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Software & Accessories / Re: On-line Wedding albums
« on: September 27, 2012, 06:24:15 PM »
Aperture and Lightroom both have a book option.  They are both nice.

I've ordered one through aperture, and it came out great.  I'm ordering a different one made through Lightroom within the next week or two, so I can give you an update then.

Focus limiters are great if you're shooting stuff further away, because it prevents the lens from searching at closer ranges and it helps lock onto your target quicker.  One problem is that I forget its on sometimes and I can't focus on close things.  However, my 100mm will still search close with it on, but it tries the further range a few times first.

This is a silly poll because it depends.

On high ISO indoor shots I usually bring it down, because everything looks yellow, even with WB balance adjustment.

For gritty looking street shots I usually bring it down.

For landscapes I either only bring up vibrancy or some saturation.

The list goes on.

First, i'll say that my 50D was, and still is, and excellent value.  That thing takes amazing pictures, and has all the base features that you really need.  I also believe that the 5D3 is an excellent value.  The camera is unreal once you actually use it.  On paper, it might not seem like the great deal, but after using it I think it was worth every penny.

I imagine that Canon's intended base for the 1D, 5D, and to some extent the 7D bodies are towards the pro crowd.  These are people that make money off photography, so its definitely worth it to them.  However, a lot of casual shooters and hobbyists end up buying these things, so they seem expensive and people get upset.  There is nothing wrong with this.  Why wouldn't you want the best gear out there even if you aren't making money off of them?

I think this forum tends to amplify the views of the more outspoken, so if you're always on here it seems like everyone is upset with Canon for their prices and "lack of features."  However, Canon cameras sell like crazy, so there must be a ton of people out there who think otherwise - myself included.

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Sync speed only 1/180s?
« on: September 19, 2012, 02:51:08 PM »
@SRHelicity - agree that this isn't an upgrade from a 7D, which is why I said this is a FF Rebel/x0D series camera.  The point about the flash is good, but I think they plan on selling that little 270EX or whatever it's called to go with it.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 Bracketing
« on: September 19, 2012, 02:27:46 PM »
sorry, i think what i told you was WB bracketing

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 Bracketing
« on: September 19, 2012, 02:12:29 PM »
are you talking about HDR mode or bracketing?

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 Bracketing
« on: September 19, 2012, 02:04:15 PM »
Menu >> Orange (5th Section) >> C.Fn1 >> Bracketing auto cancel >> Enable

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Sync speed only 1/180s?
« on: September 19, 2012, 01:58:14 PM »
i know a lot of people are complaining about this, but i'm not totally sure why.

i use flash(es) ALL THE EFFING TIME, so believe me, i understand the limitations of 1/180.  however, this camera is not aimed towards people like that.  this is basically a rebel/x0D series camera just FF.

I think the problem is that since its FF people are assuming that it's meant to be a pro body, but it's not.  that's what the 1DX and 5D3 are for.  If you're doing paid event gigs like weddings then you shouldn't even be considering this camera in my opinion.  this thing is for casual shooters who just really want a FF, and that's it.

I don't think that Canon is going out of it's way to cripple this thing just to make the 1dx and 5d3 look better.  they are trying to get a FF that is "affordable" and doing so means that they can't add all the other features to it - a high sync speed being one of them.

i'm no engineer, but i'd think that it costs more money to add higher sync speeds because of the components that go into it.  i'd also assume that once you get around the 1/200 it starts costing much more to increase it just a little bit.

besides, the only time when this really matters is when you are shooting portraits in bright sunlight - that's the only time that you really need high sync speeds (not only, but pretty much).  otherwise, you typically shoot anywhere from 1/20-1/100 in order to bring the background into the shot as well (depending on the room size of course).

either way, if you're doing paid gigs stop looking at this camera.  it's meant for casual shooters who really want FF.  canon already has bodies aimed at higher-end users.

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D max shutter speed, 1/4000 or 8000 ???
« on: September 18, 2012, 08:09:20 AM »
They have to give people some important distinctions between this and the 5d3, and this is one of them.

If the pictures those lenses take are as sweet as they look, I'm getting that 35.

A+ for design Sigma.

Software & Accessories / Re: Selling Your Wedding Pics Online???
« on: September 13, 2012, 01:46:08 PM »
thanks for all the advice.  i looked at the sites recommended by everyone, but they are too expensive and complicated for what i'm looking for at the moment.

the main problem is that the other ones are more about you making money off the prints - which is great if you're selling your art pictures to the general public.  however, i'm not looking to make money off these prints, only distribute them to the family and whomever they would like to share them with.  this is partly because they already paid for my services, and i'm not trying to charge them a second time to get the images printed.  in the future, this might change.

i'm now seriously considering just using picasa.  i can pay 2.49 a month for 25 gigs of space, and i really only need it for a few months because it will be for two weddings.  this way, i can upload full quality jpegs, share them, and they can choose to do what they would like with them.  also, picasa is very easy to use for most people because they are already familiar with it.

they offer the following companies to make prints from:

Printed Art
LifePics Network of Local Photofinishers

Also, people can just download them and choose to get them printed wherever they like. 

Does this sound like a terrible idea?  to me it just makes sense because it is cheap, easy, and allows the customers to do what they like with the images that they already paid for.

like i said, in the future i will probably do something a little more "professional," but this seems like a good option for the time being.

Software & Accessories / Re: Selling Your Wedding Pics Online???
« on: September 12, 2012, 08:09:13 PM »
Can't resist an editorial comment. If people aren't willing to pay $.21 a print there is something seriously wrong with them.

You need to consider the quality of the printer. I no longer use anyone but MPix because I just couldn't count on the color being right using less expensive alternatives. Even if you aren't charging, you have a reputation to protect and you don't want a bunch of pictures where the guests look they just got off the set of the Walking Dead because of sloppy color balance on the part of the printer.

I understand your point, but not why you seemed upset.  Anyway, I have used snapfish a lot and I thought they turned out great, so I'm not worried about them turning out like crap.

But also, I know .21 isn't that much, it's just that it's the cheapest option.  I would like to give these people choices since they might want to print a ton of pics.

Software & Accessories / Re: Selling Your Wedding Pics Online???
« on: September 12, 2012, 07:04:02 PM »
the main reasons i don't want to use smugmug are a) its expensive for me, and b) it looks like their cheapest 4x6 print is $0.21 - that's crazy to me.  Snapfish is about $0.09 a print, and they look really nice.  I just don't want to upset people by only giving them an expensive option for purchasing pics.

i've never really looked at zenfolio, but i heard of it.  is there really any difference with them and smugmug?

Software & Accessories / Re: Selling Your Wedding Pics Online???
« on: September 12, 2012, 04:04:26 PM »
not sure, but these are being sold to the people at the wedding (friends and family), so i really really really really really really don't think anyone is going to be upset at all - in fact, i'm positive.  how else do you get photos to everyone?  should i just send them a dvd and say go figure it out on your own (i'd also like to point out that these are very good friends of mine)?

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