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Street & City / Re: Famous icons in your city
« on: November 22, 2014, 10:19:01 PM »
Our Golden Gate Bridge - which to the surprise of many is not actually 'golden' in color, its RED!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Would you get Zeiss 135 f2?
« on: November 18, 2014, 11:51:21 PM »
Rent it first if you can.  It's a monster, big and using it handheld for indoor portraits in natural light can be challenging.  Its a phenomenal lens when you nail the focus.

I love my 100mm, 50mm and 21mm Zeiss.  But for portraits on full frame, either the AF Canon's 85mm 1.2L or 135L are both good choices too IMHO.  Wow, Canon 200 2.0, that's a sweet one!

Best of luck.

I saw this too on Kickstarter or Indiegogo and wondered why this expensive set up is any better than others. 

If you need to impress the market, start at an affordable level.  The holders, from what I can tell, appear to be a 3D printed project that can be produced for pennies per piece after the 3D program is designed. That said, there were no real details in the video to substantiate such a cost and why his system was a better ND system than the competition.

And, oh great, another bag to sling over the shoulder. Portability is not an asset with this system.

Sorry, this is not for me either but I do appreciate his effort.

Wishing him the best of luck.

« on: November 17, 2014, 10:30:10 AM »
Good luck Mr. Surapon. I hope you enjoy the MK II.  I've got GAS too but am getting help by selling alot of lenses I honestly just don't use. This forum is good therapy ;D.    I've sold my older 1DIV and 6D bodies and will keep my 1DX, 5D3 and 7D2.  I've had the 100-400 twice and will sell the one I've got now as I typically shoot with a 70-200 2.8L II with a TC2.0X with gives about the same range but much sharper and easier to use.  The 400mm f5.6L is also extremely lightweight and super sharp, oh, and cheap!

Selling some of this gear will also prevent me from lugging 6, 7 or more lenses at a time on an excursion.  I tend to carry way too much and quickly regret the added weight.

In an effort to travel lighter, I started shooting mirrorless with Fuji but again, I find myself collecting lenses and the bag is getting filled up again.  Fuji is great for travel and quick shots but it will never replace my Canon gear.

Best of luck Mr. Surapon. We'd love to see some shots with the MK II when you get it.

Abstract / Re: High resolution Moon image
« on: October 28, 2014, 05:37:39 PM »
I think I saw a Starbucks cup there....    You've probably seen the first Mars landing photo with a SB cup embedded in the sand.

What advantages does this lens have over - say - a train, which I can also afford?


Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 11:21:24 AM »
Dear Canon, please read these forums from people who know what they want in a lens. Suggested retail price is out of sync with other lenses of similar purpose, especially at F4.  It looks impressive and we expect will perform and render as well as the new 24-70 f2.8L II and 16-35 f4.0L II.

Thank you too for printing the lens focal length on the lens hood too!  This is big help so we don't have to learn another lens alphabet.

Thank you,
Markoe from USA


There's always the "remove" post option :-p

And so I did. Sorry, I'll advertise my 6D in the proper column. But in answer to the OP's question, mine has 3,400 shots.  Only once did I have to replace a shutter that just broke 120,000 and that was my 1D mk IV.  I was surprised at how affordable the new shutter assembly was and it works like a new one.

I'm from the USA, San Francisco, California, specifically Danville, CA which is the SF East Bay area.

Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: October 06, 2014, 01:17:41 PM »
San Francisco skyline in the background...

Photography Technique / Re: Light Leak with 1Dx / Lee Filters
« on: October 01, 2014, 11:40:00 AM »
One way to check this is with the lens cap on, (without the filter) take a 30 second exposure and shine a pen light at the top of the lcd and on the back lcd.  Any light leaking through these panels might show on the image.  :-\

The words 'light leak' are disastrous and any camera manufacturer. 

I experienced with Fuji's XT1 model and my Canon 5D3. The 5D3 was sent in for repair.  I haven't tested my 1DX but I don't use it for landscape or long exposures.

Abstract / Re: This image may have been photoshopped
« on: September 29, 2014, 02:22:28 PM »
Saw this monkey at our Oakland Zoo with a cel phone. I soon then saw pizza's being delivered to the same location!

EOS Bodies / Re: Pre-order On Canon 7DII
« on: September 25, 2014, 01:59:50 PM »

Surely hope this works it way out for you as I've been down the same road when I ordered the 5D3 from BH with Paypal only to find out my standard provider, Amazon, had them in stock and could ship next day for $3.99 in lieu of $68 from BH.  Trying to cancel the PP debit was not a quick walk through the park but it worked its way out.  BH and Amazon are the best you'll ever deal with.

I have seen other vendors advertise items 'in stock' only to find out when the purchase is made, 'temporarily out of stock' is emailed to me.  This happened with an order from Adorama that is still on backorder after 3 weeks. 

Best of luck!

Post Processing / Re: "Painting" plug-ins and stand alone apps
« on: September 24, 2014, 07:12:31 PM »
Very nice painting Dave.  I love this area around Pescadero and the beach/Hwy 84/Rte 1.  I've used Snap Art with pleasing results. The new Tonal Impressions plug-in from Topaz unfortunately does not work with my video card.

Would love to see more of your work with this app.

Canon General / Re: Gets the Job Done....Every Time
« on: September 22, 2014, 05:29:47 PM »
The short and sweet: Well researched and well written sysnopsis.  I completely agree and feel a sense of gratitude knowing that I too have some of the same dirt on my shoes having kicked a few other systems to the curb.  I've never felt that I could release Canon 100% as it always performs for any job I need. Period. 

Sure, I still shoot with Fuji on occasion for 'quick shots' and  travel but there is a compromise and you know as well  as I what that is.

Thanks for bringing this subject to light.

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