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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Photos from Fuji X100s
« on: March 01, 2013, 11:48:01 AM »
I want this camera as a light weight carry-around!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Obama using Canon!
« on: March 01, 2013, 11:38:35 AM »
Not sure if you have seen this? :)

Which lens is this? A 35 1.4L?

Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: February 28, 2013, 03:19:06 AM »
Here is a couple I took a couple of days ago. Critique is welcome. It was shot with 5D II and 135L @F2.0

Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: February 28, 2013, 03:16:30 AM »
Shot for Dodo Bird poster

I really like this one!

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 12,800ISO 5DMKIII Images
« on: February 27, 2013, 11:40:21 AM »
So this is the first time I have really used the camera above 3200ISO as I think the results at 3200 are amazing. In this case I couldn't be bothered to set up a tripod or my flash set up, so used this as a little test.

My car was in for a service and BMW gave me a new F30 3 series as a courtesy car. First time I have driven one and the interiors are really nice so thought I would take a few pics add them to the BMW forum im apart of.

Anyway the results are incredible. Minimal editing in post with a little NR 30 luminance on PS CS5.5. All was shot with available light, shot at night so that was the interior light of the car. Shot with my 24-105mm L and 100mm L.

Anyway if anyone else has any other images at 12,800 add them! What a camera.

BMW F30 3 Series interior by tom_scott88, on Flickr

BMW F30 3 Series interior, light console by tom_scott88, on Flickr

BMW F30 3 Series interior, centre console climate control by tom_scott88, on Flickr

BMW F30 3 Series interior, multifunction steering wheel by tom_scott88, on Flickr

BMW F30 3 Series interior, iDrive screen by tom_scott88, on Flickr

Brilliant shots, even regardless of the ISO. The composition is stellar imho, quite inspirational.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Exposing to the left?
« on: February 25, 2013, 01:05:32 AM »
This thread and its like is one of the reasons why I keep coming back here. I am learning tons.

I have a question though (as mentioned in some previous posts here where you explain that you switched cameras and they expose differently). Did you use the same lens? I would assume that while the camerasensor, metering system, DR and so forth on one side, the reflective properties of the material (i.e. the degree to which the subject you shoot sends back light), and the lens which is also a medium that light have to pass through would alter the process?

Lenses / Re: Help me decide... PLEASE
« on: February 25, 2013, 12:31:29 AM »
I agree that you should get the 600 in your situation. The range between the very good 400 you have and the 500 is not that big, ie. the 600 would give you more of a real distance. The three lenses you mention (the one you have, and the two others) are probably the best lenses you can get from Canon at all.

Thank you Mt Spokane, Neuro, and Rienzphotoz!  I will be sure to get one :)

Lenses / Re: Its official now. The new EF 100-400 from Canon is on its way!
« on: February 24, 2013, 03:38:50 PM »
I suggest that you consider purchasing a Visual Echoes "Better Beamer" to use with your flash.  In difficult low contrast situations, it will make a huge difference.  Its basically a fresnel lens that focuses your flash so that it can illuminate things like birds and wildlife at a distance.
Sold by Adorama, B&H, Amazon,  etc.  You must pick one that fits your exact flash unit.  For $36.95, you will gain a lot of capability in lighting at a distance.
BTW, here is a small bird shot with my 100-400mmL with a Better Beamer.

Interesting. I was not aware that such a thing existed, and now I see that it does and at low price too :) I could not find any at B&H for the 600 EX RT.....?

There we go:


Thanks for sharing ;)

@ISO800, x20 looks good to me. Look forward to see x100s performs at ISO3200 & 6400 in low light. :o

What about the fixed 35 mm equiv focal length? I'm not sure about it. What do you think?

Prior my purchase of RX1, I thought 50mm would be a great fixed lens.

After taking over 1k photos with RX1, I will take 35mm fixed over 50mm fixed compact camera anydays ;)

Here are some pics from RX1. 35mm. Shooting distance was around 3'- 4' from camera to subject(s).


Nice shots and a beautiful family :)

Did you boost the saturation in post, or does it indeed produce that much umph?:)

Lenses / Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« on: February 21, 2013, 01:32:49 PM »
Amazing lens IQ with the Sigma 35, that is for sure. Miles better than the Canon L.

However, I tried (2) copies and both had focusing issues in artificial light that my 35L's have not. It would front focus significantly when used in some indoor lighting (not all). I was constantly having to switch from 0 MA outdoors to +9 indoors (sometimes) and other times 0MA was fine. Drove me a bit insane.

Other then that quirk, it was incredible. I hope to try again in the future, as I don't want to give up on that amazing lens... I just know others have had the same exact issue happen with them and their 5D3, so it may be with that body only, who knows... Waiting to see more info as time goes on before rebuying, again.

Interesting. I have not had this problem, but that might also be because I have only used it on a 5D II and a 1Ds III, and not a 5D III. I had the chance to use it on a 1Dx this weekend, but did not think of it, as I was lucky enough to borrow the 500 F4.0L II :) But I will get the chance again.

I have had one issue with mine, a greenish cast on pictures taken in studio, but was told by the servicedep. that it was probably due to a sort of flare phenomenon.. Otherwise I have had a great time with it :)

Quasi, I think I can agree with you...which points to it being a single shot, rather than a panorama or some other multi-camera arrayed panorama.  It's still interesting to speculate. 

In selecting this, it wasn't because I thought it was compositionally a spectacular picture...I was just amazed by the detail.

I'm very ignorant of good portrait technique...but I will say this.  Most of the stuff I see, such as on facebook, where local photographers make their own little facebook page, and post family portraiture they've done...it just looks juvenile and stupid to me.  Especially where a small family is gathered around, pretending to laugh at something...or the shots where they're all jumping on a trampoline. 

That stuff certainly isn't boring, but it's not what I would define as good group portraiture, even if I did know anything about it.

I hear you :)

[This looks like a type of shot where the photographer had very limited time with all the people and had to throw them in together just to get the shot before they went their way.

as in 99,5% of all large group shots....

Which is understandable, but still results imho in a run of the mill boring shot which will not pass into the history books :)

Quasi, what's so horrendous about it?

IMHO it looks boring and too traditional, although it is a large group shot. There is also a lot of disturbing elements, like the people in front, the carpet, but mostly because of the way people are stacked up in an unnattural pose. In connection with the something anniversary of MGM? They had gathered many of the actors for a similar type of shot, but it was done much more interesting, with their poses, positions and the way they looked at the camera (I don't recall now where I saw that picture, but there was also a short video of the setup). This looks like a type of shot where the photographer had very limited time with all the people and had to throw them in together just to get the shot before they went their way.

Lenses / Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« on: February 18, 2013, 04:12:40 PM »
Heard a lot of good firsthand feedback about this lens. Tempted to get this one over the 35L  ::)

I have it, and like it a lot. Feels good to get photozone's approval though.... :) They check it in ways I cannot.

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