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Lenses / Edge Distortions: 24-70 f/2.8 II
« on: June 20, 2014, 05:35:56 PM »
For owners or users of the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 II, do you see any distortions on the edges (with people photographed near the edges) when used at 24mm?  Your feed backs are most appreciated!

Thanks!

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Lenses / Canon Lens Rebates...
« on: March 15, 2014, 02:05:33 PM »
I'm looking to purchase a 85 1.2 at a good price.  I know currently Canon has a $150 rebate, but listed price from B&H is $2,200.  Still pricey after rebate.

Does anyone know (or unscientifically) track how often/when Canon offers their rebates during the year?

Thanks!

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Lighting / Off Camera Continuous Lighting Options...
« on: January 29, 2014, 11:05:23 AM »
Hi All,

I'm looking for continuous video lighting for my still photography.  I do weddings & events and have always used on-camera flash.  I'm venturing into using video lighting as an off-camera light source. 

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!! 

My budget is $250.

I shoot Canon 5D Mark II & III

Thanks again!!

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Lenses / Need Your Help on My Next Lens--Yes, the Lens Questions Again!
« on: December 15, 2013, 08:48:30 PM »
Fellow Photogs, I really need your help!  I'm fairly new to the wedding industry and have one year of experience under my belt, with 10 weddings done this year-one as a primary for a friend.  My question is on lenses.  Yes, the typical, but strategically important question (when funds are limited) on which lens to get next. 

This past year, I've use mainly the Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II on my 5D Mark II & the Sigma 35 f/1.4 on my Mark III.  I've just sold my never used Canon 50 f/1.8II & seldom used Canon 24-105 f/4.  I can now mortgage another lens!  I have 4 in mind, but can only get one at this time & wanted to get your more experienced insights.  The 4 lenses I have in mind to get next is:

1) Canon 24-70 f/2.8 II 
2) Canon 50 f/1.2
3) Canon 85 f/1.2 II
4) Canon 16-35 f/2.8 II

Which one should I go for?!?
Thanks for your input!

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Lenses / Canon 24-70 2.8 II or Sigma 24-70 f/2???
« on: December 04, 2013, 06:58:29 PM »
Ok ok, so the Sigma 24-70 f/2 doesn't exist, yet.  But it's rumored to be in the works and might be available next year.  So this begs the question...

would you buy the Canon for $1700 or wait for the Sigma (f2!!)?   
I'm starting out as an events photog, mainly weddings and currently have:

5D Mark II & III w/
Canon 24-105 (will sell this once 24-70 is purchased)
Canon 70-200 2.8 II
Sigma 35 1.4
Canon 50 1.8

Your input is much appreciated!!!

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Lighting / Need Help w/Lightings...
« on: November 08, 2013, 04:39:29 PM »
Hi All,

I was looking at the at the Sony HVL 20DW2 light previously but didn't get it due to budget and need at the time.  Now I need it, but it doesn't seem to be selling anymore.

I will use this as a off camera light for stills.  Portraitures, weddings, etc.

I was also thinking of getting another LED light that's bigger.  Like this:
Litepanels Litepanels Micro - On-camera light - LED - 3 W - DC.

My budget is $400 for both.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!!

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Canon General / Help: Post Processing Conversion Size
« on: October 04, 2013, 10:43:59 AM »
Hi All,

I use Canon 5D Mark II & III and use LightRoom 4 to convert my files from RAW to JPEG for webbase viewing only thus far, but I really need your help on what size should I save my pictures from conversion should I need to print them for, say 16x24 (or larger), prints?  Your help is much appreciated.  Thanks!!

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Canon General / NYC Wedding Photogs....
« on: August 20, 2013, 08:32:34 AM »
Hi All,

Not sure where to post this question...but here might be the closes test to it.  Anyways my question is quite 'simple':

All you NYC or its surrounding areas wedding Photogs, what's your average price/fee as a 2nd shooter?  What's included as your responsibilities along this price (e.g. Do you need to edit, do you get to use these photos on your blog/portfolio, etc.)?


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Lighting / 3rd Party Flashes vs. Canon's...
« on: July 30, 2013, 10:23:15 PM »
Hi All, once again I come for your advice.  I just got my 5D Mark III to go along w/my 5D Mark II.  There's still a few items I need (such as a grip for the MK III--I much prefer a grip as my MK II already has one), but of immediate need, I feel is another flash...a stronger flash!  I currently have only the 430 EX II.  I've been looking at the refurbished Canon 600 EX-RT offered by the Canon store for $440, but it's out of stock.  I'm also looking at the YN 568 EX II.  Any of you have any positive experiences with 3rd party flashes?  If so, which one in particular do you recommend?  Thanks!!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Just got my 5D Mk III (Refurbished) &....
« on: July 30, 2013, 03:14:14 PM »
Hi All, so all my postings regarding the 5D Mark III & w/all your helpful responses have gotten me to this point.  I just got my 5D Mark III !!!  I'm 1/2 excited & 1/2 don't-know-if-I-should-be-concerned.  I just got my 5D Mark III, and this being my first refurbished purchased ever (bought it directly from Canon Store), I have slight reservations.  So, I come to you all for some questions I'm not sure about.  First thing I checked was to see was the serial # and see which batch this body belongs too...to my slight concern, the 6th digit is a "1", so this belongs to the very first batch.  And of course this being refurbished, should I be concerned?  If so, what should I specifically look for.  Good thing is, it came with the latest firmware update, version 1.2.1 (so I can be somewhat confident Canon looked into & tested this camera & updated the latest firmware before putting it on sale).  I just wanted to throw this out and see what I should be concern and look for in particular? 

Also, which site is the 'most accurate' in checking out the shutter count for this body? 

Thanks again all!!

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Software & Accessories / 5D Mark III firmware updates...
« on: July 30, 2013, 11:35:42 AM »
I have lost count on how many firmware updates for the 5D Mark III since its launch last year...but I'm sure there's been more than a couple.  With that said, I have a simple question: does updating the most recent firmware update include all the previous ones (I have never done an firmware update & expecting to get my 5D Mark III today as I wait for FedEx to deliver)?  Thanks!

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Software & Accessories / How Long Does Your CF Cards Last...
« on: July 29, 2013, 10:56:42 PM »
Just a curious question.  I currently use both SanDisk Extreme Pro & Lexar Pro CP cards and have no issues with either.  I was just curious how long do you use your CP cards before you swap them for new ones (even if the old ones doesn't have any problems or breaks) as a cautious measure?

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Software & Accessories / Importing images method...???
« on: July 29, 2013, 01:42:03 PM »
Hi All,

What methods do you use in importing your images from your camera to your computer hard drive?
Directly w/USB cord from camera to computer, card reader, etc.?

Any methods that would cause 'file/image corruption' more likely over the other?

Please state the reason for one over the other.

Thx!!

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TGIF Photogs!!

I know there was a similar post not too long ago regarding which photographer in general you look up.   But since I'm into wedding photography, I would like to ask ALL YOU WEDDING PHOTOGS out there which photographer/s inspire you, or that you look up to?  Please share.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon Refurbished Cameras & Lenses
« on: July 26, 2013, 12:26:50 AM »
For those that have purchased refurbished canon cameras & lenses directly from the Canon.com store, how have your experiences been?  How has your purchases perform overall?  Any insights?  I have never purchased refurbished but always bought new but am considering it.  Thx!



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