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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.

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D or 5DIII for birds in flight
« on: September 20, 2013, 07:50:58 PM »
Take it from a 6D owner. The 6D is not going to be a good BIF/action camera. The shots that are in focus will be great, but it is very difficult to do with the AF. The 6D is a brilliant low light/portrait camera that works great at events and car shows.

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 16, 2013, 11:19:15 PM »
EF 70-200 f/4L USM

Reminds me of a cat I used to have...

Yeah.  I really like cats, but I don't have one anymore  :'(

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: iPhone Photography Course Instructor..?
« on: September 16, 2013, 09:55:10 PM »
My iPhone definitely has it's uses.  It's great when I'm at work and I need to take a quick photo of a machine part and can text it to my boss on the spot.  It will never replace my beloved 6D.

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 16, 2013, 08:57:46 PM »
EF 70-200 f/4L USM

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
« on: September 15, 2013, 02:26:03 AM »
Apple Festival parade, Murphysboro, Illinois.  The sun was crazy harsh :p
Canon 6D

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: September 13, 2013, 03:09:08 AM »
I'm going to use this lens as my full body/medium portrait lens at a Doctor Who convention this November.  I have the 24-105, but I want to try shooting primes, and I would like to keep the shutter below the flash synch.  I plan on using the rogue XL pro on my flash with a ttl cable hand held (civil war style :P).   Hopefully, I will be able to get the 135 f/2 to use for the staged event.  Lighting is very bad, but the 6D should handle it well.  I purchased the shorty forty for a cheap backup and have neglected it.  Shame on me.

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