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Hello all saw on my local Craigslist a listing for the camera mentioned in the title and was looking for advice on it.
I saw Kai of DigitalRev using something similar to this
Any idea if this is a good deal? Is it hard to get film for these? Is it hard to get film developed for this camera? The photos Kai took were pretty cool with this camera and it made me want to try one and sure enough there's someone selling one locally. Thanks guys

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Spyder4Elite for $169 from B&H Photo
« on: May 27, 2014, 10:37:16 PM »
Well bummer I've been wanting a calibration system, why did this deal not last longer than a few hours.

Lenses / Re: Prime v Zoom Bokeh
« on: May 05, 2014, 11:26:19 PM »
Keep the 85 it's far sharper in your test shots than the 70-200. Look at the wood post sharper, given the dof is different still more detail. Plus you said you liked primes better for weddings. You can always fix CA in post btw and if I recall the 5d mark iii does correct CA for canon lenses.

Lenses / Re: Canon's f/1.2's: What is really going on?
« on: April 29, 2014, 10:54:05 PM »
so have we decided adding a few drops of motor oil will keep our lens mounts running smoother and extend their life?
Yes, but don't forget to send the camera and lenses in for an oil change every 3000 mount operations.
Otherwise, there will be a few dozen atoms lost after some years.

Now this is the reason I love this forum! You know if you use synthetic oil on your lens mounts you can go up to 10,000 lens mount operations! I move lenses like a crankshaft to a piston at 9,000 rpms but still no wear!

Video & Movie / Re: Just WOW
« on: January 27, 2014, 10:49:27 PM »
That was a pretty sweet video! Thanks for sharing, might not have seen it otherwise.

Lighting / Re: 50$ monolights
« on: January 08, 2014, 10:51:58 PM »
It's a cheap mono light. You get what you pay for I guess.

I have a 1d mark iii and wondered too but im using SanDisk extreme 16gb 45mbs and 60mbs cf cards and ive used a microcenter 16 anf 32gb class 10 sdhc and they all worked fine. Ive also read that the sd slot was faster than the cf.

Lenses / Re: Found Canon 28-80mm f2.8 and Canon 80-200mm f2.8, thoughts?
« on: December 27, 2013, 01:08:54 PM »
Oh I must have missed the part where you are using it for video. I think you'd be surprised by thr lens if you haven't used it before. It does perform very well. Id use it again but I don't often do video so my 135mm is more useful to me. Its worth checking out in person for sure.

Lenses / Re: Found Canon 28-80mm f2.8 and Canon 80-200mm f2.8, thoughts?
« on: December 27, 2013, 09:55:42 AM »
Cool. I may get the 80-200mm only.... Anyone tryied that lens?

Thanks very much for the help

I owned the 80-200 2.8 for years and I really liked it mine was very sharp even at 2.8 and I loved the bokeh. Mine was a little out of alignment I think as it required some micro focus adjusting which resulted in some missed shots also do to the focus being slightly slower than some USM lenses im used to. Its a heavy lens and you have to flip the switch to use manual focus. I really liked it but I sold mine and got a used 135mm f2.0 and wouldn't go back.

EOS-M / Re: External Microphone for EOS M
« on: December 10, 2013, 12:20:48 AM »
Thanks for the reply I will try that one out!

Lenses / Re: What chopped off my (Bokeh) balls?
« on: December 09, 2013, 04:48:24 PM »
Isn't it just the armrest of the couch in from of the lights blocking that part of the light from hitting the lens? And the rest are just reflections in the elements of lens or maybe a filter on the front of your lens creating the bike ball cutoff reflection on the other side of the photo.

EOS-M / External Microphone for EOS M
« on: December 02, 2013, 01:09:37 AM »
Good evening I'm starting to do a little more video work with my EOS M and I like using it for video but I find its not getting the audio I want. I'm looking to buy my first external mic but don't know where to start. I want to do some simple instructional videos like how to style so I'm thinking something like a lapel mic or a shotgun if those will work too. Can anyone point me to some good brands or something you already use that would save me time and money testing. Thank you!

Lenses / Re: Canon 10-22 vs. Tokina 11-16
« on: November 27, 2013, 10:48:35 AM »
I've used the tokina 12-24 f4 lens and I loved that lens. Maybe it's not fast enough for photojournalism but it was very sharp in the center and the build was very strong. It seemed pretty wide to me on my 40d back in the day.

Lenses / Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8
« on: November 27, 2013, 01:16:33 AM »
I agree with logaandm and took the liberty of adjusting your image doing essentially what he said.  I also warmed the image up because to me it felt right for this picture.

This is meant to be constructive criticism. Please don't take offence. I wouldn't even take the time to comment if I didn't see some interesting ideas in the photograph.

First ask yourself why you took the picture - what attracted you to the scene. Then ask yourself if you managed to show in the photograph that feeling or concept. What were the key things in what you saw which attracted you - the grapes, the frost, the light the shadows?

1. The horizon isn't level
2. The horizon is in the middle of the photograph and that is a no-no
3. The main subject (the grapes?) should (probably) be done with rule-of-thirds - probably off to the left.
4. The framing of the grapes with the blurred background should have used either the washed-out sky OR the darker earth. You have framed the grapes with both.
5. Post processing probably should have emphasised the grapes with the light shining through them. Either do this by shooting them entirely against the sky or entirely against the darker earth.

Good photographs show some sort of contrast - light/dark  blue/red, happy/sad, rich/poor. The brain enjoys broken patterns. When taking the photograph you should "frame" the composition. Take photographs from different angles with different f-stops to explore subject isolation and the contrast with the background.

I think I see what you were trying to do and there is some things like cropping and tone control you can do in post. The horizon through the middle of the picture, however, probably can't be saved.

Nice edit! I really like it.

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« on: November 27, 2013, 01:14:25 AM »
I am not ready to spend around $3K in a normal lens, and many people out there won't. Canon needs to update those lenses that do not render good IQ and sharpness, rather than focusing on improving 'excellent' lenses.

Well, remember that 24-70 is a bread and butter lens, one of the most important in Canon's lineup.  It is to their benefit to ensure they have the best version available out there IMO.  Tamron is getting a lot of business with a nice quality 24-70 f/2.8 IS lens for half the price due to Canon's unwillingness to release an IS version.

Also, Canon does not HAVE to increase the price, they could actually *drop* the price of the non-IS version to ~1699 which would put it in a lot more reasonable space than it is now.  Then put the IS version where the old version was, at 2299.

I hate when people make this much sense! Sarcasm of course, because I totally think what you're saying is what canon should do! I've used the 24-70 II and loved it and would buy it if it came down in price a bit more especially with the way you say they should do it!

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