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EOS Bodies / Re: Plan B
« on: August 07, 2014, 06:47:31 AM »
Continue making photos with the old gear.
+1000000000000  :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) Yep!!!

Street & City / Re: Street Candid Portraiture
« on: August 04, 2014, 07:31:32 AM »
Besides since posting this thread, I do less telephoto in the street now - use my 35mm a lot more

If left in colour, you'd see the colours of their suitcases - who cares what colour they are :) that is not the point of the photo.

FQ2A6148 by dancook1982, on Flickr
+10000000000000 :) :) :)

Street & City / Re: Street Candid Portraiture
« on: August 04, 2014, 07:28:33 AM »
Guildford never feels as inspiring as my trips to london, but here's a selection from recent times.

1 In the office by dancook1982, on Flickr

2 Shoes by dancook1982, on Flickr

3 FQ2A0465 by dancook1982, on Flickr

4 Beautiful People by dancook1982, on Flickr

5 FQ2A9041 by dancook1982, on Flickr

6 FQ2A9103 by dancook1982, on Flickr

7 FQ2A8606 by dancook1982, on Flickr

8 FQ2A8583 by dancook1982, on Flickr

9 FQ2A6982 by dancook1982, on Flickr

10 FQ2A6999 by dancook1982, on Flickr

11 FQ2A6899 by dancook1982, on Flickr
Great shots Dan I love the B&W touch.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Make a Big Splash at Photokina? [CR2]
« on: July 30, 2014, 01:47:33 PM »
The more "1DX" they put into the 7D Mark II, the more I will like it!   8)

EOS Bodies / Re: Is there something wrong with my 5D Mark III?
« on: July 28, 2014, 06:10:52 PM »
You've demonstrated that Nikon's 85/1.4, which is among Nikon's very best performing lenses even wide open, is sharper than Canon's 50/1.4, which is not a particularly sharp lens, particularly wide open.  You make no mention of performing an AF microadjustment/fine tune, which can be critical for sharpness with fast primes shot wide open.

You've demonstrated that Canon's AWB is poor...something most of us know already (although it's better on the 1D X than any other Canon camera I've used).

I'm not convinced you've learned anything beyond the obvious...

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: July 27, 2014, 07:36:27 AM »
I will continue to go out and shoot improve my skills with my outdated 5d Mark III & II camera. Oh DXO you sealed my faith I'm doomed ::)

It's funny, though.  I wrote a blog post addressing THIS VERY camera release and how it relates to gear freaks:


I wrote that on June 26, as if I could predict the tendency of nerds to "NEED" the newer, shinier, camera body.
+1 :)

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: July 10, 2014, 01:31:06 PM »
Wedding. 5D Mark III w/ 70-200 @ 2.8

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: July 10, 2014, 01:28:14 PM »
Daffodil 5d Mark II w 135mm @ 2

EOS Bodies / Re: Which is better for high ISO, 6D or 5D Mk III?
« on: July 08, 2014, 09:55:46 PM »
Isn't it awesome that we can actually be having this discussion?! Usable iso 6400 pictures? I remember the first time I heard of iso 1000 film  ;)

Software & Accessories / Re: Neutral Density Filters
« on: July 08, 2014, 12:47:38 PM »
I purchased some Schneider 4" x 4" ND filters from 2Filter for my medium format camera that I was shooting last weekend. I am amazed at the quality of the filters. Sure, they are darn expensive! I think it is safe to say that you get what you pay for with filters. I agree with Neuro to avoid using variable density filters. I've not had good luck with the ones that I have tried using with my 1D-X.
+1 Jeff I found that out the hard way. You and Neuro (the variable density filters) are right. You live and learn...

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Announcement September 5, 2014?
« on: July 07, 2014, 01:16:39 PM »
It's about time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Software & Accessories / Re: Neutral Density Filters
« on: July 05, 2014, 11:44:34 AM »
Not sure if the 16-35 has a rear filter holder, but I use the 14mmL mkii and a piece of 13 stop kodak wratten gel.  It is great because I have no heavy filters or plates to carry around so I am always ready to shoot long exposure and it is a lot cheaper too, and some say the kodak wratten gels are some of the most color neutral filters available.  Sometimes they are kinda hard to track down though due to their diminishing role and the downfall of Kodak.  Here are a couple shots I've done with this system.

300 Seconds at 13,000 Feet by @!ex, on Flickr

Is Where I Drew Some Blood by @!ex, on Flickr

Road to Eldorado by @!ex, on Flickr

Empty at Rush Hour by @!ex, on Flickr
Absolutely beautiful pics.... :) :) :) :) :)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: July 02, 2014, 08:55:40 AM »
Threads like this are what makes Canonrumors a hoot to read.   ;D

Few things are more entertaining than reading Canon owners getting spun up over a Nikon product.

If you like Canon, buy Canon
If you like Nikon, buy Nikon
If you like Canon and Nikon, buy Canon and Nikon.

Is it really more complicated than that?

If you don't think the D810 is the camera for you, great!  No one is forcing you to buy a D810.   But just because someone does not like the D810 does not mean it is a bad camera or that someone else may like it.

But if everyone felt this way, Canonrumors would not be as entertaining as it is.   ;D
=1  ;) ;) ;) ;)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 28, 2014, 11:54:28 PM »
I hope it is a really great camera, and sets some new standards.  Will I switch?  Nope.  I love the competition that will make things better for us all.

Frankly I wish Nikon well, but I'm not that interested in what they do.  To be honest, I have a lot invested in lenses, bodies, giizmos, etc., and I spend a lot of time and effort improving my photographic skills.  What I have discovered is that it isn't the hardware that is my limiting factor. 

Improvements in technology will help me get better, but so far, my beloved 5DIII, pooped on or not, still has plenty of head room for me to improve.

Ditto that

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