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Lenses / Re: UV filters (any difference?)
« on: March 04, 2013, 11:42:56 AM »
I always use filters
According to MrFotoFool, you and I (and anyone else who uses filters) are just "snapshooters" and are not "serious photographers" :D

Or maybe we're just clumsy...

Just the other day I was out taking some snapshots with my 1D X and EF 600mm f/4L IS II and I didn't have a UV filter on the front of the lens.   :P   

In fact, here's the snapshot to prove it!

If they made them for Big Tele's, I'd probably buy one to be honest.  :-X

Yuck! I never liked Kodachrome. Fuji-chrome was far better or even etkachrome.

Lenses / Re: UV filters (any difference?)
« on: March 04, 2013, 09:03:54 AM »
Seems to me based on casual observation that snapshooters use them and serious photographers (especially pros) do not.
Sounds like you never heard of  "serious photographers" who shoot in conditions where dust, dirt, sea water splashes, mist, condensation are an issue. Have you ever seen a photographer at a dirt bike race? or a speed boat race with the photographer following the speeds boats? or a photographer at a sand dune bash? ... FYI they do have filters on their lenses for protection ... unless you consider them "snapshooters". While I do understand/appreciate your point of view/choice, statements like "serious photographers" don't use them and only "snapshooters use them" sounds very naive to say the least.
Tonnes of professional photographers and "serious photographers" use protective filters. Yes there are many pros who don't use them but that is totally dependent on their situation/preference but it has nothing to do with being a "snapshooter" or a "serious photographer".

I always use filters because in the heat of photographic battle, you don't have time to cap your lenses sometimes and I could just chuck my lens in a bag w/o worrying about the front element.

A UV filter is piece of mind, and allows me to work quickly.

Lenses / Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« on: March 04, 2013, 08:58:04 AM »
1. 135L

2. 50L

3. 24-105L

4. 24L II

I use my 135L the most as I tend to shoot tele more. As a GP kit for me, it'd be 24-105L + 50L.

Lenses / Re: 135mm L
« on: March 02, 2013, 09:51:17 PM »
So I spent the past couple of weeks researching portrait lenses (mostly this one and the 85mm f1.2), and partly as a result of this thread, I picked up the 135mm this afternoon.  I can't wait to get out with it a bit tomorrow.  I think my fiancée will really enjoy not waiting around for the slow focus of the 100mm f2.8L... fewer frozen smiles, here we come!

Lenses / Re: Lens purchase strategy
« on: March 02, 2013, 12:04:04 AM »
I completely agree with you Ray, but unfortunately my 135L isn't always wide enough. :\

Three works. Wide, mid, & tele. Why buy any more?

Canon General / Re: Portfolio
« on: March 01, 2013, 06:26:45 PM »
I've always felt strongly about having a printed portfolio in a hard-cover book. Nothing has presence when they ask

"Can we see your commercial work in the past years?"

And you lay them a stunning Hard-cover book with full page prints. I also take a laptop too but I prefer to present a book.

Lenses / Re: Lens purchase strategy
« on: March 01, 2013, 04:46:05 PM »
My strategy is simply.  Buy what I want.  If I don't have the money, save or readjust expenses until I can afford it.  Or tell my wife that near duplications are there in case both of us need to shoot at the same time.

Until 6 months ago I was drivng a 12 year old car - photography gear often wins out.

I still drive a Mint '91 Lariat F-150, Why buy a new car? That's like 200 F/2 monies.  :P

Lenses / Re: Lens purchase strategy
« on: March 01, 2013, 02:32:18 PM »
My strategy was to buy the minimum amount of lenses needed. I found three that could do everything I needed and one to cover all those in-case of failure.

24L II - Fast wide prime

50L - GP fast 50mm

135L - Fast Tele & Portrait Lens

24-105 - Covers all these in one lens.

*Big glass of choice would be 200L + 1.4/2x tele-converters.

Canon General / Re: Portfolio
« on: March 01, 2013, 01:41:20 PM »
I've had great experiences with Adorama books. Check 'em out.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Photos from Fuji X100s
« on: March 01, 2013, 12:25:02 PM »
Impressive. Fuji always had good color since fuji-chrome & Velvia days.

Too bad I'd probably get a g15 before a X100s. :|

My wife took my RX1. I might get x100s for travel.

I could live with a fixed 35mm but, I'd probably buy a small Hot-shoe'd camera for strobist stuff. The X100S is 1299$ and with speedlites I'd be shooting HSS @ ISO 100-400. Why pay that? I'd could get the same from a G15 plus a zoom lens for traveling around.

It's nice, but It wouldn't fit into my system well. The size is good, Price is good, IQ is excellent, but just not for me.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Photos from Fuji X100s
« on: March 01, 2013, 12:14:05 PM »
Impressive. Fuji always had good color since fuji-chrome & Velvia days.

Too bad I'd probably get a g15 before a X100s. :|

Is that 200mm f2.0 you holding? It looks awesome ;D

Yes, My favorite lens... That I could never afford.  ;D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cheapest way
« on: March 01, 2013, 11:54:44 AM »
I really want to go full frame by the end of June as I am the photographer for a wedding at the end of that month, but I am on a very tight budget. I would like to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the 24-105mm lens; I live in the UK and would like to know the best way/places of getting this camera and lens at the cheapest price possible. Yes I understand this may mean not getting this equipment new.

Thanks very much!  :)

A 24-105L is a good lens but It wouldn't do weddings well Unless you do alot of flash.

Lets say 2000$ is your budget.

5D2 + 24-105 = 2000$ used.


50mm 1.8 + 100 F/2
580 ExII

for about the same used price.

I'd honestly choose the latter setup, but that's just me.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Obama using Canon!
« on: March 01, 2013, 11:39:48 AM »
Probably Pete Sousa's cam.

Technical Support / Re: Teleconverter and DOF
« on: March 01, 2013, 11:29:12 AM »
I believed if you stay in the same spot, and zoom in, your perspective and DOF are the same. Only when you move the camera or mess with the aperture is when DOF changes.

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