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Landscape / Re: Help Me Get Better - Crashing Waves - Round 2
« on: November 27, 2012, 07:40:54 AM »
I love the concept of HDR, but often hate the results, often too fake looking. most non-photogs probably love it and think there really is a place in the world that looks like that tho, and think my shots are just bland, like cream-of-wheat. Black-and-white also irks me. Dopnt get me wrong, a LOT of shots bring out emotion with black and white. You can take a colorful scene and make it look somber and sad almost. But when John Doe takes his cellphone pic of some crappy underlit party, and make it B+W all of a sudden it is a masterpiece. ok my rant is done.

Anyways, your wave shots are all learning experiance, as are all shots. The more you shoot the more you will learn to see the scene as your camera will. You are not bad, I feel bad offering advice, as if you are BAD. you are doing great, and we all will have our own tastes in what a great shot should be. If you are happy with a shot, thats what counts

Landscape / Re: Help Me Get Better - Crashing Waves - Round 2
« on: November 26, 2012, 10:08:06 PM »
getting down lower and closer to some of those rocks to give the foreground some more interest might be cool, but a wider lens(or setting) would probably help too

Macro / Re: More experimentation with water drops
« on: November 26, 2012, 06:40:54 PM »
Very nice shots, Id love to see a shot of your set-up. Are you using high speed synch, or just using the stobe to over-power ambient? nice nice work

EOS Bodies / Re: What will be the issue with the 6D
« on: November 25, 2012, 07:47:59 AM »
I like my 60D's controlls, although I did a bit of customization. I have the multicontroller set so that whatever spot on the 8-way D-pad I press selects that AF point, and the center SET button selects the center, and the button for zooming in preview (+) toggles all AF points. I can select any AF point with one button instantly.
 I also like the "my menu" deal in the menu screens, I stuck all my commonly changed things in there, like flash controll, Max auto ISO, highlight tone priority, mirror lockup, AF-assist beam firing etc. etc. I also like having the  "AF-ON" button disable AF while holding down, so I can MF my lens without switching it to MF

EOS Bodies / Re: What will be the issue with the 6D
« on: November 23, 2012, 08:24:36 PM »
My biggest issue will be the lack of used or refurbished ones for months. The 5dMkii is too tempting a deal for a good used one around 1500$ right now. I will need to play with both of them I have a feeling.

Lenses / Re: Focal Distance: furthest possible maintaining blurred BG
« on: November 23, 2012, 08:58:01 AM »
My guess would be the EF-800mm F/5.6

Macro / Re: Some random Macros
« on: November 22, 2012, 03:22:54 PM »
An interesting bug eating a japanese beatle, and working out?

Lenses / Re: Lenses for Ice Cream Photography
« on: November 22, 2012, 02:27:35 PM »
I would end up eating the ice cream before I shot a pic, dont ask me for adivice :-P

United States / Re: Fall Foliage Trip - Your advice please.
« on: November 22, 2012, 11:20:33 AM »
I hope you had a good time, thats all that counts!

Those shots looked surprisingly good to me. How do you guys think this will compare to the 5dII at say ISO 3200? Im going to be in the market for one of the two eventually

I sent mine directly to a tamron Office after I contacted tamron, and they gave me a PO number. I included some sample shots of the softness, and sent it to them, I forget where, but it was in the USA and came back within 1.5 weeks, better than it was, So, just because it didnt go to japan doesnt mean it wasnt sent to a tamron service center.

Lenses / Re: BIG MEGAPIXELS small lenses?
« on: November 17, 2012, 10:09:05 PM »
Your lenses should all give very good performane,  along with the 5d MK III you have capabilities undreamed of 10 years ago! Even the 50 f/1.4 will be sharp if stopped down a  bit, to 2.8+.  Wide angle lenses do have a hard time at the corners of full frame cameras, but often that is not crucial

United States / Re: Fall Foliage Trip - Your advice please.
« on: November 17, 2012, 08:26:15 AM »
I hope you had fun on your trip! The shots you posted look good so far!
I have some very similar jelly shots as your first two, from the boston aquarium.
I REALLY like your third shot of the jelly!

Lenses / Re: BIG MEGAPIXELS small lenses?
« on: November 17, 2012, 08:22:46 AM »
I praise your ability to speak english at all, it is my only language and I have enough trouble with it! :-/

Ok, about your question: This is a grey area. Lenses produce an analog image, and sensors are digital.
A 10 MP sensor has about 10 million possible points of data (ignore the RGB filter subject). Even a soft lens has a near infinate number of data points, being an analog device.

So, with any lens worth its lens-cap, will resolve more detail with more megapixels, but eventually the results are not noticable

However, the sharper a lens is, the more precise the detail hitting the sensor will be, giving each pixel it's own data, and therefore  makeing a crisper image, even if the MP are the same.

Canon has some of the sharpest lenses out there, and I have gotten to use one of them quite a bit, the EF 70-200 F/2.8 IS II

On an 8 MP 30d this lens will outresolve My tamron 70-300 (at the same 200 MM setting)by a tad on my 18 MP 60d
So essentially my tamron is sending "blur" to 10 of my 18 megapixels. BUT If the tamron is put on the 30d, (8 MP) the results are a fair amount worse than on the 18 MP. 

conclusion: Better glass helps more than more megapixels, But BOTH do help.

Technical Support / Re: 5D MK2: Tones split in live view at 100%
« on: November 13, 2012, 06:02:08 PM »
I would update the firmware to the newest version if it is not already. Maybe even if it is

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