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Landscape / Re: friendly reminder!!! Supermoon tomorrow!!!
« on: June 28, 2013, 07:30:31 AM »
Here is my Supermoon shot from the night of June 22nd. I used TPE to calculate where the moon was going to rise. What I didn't expect was just how FAST it rose. Seemed like it took 15/20 minutes to go from the horizon to an angle too high to shoot in relation to any buildings on the Brooklyn side. I only had a 70-200 on me, having a 1.4x or longer lens would have been very helpful in this situation.



Nice shot. I believe however - since the moon is extremely brighter than the bridge - that lowering the highlights to the minimum was not enough. Did you combine 2 different exposures (even from the same raw file)?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Medical joint overload by heavy dlsr?
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:32:36 AM »
Now that you uploaded the pictures I understand the need for APS-C/70-300L/flash/no tripod combination.
But, how about a gorilla pod or a big bean bag (at least for the subset of your pictures you take by crawling...)?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Beginning of a new Canon starting with 7D Mk II?
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:27:09 AM »
Would like to see a 7d MK II with AF and metering functionality from the 5d MK 3, if they can do a sensor in the 24mp APS then this will be good and match against the Sony & Nikon as well along with a decent buffer and 8fps this will be a hit.
YES! And since it will be an APS-C model the same AF sensor would cover a lot more of the screen which would be yet another plus.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Medical joint overload by heavy dlsr?
« on: June 27, 2013, 06:48:48 AM »
I think it will feel heavy no matter how you hold it.

Do you have a monopod with a small/light ballhead to rest your gear there maybe?

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« on: June 26, 2013, 02:14:00 PM »
I'm still leaning to one of these:

1. 400mm f2.8 IS II + x1.4 and x2 TC III --  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
                             OR
2. 300mm f2.8 IS II + x1.4 and x2 TC III -- ;D ;D ;D

I thought you said you were done for this year? Is this next years wish list?
;D

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I have met some nice guys and exchanged names and phone numbers. Unfortunately I have also met disgusting professionals!

Now, please professionals DO NOT TAKE ME WRONG. I am not making generalizations in any way. I am just stating the fact (It's a long story...)

Same, previous year I met other people (from different countries) and had exchanged names, contacts and we even went out together that day.


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Lenses / Re: $1000 .. what to buy
« on: June 26, 2013, 02:01:48 PM »
I notice you left off the 300/2.8L IS II from your list...
Are you thinking of it as a lighter/smaller alternative to 600 (perhaps with a 2X) ?

Partly.  But primarily for sports, as my daughters get to that point...
You are not thinking of making someone crazy by shooting first with your Canon S100 ps camera and then presenting the 1DX/300mm 2.8 combo after he shows you his "super" digital rebel as THE camera :o ?   (The crocodile Dundee case...)

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Samyang 14mm f2.8
« on: June 26, 2013, 01:54:16 PM »
it optically trounces the 14L

The-Digital-Picture site begs to differ: Below are comparisons at f/2.8 and f/5.6.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=769&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=454&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=769&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=3&LensComp=454&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=3


But could they just have gotten a bad sample of the Samyang?

Have you tried many good copies of 14mm II Canons and you find them worse than Samyang?


Me?  I have never tried either of those.  I am just wanting to know what to buy, at under $750...If I had the "coin" many of you have, I would be paying people to post on this forum for me!  If I hadn't bought a new camera, and a couple of lenses already in the last few months...then I could afford a high dollar wide angle lens.  Of course I would have to just hold it up to paper and let it burn the image on that, because I would have no camera to mount it on...!

Actually I was lucky! I found a used 14mm 2.8L II in a shop in mint condition for 1000 euros less than the price of the new. Then I brought with me some stuff (3 lenses and a battery pack of my stolen 40D) and I deducted a lot. So I got it for 650 euro  :)

I wasn't looking for it. I was thinking too of Samyang 14 but at the price I got the Canon it was a steal!

Then, I took a look at the-digital-picture and found that comparison which shocked me because truth be told many sites said the Sam is very good.


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Lenses / Re: $1000 .. what to buy
« on: June 26, 2013, 01:07:11 PM »
Well, I am not neuro but this can not completely right. He does not have 500mm f/4L IS II, 800mm f/5.6L IS, 200mm f/2L IS, 200-400 f/4L 1.4X.

And - I think - he does not have 8-15, 17TS-E, 24 1.4II.

All true.  I notice you left off the 300/2.8L IS II from your list...perhaps you are aware that that lens is high on my list for a future purcahse?   :)
I have just forgotten it! But quite a coincidence!  :)  Are you thinking of it as a lighter/smaller alternative to 600 (perhaps with a 2X) ?

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Hi guys!

I was ALMOST buying the 24-70 mkii. But then, in the last minute, i decided to go prime.

I just bought a Sigma 35mm f1.4 and a 135L.

I will give myself 6 months to get used to this focal lengths. If it doesn't work, I'll sell them and get the zoom.

Thank you for all advices!
Excellent choice! Have fun with your lenses (I am sure you will) :)

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Lenses / Re: $1000 .. what to buy
« on: June 26, 2013, 09:50:15 AM »
I just ordered the 70-300L as a travel telezoom - lighter, but more importantly more compact than either the 70-200 II or 100-400, fits vertically in my photo backpacks.

That's not why you did it . . . 

You did it because they're like Pokemon to you . . . gotta catch em all.   ;D
Well, I am not neuro but this can not completely right. He does not have 500mm f/4L IS II, 800mm f/5.6L IS, 200mm f/2L IS, 200-400 f/4L 1.4X.

And - I think - he does not have 8-15, 17TS-E, 24 1.4II.

(@neuro please can you verify?  :)  :) )

So you see there's always room for ... improvement ... OK just joking.

To tell the truth I have suspicions that I have L.A.S (Lens Acquisition Syndrome) but at least I have sold a few up to now (6 lenses plus the battery pack of my stolen 40D)  ;D

Never the less very interesting comment, I am sorry I replied to your post since I am not neuro but your post may have struck a chord with me  ;D   ;D

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Canon General / Re: Is this a fair offer for an on location job?
« on: June 26, 2013, 09:39:22 AM »
And, for gods sake, don't EVER give away copyright blatantly and blindly to ANYONE. You shot it, so it's yours - they can have USAGE right, but you should NEVER give away images.
I am not a pro, neither wishing to be one and I have another job. So I cannot comment on your generally helpful and interesting suggestions.

BUT, the above quoted phrase I believe SUMS it up as good as possible for EVERYONE (amateur or professional).

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Lenses / Re: 24mm options...
« on: June 26, 2013, 09:07:52 AM »
I got the 24mm TS-E II and I never regretted it. It doubles for architectural and landscape photography and it is very sharp.
I do not find the manual focus a problem. But of course, I do not use it for street photography.

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