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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body - $2699 at Amazon
« on: October 22, 2013, 04:29:04 PM »
The price went up already? That was quick!!!

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: P-51 Mustang
« on: October 21, 2013, 09:49:27 PM »
A P51 and a friend
The P-51 is a beauty... but boy... I LOVE the spitfire!


Spitfire for sure!

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body - $2699 at Amazon
« on: October 21, 2013, 09:47:09 PM »
That is so tempting, what to do!

Portrait / Re: Portrait of The American Revolutionary war ( 1775-1783)
« on: October 15, 2013, 09:36:12 PM »
This are the Reenactment of the " Battle of Hillsborough" at Hillsborough, North Carolina, USA , in 2/19/2011
Yes, To learn the Historical Facts and observe  the Historical Reenactment at the Sites.
Yes, All the Photos in this Post  are just the Recorded Photos, Not Arts work or Beautiful Photos, Just the real Recorded Photos with minimum Post processing.
Here are the last Photos.

Yes, I Have 3 Cameras and 3 Lenses with me :
--The First Camera = Canon 5D MK II with 24-70 mm F/ 2.8 L , for Typical Photos.
---2 ND one, Canon 7D with EF 70-200 mm F/ 2.8 L IS, for all mid range  distant Photos and Closed Portrait Pictures
----3 RD, = Canon 1DS MK 1 with Canon EF 85 mm. F = 1.2 L MK II for super Back ground Blur..

3rd photo, the guy on the right has the barrel of his gun in his nose kinda funny!

Lenses / Re: 85L or 135L?
« on: October 06, 2013, 10:17:18 PM »
Thanks Surapon, I was most curious about the 1D as I thought it was an old 1D. Makes me think I should use my 1D classic more!

Software & Accessories / Re: My DIY "NO-POD"
« on: October 06, 2013, 07:38:25 PM »
There are a few companies that have been making these for years.


Lenses / Re: 85L or 135L?
« on: October 06, 2013, 06:11:12 PM »
Alright everyone, I shoot portraits and weddings and here are my current lenses which I use on my 5DM3:

24-105 (great kit lens, but I might sell it)
24-70 f2.8 MK2
50 f1.4
(Sigma) 12-24 - some people don't like this, but I think I got a good copy
70-200 f2.8 MK2

I'm trying to find a reason to buy either the 85mm or 135mm.  Which should I buy?  I know I have that length covered, but they're such celebrated primes that I'd just learn to zoom with my feet more and I know my results would be good.

So, here's my question.  Both are very well-loved in the photog world, especially with portrait shooters.  Which should I get?  Or, should I be considering another prime altogether?

Thanks in advance!

Dear Sir, Mr. beckstoy.
For the Best Wedding/ portrait  Lenses, Both of Them 85 1.2 II and 135  L 2.0 are great ---and Best of the Best Too. But So many Lenses that need to consider for perfected Photos, where the  space between the model and the photographer are limited, and the Photographers do not have the choice ---Yes that why the Difference Lenses  are force to use for the best of that situation.
Here are my Wedding / Portrait Lenses that I use as " One man army" past 5 years, and Its works for me.
Good luck for your selection of the great Lenses.

A= Canon TS-E 24 MM. F 3.5 L MK II for my group Portrait up to 200 People. Yes, I use Horizontal Shift function.
B = EF 24-70 F/ 2.8 L for General Photos, at the Party
C= EF 135 MM F/ 2.0 L, For great Portrait in the long range.
D=EF 70-200 mm F/ 2.8 L IS USM. Shoot far away on the Balcony of the Church, When we can not go to shoot at Altar----Ha, Ha, Ha---Not try to let the FATHER/ Preacher  get angry.
E= EF 100 mm F./ 2.8 L IS Macro USM. for the Great Portrait Photos with Some Great Bokeh. Plus the Detail of the Rings, Flowers and The Bride's Beautiful Shoes.
F = Sigma 50 MM F/ 1.4, For Tight Space and Very Blur Background.
G= EF 85 MM. F/ 1.2 L MK II for total Blur of busy back ground, and let the Bride& Groom as the Movie Stars. Plus this Lens is to separate Us/ The Real  Pay Photographers and Uncle Bob or aunt Jane who use 41 MP. Nokia Lumia Cell Phone Camera, which  can get the  better  Pictures than Me----Ha, Ha, Ha

