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Canon General / Re: Printing Images
« on: August 14, 2013, 12:14:56 PM »
Thanks! I mean as big to fill the vast majority of my living room wall...maybe 4-5 feet wide (48-60")

Too big?  Where could I got in NYC to do this? 

Canon General / Re: Printing Images
« on: August 14, 2013, 10:37:46 AM »

Could someone be kind enough to point me to a forum, board, or website that could help with this?

Canon General / Printing Images
« on: August 13, 2013, 03:51:34 PM »
Hi all!

I have a Canon 5D Mk 3 that I got from Canon refurbished and the CLP, pretty sweet!  I took a bunch of Raw pictures with my nifty 50 in NYC this past weekend and edited them in LightRoom 4.

I was wondering a few things:

  1. How big can I get them printed without losing much quality
  2. Where do you go online/in person (NY area) to get them printed/framed

I'd like to get anywhere from large to enourmous prints of my photos framed and hung on my wall, etc.


EOS Bodies - For Video / 5d3 Video Example - The Blues Band
« on: June 09, 2013, 07:34:47 PM »

This is of my uncle's excellent blues band on Long Island NY.

The first clip of the female singer is the Rokinon 85mm 1.4 and the second clip/song is the Canon 50mm 1.8 (which has considerably less noise) and these are my only two lenses I need to think about a 24-70, 70-200 or other primes. I believe I used AWB for both.

It is apparent I need to buy a monopod since my handheld was shaky and no IS for either video.

I'm looking for general impressions/feedback. If you have advice on how to improve the quality/sharpness of the video with less noise as well (lens suggestions/settings). Also, any advice on contrast/coloring and what program you use. I used FCPx to do this. I know that AE has a sharpening tool that may have helped and I'm sure it may have a denoiser for that second clip but still new.


Hi all,

I have been swamped with work and look forward to taking my 5d MK3 out this weekend for some video/photo fun and learning experiences.  There are a few things I need to get (Variable ND and CF card currently using a 16gb Sandisk SD leftover from 60D). 

I see that Dave Dugdale is in the mix of creating/mixing an instructional video for the 5d MK 3 primarily for video.  I also saw that f-Stop academy has one and if you google a few more options come up.

I wanted to get some general and specific feedback.

I'd like to obviously get more proficient at both video and photography and while many will be inclined to say read forums and practice I can't help but think that well produced video tutorials and books/pdfs are already available to speed up the learning curve.  (this includes: capturing AND editing video/photo)

Thanks in advance!

EOS Bodies - For Video / 5d3 refurb
« on: May 29, 2013, 02:33:28 PM »
So I pulled the trigger on a 5d3.

My Rokinon 85 1.4 and tamron 17-50 for my 60d won't work. Any suggestions for video? Prime vs Zoom? Tamron 24-70 looks like a good deal?

also can I get good audio with rode ntg2 directly into camera? Or should I keep it going into my h4n?

any good mono pods ? Is manfrotto the on,y viable option?

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: yes or no..6d for video...
« on: May 08, 2013, 09:59:16 PM »


No, not the 6D for video. Too much aliasing and moire. If it is going to be a Canon, then the 1DX is definitely the best and the 5D3 the next best. The others won't do much for you.

VAF filter for 365 is still 700 less than 5D with same video quality.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: yes or no..6d for video...
« on: May 08, 2013, 06:37:14 AM »
New update by Dave Dugdale:
Canon 6D vs Canon 5D Mark III Which One to Buy

I know the BMPCC is coming out but will it match Canon for that "feel" so many of us as well as the general public like?  I've been in various forums gathering opinions on the GH3 vs. 5D 3 and those who own both are pretty fair, but still many give it to Canon (although they wish it was as sharp as GH3)

Dave's video really made me think.  What would I really be missing as an amateur hobbyist from the 5D that I couldn't get in the 6D.  If I got the VAF filter and the 6D it'd still be like 800 less than the 5D 3.

