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Lighting / Re: Fauxtographer Ruins Olympic photos.
« on: July 07, 2012, 09:16:47 AM »
The photographer explains his actions here.

Preparation is key.

No. Just making excuses. (should have said that wasn't my day, sorry I messed up)
As one of the comments said it in that article: "Stop making excuses for this ...!"

Look at his "red carpet work"... even with the time issue those are just as bad snapshots as these.
How he got the job or the award for that photo is beyond me...


Lighting / Re: Fauxtographer Ruins Olympic photos.
« on: July 03, 2012, 03:40:26 PM »
I don't see how/where this guy became The Photographer of the Year as one cited but I found that he received an award - picture of the year 2009...
.. for a photo he took of Obama...

Lighting / Re: Fauxtographer Ruins Olympic photos.
« on: July 02, 2012, 11:14:25 PM »
After reading all the comments about the people who know they could dotter, why did they not post their images to show us?
We do not know under what circumstances the images were taken.  He certainly seems to have a lot of prominent images, including photographer of the year in 2009.

Sorry but there is NO excuse for this.
Shooting a crazy amount of snapshots (and not learning from it) or having connections are not going to make him a good photographer.
Don't know how he got the award but if he's pro he should't give these out of his hands.

Agree. A gallery or website should be advised to register on the forum.
I was hoping that this post will help to get to know people's work but this is a gear/rumor page after all...

Lighting / Re: Fauxtographer Ruins Olympic photos.
« on: July 02, 2012, 10:27:53 PM »
Unbelievable. The guy and whoever authorized this should be punished. Severely.
Even a half decent photog like me could have done better and there are tens of thousands waaay better ones in the country. This is just sad....

Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: July 01, 2012, 04:35:18 PM »

Where's the "like" button when you need one .. ? :) 

EOS Bodies / Re: Why so many different camera bodies?
« on: June 29, 2012, 08:43:42 PM »
If it has a good bokeh I'll try it :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Why so many different camera bodies?
« on: June 29, 2012, 08:39:29 PM »
True... however.. :)
Sometimes it's not the price... I still like things I had first when I was a kid..

Ok. I never tried Green & Blacks so I did a quick search... seems like there are too many diff. ones.. :) so which one is the best?

EOS Bodies / Re: Is SLR dead?
« on: June 29, 2012, 08:11:21 PM »

EOS Bodies / Re: Why so many different camera bodies?
« on: June 29, 2012, 08:09:45 PM »
We were talking with a friend a couple days ago why so many diff chocolate bars when (she thinks) it's clear that Milka is the best.. I said Toblerone so at the end (since we couldn't find either) we bough Hershey's :)

Software & Accessories / Re: Battery Grip for 7D - any suggestions?
« on: June 27, 2012, 03:44:08 PM »
I have a flashpoint/Meike. It's awesome. Has a nice thumb rest and feeels better than the Canon, but that could be just me... Also it was pretty inexpensive at adorama...
I haven't tried to hammer nails with it yet :) but seems sturdy enough for what I usually use it for...

Animal Kingdom / Re: Birds with attitude
« on: June 26, 2012, 12:44:22 PM »
The Singer

The Shy

The Curious

The Hiding

Lenses / Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« on: June 19, 2012, 11:14:28 AM »
To be fair the EF-S 60 macro I have is made in Malaysia and is generally a well regarded lens optically, the build is pretty decent too. You would hope Canon's QC would be the same no matter where the item is made/assembled.

.. yes... one would hope.... :)
However my brand new 60 came with a piece of glass behind the front element. Turned the lens into a neat little kaleidoscope we used to play with when we were kids..
I wonder where Canon's QC were that day.... after a wk and a half and a free fix it's like it should have been on the first place...
...on the other hand my 7D body went back twice too.. so it's just luck I think... all my other lenses, bodies are awesome no matter where they were made...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D mk II still a viable option?
« on: June 13, 2012, 11:10:11 PM »
I find it very irritating when posts come in from people that have never owned kit that they are commenting about.

It is quite clear that all they are saying is some regurgitated 'fact' that they have read about on the web sometime.

The 5DII is getting these AF 'facts' stated about it - when those that have had extensive use of one know that using the centre AF point is the way to go - and then the 5D2 delivers top images - and yes even sports pictures if needed, albeit that the low fps is irritating - but hey, it is the same fps as the D800 and there are no murmours there. It is still one of the best low light bodies out there - just meter to the right and the image stays very, very good

The 5DII will always out IQ the 7D - I think it is an ideal entry level ff. It may not have the bells and whistles - it is a simple but very effective camera

I thought I'm the only one who's bugged by that.... :)

About the 5d2.. 
There was a time when it was the top. "THE" camera everyone was waiting for and talking about.. it produced endless amount of amazing photos all over the world.. so I don't really understand why would anyone think that it stopped being great... Of course I understand its certain limitations - AF for certain situations - but if it did all those amazing photos before I'm sure it's still capable now...
I shot these ( a couple days ago and I'm very happy with mine... but what do I know, I still like my 60D too :))

Pbase is a good source for photos...
you can search for photos with a certain cam or lens at:

...some will tell you that you need the newest of the newest but I think the 60D is pretty capable... of course the body is only a part of the final image... I would pay attention on the lens and the technique too... this, it's a cool video :)


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