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Messages - JonB8305

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Another 6D.

I'm one of those people that always would want to shoot with the best camera that I have, so if I got the same camera this dilemma wouldn't be an issue. My 450D is collecting dust.

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Reviews / Re: Canon 6D Review: 1+ Year Hands-On [video review]
« on: January 19, 2014, 11:39:47 AM »
Fantastic photo's and review. I'm loving my 6d more and more each day.   I'd love to learn how to take landscapes like you do.

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Photography Technique / Re: Photography online courses and education
« on: January 11, 2014, 07:23:33 PM »
I absolutely love Lynda.com.

Can't wait to get a standalone monitor so I can have a lesson open and the program open on one screen to really get into the courses.

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Software & Accessories / Re: New Monitor for Mac:wide color gamut or not?
« on: December 29, 2013, 04:21:30 PM »
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/828572-REG/HP_Hewlett_Packard_XW476A8_ABA_ZR2740W_27inch_LED_Backlit.html

B&H has this wide gamut monitor on sale, along with some other pretty decent monitor deals. Must mean the 4k's are coming.

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Lighting / Re: Studio light for model and products
« on: December 23, 2013, 03:52:45 PM »
Since you can't get buff stuff, I'd get the elinchrome kit because of there rotalux softboxes.  Then again the profoto mods are one of the best avaliable. I'd probably buy the profoto D1 kit with some softboxes.

D1 kit is unfortunately out of his $1200 budget, but he could easily get a pair of Profoto Compact 600R's with built in pocket wizards for that price.

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Lighting / Re: Studio light for model and products
« on: December 22, 2013, 11:37:42 PM »
I tromp around outside to shoot pictures and get my stuff dirty.  I don't shoot portraits much.  But when I do, I borrow AB800 units from a friend that bought a couple Buff kits with modifiers, stands and everything.  They work great, simple and easy to use and durable too.  If budget allows, get the Einsteins.  If not, the AB800s are great too.  Get some trigger cables and some Yougnuo wireless triggers and start learning how to use it all.  Don't spend too long sweating what to buy, you can't really go wrong with the Buff stuff.  As RLPHoto said, they work well and don't change color or intensity so your post work will be easier.

You won't really know what you want until you dive in and start using it all.  Just get some experience with something and then tweak it as you go.  Don't over think it.  Keep it simple.

Buy a kit, get some reflectors, a background and get to work making some money.  Then see what tweaks you need and keep on going.  Refine your technique.  Hone your craft.  It's your knowledge and talent that is making the pictures, not some fancy lights.

No one will know what kind of lights you have, they'll just see pictures that are well exposed and visually appealing.  Only photographers analyze pictures to determine how the lighting was used.  Most folks just look at the pictures to see what they need to see and move on.  Have fun with it!

He's in the netherlands where AB stuff is not easy to come by.

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Lighting / Re: Studio light for model and products
« on: December 22, 2013, 12:24:11 PM »
Profoto D1 kit w/ or w/o air was what I went with personally.

But The Elinchrom BXRI 500 Kit should do you fine as well.

On a budget you can get a used set of Profoto Compact 600's for under $1k for 2.

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Canon General / Re: Free Next Day Shipping from B&H Photo
« on: December 22, 2013, 03:07:56 AM »
I probably really shouldn't have bought the 70-200 but I couldn't pass up on $1799. 

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It doesn't do HSS though.

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I recently disposed of half a dozen Profoto 600 Compact monos, two 2400w/s Profoto floorpacks and a boatload of Profoto accessories and modifiers and replaced them with half a dozen Einsteins, PCB modifiers/accessories/triggers etc and really couldn't be happier.

The one thing that could tempt me back to Profoto would be if the B1 played nicely with High Speed Sync. Does it?

-pw

man I need a couple 600's for background and hair lights.

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Damn I want that 85

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Software & Accessories / Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« on: December 02, 2013, 07:52:20 PM »
Dell just released their 4k monitors today. They're coming out with a 28" model for under $1000 in early 2014

24" for 1400
32" for 3500


99% adobe RGB

http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/02/dell-ultrasharp-4k-monitors/

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a 1000ws output would have been nice for that price point. 2 g's for a 500ws head.....mmm no thanks.

it's nice that the TTL feature is now out of the proverbially bag...hopefully we will see other companies come out with their own versions at better price points. 600 RTs are nice but i would like the easy access to a full range of light modifiers like you get with the B1.

Profoto came out with a speeding last month for speed lights, so you can use  their modifiers for your speed lights now.

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Lenses / Re: Graduation and Concert coming up which lenses to rent?
« on: November 25, 2013, 11:57:05 PM »
I have a 6D with a 24-70 II

Maybe a 200-400 might be needed for the graduation.

Not sure if I'll be close enough for the 50L to shine.

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Lenses / Graduation and Concert coming up which lenses to rent?
« on: November 25, 2013, 07:05:02 PM »
Graduation ceremony will be in a large college basketball stadium, so distance and low light will be needed.


The concert is going to be dark but it'll be in the floor area, so possibly can get some good close shots. Low light will take priority here.

Was thinking 70-200 2.8L II for the graduation and the 135L for the concert.

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