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Lenses / Re: Is An UWA Lens Useful on a Crop Sensor?
« on: May 10, 2013, 12:06:49 PM »
I have the Sigma 8-16, I find it has a novelty value in different things , like fun portraits and the obvious landscape shots too, but I'm still working on it as regards to getting my angles right and stuff, you really have to think about what you are doing with it or the shots are boring both the shots here are taken with the 8mm you get the Idea with them. (I had just got the lens when we went on holiday to Paris these shots are from Versailles, the Idea is there but maybe not the execution of it.....!!) btw neither is post processed.

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Sports / Re: Hurling
« on: April 26, 2013, 08:12:24 PM »
Thanks for the tip about cropping the girl out. I was more concerned about getting the shots in focus and interesting than DOF, that's why I mainly kept it around the f8 mark. My other concern with it was following the action using the hi speed drive (ok on the 60D its only 5.3 p.s.) as I only use it occasionally. The real reason I was there was to get photos of a friends son who was on the team. 

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Sports / Hurling
« on: April 26, 2013, 12:39:31 PM »
Hi this is from my first time doing a sports shoot, I'm happy enough with the results but is there anything I could improve??

Ok I used a 60D with a 100-400L ( That's what I have,)
The day was overcast but dry.
settings are between f4.5 and f8 and shutter speed is between 800-1250. auto iso max of 1600.
I have cropped most of the images

thanks for looking any constructive criticism is welcome.

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Lenses / Re: $1000 budget, need lens recommendation for Canon t1i
« on: April 12, 2013, 03:01:12 AM »
Ok there has been some great lens selections here however.... (this is just my personal opinion and may be slammed by many...) I would buy the 430ex with an ettl extension wire (for off camera flash), get the 50mm 1.8 for your low light shots, and the next bit is where I get controversial get the 55-250 for the long range shots you mentioned in the original post. The 55-250 is a great little zoom for the price with nice IQ. That comes to $601 plus $20 for the wire, ok lets call it $650 to be pessimistic.  Ok the really strange bit... I would KEEP the 18-55 and spend the money on a "foundation in photography" course for your colleague. At this stage it would probably be of more benefit than any "better" lens..... I have seen some great photos come out of the 18-55 this is why i would keep it. then if you have money left maybe a photo editing software.

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Lenses / Re: Why can a Sigma 10-20mm fit on a "FF" Body?
« on: April 05, 2013, 04:15:46 AM »
Some one on the forum put pics from a sigma 8-16 up as well.  (taken on a FF camera)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: April 02, 2013, 02:51:57 PM »
First one taken by 7 year old daughter and second one was first shot taken with my 100-400 (at about 360mm!!!)

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Canon General / Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« on: March 30, 2013, 07:15:34 AM »
Bottom line..... THERE IS NO CURE.

Keep Calm...and Canon On  ;)

Now that is a T-shirt I would buy!!!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Test Camera [CR1]
« on: March 29, 2013, 05:13:26 PM »
Since the 650/700D have had the same AF system that the 60D has it is more likely that the 70D will have a better system. The most plausible AF system for the 70D (with the least R&D for Canon) is the 19 pt out of the current 7D. To make the next jump therefore, the 7Dmk2 would have to have a better AF than the 70D which would suggest more than 19pts. Again to save R&D the 61pt would be handy!!!
   IMHO I don't think a major jump in ISO or noise control will be in the upcoming generation of camera, yes the settings may be there but if they have the NR to be useful is another matter.
 

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EOS Bodies / Re: How to spend money
« on: March 27, 2013, 04:26:33 PM »
with the lenses that you have, its surprising you haven't gone full frame already. I suppose the real question is do YOU feel the 1Dx is overkill for an amateur? Obviously the best camera in the Canon range, so would you be able to make do with the 5D mk3 instead?..... there are a lot of people who would love to have this dilemma!!!!

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will anybody actually believe that it is a NEW sensor if it does have 18mp? An incremental upgrade isn't an option after 2.5 years. There also has to be some separation between the 650/700 d and the newer lines.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Digital cameras of the future
« on: March 23, 2013, 03:08:52 PM »
No we'll still be waiting for the 7d mk2, and wondering will it match the latest Nikon with 24 giga-pixels, Sony will still be #3 out of the big 3

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EOS Bodies / Re: 600D vs 100D
« on: March 21, 2013, 01:02:54 PM »
check the canon website..... the 650d is removed but they retain the older 600d......  I wonder why (sarcasm!!)

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The biggest laugh in all of this is I just checked my local canon website and the line up has removed the 650d but kept the 600d..... obviously this is just a ploy to keep the prices inflated with the "new" model.

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Canon General / Re: Announcements Coming Tonight
« on: March 20, 2013, 05:25:29 PM »
So the 650D is replaced within 10 months??? That is a fast turnover even for a rebel!!!!

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personally I wouldn't be buying a rebel/xxxD however when you compare these Specs to the Competition they just seem so dated. new users won't always consider how good a camera is they look at the price and the headline specs, then make their decision, if they do investigate further and get as far as DXOMARK then we all know that both nikon cameras and lenses seem to get better scores on that site than their canon counterparts. Entry level cameras should be about getting new users using Canon.... not driving them towards the competition.
(Just in case anyone is wondering I'll still stick with Canon......... till the next round of disappointment anyway!!)

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