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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5Dc as an entry for FF? yay or nay?
« on: October 08, 2012, 11:13:23 PM »
Do your part as a photographer and you can get great result like these I've had with my 5Dc.

No one can bash this cameras IQ. Its solid all the way up to its limit of 3200.

Pic 1 - ISO 50

Pic 2 - ISO 800

Pic 3 - ISO 3200 (Limit)


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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon EOS-1S the Name? [CR1]
« on: October 06, 2012, 09:50:43 AM »
9000$? Why not just get a MF system then?  :o

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Lenses / Re: Finally got my dream lens- 200mm F2 L
« on: October 05, 2012, 11:04:39 PM »
Someday... ;D

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Hey y'all!, I'm a long time lurker but first time poster.

I'm shooting an indoor wedding in December, and plan to rent a 5D mkIII to complement my 7D and a 40D.

Coming from a 7D is there anything major I should be aware of using the 5Diii?  Tips and/or advice?

Lenses I own:
-the nifty fifty
-Canon 17-55 2.8 IS
-Kiron 105 2.8 Macro

Gear I plan to rent:
Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC
Canon 70-200 2.8L is II  :D
Canon 5D mk III  :D

Questions:
1. Will I need 60mb/s cards to shoot RAW with the 5Diii, or will 30mb/s suffice?
2. In your experience/opinion, how much speed/capacity do you need? (I'll have (3) 4GB 30mb/s cards, (1)8GB 30mb/s, and hopefully (3) shiny new 16GB 60mb/s cards (all SanDisk Extreme, Ultra, or Extreme III)  Good?  Should I pick up some more? 
3. I have 2 chargers and should have at least (2) batteries per camera.

Thanks!

Scout the locations in advance. Its the most important thing you can do.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Once you go "L" you'll never go back....
« on: October 04, 2012, 11:52:44 AM »
Ok...This is more of a rant than anything....so here goes!

NEVER EVER...EVER...EVER have an amateur, shooting with a different camera brand and very poor quality lenses shoot a wedding with you  ( you had sympathy for this person and wanted to help them grow as a photographer and allowed them to assist you, photographing)

Holy smokes!!!  I'm using L glass plus a 5D MK II  and in order to get the quality of their picture to something half decent and that looks like a hint of my pictures, talk about POST POST POST...Geesh!

They were using a Pentax K-X and a Tamron AF-70-300.  Now before everyone jumps on my case, I did provide a canon 40D with Canon Lenses ( NON-L) for him to use, however, it was sooo different than his own camera, he couldn't figure it out within the few hours he was there.

This is not a rip on the photographer, he actually has a great eye for composition....he just needs a better system....sorry..

Short of great canon (non-L primes) 85 1.8, heck the 50 mm 1.8 Mark 1....I don't know I'll ever buy poor quality lenses...

sorry....more of a rant...lol

Have a good night.

I have a 2nd shooter assignment this saturday but I wouldn't bring anything less than my Best.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5Dc as an entry for FF? yay or nay?
« on: October 02, 2012, 08:31:13 PM »
Agreed. I upgraded from a 1D mk.ii to the 5Dc... the IQ jump was amazing.  But I see a similar jump in IQ to the 5Diii (which is very similar to the IQ of the 5Dii).

How good is the IQ of a 5Dc though? Is it impressive by today's standards?

Its still better than any APS-C camera canon makes.

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Lenses / Re: Wide or ultra-wide angle with excellent corner performance
« on: October 02, 2012, 03:23:19 PM »
The Zeiss 15mm is the best I've ever seen, If you can afford it.

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Lenses / Re: 85mm f1.8 or 100mm f2.0 ???
« on: October 02, 2012, 03:04:11 PM »
I'm planing to use it for Wedding portraits mostely.

Thank you guys

The 135mm F/2 is a lens I prefer to use on men and the 85mm more on women. The 135L pops more but the 85mm tends to melt the subject into the background (More feminine IMO)

While both can do either sex well, That's my personal observation.

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Lenses / Re: 85mm f1.8 or 100mm f2.0 ???
« on: October 02, 2012, 11:34:51 AM »
Hello,

I see there are and were a lot of topics about lenses that we cannot really compare (different category or budget)
But i'm about to buy a (budget) portrait lens and i'm really confused..

