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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

Macro / Re: More experimentation with water drops
« on: November 29, 2012, 12:52:21 PM »
That is quite the set-up you have! Hard work has paid off!

Landscape / Re: Help Me Get Better - Crashing Waves - Round 2
« on: November 27, 2012, 08:06:01 PM »
Nice, that 10-22 should open up some possibilities, I would love to own that lens!

Id like to hear thew result, keep us posted! It stinks when you have your hopes up for something that lets you down like this. I have very little money so the things I buy I think about A LOT before I purchase, and a lemon is SO dissapointing Best of luck!

option 2 is a great starter kit, but it is missing a "normal/wide" lens
couple options:
1)get a 18-55 IS lens, they are pretty cheap used, about $75
2)I like my sigma 17-70 2.8-4 a lot better than the 18-55 I had,(sharper, wider/longer/faster) And can be had for about $425 new (with sigma I would Go new, because the warranty is good, and if there is an autofocus problem you can have it taken care of)
3) get a sigma/canon/tamron 17-50 F/2.8 they are all nice lenses but expensive.

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!

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