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EOS Bodies / Re: taurians upgrading to 5d mark 3
« on: January 13, 2013, 08:00:08 AM »
I'm an Aquarian.

I upgraded from a 50d to a 6d.
And now my 6d has water damage and it's less than a month old! :D ... :(
Hopefully it'll dry up okay and prove itself to be oscar-proof.

I tend to take things to extreme. I took my convertible on a 4wd track and broke the sump. I went skiing with my 50d and a UWA that stopped AF'ing and so I f10'd and hyperfocused all the way.

It's expensive being me.

Aquarian with a camera with water damage,I guess ill keep an eye out for bulls




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EOS Bodies / Re: taurians upgrading to 5d mark 3
« on: January 13, 2013, 04:40:16 AM »
I just proved my mother wrong I don't care about anything else,I don't believe in Astro anyway

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EOS Bodies / Re: taurians upgrading to 5d mark 3
« on: January 12, 2013, 02:38:27 PM »
P.S- sorry guys Taurus and Libra are the only sun signs I actually know about don't even know the names of the others or what ancient mumbo jumbo attributed them to.
Basically, you got four groups:

water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces - social types ("I gotta tell you about this 5D3 I bought!")
air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius - cerebral types ("Let me tell you why I bought a 5D3!")
fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius - active types ("I bought a 5D3! I BOUGHT A 5D3!")
earth: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn - down to earth types ("What do you care I have a 5D3?")

...and all that, of course, depending on in which of twelve celestial 'houses' or regions the sun was, when you were born. If you want more specifics, you can calculate where the moon and the planets were, so you have a nice set of zodiacal signs to explain your behaviour. Or, of course, you take responsibility for your own actions, but that seems to be less common.
P.S- sorry guys Taurus and Libra are the only sun signs I actually know about don't even know the names of the others or what ancient mumbo jumbo attributed them to.
Basically, you got four groups:

water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces - social types ("I gotta tell you about this 5D3 I bought!")
air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius - cerebral types ("Let me tell you why I bought a 5D3!")
fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius - active types ("I bought a 5D3! I BOUGHT A 5D3!")
earth: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn - down to earth types ("What do you care I have a 5D3?")

...and all that, of course, depending on in which of twelve celestial 'houses' or regions the sun was, when you were born. If you want more specifics, you can calculate where the moon and the planets were, so you have a nice set of zodiacal signs to explain your behaviour. Or, of course, you take responsibility for your own actions, but that seems to be less common.
P.S- sorry guys Taurus and Libra are the only sun signs I actually know about don't even know the names of the others or what ancient mumbo jumbo attributed them to.
Basically, you got four groups:

water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces - social types ("I gotta tell you about this 5D3 I bought!")
air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius - cerebral types ("Let me tell you why I bought a 5D3!")
fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius - active types ("I bought a 5D3! I BOUGHT A 5D3!")
earth: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn - down to earth types ("What do you care I have a 5D3?")

...and all that, of course, depending on in which of twelve celestial 'houses' or regions the sun was, when you were born. If you want more specifics, you can calculate where the moon and the planets were, so you have a nice set of zodiacal signs to esignsain your behaviour. Or, of course, you take responsibility for your own actions, but that seems to be less common.

Okay so we have 12 sun signs ,but I'm having a hard time believing taurians as down to earth

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EOS Bodies / Re: taurians upgrading to 5d mark 3
« on: January 12, 2013, 08:43:40 AM »
Thanks guys now I can prove my mother is wrong ,its not about astro,its as someone had said "upgraditis"

And yes Neuro my dad's a libran and you really sound like him

P.S- sorry guys Taurus and Libra are the only sun signs I actually know about don't even know the names of the others or what ancient mumbo jumbo attributed them to.

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EOS Bodies / taurians upgrading to 5d mark 3
« on: January 11, 2013, 12:03:16 PM »
My mom attributes my tendency to upgrade to 5d from 7d on being a taurian (sun sign taurus)
So just wondering how many taurians upgraded from the 7d to the mark 3,maybe I'd too
P.S- I know this doesnt come under eos bodies

Sorry for the trouble and thanks in advance

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Lenses / Re: lens for a lightpainter
« on: January 05, 2013, 10:37:18 AM »
Samyang is the only one with an aperture ring,but I'd really buy one lens than an array of primes
Just a personal choice

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Lenses / Re: lens for a lightpainter
« on: January 05, 2013, 09:25:22 AM »
can you expand upon why you need to change aperture mid exposure? never heard of that happening or the need for it. it presents a host of problems not least of which would be camera shake and disrupting the composition slightly.

also, light painting to me always referred to using handheld continuous light (like a flashlight) to selectively illuminate parts of your scene. is this what you are trying to do or are you simply doing night shots?

need more info...maybe preferably an example shot.

It helps reduce the exposure time significantly,as in I do not wait hours letting the surroundings to burn in,my lights are of different  in terms of their intensity and it givese control over dof

I'm sorry I'm not at home right now will upload one when I get back :-)

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Lenses / Re: lens for a lightpainter
« on: January 05, 2013, 09:19:26 AM »
Weather sealed? 17-40 would be my pick with a filter. Shame in a way because that can potentially exacerbate flare but I think ultra wide is the way to go for night work... That's my preferred style anyway. Most things on my page are shot with a 17-40 although I rarely light paint.

