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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $639 Shipped
« on: October 24, 2013, 05:49:19 PM »
If only I could find a new 135 f/2 that cheap  :P.  No matter.  It will be mine soon.

Lenses / Re: 70-200 f/4 IS vs 70-200 f/2.8 non-IS
« on: October 22, 2013, 08:14:01 AM »
I have the 70-200 f/4 NON IS. It is great in most circumstances. In low light, it requires higher ISO settings than I would like. I am planning on getting the 135 f2 in Nov. The 2.8 version is just too expensive for me. $1000 is pushing it. I'm starting to enjoy prime shooting along with the savings.

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: October 20, 2013, 12:17:35 AM »
EF 70-200 f/4L USM
1/200, f/4, ISO 100, 176mm

EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
1/500, f/5.6, ISO 100, 40mm
Shot out of a speeding truck

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: October 20, 2013, 12:12:27 AM »
2013 Makanda Vulture Fest
Canon 6D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: High-ISO confusion
« on: October 17, 2013, 02:54:18 PM »
You should definitely rent/borrow a 6D. I saw a significant improvement in image quality at higher ISO from the 7D.  I don't even think about using NR until I get to 3200 (shooting RAW of course).  Throw a nice prime on it. I'm dying to try the 135 f2 next month.

I'm glad they released this.  It increases competition and might get Canon to release some new models they've probably been sitting on.  Of course, I have no intention of every buying a Sony, but I like that they are good, which forces Canon to be good.  I'm sure when Canon finally releases their large MP camera, I won't be able to afford it anyway, so it doesn't really concern me, unless it trickles down to the lower end models.  Good for Sony.

EOS Bodies / Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« on: October 11, 2013, 12:02:36 PM »
Get the 5d3 now. You will get to enjoy it and it will probably sell nicely when the 5d4 comes out. It is definitely the camera I would have chosen if I were into video (and had 3 months of overtime). I sold my first DSLR (7D) after about 9 months for $500 less than I paid new. Not too bad considering what a rental costs.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 6d WORSE than 60d for moire/aliasing?
« on: October 11, 2013, 04:40:53 AM »
People use these things for video? ;)  I'm a big fan of my 6D.  I have to be, I couldn't afford a 5D3 ;D

Canon General / Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« on: October 09, 2013, 07:02:08 AM »
A big problem I have is that I spend too much time on YouTube and forums. Nothing wrong with them, I just need to get out more. I am planning on going to 5 or 6 events next year, but more local stuff would be affordable. Attending Dragon Con is gonna feel like getting punched in the kidney  :o

Canon General / Re: How to be a bad photographer.
« on: October 09, 2013, 04:59:10 AM »
G.A.S. can be bad if you are poor. I don't mind wealthy amateurs buying lots of gear they don't need. Someone needs to fund R&D. It doesn't make them bad photographers. Bad photos make them bad. I'm in the semi-poor camp. I like to drool over the 1DX but it'll never happen :p.  Getting some sweet overtime saving for the 135L. Doh!  Feel some gas coming on  ;D

Sports / Re: Advice on low light indoor sports photo's
« on: October 07, 2013, 03:38:54 PM »
The 6D AWB can sometimes be a bit off, especially in that weird auditorium light.

1/160, f/4, ISO 6400, 70-200 f/4L USM

A quick dropper fix.

For Judo, the 6D would probably be fine, but for football/basketball, etc. not so much.  I think the 5d3 or 7D and a nice prime/2.8 zoom would suit you nicely. 

Software & Accessories / Re: Lenstag
« on: October 04, 2013, 12:09:22 PM »
It was easy. Just sent them a photo of my equipment serial numbers and all my gear is verified. I haven't had any problems, but it's nice to have one more security step.

The 6D is great in low light. I only have issues when shooting action sports. Up to 6400 is great, 12800 is ok with some NR. If I could afford it, I would have purchased the 5D3. The 6D center point is like a tractor beam and works fantastic in darkness, but all the others are useless in low light IMO. It is not a problem unless zoomed in for a tight portrait where composition can be an issue. The 6D is better than the 5D2 in most aspects, but the 5D3 is better still.

Lenses / Re: Ken Rockwell on Lens Sharpness
« on: September 25, 2013, 05:58:26 PM »
I use KR's photos as a guide on how not to PP my RAW files.  Have to be careful though.  If you look at them for too long, you'll go color blind.  ;D

I use an iPhone 5 sometimes. Mostly, I use the iPad mini. It's so much nicer using a tablet with the screen real estate. Consider a tablet.   I'm sure they are cheaper than apple's lineup. First set up wasn't as smooth as I would have liked, but once there, it's easy to connect. I'm not sure how well the android version works. Once the device is connected, image viewing.and downloading jpegs is fast. There is a slight lag in the live view mode.

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