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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Gitzo 1325 tripod is it good?
« on: November 11, 2013, 12:07:19 PM »
Well thanks everyone for your comments and advice. Hopefully I hear back from the guy and can pick it up tomorrow!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Gitzo 1325 tripod is it good?
« on: November 11, 2013, 09:11:59 AM »
I don't have a super long tele lens yet but someday, I have a manfrotto with the center column and it drives me nuts. I want a tripod that doesn't have the column. I just couldn't find much info on this one. So I was debating on this 1325 or I saw someone on here post a link to and they have similar tripods for less money and brand new.

Third Party Manufacturers / Gitzo 1325 tripod is it good?
« on: November 11, 2013, 12:34:22 AM »
There's a used gitzo 1325 tripod for sale for 425$ seems like a decent deal considering the new prices of gitzos are pretty up there. Has anyone used this model? Is this a quality tripod with a good lifespan? Thanks!

I change lenses all the time with the power on and never had an issue. I've heard that it makes dust more attracted to the lens and image sensor but I can't figure how that could happen and personally I haven't seen any dust on my sensor yet. Also the front elements are the only thing that gets dust, the rear element rarely gets dust. Maybe I'm lucky.

Lenses / Re: DIY carbon hood for 40mm stm lens
« on: October 28, 2013, 03:29:21 PM »
I want this! I want carbon fiber hoods and body caps. I don't know why but I love carbon fiber and it looks awesome with a camera like that!


Hey have you got ahold of that person selling that 5d? I've been watching that ad and it hasn't had any contact info on it. I've also saw an ad for a 5d mark II for 900$. Oh and hello from another Minnesotan!

Where are you in MN?  This guys has been trying to sell it for a while, odd the contact information has disappeared - here's the last email from him @

"it works perfectly. I have compared it to my other 5d and cannot tell a difference in image quality at all, same for either of my 50d's, or my 1ds. I have a bit of gear, as you can see, so I don't really need to sell this. I thought someone who might want full frame quality might be interested."

Yeah I saw the Mark II out in Washington, WI for $900 (includes the box too) - crazy eh?

So he said it doesn't autofocus properly because of the drop I believe you said in a post? How did you contact him? And I live over in the maple grove area, crazy to find another Minnesotan on here! I really wanted to buy that 5d2 for 900$. To CarlTN I bought myself a 1d classic 4mp for less than 300$ and the autofocus is better in low light than my 5d2 very good auto focus for a 12 year old camera! Only if it had more mp, but in good lighting produces great photos.


Any fellow croppers get a cheap 5D (CLASSIC) as a second body? Is it worthwhile to just get a taste of full frame goodness? In my market (Twin Cities) I've noticed these tools showing up weekly on Craigslist...this one in particular is selling for $250...

Hey have you got ahold of that person selling that 5d? I've been watching that ad and it hasn't had any contact info on it. I've also saw an ad for a 5d mark II for 900$. Oh and hello from another Minnesotan!

Portrait / Re: Portrait of " THE PRO " ??
« on: October 23, 2013, 11:07:55 PM »
This is a great thread I can't wait to check daily for more humor!

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.

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