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Site Information / Re: Love or Hate Canon Rumors Forum
« on: April 05, 2013, 09:26:29 AM »
I have to agree with you. Myself as a self taught picture taker has learened a lot from here. There was one point that you listed in the negative column that has bugged me for a while:

2) A handful of obsessive individuals who hijack nearly every thread and repeat the same points over and over again, arguing over obscure issues that have nothing to do with the original subject.

Dylyan777, if you read this, I get it, you have an awesome setup but quit hijacking every thread to say that people should have what you have. Your setup is what I want but we are not all prepared to drop $10k+ for family pictures like you (you admitted this on a thread once). Some of us just have fun and this is a hobby, without the need to drop $2k+ on every piece in our stable.

I like it here and have learned a lot. I just avoid all of the new camera threads for a few months, I'll wait until people calm down about not getting at 1DX for the price/body of a 6D.

If I remember correctly, I only gave my comments/advices to posters were looking for advices on lenses and bodies they about to purchase. My advices are based on HAND-ON products, not reading through online reviews.

1. Is that considered as "hijacking"? 
2. When did I said "people should have what you have" ?

Keep in mind, I don't spend $10K-ish in one purchase. I slowly upgraded my gear one by one. Yes...photography is just my hobby, mainly family photos. My kids only grow up one. Why not keeping those memories with good tool when you can afford it ;)

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Lenses / Re: Any difference bw used and new 24-105mm lens?
« on: April 05, 2013, 01:08:36 AM »
Sell both and get 24-70 f2.8 II

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Site Information / Re: Love or Hate Canon Rumors Forum
« on: April 05, 2013, 01:04:51 AM »
Do you consider your wife as a perfect "woman" in the world?

Love it and hate it, I visit CRs at least 5-10 a day. EVERYDAYS ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Just bought a 6D
« on: April 05, 2013, 12:50:31 AM »
I'll take as much ISO as I can get.

Noisy photos might look pretty bad, but if you had to go to ISO ten gazillion to get the shot at least you got the shot.  If you've got the right tools noise can be disguised as grain, at least to a certain degree. 

On the other hand, blurry photos due to lack of shutter speed are pretty much useless.  This is why "boost" mode for the last stop of ISO exists even though it's just a simple linear amp that has the same effect on the sensitivity as setting +1EV in the raw converter.  It might be ugly but it keeps your shutter speed up so that you can get a stable shot.

Impromptu portrait, 19th century Polish Hussar's costume.  Most light was from what was probably a 35 watt applique.

85mm f/1.8 USM @ f/2.0, EOS 6D, ISO 256000, 1/100th sec, cleaned up a bit in LR4.

Without using "boost" mode, I would have been at 1/50th and probably would have had a near-useless image due to camera shake.  The 6D continues to blow me away with its performance at stratospheric ISO levels.




This picture reminded me why I jumped into FF world. Let get one thing straight - high ISO noise should not be considered or used as film grain effects.

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Lenses / Re: New or Refurbished Lens?
« on: April 05, 2013, 12:31:35 AM »
I might be the only one in this post will never buy refur. For couple hundred less, I would go for new. Otherwise, X-mas seems to be the best time to buy NEW from authorized dealers. I got mine 70-200 f2.8 IS II from B&H NEW for $1974 shipped ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Just bought a 6D
« on: April 04, 2013, 05:23:44 PM »
800ISO on 7D = 6400ish ISO on my 5D III or more. I wouldn't go over 6400ISO on 5D III in lower light/night photo.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D MK3 or 6D Replacements... when?
« on: April 04, 2013, 09:47:04 AM »
I don't know how much MP is required for landscape. The photo below was taken with 5D III and cropped nearly 80%. The IQ is still good for my ave Joe's taste ;)

THIS IS ME: I don't like waiting game...buy what you need now.

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Lenses / Re: Moving on from 20D
« on: April 04, 2013, 12:26:41 AM »
Why 24-70 f2.8 II? The photo below was taken indoor, f2.8, 1/125, 1250ISO -  no flash. I should have set the shutter speed a bit slower.


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Lenses / Re: Moving on from 20D
« on: April 04, 2013, 12:17:57 AM »
How sharp is 70-200 f2.8 IS II?

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EF-S 17-55 f2.8 IS   or     24-70 f2.8 II(THE BEST in zoom)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D as a Compliment to 5DMkiii
« on: April 03, 2013, 09:44:18 AM »
There has been a sort of love hate reaction toward the 6D. I feel that the 6D is the perfect complimentary camera to the 5Dmkiii. Many pro photographers need a second camera, and I believe the 6D is perfect if you use the 5Dm3 as your primary camera. Almost every feature is complimentary. The 5D lacks the fancy connectivity/gps capabilities not to mention the remote EOS software for your phone, the low light focusing ability. The 6D lacks superior focusing, video ability and a few others. All while maintaining similar IQ. I have not heard this discussed. If you own both, you have almost all you bases covered with duplication of the most important qualities. If only the 6D could be had for 1500$ or less - maybe in a few months, the ebay offers will appear.

