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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

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« on: September 10, 2012, 11:33:12 AM »
Yes, but I still keep my 7D for reach and FPS, otherwise its gathering more dust than my MK3.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is a 46mp Canon EOS-1 on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 10, 2012, 10:44:14 AM »
46MP? Almost an 8000 x 6000 Pixel size? That's crazy for 35mm.

Look at the estimated sizes for the files.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Announced
« on: September 10, 2012, 10:38:01 AM »
This is great. This will definitely be my first tilt-shift.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A potential Tamron 24-70 problem
« on: September 07, 2012, 05:36:49 PM »
*Covering that once in a lifetime photo

Ok, I've got this in the bag.

*Viewfinder goes blurry*


I should have bought canon.  >:(

Lenses / Re: new ziess 55mm, redefining?
« on: September 07, 2012, 04:40:10 PM »
If zeiss made their lenses with USM AF, I'd never buy a canon lens, Ever. :o

Here you go  :)
Zeiss Contax N AF lenses can be converted to AF with Canon.  Zeiss knows very well how to make their lenses AF with Canon, they just have chosen not do do so.

LKASJ:DJ! They want a Grand to convert a Contax 85mm 1.4?!

Thats not quite what Meant, I meant just manufactuing EOS mount lenses with AF.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Raw, mRaw, sRaw of JPEG
« on: September 07, 2012, 02:11:39 PM »
I shot Raw + Small Tiny Basic JPEG. The RAW for editing and the JPEG for a carrier file if a client needs it now, or to have a thumbnail when on a thumbdrive.

EOS Bodies / Re: Pre digital days, please shed some light for me
« on: September 07, 2012, 01:25:00 PM »
I still miss shooting Velvia 50 for landscapes and Ektachrome for portraits. Those were the good days.  ;D

I never liked kodachrome, Why did it get so much rave?  I never understood that.

Something old, something new
Something red, something blue

The blue team liked Velvia and Ektachrome. The red team went for Kodachrome.

When I started scanning my 30+ year-old slides, I found the Ektachrome washed out, some of it just gone. The Kodachrome looks like the day it was shot.

If I had to, I could go back and live in a Kodachrome world.

I shot kodachrome for alittle bit, and the few slides I do have are just as ugly now and they were 30 years ago. ::)

Here is a old ektachrome scan on a Epson v500. Its not perfect but these were stored badly.

Lenses / Re: 400, 200 or...?
« on: September 07, 2012, 01:08:35 PM »
I know I'd get the 200 F/2. Its the sharpest lens canon has ever made, and its THE PORTRAIT LENS.

As for sports, F/2 will stop action better if you can get closer.

Portrait / Re: New User - First 5D Mark III Portrait
« on: September 07, 2012, 12:17:36 PM »
Not a fan of the dutch frame, and hand is severed. The background is distracting and yet, not giving a sense of place. I dont care for the composition.

The light is somewhat direct for the subject.

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