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ive never used a flash before, whats best for a wedding, i assume softening the light somehow will be useful
Is the built in flip diffuser usless?

I saw you site and Great work BTW. It was hard to believe you've never used flash. I submit to istock myself but I've been slacking off lately.  :P

Generally bounce flash, fill flash and Off-camera flash are whats going to be used quite a bit in weddings. The rouge flash benders and wing-light have done decent results with on-camera flash.

The options for off-camera diffusers are ridiculous. I generally like octoboxes & umbrellas for portability.

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The sto-fen really isn't really a diffuser as much as it makes a speedlite more bare-bulb. This means that a stofen won't make the light softer but will bounce light in a small room everywhere giving the sense of softer light. Using it directly with no bounce surfaces is a waste of power.

Personally, I use Rogue Flashbenders and the Winglight.

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I still have a d30 :P I should probably sell it.

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Lenses / Re: Best lens from my set for nightclubs?
« on: March 21, 2013, 04:05:09 PM »
24L II is a fantastic dance reception lens. Small, Compact, discreet, and Fast.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds III
« on: March 21, 2013, 03:37:44 PM »
Fred Miranda or Craigslist. Just be careful with CL scammers.

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Canon failed at a mirrorless camera so they said, "Lets just make the SLR really small. So small the advantage is lost to not having a mirror" Voila! The SL1. Personally, If it was a FF camera that size, We'd all have our minds blown.

It would have to have a very special prism housing to make that work ;)

Rebel 2000 + FF sensor = The most awesome compact FF camera ever. Done. I'd buy that.

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Canon failed at a mirrorless camera so they said, "Lets just make the SLR really small. So small the advantage is lost to not having a mirror" Voila! The SL1. Personally, If it was a FF camera that size, We'd all have our minds blown.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D, DIGIC 6 & 18mp Sensors
« on: March 20, 2013, 06:34:21 PM »
Ah the EF 200-400 f/4L IS... The worst kept secret and will be the most un-exciting announcement ever.

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Canon General / Re: Other websites?
« on: March 20, 2013, 05:59:15 PM »
Strobist.

Dpreview.

The digital picture.

Nikon rumors.

Istockphoto.

That's about it.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Crazy... go Nikon?
« on: March 20, 2013, 05:12:31 PM »
I think that next time when someone starts a new thread how inadequate Canon is for his needs, he should also post an image where he will point what exactly he finds inadequate. Otherwise, how can one be convinced that 22 megapixels isn't enough for someone's but 36 megapixels is? So, I'd suggest do the following:
1. Start a new thread and post an image you took with your Canon gear.
2. Indicate what exactly you don't like in it. Is it the lack of your photographic skills which doesn't let you get great images, or it's a camera/lens inability to produce what you'd like to see?
3. Answer your own question, does a possible negligible difference in IQ justify investing into a new system?

A while ago, I myself was considering buying a Sony FF DSLR in addition to my Canon, just because of the Zeiss 135 1.8. But every time I had these thoughts, I was always thinking that Canon's 135 2.0, 85 1.2ii, 70-200 2.8, 50 1.2, Zeiss 100 2.0 makro and my favorite 200 2.0 are at least as good as 135 1.8.

Guys, I really think we should stop this thread. As I've said before, it's a personal decision to invest his own money into something or not, same as with cars, computers, smartphones, girls :) Some of us can see the logic in it, some cannot. If having an additional system makes you happy, go for it and enjoy your photographs! Although sometimes we're getting upset with Canon, I'm sure we'll be proud of its new products soon (but probably not this week) :)

I've seen other posters (esp. RLPhoto and PBD) who've been asking for much of the same - example of a shot where the Canon system screwed up as compared to Nikon ... the result ... none, nada.

Yes DR is important and I'd take 14 stops any day ... but to say it greatly limits shooting is just plain wrong.

None, nada?

There are several comparisons showing the benefits of great DR.
You can start to look at this video Nikon DX vs Canon APS-C: Dynamic Range (Part 2/3)
then you maybe understand

Highlights exposing so no clipping occurs=high contrast scene
Then you have a lot of examples at Dpreview, Luminous Landscape etc etc etc and even here by Mikael Risedal

If you have trouble to understand the benefits of great DR and no visible banding/pattern noise , look at the video again.

No one would  say no to a good lens compared to a inferior one, likewise with a sensor
But you can offcourse always argue that you can  not se any difference in a small picture.

Read carefully this. Nikon has better DR than canon, Everyone here knows that. Anyone who argues otherwise is out of their minds.

The real point is this, in actual shooting could you, not DXO, not camera labs or anyone else show in your photos that a canon cameras DR has failed you. If so, then make your point to switch immediately to nikon because canon is limiting your creativity. If you can't show so, don't complain here. We're talking real, solid photos not induced under-exposed crap but real photos.

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Lenses / Re: What next?
« on: March 20, 2013, 10:51:20 AM »
More speedlites and an ultra wide.

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With 4000$, you could build a ludicrous win7 machine. Far, far more powerful than any apple machine for that price.

I'm still running an e6600 c2D machine I built in 2006! It runs great.

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I've been waiting for one and they seem to get shipments monthly at BHphoto. It's always too late by the time I get to the site. :/

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Portraits and sports are the top uses for the 200L2. I'd get it over a 300 f/2.8 because its a more useful focal length for me. It's a whole stop faster than the 70-200 and a stop is a lot! That's like from 1/250 to 1/500th.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T5i Leaks
« on: March 20, 2013, 10:25:11 AM »

How is that people continually fail to understand that a "camera" is not a metal/plastic box with a sensor inside,

Neuro, you just failed Photography 101.  :)
We just had our last lecture before the final exam and the instructor took pains to point out that
   "A camera is a light tight box with a sensor inside and a mechanism for letting light in."
I'm pretty sure thats going to be one of the answers required on the final exam.

Just  an observation, of the fifteen students in the class,  2 have crop Nikons, 1 has a Sony Nex and the other  12 have crop Canons ranging from the XTi to the 7D.   
Canon must be doing something right with their "crappy" sensors.

No. You didn't discern what he was saying. I could simply give the answer, but just reread your answer and neuro statement and you'll discern the simple comment.

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