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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

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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.

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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

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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!

Helen

Nope, THANK YOU!  :D

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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.  ;)


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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

cheers

 

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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

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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

http://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Flash-2436-Ca-Diffuser-Speedring-Speedlite/dp/B005ODJF4U/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1354840770&sr=1-5&keywords=fotodiox+softbox+speedlight


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

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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:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk2-Sigma-f2.CR2

Here's a shot from a concert at f/1.4 under stage lighting (also shows off 5D Mk 3 ISO 6400 performance):
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk3-Sidma-f1.4.CR2

Here's a shot at f/2 showing nice circular bokeh of lights in the background:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk3-Sigma-f2.dng

Here's a shot at f/1.4 showing smoothly rendered out of focus areas:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk2-Sigma-f1.4.CR2

Finally for the Sigma, here's a f/2 shot showing great color and contrast rendering in natural light:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk2-Sigma-f2-kid.CR2

Here's one from the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/7d-CanonMk2-f1.2.CR2


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???

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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!

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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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Lenses / Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« on: November 08, 2012, 02:52:43 PM »
I did a wedding with a rented 85 1.2 and bought the Sigma after that. The comparision is easy:
 The 85L has a very nice special look but you have a lot of shrap behause the AF is so slow that your subject is leaving  Deep of Field at 1.2 before the AF finished. You get only really good pics and a lot of scrap nothing in between.

Interesting... A little of movement and the pic is focused in the ears  :S with all the eyes blurry.

Thanks for pointing this out

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« on: November 08, 2012, 02:48:52 PM »
The Digital Picture review with it mouse over comparison images is really useful. If you look at those subtle differences and decide the Canon is worth 2x the cost, then by all means, go for it.

Personally, I would buy the Sigma AND a nice used 135mm f/2L for the same money.

I already have the 135L, that's part of my dilemma  :-\

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« on: November 08, 2012, 02:48:00 PM »
Buy the first lens you think about when you wake up in the morning.

 ;D

 ::)  I know!

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