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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Too good to be true?
« on: February 03, 2013, 11:44:51 AM »
Rule of thumb: If it seems to good to be true, it probably is. There are a lot of bait and switch schemes on the web. Be careful. Caveat Emptor. "Buyer Beware"

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Help to make my decision.
« on: February 03, 2013, 11:38:28 AM »
6D or 5D Mark III if you can afford it. I got my 5D3 for $2600. Keep on the lookout for deals. If you can afford it, keep your 7D and 17-55. You'll miss it if you sell it. If your 18-135 is the first edition, sell it or give it away. It's a piece of crap, for lack of a better description. Actually if there was a EF mount on a real piece of crap, it might take better photos. Obviously, you know that already, since you don't use it anymore.

Lenses / Re: Resistance to Larger Filter Size, Kills Great Lenses?
« on: February 03, 2013, 11:26:21 AM »
Indeed! The sheer size would have totally made me want to get it!!! I love feeling beast when walking around with huge lenses... Mainly my 300 2.8, so... I need a huge walkaround lens to help!!!

lol... Me too. That would be a awesome looking lens! The bigger the better! I think the decision to not release the IS version was about the price point rather than filter size. The 24-70 IS could be the new number one lens used by pros, but $3000+ would send most people running to Tamron or other cheaper alternatives.

EOS Bodies / Re: making a case for that crop body camera
« on: February 03, 2013, 11:15:02 AM »
Crop body = 1.6x extra reach. Talking about the 7D, you also get 8fps. That's just awesome. After buying the 5D Mark III, I was planning on selling my 7D and EF-S lenses, but I decided against it. Other than the first two reasons listed, the main reason I couldn't part with it was my EF-S 17-55. I love that lens so much that I had to keep a body to use it with.

Site Information / Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« on: February 03, 2013, 11:07:41 AM »
I support free speech. I also support the right to kick someone out of my house that I don't like, or tell somebody to shut up if I don't like what they're saying, if they're in my home. The same should go for websites. Moderators have the right to moderate on a site, for whatever reason. It's their website, not yours. They have the right to allow or disallow any information they want. Someone said that moderators are required by law to remove posts. No they're not. Maybe in Iran or North Korea. Not in the free world.

Last week I received a battery grip for my 5D Mark III from eBay, along with two batteries, all made by DSTE from China. The battery grip feels very solid and is identical in style and function to the Canon BG-E11, having the same buttons and side loading battery tray. It also comes with the AA battery tray. Communication with the camera worked flawlessly, and it reported that a BG-E11 was connected. The camera also reported individual battery information with the grip attached.

The DSTE batteries are 2600mAh and fully decoded. You can charge them in the original Canon charger, and they show battery information in the camera.

For $72 and free shipping, I would highly recommend this grip and also the DSTE batteries for those price conscious photographers who aren't afraid to use third party accessories.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Open up and Say Ahhh...
« on: February 03, 2013, 10:26:46 AM »
A couple more...

Animal Kingdom / Open up and Say Ahhh...
« on: February 03, 2013, 10:25:15 AM »
Some shots of Mekong catfish taken in northern Thailand...

Which one is better? increase ISO from 6400 to 10k or push aperture to F1.8.

It depends on what look you want. If you don't mind a more shallow field of focus, then opening the aperture wider would be better because it would allow a faster shutter speed and lower ISO which equals less noise/ cleaner picture. If you need more of your shot in focus, then you'll have to push the ISO up along with the F-stop. If the 6D's noise performance is anything like the 5D3, then 10K ISO should still produce very useable pictures. Use what you need to get the shot you want.

Canon General / Re: Why did you choose Canon?
« on: January 26, 2013, 08:51:14 PM »
...and before I get a hundred angry posts, please read the words, "kidding," and "sarcasm," as they apply to the post above. (Although Canon really DOES have a cooler looking strap.)

Canon General / Re: Why did you choose Canon?
« on: January 26, 2013, 08:48:00 PM »
I don't like the red arrow and the yellow straps on the Nikons.

Yes, really.

I totally agree. Canon's red and black straps with bold white lettering are what sold it for me. The "cool" factor was just overwhelming. Nikon doesn't have that. Everyone here knows that how a camera looks on the outside will reflect the image quality on the inside. Better looking strap = better camera and better photographs. :P

Oh, BTW... my Avatar picture is my DSLR video rig. (I shoot lots of video). And the quote under my name is in Latin. Translated in English it states, "Anything said in Latin sounds profound."

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D to 5D Mk III - Pull the trigger?
« on: January 26, 2013, 06:40:29 AM »
Just do it! Buy one. Join the club.

Hmmm, let me see if I can explain this... I'm FAT, I'm a DADDY, and you'd never guess my last name. :)

Software & Accessories / Re: Noise in Lightroom vs DPP
« on: January 26, 2013, 06:19:18 AM »
No, you don't have to use DPP to import photos for use in LR. A quick glance at the two pictures looks as if we're dealing with two different exposure settings. Are you sure that all the settings are the same in both programs? If not, we're comparing apples to oranges.

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