What you guys think about the  85mm f1.8 and 100mm f2.0 ???
(overal quality: Resolution, CAs, Focusing, Bokeh, etc)

Or maybe a third party lens like sigma 85mmf1.4 (is it worth the money)

Thank you in advance for your experience feedbacks

100mm F/2 all the way.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Resizing and exporting in LR
« on: October 02, 2012, 11:11:00 AM »
Hi there, I've been looking around online but can't get a satisfactory answer. The issue is this -

I use Lightroom and I export images as jpegs at 100% (I know 95% saves space etc but I have terabytes to spare not an issue). I also know dpi means squat for web. Now, when I first started out I wasn't resizing mainly because I wasn't aware I had to. I'm still not sure! I always upload to flickr and facebook, never print
. I understand facebook applies some kind of compression to the images and modifies them to fit. I don't know what flickr does.  I've been experimenting with the megapixel resizing and even 2mp looks fine. My question is this - Should I just upload full size and let facebook and flickr deal with it? Or is there a way to calculate the optimum resize setting (1280 x 720 etc). What do you guys do?

I shoot RAW with a 7D / 5D mkII.

I appreciate any light shed on this, thanks!

Smaller Files = Faster Loading Times.

Why send full size files when its unnecessary? Its like sending a Tank for deer hunting.  :P

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The 50L is a mar-mite type lens, you either Love it or Hate it. In my Case, I Love my 50L. Its best used from 1.2-2.8

I would strongly suggest a rental for both.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MKII Used?
« on: October 02, 2012, 10:59:44 AM »
What's a fair going price for it these days? Looking to close a deal on a 5D MKII $1400 with 43k actuation. Is there a lot of life left on it? Thanks. I'm hoping it's still a solid camera as the MK III is too rich and 6D is somewhat of a rip off. Thanks.

Yes. Just take a laptop with you and verify with EOS count.

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While my macbook pro is loaded up, and doing fine...for fun, I'm thinking about building myself a "hackintosh" desktop....something with some REAL power behind it....

Has anyone else here played with one of these? I figure with multiple, multi-threaded processors, tons of ram....render times would be almost nil.....

C

The hackintosh's I've seen are always loaded with bugs and few run well. You better off buying a Mac if you like OSX.

Otherwise Win7 Pro Runs all the Adobe software nicely.

I disagree. I've built two and they have barely any issues. The only one that's slightly annoying is not having the ability to sleep. Otherwise I have full optical audio, 3d, cuda support, etc. And my quad core (8 threads) w/24GB ram crushes in Lightroom/Photoshop.

If you attempt to build one just make sure you do your homework on hardware. Most problems can be avoided by choosing configurations that have been tried and working. visit tonymac's web site for help.

I suppose. I don't dig around that stuff too much.

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While my macbook pro is loaded up, and doing fine...for fun, I'm thinking about building myself a "hackintosh" desktop....something with some REAL power behind it....

Has anyone else here played with one of these? I figure with multiple, multi-threaded processors, tons of ram....render times would be almost nil.....

C

The hackintosh's I've seen are always loaded with bugs and few run well. You better off buying a Mac if you like OSX.

Otherwise Win7 Pro Runs all the Adobe software nicely.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Who uses a handheld light meter?
« on: October 02, 2012, 10:24:40 AM »
I'd be interested to hear your opinions on whether you think a light meter is a worthwhile accessory for landscape photography, particularly one measuring reflected (or spot) metering.

I was thinking of purchasing the Sekonic L-758DR. The video below makes what seems a good case for it's use, but then it would as it's produced for/by Sekonic. It's one of many videos from Sekonic.

Just to pre-empt the obvious question (that I also had) "why don't you simply use the camera's spot meter?", one answer appears to be that you can use the meter to take multiple spot readings and the Sekonic will average them out for you.
It also allows you to 'profile' your DSLR's sensor so you know it's dynamic range and will show the exposure range with reference to your camera's capabilities.

http://youtu.be/UpZVPSRSf6U

All opinions gratefully received. Thank you.


If I still shot MF or Large Format Film, I always had my Light meter.

Now with digital, I prefer a RGB histogram. It works for me. Why bother with a light meter?

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