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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cheap Camera Ideas...worth it?
« on: August 23, 2012, 04:08:09 PM »
Come on guys, he says she's not that into photography, already has the 18-55mm. and you're recommending the 50mm. prime and the 40mm. pancake...

A brand new EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II costs $199 at amazon.com and it will definitely broaden her options.
Considering the fact that beginners tend to be attached to teles more, she might even get deeper into photography.

I Loled at this comment. Remembering that the original kit lens was a fixed prime. ::)

If she wants to go out and see the nightlife , a 50mm will do more good.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X won't wake from sleep
« on: August 23, 2012, 03:39:40 PM »
The 1Dx fell into a coma. :o

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cheap Camera Ideas...worth it?
« on: August 23, 2012, 02:45:58 PM »
My friend has a rebel xt (not xti) and is going to India.  She wants to know if, for $200, it's a better idea to buy a point and shoot or another lens to compliment her 18-55mm.  My problem is I don't believe there is a good answer to this question.  She says used lenses are not an issue, but $200 will still only get you so far.

As you can probably tell she really isn't that into photography as much as she just wants a record of her trip, but I would still like to give her good/correct advice.  What say you CR braintrust?

50mm 1.8... ::)

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Lenses / Re: Canon Celebrates the Production of 80 Million EF Lenses
« on: August 23, 2012, 02:44:26 PM »
79 million of which lenses are the infamous, 18-55mm Kit lenses and their many variants.  :P

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Lenses / Re: 50mm lens. I Need advice!!
« on: August 23, 2012, 02:11:34 PM »
On a similar note, are there really any concerns with sharpness and softness of the 1.2 L at apertures of 1.2 to 1.8? Because you do not invest that amount in a lens if you will not be able to use it at its strong point. Yes, you might tell me the quality of the bokeh is buttery.... but well. Any users who have the 1.2 L can comment please?

The 50L is the sharpest 50mm from 1.2-2.8 available for canon EOS mount. Done. 8)

I will also pick the canon 50mm 1.4 > Sigma 50mm 1.4. Atleast the canon 50mm hits its target and its IQ is fine for what it is and at f/2 is perfect.

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Lenses / Re: 50mm lens. I Need advice!!
« on: August 23, 2012, 12:40:38 PM »
Hey guys! thinking of getting a 50mm as my first "aftermarket" lens.

The Lenses I'm looking to pick up in about a month or so is the Canon 50mm f/1.4 or the Sigma 50mm f/1.4, or if its worth it I can wait and save a little bit more and get the Canon 50mm f/1.2 (MAYBE)

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 - I like the build quality and the size of the Sigma it feels sturdier compared to its canon counterpart and it doesn't look weird on my 7D. also the Sigma is a newer lens. The concerns I have about the Sigma is that some are having problem with the lens not working with the camera. also some focusing problems. and the lens I tried out on a local shop had a weird noise when focusing.

Canon 50mm f/1.4 - The build quality of the canon is not as sturdy as the sigma. if feels more plasticky and cheap. the Canon is almost half the size of the Sigma and it looks kinda weird on my 7D without the lens hood. but looks is not really a deciding factor for me. I know some of the canon 50mm f/1.4 have some focusing issues as well. the canon is almost silent compared to the Sigma when focusing. also the canon 50mm f/1.4 has been around for quite a while now I'm worried that if I do decide to pick up the canon a month or two later a version II comes out.

So which one should I get?

From a 50MM addict like myself, I would wait on the 50L. Get the canon 50mm 1.4, Its a good lens and if you cant afford that the 50mm 1.8 is good as well.

I don't care for the rendering of the sigma.

The 50L is king for what it is.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« on: August 23, 2012, 12:17:07 PM »
5D3 > 1Dx

Small, Compact, high-speed, incognito.  8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D X [CR1]
« on: August 23, 2012, 12:07:26 PM »
But in fact if you play around with it & pixel peep I think you'll find that up to about ISO800 or ISO1600 (depending on the camera of course, for modern Canons it's usually around 800 for crop & 1600 for FF) it's actually beneficial to do what you're saying i.e. boost the ISO to get better sensitivity for ETTR.  Until the camera starts doing more linear amplification (which causes DR to drop above those ISOs), capturing more photons is better.

