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Messages - Tabor Warren Photography

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Lenses / Re: Which Lens for Ring Photos?
« on: January 01, 2014, 05:35:01 PM »
Hey Beckstoy,

I literally had the same question. I pulled the trigger on the 100L during the previous sale posted on CR. Unfortunately, they sold out at 50, but it was $870 pre-rebate for a New model from an authorized dealer thus essentially $720 post rebate. Holy cow, what a wonderful deal, especially since I've seen them no less than $850 used in my local craigslist ad, (and I try to avoid CL like the plague).

From the research I've done, they both make sense, however, the L is still the dominant lens (price aside), therefore, and an investment, I waited until the L fell into my budget and whammo!, it's here next week.

In addition to the beautiful price checker found on this site, canonpricewatch has also been a friend of mine in the past and I support both of their efforts.

I hope this helps! Good luck to you!
-Tabor

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Lenses / Re: Do You Take Better Pics with Primes?
« on: December 07, 2013, 05:50:15 PM »
I would agree that my wife and I take the money pics with my primes, with the exception of the 70-200 2.8L ii on the 5Dii, wow, that's a great combination. On the 7D, it is hard to beat the 35L or 85L ii.

When my wife and I shoot a wedding, she will often take the 7D/60D combo with the 35/85 and I'll use the 5Dii with the 17-40/70-200 combo. She gets more of the "spectacular" shots, I get the majority of the keepers. It works out well, but we almost only stick to primes for our portrait shoots.

There's just something about shooting with the primes that continues to bring enjoyment to photography.

Good post!

Cheers,
-Tabor

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Lenses / Re: looking for feedback on choosing a 70-200 for weddings.
« on: November 29, 2013, 10:33:49 PM »
I too have steady hands, which is wonderful. I own the IS version and can tell you from experience that I have kicked myself on more than one occasion for working a shoot and realizing that my image stabilizer was turned off. Tonight, I had a product shoot with a tripod and turned the IS off, next Saturday is a family shoot. By golly I just went to my lens to turn the IS back on. It is a wonderful asset to have and one that I would miss dearly, especially during weddings. I would save up a bit more and purchase the mark ii, or do what I had to do and rent it for all of my weddings until I saved up enough to buy the thing. Either way, I would not send you elsewhere.

Congrats on the growing business BTW, that's always exciting!

I hope this helps,
-Tabor

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Lenses / Re: Another Lens recommendation request :)
« on: November 27, 2013, 10:31:29 PM »
Hey jack, (I know it's ninjajack, but the ninja was invisible) ba-da-tss!  :P

From my perspective, it looks like your long range lenses are fairly well covered. I would second the 17-40L. I use this lens and *almost* every gig for the ultra wide angle effect that it gives. Given the barrel distortion is horrid if you're up close and personal with someone, however, it looks like it would be a good fit.

I shoot a full/crop combo and love it! I also shoot a 60D/7D combo for the crop action, but the 5Dii/7D combo gets used 94% of the time and the 60D ~6% of the time. I would not worry so much about getting a 70D and focus more on a full frame. My guess would be that the 7Dii will cost ~$1,799 and the 70D  is at $1,200 which totals $3K. Black Friday, (and several other days if you watch closely enough), will have the 5Diii at ~$2,500, cha-ching! you just 'saved' $500 by choosing this method of upgrading. If you sell the 60D, then you now have enough 'saved' money to purchase your new glass. Happy shopping!

I hope this helps,
-Tabor

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Software & Accessories / Re: I think I may want a Monopod
« on: October 26, 2013, 01:31:58 AM »
I for one, LOVE my monopod, I have no idea how much it should have cost since I purchased it for not much at an estate sale. They are an amazing piece of equipment though.

I hope you get one!

