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EOS Bodies / Re: This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
« on: November 26, 2013, 04:07:24 PM »
Now for my regular exercise ( swimming against the tide )  ::)

Perhaps it is because I only recently escaped, but "white" makes me think of straitjackets, institutional corridors, orderlies and plain as can be appliances.

Cutesy colors make me think of the previously mentioned "Hello Kitty"/"Gangnam Style" consumer level.

IMO, black, with crisply engraved contrasting lettering/scales/etc., says "serious instrument".

Not least of my objections is the glaring-object-in-your-face I posted about before.

Damn this mud, …can't move my feet!

(P.S. - I'm not fond of pink pistol grips, either,.. WTF, grumble, mumble, …fade out with shaking jowls and frown.)  :P

Interesting take on colors! When I think about what you wrote I find that to be true in many applications! Thanks for making me think a bit today!

Lenses / Re: Ken Rockwell reviews canon 50mm f/1.0
« on: November 22, 2013, 03:06:51 PM »
Jessica Claire has a blog post with some good photos made with this lens:http://www.jessicaclaire.net/index.cfm/postID/263/Wedding-with-DJ-Brittany-Rod

What BEAST of a camera is she using to get a shutter time of 1/12000 s ?!

My canon 1D classic does this!

Portrait / Re: Becoming a wedding photographer.
« on: November 22, 2013, 02:54:48 PM »
My wedding experience is limited but my wedding clients seem too enjoy the candid photo more than the posed group shots that more or less document who was there. They seem to share and talk about the photos that convey emotion and document the ceremony. I'm basing this what I see on Facebook when they share them and I bet when they make a photo album to look back on they will enjoy the same candid romantic photos more than the group shots. To sum up whole wedding or nothing, there's no point in just doing part of the day.

Software & Accessories / Re: Canon Shutter Actuation App for Mac
« on: November 18, 2013, 01:02:41 AM »
Is my shuttercount.com as accurate as this app? Or does this app do more than my shuttercount.com?

Software & Accessories / Re: Storage at home
« on: November 18, 2013, 12:55:14 AM »
This thread is solved lol

Software & Accessories / Re: RLPhotos Computer upgrade 2013
« on: November 18, 2013, 12:53:48 AM »
I just looked up that processor on newegg and wow 5300 bucks! I wish I could build that computer and benchmark it haha I'm sure it would do crazy things. Guess I will have to do more reading about raid, sounds complicated to me.

Software & Accessories / Re: RLPhotos Computer upgrade 2013
« on: November 17, 2013, 10:06:46 PM »
Dude wow! That's crazy! What does 64GB of ram do? I'm running a 4770k with 16gb of ram ATI7970 with 2 1TB, 2 500gb drives a 256gb SSD and a 1TB usb 3.0 external. I really don't know what RAID is, I have some vague knowledge but not enough to know to use it or not. Mines pretty quick in Lightroom, prolly not as quick as yours, although I'm running 2 27" 2560x1440 monitors which is tasking. But congrats on that build I'm jealous!

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: used gear
« on: November 17, 2013, 06:53:39 PM »
Used is great! Just bought a 1d mark III with 9000 shutter actuations. Just watch the local and eBay wait for a real deal then pounce.

Lenses / Re: Canon 40mm f/2.8 Lens: Thoughts? Reviews? Is it worth getting?
« on: November 15, 2013, 01:17:38 PM »
I love mine when I use it on full frame, great image quality and compact makes the 5d a nice walk-around camera. On my 1d camera it's like a 50mm so it's fun for that too.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Can you estimate a used camera price for me?
« on: November 11, 2013, 08:33:32 PM »
@Rat thanks for that eBay tip I didn't know you could do that since I typically browse on a tablet app.

Look at the sold or completed auctions on ebay to see the selling prices.  Read the description and see what is included.
I found one that sold for $600, that's top dollar.  I'd pay maybe $400 or 500 depending on if its all there, box and accessories, and its in good condition.

400$ seems to be the lowest. The ad says it's the body charger and battery so not quite complete, guess I will see what the seller says if they contact me. Thanks for the help!

Pricewatch Deals / Can you estimate a used camera price for me?
« on: November 11, 2013, 12:28:04 PM »
Hello all there is a Canon 1Ds on my local Craigslist and I was thinking about picking it up. The seller is asking 500$ and while I think that has to be close it's hard to put a price on it as there isn't too many for sale at the moment. Found a couple on eBay and they're asking 600$ or higher with zero bids. I do have an old 1D classic and used it for a client the other day and the photos were wonderful! 13 year old camera and 4 megapixels still makes great photos! I wonder what a 11 year old camera with 11 megapixels would do!


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 reallybigcameras.com 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.

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