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You are getting good advise here. not sure if you are doing it, but during your cheating tests you need to be shooting at your max flash power. that's where the duration is the longest. lower power will get you a bit more speed due to the faster duration, but then that would defeat the purpose.  two other things though. from the look of the pics he is using the to get that small DOF. personally, i like to refer to it as "my" method, as i thought it up a few years ago, long before i ever heard of anyone actually doing it, and that a dude has his name attached to it. in the end, i don't think it's all that great anyway, but that's another story.  last thing- to help eek a bit more speed there is one other trick i know. now this is yoda stuff, so don't go around telling anyone, but since it's just you and me, here you go. sometimes you can hold your camera upside down. the black shutter will be on the top of the frame, and it won't see the flash. BUT it will see ambient, and many times the area above the subject is the sky, so flash wasn't going to do anything there anyway.

Animal Kingdom / Re: GODZILLA!
« on: October 23, 2012, 09:47:06 PM »
 i don't see any problems at all. they look good.

Lenses / Re: IQ of 24-105 and 700-300 lenses
« on: October 21, 2012, 08:27:23 PM »
Can't speak for the 70-300 stuff buy i rather like my 24-105mm. I just recently got it, but we are getting along well. you might care to know that there are lots of treviews out their done by well respected places that show it beating the 24-70mm f2.8 (v1) pretty handily. All while offering more range, and IS at a much lighter weight in exchange for 1 stop of speed. but of course sometimes you need that one stop, but often i find that if f4 won't do it, neither will f2.8, but that's subjective.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dx, or d800e?
« on: October 16, 2012, 06:05:49 PM »
after i posted that i thought about how the 1dx has that facial recognition thing and perhaps that info was being  used by the metering system. I could see that. heck i do see that, my little panasonic P&S does this. not very quickly, and not perfectly, but it certainly helps(in the case of my P&S).

Actually, i was shooting some video of my boys riding their bikes the other day and was using some auto mode, probably "p" mode. So i was watching the lcd while recording and a funny thing happened. well, i thought it was funny. little white boxes appeared around my kids faces, and followed them around the frame. plus it looked like it was taking the exposure of my boys faces into account. probably not weird if you are on a 1dx, but i'm on a 5dmk3. i didn't think it capable.

EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS-M to Ship Today in North America
« on: October 15, 2012, 09:22:50 PM »
thanks for posting, as it is info that some will find good. but i for one couldn't care less. i want a tiny FF model with a fast lens. perhaps even fixed. perhaps.

I don't have anything to add that hasn't already been said as to your possible cures, but i rather like the first shot you got. to me it's not lost at all. it's fantastic. I have the 70-200 2.8, and i find it to be a fabulous lens. i'm sure it's not the match of my 300 2.8 on my 5dmk3, but on my 5d i can't tell any difference. It's not a myth, it's a legend.   i should copyright that. 8)

Lenses / Re: DXO - lens reviews - 300mm f/2.8 IS II - that bad ???
« on: October 15, 2012, 10:44:13 AM »
have no fear, the canon 300mm2.8, any version, is awesome.

This is really starting to annoy me, as i use DXO software, almost exclusively, and i'm very pleased with it. but after a while of hearing and reading some of the silly things DXO says it makes me question what it is they are doing.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dx, or d800e?
« on: October 14, 2012, 11:06:30 PM »
So you guys like the 5dmk3's metering better than the 1dx? i've never really found any one meter to perform much better than any other, but i do remember a few on this site really talking up the 1dx's meter as such an improvement over the 5dmk3. hmmm. yeah, they all get tricked. lately i've been using my 5dmk3 with a +2/3 exp comp. your exp comp works to 5/8ths?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dx, or d800e?
« on: October 13, 2012, 08:43:44 PM »
I would hold your ground. I have many makes of cameras, but my digital stuff is canon. It isn't very hard to keep all the little quirks under control when you are dealing with film cameras. but, for me at least, the current state of digital camera tech has gotten so complicated that i'd likely get myself confused if i was swapping between nikon and canon. I would also not like to buy and learn another flash system. 

I've been wondering what to do in the area also. I don't use anything like "portrait pro" or anything. I will spot fix little things on key photos, but nothing that takes more than a few minutes. I will remove things like distracting or nasty looking air return grates from walls in the background, but not for every shot. I'd do it for all the formal shots, but after that, nope. removing people from photos is one of those things that the bride might think is an easy thing to do, but it most likely will be near impossible. good luck.

Lighting / phottix odin, thanks
« on: October 12, 2012, 01:24:33 PM »
just wanted to thank you guys who've spoken so highly of these flash triggers. i bought a set last week and I'm happy, and impressed. Even the firmware update went smoother than i could have hoped for. I've got a wedding in two weeks that i'll be soloing and these are going to be very handy. Thanks.

Lenses / Re: Canon should change name to Coma
« on: October 09, 2012, 08:58:12 PM »
from what i've seen nobody else offers anything much better, but it still stinks. I guess they just aren't optimized for such things for some reason. but at least they made a 20a and 60a for star shooters. that is far better than anyone else has done.

Video & Movie / fun movie shot with 7d/5d.
« on: October 07, 2012, 08:23:28 PM »
not shot by me, but a friend of my brothers is either in this movie, or helped make it, or both... yeah, i haven't gotten that figured out yet, but i was told it was shot on 7d and 5dmk2 equipment, with nikon glass.

 :o   wow! I'd really like to see how well the leica wide lenses work on it.

really, 7enderbender? I have a handful of old manual focus cameras, and i find my newest camera, the 5dmk3, much easier to focus manually. Not as good as a split prism system at times, but better overall. besides, if i wanted that i could just get one for my 5d.

 While i don't think that one shot of the city at night looks any more like reality than the canon shot, i do understand what you guys are saying. thanks.

one thing though. the guy starts out by saying that the 5dmk3 is better for high iso work, then doesn't show any samples.  at what iso does the BMC start to fall down, and how far?

-daveswan- now it looks like you'll have to finance a super computer, and a BMC.

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