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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: April 21, 2013, 04:44:34 PM »
Hi all, thanks for the kind comments. Im ok didnt get ran over. Came bloody close though on a few occassions.The horse pic is a horse pic, its not a construction of 20 images as im not clever enough to do that but you have given me an idea....hmmmm!!!. I was with some fellow photographers and the guy who ran it told me all the horses in the Camargue are owned by someone. Some live on farms others out in the marshland. Anyhow, heres a one to show how close they got and where using a 1D series really came in handy. Standing in a marsh with my waders when they ran past wasnt my cleverest idea. Still doing stupid stuff for a picture is something we all on here appreciate. My wife on the other hands just thinks we're all nuts. Ive kept the best stuff for my little web site.

The first one here is spectacular!

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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 21, 2013, 04:35:54 PM »
... but what seems to to be hard for many is that it now seems that this particular third party lens is actually better than its original counterpart...

Canon has been over taken in the sensor department by Sony/Nikon and now they're being overtaken in the lens department.


But you're overlooking that fact that the EOS system delivers.

Me or Dilbert? :) I agree, the EOS works great, and I have no plans on switching

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Lenses / Re: which lens to keep
« on: April 21, 2013, 03:45:06 PM »
You have a APS-H and a full frame... I would say that with the improvement on your 5d III the loss of a stop will not affect you too much. Keep the 24-105 and get a couple of primes like suggested.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 21, 2013, 03:24:56 PM »
With all due respect to the direction this thread has taken (talk about getting off topic!), Canon is still the leader in both patents filed and overall profit.  It is a highly rated corporation that has a legacy of success that continues into the present.  Do they frustrate me at times?  Sure.  Do I agree with every one of their priorities? No.  But I love my Canon gear and it continues to provide me with great images that pleases my clients, stock agencies, and even magazines.  I highly doubt bankruptcy is in their near future.

+ 1

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Very graphic! And the plane is a good touch... :)

Is your sensor dirty?

thx...one plane after another every minute, that part was easy.  getting the right location for composition so that my shot didn't have any names viewable on a headstone was tougher.

sensor - i don't think so, why?

11 O'clock right over the treeline over the lane

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And yes, the tile floors and stool seats are a dead giveaway that this is not an exterior location, so good luck arguing with me.

No one cares that the best low-light performance camera along with the best low-light performance lens can take good shots in low-light conditions. Tell us something we don't know, please.

How very sad!

The OP presents the only thing that actually matters in photography, - photos. Does it matter if the capture could have been gotten with other gear? He has found a combo that works great for him, and conveys it in an entusiastic manner. God forbid that people are actually thrilled about something....

Is it me, or have the discussions on the latest threads taken a sour/foul turn? I find more and more that people are out to arrest eachother, rather than participating in a constructive kind spirited discourse that will benefit us all.

G.

Actually I don't think it's you. I agree with you on that. There's alot of aggression and insults for no apparent reasons. I felt I used to be able to post really any questions showing my ignorance and still get very polite and informative answers and not getting shot down. Now I won't, on the other hand I might be a part of it without knowing it.


J

:) me too without been aware of it.

Spring is upon us, and hopefully more sun-more ceratonin-more fun :)

Like you I have benefitted tremendously from the collective wisdom and konsensus of this forum. Pity if this sentiment is destroyed by petty individuals.

G.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 21, 2013, 04:08:32 AM »
... but what seems to to be hard for many is that it now seems that this particular third party lens is actually better than its original counterpart...

Canon has been over taken in the sensor department by Sony/Nikon and now they're being overtaken in the lens department.

Another can of worms altogether :) I am not knowledgeable enough to pass judgement on that matter, nor do I want to. All I know is that it is more than good enough for me as it is now. I truly do not believe that it is the "inferior" sensor from Canon that is keeping me from being great! ;)

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And yes, the tile floors and stool seats are a dead giveaway that this is not an exterior location, so good luck arguing with me.

No one cares that the best low-light performance camera along with the best low-light performance lens can take good shots in low-light conditions. Tell us something we don't know, please.

How very sad!

The OP presents the only thing that actually matters in photography, - photos. Does it matter if the capture could have been gotten with other gear? He has found a combo that works great for him, and conveys it in an entusiastic manner. God forbid that people are actually thrilled about something....

Is it me, or have the discussions on the latest threads taken a sour/foul turn? I find more and more that people are out to arrest eachother, rather than participating in a constructive kind spirited discourse that will benefit us all.

G.