 I checked out your work,pretty amazing stuff how do you go about shooting i mean settings gear,lights if any ,postprocessing etc
I guess you have shorter exposures ,under a minute.

P.S : how sharp would the 17-40 be on a 7d ??

Thanks for that - most of my night photography is at least 2 minutes. Some exceed 6-7 minutes. Settings-wise:

ISO200 (normally), no filters at all, 2 minutes on average, F8. Post processing for colour and contrast etc - only levels and curves and some selective dodge and burn. Mostly just Lightroom workflow (99% of the time).

With regards to the lens, I think the 17-40 would arguably be sharper on crop given the edges are cropped away (which are the weak bits on FF) - but it would not have the dynamism of UWA on the 7D. I used a 10-22 for a few months on my 550D and I loved it for night work however the 17-40 on the 5D2 is a step up in IQ undoubtedly (for me). I have seen people here say the contrary but I just do not see it - the images are 'deeper', sharper and more contrasty. With regard to night photography, the 17-40 handles flare much better and starbursts are cleaner and punchier. 10-22 starbursts were always filled with untidy globules of light whereas the 17-40 ones are cleaner and just 'glow'.

So with regards to night work, I would thoroughly endorse the 17-40. A lot of people are critical of this lens and consider it inferior to the 16-35. For day work (and photojournalistic work) I suspect there might be something (vaguely) in it however for night work, this lens is a winner. Night photography makes most lenses look good
and this one is no exception.

Whilst I have a nice collection of primes and love using them for day/portrait work, I would be lost using them at night. The UWA zoom is an essential part of my work at night - as I do not have time/luxury to compose slowly and thoughtfully. The wide angle potential allows leeways, especially in tight spots.
 
I would be slightly wary of capping the 17-40 with a filter though, as you must to weatherproof/resist it as it may make it more prone to flare. I don't believe the 10-22 is weather resistant, regardless?

That said, the 17-40 is a great lens on FF but I feel it's a bit boring on crop. Which kind of defeats the purpose of having a flexible UWA lens for night work. I suppose it depends on what you plan to shoot (and how).

Hope this helps in some way!

wow your workflow is identical to mine!!:-)
I guess ill stick to the zoom for convenience the17-40 coz ill be upgrading to ff soon
I might neeed filters with exposures running to 10-20 minutes
Ill really miss the ability to change aperture mid exposure that way ill reduce significant time rather than letting the sky burn in

Thanks for the advice I'm almost convinced about the 17-40 but the aperture thing is still draining my attention towards it
Thanks again it was really helpful :-D


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Lenses / Re: lens for a lightpainter
« on: January 05, 2013, 04:30:34 AM »
Weather sealed? 17-40 would be my pick with a filter. Shame in a way because that can potentially exacerbate flare but I think ultra wide is the way to go for night work... That's my preferred style anyway. Most things on my page are shot with a 17-40 although I rarely light paint.

 I checked out your work,pretty amazing stuff how do you go about shooting i mean settings gear,lights if any ,postprocessing etc
I guess you have shorter exposures ,under a minute.

P.S : how sharp would the 17-40 be on a 7d ??

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Lenses / Re: lens for a lightpainter
« on: January 05, 2013, 03:30:42 AM »
I'll take a look at that for sure, seems  interesting even the prices seem favourable ,how's the sharpness???

Exposure stacking might not work for  lightpainting

Thanks for the reply!! I appreciate it

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Lenses / lens for a lightpainter
« on: January 05, 2013, 03:03:14 AM »
Hmm,
 its Gotta be extremely sharp at apertures beyond f/5.6

Weather sealed coz I'm gonna be using it in snow,dust,sand and what not

Tilt and shift functions are welcome( I would love it but I doubt it'd be possible)

More realistically an ultrawide lens with a good zoom range

Ability to change aperture mid exposure

Easily available ,no hunting on eBay etc

 I will be using it on a 7d so it won't be ultra wide after all

Accepts filters

Well that's pretty much what my impossible list is no lens can be everything at once so sharpness, weather sealing and ability to change aperture gets preference pretty much in that order I hope you guys can bear with me

Thanks in advance


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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L Non-IS to Be Discontinued in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 18, 2012, 01:59:07 AM »
Great
there goes another affordable lens

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Lenses / Re: 100mm macro L on a 7d
« on: December 16, 2012, 10:46:43 AM »
Sorry amfoto1 I wrote a long reply and all it displayed was than of thanks

Guess I won't be getting the 100L after all ,got my eye on the sigma 35 1.4 doubt I'll get that either :(

Its frustrating

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D: 'I need a Must Have's List'
« on: December 16, 2012, 12:09:52 AM »
I agree with everyone here but would like to divert your attention to the sigma 35 1.4 or if ur into manual focusing/movies the samyang 35 1.4,these two caught my eye :)

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