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Qualification is depending on the equipment.
Look at Canon online, what gear is necessary to qualify.
And what the benefits are.

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Lighting / Re: Shaping the Lite
« on: December 13, 2013, 05:49:54 AM »
Thanks a lot for posting!

The thing, that surprised me most is the difference in zooming in combination with the grids.
I (was wrong) thought, it makes no difference, because the grid bundles the light.

Hm. And thank you again!

Alex, Austria

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Photography Technique / Re: Are you horizontally challenged?
« on: December 10, 2013, 01:34:52 PM »
The bunny and the leg:
you are right: you know it, and so it annoys you.
I wouldnt have noticed that.
BUT: if you try to tilt this in PP the bunny would look funny.....
I would leave it like it is.
Its a uncommon angle, so it is acceptable as "point of view".
Cute bunny, and a nice shot of it!!

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Technical Support / Re: Best Possible IQ
« on: December 10, 2013, 11:49:40 AM »
Maybe a little conversation with the people who make this book would be helpful.
The PP- human sure knows what he likes to have and what not?
Wishes and no-gos.
Sounds all a bit diffuse to me.
Sorry, just my first thought I read it.

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Pardon me : auto iso with flash?
Didnt even know about that!
Living is learning!

And yes: HSS has less reach/consumes more power.
Could be the reason for the dark second and third frame.

Hello from Austria!

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Canon General / Re: Why Wedding Photographers’ Prices are “Wack”?
« on: December 09, 2013, 02:35:45 PM »
Wedding pictures is nothing you need like a hospital or a flat/house.
So take the price or leave it.
It has a reason why good wedding fotographers cost that money.

My 2€- cents.

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Street & City / Re: Impressions of the weekend, feedback appreciated
« on: December 09, 2013, 05:19:04 AM »
Nice colors, dynamic.
Very well done!

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Lenses / Re: Do You Take Better Pics with Primes?
« on: December 07, 2013, 10:27:16 PM »
I use my 24-70II most of the time.
Expensive- but worth it.
I like it.
My 35/1,4L I love to use.

Why? I dont know.

BTW: in german they are called "fixed- focal".
Interesting the english name "prime". Like "number one" or "the best".

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Portrait / Re: Bikini on the beach
« on: December 07, 2013, 07:16:56 PM »
@Menace: I like the trace and the reflection.
A very nice picture!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Get a new camera every 150,000 pictures?
« on: December 07, 2013, 04:54:09 PM »
If you like it- keep it.
150.000 (I think entry-level last only 100.000) actuations the shutter should work.
Can be much more or less.
If you take some research in the net you find a page where user write in their number of actuations and if its still alive.

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I really didnt understand if you want to have a RX100 or not.
So if yes: as the Mk2 of it is the actual model, the Mk1 is available for ~ €400, must be around $400, 500.
I don't buy the new one because I like it smaller and lighter then the Mk2, SO:
why not the RX100?

It is my favorite pocketable. Ratio Size/IQ unbeatable .
This said after 13400 actuations.

Highly recommended.

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I print myself, and I am glad to have the 3800.
Yes, around €1200 buying it, but then you have the lovely 80ml ink cartridges.

I love to print myself, because of my history having a darkroom in the past century for decades and the control of every step.
And: the 3800/3880 are able to go down to 13x18cm (5x7inches) for my album.
Cleaning cycles: a necessary PITA, or you have clogging.


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Lenses / Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« on: December 05, 2013, 04:00:10 AM »
Have fun with your new optic.
One day, after saving a bit (lets say- two years) I buy a 300/2,8 too.
Till then: only small items, like the fourth 600RT....

I needed it, really! The first three are incomplete without it!

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Lenses / Re: Advice on 70-200 lens
« on: December 02, 2013, 10:54:26 AM »
If you can afford it, go for the IS- version.
You will have a lot higher percentage of keepers.
Ahhh! The  sweet pain of choice.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe.....You changed my mind. Too Bad.
« on: December 02, 2013, 10:50:29 AM »
What a nice experience......

I fear the day when I change my system and have to migrate my stuff (CS6 only by now).
So what: so I keep my hardware longer!!!

I hope you got everything going again!

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