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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: January 03, 2013, 03:24:10 AM »
Just a quick one from today's Mansfield St. Peter's game against South Central:

Good example of "how not to block"  ;D

If i wanna print out jpgs with some Kodak (or else) instant printers u can find in store should i change the JPG colorspace to AdobeRGB first? Or is it nonsense since these instant printer machines arent that good anyway?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I feel like a kid again....
« on: December 22, 2012, 11:48:47 AM »
I got a MTL5B for my sister hope she is as happy as the thread starter :P

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
« on: December 22, 2012, 11:39:14 AM »
Probably new but not produced recently. Nevertheless its still Canons best Film SLR.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: December 22, 2012, 06:00:01 AM »
Shows how little the marketplace cares about the camera used.

Cause it doesnt matter as long as ur camera is not vintage old. For good impressions you can always go boy broken 1DX or Hasselblad props. Just say its your "2nd body just in case"  8)

I am one of those people who has to be one of the first to buy a new product.  My rebel still works well.  I just wanted to upgrade and introduce myself to the world of full frame.  No regrets.  I could never have waited until summer.  Just a sickness I have.  ;D

Its not a sickness, you are just too fearful that you will miss something if u buy late :P

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« on: December 20, 2012, 02:13:08 PM »
Canon is just more expensive, cant help it. Or you could get a Nikon as 2nd body. Best of both worlds.

well the gap is widening quite a lot in 2012.  :-[

Just get a Nikon as 2nd body. Plus u can use Nikon lenses on your Canon camera too with a cheap adapter :D
Or just get 5d mark 2 as 2nd body. Its not a bad camera at all and fits in ur price range i think.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« on: December 20, 2012, 05:51:09 AM »
Canon is just more expensive, cant help it. Or you could get a Nikon as 2nd body. Best of both worlds.

Canon General / Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« on: December 19, 2012, 12:14:17 PM »
I am donating blood. since many years...
I will never donate bigger amounts of money.

Well there are people who need money to survive or they will just die in the cold or cuz they have nothing to eat or drink. If you dont trust donation organizations u can go to some places urself and buy beds for the people there or whatever they need. Its really not about the amount of money.
Donating blood is nice of you but please dont be proud of urself for doing that. It should be normal that people help others. If its mainly done to satisfy ur own ego...shame on you.

Canon General / Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« on: December 19, 2012, 05:12:02 AM »
Donate some of your money for people with hard lifes. Donate 35mm f/2 (old version) to me for xmas too!  8)
With the rest of the money get a TS lens or prime.

If you travel from US to Asia 4-6 times a year...

...why dont you just buy a Leica M? :P Flying that often sure is expensive. Getting to the airport and everything adds up.

@ mobiles will kill low end DSLR market

i dont think so unless we can get APS-C or FF sized sensors in the mobile. and full control about shutter etc. and also be able to change lenses cuz thats why u buy a DSLR.

Lenses / Re: 2.8 vs F4
« on: December 17, 2012, 02:46:33 PM »

Dido - Don't believe in love - Live

or do u mean... "dito" ?

Portrait / Re: Food pics - help required
« on: December 15, 2012, 05:32:32 AM »
I think a common setup is this one:

2 Lights on the side, some nice background and the food in the middle. You dont have to take umbrellas in fact there is on video from digitalrev showing u how to get a nice "morning mood" effect with really simple acessoires.

This one: Home Studio Setup for 100 Pounds Challenge

Check 7:40 for the effect i described. Nevertheless fun to watch the whole video :P They also have another "how to do product photography" video.

Id go with your 100mm L macro lens but try to not only take "macro style" photos with it.

Id also fake it and prepare the food myself or with help perhaps throw in food coloring to enhance things. For example for ketchup i wouldnt take ketchup only but mix red food coloring with some ketchup to make the color pop more.
Its definitly a very hard task. Ive taken food photos on ocassion on holidays or such for example and they hardly represented "the food i had and wanted to caputre on camera" anytime i looked at the photos again.
And even less it made people think "wow i wanna try that food" *chuckle*
Getting the right color for the food photographed is already very hard imho since our brains have a really detailed food memory. Im quite sure its like that so we can detect unhealthy food easily and dont get sick.

Nevertheless just try your best. Customers usually arent pickey about the food photos in my experience.

Just dont forget to write somwhere in the menu the photo is just an example and the real food may look different. Some people are just assholes and try to make trouble if the food they get doesnt look exactly like in the menu lol. Yes iv experienced that more than once before sadly.

How did you get that aliasing on the building? Is it sharpening when changing image size?

Sizing down an image adds "anti aliasing" basically. Sharpening counteracts that. Still wondering what u actually mean. If you get jagged edges in your photos maybe ur method of resizing or sharpening is just not good.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35 f/2 IS Resolution Test
« on: December 14, 2012, 10:58:22 AM »
Why should anybody buy the 35mm f/2 if u can get an even wider open Sigma 35mm f/1.4 for about the same price? Just cuz of IS? Its not needed much with a 35mm lens anyway, is it at all?

Im really curious what Canon wants to do when they release a 35mm 1.4L II. It must be REAAAALLY awesome but i doubt it will. More likely it will cost like 1500$ and offer no better performance than the Sigma. So why should people buy it...?!


35mm f2 old one costs like 250 euro and new one with IS like 800 euro? That IS (!) a ripoff...even worse when thinking of the sigma...

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