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Sports / Re: Downhill mountain biking
« on: July 10, 2014, 08:44:23 PM »
Some shots of yesterday's DH bike race. Nothing special, but looking forward to next event.

Beautiful series8)  I especially like the the fifth shot. Well done.

+1...I like them all. awesome photos

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: July 10, 2014, 07:52:12 PM »

IMG_4169 by ecka84, on Flickr

IMG_1941 by ecka84, on Flickr

IMG_1606 by ecka84, on Flickr

great shots!!  love the spider...unique shot!

+1....Both light and shadow made the photo looks AWESOME. Great shot ecka  ;)

Canon General / Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« on: July 10, 2014, 07:28:23 PM »
If I really HAD to get rid of almost everything then I would keep my 1DX and 800 F5.6 L, if I was allowed I would also keep my 24-105 (which I use occasionally) - the 1DX is virtually glued to the 800!

Dam...bird shooter  ;D

Lenses / Re: another...would you?
« on: July 10, 2014, 07:10:52 PM »
Purely from reviews I've come across, Tamron sounds a better option out of the you listed. 

Also, if a lens is not getting used then sell it and buy something that you will use a lot.

+1...pretty straight forward to me ;)

Canon General / Re: Seeing Rebels....
« on: July 10, 2014, 06:51:08 PM »
I'd guess that the Rebels outsell all the other Canon models by 50-1, so its surprising that you don't see more.

With the small aperture kit lens, the green dial works fine.  Many casual users want a big depth of field.  They get lots of good images too.

Obviously, they are not pro photographers obsessing over depth of field and shutter speeds, they just shoot, and have a good time, just like tourists have since the point and shoot was invented.  There were lots of excellent images taken with 35mm film in a disposable camera.  No AF or Aperture settings at all.

When I first started playing golf, the 1st thing I did wrong was taking golf lessons from a high 90ish handicap golfer(my co-worker). Bad habits are easy to pickup and adapt. Fixing them are not easy. Buying pro Taylormade driver, fairway woods, irons and ScottyCameron putter didn't help me finding the fairways.

After spending 30hrs with the local golf instructor on/off golf courses, my handicap improved.
Understanding the fundamental our hobbies will help us enjoy them even more...

With today Tech, latest golf clubs help golfers gain more in distance and more control approaching the greens.

Canon General / Re: Seeing Rebels....
« on: July 10, 2014, 04:35:56 PM »
Am I the only one who doesn't care what mode random people use?

No you are not the only one.  I try to spend the majority of my time not worrying about what other people do. 

Besides, for a tourist picture, there is nothing wrong with setting the camera on Automatic.  Nothing.

To the vast majority of the people who own DSLRs, it is a tool to take a picture.  Nothing more or less.  Besides the automatic setting on modern DSLRs does a pretty good job.

About proper shutter speed? About DOF? about focus on the subject that you intended to focus?

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: July 10, 2014, 10:09:16 AM »
Love seeing the variety of images, and the quality too! Hopefully some of these coming up will be some almost unique combinations for you; and perhaps, someone might quite like the idea of using old m42 manual lenses - once you start though, it's hard to stop getting more of them!

5dmk3 with Kohki Komura f/3.5 (at f/3.5) 135mm m42 lens:

60d with Kaligar f/2.8 (at f/2.8) 135mm m42 lens:

60d with Porst Weit-Winkel f/2.8 (at f/2.8) 35mm m42 lens:

5dmk3 with Asahi S-M-C f/1.4 (at f/1.4) 50mm m42 lens:

I have more images from more conventional lenses too, but these are more unusual!

I really like the last one

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 10, 2014, 09:54:18 AM »
200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @247mm
1/100s, f4.5, ISO400

Great capture Eldar.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 10, 2014, 09:53:31 AM »
Golden Mane

400mm, f2.8, 1/1000, ISO400.

awesome Menace  ;)

Abstract / Re: best missed shots
« on: July 10, 2014, 09:51:47 AM »
I thought it'd be fun to share best missed shots :

  Here's one of mine from my recent trip to Tadoba tiger reserve in India, i didn't anticipate the jump, it was my first time spotting a tiger:
LOL - nice idea for a thread.  Too bad I have deleted the 10,000+ missed shots of mine ;D

LOL... ;D  +1

Canon General / Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« on: July 10, 2014, 09:45:12 AM »
Sad topic :-\

I rather see "Your next lenses to purchase?"  ;D

:'( Goodbye my dear 5d mk III . ..Don't let the door hit you in the A$$.  :o

I hear ya, man.
I was married to her older half-sister, 5d2, and divorced her.
5d2 snored a lot and filled my nights and even my blue-sky-days with her infernal noise. 
I even tried to seek shelter in the darker parts of town but the noise followed wherever I went.

