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I forgot to mention, I do have the stofen diffuser. I tried it manual mode and the automatic mode before and I got better results in the manual mode. Any suggestions for me in terms of what mode and the other settings I should use?

with this the best bet is if you have a white ceiling just bounce off it (if you are bouncing dont use diffuser)diffusers suck power from your flash
but if you have to use it straight on the stofen will soften the light a little, its not going to make a massive difference though, best just using ettl and the flash will compensate for the loss of power because it meters off the delivered light to the subject

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[Event photography is a lot tougher than people think, isn't it? :)

It is, I really like your wedding post processing, any tips on your processing style you might be generous enough to share?

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Lenses / Re: Help! I think I got a bad 16-35
« on: May 15, 2012, 12:09:19 AM »
actually now you mention it, thinking back to my first 5Dmk3 that i returned the left to right hand sides seemed "off" on all my lenses I didnt really worry too much since i couldnt get it sharp in the center to start with but perhaps that camera's sensor was out of alignment something like this could explain what you are experiencing, do you have other lenses to test, very very odd that 2 16-35 would be bad in a row?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Info? [CR2]
« on: May 14, 2012, 10:44:49 PM »
The Big question is will the 7DII announcement and resulting camera cause the same level of dummy spitting, carry on and trolling that happened after the 5Dmk3 anouncement?  :-*

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Info? [CR2]
« on: May 14, 2012, 10:08:25 PM »
How much? I bet it will be $2500! Too expensive IMO vs. other alternatives out here!

Assuming you've already got a bagful of Canon L glass, what alternatives are you suggesting? If the spec list is as detailed, and the build quality is on a par with 5D3, I'd pay over $2k for it in a heartbeat.

Paul Wright
yep, especially if its APS-H  :P

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Lenses / Re: 24-105mm f/4 L IS on a crop camera
« on: May 14, 2012, 10:07:10 PM »
personally i think the 24-105 f4L + canon 10-22 EF-S lens make a pretty nice combo
not that the 17-55 is bad or anything but the 24-105 is a really nice versitle lens and the 10-22 is pretty good for when you need to go really wide

Dido.  I came very close going this route when I sold my 15-85.  But because one of the reasons I decided to sell it was for a weather sealing, I went with the 16-35 and 24-105.  I'll have to hold off on ultra wide shooting until I get a FF body.
you can always look at the 11-16 f2.8 tokina which is supposed to be pretty good

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Lenses / Re: 24-105mm f/4 L IS on a crop camera
« on: May 14, 2012, 09:03:48 PM »
personally i think the 24-105 f4L + canon 10-22 EF-S lens make a pretty nice combo
not that the 17-55 is bad or anything but the 24-105 is a really nice versitle lens and the 10-22 is pretty good for when you need to go really wide

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Info? [CR2]
« on: May 14, 2012, 08:59:22 PM »
fingers crossed for 27mp aps-h with 18mp APS-C crop mode :P

and maybe 8fps in APS-H 10fps in APS-C

Wouldn't that be something!

woops calculation fail APS-H would be around 30mp with an APS-C 18mp using the current 18mp pixel density
then use gapless micro lens tech improve iso same body as 5Dmk3 same battery same AF its probably not going to hit the iso heights of the 5Dmk3 or the 1Dx but it should still be a nice performer :P

ah dreams...

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« on: May 14, 2012, 07:07:34 PM »
interesting comparison
tamron looks sharper in the center
less fall off in light on the corners but man does iq go to hell in the corners on the tamron
tamron looks to have better contrast than the mk1
overall looking at that I hate to say it but the tamron looks better since the mid frame sharpness is pretty much a wash between the 2.

I really wonder if buying the tamron and a 35 f1.4 might be better than buying the 24-70 mk2
the 35 f1.4 has been tempting me to buy it for quite a while now. knowing my luck i'd buy it and they would anounce the mk2

cant wait to see the mk2 results though

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EOS Bodies / Re: Lower Price Full Frame Camera [CR1]
« on: May 14, 2012, 06:51:48 PM »
maybe just a refit of the 5Dmk2 with the 19 point 7D AF or the 60D AF
plastic body?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Info? [CR2]
« on: May 14, 2012, 06:50:33 PM »
fingers crossed for 27mp aps-h with 18mp APS-C crop mode :P

and maybe 8fps in APS-H 10fps in APS-C

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PowerShot / Re: Help shopping for a powershot/p&s
« on: May 14, 2012, 01:25:07 AM »
try looking for used G11 or maybe even lucky and pick up a G12 for that now the G1X is out

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I use spot metering and this is how i get around it

I shoot in manual
I use back button focus so a half press of the shutter meters only not focuses
when i go to take a shot i point the center at the part of the scene i want to control the exposure
adjust shutter speed just use the exposure bar in the VF i usually have it set so the meter shows it a little over exposed
frame it focus with the back button and shoot

I can see it causing issues if you shoot av or tv but in these uses you are better off using evaluative metering
especially if you are using zone AF too

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I would say for your uses the benefits will be minimal the bracketing on the mk3 though is significantly better
and since you dont like overporcessed HDR have a look at this guys methods
http://goodlight.us/index.html

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Lenses / Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« on: May 13, 2012, 10:42:03 PM »
You get to redesign the 50mm f/1.4 from the ground up. What do you leave in? What do you leave out? What improvements do you make and features do you add? And what's your realistic price point, given all of these features and the population you're targeting?

Build and materials as per the 100mm f2.8L IS macro
keep the size similar to the current 50 f1.4
as in hybrid IS as per the 100mm would be awesome
full weather sealing as per the 100mm f2.8L
non extending with focus
sharp wide open
make is L series but keep it tough and light
8 or 9 circular aperture blades

I'd pay $1000 for that lens bah who am i kidding if they released that i'd probably pay whatever they damn welll wanted :(  :'(

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