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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D logical upgrade from 7D?
« on: August 14, 2013, 09:55:48 PM »
I upgraded to the 6D from the 7D.  I wanted the fantastic low light performance and didn't have over $3000.  I was very happy with the 7D, but I've been shooting mostly in light challenged situations.  I wish I could have kept both.  I use a battery grip and can shoot all day with 2 cheap Chinese batteries and gps.  If you shoot wifi and gps, you will kill the batteries fast.  If you need to be stealthy, take off the grip and put a shorty forty on it and it looks like a rebel.  That center point is amazing, but in really low light, all of the other points are useless.  It makes composition difficult in low light sometimes.  I'll shoot wide and crop in LR in these situations.  Get a 5DIII if you need better AF.  None of my 3rd party batteries charge in the 6D OEM charger.  I bought 2 cheap charger on eBay and they charge fine.  When you put 3rd party batteries in the 6D, you get a "Communication Irregularity" error.  Just select the "OK" option and the camera will work fine.  You just won't get a charge level indicator.  I'm very happy with the images and the 6D in general.  If you get one, buy the kit.  You will get the 24-105 for like half price and can always sell it for a hefty profit.  $2000 is a lot, so rent one if you are on the fence.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« on: August 14, 2013, 09:26:51 PM »
I welcome any update for my camera, no matter how small.  I do get the feeling that there's more under the surface of the 6D than Canon is showing.  I love it, but there's always this feeling in the back of my mind that I got a gimped product.  I'm not really complaining though.  As long as it does everything I ask of it, I'm happy.  My next camera upgrade will definitely be something along the line of a 5DIV (unless a 6DII comes along that can see in the dark). ;D

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Technical Support / Re: Not Windows
« on: July 30, 2013, 12:49:17 AM »
Cost is the only reason I've not completely gone Apple.  I have an iphone and ipad mini.  I can completely upgrade my system for $800.  I've been building my own systems since 2008 and will never purchase from a big box store again.  The only issue I have now is the lack of an SSD for my OS drive.  I'd love to have a mac book pro, but for that money, I could get an awesome PC and have enough left over to buy a prime lens.  I do love playing with macs and imacs at the local BB store.

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Canon General / Re: Bad Photography Rant
« on: July 25, 2013, 11:05:13 AM »
With that said about my own feelings of photographic inadequacy I then come across this: http://www.yourclassicmoments.co.uk/


Wow.  Those are not photos I would expect from a professional photographer.  Maybe I've been looking at the outstanding work of people on this forum for too long and I'm being too unrealistic about the ability of photographers out there.  If I'm hiring a photographer, I expect to get work better than what an amateur like me could do.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: July 20, 2013, 08:45:04 PM »

1/320, f/5.6, ISO 100, 35mm

1/15, f/8, ISO 100, 24mm

1/320, f/5.6, ISO 6400, 24mm

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: July 19, 2013, 06:31:14 PM »
WWII era display at the Southern Illinois Airport in Carbondale.


1/640, f/5.6, ISO 100, 131mm

EF 70-200 f/4

EF 24-105



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I've been a fan of Kevin Jairaj since the infamous 2012 Olympic photoshoot fiasco. Many of the photos were so rushed and terrible, but Kevin was up to the challenge and his images that day were fantastic. He's an amazing wedding photographer.

http://www.kjimages.com/

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I hope to get many years out of mine.  Most likely, I will sell it when a future 'improved' model comes out (Maybe 2 or three years).  For me, I'd like a model that has improved image IQ at high ISOs and more crosstype AF points, but my cut off point for a body is around $2,500.  It's not like I 'need' to replace it in 2 years, I just like new gadgets.  I really love my 6D.  I need to focus on upgrading my lenses. ;D

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If you want to be stealthy and get up close, use as small of a camera as you can.  I only have a DSLR, so I have to use the long lens and snipe from a distance.  I prefer this method as I do not like to be seen and don't want people to know.  Hard to do with a big white lens, so I'll hide and wait for the right moment.  I also can't stand the idea of using a flash when photographing people on the street.  If you don't mind annoying your victims, go for it.  Eric Kim doesn't seem to mind.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: July 05, 2013, 01:48:45 AM »




All shot with Canon 6D in 'Bulb' mode, ISO 100, f/9

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Canon 6D, EF 24-105, 8.8 sec, f/9, ISO 100, 40mm

5.6 sec, f/9, ISO 100, 45mm

4.1 sec, f/9, ISO 100, 45mm

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EOS Bodies / Re: Buy 7D now If I won't be able to afford 7D mkii
« on: July 02, 2013, 05:19:20 PM »
You can probably get a used 7D for under a $1000.  I sold mine for $900 when I got my 6D.  The 7D is really great.  The 70D just got announced and should be released in September for about $1200 body.  Might want to look at that also.

Oh, and the 7DMk2 hasn't even been formally announced yet and probably won't be available until sometime 2014.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon wants to make everyone a filmmaker
« on: July 02, 2013, 05:14:26 PM »
As long as the new features don't detract for the taking of stills, I see it as a nice bonus.  I've never used my dslr for video though.  If I feel the need to shoot video, I have a FLIP camera for that.

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I love this camera. The only thing that bothers me is the lack of wireless flash control. It was the only reason I used the pop up on my 7D

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Lenses / Re: Nifty 50 or Shorty 40?
« on: June 24, 2013, 07:55:18 PM »
I own them both.  I often use the 50 1.4 if I'm in lower light and want sharper than the 24-105 or want that DOF.  I don't really use the 40mm.  I bought it for a backup lens.  At the price, I couldn't resist.  The 40mm will be my lens of choice if I go to an event that eyes "professional" cameras with suspicion.  If I remove the battery grip, the 40 makes my 6D look like a rebel :p  If I had to choose, I would take the shorty 40 over the plastic fantastic 1.8.  It fits better in my pocket and is better built.  I've read lots of stories in the forum of the 50 1.8 falling apart for no apparent reason.

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