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PowerShot / Re: Phones better then Canons Compact Cameras
« on: January 03, 2013, 06:07:26 PM »
user reviews on the nikon d600 and d800 are both below 4/5 stars from everywhere, except DXO of course. The 6d, 5d mkII and 5dmkIII are all above 4.4ish/5. I guess flinging oil around like a factory machine and left focus issues outweight the DXO scores and on-paper specs. I must say the d600 looks great on paper.

PowerShot / Re: Boy Scout Photography Class - Thoughts?
« on: January 03, 2013, 06:00:53 PM »
I was a scout and would have loved this opportunity. There will always be immature nit-wits around that age group though. Macro might be cool for the younger guys. the history of gun-cotton and exploding photographers, and the camera obscura might be neat. lens-rentals has some neat articles and facts about the history. Goodf luck!

Lenses / Re: A few words on Adorama's customer service
« on: December 29, 2012, 12:58:56 PM »
I have had good luck with Adorama as well

Technical Support / Re: Repairing Scratches - 5D MKIII
« on: December 27, 2012, 08:52:18 PM »
Better have it repaired, you wouldn't want people to think you're not a top-notch photog if they see the scratches on your camera.

On a technical note, the scratches might let some light through, even the smallest amount of light penetrating the body can affect exposure metering so best to have it repaired.

That was a joke right? scratches in the body won't affect anything and I wouldnt worry about it, and there will be no light leak issue, unless you got the only 5dmKIII made of clear plastic.

Macro / A small(pun intended) game
« on: December 19, 2012, 10:49:59 PM »
So, I am going to post some crops of some random macro shots I took this evening with my 50/1.8+25mm Kenko extension tube, and you guys make your best guess at what The shots are of. After a few people guess, I will post the full image, or explain or both. Have fun!
I think I shall do 4 at a time for now, I have more.

Portrait / Re: Need some advice- shooting at Staples Center
« on: December 19, 2012, 08:10:17 PM »
Id go with the 24-105, and 50mm as well. My T1i was a little noisy above 1600 ISO, I hope you won;t need a real High ISO. My advice from shooting under pressure,

shoot in RAW: better noise reduction avail in post as well as other modifications

Find a good balance between analyzing each shot, and spray-and pray: Ive over-done both situations and found few keepers, but with a good balance I end up with more keepers

chances are if they picked you, they have seen some of your work, and you have more talent than them, and they will like what you shoot, so dont stress (I cant actually do this in practice)

EOS Bodies / Re: It's Christmas Eve !!
« on: December 19, 2012, 05:54:10 PM »
I bought myself a house for X-mas haha. But it probably only cost a tad more than that car, so... I'm shooting with my 60D and sigma/tamron crap haha

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon patent for digital back for 35mm SLR
« on: December 18, 2012, 06:11:40 PM »
Id buy one. a current sensor, just reused, nothing fancy, and you could have a pro quality full frame for a few hundred

someone at a restaurant with an i-phone trying to take a picture: "Ugh, this phone is such a...." and he trailed off.... I said loud enough for people to hear my responce "phone?"

High image quality needs large sensors, large sensors need larger lenses, and more space. I like the ruggedness of an SLR, and the holdability, speed and low-light abilities, A mirrorless does not interest me unless it would fit in my pocket, otherwise i want an SLR

Lenses / Re: Which (if any) non-L lenses are enviro-sealed?
« on: December 13, 2012, 08:16:45 PM »
anyone know how the sealing is on the 6D? I have heard the 5dII is so-so, but it was a more "pro" cam than the 6d is intended

I would like to keep my 60D of I got a 6D, but have a feeling im too poor for that option haha. Im still thinking about a 5dMkII but im a sucker for high-iso Low-noise.

I want one. The high ISO reports sold me over the 5dII. I have a 60D and have got very fluid with it, altho the 9 AF points all correspond to a spot on the D-pad. 11 Is going to be interesting to choose with a D-pad. I think I would  rather see 8 cross type like the 60D, and the super sensitive -3EV center. Or maybe the 7D AF, although I have heard complaints about that as well.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Using 1DX in very low temperatures
« on: December 10, 2012, 12:54:16 PM »
I had my Rebel T1i with me for a 2 hour walk in the woods in 15-20 degree(f) and ther LCD got slow and dark, but never stopped working. I also was running a kit 18-55 IS lens and 55-250IS. switched between them a few times, kept the lens not in use in a baggie (to keep pocket lint out) in my outside coat pocket, so the lens would stay cold and dry and not fog. I have also shot multiple long exposures in a row in near zero(f) temps on a tripod with no probs

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: T4i vs 60D comparisons
« on: December 03, 2012, 09:18:04 PM »
I had a T1i before my 60D, and the viewfinder really surprised me at first, I remember being in love at first sight-ing. I also wanted the rigidity of the 60D, the rebel flexed and creaked when I manipulated it with one hand and a 300mm Lens. Most people dont have the ape-like rock crushing mitt's that I do, and wouldnt swing a 300mm lens around one handed, but when I am busy messing with gear things get held in 1 hand. I also liked the larger deeper 60D grip. Battery life in actual usage increased a ton also, with the rear screen not being needed to shoot. 60D has a decent amount faster shutter rate than the rebel did, providing you have enough light to meter correctly and use one-shot AF, the tracking AF slows it down a lot.  I swear the 60D has more DR also, alot less of my shots with a sky in the background are blown-out I have noticed. Maybe I got better at shooting, but I doubt it :-P.

EOS Bodies / Re: What will be the issue with the 6D
« on: November 29, 2012, 06:31:38 PM »
I have a feeling the 6D wont need any method to select a focus point other than center. focus/recompose is probably the name of the 6D game

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