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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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Wow for 17 pages in am IMAGE GALLERY there are very few images here! What a wasted thread people!
More photos less chatter!!!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7d2 IQ thoughts.
« on: May 27, 2014, 08:39:30 AM »
The 7D2 will be amazing and change the world. Nothing will ever be the same.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
« on: May 24, 2014, 11:24:31 PM »

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Canon General / Re: Let's confess our disgusting perversions
« on: May 24, 2014, 01:30:39 PM »
Oh, and I've never micro adjusted a lens' AF, and all my shots are in focus ;)

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Canon General / Re: Let's confess our disgusting perversions
« on: May 24, 2014, 01:24:21 PM »
I think the Pentax K-01 is a brilliant camera that was ahead of it's time. I actually own 2 of them now (bought when they were on serious clearance)! I love using old pentax SMC film lenses on them.

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Pricewatch Deals / Calumet NYC store closeout!
« on: May 22, 2014, 01:22:04 PM »
Hey anyone in NYC area should pop into Calumet as their closeout discounts are now 50-80% off. Most of the big things are gone (cameras and lenses), but they still have tons of bags, accessories, Bowens studio lights & mods, Calumet brand light stands, umbrellas, lens filters and other light mods.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: May 21, 2014, 04:56:19 PM »

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
« on: May 21, 2014, 09:45:45 AM »

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