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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Mirrorless Information [CR1]
« on: July 03, 2012, 10:46:40 AM »
Nikon Went after the Medium format with the d800. If it will succeed, Only time will tell, but they went for it.

Canon should go after the Leica market with its mirrorless design. Just give me a FF or APS-H sensor in a small, lightweight body and keeping the price sub 2000$, and it will fly off the shelves.

Canon needs to be more brave, like in the original 1Ds days.

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Lighting / Re: Fauxtographer Ruins Olympic photos.
« on: July 02, 2012, 11:20:07 PM »
After reading all the comments about the people who know they could dotter, why did they not post their images to show us?
 
We do not know under what circumstances the images were taken.  He certainly seems to have a lot of prominent images, including photographer of the year in 2009. 
 
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Joe+Klamar+&qpvt=Joe+Klamar+&FORM=IGRE


Your only as good as your last shoot. Unfortunately, this is going to be hard for him to live down.

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Lighting / Re: Fauxtographer Ruins Olympic photos.
« on: July 02, 2012, 07:19:11 PM »
ROFL that is terrible tis like a trainwreck, I cant look away!

his white seamless paper is a bit tatty

now why would they not have just got a real pro like joe mcnally to do this
I mean this is what a guy like him does, I doubt there is anyone on the planet that
could do a better job of this sort of shoot than joe

Agreed, This is laudable of fauxtography.

I could have done better with a rebel, 50mm, and a couple of whiteboards. >:(

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Daytime Event Shooting
« on: July 02, 2012, 07:00:51 PM »
OP said event which I am guessing is not a posed shoot else missed shots would not be an issue.

To move the gear around that you are talking about would require assistants. If it was a posed shoot then you would probably not use speedlights, more like Rangers or the like

Hmmm... I also remember posting to the OP, That IF there was ANY posed shots, which is not un-common for event's at all, a scrim could be very useful, Lightweight, fast, and effective way to handle 12 o'clock light quickly.

Also, I'm not the one who recommended off-camera flash work.

I simply posted something that has worked very well for me.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Daytime Event Shooting
« on: July 02, 2012, 06:52:40 PM »

From Experience, Its usually with a HEAVY SANDBAG Weighting down a Soft box or umbrella to modify the light from the flash to get nice, soft light.

Unless of course, you like Direct Flash... If that's your thing.

There are several other options - big softbox is probably less useful. Moving a flash stand and sandbags is entertaining on your own and will lead to missed shots

Hmmm... Weren't we discussing posed photos? ???

A scrim is 30$, lightweight and easy implement. Give's good light and fixes the issue of 12 o'clock light.

2 Flashes, plus a lightstand and a modifier is much more cumbersome and expensive. Not to mention if its a windy day, you'll need to bust out those sandbags. Don't even mention Canons Optical Flash system working on a super bright day, so even more money on triggers.  <---- I'd bet this would miss more photos.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Daytime Event Shooting
« on: July 02, 2012, 06:36:38 PM »
Does anybody here ever have to shoot events during the day, such as between 10am and 3pm?  I did yesterday and due to the sun, I missed so many potentially great shots, taken otherwise in proper lighting (morning or evening).  Does this frustrate anyone?  Sorry I'm just venting :)

Get a good flash for filling in shadows, And post-process the RAW's to your tastes.

If there is any posed photos during the event, get a scrim and use it to soften the light above there head. It will get a basic Rembrandt light and looks great. Much simpler than multiple flash setups.

Cant get much simpler than 1 off camera, 1 on shoe plus of course the sun

I suppose. A Large 60" Scrim can do wonders to soften patched light or harsh direct over head light into stunning light that gives large catchlights in the eyes. Its like carrying a 60" soft box with you. ;D

Hope it isn't windy

Hope you carry sandbags.

No need when using flash :D

Windy day + Flash on Stand = Bad Day for your Flash.

Not in my experience - but a 60inch scrim will be off like a kite

As long as you dont plan to do anything to soften your flash.

I guess that is where experience kicks in :D

How you think people shoot flash outdoors in all weathers?

From Experience, Its usually with a HEAVY SANDBAG Weighting down a Soft box or umbrella to modify the light from the flash to get nice, soft light.

Unless of course, you like Direct Flash... If that's your thing.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Daytime Event Shooting
« on: July 02, 2012, 06:17:03 PM »
Does anybody here ever have to shoot events during the day, such as between 10am and 3pm?  I did yesterday and due to the sun, I missed so many potentially great shots, taken otherwise in proper lighting (morning or evening).  Does this frustrate anyone?  Sorry I'm just venting :)

Get a good flash for filling in shadows, And post-process the RAW's to your tastes.

If there is any posed photos during the event, get a scrim and use it to soften the light above there head. It will get a basic Rembrandt light and looks great. Much simpler than multiple flash setups.