Are there any truly compelling arguments to stay away from the 6D?

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Upgrading...Canon 60D to...GH3
« on: April 28, 2013, 09:24:51 AM »
I was having my NTG2 xlr input into the H4N recording in stereo then doing dual mono in FCPX seemed pretty good with hiss reduction at 50%... Maybe i'll post some samples....the more mobile the better if juiced link is that much better i'd consider...also maybe an inexpensive wireless system to mount on a hot shoe...

Also I think I was drunk when I wrote this hahah I am a hobbyist and a public school teacher I do not have the funds or the desire to spend 3k on just a body!  I did the math since I need a Variable ND and a slider for nice film shots...

I'm really stuck on making a decision...paralysis by analysis as they say!

5D MK II or the GH3 ... i'd say GH3 but from what I see ISO and low light is a problem...I may want to shoot at night, indoors, at a bar, underlit areas etc... and i'm worried about the sharpness/quality of the 5D MK II compared to the GH3 ...

at this point i'm leaning toward 5D MK II refurb on Canon's site... then getting a Tamron 24-70 2.8 with VC (IS)


EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Upgrading...Canon 60D to...GH3
« on: April 26, 2013, 02:03:23 PM »
Thanks again guys!  Before I pull the trigger I saw John Brawleys video that was just posted with the new BMPCC.  Between that and the GH3 it's insane the variety we have to make excellent videos. 

I still think I may spend the 3k for the 5D MKIII. Tell me if you agree or disagree:

1. Better than all comparable cameras in low light noise
2. BMPCC can't take pictures or do running time lapses (I'd like to I,prove at both)
3. Excellent video at FF although the GH3 may be slightly better, probably correct in post-sharpening

My three main reasons to stick with 5D (Nikon was an idea but the d800 doesn't look as good in low light)

Until I am confident that the other cameras won't suit me. I was wondering if I could do the following:

A.  Buy a variable ND that can be used on both crop and FF lenses
B. buy a slider that can use all types of DSLR etc
C. Buy an EVF that can work on my 60d and 5d (is this possible)

Software & Accessories / Audio and 5D MKIII
« on: April 24, 2013, 03:24:52 PM »
Is it advisable to use NTG2 into the H4N or just do NTG2 into the 5D MKIII?  Also what options are there for run and gun situations?  Can I find a bracket/mount that will affix both H4N and NTG2 on the camera so I can be as mobile as possible?

Are lavaliers necessary?


Lenses / Zoom vs. Prime...or both? - Documentary & Run/Gun Work
« on: April 24, 2013, 03:19:40 PM »
Greetings folks!

Looking to accumulate a slow growing collection of lenses for run/gun work as well as some work in controlled environments for interviews etc. for documentary work.

What do you guys think of the following:

1. 24-70
2. 24-105
3. 70-200

Which is the best/most useful for a starting zoom.  I don't think my Tamron 17-50 cuts it, unless I need to give it a second chance since I'll be upgrading to the 5D MKIII (from 60d)

Also this is what I already have:

A. Canon 50 1.8
B. Tamron 17-50 2.8
C. Samyang 85 1.8

I'm looking to do most of the video/interview run and gun stuff by myself so that should be kept in mind.



EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Upgrading...Canon 60D to...GH3
« on: April 23, 2013, 10:25:40 AM »
7d = same sensor as 60d so that's not an option but thanks for heads up ill check over suggestions out

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Upgrading...Canon 60D to...GH3
« on: April 23, 2013, 07:01:20 AM »
Thanks..yea I've figured as much which is why I am going to get a refurb 5DMKIII...was thinking MKII but the improvement for video/audio on MKIII seems worth the extra cash...

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Upgrading...Canon 60D to...GH3
« on: April 22, 2013, 10:09:44 PM »
Hey guys..thanks..not sure what i was looking for was answered...

Do you guys know a better place on this, or another, forum to post these questions? Thanks!

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