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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!

Cheers,
-Tabor

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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!

Cheers!
-Tabor

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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.

Cheers,
-Tabor

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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

http://500px.com/photo/62776157





Incredible shot. Kudos!

Cheers,
-Tabor

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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.

Cheers,
-Tabor

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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,
-Tabor

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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.

Cheers,
-Tabor

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Landscape / Re: Stars Above, Stars Below.
« on: January 31, 2014, 10:59:11 PM »
U.S.A. for the win!!!   ;)

Tabor

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2549
« on: January 31, 2014, 09:00:16 PM »
Does anyone know the Canon warranty status on these items? Gray market? I couldn't find anything other than 6aves' own 1-year parts and 90-day labor warranty. I know how good Canon service is...I don't really know what 6aves service is...do they farm it back out to Canon?

I wondered the same thing. I just figured the money saved would help out with repairs if needed, but for a brand new model, I certainly would hope that I would not have to send it in for years to come anyway.

I know this didn't help answer your question, it was just my reasoning. If anyone does know, I would love to gain insight as well.

-Tabor

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2549
« on: January 31, 2014, 07:22:41 PM »
Just bought one! Thank you for the notification.

-Tabor

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Lenses / Re: Your lenses for weddings?
« on: January 16, 2014, 05:28:31 PM »
Though the gear I use continues to be updated here is the current setup and why.

Canon 17-40L --> Ultra-ultra wide effect on the 5D ii, works in close quarters or for venue shots
Canon 24L --> Fast wide prime for low light, though I like it best on the 7D for a walk-around, and ceremony
Canon 35L --> Beautiful colors, well fitted for either the 5Dii or an APS-C, great for walk-around and pre-ceremony
Canon 70-200 2.8ii --> My most used lens on the 5D ii, usually fast enough, and great auto focus speed
Canon 85L --> Beautiful portrait lens, wicked fast f/1.2, but often quite slow to focus, typically post-ceremoy
Canon 100L Macro --> Ring shots & various details, typically pre-ceremony

I hope this helps!

For the first one or two, I used only the 17-40, 50 1.4, 35L, and rented 70-200

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Lenses / Loosey Goosey Lens Hood
« on: January 16, 2014, 05:13:50 PM »
I recently got a steal on a used 24mm 1.4L II. As you probably suspected by now, the lens hood shakes. It doesn't rotate after it 'clicks', but it definitely moves around as I move the camera and is not firm like the other lenses. I was offered a full refund, but the glass is flawless and I am hoping there is some way to jerry-rig the thing so that the public doesn't see the rigging, but it still works as it should.

I am going to continue working on it, but I appreciate any ideas. Surly among the photogs here, we can brainstorm a solution.

Thank you for your ideas,
-Tabor

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Lenses / Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« on: January 09, 2014, 12:47:12 AM »
Zeiss is releasing two more Otus lenses, 85/1.4 in 2014, followed by a "wide angel"/1.4. Having seen the exceptional performance from the 55/1.4, these may be very difficult to resist ...  ::)

LOL ... we are really waiting for that ... made by Zeiss!  ;D ;D

I've known a few wide angels, but I prefer the thin ones. More likely to be made in Budapest than by Zeiss  ;)

Eehhh ... That´s the thing about language, especially when it´s not your native tounge. There are always double meanings and room for interpretation ::)

Norway (and maybe also Sweden) had a Honda called Jazz. In all other countries they were called Honda Fitta. Which for most people is OK. But for us it translates to Honda The Cunt, so they renamed it Jazz ;)

I speak 5 languages...

Dang! I was proud for speaking two! Even my Spanish is only comparable to a 2nd grader so it's more like 1 1/2.  :D

Back to lenses, I have had the "I'm done (with what I need)" talk several times, even after splurging on a 7D which at the time I didn't need, I told my sweet wife that I was probably done. Last week I went in on the 100 macro deal and now we're about to pull the trigger on the 5Diii and 24L. I'm looking forward to my, "I'm done" post, but taking it one day at a time, it is safe to say; "I'm done, for today". lol

-Tabor

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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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