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Lenses / Re: Suggestions for making my gear uglier
« on: May 09, 2012, 02:21:42 PM »
gaffer's tape...
or Nikon stickers  :P

 ;D LOL

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Portrait / Re: Portraits of my GF, Would like feedback!!
« on: May 09, 2012, 02:04:18 PM »
Hey guys, here's the JPGs of our recent photo shoot. This is really some of my first ever photo shoot pics, but I'm happy with the way they came out. All natural lighting. Please let me know what you guys think, about both the angles and the composition!

Thanks a lot

Garrett

http://www.flickr.com/photos/78131808@N05/

Hi Garret!!

Congrats for your new camera... and lens!!! 5dmkIII + 70-200 2.8 IS II its a killer combo, however let me give you some advices that helped me when I started taking pics

- Some guys already tell you about the post, but that its a personal taste, so its ok if you wanted that look
- the 70-200 its a super sharp lens even wide open, in portraits you dont need to be super sharp (skin blemishes and that stuff really pop out) so shoot close to 2.8, it will help you to isolate your subject (bokeh or background blur) and you could shoot faster to avoid blurry images
- use Spot focus and focus in one of her eyes (the closest to camera)
- Shoot a little far away, all the pics was at 70mm... try shooting at the other end 200... 135... if gives you "background compression" plus it shows a more "pleasing" proportion plus it gives you better bokeh!!!
- Always try to shoot 2 or 3 times the photo, It sucks when a "perfect" shoot its ruined by a quick blink
- Practice, practice, practice :)

Good luck and happy shooting  ;)

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70L vs primes (24L, 35L etc)
« on: May 08, 2012, 09:19:41 PM »
I use all primes, my only zoom is the kit lens that came with the T2i, and I use it as an 18mm f/3.5 prime

the 24-70 f/2.8L is a very nice lens, not far from primes in its range, but still...

even the 24mm f/2.8 (a tiny $360 lens) can beat the 24-70:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=101&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=246&CameraComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

you already know about the 50mm f/1.4:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=101&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=3&API=0&LensComp=115&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=4

and on the long end the 85mm f/1.8 will give it some fight too:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=101&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=4&API=0&LensComp=106&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=2

the only downside (of course, apart from having to carry lots of lenses around, and taking time to change them) is that bokeh on these cheap primes is not great
http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/528-canon2470f28ff?start=1
http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/419-canon_85_18_5d?start=1



edit:

and of course, not all cheap primes are any good!! some of them are terribly soft, but those 3 I mentioned are among the best budget Canon lenses
more about them here: http://www.similaar.com/foto/equipment/us_lensc.html#prime

thank you for the extensive answer  :)

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70L vs primes (24L, 35L etc)
« on: May 08, 2012, 09:14:35 PM »
I everyone!!

I currently own a 7D, 24-70L, 50 1.4 and 135L, I really like mi 24-70L, its super sharp and love the IQ...

The 135L is the new member of the family  ;D, after used it I'm shocked with the IQ of the Prime L lens... my question is:

It is noticeable the IQ "jump" from a 24-70L zoom to a 24LII prime, keep my 50... and maybe an 85L???

Someone has been in this situation??

(Btw: You guys have a really nice community here   :) have been around a long time without been a member)


BTW I ended up with the 35L, 50 f/1.4, Sigma 85mm f/1.4 and the 135L (with a full frame body). I've found this works really nicely, though the 24L would make more sense for someone shooting a lot of landscapes.

You've got the same set up as me! Although the 50 1.4 just got upgraded to the 1.2. The set up does work nicely indeed!

How about the 50 1.2 vs 50 1.4???  It is worthy?? $$$$

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Best place to buy 5D Mark III
« on: May 08, 2012, 02:55:51 PM »
I'm also ready to pull the trigger  :)   

The first to have it in stock wins!

