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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe to Stop Making Packaged Software
« on: May 06, 2013, 07:38:22 PM »
I dread that this is the effect of Adobe having a monopoly in the market. I think you should be able to leap-frog releases if your willing to go without or simply don't need the latest version for a while. I believe there should be "online subscription" AND "bought off the shelf you own it for life" versions too.  Adobe have targeted the people who don't upgrade at every single possible release. So disappointing that the bottom line is simple greed.

Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: March 19, 2013, 07:36:54 PM »
Wow! Some very impressive and inspirational photos in this thread. Thanks for sharing everyone. Here's a few of mine.

RoadWarriors Farewell 01 by cnlkurtz, on Flickr

Mad Mick's New Harley by cnlkurtz, on Flickr

Old Road 11/11/2012 by cnlkurtz, on Flickr

Old Road 11/11/2012 by cnlkurtz, on Flickr

Portrait / Re: My 5D Mark III portraits
« on: February 24, 2013, 06:09:36 PM »
Great shots florianbieler. You have managed to remove any doubts I had with regards to in IQ in terms of the Tamron 24-70.

Thanks for sharing.

Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: February 24, 2013, 05:57:18 PM »
Some great photos in this thread. Keep up the great work everyone!

MS Shoot #2 by cnlkurtz, on Flickr

W#5460 by cnlkurtz, on Flickr

W#5948 by cnlkurtz, on Flickr

Naoto Suenaga - Team Orange by cnlkurtz, on Flickr

Canon General / Re: What's your definition of "Pro"?
« on: February 10, 2013, 05:53:20 PM »
I feel like a Pro when I'm shopping for lenses and gear and people praise my images. I feel like an amateur though when I discover that as much as people like my images, only a low percentage of these people would ever consider paying real money for one. I also feel like an amateur when my family refers my work to their friends and they seem to assume that my services and time are free.  :-[

As if I didn't already have enough reasons to get an 85mm f/1.2L!

I wonder if a digital medium format camera has been considered by this photographer?

Canon General / Re: Why did you choose Canon?
« on: January 27, 2013, 05:32:48 PM »
After owning a Sony Cybershot 505V I really wanted to step up to an optical viewfinder that I experienced during my SLR days. One day I was photographed on my motorbike by a 30D with a 70-200mm f/4L by a very skilled photographer and instantly fell in love with the image quality. So I started my Canon days with a 50D and a 70-200F4L in 2008. Absolutely no regrets whatsoever.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D2 for a day after 5D3 for 6 months
« on: December 19, 2012, 04:35:30 PM »
The improvements they have implemented have made the shooting experience even more enjoyable for the photographer. This is something that becomes more apparent after you actually use the camera, not just juxtapose it's "specs" against another. I have found that I've had to redefine what is "usable" in terms of ISO stepping up from a 50D!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« on: December 12, 2012, 05:04:05 PM »
It sure is a nice time to be a 5DmkIII owner! As much as I don't like seeing the price fall it is inevitable as is the nature of these things. I have got to say that not only am I happy with the IQ that this camera is capable of, it is also a great shooting experience to use one in the hands. I soon forget about the money I paid for it when looking at the shots it has let me take!

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Sample Images
« on: November 19, 2012, 01:32:22 PM »
 That Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 is looking better and better imo!

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 31, 2012, 09:34:39 PM »
Wow, some great photos in this thread! Thanks for sharing everyone.

Here's my contribution

Feline aka Battlecat by cnlkurtz, on Flickr EF 28-135 IS USM ISO400

W#5474 by cnlkurtz, on Flickr 70-200 f/4L USM ISO800

W#5948 by cnlkurtz, on Flickr 40mm f/2.8, ISO3200, Handheld

W#5861 by cnlkurtz, on Flickr 40mm f/2.8 ISO1600

W#6062 by cnlkurtz, on Flickr 40mm f/2.8 ISO3200 Handheld

EOS Bodies / Re: Mark III price dropping
« on: July 20, 2012, 04:07:37 AM »
Today at amazon: body only in stock for $3349 with free shipping, kit backordered but listed at $4099

And about my 5D2 vs 5D3 decision: I woulnd't hold the 5D2 for 5 years, just one or two. Over that period, I think the 5D3 will fall in price faster than the 5D2. Because the D800 is a lot better and is selling for $3000.
(If it doesn't, I'll just wait for the next generation, for me the 5D3 is not worth a $1500 premium over the 5D2; also, I've decided to wait for the next generation before switching brands: anybody can have a mishap...)

cheers for posting that vid, I got a good laugh out of that

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« on: July 04, 2012, 09:14:03 PM »
I rented it over the weekend and loved the portability....I'll be buying this lens soon.

Thanks for sharing stipotle. Looks like the lens is quite capable!

Lighting / Re: Fauxtographer Ruins Olympic photos.
« on: July 02, 2012, 10:01:45 PM »
It looks like a lot of those pics were rushed to me. The results don't appear to be of someone who is comfortable and experienced in that area of studio photography. Whoever picked that photographer most likely could have made a better choice. It's not what you know, it's who you know.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: The Lens Bracelet - Pro Series
« on: June 10, 2012, 09:03:22 PM »
"In addition a lot of people have the 50 1.8 because its so affordable." hahahahahahaha is this for real? I was waiting to see what charity all the funds were going towards...

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