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Um, the first photo you posted is of 6 girls in their panties in a place called "Temptations Ladyboy Bar". And believe me, I'm 23 and the last thing I am is offended by this, but please don't call it "street photography.

Why on earth not?!!! On the contrary, I think the first shot captures the essence of street photography, whether it is actually outside or not. That picture will withstand time and could be a semiotic symbol representing a particular part of some culture in a particular point in time/history.

Sanj, I again applaud you for a great picture which actually tells a story, and please do not pay heed to sour nay-sayers.

G.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 21, 2013, 02:18:20 AM »
What I have found is that  the bokeh is very similar, the Sigma render the back ground little bit smoother, the Sigma lens has higher sharpness/resolution  and good resolution in the corners even at 1,4  where Canon 35mm  is very soft.

I agree so far the sigma 35 has been an outstanding lens for me
also I thinkt he sigma renders colours a little warmer which I like, maybe 200K on the lightroom slider
Many times I can't tell a good picture from a not so good picture, my eyes are not so good and I am not skilled enough. Having said that I am still very happy with my 35L. I think it delivers great character in the images I capture, maybe the Sigma is better but I still wouldn't make a change as it simply doesn't makes sense. First of all since it's not a priority, I have other priorities gear-wise, secondly as I have said before, the 35L has proven itself over soon 15 years, we still don't know how the Sigma will keep up over years of hard use. But competition ie always good and I hope Sigma keeps launching new exciting lenses to push both Nikon and Canon to improve even further.

I almost bought a 35L before the sigma came out, glad i held off I bought a used 135 f2L with the savings
:D

I dont think the 35L is bad at all I just think the sigma is better (personal opinion only)
I think you came out of it better than me then  ;) with two great lenses. From all I understand the Sigma is better than the 35L, that's just how it goes. As I said, the competion will only make things better for us users. Next purchase I hope to be able to get that kind of deal you got.

+1. Well said. I also believe that tough competition will make Canon better. We are not talking about switching a system for another, but for some a lens. Canon shooters have bought third party lenses all the time (i.e. With the understanding that people give up quality for a lower price), but what seems to to be hard for many is that it now seems that this particular third party lens is actually better than its original counterpart...

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Software & Accessories / Re: Induro C314 vs CT314
« on: April 20, 2013, 05:29:07 PM »
I borrowed two different induro CT's, one with a Gimbal Head to support the Canon 800 F5,6L, and one with a ball Head to support the Canon 500 F4.0L IS II USM. Never have I tried a better tripod. Its tough, lightweight (carbon), very stable. Myself I have two Manfrottos and a Benro monopod. That will change when I get the money :)

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Great shot! Reminds me of this Japanese photographer (his name escapes me at the moment) which had this huge project portraying the prostitution scene with candid street shots.

I wish I had the same combo you do! :)

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I realize a lot of people don't print as much as before, but when you do how do you do it? Do you print at home or you go to the store? I used the printer at the pharmacy stores and i got so mad looking at the quality. I dont need magazine quality but I don't need garbage either. I am thinking about canon pixma pro printer but then I'm worried I'm not going to be using it enough to justify the cost. Please share your experience. I'm especially interested to know if there's any online services that can produce decent prints at okay price. Thx in advance.

Depends on the size. If A3+ or smaller I print home on my Pixma Pro 1 and LOVE the result. If bigger, I print on the main camerastore in Oslo, and am happy with the results, also because they have great quality control.

Remember that if you buy the Pixma Pro series you should preferably print (size does not matter, so it can be very small) once a week to prevent it from drying out, thus having to waste a lot of ink when enabling the program to get it rinsed. Ink is always an issue, but it takes many type of 3 party papers, thus giving you the chance to print on excellent paper like Canson and Hanhemuhle and other great paper sources.

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TY!  That one was especially tricky because I had the couple framed at the edge, where the distortion would be the worst.  I did do some work in LR to reduce the distortion.
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With a great result! What kind of light set-up did you use for it?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Just bought a 6D
« on: April 18, 2013, 03:36:44 PM »
I've been using my 7D for a couple years, but have been dying to get a full frame for a while.  I debated selling the 7D and getting a 5DIII, but decided to keep the 7D and pick up a 6D.  I can use them both with my 24-105L and 70-300L lenses.  I love the reach and speed of the 7D for birds/sports.

On my 7D I've used auto ISO with a maximum of 800.  What would you suggest is a comparable maximum ISO for the 6D?

Thanks.

Of course this depends on what you find acceptable. On my 1ds III I hardly go over 800, and on my 5D II I have gotten great shots on 3200. After playing with the 6D for a fem days I would be comfortable to go to 6400.

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