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Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: February 23, 2014, 12:39:21 AM »
If you start doing meth... your will probably care less about getting gear... then you will probably start selling off your gear to buy more meth... so that's one way to battle GAS.

This advice should work.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 22, 2014, 10:06:59 PM »
What I am lacking is the ability to create compelling photography but that is a process independent of technology.

I can go on and on and on about how I learned photography with just a 55mm f/1.8 and a 135mm f/3.5 prime lens. I can go on and on and on about how the 55mm taught me to work within the limitations of the focal length, i.e. DoF and FoV. I can go on and on and on about how the 55mm taught me about angles and moments. I can go on and on and on ... but I won't. (Chorus: "Too late!")

I always challenge people, who want to really learn photography, to pick one prime lens and shoot straight to JPEG for three months. Everything, one prime lens in JPEG. Do it!

I so totally disagree.

I think he said that so that you are limited to just you and the camera. Zero Post-processing. If you can take amazing pictures, then that makes you a photographer. Post-processing makes you an editor, and although thats what it takes to be photographer nowadays i.e. be both photographer & editor... It wasn't like that back in the day. And you have to agree... Seldomly, do we all take good pictures anymore, we all take half-assed pictures then throw it in lightroom to correct it, then crop it so they frame it better and lastly do a bunch of touch ups to make it clean and/or artsy.

Does not apply to me for sure...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 22, 2014, 10:05:23 PM »
What I am lacking is the ability to create compelling photography but that is a process independent of technology.

I can go on and on and on about how I learned photography with just a 55mm f/1.8 and a 135mm f/3.5 prime lens. I can go on and on and on about how the 55mm taught me to work within the limitations of the focal length, i.e. DoF and FoV. I can go on and on and on about how the 55mm taught me about angles and moments. I can go on and on and on ... but I won't. (Chorus: "Too late!")

I always challenge people, who want to really learn photography, to pick one prime lens and shoot straight to JPEG for three months. Everything, one prime lens in JPEG. Do it!

I so totally disagree.

I think he said that so that you are limited to just you and the camera. Zero Post-processing. If you can take amazing pictures, then that makes you a photographer. Post-processing makes you an editor, and although thats what it takes to be photographer nowadays i.e. be both photographer & editor... It wasn't like that back in the day. And you have to agree... Seldomly, do we all take good pictures anymore, they take half-assed pictures then throw it in lightroom to correct it, then crop it so they frame it better and lastly do a bunch of touch ups to make it clean and/or artsy.

No man. No no no.
Photography to me, in todays world means:
Knowing limits of the sensor/files and also how to enhance that. Without knowledge of proper benefits of RAW, the photographer will not be able handle exposures etc in low/extreme light situations.
Being very well versed with lenses and knowing which will work best for the story telling is a must.

And how about people who want to shoot wildlife? They MUST have proper telephoto... Landscape guys would need a proper wide... Ya?

Of course composition, lighting, and learning to see are fundamentals. Which I believe was the point being made but to disregard lenses and post is a very simplistic and limited approach.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 22, 2014, 08:47:32 PM »
The ISO capability has no connection to full frame or APS-C, it's a function of sensor age.  The 70D would have given you as big a bump in ISO capability at nearly half the price and allow you to continue using your APS-C lenses.  I could compare a 5D classic with a 7D and conclude that APs-C is superior in many ways.

Sorry, no.  The maximum ISO setting available tracks with sensor age (loosely), but having a setting available doesn't mean it produces usable images.  'High ISO capability' depends on sensor size.  The 7D is a better camera than the 5D in many ways...but at the same ISO setting, the 5D has less image noise despite being a much older sensor.

The 70D offers less than 1/2 stop improvement over the 500D, and the 5D is about 1/2-stop better than the 70D.  A current FF (6D, 5DIII) is over a stop better than the 70D.

Basic fact!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 22, 2014, 08:44:21 PM »
What I am lacking is the ability to create compelling photography but that is a process independent of technology.

I can go on and on and on about how I learned photography with just a 55mm f/1.8 and a 135mm f/3.5 prime lens. I can go on and on and on about how the 55mm taught me to work within the limitations of the focal length, i.e. DoF and FoV. I can go on and on and on about how the 55mm taught me about angles and moments. I can go on and on and on ... but I won't. (Chorus: "Too late!")

I always challenge people, who want to really learn photography, to pick one prime lens and shoot straight to JPEG for three months. Everything, one prime lens in JPEG. Do it!

I so totally disagree.

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Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:10:14 AM »
I need help! Spring is in the air and I am coming down with GAS, I am spending to much time looking at lens reviews....how can I rid myself of this affliction?..? ;) ;)
Dude, are you nuts? ... it's like, you just came to a bar, full of the world's best drunkards, and asking for help on how to be sober ;D ... there is no cure for GAS ... just go spend the money and when the money is over, you will get temporary relief from GAS. ;D

Hahahaha

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Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:09:01 AM »
Just sell the gear you no longer need/want and you will feel better...

Yep

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Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: February 22, 2014, 03:32:34 AM »
it will never end. It will grind you to the polish. When my L lenses collection got over I started with Zeiss. Now I keep upgrading my 'family' camera searching for the perfect one.

This will never end

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Reviews / Re: Why the DxO bashing?
« on: February 21, 2014, 12:37:58 PM »
This has to have the highest ratio of arguing to useful, informative comment of any thread I've read on this forum.

I see you're new around here.   :D

Welcome to the forums!

hahahha

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Lenses / Re: lenses cut in half @ dpreview
« on: February 16, 2014, 07:47:17 AM »
Graphics. Right?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Minolta 58 f1.2?
« on: February 16, 2014, 02:40:02 AM »
To me 50mm is a mandatory focal length.

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Do not talk about DR in CR. Or your emotional health will be at stake! :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next from Canon?
« on: February 15, 2014, 06:44:01 AM »
When it comes to base ISO (where most people shoot most of their photos),....

?????

16.9% of my SLR shots are at base ISO, 3% fewer than are at ISO 1600.

Similar percentages for me as well.

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Canon General / Re: Selection help pls
« on: February 13, 2014, 10:07:43 PM »
Thank you all for your valuable help.
I had forgotten to add this one.

I still have two more days before I start printing process.

Appreciate!!!!

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Canon General / Re: Selection help pls
« on: February 13, 2014, 12:49:18 PM »
one more

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