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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Medium Format
« on: February 10, 2014, 08:01:59 PM »
I would be surprised if Canon went into the medium format market.
They continue to develop and grow their EOS Cinema Division, which ties nicely into their DSLR/lens system. They are evolving in a smart way, contrary to internet forums where you are lead to believe Canon is "failing" because you can't raise the shadows in an underexposed image in Lightroom as much as a raw file from other sensor.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« on: February 07, 2014, 09:31:58 AM »
How about people wait till the price is officially announced?

It's a really nice lens but the auto focus is going to be much slower that the 135. I'd recommend switching to back button AF and keeping your other hand busy on the focus ring to "help" and speed up the focus. It'll lock much faster that way.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 18-35
« on: January 29, 2014, 02:06:04 PM »
I am mostly a prime shooter, and always gravitate to a 35mm on my 7D. Since this lens is a constant f/1.8, I think of it like having multiple APS-C primes mounted to my camera at once!

So I get the following prime lenses: EF-s 18mm f/1.8 prime, 24mm 1.8 and 35mm 1.8 for less than 300 each AND I don't have to swap lenses? I'll deal with a lens that is a bit bigger.

This lens is pretty cool.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: FUJIFILM'S latest, X-T1 ?
« on: January 28, 2014, 04:59:36 PM »
It's kinda funny as far as Canon & Nikon's digital imaging systems have evolved, people are excited to go back to the beginning and buy into a new APS-C system with an 18-55 kit lens.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Best Nikon DF Review! By Fstoppers.
« on: January 25, 2014, 10:08:45 AM »
Also, guys, this "review" is obviously a parody and is supposed to be absurd.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Best Nikon DF Review! By Fstoppers.
« on: January 25, 2014, 09:50:05 AM »

I cannot find any such thing.

"Type G and E lenses are not quipped with an aperture ring."
So, where's the fake aperture ring claimed by f-stoppers dude?
I posted a pic above of a G lens, there's no aperture ring, real or fake.

I think the "fake aperture" ring comment comes from the lens having the styling of an Ai-s lens with that silver band. But on this lens, it is just all styling!

It's crazy, if they kitted this camera with a metal 50mm Ai-s lens (I think they actually still make some), and some type of split screen (or at least peaking!) people would have gone nuts over this camera. In a good way!

That would have been "pure photography".

Third Party Manufacturers / Best Nikon DF Review! By Fstoppers.
« on: January 24, 2014, 03:15:54 PM »
If you want a good laugh.
Fstoppers Nikon DF Digital Camera Hipster Review Small | Large

honestly i don´t know why i should read or listen to that guy.
he is as clueless about photography as the next guy on the street.

his "reviews" are useless... except for those who like the three stooges movies too.

i don´t get why some watch his videos.
when you have seen one you have seen all.

I think they are entertaining. Does everything about photography have to be so serious and technical all the time?

Canon just needs to Make an EOS Rebel N with a Facebook button instead of that printer button! Yeah! That will do it! And lots of fun color options.

Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 22, 2014, 01:41:31 PM »
If Canon GAVE me a 1DX I'd use it too!

HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: My kind of HDR
« on: January 22, 2014, 09:29:06 AM »
So HDR is just increasing saturation right to the edge of garish, and pumping midtone contrast so everything has the same  extreme "texture"? What an interesting technique!

Great review Dustin! Thank you for sharing.

I bought a 5DII AFTER the 5DIII was released. I like staying a generation behind in technology (lower price, latest firmware, no oil or light leak issues, no inflated expectations...).

Then I put my money into all those "mark II" lenses- 24, 85, 70-200... ;)

Photography Technique / Re: How to replicate a 'look'?
« on: January 18, 2014, 07:41:21 PM »
For some reason I couldn't see any of your photos on that blog. But the inspiration images are pretty simple:
Increase contrast / curves and a slight vibrancy push. Make sure your images posted to the web are sRGB and not Adobe RGB.

You can also play with the camera color profiles in Lightroom/ Camera Raw to see if there is a more vibrant look you like better.

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