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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: just some initial shots
« on: March 21, 2012, 10:21:26 PM »
Wow, lounge access and a new camera... Life is good!   ;) (Beautiful shots, BTW.)

Canada / Re: Photographing Auroras
« on: March 07, 2012, 09:37:41 PM »
Just wondering if anyone here has any experience photographing auroras?


Nasa states the solar flares should reach earth around 01:25EST or where I am 00:25 MST (Calgary). I am hoping to go and get some good shots if anyone knows of a good place?
If you're in Calgary, you're going to be an  hour late... 01:25 EST is 23:25 MST.

EOS Bodies / Re: More Images From Shanghai
« on: March 01, 2012, 07:59:11 AM »
"2nd March 2012; 3pm to 6pm" - so that's 8am to 11am tomorrow, here in the UK and 3am to 6am if you're on the East Coast of the USA.  I can see some North Americans getting up early tomorrow!

Close, but Shanghai is GMT +8, Eastern Canada/America is GMT-5. 15:00 there will be 02:00 here.  ;)

And, converting other numbers $4200 AUS = $4463 CDN! 

Surely a country as rich as the USA can afford colour printing? The US dollar looks like a third world currency!

We're working on it.  It's my understanding that there's a complicated plan, developed by a large team of highly-paid government officials, to fund the redesign of US currency by developing a method to monetize the savings in typing time and costs associated with both printing and electronic data transmission of not using all those extra letters you folks use in words like color...and traveler.   :P
Haha... you guys are such good neighbours that we'll even throw in some portraits of Queen E to put on those colourful new notes...

Lighting / Re: Advice needed on set up to shoot cats and dogs at shelter
« on: February 28, 2012, 04:58:07 PM »
Please post info on those treats. I have great cat treats but I'm curious on what you are using for the doggies.

Most dogs are garbage cans, so almost anything works- bits of hotdog weiner, Snausages, those "bacon" things, but my dogs go mental over a kind of "peanut" treat sold only at Walmart. The only treat I've never had success with are those milkbones- for some reason they're hit-and-miss. But, like people- dogs all have different preferences, so 2 or 3 different types would guarantee that you had something for everyone.

Good luck, please post some of your shots!

Lighting / Re: Advice needed on set up to shoot cats and dogs at shelter
« on: February 28, 2012, 10:33:39 AM »
The photography advice is all well and good but don't forget a bag of doggy treats!   ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Body Price At Announcement
« on: February 28, 2012, 10:03:39 AM »
Wouldn't a better poll be "At which price might you purchase a 5D3 within the next 6 months?" 

If they could sell it with kit lens for $3500 Canuck Bucks or less, I could probably swing it this year. If not, it's either get another Rebel or sit the purchase out for at least another 12 months...

EOS Bodies / Re: An announcement today or what?
« on: February 28, 2012, 08:17:52 AM »
Everyone went silent after the pics leaked yesterday, so no one is answering my emails. :)

Awesome! ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 25, 2012, 02:55:09 PM »
People are speculating that $3500 is with kit lens. Users from other forums seem to have evidence.

I'm not sure I've seen any posts about a kit lens, and not sure what lens they would throw in that has enough value to raise to a $3500 price tag.  You're not going to put a junk lens in with what has the potential to be a new standard body for many photographers.. That's like the old "putting $29 speakers on a $2000 receiver" analogy.  There may be some combo deals out there, or if the price tag with a kit kens is $3500 and its a decent lens, maybe the body is back down in the more reasonable range.

Jay S.

The rumor I saw was $3800 Canadian with kit lens. I don't have the link. Some of the forums have no msg body search and I don't want to spend an hour tracking it down. I spent 5 minutes and couldn't find it again quickly.
Poster Palseb on page 27 of this very thread: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,3549.msg75606.html#msg75606
Canadian Canon Vendors had a meeting today (Feb 23).  The new 5D will be available in stores at the end of March 2012  in Canada at $3,800 with a lense (do not know which one).

Portrait / Re: Candid portraits
« on: February 20, 2012, 03:37:25 PM »
haha... awesome!

Portrait / Re: Candid portraits
« on: February 20, 2012, 10:27:32 AM »
I love both of these last two shots. They each capture the essence of childhood, that sweet innocence that burns off somewhere in the teens. I'm a father of 3, my oldest has long since passed that stage but my youngest is still there, hopefully for another year or two...

Lenses / Re: Polarizers
« on: February 17, 2012, 07:17:50 PM »
As always, quality is expensive.
I have had a few cheap ones, but had serious problems with vignetting. Probably because they are significantly thicker then the slim versions from B&W and HOYA that I use.
On the 16-35 L the difference is just shocking. I don't know why the thickness of the glass has such an impact.

Hope this helps

Very much, thanks. (And to the others, as well.)

The cheap polarizing filters are a great value.  It's like getting two filters in one - not only do you get a polarizing effect, you also get a great soft focus effect that reduces the sharpness of your image and provides a soft glow around your subject, and you get that soft focus effect for no extra charge!!

Right on! ... sort of a Hypstamatic or Instagram effect for DSLRs!  ;D

Lenses / Polarizers
« on: February 17, 2012, 04:38:56 PM »
I need a circular polarizer. Is there a significant difference in quality between a brand such as Hoya and the cheapies such as http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/rocketfish-rocketfish-58mm-circular-camera-polarizer-rf-cp58-rf-cp58/10149863.aspx?path=0cd349a4e6e972a7369ea352f73c4908en02?


Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: February 16, 2012, 06:16:06 PM »
Cool! Do you have a photo of the Shiprock?

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: February 15, 2012, 12:03:41 PM »
Your landscape seems noisy with full of CA :)

Yeah, it's only a 196MP UltraCamXP... If they don't bring out the MKII soon- I'm selling all my glass and moving to Nikon...

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