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Portrait / Re: Need some advice- shooting at Staples Center
« on: December 19, 2012, 07:28:28 PM »
I would take the 24-105 and the 50. depending on the lighting, you may or not get by with the 24-105 but the 50 will get it done if the lighting is lacking for f4. Only prob then is your limited to 1 focal length and I find it a bit of a difficult one on crop. Hopefully you should be fine with the 24-105.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Quick 5Dmkiii WiFi Question
« on: December 19, 2012, 06:15:27 PM »
Ok thanks, guess I'll leave the wifi for now  :-[

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Quick 5Dmkiii WiFi Question
« on: December 19, 2012, 07:56:57 AM »
Wow! is that how much it is!?! Thats craaaaazy!
On second thoughts, I can live without wifi lol, but just out of interest, can it do the same stuff, connect to your phone etc?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Quick 5Dmkiii WiFi Question
« on: December 19, 2012, 07:15:29 AM »
Hi all!
I was just wondering if anyone could enlighten me on the 5dmkiii wifi functions? If you get the wifi add-on can you use the same phone app as on the 6d and get all the same features? It would come in handy if I bought a 6d but I'm more inclined to go that last mile and fork out for the 5dmkiii.
Cheers!

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Software & Accessories / Re: Stop Using Instagram
« on: December 18, 2012, 09:15:21 AM »
Good post/information dr croubie

I might be wrong, but I can't see them getting away with this long term....people that produce good photos WILL stop using them, and instagram will be left with poor quality/uninteresting amateur point and shoot and mobile phone shots.

Not so. Instagram KNOWS that the average person will not change their habits.
...and Instagram was just bought by Facebook.
I know I am in the minority....but I would NEVER have a Facebook page.  The reasons are just too many to list....WAY too many. It's just not a safe or very intelligent thing to do. Truly.

I had a Facebook page about 3 years ago but canceled it. I can see the value in it sometimes but I survived a long time before facebook arrived and hopefully will still be doing so after it has gone.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Stop Using Instagram
« on: December 18, 2012, 07:58:12 AM »
Why the big uproar?! In the current economic climate I think it's a good thing that a small local business like Facebook will buy instagram and make a good use of all these photos. They can then sell the photos to other poor companies that cant afford to hire a photographer. Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress in this period in history!

You are joking right?

Yeah I'm joking, did the montypython quote not give it away? I guess if you don't know the quote, then you don't know it. No harm done

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Software & Accessories / Re: Stop Using Instagram
« on: December 18, 2012, 07:43:11 AM »
Why the big uproar?! In the current economic climate I think it's a good thing that a small local business like Facebook will buy instagram and make a good use of all these photos. They can then sell the photos to other poor companies that cant afford to hire a photographer. Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress in this period in history!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Problem: slow AF 6D
« on: December 17, 2012, 03:17:30 PM »
Cool, please let us know what you think of the d600. I am hoping to get a full frame soon and I was looking at 6d or 5dmkiii but the d600 is so cheap it's insane! I'v seen it for £1250 on digital rev. It might even break the £1,000 barrier in another 6 months or so

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Problem: slow AF 6D
« on: December 17, 2012, 09:04:14 AM »
I don't have the camera so I can't offer a comparison as to how fast the autofocus should be. However if I was in your situation, I would take it back to the store and ask to test it against the store's display model to see if there is any difference in speed. If you bought it online then I guess you could still try the same approach, I doubt they would refuse you.
Anyway good luck.

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Technical Support / Re: Mirror fallen out of 5D - self repair ?
« on: December 14, 2012, 11:40:45 AM »
On the positive side, you now have the full-frame mirrorless camera everybody is waiting for.

LOL :)

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Just in case the op is getting confused, white balancing is basically getting your camera to see colours the way your eyes do in different types of light. Making sure white is white and not leaning towards either end of colour temperature [cool or warm]
For example: if you are in a room with white walls, wether your light source is a bulb or sunlight from the window, the walls will appear white because your brain does the white balancing. A camera will see a blue or orange hue, depending on the type of light and the white balance settings that are being used.
Auto white balance can generally do a decent job and Raw allows you to change the white balance but it's one of the things I like to have control of in camera, wether to use it artistically or not.

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I do lot of portraits, up to 2500 a week.
I use a 40D with a 28/135 tethered  to a laptop with studio flashes  and the quality is great.

The only reason  I  could think of to get a D800 and a 24/120 or a 5DIII and a 24/105 is to impress my clients.

But don't rent Nikon stuff for an important photo shoot, stick to what you know.

+1 for 40D, I'v printed at A2 sized with this camera with great result. Save some money and just rent great glass, I agree that if you have great glass and lighting, you can't go wrong.

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Canon General / Re: Any Pro Music and Band Photographers?
« on: October 22, 2012, 01:08:59 PM »
Interesting story, It seems like the perceived value of photography is going down and clients are insisting on owning copyrights. Doing gigs sure is fun, and that's enough for some people but It's going to be increasingly difficult to profit from this type of photography if they wish to turn it into a career.

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Canon General / Any Pro Music and Band Photographers?
« on: October 21, 2012, 06:51:04 AM »
Hi, I'm after some insights from Pro Band photographers on how are you making money?
Not because I want to follow in your footsteps, been there, had my fun. [I always got too drunk at gigs and it became hazardous to my gear]
I ask because I have recently become aware of artists such as Coldplay, LadyGaga and the Stone Roses, are asking for full ownership of merchandising and editorial rights. As I understand, you are allowed to sell your photos to one publication just once. AND you can't even use them in your portfolio.
Now I can understand the merchandising rights because they obviously don't want their band/faces printed on condoms or something inappropriate, but can you get a percentage for the photos they actually use for marketing?
As to the editorial rights, thats just plain greed.
It seems like they are getting photographers to turn up for free, work for free and then take all ownership of the work and use it to make money. Please tell me if I am missing anything, do you get a one off fee for turning up?
From an industry that is advocating artists copyrights and cracking down on pirated music, I find it highly hypocritical and upsetting that they would start trampling other artists rights just to earn more money.
Hopefully it's just a few artists with these demands.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon EOS-1S the Name? [CR1]
« on: October 07, 2012, 07:25:19 AM »
'IF' this camera is aimed at the medium format crowd, I'm not so sure thats a wise game to play.
1] It's a small market anyway
2] System switching, how many hasselblad owners are really going to part with their gear...
3] Sensor size. Ok so if this new sensor gives 'medium format quality', you still have to convince people that a smaller sensor is the way to go and it will be like trying to convince full frame users that apsc has the same Iq.

It'll probably sell well to studios that do indoor and outdoor shooting and require that versatility. but if I had that kinda money, I'd get a large format camera with a MF digital back. I know they're aqward and cumbersome but there's just something so rewarding about using one. You have to think about EVERTHING you do

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