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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: So what makes a camera a "pro" camera?
« on: October 15, 2014, 07:45:00 AM »
A pro level camera must have:

1) a sensor with 14+ stops of DR
2) the ability to shoot 4K at 120fps minimum
3) the ability to take clean shots of the back of the lens cap
4) the highest score possible on DxO
5) the ability to post to Facebook
6) the ability to find jobs
7) a price of at least $3,500

I'm sure i forgot a few things, but that's what I consider the bare minimum of a "Pro-Level Camera."

Photography Technique / Re: My wedding photography job.
« on: October 15, 2014, 07:38:34 AM »
i'm curious - you bring all that stuff to every wedding?

i do lots of weddings, and use a combination of 3-5 lens and a single flash.  i carry extra flashes, umbrellas, reflectors, a tripod, backup camera, and a few other things in the car, but i almost never need them.

i'm not going to tell you how to do weddings - only you know what you need to bring with you - but i really think you should think about leaving 90% of that stuff behind.  i'm telling you right now that there is no possible way i'd be able to move around and grab the shots that i like if i had to carry a professional studio on my body everywhere i went.

having an assistant is great, and i never shoot weddings alone, but i think you should seriously consider "packing lighter."

Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 11, 2014, 11:56:27 AM »
just out of curiosity, who would want this lens?  11mm on FF is super wide, probably way too wide for many people to ever really find that useful.  i guess it would be cool sometimes for events, but even then I don't think people would be using it at the 11mm end all that much.  and with the bulb design you can't use filters, so are there many landscape people that would want this? 

i'm not shocked by the price, seeing as this is the new Canon trend that's here to stay.  also, it's a lens that no one else has or probably will have for a long time.  i just think that it's more of a "fun" lens than a useful one, and for $3,000 I don't see too many people jumping for it.  however, there always seem to be enough people out there who end up buying this stuff.

Here are some I did this week.  I took the Perrier one in portrait, but added the right section seen in the landscape version in Photoshop.


Thank you.  I just got into this type of photography.  There are some nice shots on this thread.  Here is one I did last night.

Here are some I did this week.  I took the Perrier one in portrait, but added the right section seen in the landscape version in Photoshop.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 08:16:20 PM »
Out of curiosity, is it possible to put a nikon sensor on a canon camera?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma Opens Up About Their Roadmap
« on: September 22, 2014, 08:49:24 AM »
A 24-70 f/2 would be very nice!

i understand that it is very difficult, but i don't know why.  i know that a 24-70 1.4 would be everyone's dream lens, and i know that it probably won't ever happen.  is that solely because of the size and weight (and cost) that the lens would be, or is it just too difficult/impossible to do?

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Yongnuo 622c and 430 ex ii
« on: July 19, 2014, 12:46:39 PM »
this probably isn't it, but make sure your 430 is really connected tightly into the trigger.  i have a 430, and it always jiggles loose (which is why i much prefer the old school screw in connector), and when it does, strange things happen.

Do you have issues just using your 580EX II's on your camera and via Canon optical triggering.

The PocketWizard issue, that they tried to blame on Canon, was due to their "overclocking" the IGBT circuit, it was not an issue for people who didn't use Pocket Wizards and it resulted in the flash tube damage, not battery housing and door.

I absolutely don't trust Yongnuo, third party reverse engineering is fraught with problems and if I had one issue with it once I wouldn't give them a second chance.

If they are still under warranty I'd class them as lemons and demand an exchange. If they are not then I'd sell them and upgrade to the 600-EX-RT's, which are good value when compared to any other flash and full wireless triggering system out there. If you can't afford the 600 then I'd be tempted to go all YN, there are less issues with all one make, though there are lots of third party options to choose from, Godox, Phottix etc etc.

If it is only a problem when you use the YN's then why blame Canon? Yongnuo are a bargain basement, third party, reverse engineered, Chinese hack, with zero quality control and a huge catalog of problems and issues that impact complete models or are limited to a short production run, they have their place but you seem to have a bad set.

i'm hesitant to say anything here, but this response is close to nonsense.  do you use yongnuo gear?  if so, have you had these sorts of issues (ie. flashes breaking)?  also, you hear about people bashing the things online because people who are unhappy are the ones who write things online.  if i trusted everyone who bashed equipment online i don't think i'd ever buy anything from anyone.

the fact is that YN-622C's are cheaper than the alternatives, and the quality is a little low on certain things.  however, they do nearly everything that the pocket wizards do at about 5 times the price.  should i not use them because they are "cheap?"  should i fork over all my money to canon on their wireless system?

according to you, i should bash kias because compared to ferraris they are garbage.

i am glad that there are companies out there reverse engineering things, otherwise we'd all be forced to pay outrageous prices for things - but i guess you like that.

anyway - if your triggers are causing that, that stinks.  i've used those triggers with canon flashes for a long time, and i know plenty of other professionals who have used them, and i've never heard of anything like that.  either way, i wouldn't keep sending them back to canon.  either get new triggers or get new flashes, because it sounds like you're just throwing money away.

Lenses / Re: 17-40 f/4L vs 16-35 F/4L
« on: June 23, 2014, 03:45:07 PM »
i guess i'm in disagreement with most people here on what lenses to buy.  if you know that you're going to FF later on, then get FF compatible lenses - that's what i did and i couldn't be happier.

with EF-S lenses, you're probably not going to get much when you resell them, and they also might be hard to sell.  it depends on where you live and whether or not you want to deal with ebay, but it won't be as easy as most people think it is.

if you're not getting a FF for like 4 years, then definitely get EF-S lenses, or you'll be unhappy for a long time.  if you're planning on upgrading soon, then get the big boy L's and save yourself the cash in the long-run.

finally, get them used if you can.  most L lenses are built extremely well, and buying them used can save you a ton of cash (i got the 85L ii for about $1,000 US).  if it's a complicated lens (zoom and IS) then you might want to go new, but basic primes are usually in "perfect real-world" conditions when you get them used.

Software & Accessories / Re: Inconspicuous Messenger Bag
« on: June 19, 2014, 05:34:30 PM »
In all seriousness, did you ever think about the ThinkTank shoulder bags?  All their stuff is amazing, but not cheap (I have the Shape Shifter from them).  I think their site is thinktankphoto.com
As I said in my opening post, the ThinkTank Retrospective 7 is one of the ones I am considering.  :)

Actually there are quite a few Youtube reviews for the ThinkTank Retrospective series which have been worth watching.  But I could only find one video review of the Tamrac Apache 4.

That's pretty funny.  I have a terrible problem of not actually reading things other than the title...

Software & Accessories / Re: Inconspicuous Messenger Bag
« on: June 19, 2014, 01:56:27 PM »
so is this close to what you're looking for?

Well, no one is going to mistake it for a camera bag.... our lenses would fit in it....and it *would* be difficult to steal and run away with.....

I think we have a winner!  ;D

glad i could help.

in all seriousness, did you ever think about the ThinkTank shoulder bags?  all their stuff is amazing, but not cheap (i have the Shape Shifter from them).  i think their site is thinktankphoto.com

Software & Accessories / Re: Inconspicuous Messenger Bag
« on: June 19, 2014, 11:20:24 AM »
so is this close to what you're looking for?

does this offer anything that lightroom can't?  do people only use it because it's free, or is it better at anything?

I haven't read the replies, so sorry if this has been said.

What iso were you on?  If it was 100 that might be the problem.  At f/8 those light are really working, so they stay on longer and you might get motion that way.  If youre at iso 200 they are open half as long, iso 400 a quarter as long.

Still, I wouldn't think you'd get too many issues at iso 100, but its a strong possibility.

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