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Maybe not the most effective, but certainly fun

Sports / Re: Red Bull Boxcar Race
« on: August 28, 2012, 10:21:37 AM »
Red Bull stuff is always great to shoot. Flug Tag and Crashed Ice were here recently.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Where am I ?
« on: August 18, 2012, 09:20:01 PM »
Minneapolis, from Lake Calhoun. (I'm from St. Paul)

I like the idea of this thread. Will be interesting to see shat shows up.

Lenses / Re: great new lens for canon?
« on: August 17, 2012, 04:42:43 PM »
HA! And it even has the red stripe.

Looks good, off to a great start! Keep practicing, shoot anything and everything you can. I'd say maybe just watch the framing of the subjects a little bit, I still struggle with that myself.

Also, what's with the crowns in the first picture? I don't know much about wedding ceremonies of other religions.

Software & Accessories / Re: Other photography websites...
« on: August 14, 2012, 01:51:39 PM »
@ MKIIIphotographer Spot on! There is a legitimate use for forums such as these, I usually only post when I have a technical question or something similar. But I agree, the more time I'm on here, the less time I'm out shooting.

Also Smugmug has lots of good photos, not the best for exploring though. Most people seem to use it to host photos and imbed them into their own websites.

Software & Accessories / Re: Other photography websites...
« on: August 14, 2012, 09:41:25 AM »
500px.com isn't too bad, not as much variety as flickr though.

I think it's mostly due to Yahoo just letting it languish, and not doing much to keep it fresh. Plus I think a lot has moved to facebook, etc. Hopefully with the new CEO at yahoo, they can maybe breath a little life back into flickr.

The 7D has much better auto focus then the 50D, but depending on were you are budget wise, you can get a used 50D for cheap.

Software & Accessories / Re: Any Apple Aperture users? Please chime in!
« on: August 12, 2012, 06:22:45 AM »
The only thing I would caution is that if you are not comfortable using the Apple file system beware.  They have some great archiving features built in but doesnt use the typical windows file system so dont expect to find a image file outside of Aperture unless you have specifically exported the file to another location.  It took me a while to trust this but after a huge upgrade meltdown where I had to start from scratch, I was able to restore everything I had easily and didnt lose a single image.  I can archive whole libraries to multiple external disks on top of Time Machine.  Lots of redundancy!  I am sure Lightroom has similar features, I just havent used it.

For the exact reason I am using Lightroom on my MacBook Pro.

Same reason for me. I've been a life long Apple user, but I like to know were the files are on my computer.

EOS Bodies / Re: Cool Stuff - PimpYourCam.com
« on: August 10, 2012, 11:36:19 AM »
Only if I can make a Nikon look like a Canon.........

Lenses / Re: Lens creep. Is this normal?
« on: August 10, 2012, 08:30:49 AM »
I just wish they would make everything internal zoom like the 70-200, but who knows what that would do to the price.

Lenses / Re: First L Lens... OH MY #^(*^!& GOD
« on: August 09, 2012, 02:40:02 PM »
The 24 1.4L II is a gret lens. Forget the zooms

Zooms have their place too.  For instance the 70-200 2.8II is arguably the best zoom Canon has made so far.  Probably rivals some good primes.


70-200 2.8 II is amazing.

Lighting / Re: Smallest capable speedlight for 5D m3
« on: August 09, 2012, 06:38:01 AM »
B&H has some really cheap third party ones for 40-50 bucks. At that price maybe just try one and not out a ton of money if it doesn't work. Otherwise I've seen rehabed 430 exii for 240. I have a 430, it's a pretty solid unit, only a slave, not a master, but otherwise a pretty solid unit. It's not to big to toss in a bag and carry around with you either.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How rugged is my 5D Mkiii?
« on: August 08, 2012, 05:15:37 PM »
For being a highly sophisticated piece of technology, it's much tougher then you think.

Lenses / Re: Canon at the London Summer Olympics
« on: July 31, 2012, 07:52:52 AM »
So does anyone know who the lucky guy with the 200-400 is?  He's not using a pro body (note how he's holding the camera for a vertical shot).  5D Mark III maybe?

I have a grip, but still hold it that way. The grip just isn't as comfortable as the camera.

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