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Lenses / Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« on: November 06, 2012, 09:15:58 AM »
How about some new non-L primes without IS!! I'll happily pay 4-500 for the 35 f/2 with USM and no IS.

Lenses / Re: 24-70II or 17-40+5DMARK II
« on: October 30, 2012, 09:50:05 AM »
I think that is a LOT of money to spend on a lens where you will only be using a portion of it's optics. I believe the new 24-70 is so expensive because of the quality of it's glass- beyond the center. Using that lens on a crop is a waste IMO.

This is Nikon's second generation of their mirrorless. Let's remember how well loved the first version was.

Just wait for the EOS-M2... It's gonna be AMAZING!!!

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« on: October 26, 2012, 02:57:03 PM »
This is my playing in the park lens. Don't wanna look like a creep with a big lens in a park full of children!

Vi & Dolly by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Girls by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Canon General / Re: Canon Can't Even Make a Billion Dollars Anymore
« on: October 26, 2012, 02:04:07 PM »
I also think technology is getting to the point where the annual upgrades are so incremental, you really don't need to buy a new model every few years. The 5DII will still actually produce beautiful photos in 5 years from now.

Point & Shoots are dead.

Businesses will evolve.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is 22Mpx Really Enough?!!!
« on: October 26, 2012, 09:47:17 AM »
I think it is silly comparing 35mm cameras to medium format and large format.

They are different tools for different types of photography. I always thought 35mm was for photojournalism, events, etc. It was never intended to be used for billboard sized prints or massive works of fine art. Isn't the "smaller format" the whole point? Portability, hand-holdable, faster focus, faster shutter-speeds, etc. is the trade-off to a smaller image.

If it isn't enough, get a different tool.

Let the complaining for everyone's wishlist missing features and the April 2013 date begin...

So if you need to go through 5 lenses to find the most bestest lens in the bunch for your current body.... what happens when you switch bodies? Doh!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D III, or 6D+7D combo - your thoughts?
« on: October 15, 2012, 10:01:06 AM »
I actually like carrying around 2 bodies with different crop factors. Gives me more options mixing my prime lenses.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dx, or d800e?
« on: October 13, 2012, 10:39:31 PM »
Pro photographers in the past must have made way more if a profit with their craft. I doubt they bought every new camera model and switch systems on an annual basis. They are just cameras!

Portrait / Re: First Portrait Shoot!
« on: October 11, 2012, 03:57:12 PM »
I would also suggest fill flash (on very low power to blend with ambient), or a reflector. Your model has pretty strong facial features and deep set eyes- a lot of the images have dark shadows cast around her eyes. Not the most flattering for a female subject. You can also slightly correct this in post.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Future of APS-C
« on: October 09, 2012, 12:37:34 PM »
My Aunt has been shooting with her Digital Rebel for years. She used to use film cameras. I don't think she has ever changed the lens or even knows what a sensor is, let alone the "crop factor"! She likes to be able to look through an optical view finder, zoom in/ out to compose, and snap a shot of her family. She is happy with that camera (Probably a Rebel XTi type of deal). She prints standard size photos & shares them on the web. She won't replace it till it dies.

This is your average consumer. They don't read DxO tests, micro adjust their lenses or photograph the back of their lens caps... They don't know what APS-C means. They are happy with their camera.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 6D Need To Change Something..
« on: October 05, 2012, 10:34:36 AM »
And wouldn't NO pop-up flash be an advantage for the 6D? From what I gather on this forum, everyone shoots at f/1.2 and requires the ultimate weather sealing for all their wild photoshoots! No popup adds better sealing.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Once you go "L" you'll never go back....
« on: October 04, 2012, 11:42:35 AM »
Except for the 40mm 2.8. That lens is rad!

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: KR version of fill flash lol
« on: October 02, 2012, 08:40:50 PM »
I just looked at the post. That isn't the "fill" photo, that is his example of not having flash and "fixing it in post". He also shows a pic of actual fill flash...

Um, why is this a thread worth discussing? Slow day? Ugh, you made me go to that horrible site.

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