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Lenses / Re: Canon should change name to Coma
« on: October 10, 2012, 09:47:05 AM »
I'd stop down a bit. :|

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Lenses / Re: First Portrait Lens, Need Suggestions
« on: October 10, 2012, 09:37:44 AM »
100mm F/2

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Technical Support / Re: Event Shooting: Camera Picture Style Setting
« on: October 10, 2012, 09:35:11 AM »
Hello All,

I have to shoot a group event next week. It will be organized completely indoors. And it is unpaid (In any case I am not a pro photographer). I am the sole member of the group who has some enthusiasm in photography (read who has two cameras and a couple of flashes), so the duty has fallen upon me. It is not a lifetime event for anyone (that is it is not a wedding, or engagement or anything as such).

I do not want to spend a lot of time on post processing (in fact it will be best if I do not have to spend any) in front of my computer. So I am planning to take the photos in Large/Fine JPEG format (will enable me to take a lot of "snaps" with my current cards). Unfortunately, I have never done this - that is never taken photos in JPEG format. Even before I bought my first (digital) camera, I was reading about photography and so the first photo taken by me with my first camera was a in RAW format.

I am looking for your help in deciding which picture style should I choose to shoot? Standard or Portrait or Landscape or Neutral or Faithful? If I go for User Defined styles then what should I choose as values of the four things that we can choose inside each of the photo styles. I shall use a 40D and a 50D (with a 12-24 Tokina, and an old EF 22-55mm Canon lens, may be a a few with 50mm 1.8 II).

Thank you for your time and help.

Shoot flat, low contrast neutral JPEGs. If you do decide to post process later, you'll have some latitude.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5Dc as an entry for FF? yay or nay?
« on: October 10, 2012, 09:29:00 AM »
Thats pretty good for 3200. I never got shots with this low grain/ noise on 3200 on my 5dc...

Did you nail your exposure's?

Also, the larger the format of film, the less critical it is of the lens you put in front of it.

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Lighting / Re: What to get?
« on: October 09, 2012, 08:53:46 PM »
I sold my 3 strobes with battery packs to fund purchase of flash units instead, but not sure what to get.  I shoot weddings and portraits and would like a flash on a stand and another one for on camera use as well but only have 500-750 to spend on everything.  Can anyone help me find a suitable setup to accomplish this?  I have a little experience with the 430exII but I could never figure out how to get it to slave. 

Any help would be amazing!  Thank you.

3x 430 EX II's + cowboy tiggers.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 200 f/2L IS
« on: October 09, 2012, 08:14:39 PM »
The 200mm F/2 is teh best portrait lens ever made. ;D

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Reviews / My Mini-Review of the 85mm 1.2L II.
« on: October 09, 2012, 08:07:49 PM »
Just my Little mini-review of this sweet lens. Feel free to critique it if you like, I don't do many reviews.

http://ramonlperez.tumblr.com/post/33253428138/fast-prime-shoot-out-pt-1-85mm-1-2l-ii-mini-review

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5Dc as an entry for FF? yay or nay?
« on: October 09, 2012, 12:23:49 PM »
Nice shots RL... but there has to be some NR going on there... I had a 5Dc and I could get visible noise at 400 iso and needed denoising....

I agree the image the 5D gives is very good.  But I tested the amount of noise it had compared to a T2i and at 1600 ISo the T2i was cleaner. The only advantage the 5Dc has was shallow DoF, rest the T2i won on other criteria.

I disagree. The 5Dc still has better ISO performance than my 7D. Here is the untouched, full-res, no-NR jpg straight from lightroom. Since lenses are sharper on FF, it makes the noise seem more like grain and not like mush on APS-C. This means you can be more aggressive with NR and keep sharpness than aps-C.

Its a very clean file. Feel free to examine it for your determination.

ISO-3200 is quite usable. Remember, this file has no sharpening or post-processing of any kind.

http://images.us.viewbook.com/9a8bb8062cdfc9b86e057b85a601e742.jpg

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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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