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Canon General / Re: Should I get into this industry?
« on: August 17, 2013, 09:59:23 PM »
i wouldn't suggest photography as a job to anyone. well, not anyone i cared for. I'm also against turning something you like to do into a job. it sounds good, but in reality it's not. not in my exp anyway. photography isn't my 9-5. i dislike my 9-5 and i think i want to keep it that way.

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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 17, 2013, 01:43:27 PM »
Think I have bought and sold and swapped between the 85 L and a 70200 six seven times. But indeed the AF just kills it for me with the 85.

I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)

so what are you going with?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 5 versus Photoshop Elements 11
« on: August 11, 2013, 10:36:05 PM »
I use PSE for cloning, panos, dust removal and a couple other little things, and DXO for everything else. I shoot RAW. a friend of mine is always pushing me to get lightroom but i can do everything i've ever dreamed of doing to a photo, so i just don't see the need. he like sorting files by camera and focal length and if your into that sort of weird stuff i hear LR is just the ticket.

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Street & City / Re: Reprimanded for a photograph
« on: August 09, 2013, 01:31:40 PM »
sweet sweet dubai. http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2013/Apr/130415emmet.htm

BTW- that photo is making me randy !  ;)

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Technical Support / Re: Tripod and Tripod Head Question
« on: August 04, 2013, 12:42:19 PM »
i wouldn't disagree with what has been said here, but for some reason i thought i'd add that if 30degrees is enough movement for you, and you don't have any certain need for an AS plate ( load balancing or whatever) AND if 35.4 inches folded length isn't a problem for you, you might want to give this http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/302815-REG/Berlebach_BE3032_3032_Wood_Tripod_Legs.html a look. i very much like mine.  so if you are cool with the points i just mentioned, you won't even need a ballhead, or plates, and you could consider yourself that much richer!

actually, just remembered that i think they offer the same thing in a 3 section version, so the closed length is less so if that's you only hangup consider it solved. i don't think it's stocked in the USA, but from what i've seen they sell direct, and ship very quickly. also going direct gives you extra options like a 3/8 camera stud instead of 1/4 if you like, and different finishes. anyway....

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damn, just realized that i used loctite on my camera plates. well, i'll probably never need to remove them anyway, but i bet they'll still come undone if needed. oh well. actually, by the time i'm ready to offload my 5d, the plate might be worth more than the camera. funny digital...

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I don't know, and i bet so.  they are to me anyway;D

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Canon General / anyone here?
« on: July 26, 2013, 08:54:01 PM »
sure it's nikon but i've got some stuff made by people other than canon. sometimes i even use it!
 seriously, is this rig nuts? I've never seen anything like it.

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4 lens chicken...
« on: July 25, 2013, 09:23:38 PM »
i haven't found any quirks on my 5d or 5dmk3. all good.

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in the market for a manfrotto 150prob? i've got a minty one i need to get out of here.

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i just popped in to see how this was going, and from what i can see the most entertaining aspect of this thread are the sweet "princess bride" lines. neuro, you are the man.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: First Canon body for 300mm f2.8 primes?
« on: July 11, 2013, 08:05:02 PM »
sorry about your friend.

 I have a 300mm 2.8 IS and a 5dmk1. i wouldn't recommend that combo. In fact i never was fully pleased with my 300 until i got a 5dmk3. on the other hand my 5dmk1 matched with my 70-200mm 2.8 nonIS works very well and seems on par with my 5mk3+300mm combo(IQ wise), but that's a different story.

 basically- 5dmk1 + very low light levels = not so great AF tracking. one shot is actually pretty good. also you'd be best off never using anything but the center AF. ever.

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Lenses / Re: Lens Resolution fact or fiction?
« on: July 08, 2013, 07:39:51 PM »
Resolution of a lens is fine, but you need to have a sensor with enough pixels to capture it.

You also need to be able to take advantage of that resolution.

I do have to laugh a bit at people who use phones with outrageous number of pixels and expect to get the same results as a camera with a lens meant for optimal capture of images.

First off, the ULTIMATE resolution of a lens is based on its linear size, the larger the front element, the higher the resolution the lens is capable. You can stick on a CCD/CMOS with more pixels but if the lens is incapable of the resolution, the added data is simply an upsampled version of what was there. IE No meaningful improvement.

say whaa?

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Landscape / Re: My photo on the Bing home page today!
« on: July 06, 2013, 01:39:17 PM »
Did they pay you? Or are they profiting off of you at no cost?

just what i was going to ask.

   i also prefer the second shot and i think it's certainly cool your shot made it to the Bing(whatever that is, i use google  ;) ) home page.

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