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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Best tablet for on-location preview
« on: November 30, 2013, 05:33:21 PM »
Does anyone know if there is an iOS app out there (no jailbreak) that will let you view photos with the camera connection kit without having to import them onto the iPad first? I would love if something like that existed! I hate having to import the photos in order to view them. I have an iPad 3 if that makes any difference. If not, I'll look into a surface pro tablet that everyone seems to really like :) thanks!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 31, 2013, 07:26:10 AM »
Haha, I was kinda iffy about the dust texture. Got a few comments saying they liked it and a couple who weren't very fond of it  :o  But this was shot wide open on the 50L @ f/1.2 (with an ND Filter attached), and an Alien Bee AB1600 to the right of the model. Pretty much all!  ;D
Thanks for the answer. Was wondering "50 1.2 or 85mm ?"
Really enjoy that dust effect. Remind me of all my old scanned films.

Shot at f/1.2 ? And some people continue to say that you can't get a decently sharp picture with the 50L.... ::)


No problem! I would LOVE and 85L, but I'm a firm believer of the 50L! It has not let me down :)

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« on: August 29, 2013, 12:46:06 AM »
Thank you Dylan! Maybe I should send it to Canon for a cleaning?  ;D

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 29, 2013, 12:44:42 AM »
Thx Kernuak & Romain!

@Kernuak - Haha, I was kinda iffy about the dust texture. Got a few comments saying they liked it and a couple who weren't very fond of it  :o  But this was shot wide open on the 50L @ f/1.2 (with an ND Filter attached), and an Alien Bee AB1600 to the right of the model. Pretty much all!  ;D

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 26, 2013, 06:42:33 PM »

Glass Eyes by JVillaPhoto.com, on Flickr

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« on: August 26, 2013, 06:41:36 PM »
Find myself loving this lens more and more every time I use it!


Glass Eyes by JVillaPhoto.com, on Flickr

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Lenses / Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« on: June 02, 2013, 05:16:30 PM »
I currently own the 35L, 50L, and 135L. Absolutely Love the three, but might sell off the 35L for the 24L eventually. I really love the 35L though, and it definitely feels wide enough so I have to really think it through  :o

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Lenses / Re: What's your dream lens
« on: December 07, 2012, 07:15:29 PM »
At first it was the 50L, then got it :) Now, it's the Canon 200mm f/2, but I'm a million miles away from it  ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MARK III with 50 mm f/1.2 performence
« on: December 04, 2012, 01:27:55 PM »
I'm absolutely in love with the 5D3/50L combo! I shot a couple live bands in very low light @ ISO 6400 and was pretty damn pleased with the results. Check them out here if you all would like! http://jvillaphoto.com/live_concert/ I have a few more but only added my favorite few :)

Shooting teenage bands that jump all over the stage in low light @ f/1.2 was a pain, but the results are awesome when you get a decent shot!

Nice shots JVilla, I guess if you are going to shoot F1.2 with action subjects you better be ready to throw 80% or more away lol. Still its worth those that turn out like what you got.


Thanks a lot Bosman! :) It definitely is worth throwing away 80% or more, has a very awesome look to those that are sharp!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MARK III with 50 mm f/1.2 performence
« on: November 26, 2012, 12:44:26 AM »
I'm absolutely in love with the 5D3/50L combo! I shot a couple live bands in very low light @ ISO 6400 and was pretty damn pleased with the results. Check them out here if you all would like! http://jvillaphoto.com/live_concert/ I have a few more but only added my favorite few :)

Shooting teenage bands that jump all over the stage in low light @ f/1.2 was a pain, but the results are awesome when you get a decent shot!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: November 20, 2012, 02:46:51 AM »
Nice shot Solid!

Here's one shot with the 50L

Turning Back the Hands of Time [Self-Portrait] by [jVillaPhoto], on Flickr

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Lenses / Another 135L vs. 70-200 f/2.8 II question...
« on: October 27, 2012, 04:05:16 AM »
Hey guys,

Yes, another one of 'these' threads. Sorry about that :/ But my question is more specific then general, in a way..

I was thinking of selling off my 70-200mm f/2.8 II and 60D and buying a 'like new' 135L + 5D Mark II (New, will pay extra $100-$300 if I have to). I rarely use my 60D nowadays due to having a 5DIII, because like everyone else, I fell in love with the full frame sensor.

I do keep in mind that I love my 70-200 and it truly is an amazing lens, but being 5'5' with scrawny arms, it gets a bit heavy after a while, which is quite embarrassing for me that I'm considering selling this awesome lens for this fact, but it's simply the truth. I also don't like the attention it brings when shooting street. Being short and scrawny and seen with a white lens makes me an easy target as well  :-\

I shoot mainly portraiture, and I don't like standing 200mm away from my subject when using this lens and find myself in the 100-150mm range. The reason I shoot 200mm is to get as much background blur as I can get. I also shoot headshots every now and then, so I'm wondering if the 135L makes a good headshot lens. Not worried much about IQ, since I've read many reviews stating that they were very similar. Also, the 70-200 is my least used lens because I prefer the look of my 50L and 35L, and have seen/heard the 135L has a more of a unique 'look' as well, so this is a plus.

I'm planning on shooting Weddings soon as well, and I know I'll probably miss the versatility + extra reach in this case. Since Weddings generally last the whole day and night, having the 70-200 on one camera along with another back up camera both attached around my neck at the same time is going to make the day a bit tougher due to my height and strength. I could always hit the gym, but... Haha  ::) Going wider won't be as much as a problem, since I can have my 35L or 50L attached on one of the 5D's while having the 135L attached to the other 5D.

So under these specific circumstances, what do the you all recommend, keeping weddings in mind as well ?

5DIII / 5DII + 35L, 50L, 135L

or

5DIII / 60D + 35L, 50L, 70-200 f/2.8 II (Current set-up)

I am also very open to any other recommendations  :D Let's just keep in mind that I'm not looking to spend (In other words, no "Just buy the 135L and the 5DII" please :)) , rather trade off if I can! I'd also rent, but I think I'd need more than a couple days. Plus, having 2 FF bodies with three amazing lenses seems to be a lovely option as well.

Thanks so much everyone, I know this one may be tricky!  ;D

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 10, 2012, 02:07:19 AM »
Shot with 5D3 / 50L @ f/1.2


Morgan Terrelle by [jVillaPhoto], on Flickr

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Ultra long daytime exposures - 5D mkiii
« on: October 09, 2012, 06:27:16 PM »
Indeed, great shots! I'm going to buy another ND filter(possibly around 4-6 stop reduction) to stack on my Singh-Ray Vari ND that has 8 stops, not sure if it's possible though, any ideas?

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50MM 1.2L
« on: October 01, 2012, 05:46:51 PM »

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