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EOS Bodies / Re: any flaws in the canon 60d?
« on: December 19, 2011, 09:01:53 PM »
I've got the 60D and really love it. I don't think the micro adjust is a deal breaker. I've rented lens from lens rental (70-200 F4 IS, ef-s 15-85 IS, and the ef-s 17-55 is). The photos are very sharp and even when I crop and enlarge, the images are sharp. I bought mine around November 2010 and plan to keep it until it quits working. It was the best camera I could afford at the time and the main reason I bought it was because it got good reviews. Video is not a big deal, as I shoot photos and not video. Love the tilt screen, as it has really helped me out a few times in a crowd and shooting above people.


United States / Re: Can the ISO be preset for shooting video on T3i
« on: December 13, 2011, 09:35:59 PM »
OK, I got it, you have to set the Exposure to Manual, than it works. I just have to figure out how to change it on a T3i, as it does not have the Quick Access buttons on top. I would guess she can push some button on back and turn the dial and change the ISO, unless that is a feature not on that camera.

Thanks very much for the help, I'll have her turn off the Auto Exposure and set it on Manual and see what we can figure out.



United States / Re: Can the ISO be preset for shooting video on T3i
« on: December 13, 2011, 09:19:28 PM »
To set ISO when I shoot video on my 60D I just use the button on the top by the screen and use the dial to change it.

I'm assuming on the T3i you'd have to access it in the "Q" menu.

I tried that on my 60D and unless I'm in Photo Mode, it does not work. Do you set it in film mode and than go to video mode and it uses whatever you manually set it at?


United States / Can the ISO be preset for shooting video on T3i
« on: December 13, 2011, 09:14:47 PM »
My sister has bought a T3i and wants to know if you can set the ISO for video? I've never used Video on my 60D, but when I looked at it, I didn't see a place to change it and have it stay that way.

Thoughts? Solutions?

Thanks in advance!



equivalent in US$: 12,222.39 USD

almost 2x the US price !!!

Well, anyway, it's not my price tag, LOL.

not even the lowest offer:

10,823.77 USD

dealer info concerning the lower price: final price not calculated yet... ::)

I wonder how much they will ask here for the 5D3.
As the rumored 36 MP D800 is expected to be a 4k USD cam...

So, enjoy your shooting with a real cam this weekend !



They must have seen you complaining... It's now 9,999.00chf


Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: Contest Announcement!
« on: December 06, 2011, 06:00:18 PM »
Well for the first time I got a chance to do a wedding in the bahamas, and one in Astoria, Oregon. All for 2012! I don't have money for lenses yet, but in time I will make the money, I hope! For now I will have to rent, for major photoshoots because my 30D will not cut it, even though it is iconic camera! Winning this contest would make a whole lot of headaches go away. . .. but it just never works out like that haha :(

Whomever wins this contest, I hope it is a person down on his/her luck in terms of money and gear. . . . it would make me happy, even if it weren't myself.


I'm with you on that one, but it's hard to win a contest like this when you are going up against those who have 5,000 to 10,000 dollars in high end gear.

Truly going to be a tough choice, as I saw some very nice photos that I will have to get ahold of the shooters to see how they did some of them. Very impressed.

Good luck to all the entries.


Lenses / Re: New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« on: December 05, 2011, 11:32:46 PM »
OMG this is today....6 December
So where's my 24-70 f/2.8 MkII?

Wouldn't that be a welcome Christmas present?

Paul Wright

It's December 5th today............

Only because you yanks are a day behind the rest of the world.
It's been december 6 for 12 hours here already...

What! You mean the world doesn't revolve around us?

I still have an hour and a half to go  :-[

Thanks for the replies! The main reason I asked was to things: 1) I have alot of negatives and a bunch of slides that I want to scan with my Canon image scanner. It has a slot in the lid for negatives and if I take out the negative holder, I can insert slides in it to scan. I just am not sure what resolution to choose 15dpi, 300dpi,????

The second part is kind of along the lines of getting a full frame digital camera. I have had some of the negatives blown up to poster size and they look excellent (B&W's as that is what I mainly shoot). If a 35mm film camera is about equal to 8-15mega pixels, than the 5dMark II should be just fine as it should perform better than my film camera???