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M - 98%
C1 - 2%  (a custom mode with auto exposure and full auto focus for stealth shooting from the hip)

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Lenses / Re: What to do??? 24-70 2.8L version 1
« on: May 07, 2012, 10:16:09 PM »
I have the 24-70L and I love it, its a great lens and super sharp (I have heard rumors about soft units, but mine its awesome), I said go for it and with the extra cash get the 135L  ;) another suuuper sharp lens

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70L vs primes (24L, 35L etc)
« on: May 06, 2012, 01:13:35 AM »
It all depends on your shooting style.  I refuse to shoot with zoom lenses, I think they make you lazy and love the feel and look of prime lenses, especially wide open.  But it fits my style.  Quality wise there really isn't much difference once you get into the F/4.0+ range but there isn't a single zoom that will look as nice as my 35 or 50 @ 1.4 or my 135 @ 2.0.

YMMV though :)

Im with you on that... I really love my 50 1.4 and 135 2.0 wide open, the bokeh, the light gathering capacity... I think that some shoots with the 24-70L could be better with faster primes... thats my doubt

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EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon owns Canon - in TV commercials
« on: May 06, 2012, 01:08:56 AM »
 :) I liked it... Nikon... Canon...heck... its about taking pictures of the things that you love

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Lenses / Canon 24-70L vs primes (24L, 35L etc)
« on: May 04, 2012, 07:05:15 PM »
I everyone!!

I currently own a 7D, 24-70L, 50 1.4 and 135L, I really like mi 24-70L, its super sharp and love the IQ...

The 135L is the new member of the family  ;D, after used it I'm shocked with the IQ of the Prime L lens... my question is:

It is noticeable the IQ "jump" from a 24-70L zoom to a 24LII prime, keep my 50... and maybe an 85L???

Someone has been in this situation??

(Btw: You guys have a really nice community here   :) have been around a long time without been a member)

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The DR is VERY BAD on this body! What do you mean a maybe? Have you even seen how it compares to, say D800? It is like comparing a Fiat to a nice BMW when it comes to DR! The IQ across all kinds of situations is evident by the sensor!

The DR is VERY BAD on the D800! Have you even seen how it compares to, say a welding camera? It is like comparing a Fiat to a nice BMW when it comes to DR! The IQ across all kinds of situations is evident by the sensor!

Wow... Records full UDR (Ultra-Dynamic-Range),  up to 1,000,000:1

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« on: May 03, 2012, 07:02:33 PM »
"duct tape"?

I can feel the collective intelligence of the room dropping by the minute

Actually, it was pretty intelligent....for their bottom line. Imagine the cost of re-disigning hardware and then fixing all the current units. This was a very cost effective solution, and if you don't look under the hood, you can't even tell!

No, you misunderstand.  I'm totally fine with the fix - I'm also very familiar with the sort of adhesive/flexible plastic "tape" they use inside laptops/computers, etc...  But calling it "duct tape" is like saying that nasa-grade mylar is the same thing as reynolds wrap

 ;D dude!!, you just make my day LOL

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MK3 vs. D800 - fredmiranda
« on: May 03, 2012, 06:28:00 PM »
V8Beast-- you live in Seattle? We should grab a coffee some time :)

Perhaps you'll appreciate this shot from Rizal Bridge I took back in 2010. I went to this stop some 30 times before I finally got an epic sunset. The colors lasted for like 30 minutes... it was insane. Used a 3-stop Daryl Benson Reverse GND filter, & still merged 4 exposures by hand in Photoshop, & still have noise in the trees when I print this. When I denoise the shadows, they just turn muddy. So in the end I chose to just stick with the noise. There's even a little banding in those shadows (this was shot on a 5D). This might be why I'm so interested in higher DR given that, like I said, this was already 4 exposures merged, each taken with that 3-stop Reverse GND...



Nice pic man!  :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« on: May 03, 2012, 06:16:47 PM »
I know that a headlight isn't a wiring problem and tape is commonly used in circuitry. My point is that a Mickey Mouse job like this is a letdown to me as a consumer and what I pay for.

They should have sprayed a coat of unobtanium on it!!! right??  ::)

Just kidding man, but think about it, A complete assembly line with custom built parts made to perfectly fit inside this camera, so... which could be a "Non mickey mouse" solution for the light leak "issue"?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« on: May 03, 2012, 04:12:04 PM »
Do you think that this "light leak" is an issue???

check this out  :o
http://nikonrumors.com/forum/topic.php?id=5517

This might make me a bad person, but as a Canon fan, that thread makes me happy in all kinds of ways.

I know the feeling  ;)

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