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Lenses / Re: Lenses for 650D
« on: February 25, 2012, 06:59:47 PM »
I got my parents a 600D for xmas and i think the upgrades over the 550 are worth the slight cost difference

well I looked on ebay
Theres the body  about $580
Canon 17-55 f2.8 including lens hood about $990
Canon 85mm f1.8 about $420
tripod about $220
I have the carbon version of these and these are excepionally goo tripods for the money

Well there you go thats a bit over $2200
you still have $300 for a decent bag and some other bits
look around for a second hand 430ex flash, maybe $150 and you can get a decent bag for maybe $100

I would seriously recommend against tamron at all due to very poor quality
steer clear of sigma unless you get a body with AF micro adjust

then save up for a white tele zoom down the track
look at the 70-300 which has a good rep or the non IS 70-200 f2.8 if you want fast aperture they are in a similar price range about $1300

if you are in the USA you can look at the canon refurb store and pic any or all those items up cheaper

so your budget you can get the lot just shop around and good luck

Lenses / Re: 600mm f4.5 FD
« on: February 25, 2012, 06:37:20 PM »
Thanks, yeah I love how sharp this lens is wide open. Really the only issue is the CA which i am sure once i can get a profile sorted out for lightroom will be a complete non issue. There is something nice about the old simple manual focus only lenses too

Lenses / Re: 600mm f4.5 FD
« on: February 24, 2012, 09:19:45 PM »
these are just raws, cloudy white balance brought into LR and exported as JPG no post processing

Lenses / Re: 600mm f4.5 FD
« on: February 24, 2012, 09:02:59 PM »
and some kangaroos

Lenses / Re: 600mm f4.5 FD
« on: February 24, 2012, 08:59:09 PM »
and another

Lenses / Re: 600mm f4.5 FD
« on: February 24, 2012, 08:57:30 PM »
another one

Lenses / Re: 600mm f4.5 FD
« on: February 24, 2012, 08:56:11 PM »
here is a kookaburra shot with the 600

Has anyone else skimmed the "" site for other info?
The 3D will be the monster megapixel studio camera - due later this year - Photokina?  BUT also the photoshopped image to have eye-control (bottom right corner) "".  Fun, but bring on that truckload of salt for now. :o
Lets get through next week first.

hehe beat me to it
also the 40mm f1.2L lens on it...


they present stuff that is guesswork rumours or wish list as a little too factual for my taste

I really hope the high MP camera isnt integrated gripped

Lenses / Re: Lenses for 650D
« on: February 24, 2012, 01:48:39 AM »
Typically the 18-55 kit lens and body sell for about the same as body only or only a tiny difference.
probably best to just get the kit and then you have the kit lens to sell with the body down the track
from what everyone here says the 15-85 canon zoom is a stellar lens so you might want to look at that
also since there is no AF micro adjust on the rebel range I would be hesitant to go sigma and stick with canon as tolerances seem tighter.

EOS Bodies / Re: Pics of the 5D3 grip?
« on: February 24, 2012, 01:36:03 AM »
heres a link to the thread,2963.0.html

have fun going through all 28 pages or whatever it got up to
some pics at the front and some more at the end i think

Sports / Re: Surfing photos
« on: February 24, 2012, 12:52:19 AM »
Not of surfing, per se, but in Carlsbad, CA whilst on vacation I caught this young boy with surfboard in hand.

I know, I know, not as cool as some smoking hot girl catching a wave, but it was what I could shoot in front of my wife.
not bad but you should rotate it so the horrizon is level and crop to suit also what is the big black patch at the bottom?
love the colours and nice composition though

Lenses / 600mm f4.5 FD
« on: February 24, 2012, 12:33:38 AM »
I went out last weekend and did some shooting with this and I have to say for a lens of it's age it is amazing
I would be posting pics with this thread but during the week my hard drive in my laptop seems to have taken a dump and killed lightroom I hope to get it fixed tonight or over the weekend then i can post up some pics.

but onto my question, wide open with bright background there is very heavy CA and obviously LR doesnt have a preset for this lens. so my question is how do you make you own lens profile to fix this stuff in LR (I'm quite new to LR so be gentle)

The other scary thing that happened was i nearly dropped my 1D when it detatched itself from the edmika adaptor, not quite sure how it happened as the camera seems to lock on fine and not come loose when i checked it out afterwards so I dont think its a fault of the adaptor. maybe it was the way i was carrying it with the lens strap over my shoulder and camera still attached i felt it come loose and caught it between my arm and body which was very lucky!
Anyone else had a lens and body detatch unexpectedly? its damn scary  :o

Lenses / Re: 10-22 and 15-85
« on: February 23, 2012, 11:36:56 PM »
I don't have one but everyone I know with them love them, the other lens to consider that lot of people rave about is the tokina 11-16 f2.8 its supposed to be killer on a crop

Lenses / Re: Help Me Choose The Best Lens
« on: February 23, 2012, 11:09:34 PM »
While I like the 70-200 I have found since getting the 85mm that the 85 has taken over for shooting portraits, I typically use the 70-200 as more of a walk around general purpose lens now (and keep the 16-35 with me too). I would say get the 85 first. I just recommend testing the f1.2 in a shop first to see if you can live with the AF speed. but as for IQ goes Its awesome

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