Unfortunately, Canon's performance curves are "normal" when it comes to signal to noise ratio from base ISO up. SNR decreases proportionally with increase in ISO.
So ETTR at mid ISO doesn't have much of a loss of DR but SNR drops noticeably.  Still, an effective method.. of sorts.  I'd prefer an uncompromised camera.

aglet, I've been reading your posts a bit now. Can you post some of your D800 Photos here?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D X [CR1]
« on: August 22, 2012, 10:51:09 PM »
However this camera turns out, 5D3 owners will be burned.

Not if it has the same old DR (i.e. not close to low ISO Nikon or MF), much slower fps, no chance for magic lantern, costs a lot more. You'd get better reach and detail but give up a lot since Canon won't give it cropped modes with speed or stay at a more reasonable 36MP to keep some speed and doesn't seem to have the sensor tech to deliver top quality low ISO pixels. I'd rather keep the 5D3 and wait for a 5D4 or D900 myself.
Of course, who knows, maybe they finally spring their miracle new sensor with this or it does have fast crops modes or better fps (46MP dual digic should go 4.7fps not 3.7fps and it could hit 6fps if they cut MP down a little).


EDIT: OK i misread the rumor, it mentions industry leading LOW ISO so forget what I wrote above. If it has industry leading low ISO DR and 46MP it will be a landscape and studio beast!  ;D

Yes, 5D3 owners will be burned. :-X

Burned?  Why?  Just b/c a better camera comes out doesn't make the one I have worse does it?  I'm a 5D3 owner and I don't want a 46 MP camera.  I don't want a 36 MP camera.  I want a 22 MP camera with a great AF system.  There's a reason I kept my 5D Mark III and sold my 1Ds Mark III.

Canon could have done better.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D X [CR1]
« on: August 22, 2012, 10:15:39 PM »
However this camera turns out, 5D3 owners will be burned.

Not if it has the same old DR (i.e. not close to low ISO Nikon or MF), much slower fps, no chance for magic lantern, costs a lot more. You'd get better reach and detail but give up a lot since Canon won't give it cropped modes with speed or stay at a more reasonable 36MP to keep some speed and doesn't seem to have the sensor tech to deliver top quality low ISO pixels. I'd rather keep the 5D3 and wait for a 5D4 or D900 myself.
Of course, who knows, maybe they finally spring their miracle new sensor with this or it does have fast crops modes or better fps (46MP dual digic should go 4.7fps not 3.7fps and it could hit 6fps if they cut MP down a little).


EDIT: OK i misread the rumor, it mentions industry leading LOW ISO so forget what I wrote above. If it has industry leading low ISO DR and 46MP it will be a landscape and studio beast!  ;D

Yes, 5D3 owners will be burned. :-X

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D X [CR1]
« on: August 21, 2012, 02:59:04 PM »
However this camera turns out, 5D3 owners will be burned.

For what reason? Unless you plan to buy another super computer for 46MP - raw file  ;D

I feel canon should have waited a bit longer on releasing the 5D3 with a better sensor, speaking for the 3500$ price its placed for.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D X [CR1]
« on: August 21, 2012, 09:24:04 AM »
However this camera turns out, 5D3 owners will be burned.

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So this weekend I had the opportunity to shoot some outdoor portraits. I'm fairly new to this and was wondering what everyone thinks. Any criticism, constructive or not, is greatly appreciated, whether it's composition, post processing, anything really. This is my first time shooting portrait using real amateur models.

All images were either shot with a 85mm f/1.8 or 100mm f/2.8L Macro w/ Canon 7D. The 85mm images were shot using a reflector, from 9am-Noon. The 100mm f/2.8L images were shot from 4pm-7:30pm with no reflector.

When processing the images, my philosophy was less is more. I tried to keep it as 'real' as possible without overdoing the vibrant/saturation.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/85388926@N06/show/

Thanks in advance

BIG SOFT LIGHT.

There is many ways to achieve it, Large scrims are a cheap and good way, Flashes and modifiers are a more expensive way to get it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« on: August 20, 2012, 11:34:49 AM »
The 7D will be replaced eventually, but until then I still love mine. 8)

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I shot with the 5Dc for along time. Its AF was adequate for what it was, but the MK3 is just a whole different animal. Its the best AF I've ever used on any camera.

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