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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR1]
« on: March 07, 2013, 11:14:06 AM »
10 FPS.

61-point AF W/ spot metering per focus point.

High Voltage for faster AF.

Integrated Grip.

1D Weather sealing.

New Sensor tech.

Expect a ridiculous price tag.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: need advise on what speedlite?
« on: March 07, 2013, 10:53:53 AM »
I'd bite the bullet and get 2x 600-RT's so you could still use AF-assist and have a flash off-camera.

Thanks for posting this.  Have you tested this technique against using unsharp mask on an RGB image?  If so, what were the results?

With images that have a lot of color, LAB sharpening avoids a lot of blotchyness in sharpening that normal sharpening does. I would use this with photos that have deep colors and many details.


Fantastic Sharpening Technique! It doesn't ruin colors when sharpening! My new technique for extensive sharpening. I just had to share this.

Abstract / Re: Paint Drop
« on: March 06, 2013, 04:49:42 PM »
Is it OOF? or just no sharpening? Either way, Nice photo.  ;D

Lighting / Re: 580ex ii not firing
« on: March 06, 2013, 04:45:54 PM »
Check the pins on the foot to make sure they're clean and springy. If not, They won't contact the hotshoe well.

Make sure your camera hot-shoe is clean and corrosion free as well.

A 7D will a night/day difference in Performance but if you've got the budget, a used 1D3 could be even better.

Lenses / Re: 200-400 f/4 L IS vs 100-400 vII (hypothetical)
« on: March 06, 2013, 11:17:50 AM »
$11,000 vs $3000 - That is the question.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is this true
« on: March 06, 2013, 11:06:17 AM »
The MK3 has a finer pattern noise and less banding from the MK2 + 1 Megapickel. Otherwise, the IQ is very similiar.

The MK3 major improvements are AF, general operations, and Video. Which make this a whole new class of camera compared to the mk2.

Lenses / Re: Addicted to dof
« on: March 06, 2013, 10:57:55 AM »
Hi all.

I have the canon 50mm 1.4 an the canon 85mm 1.8 using on my 5d3.

I'm constantly on a quest for shallower dof. I do a lot of street photography.

My hesitations on upgrading to the L lenses are (other than cost):

Will I actually see a noticeable difference in dof?
The 50mmL has a pronounced focus shift narrower than f2.
The 85mm 1.2. is slower af than the 1.8

My question is will I see much difference between 1.4 and 1.2 @ 50mm and 1.8 and 1.2 at 85mm?
Also, does anyone know if the sigma 85 is any good? And similarly is it worth going from 85mm 1.8 to 85mm 1.4?

Portrait / Re: First paid photo shoot - DATE: 23 March 2013
« on: March 06, 2013, 10:49:37 AM »
Please do this for yourself, and your client, and for your reputation.

1. Add a 50mm 1.8 to your kit. You have no fast glass, and you'll need fast glass at some point at a wedding. Its cheap, fast, and quality(to a Point). Ditch the 18-55mm, You already have the 18-135mm and no need for it.

2. Scout all the locations ahead of time, and get a shot list from the couple.

3. Practice basic on-camera flash technique, Fill, Bounce, AF-Assist, Etc... It will be Needed.

4. A second body would be highly recommended in case your 60D dies.

All in all, I would keep the couple's expectations low. If you turn out better work than expected, you'll impress them. If you raise they're expectations too high, you'll never meet them.

EOS Bodies / Re: replacing 7d with 5d3
« on: March 05, 2013, 02:08:29 PM »
I replaced my 7D with another MK3 after getting my first one. I doubt I'll ever go back to crop cameras...

A little late to the 1998 USM party nikon?

As a prior owner of a dust blower 100-400, I'd send tat memo to canon....and their 50s inspired push, puller.

Great tech advancements at Nikon, Like how they still make bodies with screws to AF and Manual focus lenses.  :P

Lenses / Re: What happened to DO?
« on: March 05, 2013, 12:55:44 PM »
If canon we're to revamp DO tech, I believe they'd release several major lenses at one time and ditch the older ones immediately to rid themselves of the stigma of the Old DO tech.

Personally, I'd love a 200mm F/2 IS DO the size/weight of a 135L.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 85 f/1.2L II
« on: March 05, 2013, 12:50:04 PM »
Call me a snob but unless the glass is made by Canon, Nikon or Zeiss you're better off without it.

That's not snobbery, it's idealism.

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