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A fascinating read and all good to know.  I was at a street fair yesterday and had no problems taking pictures with my 5d III (24-105) and in fact people were quite obliging.  There was a lot of security there too but I suspect that being at a fair assumed that people would have cameras.  Sort of a tourist thing.  The closest thing to an insult was when a kid asked how I liked my 7D?  Street fairs, parades, and other such events expect cameras, and I think a good place to practice "street photography."  Gain confidence, take your shots, and explore your potential.

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.

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. 

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.

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

Yongnuo is the answer.


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?


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.

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. 

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.

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.


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.

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. 

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.

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.

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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