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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 24, 2012, 09:23:24 AM »
The grouping on the LCD is different from the 7D
Is it the same as the 5D MKII?
Or like the 1D-X?

I like the new position of some buttons. More logical and more easy to use.

My firmest hopes are that, if if it full frame, it is a 5DIII. Not a hybrid, a chimera of two glories kludged to mutual detriment.

The 7D mk II is a camera I have been looking forward to for quite some time now, and it must needs be asp-c! And it must needs exist, not as a hybrid, not as a ghost of what might have been, but in its full asp-c, hopefully 24mp glory!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D X Speculation
« on: January 24, 2012, 09:20:40 AM »
Canon are going to surprise us all and announce the 100mp 1.3 1D5  :-* :-* :-*

This I could go for, because it would have sufficient pixel density, and nearly the 1.6x crop... But, I really do hope that they do not merge the two lines. To me, it seems to be an advantage to specialize a little. Also, Nikon has both  the D800 and the D400 up and coming. If Canon decides to drop the XD lineup into a single camera, this could cause many who are looking for a specific tool to look at the other side of the fence.

When fixing my truck, there are basicly two kids of wrenches: an adjustable wrench, and wrenches of many different sizes. I much prefer the exact wrench to the job than an all purpose wrench. In a camera, I want a camera optimized for wildlife/sports (what I primarily shoot). At some point, I will likely get a 5D. It will not be used for bird pictures or pitcher pictures. It would see its main use with landscape and portraits. I like to use 12mm wrenches on 12mm bolts, and 18mm wrenches on 18mm bolts. A camera which can do too much will do too little.

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 23, 2012, 05:40:36 PM »
To me, it has a lot of 7D-looking features, but probably could be a 5d-III also...

I'm looking into getting a gimbal head for my 300 2.8 with 7D. Is this Jobu one worth getting? Or should I pony up for the whole wimberly head? Or would a wimberly sidekick be equally effective for that lens?

Software & Accessories / Breeze Browser vs. Lightroom
« on: January 19, 2012, 10:59:54 PM »
I was wondering: has anyone used Breeze Browser? Arthus Morris swears by it, but I have never heard of it anywhere else. Has anyone used it, or know why I would want to use it instead of LR?

Canon General / Re: Patents: Canon 55-110 f/2 Optical Formula
« on: January 19, 2012, 10:58:28 PM »

I sure hope this one makes it off the drawing board and onto the shelves...

Lenses / Re: Wresting photography
« on: January 19, 2012, 09:24:50 PM »
Why no flash?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is the AF really that bad on the 5Dmk2
« on: January 19, 2012, 09:23:08 PM »
Yes it's horrible! The internet says so!!!

Canon General / Re: Lens advice for shooting Yellowstone winter
« on: January 19, 2012, 12:54:03 PM »
The big problem with the 400 5.6 is no IS. Are you using a tripod? A good tripod with ball head? If not, be wary of the 400 5.6. The 70-300 is an incredibly useful lens. I used to have the old 70-300 IS not L, and it was the best lens ever! (not as good as my 70-200 2.8, but do understand my meaning here...)

What kind of animals are you trying to get pictures of? And how many animals are out and about in yellowstone in the winter? Some, indeed, but perhaps they might be rather remote...

Street & City / Re: Etiquette of Street Photography
« on: January 19, 2012, 12:50:55 PM »
I dislike wa lens - very rarely take anything under 50mm

I'm drifting more and more in that direction...

Portrait / Re: Ruin Reussenstein Medieval Shooting
« on: January 19, 2012, 12:38:04 PM »
Excellent! Post many more, please!!!

Portrait / Re: Environmental Portraits
« on: January 19, 2012, 12:37:05 PM »
Interesting... is what you are saying you took multiple shots of the same framing with different foci to be able to add OOF to the areas you wanted OOF?

Street & City / Re: Etiquette of Street Photography
« on: January 19, 2012, 12:34:52 PM »
Although I occasionally use the 400 f/2.8 (lots of jests about my big one ) I normally use either the 135 f/2 or the 200 f/8 as they are quite inoccuous.

Sorry for double posting, but also this picture would not have been the same at all with a wide angle lens... So, thanks for sharing!

Street & City / Re: Etiquette of Street Photography
« on: January 19, 2012, 12:33:43 PM »
Although I occasionally use the 400 f/2.8 (lots of jests about my big one ) I normally use either the 135 f/2 or the 200 f/8 as they are quite inoccuous.

Nice picture, but even nicer still for using a big gun for shooting! I've read on some street shooting forums, and if you shoot anything other than black and white, wide angle, f1.4, you are abomination. If you DARE to shoot a tele-zoom, you are anathema!

I once took my 300 4r shooting street in downtown Fort Lauderdale. No one looked twice. Now, time for me the 300 2.8...

Street & City / Re: Etiquette of Street Photography
« on: January 19, 2012, 10:13:32 AM »
Street photography is one of the areas I enjoy - in particular photos of people - however I must admit I always hold back from taking the pictures I truly want to take because I feel nervous about taking photographs of the public.

For example, the other day I saw someone asleep on the metro so out came the camera, but I was paranoid that the guy would wake up or the passers by saying something to me.  My heart was beating and the adrenaline pumping - I just took one picture and hoped for the best.

When I looked at the photo afterwards, there were so many ways I could have improved on it if I wasn't in such a hurry.

I guess I'm unsure if we're allowed to take pictures so brazenly of the public (admittedly in public places).

Has it ever happened to anyone where a member of the public has taken offence to having their picture taken?

This is a subject which has bothered me for years, and I'd love to hear peoples opinions: Is there an etiquette to street photography?

People argue hugely about what is the appropriate behaviour for street photography. Weegie used to walk up to people with a crown graphic and a flash bulb and get the shot. Others in the past were more subtle...

But, if you are calm, and act like there is nothing wrong with what you are doing, most people will not really notice you taking pictures. Occassionally, I've gotten looks, but normally people do not mind. This, however, can change drastically depending on the country and culture.

The most important point is to try to not hurt others; but, if you are careful and subtle, none should mind terribly... most of the time, anyway...

In the USA, it is legal to take pictures of people in public places, as long as in that public place there is no reasonable expectation of privacy (ie, restroom or changing area). Find out what you are comfortable with, then push yourself! Once you get past the fear, it will be tremendously fun!

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