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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: February 03, 2015, 06:19:10 PM »
Snapped this one yesterday. I'm sure I'm not the only one who shoots portraits with a 300mm.

Site Information / Re: Post Precessing Section
« on: August 06, 2014, 01:57:33 PM »
Just had to log in to vote for this.

Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway
« on: December 03, 2013, 02:23:52 AM »
Art Student, Traveller, Photographer here.

I usually just carry my stuff in knit hats and socks, but I would love to have a Chobe Bag or Et Cetera Cases. A water bottle would be lovely too. Thank you for the giveaway!

Canon General / Re: What's so bad about HDR?
« on: July 31, 2013, 12:20:26 PM »
Without HDR, I wouldn't have been able to make this shot. Most of the time, a visible light source is already strong enough to blow out highlights, but with HDR, I have much more wiggle room, especially in dimly lit situations where the sky is dark, and I don't want the lighting to have a strong spotlight effect, simply because the lack of dynamic range from the camera.

Canon General / Re: People that don't shoot in manual...
« on: July 31, 2013, 12:11:51 PM »

I realize there are car afficionados out there who love their stick shift, but why not take advantage of the dual clutch auto and all the extra speed it gives you :).

Oh had the analogy going VERY well, until the end there with the car attempt....<P>

For a sports car, especially a high end sports car, you want a manual transmission...if not for resale value, but for performance.

You're generally gonna get the better times and stats with manual over automatic, if you know how to drive the manual...

I've never owned a car with auto transmission, and only one car have I ever owned had more than 2 seats (that one was an '86 911 Turbo, but those rear seats aren't really useable for anything but 2x bags of groceries).....

LOL...anyway, good thoughts on the camera, but ugh...a sports car with auto transmission? A waste of good steel....

If I remember correctly, Nissan's R35 has an auto gear box that is pretty much faster than a stick shift.

EOS Bodies / Re: 'Revolutionary' Dual Pixel AF Explained
« on: July 26, 2013, 03:41:05 PM »
So let me get this straight....

What the Dual Pixel AF is doing, is that the sensor is actually a two 20mp sensor that is adjacent to each other in a way that it is detecting parallax from the slightest difference between the two pixels?

If that is the case, isn't it actually easier for macro lenses to focus? Since the closer an object is, the parallax effect is more apparent, giving the sensor more difference to detect.

Lenses / Re: Lens recomendation for infant passport photo
« on: July 22, 2013, 12:16:29 PM »
Since you're photographing a small human, I'd say go for the macro.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Olympus OMD EM5 or 6D
« on: May 21, 2013, 10:46:39 PM »
As a college student who uses a camera as photo documentation (and was also in a very similar situation), I would prefer a 6D for the following reasons:

1. I am a believer of bigger sensors. That is basically the entire point of upgrading my T1i to a full frame, rather than downgrading to an even more cropped sensor.

2. You already have a great tele zoom for canon. On a full frame camera it won't reach as far, so you might enjoy the lens with less reach.

3. Like others have said, the EM5 isn't much smaller than the 6D. A 6D with the 40mm pancake is probably more "pocketable" than the EM5. I have a pancake lens myself and I love using it.

4. Optical viewfinder. I can never give up an optical viewfinder for a little screen in the hole. I just can't.

I would also like to recommend older 5D series. 5D classic is a steal if you can get a fairly new one, while the Mark 2 adds video capability. 6D is great if you have a smartphone to control it or want to have a wireless workflow.

Or perhaps with a very dedicated light setup you can eliminate reflecting light that hits the camera (i.e., the camera stays in the dark).

Lenses / Re: Which 3 Primes to go for. Your advice will be appreciated
« on: August 13, 2012, 02:49:33 PM »
I'm going to break the rule by saying a 16-35 to cover both 14mm (it's really a bit too wide) and a 35mm prime.

Then for the other 2 lenses you can have a bit more reach without sacrificing the focal lengths in between. I'd recommend 100L for more variety, but 85L has amazing bokeh. This is for you to decide whether you want more background blur or more close up shots. Both are very good portrait lenses. As for tele, I'd recommend 70-200L, but that will overlap with 85 or 100, so if you want something light, 200 2.8 is a great choice. Or else 135L is also fine if you end up choosing the 85.

If I were to make the decision it would be:
because I don't really need the reach. I'd go for a 7D if I want to shoot far. Also, 16-35 gives you more versatility when you're indoors. You won't be going wide open if you're taking group shots anyway.

Canon General / Re: Taking DSLRs into olympic venues
« on: August 06, 2012, 03:03:53 PM »
As I understand it, the logic is based partially on the corporate overlords being concerned that video footage can be shot and put up onto Youtube, meaning that people wouldn't have to use the channel who've paid for exclusive Olympic rights and watch their advertising.
That, and the fact that there are paid professionals who are doing their job. Letting everyone with a huge lens in will not only be a bother to spectators near you (potentially blocking their view if you have something that's long enough), but also risk taking away the official photographers' jobs.

Yup! That's me. Shot with 1D Mark IV and 70-200 2.8 IS.

Sports / Re: Climbing, Last light of the day.
« on: July 30, 2012, 09:52:59 AM »
There's a lot of bright color accents there, but the side pose doesn't have any interest (to me).  Now some shots while on the side of the cliff, THAT would be interesting!  Did you get any other shots?
I agree with this pose being slightly dull, but a side of the cliff pose is kind of overdone, imo.

Nonetheless it is worth trying. I take pictures of all the overdone poses as if it were some kind of achievement in games hahaa.

Site Information / Re: In Sympathy for CR Guy
« on: July 17, 2012, 01:35:25 PM »
Family first, CR later.

Heartfelt condolences fine sir.

Lenses / Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
« on: June 17, 2012, 07:41:43 AM »
Does anyone by any chance have used both the Canon and Voigtlander 40 pancakes?

I own the latter, and I'm interested to know if it's worth the money. I still think the 50/1.8 is a better option if I needed something cheap and handy.

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