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Lenses / Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« on: February 25, 2014, 11:48:33 PM »
If you must take a Big Cam, 5D3 + Rented 24-70II or Tammy 24-70 + 50mm Prime. Why commit to buying a zoom for just a two week honeymoon.

The logical choice, I'd take a g15/g1x and some filters. Done and less stuff. Plus see it as a challenge anyway.

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Software & Accessories / Re: updating to Maverick 10.9?
« on: February 25, 2014, 07:26:35 PM »
I thought about Installing 10.9 on a hackintosh because 10.9 is a freebie.  :-X :-X :-X

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Portrait / Re: Wedding portraits of bride and groom
« on: February 23, 2014, 09:30:28 AM »
The processing is too cold for my tastes. You could crop ssme of these photos to put emphasis on the subject matter. (The first shot of the bouquet.)

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Photography Technique / Re: Perspective Distortion and How to Use it
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:38:20 PM »
Perspective is what took me some time to comprehend when I started. Now, Its second nature and it's a key tool for any serious photog to understand.

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Canon General / Re: I Need Help Finding A Camera Bag
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:32:57 PM »
If there is a camera shop near by, look at the retrospective 5 or 7. I have the pinestone color because it looks alittle more incognito. They are smartly outlaid for quick lens swaps and Camera+Lens at the ready in the bag.

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Canon General / Re: I Need Help Finding A Camera Bag
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:24:26 PM »
Think Tank stuff is great. I have the Retrospective 30 and It's a tank. Get the 10 or 20 because if you ever get some more gear, you have some extra space. (especially if you need to carry you longer lenses down the road.)

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Photography Technique / Re: HDR (and DR) Question
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:14:45 PM »
DR helps but it doesn't make or break me. Getting what you want requires much much more than just DR.

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Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:03:39 PM »
Over time you may discern that teh desire changes from Cameras and Lenses to other gear like lighting. That Broncolor Parabolic umbrella sure looks nice.....

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Photography Technique / Re: How (and Why) I Took the Shot #1: Overlook
« on: February 11, 2014, 04:57:12 PM »
Never one to be afraid to put my nose in where it isn't needed, without any ill will to Dustin who does some great work and reviews, as a matter of principle I am very much against pure outside links, indeed I am surprised CR allows such posts. There is nothing difficult about including an entire blog post and image here and including a link to the original for people who have more interest to go and see, and I think, on principle, that is the more honorable way of doing things. Pure links just smell of site traffic manipulation to me, I am sure Dustin has a good following and has been asked by people to post more stuff (heck people even PM me questions), but he can answer those personal requests with directions to his blog and site, that, to my mind, is very different from making people click to even see if they are interested in a post.

Just my 10c worth.
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If it is a long article, a short synopsys along with the picture would be OK and a link at the end. But I'm not sure I think it is OK to use a forum like this to promote your own site, which I beleive has commercial motivation.

As for this specific post, I am a bit surprised why you selected an image like this. You have posted lots of images it could have been interesting to hear the story behind. But, without getting into any debate over the image, this was not one that raised any interest with me.

But keep posting, I may enjoy the next one more.

Fair enough.  I absolutely am trying to drive attention to my website to continue building my brand.  I have no problem acknowledging that.

But what you may not know is that traffic back to LensRentals is typically in my top 4 clickthroughs from my website (#3 today, in fact).  I recommend that people rent lenses (try before you buy)and freely cite articles by Roger to direct people to Lens Rentals.  Anyone that works with web design/development knows how importance this ecosystem is.  Every clickthrough from this website (CanonRumors) to any other website helps build its brand and page ranking.  It is a bit of a symbiotic relationship, which is probably why it is allowed here.

Even from the kind reactions on this thread I sense that this particular post and image are not the sexiest I've ever shared.  ;D  I'll try to up my game next time 8)

I liked some of your articles and some not so much but nonetheless you got hits. What I really don't like is photogs who have there site all Ad-ed up with little to no content of value. (Jared Polin is a big one.)

High amplitude and Low frequency is what keeps me going back to Mr. Hobbys blog often. I know the content is worth while.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 11, 2014, 01:37:52 PM »

Because you read my comment and didn't factor the second part of my question about the sync speed. You automatically assumed that all I care about were the looks, quite the contrary if it has an electronic shutter, I'd probably buy this solely for the high true sync speed. It still looks like a steaming pile of $&@! but it will be a high true sync speed, ambient light overpowering brick that I'd buy.

You brought up a very interesting point. If this uses the same leaf shutter as G16 and G1X (which I believe it does), the sync speed should be up to the fastest shutter speed of the cam (1/2000 or 1/4000).

Another thing I love about Canon is the compact 270EX II too has an auto high sync capability so I just mount it and bring it out to the sun and shoot without having to configure anything.

