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Black & White / Re: black and white with the use of selective colors
« on: June 02, 2012, 03:55:40 PM »
That's a very cool photo, I like the chair idea... now where can i find here a bunch of chairs...? :)

A while ago I wanted to start something like this ...
I'm also interested in people's work. Would like to see some websites, galleries...
It would be good to know who's who and What His/Her work looks like, since a picture worth a .... :), right?

I barely have any photo of me but this one:


Tamron is more like all purpose workaround lens with very good, but not great IQ.

The center sharpness is outstanding with nearly every focal length and f-stop reaching well into the "excellent" category.

Aside from the "onion bokeh", this Tamron lens has better IQ than Canon's 24-105/f4 "L". And they're about the same price.

To put this in shopping terms, instead of buying the Canon, you buy the Tamron lens, get better IQ and an extra f-stop of light.

What's not to love about that?

Nothing. Only, if it would be "Canon" printed on it vs "Tamron" :)
Now, PUT DOWN that stone...



MK2 is not released yet.

Got the 24-70 v1 and I'm pretty happy with it (photo :) ), I think it's pretty sharp but if the Tamron is sharper than that (and has IS) I would sell my Canon in a heartbeat.
I have no brand loyalty when it comes to quality and all I care is the picture not the name written on the lens..

I suggest you check this thread.
Many people are sharing their experiences there.

The biggest issue for this lens is onion bokeh.  If you are a PRO, I will say don't waste your time and go with MK2.  If you are not a PRO, you can get one from Amazon and try it.  If you like it, keep it.  Otherwise, just return it.  That's very easy to return a lens without any cost if you buy from Amazon.

I'm far from PRO I still have some non L lenses :) but the day will come :))
Thanks for the link, I'll wait to see some tests on that Tamron, I just don't get how many here know so much about this two lenses if there are barely any tests out with them??

Could you guys post some links to see some comparison of the Tamron and the Canon MK2?

Got the 24-70 v1 and I'm pretty happy with it (photo :) ), I think it's pretty sharp but if the Tamron is sharper than that (and has IS) I would sell my Canon in a heartbeat.
I have no brand loyalty when it comes to quality and all I care is the picture not the name written on the lens..

Lenses / Re: Are you going to "upgrade" your 24-70 2.8 I
« on: May 29, 2012, 11:50:05 AM »
My V1 is pretty sharp but since the Tamron ( came out I really would like to see and compare the two...
At the price of the V2 I'd rather buy a good prime for about 1G + the Tamron if it's at least as good as my V1.. 

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: May 22, 2012, 03:44:31 PM »
How do you do the eye (or ball) pictures. i can barely control getting my feet out of the picture and you seem to "hover" at 100 feet :) - hints please.....

maybe not the best ones but kinda like them..

take the photo, make it a square (crop or resize) flip it (turn 180) then - CS - filters - distort - Polar coordinates, Gavin can explain it better on Youtube

Software & Accessories / Re: Backpack for photoequipment and hiking
« on: May 14, 2012, 10:24:53 PM »
For those who were asking about the K5, sorry I only heard good things about it, I personally only used the U120N. I have some photos of  that bag here: It's awesome but more for photo gear, not much space for daily stuff...

Good luck with the backpack hunting, it's not as easy as it sounds, took me months to find the ones I like.. ..and now it's time to get a hard case :)

Software & Accessories / Re: Backpack for photoequipment and hiking
« on: May 13, 2012, 01:14:48 PM »
Sorry I haven't read all the replies so I don't know if this was already mentioned but I used Naneu and they were excellent quality...
It might worth a look:

Lenses / Re: Canon Refurb Store ... Not Such A Good Deal
« on: May 07, 2012, 01:22:17 PM »
One thing is the higher price, then you pay tax and shipping while most of the online stores won't charge you those. At the end you pay nearly/the same/or more as a new would be with 1yr warranty vs the 90 days.
Newegg, Adorama, BH are the ones I usually buy and if Adorama has it in its ebay store that's extra "ebay bucks".

I bought from CRS in the past and the shipping was fast, the customer service is great but they are my last store to check too..

EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon owns Canon - in TV commercials
« on: May 05, 2012, 05:47:06 PM »
Have no problem with Nikon at all but I can't stand this "I-am" stuff..  reminds me of the level of knock knock jokes...
2 min is too long and dull... and the guy running into the tornado rather says.. "Had enough.. I am going to kill myself...."


Oly C8080 8MP and OlyC2100 2.1MP

Not like it's any good, but I kept it for the memories it brings back...
This was a Sony Mavica 1.4MP which recorded to a Floppy disk :)

Canon General / Re: HELP! Shooting my first wedding tomorrow!!!
« on: April 23, 2012, 10:06:05 PM »

Remember, the awkward situation is temporary, the photo lasts forever.

Haha, I think I've just found my new motto :))

Sold my 5D2 and 7D and got a 60D plus L lenses. Never looked back.

Now that's very is interesting because most people do it the other way around and even I am thinking - driven by general aps-c FUD - about getting a 5d2 as a replacement or addition to my 60d. And people who got a 5d always say it's a smart move just like you always say it was a great holiday even if it was raining 24/7...

* Which L lenses do you use on the 60d? Did you have any issues due to the missing af micro adjustment?

* What things - if any - do you miss from the 5d2?

Used these on the 60D: 24-70L, 100L, 17-40L, 200 2.8L, 85 1.8, 50 1.4, 60 2.8, S 8-16 I sold the 100 and the 17-40 but never needed MA on any of them. Actually I had a few more Sigma, Tokina, and non-L Canon but I settled with these, I guess I was lucky b/c my 24-70 is sharp, my 200 has amazing color, the 85 and 60 are also sharp to the last pixel. Now I am trying to justify the 70-200 2.8 II vs my 200 prime but not sure about it..
Missed the ISO capabilities from the 5D2 a little but I'm better now :) Actually I wanted to keep the 5D but I think I did the right thing. The setup worked well for my needs - according to ExposurePlot I barely ever I shot above 400 - and now when I'll buy one will save $6-700 on it what I can spend on another lens or on pistachios...

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