe in LR6 they'll give me an excuse to delve deep into the module (If anyone is a power-user of the web module please let me know, I might be missing something)

On a side note, I hope adobe gets its act together with the recertification process. It was weird seeing the LR5.n versions go up and still not have the cert ready until 5.4 if I recall correctly think.

Photography Technique / Re: What is your keeper rate?
« on: February 13, 2015, 12:21:14 PM »
As mackguyver mentions it really depends on the type of shot, although for candid street/documentary I actually aim for it to be lower than 10%  No, I don't deliberately pad my shoots,  ::), but I've lately got used to doing some very hard culling afterwards.

Site Information / For Mods: Error in script
« on: February 11, 2015, 06:58:56 PM »
Hey guys, on page load there is this message at the very top (happens both on the main page and the forums

Notice: SSI.php was unable to load a session! This may cause problems with logout and other functions - please make sure SSI.php is included before *anything* else in all your scripts! in /home/canonr/public_html/forum/SSI.php on line 170

Script must be jealous of the Costa Rica trip ;)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon USA Rebate Program for February
« on: February 02, 2015, 01:52:55 PM »
Have they always done these Amex cards?  I hate dealing with those damn cards.

The rebate on the 70-200 II just keeps going down  :(
They've done Amex for at least a couple years ago. I just bought an amazon card with the amex (depends on your shopping platform, paypal +balance would work too) Much easier than carrying another card or keeping up with the balance.

And yeah, these rebates don't really make you want to go on a shopping spree, to be honest. (and I *really* want the 16-35 :P )

Sports / Re: Motion Blur (on purpose) in Sports Photos
« on: January 25, 2015, 02:30:47 AM »
Whole set about that ;)  {disclaimer: bullfight pictures, not graphic though}
Untitled by jhacesr, on Flickr

Canon General / Re: RTFM. Do you?
« on: December 10, 2014, 09:37:10 PM »

This, Most of the time I thoroughly read the manuals of all the stuff I buy even before they arrive on my doorstep. Afterwards I can forget about the pesky thing and focus on the shiny new one :D

Technical Support / Re: What kind of photo printer do you use?
« on: December 10, 2014, 02:55:17 PM »
As many here, I must warn about the slippery slope you are getting into. I bought a 6D with the printer kit when the camera came out, but I quickly outgrew the Pro-100. A nice printer, but once you start seeing your own photos come out you definitely want them larger and you start to worry about profiles and calibration soon enough.

Famateur, I've been cutting my own mats for a while now and it is very satisfying work, so enjoy that as well :) Careful never to buy an old Epson 3880 to convert to a dedicated piezograhy printer

Oh, and G.A.S. really takes on another dimension when it comes to printers, sure you can spend a lot on lenses, but things really start to sound serious when you unbox your first iPF8400, as I did yesterday  ;D  ;D ;D

I use only original Canon batteries, as third party batteries did not work on my 6D
What firmware do you have? I'm hesitant to upgrade mine for this reason alone, and am currently VERY happy with my 6d (currently 62k photos taken)

I've had some AF problems but it turned out to be a crappy 40mm pancake. Had a bad run with the warranty and after the third time of sending it and having it returned with a "cannot replicate problem"* I figured it'd be cheaper to just buy another one. The new one works great and have not had any problem with the 6d whatsoever.

*This was dumb, since I've been able to replicate the  :-X problem on every single camera I've come across but somehow Canon managed not to replicate it. Given that the lens starts making crushing sounds whenever the AF is engaged, I'm absolutely certain that they didn't even hook the lens to a camera  :'(

Software & Accessories / Re: Hand Strap
« on: March 20, 2014, 03:30:03 PM »
I'm a big fan of Peak Design and very happy with the cuff For me the length is a perfect fit, but since it's not completely adjustable (there is a limit if you happen to want it too tight/short) you might wanna check it beforehand

Discrete, comfortable, and can easily be put away. In combination with the leash+ plate system, very easy to hit the configuration that suits you perfectly

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware 1.1.4 Available
« on: March 19, 2014, 02:58:25 PM »
Pretty minor fixes, to be honest, and since I am rather fond of my 6D as it is, along with my 3rd party batteries, I think I'll have to pass. So far, I've never had a problem transferring images to my phone, but to be honest, it's not something I do often.

Canon would have to make the next firmware change rather tempting if it wants me to discard my non-OEM batteries, since, as it is, my 6D is a dream  8)

On the battery life, yeah, GPS not turning off is annoying when I forget about it :-[ but I've updated my workflow and put a blue tab on my bag's zipper It reminds me to turn off gps  ;) I wouldn't mind an extra gps option "turn off gps completely when camera is switched off" fully understanding that the trade-off would be longer lock-in times on next start-up

ashmadux, perhaps you have your GPS set to refresh position way too often? I have it on 5 minutes, enough for what I do, and battery life lasts me over a whole day without a hiccup even shooting over 2.5 k images. (don't ask  :P )

EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 24, 2014, 11:06:23 AM »

I think he said that so that you are limited to just you and the camera. Zero Post-processing. If you can take amazing pictures, then that makes you a photographer. Post-processing makes you an editor, and although thats what it takes to be photographer nowadays i.e. be both photographer & editor... It wasn't like that back in the day. And you have to agree... Seldomly, do we all take good pictures anymore, we all take half-assed pictures then throw it in lightroom to correct it, then crop it so they frame it better and lastly do a bunch of touch ups to make it clean and/or artsy.

Back in the day, there was this random guy, Ansel Adams. For some reason, people tend to label this editor as a photographer. Some even have the nerve to term him one of the fathers of photography. Can you believe that?

Sella, your 'challenge' is plainly short-sighted. In keeping with the spirit of it, perhaps it would be more reasonable to still take RAWs, but processing them to the 'camera default'.  Still pointless, but at least you don't deny yourself the possibility of going back to the picture later en re-edit it to your heart's content.

The guys that think that everything must be done in camera and everything else is not really a photo must surely stick to a disposable Kodak camera where you press the button, we do the rest.

If you are taking the time looking for an interesting subject, framing, composing, choosing precisely when to press the button, etc, why would you let your camera's CPU take control at a critical part in the process and decide what curves to apply, what levels of saturation, intensity of NR, shadow/highlight clipping, etc?

Oh and just to be on topic, full frame. Never would want to go back. Of course the caveats are there if you need the 'extra range' for sports (hint: you never do) But the first time you look through the viewfinder you will be sold  8)

Lenses / Re: Need Help Choosing Lenses for Walt Disney World & Cruise..
« on: February 17, 2014, 08:18:05 PM »
If you are comfortable with it, just take the 50. And a ziplock bag ;) I did just that last summer and was very happy. No weight, no worrying about other lenses getting bumped/lifted/flooded/whatever :D

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