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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Off Lighting/Color With 7D
« on: February 16, 2012, 04:16:06 PM »
Except everyone already mentioned there is also another "trick", which could help sometimes. On pics 2 and 3 the dog is on the first plan but all in shadow because unfortunately sun is behind him. In such a case if you can't recompose the shot, you should put more light onto the subject you shoot, in this case - on dog. You can do this by two ways:
1 and better by reflecting some sun rays onto the dog (but I assume you don't walk for walks with a dog with an assistant holding some silver foiled panel) and
2 and worse use a flash, even the one built in camera.
This way you could avoid somehow such a difference in lighting between first plan and background. This funny btw and not natural to use additional source of light in such a sunny day, but this is exactly how it works :)
I totally agree. In the pictures were the dog doesn't have much pop, you don't have any light on the dog's coat. you need to reflect light into his coat, use a flash, or overexpose your image.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1D X high res samples just appeared
« on: February 07, 2012, 11:34:34 AM »
1600 ISO 1DX image has less noise than the 640 ISO D800 image. That's a clear difference in philosophy. I personally like canon's philosophy better.

76.5 MB per RAW D800 image. That's crazy.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D for studio work
« on: February 01, 2012, 10:25:15 PM »
I love my 7d and have never had a client complain about IQ. That being said I've shot a lot of children, sometimes in low light, and the autofocus has been awesome. It's hard to keep a 2 year-old in focus long enough to focus then reframe your shot. With the 7d I never have to worry about that.

EOS Bodies / Re: DSLRs are a dying breed, EVIL is the future!
« on: January 12, 2012, 04:11:48 PM »
In ten years no new cameras will come out with a physical mirror in them. The pros will carry 5d size bodies with ef mounts and beautiful evf's that can zoom in on demand for pinpoint focus control. The average person will only ever carry their cell phone as a camera. The rebel consumer today will have a nice mirrorless camera that may or may not come with interchangable lenses and may or may not have an evf.

That is where I see us headed. Pros will always want full size bodies, with 35mm sensors and the best IQ, AF, and DR.

EOS Bodies / Re: Do you REALLY need a new camera?
« on: January 08, 2012, 10:37:04 AM »
I upgrade if I have to. I don't see needing to anytime soon. Right the IQ and fast AF of the 7d is all I can afford. I love having the fast AF because I take a lot of pictures of babies and toddlers. If my needs change, then so will my camera. But I am completely satisfied with the 7d.

EOS Bodies / Re: tips on getting started shooting in raw?
« on: January 02, 2012, 09:04:37 PM »
Shooting RAW is the best. Why give away a ton of data every shot? It makes white balance corrections so simple. It's also great for bring info out of highlights and shadows. I never shoot jpgs. NEVER.

Adobe Lightroom makes shooting RAW a joy and should be considered by any serious PPer.

EOS Bodies / Re: What do you do with old bodies?
« on: December 22, 2011, 10:14:13 AM »
I sold my xti to help pay for my 7D. Since that time I started doing some professional work on the side. Doing my first wedding in April and now I really wish I had a second body. Thinking about renting a 5d2 and lens and giving my 7d to the wife as backup/2nd camera for the wedding.

Wedding photography. *sigh* What did I get myself into?

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: November 29, 2011, 10:58:42 PM »
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of less megapixels and better iso and hopefully dr performance.

United States / Re: What should my first prime lens be?
« on: November 27, 2011, 09:14:26 PM »
As a user of the sigma 30/1.4 I have to recommend it. I think it's a great starting place at a great focal length. If you can learn to shoot with a fast prime and use your legs as the zoom you may not need a zoom lens. Primes are amazing for their low-light and sharp photos compared to zooms in the same price range. The sigma has these characteristics.

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