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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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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.

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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  :'(

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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.

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







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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









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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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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 10, 2013, 10:47:56 PM »
Great colors!  I wouldn't go within a half mile of one of those events.  I'm afraid what that would do to my bodies (Canon 6D and my lungs).  Really are fantastic photos!

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Lenses / Re: Will there ever be a 24-105 mkII? or 24-120?
« on: September 10, 2013, 10:41:54 PM »
I've had good results with the 24-105.  It's a fantastic all around lens.  I don't see the need for faster shutter speeds with that range so f/4 seems like a wide enough aperture, but I would like the DOF of a Sigma 35 1.4 (maybe next year).  It's the longer range where I really would like a wider aperture.  I have the 70-200 f/4L USM, and to get 1/200 for a staged event, I have to shoot 12,800.  It's no problem with the 6D (I think they are quite usable), but I think 6400 shots are much cleaner and sharper since they require less NR.  The 135 f/2L will be my next lens ;)

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Well I would definitely not replace my 7D with a 70D!

I can agree with this.  The 70D doesn't seem like a big enough leap to warrant spending that much money on that much of an upgrade.  Now the 7D2....we'll see.

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Lighting / Re: I need some flash advice...
« on: September 08, 2013, 03:59:46 PM »
It's all a bit advanced for me. I like to shoot scifi/anime conventions and have been using my 430ex on camera with a Lightsphere. This has worked ok in small rooms, but in convention centers it's not good. I'm going to try to shoot off camera handholding the flash with a ttl cable and a flashbender. I'll prob just keep the camera on my monopod. We will see how it works out. I'm still quite the amateur.

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