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Sports / Re: It's just not cricket
« on: February 08, 2013, 01:07:04 PM »
Cricket?  ::) Pfff, never watch a sport where they take a break for sandwiches.


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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: February 01, 2013, 01:55:45 PM »
Canada - got any more to show?

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: January 31, 2013, 01:59:55 PM »
Canada - cool shot!

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Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: January 27, 2013, 05:56:58 AM »
Arthur's Seat/Salisbury Crags in Edinburgh and the good old Forth Bridge. (A pedantic note for non-locals: it's not called the Forth Rail Bridge even though it is a rail bridge!)

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Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: January 24, 2013, 01:22:19 PM »
40D 70-200 f4 IS

What a beautiful picture! I love the sepiaish tone, the pose, the eyes and the subject-background.

Thanks man! The thing is, it wasn't "set up" at all, just dumb luck like most of my shots. It was taken during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where a few thousand performers/acts take part during August each year. The Royal Mile in Edinburgh becomes a portrait photographer's paradise.

I must admit the girl in the shot was rather nice (I can still taste her perfume  8)). She was moving around alot and I managed to get the shot. What you don't see is the heavy cropping and tweaking required to hide people in the background (it's so busy in places you can't move for people). Also just creeping into the shot was the girl she is looking up at.

The one problem with taking portraits at the Fringe is that, because it's maybe 95% amateur shows from college or university drama groups, the performer's makeup can be a bit slap-dash and their hair is blowing about a bit which means you have to learn how to use the clone stamp in Photoshop!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6d - where to buy - UK
« on: January 21, 2013, 01:19:53 PM »
Always check out Camerapricebuster -

http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod.php?n=CanonEOS6DBody&p=3288

I've had top-notch service from Park Cameras. Maybe they'll price-match for you.

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Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: January 21, 2013, 12:52:35 PM »
Some of the street stuff I do :


Great shots with excellent light and colour. Welcome to Canon Rumors!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Potential upgrade from 7D
« on: January 20, 2013, 10:43:51 AM »

I also own a Canon 70-200mm f4L IS and a Voigtlander Ultron 40mm F2 SLIIN, so my short telephoto range is covered and the Voigtlander is a fun walk-around lens to use when I want to strain my eyes and squint my brains out when focusing. So...

What do you guys and gals think about these two lenses with the 5DIII, has anyone used either often as a walk-around lens?

I often use the 70-200 f4 IS as my walk-around lens with the 5D3. Great results (as long as f4 isn't a problem for you) and not so heavy that I can't carry it by hand all afternoon.

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Interesting. The smile says "Hey, I'm your pal" but the arms folded says, "barrier".

If you want to see some great portrait shots of world leaders (and world-class thugs) you should check out Planton's book "Power". Ask yourself how many of these people would you want to be stuck in a lift with?

http://platonphoto.com/portraits/politics/index.html

Sorry for the double-post but does the shot of Clinton in the link I attached say, "legs apart and the tie points the way!"?

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Interesting. The smile says "Hey, I'm your pal" but the arms folded says, "barrier".

If you want to see some great portrait shots of world leaders (and world-class thugs) you should check out Planton's book "Power". Ask yourself how many of these people would you want to be stuck in a lift with?

http://platonphoto.com/portraits/politics/index.html

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Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: January 19, 2013, 10:16:22 AM »
40D 70-200 f4 IS

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At the Coca-Cola museum in Atlanta, GA


Ha! It took me a few seconds to figure out what I was looking at! Pretty neat.

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Me!

That muff just ain't harry enough  ;)

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Lenses / Re: EF200mm f1.8L vs EF200mm f2L IS vs EF300mm f2.8L IS II
« on: January 19, 2013, 05:52:41 AM »
You say it's for use with fast sports and portraits - what sort of fast sport? Motor sport or basket ball? Indoors or not?

Whilst I haven't tried any of the lenses you are considering (I've got the 300mm f2.8 IS mk1), I can assure you the mk2 would be stunning if it's even just a slight improvement over the mk1. That said, I can't imagine using it for portraits - it would be too bulky and would place you a bit too far away from the subject in terms of interaction with them. If you have the sort of money to buy the mk2 I'd suggest you get the Sigma 85mm f1.4 too as it is superb for portraits.

I doubt anyone would regret getting the 300mm but a shorter lens may be better depending on the type of sport.

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EOS Bodies / Re: taurians upgrading to 5d mark 3
« on: January 12, 2013, 05:45:02 AM »
An Aries here, currently with a 7D. I am still weighing my options, ranging from 7DII, 5DIII, to D600 and D800.
BTW: While I generally agree with GuyF about Astrology being some major BS, the amazing number of common traits I found among a small sample of female Taurons is sometimes amazing me.  ;D

Interesting how you specify female. The number of women I've spoken to who believe in mediums and horoscopes boggles the mind. On the bright side, they do have nice curves!

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