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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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Canon General / Selection help pls
« on: February 13, 2014, 12:48:45 PM »
There is an art exhibition coming up where many top people from motion picture industry will come. I have a wall where I can exhibit my photos. The exhibitor wants me to eliminate one photo from the ones here. Which one should I remove.
Pls advice, I need it. Thx!!

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