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EOS-M / Won a EOS-M + 22mm at Golf Tournament
« on: August 14, 2013, 09:56:57 AM »
The company I work for opened a golf tournament, to support American Cancer Society. With 2 kids (2 & 4yrs), I couldn’t recall the last time hitting balls at the range, therefore, I didn’t expect to win any prices from the tournament.

It turned out, Hole #14, par 3, 165yards, #7 iron – I got my very 1st HOLE-IN-ONE ;D ;D ;D. I thought I going get a 1D X for that, it turned out EOS-M + 22mm. Final score +9. 

I thought I would share my "HAPPY STORY" with everyone here.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / My Canon 5D III went down today :((
« on: August 08, 2013, 09:21:37 AM »
I took over 100 photos yesterday. This is what I get straight out from my camera(JPEG) – over 60% of photos are like this or worst. I haven’t review raw yet.

You guys have any idea?

I’m 15mins away from Canon Service Center in Irvine, CA. My 5D III still under 1yr warranty.

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Lenses / Canon 14mm II for "Yangshuo, China"
« on: August 06, 2013, 09:41:12 AM »
My next business trip to HK & China is in mid Sep. We going to have a weekend off in China, my co-workers and I are planning visit “Yangshuo, China”. You can see Yangshuo landscape in their $20 bill.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yangshuo_County#Landmarks
 
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1345&bih=583&q=Yangshuo&oq=Yangshuo&gs_l=img.3..0l10.75248.75248.0.76672.1.1.0.0.0.0.143.143.0j1.1.0....0...1ac..23.img..0.1.143.0--rVoPFPVg

For the gear, I’m going heavy this time:
1. First body - 5D III + 16-35 II or 14mm II + 24-70 II backup
2. Second body - 5D III + 70-200 f2.8 IS II
I never hand on 14mm II before and I would like to rent it for couple weeks for this trip. Are there any cons compared to 16-35 II?


For those “been there & done that”:
1. Are there places in “Yangshuo” that you recommend for landscape photos?
2. Activities that you would recommend?
3. Since my co-workers and I don’t speak Chinese, do we really need a tour guy? We prefer our own paste, however, we still want to know the historical of Yangshuo.
     
Look forward to have your feedbacks.

Thanks
Dylan

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Landscape / HAPPY July 4th, 2013 - share your firework photos here
« on: July 04, 2013, 02:52:22 PM »
Happy July 4th to all US shooters ;)

Would like to see your fireworks or any Independence day activities photos here.


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Lenses / Lens Review Request: Canon 400mm f2.8 IS II
« on: June 25, 2013, 11:15:02 PM »
Dear Mr. CR
Please add this lens to your lens review list. Would be GREAT if you can add x1.4 & x2 TC III in review.

THANK YOU

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« on: June 13, 2013, 09:22:54 AM »
Hi guys,
It took me almost 3yrs to accomplish my ultimate goal, to own some of Canon popular lenses: 50L - 85L II - 135L – 16-35L II – 24-70L II – 70-200L f2.8 IS II

To avoid swapping lenses, I’m thinking getting 2nd body to pair it up with my 5D III.

My thoughts:
1. I’m 100% sure that I DO NOT want crop sensor. I want to shoot in low light without flash

2. I’m @ 60% on 1D X – due to high price tag, size, and I’m not shooting anything @ extremely fast.

3. I’m @ 80% on 5D III – just perfect for my needs.
 
4. I’m @ 90% on 6D – due to lower price tag. The price tag between 6D Vs 5D III is $1500 -$1700 dif. That $ can be easily go to my next DREAM lens, 400mm f2.8 IS.

My setup: all my f2.8 zoom lenses will go with 5D III for general shooting – more likely just 24-70 II. All my prime lenses will go with 6D for close up, portrait and still shots - more likely 85L or 135L.

Would love to have your inputs, especially from 5D III & 6D owners :)

Thanks
Dylan

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Lenses / $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« on: June 06, 2013, 09:44:46 AM »
I saw a post on CL - 85L f1.2 II selling for $1775.

Condition according to seller:
1. Like new  in term of funtionality and cosmetic. ( I did saw the pictures from seller, the lens looks new)
2. No dust, B&W filter is included
3. Date code UA(2012)
4. Comes with everything box, foams, etc....original receipt from best buy. Warranty is just expired
5. Reason for selling: seller wants 50L. 85L is little to tight.

I spoke to seller over the phone and we agreed @ $1550 cash.

Question: Would you go for it if all conditions above are true?

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Lenses / Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« on: May 01, 2013, 10:03:56 AM »
To all 5D III owners,
How do you like the AF speed of Canon 85L II on your 5D III?

I'm thinking adding this lens to my gear.

Thank you,
Dylan

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Software & Accessories / What editing software do you use?
« on: April 13, 2013, 11:58:25 AM »

What editing software(s) do you use?  and why?

Thx,
Dylan

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I plan to buy a Studio strobe lighting set.

Here is my plan:
1. Setup location, my garage
2. Shooting F-stops, min f8 prefer f11
3. Shutter speed, 1/125 or faster
4. 100ISO
5. Budget $300 to $600 (lower better, don't plan to use much)

You guys know the min light(watts) I should be looking for? or any good suggestions?

Thanks
Dylan

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Third Party Manufacturers / FULL FRAME MIRRORLESS
« on: February 27, 2013, 09:31:47 AM »

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Technical Support / A Film Look
« on: February 25, 2013, 07:24:23 PM »
Hi guys,
I'm looking for recipes to make everyday photos look like Film Look cinematic.

These are not mines, but I love the film look of these photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneade/8482535934/#in/photostream/

Below are my works, but I'm no where near to film cinematic look :( :( :(

Any tips guys?

THANK YOU, Dylan

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Third Party Manufacturers / Sony RX1 -- My new toy
« on: February 07, 2013, 07:34:03 PM »
It just arrived today. Her name is "Little Monster" ;D

Updated, Feb 12th, 2013: These pictures were taken at Chuck E. Cheese with RX1 by my wife and her friend.
http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/fPRlYszx/1/5948895

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Snow tubing with 5D III + 24-70 II
« on: December 31, 2012, 05:56:02 PM »
I plan to take my 4yrs daughter to Mountain High in CA this Friday. This will be her 1st time touching and playing with snow. Our activities are:  build a snow man, snow tubing, and walking around the town with hot chocolate drinks.

I'm thinking about 5D III + 24-70 II with RS-7 strap for this trip.

 My concerns are:
1.  Will my 5D III and 24-70 II survive the cold and wet from the snow?
2. Will this combo be little too big for snow tubing?

I have Canon S100, but I doubt I would be able to capture her sliding in the tube down the lanes or building a snow man with her cousins.

Your thoughts and advices are greatly appreciated

Thanks
Dylan

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