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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Best Nikon DF Review! By Fstoppers.
« on: January 26, 2014, 08:52:00 PM »

I agree.  It needs to cost $600-700, and have built-in Facebook connectivity and an Instagram filter, it'd be a hit.
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+1
I'm laughing, laughing a lot,...just spilled drink.....

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Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 20, 2014, 09:22:50 PM »
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Someonewhoknows says it more eloquently, but basically he switched because he's a whore.


Think that may be a touch harsh. He's a media person who employs +/- 50 full time people and has a lot riding on his success. Thats a lot of healthcare, paid vacations, 401k's, salary, etc etc to worry about each month. Someone comes along with a sponsorship, you would listen too. And I promise they didn't sign Scott, they are sponsoring all his classes, videos, workshops, etc. He doesn't "have" to change but to be honest, yes he does. Race car driviers don't have to drive the car they race for on their day off but they do. Bruno Mars can drink whatever soda he wants but I promise you won't see him in public with a coke cola. Thats the way the game is played. He's not an artist. It's no different that a working photographer taking a job to shoot for a healthcare or sports company. They pay you and tell you what they want/expect. Same deal here. Whore is an easy word to throw around anomously on the internet but expecting something for pay is hardly whoring ones self.
FWIW Since Scott has changed has his work really improved? He still does the same long lens shot of someone holding up their helmet and a 600mm closeup of someones face just like every other amatuer would if they got to go on the sidelines. Don't think a D4 or a 1dx  really matters.
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They are all tools,...cameras, paints,..the stove used by the world renowned chef

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Reviews / Re: Canon 6D Review: 1+ Year Hands-On [video review]
« on: January 19, 2014, 09:56:37 AM »
Hey Graham!, great images and fantastic review!  You put a lot of work into this review, thanks for your time and effort!  I just picked up 6D as a second body and so far have enjoyed it. Again, thanks for your work!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: What am I doing wrong?
« on: January 18, 2014, 10:50:01 PM »
What did you do wrong?  You bought a Manfrotto ballhead instead of one from Really Right Stuff, Kirk, or Markins.

Sorry, but that's the honest truth... 

EDIT:  I assume you were mounting via the tripod collar?  My old 488RC2 would settle by ~5° under modest load, and would slowly drift over time.  I upgraded to the hydrostatic 468MG, which still drooped by ~0.5-1° but no drift.   I can mount my 1D X with 70-200 II via the body plate on my RRS BH-55, lock it down and it doesn't move...then leave it like that for days and it still won't move.
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Have to say RRS stuff is simply awesome,...very high quality.  It's an investment, but worth it!  I have no worries during a shoot, and look forward to using their gear.  Again, it's a bit of an investment, but I would go the RRS route again, and again.

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Photography Technique / Re: Halifax, Nova Scotia
« on: January 18, 2014, 09:48:13 AM »
Hey Don!, thanks again, you're quite kind! Should be a nice trip!

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Photography Technique / Re: Halifax, Nova Scotia
« on: January 18, 2014, 09:32:28 AM »
Thanks Don!
I'm there for a work meeting for a few days.  I will have a car and plan to drive about the area.  I looked at Cape Breton, that looks very nice but a bit far of a drive with the time I will have.
Never been up there, but the coastline and small little towns look to be fun to shoot!

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Photography Technique / Re: Halifax, Nova Scotia
« on: January 18, 2014, 08:55:58 AM »
Thanks Don! funny,..I will probably be a tourist ang go to Peggy's Cove...

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Photography Technique / Halifax, Nova Scotia
« on: January 15, 2014, 07:57:34 AM »
Hello!,
I will be traveling to Halifax, Nova Scotia in May.  Wondering if anyone has any location ideas to shoot.  Any suggestions would be great!, Thanks so much!

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Canon General / Re: Merry Christmas to Everyone!
« on: December 28, 2013, 09:02:25 AM »
Paolo, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Canon General / Re: What did y'all get for Christmas/ the holidays?
« on: December 28, 2013, 09:00:50 AM »
Got a RRS BH-40!,....it's reeeaaalll nice!

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Canon General / Re: Types of Photographers (Seinfeld Edition)
« on: December 28, 2013, 08:58:23 AM »
Thanks you sir, Dear Mackguyver and all friends, You made my beautiful  Saturday morning to day= Fill with smile, Laugh and Happyness to read great post like this. Yes, Human life are too short, The Smile, Laugh and Happyness in every days will make our life happy and  live  longer, plus have a great meaning to live, Yes, Because of Closed Great Friends near by, Are better than Our relative are live far away.,
Have a happy holiday, and may all  Gods in this world and Lord Buddha Blessing you and your family to have a great health and get all the good wishes that you want in this coming year 2014---That Include getting  1DS MK IV,  3D,  7D MK II and EOS-M MK II.
Surapon, Your friend.
+1!
you also Surapon!

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Canon General / Re: Types of Photographers (Seinfeld Edition)
« on: December 27, 2013, 08:52:44 PM »

PS, I were dream to be Photographer since I am 7 years old, And My Daddy let me use his Rolliflex and Leica, But When I grown up, I know that My brain and My heart do  not  have Artistic ability, Just "Form follow Functions"---That why I go to school and Be Architect, Make Money/ Easy Money, and Beg my wife( my Vice President/ Book Keeper in the Company) to buy the Tons of Photography equipment for The Office Equipments---Yes, I get them in my ways---Ha, Ha, Ha, But, I must  do 2-3 Wedding Photos per years, and Do the Photos for the county tourism department for booklet= Afew US Dollars, Just for my CPA. and My Happyness, Who can call my self as " The Low PRO "-----Ha, Ha, Ha.---Ha, Ha, Ha.
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Surapon! You are awesome!
I did the same and dream of being great at my hobby
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!
Seán

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Lenses / Re: Two Lenses Coming for CP+? [CR2]
« on: December 15, 2013, 10:46:23 AM »
+1 on the 35L, a new UW zoom L would be cool though!

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Lighting / Re: Shaping the Lite
« on: December 13, 2013, 02:48:46 PM »
fantastic Neuro!, Thanks!

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Canon General / Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« on: December 01, 2013, 07:36:38 PM »
I ended up getting a 14mm Rokinon lens for $300 from B&H, and an 85mm 1.2 lens for $1600 from canon refurbished.  And now I'm staying far away from canonpricewatch.com until I recover.  I'm hoping next year will bring an updated 100-400mm lens.  Maybe for black friday next year.
I was able to get the Rokinon, but have been really wanting the 85 1.2L and I missed it when I got home from work....crazy bummed!

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