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EOS Bodies / Re: Skipping the 5D-s. What do you want in 5D4?
« on: February 11, 2015, 04:15:35 PM »
I'd like higher ISO and more DR but not if the resolution has to be lowered to 12 MP like the Sony A7S to get it.
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+1 and add eliminate black banding from dark shadows . .
FPS bump would be nice too.

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EOS Bodies / Re: What will become of the 5D Mark III?
« on: February 04, 2015, 01:13:30 PM »
How many here actually have or have used a 5d3? . . .

I would dare say, a bunch of us.  I do and I have mulled over a 1dx.

I really meant those who have something negative to say about the 5D3.

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EOS Bodies / Re: What will become of the 5D Mark III?
« on: February 04, 2015, 09:06:19 AM »
How many here actually have or have used a 5d3? . . .

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Technical Support / Re: Reflection of mirror in viewfinder of 5DMK3
« on: February 04, 2015, 09:02:10 AM »
I have a 5D3 and checked it - you need to press your face/eye very tight to the view finder then look WAY down to see it. Even then it's just a partial reflection and it is not directly below the viewfinder but substantially hidden low in the viewfinder. Curious after trying, I pulled out my 40D from the closet and tried it and saw the same thing!

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Portrait / Re: And yet again...great talent trumps any amount of equipment
« on: February 03, 2015, 08:01:01 AM »
I think his work is cool and creative. I also know many have no attraction to this sort of artistic expression - hence "in the eye of the beholder."

On another note, there's much talk here about "photoshop" and to me, all his work looks like a single shot photo with props and no photoshop at all! That is part of the interesting nature of the work.

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Street & City / Re: Chicago Visit
« on: February 01, 2015, 09:22:54 AM »
Thanks Lilwesta!! Weather was not too bad, around 30deg F.

The fisheye is Canon's 15mm f2.8 (discontinued but available used on various internet sites.) It's a great lens, very sharp and great color. The CA can be bad, but easily fixes in LR.

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Street & City / Re: Chicago Visit
« on: January 31, 2015, 08:23:14 PM »
I too own a 40D - great camera!!!! But even some of my greatest pics were taken with my 10D before that!!!

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Street & City / Re: Chicago Visit
« on: January 31, 2015, 08:33:22 AM »
I was in Chicago this week - weather was good at times, but nothing like you had!!!
Here's a couple I took . . .
1- City from the east at the river
2- Michigan Ave. near the Hancock Bldg. looking up with a fisheye
3- Out on The Ledge

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Wedding Photography / Re: Bride: Extreme Closeup
« on: January 16, 2015, 07:40:48 PM »
I think it's a great shot with great creativity on your part for composition.

The only comments I would make (and none are necessary because the image is OK as-is) would be to try processing it with several variations:
1- Slightly brighter with background dark as-is.
2- Enhanced eyes. That is, get in on those eyes and make them razor sharp and bright blue (or green, whatever they are.)

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Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« on: January 16, 2015, 07:31:27 PM »

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I have a custom slr C-loop, glide strap and M-plate with handstrap accessory attachment. With the M-plate, you do not have to remove the strap to place it on a ballhead because it has an offset position to install the C-loop and the plate has an arca-swiss dovetail built-in.

http://www.customslr.com/

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Love it!

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Technical Support / Re: Lighting & Flash tutorials
« on: January 06, 2015, 02:00:57 PM »
My take:

The best for Speedlight technique and application with specific info - "On-Camera Flash Techniques ..." by Neil Van Niekerk (can use his website also "Planet Neil")http://www.amazon.com/-Camera-Techniques-Digital-Portrait-Photography/dp/1584282584/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1420570143&sr=1-5&keywords=neil+van+niekerk


"Captured by the Light" by David Ziser (listed earlier above) is also very good.

The two above talk extensively about Weddings, but the techniques and information are sound for near everything and will give you a great personal knowledge which you can expound on.

The "Speedlighter's Handbook" by Syl Arena is good, but I found it to be an owner's manual companion and not a specific technique oriented guide.

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Post Processing / Re: Post processing opinion/advice
« on: November 29, 2014, 10:01:39 AM »
I feel the lions do not need to be "clearly" visible. These are silhouetted animals which are easily identifiable as-is. Your original process was great except maybe the sun/sky being posterized as mentioned earlier.

Anyway, here's my go at it . . .

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is IQ better with smaller files?
« on: November 18, 2014, 10:49:17 AM »
Here's where you probably "heard" this . . .

http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/5d-mk-iii/users-guide/

Scroll down to where it says "Image Size".

Proceed with caution!

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