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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Holy Crap Gray market EOS M w/22mm for $236
« on: July 25, 2013, 01:55:06 PM »
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Just get the kit with the 18 - 55 IS lens from a reputable dealer, then pick up a 22mm on eBay.  USA warranty on the stuff that most likely would break and a great price on the prime.  Seen them sold for ~ $106.

+1, I did that and am very pleased.  Plus, get an EF-S adapter on eBay for $66, I have used one with a Viltrox name and it works great.

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I have had good luck with GGS screen protectors.

ditto on my 5D Classic, quality glass, has adhered well.

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EOS-M / Re: My EF M 11-22 has arrived
« on: July 19, 2013, 12:23:48 PM »
Here are some pics from the Robbie Williams concert last night here in Vienna

Wow, Robbie Williams is pretty huge in Vienna, it would seem. Thanks for the shots, very much contemplating this lens, probably have to get it from Canada, however, as they won't offer it in the US.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Model Study with Nude - 5D MKIII
« on: July 18, 2013, 01:46:05 AM »
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I took my 5D3 out for a little nude photoshoot with my old Sigma 50mm and here is what I shot

+1!

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Portrait / Re: Maximus's Cake Smash
« on: July 15, 2013, 07:36:36 PM »
Forgot to say that it is a very cute, priceless photo. Just went through a box of photos of my kids from the 2-4 age with my wife the other day, we laughed so hard we cried.  This will be one of those shots for you, I think!

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Portrait / Re: Maximus's Cake Smash
« on: July 15, 2013, 04:27:44 PM »
I have little in the way of constructive criticism to offer here, however as a personal taste thing, I might have boosted the blacks a bit more, but I can't say for sure without having the raw image in front of me.  I like the imperfect symmetry in this shot.

I would just encourage you to keep using that lens/body combination at Golden Hour, you will quickly develop a personal candid portrait style and you will get some great images.

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Landscape / Re: My photo on the Bing home page today!
« on: July 06, 2013, 05:47:38 AM »
Very cool, creative compositions.  Definitely a situation where HDR is called for, if you can pull it off.  Do you recall how you achieved the top-most one? I would guess a simple exposure fusion of two or three images.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 27, 2013, 07:32:14 PM »
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at least it's not a joke like the 60D; it looks likes a real XXD body
can you name those apparent differences? i cant tell. im serious. in my eyes, it actually looks somewhat small

The dimensions do appear more like a 50D than a 60D, the new camera is definitely taller, at least with respect to width, than the 60D, and the shoulder bearing the function dial is flatter, like the 50D.  It is of course speculation, but this could be the return the the more rugged semi-pro body, although if it was, you would think the package would list that as a feature.  Then again, the original 50D box didn't list magnesium frame as a feature either.

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Lighting / Any new wireless Speedlites on the horizon?
« on: June 21, 2013, 08:04:42 PM »
I have been playing a lot with off-camera flash using a 580EX and a pair of 430EX Speedlites. I have been triggering them with four Cactus V5s, which are nice, simple radios, but no E-TTL, but maybe the most annoying feature is that you have to climb ladders to adjust settings manually or wake them up when they go to sleep. [

I would love to perhaps upgrade my wireless flashes, was considering taking the plunge into Pocket Wizard land, but could also go the way of a 600EX-RT and the ST-E3-RT trigger. I love my 430EX flashes and I am wondering whether Canon can be expected to come out with a 430EX II replacement with RT any time soon.

I have scanned the Lighting section of the forum, have not seen any good rumors or gossip, so I thought I would throw out the question for those who may know or have an informed guess.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My new camera!
« on: June 20, 2013, 02:36:35 AM »
This is very cool. Please post some pics with it, would love to see a few raw files too, just for curiosity's sake.

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Sports / Re: Airtricty League
« on: June 14, 2013, 05:56:39 PM »
As a soccer referee, I feel the urge to pull a yellow card from my pocket...

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In a word, yes.  At least the primes.  I have shot with the 50mm for a couple years with my 5D Classic, love it wide open in low light, or stopped down with full light.  Bokeh is fantastic, often resort to manual focus because I like to use it in such low light. Color, contrast and sharpness are excellent, out of focus areas are beautiful, construction great. Got the 35mm f/1.4 recently, even better construction, and image quality is fantastic. It feels like a million dollar piece of equipment.  Still getting a feel for the output, but so far, it's excellent.  It will allow me to create images that my 24-105L never will. I sincerely doubt that the most discerning photographer would be disappointed.

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Reviews / Re: Horrible experience with Adorama camera
« on: June 04, 2013, 06:09:25 PM »
Not to devalue your frustration at all, but wire transfers are very finicky things. The slightest irregularity perceived on the receiving end by the receiving bank and the transfer is refused. The fault was probably not Adorama's, I doubt they have a wire house on site.  It was likely the sending bank didn't coordinate properly with the receiving bank, or they would have known that an address was required.

I hope you get your gear soon. Tell us, what did you get? That is the fun stuff!

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Lenses / Re: Tele for backpacking
« on: June 03, 2013, 02:05:37 PM »
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For those with experience, how are the non-L 70-300 IS or the 70-300 DO?

Please don't get the non-L 70-300 IS.  I have it, use it often, and every time I look at the images at 1:1, I am more and more disappointed with them.  Looking to upgrade my telephoto zoom ASAP.

Don't know about the DO.

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Lenses / Re: Tele for backpacking
« on: June 03, 2013, 02:00:56 PM »
Why not rent the 200MM F2.8L, a non-white lens that weighs in at less than 800g?  Excellent sharpness, color rendering and portability.  It's so good you can freely crop with little sacrifice.  I think that with the 6D, 17-40L, 100L macro should about cover most situations.

http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_200mm_f_2_8l_ii_usm#Specifications

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-200mm-f-2.8-L-II-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

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