Enjoy,
-Tabor

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Lenses / Re: What lens do recommend?
« on: October 23, 2013, 03:30:49 PM »
My wife and I have two little boys and baby #3 is cooking (due Jan). We also handle birth photography as part of our photography business. I love using our 35 on a crop. For us, the 35 is a wonderful balance for the depth of field we are looking for in addition to the framing we are wanting.

My 2c; I would recommend a 35.

I hope this helps!
-Tabor

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Technical Support / Re: Adobe PS, Image Will Not Show in Raw
« on: October 21, 2013, 09:39:29 PM »
Spokane,

I've actually ready many accounts of the same thing you just described. The only letter I got was from Adobe saying, "dear loyal customer, use this coupon code to upgrade to the cloud!". To which I said, "no" to the mail.

I hope everyone's cards are safe, that would certainly be a big ole rain 'cloud'.

-Tabor

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Technical Support / Re: Adobe PS, Image Will Not Show in Raw
« on: October 21, 2013, 09:17:33 PM »
Resolved! YAY!!!

I fixed so many things, I have no idea what did it, however, I know that I enabled, "use software rendering" under the "advanced" tab under "preferences" in addition to changing almost every thing I could find under preferences. I then shut down Bridge/PS, Ctrl+Alt+Delete to end the Bridge.exe etc. processes, restarted everything and Sha-Bam! It works again.

Thank you all once more,
-Tabor

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Technical Support / Re: Adobe PS, Image Will Not Show in Raw
« on: October 21, 2013, 09:07:05 PM »
AND I just lost my debit card... in Wal Mart.

I'll take anyone's luck at this point. lol

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Technical Support / Re: Adobe PS, Image Will Not Show in Raw
« on: October 21, 2013, 08:59:27 PM »
Hi Graham,

That's not a bad idea. I'm not sure why that has not occurred to me yet. I'll give it a go-go!

Wish me luck! (These always make me nervous)  :D
-Tabor

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Technical Support / Re: Adobe PS, Image Will Not Show in Raw
« on: October 21, 2013, 08:52:00 PM »
Hey Jim,

Thank you for your quick reply. Could it be possible the big guys want to "bug" me into the cloud? I hope not.

I looked through many many pages on the tech support forum here on CR, but to no avail, do you happen to remember any direct quotes or anything I could use to track down the aforementioned post?

Thank you again!
-Tabor

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Technical Support / Adobe PS, Image Will Not Show in Raw
« on: October 21, 2013, 08:24:42 PM »
Here's something *new*, for me at least.

Working with .CR2s in Camera Raw 6.7, Adobe PS CS5. I can pull an image into Camera Raw, however, the framework of tools, tabs, etc. shows, but there is no image in the box.

Now for the weird part; if I take the luminance to 0 everything returns to normal.
If it has any luminance at all, the image will not show up.
If I make the image show by taking the luminance to 0, then try to adjust anything, the image just sits there frozen, but the tabs can be moved around to no avail.

I'm stumped. I've used this program nearly every day for several years and this happens out of the blue.

Any help or ideas are appreciated.

Thank you all!
-Tabor

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Site Information / Re: new look for CR
« on: October 21, 2013, 02:22:11 AM »
For those who can't wait for tomorrow, I snagged a screenshot before it temporarily evaporated...

-pw

Nice grab, P-Dubya!  ;D
-Tabor

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Site Information / Re: new look for CR
« on: October 21, 2013, 12:53:23 AM »
I was about to ask if I was the only one who didn't notice the new look. Now I understand. I'm excited to see it though!

-Tabor

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Lenses / Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: October 05, 2013, 02:55:42 PM »
I just reviewed this potential lens thread after heading to Best Buy a couple of days ago inquiring about the 16-35L. They said that though they could order it for me at their price, $1,499 prior to fixing a misquote in their system, however, the guy also said that the 16-35 had been deleted from their inventory. Being a fellow Canon photographer himself, he mentioned that they will often do this when they have intentions of a replacement product in the coming months.

Can anyone account for the validity to this idea?

-Tabor

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