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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 06, 2012, 06:51:24 PM »
I want to win!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Conversion to Nikon
« on: November 14, 2012, 05:03:16 PM »
By the way, nice shot too.  Nicely done.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Conversion to Nikon
« on: November 14, 2012, 04:36:39 PM »

soooo, you're switching from a 1dx to a point-and-shoot?

someone, please give me the 3 minutes back i spent on this thread --  :-\


Animal Kingdom / Re: Wild grizzly bear, Glacier National Park
« on: November 09, 2012, 06:51:10 PM »
Nice shot.  Terribly jealous.............. of the lens.   I've put off buying one of these (used) because of the cost and depth of field issues that I've heard about.  Any opinions you'd care to share?

How much slower? Is it possible to put a time or percentage against this?
I have to admit I was unaware of this issue. I want to get a 5D3 next year but I will absolutly be using it in low light flash situations, off camera lighting not an option. Is this a show stopper?

It's not a show stopper, but certainly something to be aware of if your work involves shooting with flash in very low light venues. The other significant slowdown factor with the 5D3 in very dark shooting environments is the non-illuminated AF points. So while hunting & waiting for AF, you've got to somehow keep track of your black focus point. In a situation where people are moving even slightly, the black AF points and the slow AF adds to the degradation of the spontaneity that is so vital in event photography.

But lets be clear. This scenario only kicks in when you're shooting in very low light locations. Just about everywhere else, the 5D3 AF is just fantastic.


That's been my experience too.  I do BIF and miss those great shots with darker backgrounds which I used to get those with my 7D.   Thanks to the OP, because I thought I was being too critical of my own skills or was missing some setting.

Software & Accessories / Re: Lens coat, any good?
« on: October 12, 2012, 10:15:08 PM »
Hey CharlieB, that sounds like a great idea.   After hearing about gluing the pieces on AND not having 3 inches of it covered when it was extended made me decide to not get the lens coat.  Your idea is perfect and I have an ex-wife who can sew up a storm and I'll get it done. 

Greatly appreciate it and thanks for help.

Look! Basically it's almost always Murphy's Law. Either you wait in which case the price will not drop significantly and you may lose some nice photos in the meantime, or you get it now and suddenly the price drops! Your choice!!!  ;D  ;D

Alternatively, he can buy now and get something to go "click click" right away or wait but save money. A win-win, ain't it? ;D


Software & Accessories / Lens coat, any good?
« on: October 09, 2012, 12:34:29 PM »
I'd like to cover my Canon 100-400IS f4.5/5.6 with camo cover for both nature and urban usage.  The reviews I've seen (Amazon) aren't particularly good.  I'd like some reviews from first hand experience.

Any input is appreciated.

Lenses / Re: Canon Rumors Reviews
« on: October 04, 2012, 08:25:01 PM »
I think this will be great.  You have access to the lens and the customer base for feedback.  We'll get good data from experienced users and those that are learning.  I'd like some attention to video lens too.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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

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

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