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EOS Bodies / Re: Any Nikon D3x to Canon 5D MKiii converts?
« on: September 11, 2012, 11:12:43 AM »
All I gotta say is "ISO performance baby  8)"

Too bad those D3X users fell violated when the d800 was released. Plus the D800 has better ISO performance than the 5D3 anyway. ::)

I use a Asus 19" monitor and an ACER 23" monitor I got from Newegg. They're pretty good as long as you calibrate them. I use the Spyder 3 elite.

IPS is the best, but eh, I get great results from what I have. If you consider most people's will not have an IPS monitor to even view your images at there best, Why bother?

Lenses / Re: Any Wedding Lens Advice?
« on: September 11, 2012, 11:05:06 AM »
So, my wife and I have three weddings right at the start of 2013, but here's the kicker; I think we're lacking a little glass.

We have the following
5DII, 60D, 17-40L, 35L, 50 1.4, and a 430ex ii. We also have a 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 which I am not the biggest fan of and will be selling soon. We would like to keep our purchase at a max of ~2K and don't mind buying new, refurbed, or used (from a quality seller).

What do you all think? I strongly believe that this forum is an invaluable resource for photographers who are beginning their business and thank you all in advance for your support.


If I were you, I wouldn't even bring the 70-300. The 35L + 5D2 and the 50mm + 60D during most of the day. I would rotate either a 135L prime or the 70-200MM in when needed.

Keep it simple, 2-3 lenses and flashes on both cameras, even for just the AF assist beam. Use the 17-40 for the show stopper photos of the church but that's about it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« on: September 11, 2012, 11:00:07 AM »
7d autofocus? No thanks

Ive had the displeasure of owning this camera for over a year. Worst Af ive ever seen. If I was thinking about a possible 6d, lets just say im not any more :(


The 7D's AF is superb. Nuff said.  8)

Software & Accessories / Convert your Photos to ASCII art!
« on: September 10, 2012, 07:10:10 PM »
This is cool, and converted one my more popular landscapes into ASCII Art. 8)

The best viewing is full screen and a step back from your monitor.

Sports / Re: Newbie - some feedback please!
« on: September 10, 2012, 06:50:39 PM »
You get my digital thumbs up.
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Lenses / Re: Wide Angle for Crop and FF?
« on: September 10, 2012, 06:47:30 PM »
24L  8)

Portrait / Re: Beach Portrait
« on: September 10, 2012, 06:46:04 PM »
Oh my.... shes a bit toasty...  :-X

Lighting / Re: Direct Flash - How to make it useful?
« on: September 10, 2012, 06:41:16 PM »
I can never get good direct flash, how do you get decent images like the one below.

I like off-camera and very competent in that, but direct flash I never could quite grasp it.


that shot is with a ring flash notice the lack of shadow on the face so its very bright and alive also look closely at the catch lights in the eyes, i have a rayflash that pops onto the 580 ex or exii to do this its light and portable and gives good results. a ring flash gives a much more different look to a straight up hotshoe mounted blast

Neat. I'll have to order one soon but, Still...

Any tips on direct flash? Like this one looks to be a speedlite straight on to me.

I was recently thrust into a situation with no other option but direct flash, and it wasn't as smooth as I would have liked it. I'm not implying these are the greatest photos but they're passable.

Lighting / Direct Flash - How to make it useful?
« on: September 10, 2012, 03:43:43 PM »
I can never get good direct flash, how do you get decent images like the one below.

I like off-camera and very competent in that, but direct flash I never could quite grasp it.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« on: September 10, 2012, 01:54:54 PM »
Funny how similar we are sometimes.  I also sold my 7D (still working on selling my 10-22) to help fund a 5DIII.  I had a very early 7D, and was always disappointing in low light perf.  I'd almost never go above 1600, 3200 only in emergency.  The 5DIII has preposterously better IQ.   It is so much better it feels like I'm cheating.  Now when people complement my pictures by saying "you must have a great camera", I might not get mad, I might agree!

Yep, I lose a little reach.  Fine-I'll crop or rent a lens when I need more than my 70-200mm f4L provides. 

Besides IQ and AF, I like this about the 5D.
For me, handling and "feel" are very, very similar to 7D.
Menus are easier to get around. 
DOF preview button is better now, although I've accidentally bumped it a few times,

Don't like as much:
Moved playback zoom button.  Still keep messing that up...
Mode dial lock.  Blech. The very few times I ever accidentally moved it, I just move it back.  Over all much less effort then having to press the lock release button to turn it, esp if I am also holding a remote shutter release, my hat, glasses, lens cap, etc...
These are just niggles.  Otherwise, this things is a monster.
So yes.  WORTH IT.

That zoom feature drives me nuts! And I can't use the set button to zoom because I use it as my ISO button. (A great feature in my D30 as well.)

Software & Accessories / Re: 580EX II Faulty by Design?
« on: September 10, 2012, 01:50:56 PM »

Don't forget that renting gear also give you the chance to try out new stuff... Which is always fun. 8)

Fast Primes, 24L or 28 1.8

50mm is covered

100mm F/2 or 135L.

Rent an 5D series body and with your XSI and these primes, you'll be fine.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is a 46mp Canon EOS-1 on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 10, 2012, 11:36:06 AM »
In my opinion, if Canon does not launch an cheaper model around 2500-3000€ with 35+MP, they will loose a lot of photographers.

Are they 'losing a lot of photographers' to the D800 now?   ::)


Can you please post a link to the sales figures/reports/ranking that back up that claim?

Why? You post sales figures that they're not. That is the clear implication of your question.

Innocent until proven guilty.  :-X

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