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EOS Bodies / Re: What do you hope-for MOST from Canon in 2014
« on: June 22, 2014, 11:07:54 AM »
A new 35L ii would be incredible, it is by far our most used lens.

Technical Support / Re: 5d3 Buttons not working
« on: May 27, 2014, 11:38:24 AM »
3 suggestions:

1) If you have another protog friend, check about borrowing some gear.
2) Check lens rentals and borrow lenses.
3) Look into the CPS program and see if you qualify for a loan while they fix your gear.

I hope this helps, and best of luck amigo!

Hi Scott,

To preface: I booked 1 wedding in 2012, 8 in 2013, and now approaching 40 so far for 2014. I actually began as a 'faux'tographer with a T1i and kit lens, but I have upgraded along the way. Just last December, I left my doctoral program, my wife left her job as a CPA, and we both pursue wedding and portrait photography full time and have actually begun hiring employees to help with growth. It was difficult to get away from the amateurs, yes, but once out there is no turning back for us.

Do you have a website where your work is stored? Also, what type of work are you wanting to dominate the market for?

I would love to help pitch some ideas your way.

All my best,

Canon General / Re: $10,000
« on: April 26, 2014, 11:02:05 PM »
(Using prices I actually paid for some of the equipment below or have seen very recently.)

$2,549 Canon 5D Mark III
$1,799 Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
$1,799 Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
$1,399 Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
$1,299 Canon 35mm f/1.4L USM
$899    Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Grand total = $9744

Seeing my wife's reaction to the splurge... priceless.

Lenses / Re: Canon 50L - Love or Hate?
« on: April 17, 2014, 12:49:33 AM »
Neither love, nor hate. I enjoyed the 50 1.4, sold it, wished I had kept it, rented a 50L, did NOT enjoy the rental, sent it back, bought the 85L ii, liked it for portraits, am just now learning the best way to use it in fluid environments, such as weddings, and now think the issues I had with the 50L came from more of a operator error than failure of the lens itself.

In summary--
Did I like the one I used: No
Would I buy another: Yes
How does this make sense: I have become a better photographer since working frequently with the limitations of the 85L.


Software & Accessories / Re: Please be a simple fix...
« on: April 03, 2014, 05:57:44 PM »

You have once again, come to the rescue. Your service is so very greatly appreciated!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Software & Accessories / {Resolved} Please be a simple fix...
« on: April 03, 2014, 05:40:50 PM »
I really don't want to burn through favors asking for help... again, but here's the skinny.

My wife and I shot a wedding together last Sunday, and as is customary, I synced the time on the four cameras, but low-and-behold I synced one of the 5D3's one hour off.

Is there ANY way to revert the time back on the one camera? I know how to do it one pic at a time, but we're talking about roughly 800 pics.

I am working with LR and PS, and have the line of Canon DPP, etc up as well if that is of any help.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Software & Accessories / Re: PS and LR, does anyone use both?
« on: March 28, 2014, 04:38:20 PM »
Hi Marsu,

Thank you for your reply! What what I recall using LR years ago, it was stellar for keeping the files organized, as well as the plugin options. I just wasn't sure if it was worth diving in to rediscover.

I am going to look more into the features you mentioned.

Thank you again!

Software & Accessories / PS and LR, does anyone use both?
« on: March 28, 2014, 03:54:47 PM »
I have 0 experience with Lightroom and am trying to figure out if I should incorporate it into my workflow. I have always edited in Bridge/PS, but are there any benefits to LR at this point?

Thank you greatly for your response!


Lenses / Re: Should I buy the 35L now or wait for the price drop?
« on: March 25, 2014, 10:21:51 PM »
There's also value in the shots you take between now and the actual availability of a 35L II. Even if Canon announced it tomorrow, odds are it'd be 2 months away from delivery, and that's assuming it doesn't back order. Others have already mentioned the fact that it wont be <$1400 on release ($2000 is more reasonable). By the time it actually is purchasable, you could have 100s or 1000s of shots on your lens.

This is absolutely correct. I have a bit of bias, as the 35L is THE lens of choice for me. Among everything we shoot, the 35L gets use in every portrait or wedding event.

When I read the subject line for this post, I instantly thought, "buy the son of a gun". We actually purchased ours used from Adorama and it has been a stud this entire time.

I hope this helps!


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: B&H or Adorama
« on: March 11, 2014, 05:47:18 PM »
As others have stated, B&H if the prices are the same. Adorama seems to be the winner here with a lower price and goodies. I really feel like you truly cannot go wrong with either company though. I've had one minor issue with both of them, but have purchased enough from both that I would only expect to have at least one goof pop up by now. I hope this helps.


Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: March 04, 2014, 01:05:42 PM »
I just uploaded one to 500px

Incredible shot. Kudos!


Photography Technique / Re: Photography fail moments !!!
« on: February 08, 2014, 02:27:47 AM »
I'm sure everyone has left the self timer on there camera and forgot about it until they next used the camera. Generally resulting in a frustrating few moments of waiting for it to fire while you scream in your head that the must capture moment is about to disappear.

Guilty of the lens cap one too. I took a fantastic 15 minute exposure of the inside of a lens cap once  :-[

I actually had a shoot the morning after a night I was experimenting with long exposure. I had the camera on a 2 second delay followed by a 30 second shutter.

The next day's session went like this:

Me: Shall we get started?
Client: Absolutely!
Me after helping position the family: Alright, perfect, *click*

--nothing happens-- A second later, I took the camera away from my face, shortly after *click* uh oh, 30 seconds pass, then processing. Yea, it was great. If great means awkward, than yes, it was definitely great.


Hey giltamin,

I use this lens for its duel purpose. For weddings, it's phenomenal at capturing the rings, cake details, dress details, etc. It is not my go-to must have by any means, however, I can count on adding an additional 40+ images to someone's wedding when I include this lens in the lineup.

I really have done little work using it as a portrait lens. For portraits, I use the 85Lii for slow/non moving people and the 70-200ii for faster moving work.

As a macro/detail lens, it's a keeper for me.

I hope this helps,

A couple more things.

The larger the volume, the harder it is to deal with.  Don't go over 2TB unless you just love lots of stress and pain when it comes to failed backups and hours upon hours of worrying if it will finish successfully.  Even 2TB is pretty large, even with a fast transfer rate.

Optical Media uses dyes and will only be good for a few years.  Eventually, depending on the quality of the disc and the way its stored, it will fail.  Hard to say but a hard drive, SSD or flash media will outlast optical media so keep that in mind if the data is archived to store for a long time.

Good tips. Thanks for your help.  Buying a seagate 2TB tonight for $80.

Thought about burning a whole stack of dvds but I'm glad you mentioned that they don't last long. Plus it's too much work burning so many dvds.

Two 2TB HD will suffice for now. Will reevaluate later.

Awesome choice.

Also, I use backblaze to constantly and continuously back up all of my computer's data. It's fairly inexpensive and just added piece of mind.


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