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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III & Third Party Batteries
« on: December 13, 2013, 04:51:48 PM »
Proprietary BULLCRAP!! This has nothing whatsoever to do with "customer safety protection." This is all about money. Make third party accessories incompatible so that customers will be forced to buy overpriced wares from Canon. Apple perfected the proprietary ecosystem, and now many other companies try to follow suit.

My third party LP-E6 batteries last over 50% longer than my Canon batteries. They register exactly like Canon batteries and work in Canon chargers. They were about a quarter the price of Canon batteries. I have no intention of ever buying a battery other than third party. I have used them for years in my cameras with no ill effects. If new firmware doesn't support my batteries, then the answer for me is easy. My camera works fine as it is. I won't upgrade to the newer firmware.

Canon used to be the trendsetter, cutting edge technology leader. Here lately, they've been trying to just play catchup. Hey Canon, why does it take a dual ISO hack just to match the native DR from your competitor's sensor? My Nikon buddy used to be jealous of my equipment, but his work with his new D800 is blowing me away.  I'm not saying my Mark III isn't awesome, but I can't wait to see the possibilities with this dual pixel technology with not just AF but DR also.

EOS Bodies / Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« on: May 04, 2013, 09:39:53 AM »
You don't need to wait for an upgrade. The Magic Lantern firmware offers the Klingon death ray now, although it's still in the beta testing phase. I believe that it's the function that ML warns you not to use. :)

If Flagship = top camera that I aspire to, it would have to be the 1D-C. All the yummy goodness of the 1D-X and then some.

EOS Bodies / Re: Should I buy the 5D mark III ?
« on: March 18, 2013, 05:12:04 AM »
Yes. You should buy it. By all means.

Canon General / Re: your scariest photography moment?
« on: March 11, 2013, 12:38:35 AM »
I've had a couple moose encounters in Montana and Wyoming. They can be aggressive and deadly! A moose is a HUGE animal!

EOS Bodies / Re: On the 5DM3 what is the difference
« on: March 03, 2013, 04:36:59 AM »
Never knew that spot AF was slower in low light. Thanks for the tip!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Open up and Say Ahhh...
« on: February 26, 2013, 11:47:42 AM »
Thanks for the tip. Love the picture!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Open up and Say Ahhh...
« on: February 24, 2013, 11:54:03 AM »
EF 70-300mm IS USM... and no amount of post processing could get rid of it.

Does the lens comes with the hood and case? I know the listing says it's a white box removed from a kit, but has the warranty card. How about the other regular accessories?

Pricewatch Deals / Re: watch out for Big Value
« on: February 12, 2013, 07:14:06 AM »
Got my 5D Mark III ($2599) from Big Value. Very fast shipping. Full USA warranty. Fast response to a couple questions I had. Very good customer service.

Canon General / Re: Post-Processing Woes
« on: February 10, 2013, 10:04:05 PM »
I try to keep the lighting in the room the same... dark with ambient lighting positioned as not to cause glare on the screen. I say dark because the surrounding environment can cause distraction and even color cast, tricking your eyes into seeing the photo differently than it would display otherwise. Minimizing the modules on the LR interface and changing the background to black also seems to aid in helping your eyes visualize the proper exposure and color correction. I say "proper" and not "correct" because for the most part, post processing is a subjective experience.

That being said, what looks good to you today may not look right to you tomorrow. Even when all other factors are equal, our own subjective opinions may change.

I've also noticed that upgrading from LR3 to LR4 has changed my opinion on how the process many of my images. I've gone back numerous times and updated the process to rework the photo in LR4. With the improved controls, there are ever more possibilities within our reach to manipulate a photo to increase its eye appeal.

Video & Movie / Re: The Blizzard of 2013 Time Lapse
« on: February 10, 2013, 10:57:43 AM »
But i kinda like the jumpiness too, and to some extent it was intentional. I'm a big fan of stop animation, so i kind of like the look of time lapses that don't try too hard to be video.  Does that make sense?

If that's the look you're shooting for, it looks great.

Video & Movie / Re: The Blizzard of 2013 Time Lapse
« on: February 10, 2013, 09:04:24 AM »
Don't listen to all the rude and obnoxious posts (which seem to be a large percentage of what you find on this forum). You video took a lot of effort in adverse conditions and turned out well. My only advice would be to try shortening the interval between shots for moving subjects such as traffic so the overall video appears smoother. I, for one, enjoyed your video. Thanks for posting it.

Video & Movie / Re: The Blizzard of 2013 Time Lapse
« on: February 10, 2013, 02:50:19 AM »

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