NO, NO, NO, I never use any lens that wider than 24 MM. Yes, I have learn from the Hard way, I use 11-17 and  17-40 mm at F = 11 and F = 17 for Group Photos, And  I lost my best beautiful Client, who stand at the far Left and Far right of the Group Photos= Yes The Super Wide Angle lens  is create the subjects at the far edge of photo so distortion = Her Face form as the Beauty and The Beast = The Beast ( Not the Beauty)----Ha, Ha, Ha

What camera bodies are you using? Specifically the 1d series.

Canon General / Re: Who's up for a game?
« on: September 27, 2013, 11:01:34 PM »
This is funny! May I share this with a friend?

Canon General / Re: good idea
« on: September 27, 2013, 11:00:22 PM »
If it makes cleaning a sensor easier and safer then it could be a feature.  I doubt anyone would build a camera where the intent was to add a better sensor later - but then it might be the same thing as a standard CPU socket and your choice of chip.  Hmm.


You know many times I've thought about buying a digic 5+ and putting into an older 1D and seeing the frame rates skyrocket! Id love to modify or upgrade the camera vs buying new ones all the time, buy a new rear LCD review screen with more dots. I love modding things and hate that I don't know a way to mod my camera

EOS-M / Re: EOS M is built like a tank
« on: September 21, 2013, 11:37:18 PM »
Cute photos! My cat too tests my cameras durability as a result of having a camera strap attached. But yes the eos m I own is very durable. I have left my M in my backpack and dropped and bumped my bag into many things all without damage to the camera mind you it's not a padded bag.

Lenses / Re: 85L or 135L?
« on: September 10, 2013, 09:13:51 PM »
I usually don't like to butt into arguments but here you are the one not trying to think/look outside your shell. Looks like you have never shot super active toddlers. So I don't expect you to understand what we are talking about.   

I never said anything about toddlers. You are changing the topic. You and Neuro objected my remark that the 85L can be useful for things that move. You presented the toddlers example as a counter-example. Now you are trying to involve me in a discussion how to shoot toddlers (sounds a bit creepy) which is irrelevant.

Glad the 85 focused on a big slow bus and a guy playing keyboard, I'm sure the 135 would have nailed focus before the bus made it round the corner and held focus. And the keyboard guy might as well have been posing since the keyboard is stationary haha. Anyhoo 85 slower than 135.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New iPhone: Final Nail in the Coffin
« on: September 10, 2013, 07:19:21 PM »
I hate my iPhone 5, the 5s should have been the iPhone 5 no doubt. So now I will wait for the 6. Damn you apple! But thanks for sharing the specs on the camera on the 5s looks like a decent step forward for apple. Finally starting to show me what I expected from apple.

Lenses / Re: 85L or 135L?
« on: September 09, 2013, 09:44:53 PM »
I bought a 135mm f2.0 on a whim cause the price was right and it was basically new. I was so unsure about this lens at first as I figured the 85L would be much nicer but I couldn't be happier! It even worked great for me at an auto show! I'm in love with it!

Canon General / Re: Is it Genuine? Canon LP-E6 Battery [SOLVED]
« on: September 09, 2013, 09:36:23 PM »
Funny I just came across this post and story after I bought what I thought was a genuine BG-E6 grip on eBay. After reading all this I know it's a knockoff. Hopefully it doesn't kill my camera and works as good as the aftermarkets and or actual canon one. Shucks

Third Party Manufacturers / Sony's new little cameras
« on: September 04, 2013, 12:15:57 PM »

These look interesting. Looks like mirrorless/ point and shoot went a new direction!

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