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Lenses / Re: 24mm options...
« on: June 26, 2013, 08:56:21 AM »
This is a great thread!….I’m somewhat in the same boat.  I have a 24L,…purchased this for star and night work (on a FF body) but have not used it much.  I considered selling it to pick up the new 24-70II for more versatility and to maintain sharpness and good IQ.

Reviews / Re: Horrible experience with Adorama camera
« on: June 06, 2013, 01:41:25 PM »
I have used Adorama for 8-9 years,.....never had an issue,...never.  They have always been very good to me.

RRS stuff is simply awesome!

Hey cszy67,
I was in your same shoes as I did this a year ago.  And, I’m doing it again in a month.  In both of my situations, the couples are very much of the understanding that I am not a wedding photographer and simply are asking for a favor.  These are very small weddings/small gatherings, and simply do not have the funds for a wedding photographer.  If I’m not there, then nobody will be there type situation.  The next one I am doing will be shooting with a relative, and I think we will be just fine.  I think it is very important that the bride and groom understand your background/abilities upfront.  Many times, nice looking camera equipment is thought to equate to nice looking photos.  As we all know, does not,…it takes skill and experience.  I absolutely make sure they clearly understand that.  I would take home all the good advice on this forum,…..great stuff and advice.  More importantly though, have fun!

Software & Accessories / Re: Nik Software worth it?
« on: April 07, 2013, 03:39:59 PM »
I love Nik plug ins,...but I have to say that now that google has it, Nik support is terrible.  No updates, no customer log-in, I am now locked out of Sharpener this week and product codes do not work! Awful !

Lenses / Re: canon 24L 1.4 ii lemon
« on: April 02, 2013, 10:12:12 AM »
Mine appears to be fine....was a bit nervous after the rumors about this lens.... :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
« on: April 01, 2013, 05:05:49 PM »
Looking at this camera is really wiggin my brain out....

EOS Bodies / Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
« on: February 04, 2013, 02:59:01 PM »
Jimmy!, I just went to FF after a couple nice crop bodies.  It was also a lot of funds for me...lost a bit of sleep and had some buyers remorse,...until I looked at some of its images.  There is just something about a FF image!  I have no regrets,..have fun!

Funny thread!,...I really like mine,..AE-Program! My first SLR! I was 13 years old. I still have it and it still works.

Lenses / Re: Lens Help..EF 28mm f1.8 any good?
« on: January 30, 2013, 03:16:04 PM »
thanks everyone! great info to think about, thanks for your help!

Lenses / Re: Lens suggestions requested
« on: January 30, 2013, 03:15:12 PM »
+1 on the 70-200 f2.8 IS II! it is a beast but the IQ is awesome!

Lenses / Lens Help..EF 28mm f1.8 any good?
« on: January 29, 2013, 01:03:57 PM »
Hello,…always looking for people’s opinions, especially when it comes to buying new gear.
For a long time I have had an itch to pick up a Canon 24mm f1.4L II for my FF, but it is a pricey one.  I would like to do some static star shots and trails also, as well as have a nice fast wide prime for indoor and landscape.  Until the funds materialize,does anyone have any positive experiences with the 28mm f1.8?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D to 5D Mk III - Pull the trigger?
« on: January 26, 2013, 08:27:32 AM »
I have been shooting with the 7D since late 2010. In October 2012 I bought the 5D MK III.
I will sell my 7D (if specs are ok for me) the 7D MK II. Why? I need the 8fps and crop 1.6 for sports and BIF. I do not have the budget for long focal length primes. So shooting sports with my 5D MK III and my 70-200 f/2.8 MK II does not give me enough great close-up shots.

But buying a 5D MK III was one of my best purchases. I love this camera for; build quality, quality IQ, ISO, AF and silent shutter

For me (with a relatively tight budget), the combo 7D and 5D MK III is the best
Agreed! +1

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D - How bad is it? Really?
« on: January 25, 2013, 08:57:09 AM »
Great images Ruddy!

Lenses / Re: Advice..what lens
« on: January 25, 2013, 08:51:42 AM »
I always think the Canon 50mm 1.4 is a great lens in your bag, and one to do a lot of photographic exercises and one to learn from.  But,.. I have to agree with Neuro with 24-105mm f4L.  I have one and use it quite a lot on my FF,..very versatile and great all around lens.

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