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Portrait / Re: My photos look so dull
« on: October 03, 2012, 08:32:38 PM »
My swing at it.  levels, curves, contrast, adjusted color, fixed tones and skin, a bit of dodging and burning.  All and all about 2-3 min of work.



Seriously nice work.  Do a tutorial. 

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Portrait / Re: New User - First 5D Mark III Portrait
« on: October 03, 2012, 08:29:22 PM »
Nice comments and instructive.  I want to try portraits and this would be a great place to learn.

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Lenses / Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« on: September 28, 2012, 04:52:38 PM »
This is an interesting discussion.  I have always shied away from buying filters (UV) since so many people say they are a waste of money since the modern lens have their own protection.  I'd like to hear more about their value.

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Lenses / Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« on: September 27, 2012, 04:17:36 PM »
so a 400 f/4 probably won't be small or cheap ... but can't we get a 500 f/5.6 IS?  the sigma superzooms that hit this focal length (150-500) aren't huge or hugely expensive.  I'm sick of stuff that only goes out to 400mm.  for your average consumer, you can get there with a 70-200 f/2.8 + 2x, a native 100-400, a 300 f/4 + 1.4x, the venerable 400 f/5.6 ... all of which puts you at roughly 400mm f/5.6.  why can't we get something a little longer than that without having to spend $7k?

+1.  right behind you on that. 

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Street & City / Re: Rome
« on: September 22, 2012, 11:28:15 AM »
Great shots.  Got to get a ticket.

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Street & City / Re: Italy 2012
« on: September 22, 2012, 11:23:32 AM »
Fantastic shots.  Well done.  Amazing.

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The difference is obvious but ... the difference in cost is even higher!

+1 Right on.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Osprey Flight Shots
« on: September 11, 2012, 10:55:31 PM »
Wow, those are amazing shots of bif and with the 500mm.  Okay, all the options are still open.

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Lenses / Re: 400 2.8L, 500 4L or 600 4L for wildlife
« on: September 11, 2012, 04:35:16 PM »
I really appreciate this discussion.  I've been pondering the 500mm for bif but maybe I'll continue to use my 400mm.  Any others with experience with the 500mm with birds in flight?

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Video & Movie / Re: Walking up Hamburger Hill
« on: September 11, 2012, 11:31:49 AM »
Nicely done. 

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Need help - photographs on dull days
« on: September 09, 2012, 07:35:15 PM »
Wow, I use lightroom 4 all the time but I got a few lessons from these examples.  This is a great learning tool.

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Lenses / Re: Lens choices for airshow
« on: August 27, 2012, 09:01:13 PM »
Keep those airshow shots coming!

This last weekend, August 25, 2012, we went on the SS Lane Victory cruise to Catalina in California.  Attacked by German planes and defended by US planes (all were AT-6 Texans).  Great fun, used my 100 - 400mm, f4.5 for the shots.  Shot most of them at 1/1600th but could have dropped the shutter a bit to catch more of the blur but was pleased anyway.  Always learning. 





Great fun and highly recommended.

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You could always get them right from the source - Yongnuo's own eBay store - I have bought from them at least ten times with no issues.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Yongnuo-YN-622C-Wireless-TTL-Flash-Trigger-Canon-1D-1DII-10D-20D-30D-40D-50D-/180951437871?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a218bd22f

@Bosman, make sure you have some cold-shoe adapters like a Frio as I just learned that the YN-622C's do not have a 1/4" female thread underneath to screw into a light stand so you will need some cold-shoes to secure them  to an umbrella swivel spigot.


Oh, thanks Jamesy, that's who I bought from.  And good info on the cold-shoes too.  Thanks.  I look forward to trying them out.

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I have used Yongnuo triggers for years and for the price they are pretty darn good. They don't have the build quality of many others but the price makes up for that - I just buy extras ;)

I am waiting to see what the YN-622C's are like as they have pass-thru so you can mount a flash on the camera for on-axis fill as well as control a remote strobe or two.

I just saw this youtube video and it looks good.  They haven't done the on-camera use yet but will report on it soon.  I want to do wireless, on-camera, off-camera, and so far this looks the best. 
YN622C Tranceiver Review
Looks great thanks for posting. Too bad he didnt bother throwing a 580 ex on there and test it.

They are selling these on ebay for $100 USD (free shipping).  I ordered one and we'll see.   

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I have used Yongnuo triggers for years and for the price they are pretty darn good. They don't have the build quality of many others but the price makes up for that - I just buy extras ;)

I am waiting to see what the YN-622C's are like as they have pass-thru so you can mount a flash on the camera for on-axis fill as well as control a remote strobe or two.

I just saw this youtube video and it looks good.  They haven't done the on-camera use yet but will report on it soon.  I want to do wireless, on-camera, off-camera, and so far this looks the best. 
YN622C Tranceiver Review

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