I said before and I'm going to say it again: -  Most 6D owners were from Rebel(budget issue). Therefore, the high lighted features above are so dam important more than AF system. Who take picture @ -3EV?
 
I don't see $6800(1D X) body has "fancy connectivity/gps capabilities not to mention the remote EOS software for your phone"

I'm sure 5D III & 1D X owners will have no problem adding those accessories if they feel is needed.

YES !! we got your point, dont know why you have to shout it out - this is not a group decision, everyone here has a free choice. But obviously everyone does not have your shooting habits and quirks. I dont care to. I think if the 6D was more inexpensive it would make a great companion. You are making my point that you have to pay MORE to have the functionality that is already in the 6D (the gps and connectivity). By owning both the 5D and the 6D you have access to this extra functionality. I never take the same picture with both cameras at the same time. So I have more of an expanded feature set by using the 6D as a backup. The down side is where you are using both cameras for the same shoot and maybe want the advanced auto-focus on both, which is not a huge deal for me.  And yes I have encountered many many instances where the 5D3 wont focus because there isn't enough light. Having GPS is great for documentary and landscape photography. And I will repeat this again - you are free have your choice on this and so do others - there is no one right answer or consensus.

About getting a Powershot as 5D III backup since AF system is NOT important. AND Yes, it does come with GPS and others crappppppp

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom 4.4
« on: April 03, 2013, 09:35:22 AM »
Friends of mine did(wedding shooters)....NO ISSUES so far.

I would if I get X100s ;D

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Portrait / Re: First paid photo shoot - DATE: 23 March 2013
« on: April 03, 2013, 09:30:24 AM »
Okay, processing is done...  ???

THESE ARE LOW QUALITY RESIZED COPIES 
IT WAS A BRIGHT SUNNY DAY, LITTLE SHADE AND HOT AS HELL,
I DID MY BEST TO GET THEM DONE AND BACK IN THE A/C AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE.  I HAVE A CRAPPY CRAPPY KIT LENS EF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

....  AND THEY WANTED HDR LOOKING SHOTS, BLACK AND WHITE, ETC. 

I'M POSTING SOME RANDOM GOOD (NOT GREAT) AND SOME BAD ONES SO YOU
CAN SEE MY RANGE,.... PLEASE BE KIND !


 :( 8) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :'(

It was a good day, so here are the results / outcome:

1)  I took too much gear, flashes, tripods, etc.
2)  I took a desk fan and extension cord SO WORTH IT !  It was freaking HOT!
3)  Laptop worked great, while I ate, moved pics from SD card to laptop.  :)
4)  My son helped out, that was good, two people is way better than one.
5)  I took 1,547 pictures, about 350 came out okay, 10-15 were good, none were excellent.  :(
6)  I made a CD of the pictures, a photo story DVD and two printed albums for them.
7)  Getting $500.00 and investing in this: http://www.amazon.com/Canon-70-300mm-USM-Telephoto-Cameras/dp/B0040X4PQI/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=BXUXWWTANG66&coliid=I2JEP8WCBHXD6







































PLEASE BE KIND !  MY FIRST (PROBABLY LAST *cry* ) WEDDING SHOOT !

Before you reply, watch this....  ;D  w w w . y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = 3 i 6 T 8 Y t B X m A


PEACE! 8)


I know you did your best with your current gear. IF this is your long term career, PLEASE start invest $$$ into FF body and some L lenses. The IQ on these pictures look like everyday photos(not wedding) - I'm sorry to say that.

You seem to have passion and skills as wedding shooter. However, your current gear seems to limit you from being a great shooter.

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+1...FF is the way to go.

Off optic: I tried X100S and I didn't like the look of 1600ISO in lower light. I took 20 shots at the parking lot. too grainny for my taste. I'm glad I got the RX1 as my P&S camera ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D as a Compliment to 5DMkiii
« on: April 01, 2013, 07:44:55 PM »
There has been a sort of love hate reaction toward the 6D. I feel that the 6D is the perfect complimentary camera to the 5Dmkiii. Many pro photographers need a second camera, and I believe the 6D is perfect if you use the 5Dm3 as your primary camera. Almost every feature is complimentary. The 5D lacks the fancy connectivity/gps capabilities not to mention the remote EOS software for your phone, the low light focusing ability. The 6D lacks superior focusing, video ability and a few others. All while maintaining similar IQ. I have not heard this discussed. If you own both, you have almost all you bases covered with duplication of the most important qualities. If only the 6D could be had for 1500$ or less - maybe in a few months, the ebay offers will appear.

I said before and I'm going to say it again: -  Most 6D owners were from Rebel(budget issue). Therefore, the high lighted features above are so dam important more than AF system. Who take picture @ -3EV?
 
I don't see $6800(1D X) body has "fancy connectivity/gps capabilities not to mention the remote EOS software for your phone"

I'm sure 5D III & 1D X owners will have no problem adding those accessories if they feel is needed.

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