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Lenses / Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« on: May 18, 2012, 12:45:39 AM »
Build quality. Center sharpness wide open. Hard stop manual focus.

Yes, all three................

EOS Bodies / Re: NEED HELP W/LENSES: What should I get next...?
« on: May 17, 2012, 11:56:57 AM »
I wrote a post about this. It might help :)


That's a nice synopsis of lens for weddings.  Good to know.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: SmallHD vs Zacuto Z Finder
« on: May 14, 2012, 08:06:37 PM »
That does look nice.  I'll have to look into that further.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Need a tripod, any suggestions?
« on: May 14, 2012, 06:05:37 PM »
I use a Manfrotto set up with 055XPBOB tripod (167.73) and a fluid head 701HDV (124.99).  They work great for video and even stills.  I wouldn't recommend them for a long hike though as it is a heavy set.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Waiting for the EOS-1P?
« on: May 11, 2012, 01:17:52 AM »
Well, I don't know about the others but my competence was certainly in question when I started using the 7d.  It took me months of working with the camera to gain acceptable images with it and I assume that my proficiency will continue to improve.  I thought my camera was defective too but the previous owner had great pictures with it and I couldn't very well say that the camera had favorites. 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Waiting for the EOS-1P?
« on: May 11, 2012, 12:55:04 AM »
When I first got my 7d I struggled to get good image quality and had a lot of issues with noise, primarily in dark conditions.  I complained here about it and got a lot of good advice about the camera and that was to continue to experiment with it and find a way to work with it.  There is no doubt that the 7d can be difficult to work with but it is well worth the trouble to keep at it.  Now I wouldn't get rid of the 7d for anything.  When used properly it is a powerhouse of a camera and well worth the trouble.  I use it for BIF and when you see those beautiful images show up you take a deep breath.   

That being said my 5d3 should be here this weekend and we'll see what that is like but regardless the 7d will continue to be a favorite in my toolbox. 

Canon General / Re: Tattoos for Photographers
« on: May 10, 2012, 11:05:27 AM »
The elbow one was pretty cool, but my money would have gone to more gear. 

My 0.23 (CPI) 2012.

EOS Bodies / Re: Curious about B&H & mkiii shipments
« on: May 09, 2012, 08:07:52 PM »
I just got my tracking number for fed ex for 5d3 from Onecall.

EOS Bodies / Re: Curious about B&H & mkiii shipments
« on: May 09, 2012, 02:40:47 PM »
Update: I, like so many of us ordered one last night, and Onecall is sorting through the orders to match time and inventory.  The manager appears to have placed "back order" on the orders until they determine if they have enough inventory.  They say I'm getting the one I ordered.  I ordered 9:27pm PST.  If you ordered from them I would call them to verify.

Lenses / Re: Canon 100-400mm on 5D Mark III
« on: May 09, 2012, 01:10:34 AM »
I love my 100-400 mm and its old push-pull.  I can't wait to try it on my 5d3.  I use my 400 on BIFs and love it.  You have to get used to having such a limited field of view but like most things, you learn to use it and wind up with great pictures.   

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon 100-400 mm 4.5 - 5.6, May 5th Moon
« on: May 09, 2012, 12:27:51 AM »
Good point about bracketing RC.  I'm going to have to try that.  Can't wait to see your photos.

EOS Bodies / Re: Curious about B&H & mkiii shipments
« on: May 09, 2012, 12:18:03 AM »
Just ordered one........... YEAH!!!

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D3 for landscapes
« on: May 09, 2012, 12:03:09 AM »
Interesting shots Tcapp and you've given us a good case study which is greatly aided by the comments by kernuak. They are informative and a good learning experience for me.  Thank you both.

Portrait / Re: Portraits of my GF, Would like feedback!!
« on: May 08, 2012, 11:36:22 PM »
She's a great looking model!!! ;D

Animal Kingdom / Re: Kitty
« on: May 08, 2012, 07:01:59 PM »
Darn!  I thought this was about Secret Service vendors in Colombia........

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