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Black & White / Re: Your best Architectural & City B&W shots?
« on: January 24, 2013, 01:23:46 PM »
Lots of tripod love in this thread.  8)
Wow! How did you figure that?

Good compositions.

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Lenses / Re: 200mm F2 IS OR 135mm F2
« on: January 24, 2013, 01:11:44 PM »


This is what you are looking for when his site comes back up...
http://stepheneastwood.com/tutorials/Tutorials_Lens_Perspective.htm



Yes, I've seen those before. But what really is the take-away from that? What are the practical implications? Clearly, you don't want to use anything under 50mm for head shots. We kind of knew that already but this series makes it even more clear. And yes, even 50 through 85 can be borderline depending on the model. But seriously, what is the difference between 135 and 200 or higher here? If you shuffle those samples around or just show real life samples I bet most of us wouldn't be able to tell what was shot with a 100L, 135L or 200L. They all work for this really well and it becomes more a question of other factors that you may prefer or not. Distance to the subject and type of location being the more important ones here I think.


http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/791634/0

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 24, 2013, 12:21:03 PM »
We should start a CR landscape Exhibit and go on tour.  ;D

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Black & White / Re: Your best Architectural & City B&W shots?
« on: January 24, 2013, 12:06:21 PM »
Lots of tripod love in this thread.  8)

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Lenses / Re: 200mm F2 IS OR 135mm F2
« on: January 24, 2013, 11:56:12 AM »
200/2L > 135L/85LII > 200/2.8L

IMO, for portraits anyway

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Canon 600EX-RT review
« on: January 24, 2013, 11:30:32 AM »
Love the review and I will eventually dump my 580II's for some 600RT's in the future. It's just at the moment, I want to invest in some newer strobes.  :P

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Not one bit, waiting for FF-EVIL that doesn't require the sale of a kidney.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Where are you EOS 70D?
« on: January 24, 2013, 11:17:15 AM »
I expect the 70D to be a repackaged 7D and the 7DII to be a step-up from that.

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Lenses / Re: 200mm F2 IS OR 135mm F2
« on: January 24, 2013, 11:13:11 AM »
The 200 f/2 is the portrait lens. The 135L is the closest thing to it for budget users.

I think you will find that the design brief for the 200 f2 was primarily lowlight and shorter long focal length sports, that it is used very effectively for portraits by some is a complimentary use for it. Certainly if you want to see ten or fifteen 200 f2's together just go to any ATP World Tour event. Canon made the 85 1.2 as a pure no holds barred portrait lens and considered AF of secondary importance to the "look" it gives.

I remember for years the sample images for the 300 f2.8 IS are head shots portraits, though nobody would doubt that portrait shooters are not the primary market for that lens! Though there are a few that use it, for instance I do, but primarily because I have one and don't need the 200 f2.

EDIT: Obviously the 200 f2.8 is the budget version of the 200 f2.

Used the 85L II, Found it kinda meh when I already have the 135L. The 200/2 is the best portrait lens canon makes IMO, its just expensive and heavy. Sure it can be used for sports as well.  ::)

The 200/2.8 is a lens I've never been particularly fond of when the 70-200LII does the same thing. I used the 200/2 at a buddys house for about an hour, and instantly knew it was in a league of its own.

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Lighting / Re: Fastest Sync Speed
« on: January 24, 2013, 09:22:47 AM »
I wish my 5D3 had a 1/250 sync speed. :( perhaps canon will do this in the 5D4?

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Lenses / Re: 200mm F2 IS OR 135mm F2
« on: January 24, 2013, 09:14:40 AM »
The 200 f/2 is the portrait lens. The 135L is the closest thing to it for budget users.

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Amazing! This gives me even less reason's to buy EOS-M.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D - How bad is it? Really?
« on: January 23, 2013, 11:12:17 AM »
Another thing that factors to help NR in post is having very good lenses. When you have a sharp lens to start with, at High ISO, adding Heavy NR won't affect the sharpness of the photo too much.

But if you combine a duff lens, with high ISO, and Heavy NR... Expect ugly results.

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5D2 or wait until the 6D is sub 1700$. It's too expensive for what it is.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D - How bad is it? Really?
« on: January 23, 2013, 06:17:23 AM »
Had a 7D and everything is great about it except the sensor. It's usable from 100-3200 and 6400 in a pinch. As long as you know the limits before you buy, the photos downsized to 10MP look fine to me.

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