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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Can someone help me with low light settings
« on: October 14, 2012, 11:20:50 PM »
when I bounce flash or use my home-grown diffuser, my flash is more accurate if I flip the built in diffuer over the flash's frensel lens first. Dunno why. Prob just my stupid sigma. I dont like that flash lol

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Lighting / Re: Question about color temp of strobes
« on: October 14, 2012, 08:22:16 PM »
Yup If your flash is matched to daylight, it will be a warmer feeling (cooler on kelvin scale) than cloudy. I think daylight is about 5200, and cloudy is about 6000, and shade can reach about 7000! a subject in the shade with a flash fill light will have a pretty cold feel to the background. On an interesting not, I was looking at the metadada on a bunch of flash-fired shots, and on "auto white balance" with flash activated the temps were all over. Not sure how AWB decides on the temp when using flash

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United States / Re: Fall Foliage Trip - Your advice please.
« on: October 14, 2012, 08:09:21 PM »
Actually, I had fun in some of the caverns in that area too!

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United States / Re: Fall Foliage Trip - Your advice please.
« on: October 14, 2012, 08:08:16 PM »
Haha, true! I was glad I had one tidbit of advice! The nikon d800 with its 460 megapickles and magical over-the-possible-limit of DR from Dxo, is all I would bring. And the kit lens is nice enough, because the more megapickles makes it superior to canon L glass, which is just over priced. If you dont have a D800 or maybe the d3100 you should just stay home, your trip will be meaningless otherwise. the Ipone has a great screen protector. My 1DX has glitches. I've only ever used my 5dIII for video, and I need to take a pic, how do I do it!?

Haha ok enough cliche' I hope more people help you out!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Camera Modes
« on: October 14, 2012, 08:03:12 PM »
sometimes when I am using flash in AV mode im like "Gar, why cant I tell it I want a certain shutter speed, Just a bit faster, but not the '60' minimum in the menu. then Im like, oh yeah, and turn the dial to "M"

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Death in Sri Lanka
« on: October 14, 2012, 07:58:33 PM »
very nice. What lens, if I may ask?

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Portrait / Re: Ruined photo, or rescue opportunity?
« on: October 13, 2012, 11:34:16 PM »
I shot my first wedding for a friend this summer, same situation as your first wedding was, money issues, so I volunteered. It was a very small wedding, with divorced parents that didnt get along. My group shots weren't the best. Reception was in a small room, so for the cake cutting to have an audiance the bride and groom were pretty much backed against the wall, with a long table infront of them. No good angle. In the end after PP work was all done and I gave them the shots, they were so ecited about how great the shots were and that I am so talented yadda yadda. Im sure they will love them. Also being a mechanic for 9 years i know what it is like to work a whole day for crap-pay. gotta love the family's broken stuff. If they insist you take the money dont hesitate lol.

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United States / Re: Fall Foliage Trip - Your advice please.
« on: October 13, 2012, 10:55:51 PM »
Grayson highlands in s.w. virginia had very nice foliae when I went. Plus wild horses. If you want the best foliage, plan a week earlier and head north next year. NH and VT are pretty amazing with all the maples

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dx, or d800e?
« on: October 13, 2012, 09:02:24 PM »
5dIII is my dream, you already got it! 1dx is my dream if I were already dreaming and using my 5dIII. Id go for the 200/2, but im also just shooting a 60D, and my best lens was 450 bucks cant go wrong with any of it im sure

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Site Information / Re: Missing Persons -- Brian??
« on: October 13, 2012, 03:11:46 PM »
I noticed an absence of his posts as well. if i didnt see a post with a response from Brian, spokane, neuro, or RLphoto i would think I was in the wrong forum :-P

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Technical Support / Re: 5D Mark III Hot Pixels
« on: October 09, 2012, 09:38:08 PM »
Yeah 99% of sensors have hot or dead pixels, but the factory basically maps them out and disables them before they go out. A manual clean "watches" the pixels the whole time and disables the hot/broken ones so you never see them again. eventually my 18MP camera might be a 17mp lol

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Technical Support / Re: 60D Not Autofocusing :(
« on: October 09, 2012, 09:31:32 PM »
Try using the full auto mode (green box lol) and see if it focuses. There are some custom ways to set what the shutter button does in the menu, but it should still work in green-box mode even if the settings are screwy

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Technical Support / Re: Event Shooting: Camera Picture Style Setting
« on: October 09, 2012, 09:12:32 PM »
I would use standard picture style, depending on the type of event. Portrait would end up being kinda soft and warmer than you may like. Canon's have trouble getting indoor light temperature right, so this may be a bigger concern. Indoor light is often too warm looking on a canon in Jpeg. So I would set the temperature to tungston right off and give it a looksee. Matching your flash might be important. I would proably Gel my flash's to match the indoor color temp. Jpeg isnt too bad. The in-camera rendering of noise and colors is pretty impressive.

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I own that lens and mine does not make that noise at all, let me go shake it.... it has a slight noise when i shake it, but nothing moves. Mine was soft from factory, anf I sent it to tamron under warranty, and they adjusted it, much better. Still not a very high contrast lens tho.

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Portrait / Re: My photos look so dull
« on: October 03, 2012, 10:13:31 PM »

Is it just my lens thats so crappy? 50mm 1.8II L(ens hood attached)? OR my 1100D camera? It just doesnt look so shiny awesome like i want. Like so "mellow" contrast only. Or is it just the post processing? Feel free to give my photos a try.

Thanks already

My 50 f/1.8ii gives the same feel. It is an excellent lens as far as sharpness goes and the 1.8 is nice. But it has no saturation or contrast. I shot a wedding last weekend and the 50mm's images all needed retouching, to make them look punchy, where some of the shots from my 17-70 sigma almost seemed too punchy and saturated. every lens has it's strong points. My canon 28mm f/2.8 is very vivid and sharp! but not very versatile. I like lightroom but if you shoot Jpeg try making a custom picture style, thats a normal landscape style, but add +2 saturation. That livens up the 50mm a lot!

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