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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV To Feature 4K Video?
« on: July 04, 2014, 12:36:36 PM »
Oh everyone knows the 7DII will have 4k first!  ::)

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
« on: July 04, 2014, 12:30:15 PM »
Happy July 4th!


Summer Violet by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

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These tools are built tough for this reason. If things are still working fine then you are good to go!

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It concerns me that "Elegant tungsten silver brand ring" is the 4th feature listed?!

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Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: June 20, 2014, 06:12:32 PM »
I picked up this lens for my 7D to play around with since I rarely shoot this wide.
More to come.
Violet On Trampoline by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 12, 2014, 09:44:39 AM »
The 7DII will be really fast.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 12:19:40 PM »
Sounds like an EOS-3!!!

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Lenses / Re: Next Lens Canon Should Release?
« on: June 08, 2014, 01:33:21 PM »
I'm excited for that rumored tilt-shift macro lens! I shoot a lot of product photography, so it sounds pretty interesting.

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EOS-M / Re: Where is the M-3 with the dual pixel sensor!!!!
« on: June 07, 2014, 11:02:19 AM »
There is a Best Buy store in NYC by my office. As I work in developing consumer products, I like to pop in there from time to time to do market research. The Canon M system never appeared in that store! How can a new system like that ever get off the ground if it isn't supported by a big box store like Best Buy?

The camera section continues to get smaller as their tablet section continues to grow.

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You better use that camera quick! I hear it's at the end of it's life cycle. ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« on: June 05, 2014, 02:39:27 PM »
My 7D still works.

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Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 05, 2014, 01:41:40 PM »
My 'gateway lens' was the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS.  The 100L backfocused slightly on my T1i/500D, which led to the 7D, which had lots of noise and led to the 5DII, which was slow with weak AF and led to the 1D X.  Oh, and I shot a bird with the 100L, which led to the 600/4L IS II.   :)

If you give a mouse a cookie...

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Lenses / Re: Canon 10-22 vs 10-18
« on: June 05, 2014, 01:39:03 PM »
I rarely shoot ultra wide, as my widest lens is 24mm (on ff). I might buy this lens with an SL1 just to throw in the bag to play around with.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 03, 2014, 06:14:30 PM »

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Portrait / Re: Mobile studio portraits - am I doing this properly?
« on: June 02, 2014, 09:52:31 AM »
The lighting is really harsh and unnatural looking. You said you had the light in an umbrella- was it really far from your subject? A poster above said to move it further away from your subject, that is actually wrong. You want it as close as possible to your subject. The further away the light is, the smaller the light source is in comparison to your subject, and the harsher the light will become. Put light almost in frame.
(Note: Unless you were going for a harsh/ horror effect)

I'd start with one flash on a light stand with a shoot through umbrella (to camera left or right), slightly above and angled down on subject.

Also read this:
http://strobist.blogspot.com/

The crop is also odd in that it looks like there is a wax hand stuck to this guy's chin! I'd hold off on trying to add hands into the frame till you nail the other aspects.

On the good side, your subject looks totally comfortable being photographed by you, and that is 90% of the challenge.

Good luck!

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