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You'll never be able to control the direction of the light when it's bouncing off of white surfaces. Stick to a dark grey.

EOS Bodies / Re: what is the body you want to see canon release next ?
« on: November 21, 2014, 10:59:51 PM »
As soon as Fuji come up with some more megapixels I'm gone. So it's more about what Fuji comes up with as far as I'm concerned.

The images out of my X100s just have so much more than my 5D3, but it's not going to cut it in the studio like my Canon does. So an XT-1 with 24megapixels, or the rumoured Fuji medium format should be enough to bring 20 years of Canon ownership to an end.

Post Processing / Re: How to start using Photoshop
« on: October 06, 2014, 07:09:31 PM »

Thank me later.

Canon General / Re:
« on: October 05, 2014, 06:57:25 PM »
It reads a lot like the famous Steve Jobs quote. I wonder if they're trying to copy something Apple has done.

Canon General / Re:
« on: October 05, 2014, 04:51:19 PM »
New lens caps.

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:07:29 AM »
So, umm... what's special about this upgrade?

Seriously, I'm not excited about this camera.

Post Processing / Re: Photoshop eye retouching
« on: August 20, 2014, 02:19:49 PM »
Add a curves layer above the background layer and mask everything but the irises. Now set the curves layer to Linear Dodge (Add). Tweak the points horizontally at the bottom of the curve starting with the black level.

Use that as a starting point along with adjusting the layer opacity and you should get a nice effect with some practise.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« on: August 16, 2014, 08:39:20 PM »
I had the pleasure of having a look through one of these 1200s in '97. It was an impressive beast.

Canon General / Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« on: July 31, 2014, 09:41:14 PM »

It would have to be between my tripod and my speedlite.

I can't be bothered messing around with the tripod. When flash is required, I use my strobes. Even outdoors.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Make a Big Splash at Photokina? [CR2]
« on: July 31, 2014, 12:28:05 AM »
Whenever a country that isn't Japan makes a bold statement like this, it turns out to be something crap like a special white edition camera or something.

Just the cheap artwork alone makes me think this is a big nothing. Wait for Canon Japan to fire up their marketing department before getting too excited.

Reviews / Re: Pentax 645z Review
« on: July 31, 2014, 12:05:59 AM »
I checked out a couple of the raw samples and they are very nice indeed. Me want.

Reviews / Pentax 645z Review
« on: July 30, 2014, 08:51:04 PM »

Here's the first proper review (I've seen) of the "affordable" Medium Format camera.

They like it, and so do I...

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: 45x Zoom for Waterproof Camera
« on: July 21, 2014, 02:06:39 PM »

Reviews / Re: Long-term Review | Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: July 15, 2014, 02:58:04 PM »
Yup, my favourite lens too. It just does everything.

Photography Technique / Re: 85 vs 135 for portraits
« on: July 09, 2014, 02:19:51 PM »
If you need something that'll do head shots plus head and shoulders and close-ups, though, then take a very close look at the 100mm 2.8 IS Macro. An amazing lens in every respect including price. Buy one regardless.

The one problem is that is has a rather slow "macro-style" af speed. And yes, I know where the focus limiter switch is. It also has a "circular" bokeh wide open which afaik is stronger than with lenses with a larger front diameter.

Not quite sure where you've got that idea from, the AF is pretty fast with the 100 2.8L IS. Not that AF is much of an issue for portraits.

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