I think those 5D girls sure looked voluptuous but mine was also hard for me to live with.  I think they came from an unrefined family;  I heard their mother was a Rebel and 5d2's father was a point-n-shoot who didn't stick around but a year or so.  I don't know who planted the seed for 5d3.

While feeling a bit lonely for a pleasant and reliable companion i saw a mail-order ad for a new bride in the form of a petite d5100.  When she arrived I discovered she didn't speak my language very well but we soon learned how to communicate and she rarely needed to be corrected.  She is very well behaved and, while not terribly sophisticated, always tries hard and put out her best efforts.  If she has a flaw it's maybe that one leg is a bit shorter than the other because whenever I line up a perfect horizon in her viewfinder the picture comes out a bit tilted...  We learn to compensate.

I soon discover she has lots of interesting relatives and within a year I find I've sponsored 5 more of her family and much of their estate now reside with me and we all play together and have lots of fun.  They were even very accepting of my fostering Pentax, Fuji and Olympus underdogs.  A few elderly Canon family members remain as well as they're just not worth moving to another home and they still occasionally can do some useful chores.

Photography Technique / Re: 85 vs 135 for portraits
« on: July 09, 2014, 06:40:24 PM »
I would suggest the 70-200 2.8ii...it's such a wonderful and multipurpose lens.

Looking at shots from the 70-200 2.8ii compared to primes in it's focal range and there just isn't enough difference that warrants limiting yourself to just the 85, or 135, or 200.   The 85 1.2 is a great lens for portraits, but forget about it if you're trying to shoot anything that's moving, so if you're on a budget like you say, wouldn't you rather have more of a multipurpose lens that can do so much more than the 85 1.2 for about the same $?   

Think about your longer term goals/needs for photography in general.  For me, I realized after time that I hate switching lenses all the time and carrying them all with me.  So eventually i ended up with the 24-70 and 70-200 to cover 90% of my needs with excellent quality.    

good luck,

Same here, especially when you shoot with 2 bodies.

Unfocused, you should repost that wonderful response on FM, DPR, and everywhere else the OP went trolling. Pure gold!

This is the only forum I participate in. But, at your request, I decided to register and repost in Fred Miranda and DPReview. Probably gets me banned, but oh well. :)

Will be well worth it though ;)

Dear "J,"

I supposed I should not be surprised that you chose to announce the end of our relationship in such a public and cowardly way. You were never one for subtlety and discretion.

And, so typical of you to blame all the failures on me. As though you contributed nothing to the breakup. But, then, I guess since you contributed so little to the relationship, I should not be surprised.

The truth is, I've known for a long time this wasn't working. If I could have ended things myself, I would have. But as you know, for me this was an arranged marriage. You picked me and I had no say in the matter. For the honor of my family (and honor is something my culture values very highly) I could not leave you.

At first, your clumsy attempts to satisfy me were amusing and not without a certain boyish charm. But, honestly, it quickly became apparent that you were never going to improve. In fact, I soon realized that you actually thought you were good. I know this is hurtful to say, but since you are the one that began this public conversation, I think honesty is justified.

Never once were you able to bring me to my full potential. No, let me be more candid, never, ever did I come remotely close to achieving the heights I was intended for. You would fiddle with my dials and move my joystick, but it was so mechanical and uninspired that I could hardly bear it. Honestly, most of the time I wished you would just stick to the green box and let me do it myself.

And the trips...well, what can I say? Sure, I enjoyed them, but it was as though you thought that simply going someplace new would solve all our problems. All it did was make me long for the relationships that I saw others enjoying. How I wished that could have been us. But you...all you ever did was worry about whether someone else had a newer, prettier model hanging on his shoulder. 

You were so obsessed with showing me off that you didn't see how many of your fellow travelers lovingly treated their lowly Rebels with respect and appreciation and how they were rewarded in ways that you and I could never achieve together.

Yes, I saw the world. But, really, I would have traded it in a instant for a quiet little town in the Midwest, with someone who understood me and what I was meant to do.

Now, dear D810, believe me, I wish you no ill. In fact, I actually feel sorry for you. I know people say you are nothing more than an overinflated mass of silicon, but I know better. We are both from established families and, like me, you have not had any say in this relationship.

I would like to wish you a long and happy relationship, but I suspect that won't be the case. In the end, you will be blamed for everything. Just remember this. It is not you...it's him.

I think we have a winner. This should be considered as the "BEST" reply on CR in 2014.....LOL ;D

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