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love yellow though!

Coheed and cambria!!!! they rock!

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Aerial photos, balloons, planes, and others
« on: February 15, 2013, 05:33:08 PM »
Some pics I took in the Miramar air show 2010... I should return again :)

Aerobatics by Rodrigo Marta, on Flickr

F-22 by Rodrigo Marta, on Flickr

Sports / Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« on: February 15, 2013, 01:46:34 PM »
Here are 2 of my shots from this season. Enjoy the "Big Hit"

wow! the big hit... that pic is awesome!

Lenses / Re: Sigma 35 or 135L??
« on: February 15, 2013, 01:44:51 PM »
I have the 35L, 85L and 135L

the 135L is my precious  ;)

Canon General / Re: What's your definition of "Pro"?
« on: February 11, 2013, 03:18:56 PM »
I can drive a car... but I wouldn't race a car.  I can drive a taxi and get paid to drive, but it doesn't mean that I'm capable of performing at a high level.  Money doesn't define being a professional... it is the skill that is developed and honed to excellence.

its the Money what define a professional, it sucks, but its the hard definition

Canon General / Re: What's your definition of "Pro"?
« on: February 07, 2013, 03:16:49 PM »
I respect a lot the term "Photographer", I still feel a little uncomfortable when people ask me if I'm one.

I'm a guy that loves to take photos, that's it.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D X - HDR First frame always shaky
« on: January 08, 2013, 02:25:06 PM »
Pfffff... a lot of useless posts, Nobody knows everything, ok??  ::)

Some tips for hdr or tripod shooting:

- Almost all the lenses induces movement when used on tripod, as a rule of thumb, when you use the tripod, switch the IS Off

- Use a remote shutter, cable or wireless

- If you don't have a remote shutter, use a 2 sec delay shutter

- Its useful to use mirror lockup to eliminate the mirror shaking when taking the picture

Good luck

Lenses / Re: A few words on Adorama's customer service
« on: January 07, 2013, 10:07:14 PM »
Thank you for the lovely comments - very much appreciated!


Nope, THANK YOU!  :D

Lenses / A few words on Adorama's customer service
« on: December 28, 2012, 12:46:29 AM »
Hi Everyone

I just want to share my experience, almost a month ago I pull the trigger buying the EF 85 1.2L lens from Adorama via Amazon, everything was perfect until last week, when a $200 price drop appears, so... I sended an email asking if they have a price protection service, or something like that.

The legendary Helen Oster answer and after a few emails I got a $200 dlls gift certificate in my hands... Super easy, no problems at all.

I Just want to share with you guys this, because is the kind of "details" that make us keep "loyal' as customers

Happy Holidays.  ;)

It's very likely that the lights in the arena are flickering and that you'll need a slower shutter speed to catch the whole cycle of flickering. Such is the case with a lot of indoor stadium lighting.

+1 for the stadium light

I have the same results taking photos of a baseball pee wee league game in the night with stadium illumination.

When I saw the pics I almost crap my pants, in bursts the same frame changes from purple to green to dark, I fixed lowering my shutter speed.

Its funny, I was using exactly the same combo 135L + mkIII



Lenses / Re: 50 1.4 on 5d3 anyone?
« on: December 11, 2012, 03:18:53 PM »
The funny thing is, I don't otherwise use that lens very often on full frame (though it was my favourite on APS-C)

+1 I felt the same, just selled and bought the 85 1.2

Lighting / Re: Help with choosing a soft box
« on: December 06, 2012, 07:44:59 PM »
Many people seem to buy softboxes, use them for awhile and then sell them.

Others buy some, use them for a while, and then buy more.  :P
+ 2...

I currently have 3 softboxes

This is the brand I bought, super easy to setup, fold and unfold, it uses a structure system like an umbrella, it has an inner diffuser and the cost is relatively low.

I have a 24x36, a 12x56 and a 36 octobox,  :D

Lenses / Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« on: November 09, 2012, 03:24:32 PM »
Here's a natural light portrait at f/2. Notice the detail in her face. Incredibly sharp:

Here's a shot from a concert at f/1.4 under stage lighting (also shows off 5D Mk 3 ISO 6400 performance):

Here's a shot at f/2 showing nice circular bokeh of lights in the background:

Here's a shot at f/1.4 showing smoothly rendered out of focus areas:

Finally for the Sigma, here's a f/2 shot showing great color and contrast rendering in natural light:

Here's one from the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II:

Thanks a lot!!! those sigma files looks pretty well!!

Btw. I already have seen the photo of the redhead girl making the funny face elsewhere, did you make an review of the lens?? or post it on flickr???

Lenses / Re: Smart purchase or not?
« on: November 09, 2012, 02:05:39 PM »
I looked at all my lenses; none of them have triggers. This may be something the current owner added himself. I'd be careful.
;D LOL, you make me laugh a lot!

Lenses / Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« on: November 08, 2012, 04:06:23 PM »
I will be happy to post some RAW images taken with the Sigma and 5D Mk III when I get home from work...maybe 2 hours.

That will be Awesome!! Thanks a Lot! ;D

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