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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: March 13, 2013, 10:42:43 PM »
I got mine last week and really enjoying it.  It's a wonderful lens.


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Lenses / Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« on: March 04, 2013, 12:16:30 PM »
(I usually ride my bike slowly thru my hometown... along the river... only one lens [+body] sitting in my backpack.)

I was surprised by the lens choice as well, however this is hard to argue with, it sounds like a nice day  :)
... except for me, it would be a nice convertible, but that's details  ;)

+1. Was surprised too and it's a great day for a drive in my convertible. 

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Canon General / Re: How well do you see color?
« on: February 26, 2013, 11:32:06 AM »
Guess I am gonn start shooting more B&W! :-[

+ 1.  Right with you.

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Excellent tip.  I just got my 600 yesterday and your timing was superb.

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Yongnuo is the answer.

+1

I recently got a new YN560-II for 60 € (shipping included) - can there be any photography related equipment that provides more value for the money?

+1

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« on: January 09, 2013, 06:32:03 PM »
My first prime and the one I blame for my eventual move to all primes.

+ 1.  I was so blown away by this lens that I resolved to buy just primes.  Mostly.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma Launches the Sigma USB DOCK
« on: January 08, 2013, 03:35:04 PM »
I think this could be a big step in lenses, allowing end-users to be able to tweak some designs slightly. I think that if they actually made it so that this could be attached while the lens and body were attached, and something like FoCal could support the Sigma protocol, it could allow for some really interesting AF tweaks for a specific lens+body configuration. Now if only there were a way to get the lens to recognize a specific body and store camera body profiles like a body can recognize an individual lens...

+ 1 This would seriously be a big step in the right direction. 

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I'm interested in getting a printer for my photographs.  I had narrowed it down to the Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II but found that it was discontinued.  There are hundreds for sale but I'm not interested in buying something that they may stop selling ink for.  The pixma pro-100 was listed as the successor.  Anyone have one and can provide their thoughts on it?  Thanks.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« on: January 07, 2013, 05:46:03 PM »
I like it, and if the street price isn't silly this is my next compact. Tilt screen + tiny form factor = win.

+1

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Software & Accessories / Re: Black Rapid and dropped camera?
« on: January 07, 2013, 03:07:41 PM »
I have had the R Sport version for some time now and used it with 5d 111 and 70-200 2.8 without a problem. I find it comfortable to use.

+1.  I've used it more than a year without a problem or it coming loose in any matter.  I find it very convenient to use.

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Canon General / Re: How many clicks in 2012?
« on: January 02, 2013, 12:22:19 AM »
between my old 7D and my new 5D Mark III, I think about 10,000.  Do it for fun. 

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: December 31, 2012, 01:16:46 PM »
There's been some great images posted on this thread. Here's a few of ours to keep it going.

For those that are interested, legend has it that Robin Hood visited Roche Abbey to take mass.

Absolutely gorgeous. Nicely done.

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I won't get into the argument over which is "better," but if you wish to make a video like the one posted on this forum, I will point out that the hero3 would be easier to wear on one's head than the 7D.  ;)

+1, I'd like to see the out-takes of that video.

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Lenses / Re: Do other lenses compete with the "look" of L primes?
« on: December 27, 2012, 01:53:49 PM »
I love the 135mm.  It's a magical lens. 

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: New to video...advice needed
« on: December 20, 2012, 06:48:24 PM »
Buy this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Bare-Bones-Camera-Course-Video/dp/0960371818

Just trust me! It's simple to read but the information is super advanced. Ignore the stuff on film camera mechanics, but pay attention to the stuff on stops, fov, etc. The composition chapter is amazing. Even gets into basic lighting. You can find some of the same info online, but this book is sooooo much better.

A normal kit for cinema production is 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm (sometimes 14mm for on location or 135mm for some stuff), but that's for Super35. The focal lengths you'll need to cover for a "normal" kit are about 28-135mm.

So you're there. A 70-200mm zoom or 135mm f2 would complete things if you like that look, but you can shoot with the 35mm and 50mm alone or the zoom alone or whatever.

You WILL however need ND filters (.3., .6, .9, 1.2, etc.) and a polarizer. You want to keep your shutter speed as 1/50 and your f-stop no deeper than maybe f8 or f11 outside (usually) so for bright day exteriors those NDs are crucial. Most frequently ignored part of a complete kit, maybe. And get a nice fluid tripod, too.


+ 1 I have the same book and it is great.  Love the illustrations.

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