The most sensible comment here. If only some would see the light and the lighting potential.

well maybe these other don´t shoot flash with a P&S..... and that´s why they don´t care!  ::)

if those still life shooters could ony see the potential of an 1DX shooting birds in flight....

that you don´t care doesn´t mean you don´t see the potential.... different shoes you know.
but keep on telling us how bright you are and how dumb all others must be.  :P
The point flew past your head again. Some do buy cameras for the x-sync but keep telling us how you only shoot strobist with DSLRs and anyone else is dumb who disagrees with you.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 11, 2014, 01:11:26 PM »
I guess overpriced P&S are right down your alley then. I think its hard for you to grasp that some will buy a camera for a feature.  ::)

well do we want to get personal?
you know S___ about me and what i buy, right?

when you can´t accept that i and others here don´t buy a P&S camera for it´s x-sync speed then you obviously have a problem.

end of this topic for me as this is useless talk.

You can't accept that I and others here DO buy a P&S camera with a hot-shoe for its X-sync then you obviously have a problem.

read my postings again you are fantasizing.

Direct Quote.

"I'm a strobist myself but i never used my P&S for that.
strobist setups normaly need time and gear to setup, i don´t do it out of the blue.
oh nice motive..... let´s setup my 3 strobes + umbrellas and stands i carry all day to shoot it with my P&S.
never happend to me. ;)

so when i shoot that stuff i use my DSLR."


That doesn't mean some do use P&S for strobist.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 11, 2014, 01:08:45 PM »

Because you read my comment and didn't factor the second part of my question about the sync speed. You automatically assumed that all I care about were the looks, quite the contrary if it has an electronic shutter, I'd probably buy this solely for the high true sync speed. It still looks like a steaming pile of $&@! but it will be a high true sync speed, ambient light overpowering brick that I'd buy.

You brought up a very interesting point. If this uses the same leaf shutter as G16 and G1X (which I believe it does), the sync speed should be up to the fastest shutter speed of the cam (1/2000 or 1/4000).

Another thing I love about Canon is the compact 270EX II too has an auto high sync capability so I just mount it and bring it out to the sun and shoot without having to configure anything.

The most sensible comment here. If only some would see the light and the lighting potential.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 11, 2014, 01:05:22 PM »
I guess overpriced P&S are right down your alley then. I think its hard for you to grasp that some will buy a camera for a feature.  ::)

well do we want to get personal?
you know S___ about me and what i buy, right?

when you can´t accept that i and others here don´t buy a P&S camera for it´s x-sync speed then you obviously have a problem.

end of this topic for me as this is useless talk.

You can't accept that I and others here DO buy a P&S camera with a hot-shoe for its X-sync then you obviously have a problem.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 11, 2014, 12:56:55 PM »

What are you on about?

were not comparing DSLRs to P&S's. Were comparing P&S to P&S and the G-series cams have an advantage of being flexible. I'd take my G15 over a Rx100 anyday for what I do. Small light kits with High Sync speeds means I don't have to ND my SLR, I don't have to carry my SLR, I don't have to take as big as lights as with my SLR.

Your not seeing the potential if this G1x II has an electronic shutter.

well read again you may get it. others seem to get it.

hint: i don´t buy a camera for a feature i don´t need.
it´s not so hard to grasp is it?

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I'd take my G15 over a Rx100 anyday for what I do

yes YOU...


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Your not seeing the potential if this G1x II has an electronic shutter.

well you don´t know what i see... do you? ;)
be sure i see it... but i don´t really care.
my needs for a P&S are different i guess.

I guess overpriced P&S are right down your alley then. I think its hard for you to grasp that some will buy a camera for a feature.  ::)

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 11, 2014, 12:48:16 PM »
Oh, I can hear the laughter of your overpriced P&S that isn't half as capable as an old G12. Like flash.  ;D

you mean sync speed?

to be honest i could not care less on a P&S and i guess that applies to 90% of the customers. 

i don´t have an external flash with me all the time.
and when i know that i will shoot flash i sure don´t grab one of my P&S.

I'm not the only one. David hobby used an old g-series cam for the same reasons. It's a power users camera which the Rx100 is NOT. It's not even comparable to G-series cameras in flexibility.

nobody said your the only one... but you and david are how many percent of the possible buyers? ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

im a strobist myself but i never used my P&S for that.
strobist setups normaly need time and gear to setup, i don´t do it out of the blue.
oh nice motive..... let´s setup my 3 strobes + umbrellas and stands i carry all day to shoot it with my P&S.
never happend to me. ;)

so when i shoot that stuff i use my DSLR.


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Also, this forum doesn't really cater to the 90% of customers.  ::) ::) ::)

exactly.. way to many geeks here.

the majority doesn´t even know what x-sync is.
and so i doubt it´s a big point on their feature list.

What are you on about? Were not comparing DSLRs to P&S's. Were comparing P&S to P&S and the G-series cams have an advantage of being flexible. I'd take my G15 over a Rx100 anyday for what I do. Small light kits with High Sync speeds means I don't have to ND my SLR, I don't have to carry my SLR, I don't have to take as big as lights as with my SLR.

Your not seeing the potential if this G1x II has an electronic shutter.

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