I read so mny comments about more MP's and I just wanted to know why you would want more? How many MP's do you need to make a 20x30 poster if you only need equally 8-12 with film?



United States / How Many MP's On A FF Equals a 35mm Canon AE1 Film Camera?
« on: December 03, 2011, 06:03:59 PM »
I would like to know how many MP's does a FF sensor need to be equal to a 35mm Film Camera? I had an AE1 and I thought the photo's I shot with it were very nice.


EOS Bodies / Re: “Revealing” Canon C300 Test Video
« on: November 30, 2011, 12:01:40 AM »
That was an Excellent video.... Funny too.  I really like the amount of DOF it gets. And to be able to shoot at 20000iso.... That's really cool.

EOS Bodies / Re: How often do you go through a body? Why do you upgrade?
« on: November 29, 2011, 11:42:53 PM »
I bought my Rebel XT in 2007, when I traded my Canon AE1 in. It was a very nice camera and I used it alot! Last year, I got an error code that would go away after I pulled the battery out and put it back in. Than it finally quit all together. I have the local camera shop send it in for repairs and it was going to cost more than it was worth. So, I purchased the 60D.  I really like this camera alot. I'm not a pro, so I don't need anything fancy. I'll keep it until it dies and then I'll buy whatever is new at the time. Just an FYI, My Rebel did pass 240,000 clicks before it totally died. I really used it alot.

Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: Contest Announcement!
« on: November 26, 2011, 10:36:14 PM »

An image is an image.

We'll see how much it will be photo contest or photo+ps/lr contest.
This is where things might get interesting.

Yeah, some are amazing and would have been really hard to set up with multiple flashes, long exposures, HDRs, whatever.
But there's a few than imply impossibility, ie could have only been made using photoshop/gimp/whatever.
I don't mind competing against them, my photos look good to me and that's what counts. I don't have photoshop and my gimp skill is limited to a bit of colour/curves tweaking. I'd rather use a lensbaby instead of a cheesy 'blur the edges' filter. I'd rather use a super-fast lens than cut my subject onto another layer, blur the background, and put the subject back. I'd rather use a Tilt lens than just blur the top and bottom of an image. But if my photo is competing against someone who does do one of these, I don't mind, it's just the same as a B+W competing against a bird shot, or a portrait against a landscape. There's only one lens at the end of the day, so we all have to be the best of everything to get it...

ps, I don't think CR-guy would like the multiple-image-gallery idea, it specifically detracts from ad-revenue (4 ads per 15 entries or so) which is probably paying for the prizes. But either way, it didn't load for me anyway...

I am in no way bad mouthing your comment, so please don't take it that way! I use elements to modify my photo's as I am not able to afford a tilt-shift, or an F2.8 or faster to blur backgrounds. I do try to tweak my colors a little as the lenses I do have are not very good. But I still have a passion to take photos as I just love to do it. And it's true about some of what you say, but I see it in a different way. I see it as a person with low quality lenses and trying to make them look better going against people who already have high-end gear.

OK, I'm done posting my 2 cents worth... And I do wish everybody best of luck with all the nice photo's that were posted. I looked at alot of them and they made me want to spend more time shooting like alot of you do.


United States / Re: Looking at 70-200 F4 IS vs 70-200 F2.8 Non-IS
« on: November 26, 2011, 01:22:38 PM »
OK, Thanks for all the suggestions. I think renting a 2.8F Non-IS might be what I need to do. I've used the F4 IS and I really loved the IQ it produced. I'll do the rental and see what looks the best.

Thanks very much!

Canon General / Re: Very strange lens mug
« on: November 26, 2011, 01:02:08 PM »
It is funny. The description says it's a hollowed out 24-105 lined with plastic.. The top rim says 28-135 EF-S, and yes, you might spill your drink if it's too "top" heavy!

Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: Contest Announcement!
« on: November 25, 2011, 10:06:42 PM »
I'll have the finalists to show sometime this weekend. It's been more work than I thought it'd be.


I feel for you! I think the photos that were posted for this are fantastic! I thought mine looked pretty good and than I looked at other people photos.... Man do I have a lot of learning to do!!

Thanks for the update!

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