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Macro / Re: Tulips
« on: May 02, 2013, 07:40:53 PM »
Nice, I like the last one the best as it has some texture. Red is brutal on the camera sensor, especially on bright days.
Sharing 2 of mine that I took last weekend at the annual tulip festival near me. The weather was overcast/cloudy/rainy and shot using my 5D3 + 100L Macro (love this lens).

Untitled by sleepnever, on Flickr

Untitled by sleepnever, on Flickr

Look fairly nice. One thing I would overly stress, is lay off on the HDR and oversaturation. I've been to too many houses that looked amazing in the photos, only to end up at an absolute sh--thole of a house, yard, etc. That's my biggest pet peeve with Real Estate Photographers right now. I guess though, that's what gets people there. Its like McDonalds showing you that Big Mac and when you get it, it doesn't match the picture either =)

Lenses / Re: 135mm vs. 100mm macro
« on: April 28, 2013, 12:56:45 PM »
I bought the 100L just recently because I like the fun/challenge of finding interesting macro subjects, but also it doubles as a great portrait lens. This thing is insane wide open on my 5D3 at 2.8 and only gets better as I stop down. My 24-70L Mk1 hasn't been on my camera for a while. The IS is nice and the lens has actually taught me to use MF instead of AF.

I'm curious, just because I don't know any better, why those like Neuro, would take the 135 or 200 f/2 w/o IS at that focal length over something with it?

Lenses / Re: Found a Canon 35mm f/1.4L lens for $900...
« on: April 28, 2013, 12:49:47 PM »
I would buy the Sigma 35mm 1.4 A series over the Canon 35 1.4. I used my buddy's on my 5D3 for a week and wide open until about 3.2, the CA is just awful. Sure you can remove it in post, but why bother when you can grab the Sigma which is insanely sharp and about $400 cheaper? =) I have a contact on Flickr that shoots street photography with the Sigma and he can't get enough of it. His shots are insanely sharp too.

The Sigma 35 1.4 A is next on my list.

Canon General / Re: Why do you do Photography?
« on: April 25, 2013, 01:50:42 PM »
It gets me out of the house and usually to places I wouldn't go in any other circumstance. It allows me to explore areas around me that I didn't know were there and see some really cool things. It's a great challenge, but also a great relaxer when I'm out there. And it fills the void in my artsy side since I quit drawing and such years ago. Very expensive hobby =)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
« on: April 23, 2013, 10:48:51 PM »
Interesting. Never seen that complaint. I couldn't wait to go from my Rebel T2i's viewfinder to the 5D3's. It'd be hard to go back.

I'd be all over a 50 A series to upgrade my canon 50 1.8 II. I can't justify the jump to the 1.4 because it really isn't that much better optically for the money and I don't have $1600 for the L version. I'd love a 50 A that is the same quality in every way as their 35 A. I want that 35 A too =)

.. My go to is Costco. For the price it's tough to beat the quality, plus it's a great excuse for a $1.50 hotdog and soda.
Ha! So true. Same here.

Lenses / Re: Insurance on camera equipment
« on: April 17, 2013, 09:49:54 PM »
I pay a whole $9/mo extra on my homeowner's insurance to insure all my gear, but again, its for personal use.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: April 06, 2013, 11:32:44 PM »
Man, those look so much crisper vs my 24-70 MKI. If it was $1500, I'd get one in a heart beat.

Abstract / Re: Transit of Mercury - Hydrogen Alpha
« on: March 28, 2013, 08:43:39 AM »
Ok, I'l bite. =) What exactly are those of us not informed on "Transit of Mercury - Hydrogen Alpha" looking at and what gear did you shoot this with on the 5D3?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 21, 2013, 08:33:08 AM »
From DPReview :


So yes, basically the same camera.
That is AWFUL Canon. What the hell?

Its basically Amazon Prime for Lens Rentals. My first time renting with LR was over the Christmas season. I used their 1 week coupon for a 70-200 2.8 IS II. Shipping both ways was $30. If I did that 3x I'd more than pay the cost of rental shipping.

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