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Lenses / Re: 100mm 2.8L Macro IS as a portrait lens
« on: January 25, 2013, 02:04:50 PM »
"I prefer the extra compression"

I'd challenge anybody in a double blind test to accurately be able to tell the focal length used between the two lenses. Focused at "normal" portrait distances it wouldn't surprise me if the focal lengths were almost the same anyway.

35% more compression and the extra stop of speed is what made me make the same choice for the 135L. Its also the reason I decided to pass on the 85L for portraits, too tight and it will produce bigger noses.

These are my tastes and If I was able to notice the difference, that's enough for me to choose 135L > 100L for portraits.

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Lenses / Re: 100mm 2.8L Macro IS as a portrait lens
« on: January 25, 2013, 01:52:28 PM »
The 135L is the better portrait lens but the 100L can be one as well. I prefer the extra compression and extra speed for portraits. At F/2, the 135L can already be a pain to PP all the flaws in a face and the macro would be even sharper @ F/2.8.

1848
EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 6D not usable for shooting video?
« on: January 25, 2013, 11:19:13 AM »
Oh my... Is that a new holographic roof installed on your building?

1849
Technical Support / Re: at what shutter speed you turn IS off?
« on: January 25, 2013, 11:17:39 AM »
I keep IS off until I need it. Pretty straightforward.

1850
PowerShot / Re: A camera for backpacking into the wilderness...
« on: January 25, 2013, 11:13:37 AM »
G1x or G15 for long, multi-day trekks for weight and whatever you want for day hikes.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Starting to work with RAW. Help?
« on: January 24, 2013, 10:57:05 PM »
Get Lightroom 4. Adobe is more consistent with making software than anyone else and I trust that.

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Lenses / Re: 200mm F2 IS OR 135mm F2
« on: January 24, 2013, 03:29:30 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


Those are wonderful but that's not the question. My argument is more that those could be taken by a person with that eye and talent for locations and lighting with a 200 or a 135 - and probably a bunch of other stuff. Just by looking at those I really have no clue as to what they were shot with. I've seen pretty similar shots that were done with the 50L or 85L. The difference in perspective at the longer end is not that obvious. And with regard to the OP what I meant to say is that it more depends on your style and how and where you like to work to decide between those two fabulous lenses - with the focal length being the most important factor.

The photographer explains why those shots have the 200mm/2 look to them and how the 135L doesn't quite match up to it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« on: January 24, 2013, 02:38:11 PM »
The 6D is a slightly-microwaved 5D2 and re-served to us canonites for the next 4 years.  ;D

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Gigapan

Forget composition, just take it all.

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Lighting / Re: Fastest Sync Speed
« on: January 24, 2013, 02:30:57 PM »
Dont think so. The 6D even got 1/180 probably to give another reason to get a higher priced body. I guess they will leave the faster syncs to the 1D series, cuz thats what professionals use with their flash firing going wild :P

If they did do it, I'd buy one.

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The Great Picture > LF > MF > 35mm > APS-C > M4/3 > Compact Sensors

This shows that if your film is big enough, a Hanger door could be a lens.  8)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Picture

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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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