Cant get much simpler than 1 off camera, 1 on shoe plus of course the sun

I suppose. A Large 60" Scrim can do wonders to soften patched light or harsh direct over head light into stunning light that gives large catchlights in the eyes. Its like carrying a 60" soft box with you. ;D

Hope it isn't windy

Hope you carry sandbags.

No need when using flash :D

Windy day + Flash on Stand = Bad Day for your Flash.

Not in my experience - but a 60inch scrim will be off like a kite

As long as you dont plan to do anything to soften your flash.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Daytime Event Shooting
« on: July 02, 2012, 06:10:07 PM »
Does anybody here ever have to shoot events during the day, such as between 10am and 3pm?  I did yesterday and due to the sun, I missed so many potentially great shots, taken otherwise in proper lighting (morning or evening).  Does this frustrate anyone?  Sorry I'm just venting :)

Get a good flash for filling in shadows, And post-process the RAW's to your tastes.

If there is any posed photos during the event, get a scrim and use it to soften the light above there head. It will get a basic Rembrandt light and looks great. Much simpler than multiple flash setups.

Cant get much simpler than 1 off camera, 1 on shoe plus of course the sun

I suppose. A Large 60" Scrim can do wonders to soften patched light or harsh direct over head light into stunning light that gives large catchlights in the eyes. Its like carrying a 60" soft box with you. ;D

Hope it isn't windy

Hope you carry sandbags.

No need when using flash :D

Windy day + Flash on Stand = Bad Day for your Flash.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Daytime Event Shooting
« on: July 02, 2012, 06:07:07 PM »
Does anybody here ever have to shoot events during the day, such as between 10am and 3pm?  I did yesterday and due to the sun, I missed so many potentially great shots, taken otherwise in proper lighting (morning or evening).  Does this frustrate anyone?  Sorry I'm just venting :)

Get a good flash for filling in shadows, And post-process the RAW's to your tastes.

If there is any posed photos during the event, get a scrim and use it to soften the light above there head. It will get a basic Rembrandt light and looks great. Much simpler than multiple flash setups.

Cant get much simpler than 1 off camera, 1 on shoe plus of course the sun

I suppose. A Large 60" Scrim can do wonders to soften patched light or harsh direct over head light into stunning light that gives large catchlights in the eyes. Its like carrying a 60" soft box with you. ;D

Hope it isn't windy

Hope you carry sandbags.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Daytime Event Shooting
« on: July 02, 2012, 05:58:43 PM »
Does anybody here ever have to shoot events during the day, such as between 10am and 3pm?  I did yesterday and due to the sun, I missed so many potentially great shots, taken otherwise in proper lighting (morning or evening).  Does this frustrate anyone?  Sorry I'm just venting :)

Get a good flash for filling in shadows, And post-process the RAW's to your tastes.

If there is any posed photos during the event, get a scrim and use it to soften the light above there head. It will get a basic Rembrandt light and looks great. Much simpler than multiple flash setups.

Cant get much simpler than 1 off camera, 1 on shoe plus of course the sun

I suppose. A Large 60" Scrim can do wonders to soften patched light or harsh direct over head light into stunning light that gives large catchlights in the eyes. Its like carrying a 60" soft box with you. ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon Updates The EOS 7D Manual
« on: July 02, 2012, 05:37:18 PM »
Nice. 8)

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: 580 EXII Discontinued
« on: July 02, 2012, 05:34:09 PM »
I love my 580's but they will be replaced eventually. Perhaps when the 440EX-RT is released and is an affordable option for RT strobist work. 8)

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If you've got an Iphone, Trigger-trap APP and hardware works pretty well for me.

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Lighting / Re: Fauxtographer Ruins Olympic photos.
« on: July 02, 2012, 05:17:31 PM »
The German ones they link to in comparison were worse! Blown out highlights, jaundiced skin tones, srsly?

It's a recession I suppose they'll argue? We can't have it appear we are splashing lots of money glorifying mere athletes with competent portraitists while there are people out of work?

The german ones were pretty safe, but the US ones were just... bad.

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Lenses / Re: Unboxing of the the Canon EF 24mm f2.8 IS USM
« on: July 02, 2012, 05:15:13 PM »
This lens is good and all, but I just dont see a solid purpose besides video.

Sharp corner to corner (or so one would hope  ;D) landscape lens for FF at less cost than 24 1.4 II or 24-70 II (or 24 T&S II while also being a bit more quick and ready than that one) that also has IS so, for the times, when you don't want constant tripod work slowing you down and becoming a bother you can still get some nice snaps along the way?

Anyway that is what I'd look to it for.

17-40L is more of a landscape lens that this prime for about the same $$$.

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