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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Lovin' my 5d Mark III
« on: July 23, 2012, 05:18:56 PM »
.. and I'm lovin' my camera - whatever number is on it - as long as it let me shoot photos like this   ;)

Site Information / Re: Put a link to your pictures in your footer!
« on: July 20, 2012, 07:17:48 PM »
Don't see that a problem.
So far had zero issues here. Even if I would get to an unknown field I trust my Kaspersky IS. (Works better for me than any of the Norton SWs I had.)

Plus, according to the forum rules:
"Therefore, new members do not get to add a signature until they have posted enough times about actual photography topics that we are sure they are not spammers. When this happens, their status will be upgraded and they will be able to add signatures.  This happens normally after several posts."

Site Information / Re: Put a link to your pictures in your footer!
« on: July 19, 2012, 01:17:06 PM »
Support the idea to know who the people are and actually see if they know what they are talking about and kinda tried to encourage it too a while ago
but...   maybe something about that armchair...  ;)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to proceed?
« on: July 15, 2012, 10:49:37 AM »

The worst picture is the one you never took. Seriously, you are not talking about that big a difference for snapshot sized prints, 300 dpi x 8 x 10 = 5.4 MP, video is worse (HD is 2 MP, computer screens are smaller) -- You Can't Even View Anything In 18MP!!!!! How Do You know what quality you have right now?

We used to have this problem in computers, people would constantly be waiting for the next big thing and not buying one yet -- not understanding that economic thing called "opportunity cost - what it costs you not to be taking pictures now.

Sure the 5D2 is better and the 5Diii even better and the 1DS IV even better and the 1DX even better and .....; this is called Grass is Greener syndrome -- you have nothing to judge by

And let me add this word of warning - never buy so much camera that you can't afford to replace it when broken / goes for a swim / gets stolen / migrates away for the winter (likely with a so-called friend). It sounds like a 5 D III is that kind of camera to you

My suggestion is to get good and used to the 60d's quality, look for rentals on a 5 D II (to use as a primary body keeping the 60d as a second body) and see if it is worth the money FOR YOUR USAGE! This is not anybody else's camera, it is yours. Many other people here are speaking to their usage, their needs (or worse, just plain snobbery) and don;'t know, can;'t know your needs and usage

I am confused about your need for higher ISO - there is no magic wand, the 5D III is better at noise reduction (making a higher USABLE ISO), but really significantly so? For your expressed need "for shooting f/4 with the 8-15mm Fisheye, as I prefer to shooting during the blue hour(s), and also at night. As well, what meaning has it to get a 8-15mm on a crop?" -- never heard of a tripod (remember the triangle ISO replaces Stutter speed replaces aperture replaces ISO .....)? Ever hear of Lightroom? Photoshop? ways to do this ... what have you tried?

When all has been tried (which you need to learn anyways if you are using a more expensive camera); then consider the new expensive rolls-royce priced camera

It's your money you are wasting

Liked this the most.

I might add.... If it's me (and I have a 60D and 5D2 so I'm in a similar situation) I would get the 5D2 which is still an awesome camera - especially for the price (not sure if I understood your comment on being expensive... expensive for what it is? Why? Is there a better and cheaper FF? Expensive overall? Than the 5D3 's going to be what?).
Next year we might have an entry FF body with a better AF. The 5D3's price could be a bit lower too.. But most importantly you'll know what you are missing - if there's anything - from the 5D2.
You need to decide if it's a tool to create photos and your sport photo delivery suffers from the 5D2's AF or it's a status symbol and just wanted some support and justification since you won't be happy until you get the 5D3..
In the latter case I'd say 5D3 all the way. (or 1Dx :) )

Portrait / Re: Studio portraits, Share some!
« on: July 14, 2012, 12:42:52 PM »
Thank you guys! I'll play with it a bit later. I def. wan to make a movie poster out of it.
My friend wanted to be 007 .. although it reminds me of Hitman too... with more hair of course :))

Portrait / Re: Studio portraits, Share some!
« on: July 13, 2012, 11:25:29 PM »
...oh and I liked this one.. couldn't decide on the crop...

Portrait / Re: Studio portraits, Share some!
« on: July 13, 2012, 11:22:45 PM »
from my "studio"..
sorry I don't have a dedicated one yet.. but can't wait to put one together...

Software & Accessories / Re: PixStics
« on: July 10, 2012, 10:36:08 AM »
The duplicate finder/remover and the group by camera would be pretty interesting.

Software & Accessories / Re: PixStics
« on: July 10, 2012, 10:14:31 AM »
Looks good, I used something similar ( before but will give this a try. The planned add-ons look promising too. Thanks.

Lenses / Re: Patent - Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: July 08, 2012, 09:21:41 PM »
Smart move from Canon and now there is a lens they can charge 2500 for and people will go for it.
Maybe they should have asked $2500 for the mk2 and 2900 for this, people would still defend it b/c it would became a status symbol like....  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Any actual photographers out there?
« on: July 08, 2012, 12:13:01 AM »
Like any other camera forum(s) this one is pretty diverse too..
Bunch of people here have awesome photos and yet barely posting any so you have to hunt for their site :)
Some has more money than eye and/or knowledge.... What's new..? Try a car forum or any other forum...
Look at what kind of people are driving sport cars :)
This is mainly a gear site so if you are looking for amazing photos this might be the wrong one.. and for the same reason you might find more ..well, let's say less experienced shooters with simple questions looking for advice...


5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
« on: July 07, 2012, 11:59:36 PM »
Would but don't have a 5D3 .... :)

Just a few from Ocean City, MD. :)
(more here )
From 5 to 10 sec, ISO 100, at F 11 to 16.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Ribit!
« on: July 07, 2012, 03:36:02 PM »
Mine is the 2nd :)

Lighting / Re: Fauxtographer Ruins Olympic photos.
« on: July 07, 2012, 03:05:51 PM »
It's good to know that some publications are using good photographers, instead of trying to pay peanuts on microstock sites to get the images they are looking for or paying someone with little or no experience.

Yes, that's nice but just to be in the clear, most microstock sites have awesome photos.
On the other hand I don't agree with the 25 cents / image price either but that's another thing...

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