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Lighting / Re: When do you use spot metering?
« on: July 22, 2012, 02:04:56 PM »
I'd like to expand on the question:

How does one use spot metering in AI Servo mode when your focus point isn't center or linked to the meter.

I think my EOS-3 can meter at the focus point, but Canon took this feature away from most digital cameras for some reason...

EOS Bodies / Re: New, cheaper, Canon FF DSLR... 70D?
« on: July 21, 2012, 03:07:18 PM »
I agree with others about sensor size having nothing to do with what makes a "pro" camera.

I have an EOS Rebel G film camera (all plastic, even the mount), and it is "full frame"! I can mount a 70-200L on that toy if I want to :)

Lenses / Re: sigma 30mm f1.4... anyone used?
« on: July 21, 2012, 10:28:52 AM »
Since you already have the 50mm f/1.8, why not look at the 35mm f/2?

I'd choose that over the Sigma 30mm.. It's cheaper, Canon, no focus issues, compatible with FF and has great IQ. Especially on a crop where the corners won't even be seen!

The 50 1.4 isn't much better than the 1.8, actually, I got rid of the 1.4 and replaced it with the 50mm 1.8 mkI.

Lenses / Re: 40mm Pancake Malfunctioning?
« on: July 21, 2012, 10:13:39 AM »
Happene to my 40mm once too. Just wouldn't focus. I took it off and remounted, and haven't had the problem since.

I'll buy the 5D3 when it's price is around 2K, and my 5D2 is dead.

IE: After the 5D4 is out, and people are complaining about it's price, and how it isn't worth the upgrade...

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-M Actual Sizes - Sensor size same as G1X
« on: July 20, 2012, 06:23:16 PM »
Wait. So it's not full frame??? I. Am. Shocked.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 II L USM
« on: July 20, 2012, 06:20:56 PM »
Just got this new lens and it's pouring out...

Rainy Day by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Lenses / Re: Which to keep? EF 70-300 IS USM or 70-200 4L IS USM
« on: July 20, 2012, 10:19:26 AM »
Why not sell both and get the 70-300L?

Lenses / Re: Why is the 24-70 MK1 price so high.
« on: July 19, 2012, 07:41:32 AM »
Keep your eye on the Canon Refurbished store. Yesterday they had it on sale all day for a little over 1100 (before it sold out). I'm in the US, not sure if /how it is offered in the rest of the world.

EOS Bodies / Re: Mark III price dropping
« on: July 19, 2012, 01:01:50 AM »
I believe Canon can lower the price of the 5Diii when the 5Dii is officially discontinued. It is actually smart of them keeping the 5Diii high- it keeps the "old" 5Dii selling really well as a "value" camera at 2k!

Nikon discontinued their D700 and needed to be aggressive to compete with Canon's market dominance.

Portrait / Re: My BEAUTIFUL GF (feedback please)
« on: July 18, 2012, 09:32:15 AM »
I think the photos have a nice intimate/ dreamy look to them.

Portrait / Re: What did I do wrong?
« on: July 18, 2012, 08:17:51 AM »
I agree with SandyP. Focus on getting the shot (pun intended), and let the bokeh be secondary.
Also subject distance to background can help background blur at smaller apertures.

Here is a shot @ f/2 (on a 7D):

Lex & Violet, Thanksgiving '10 by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

And a shot @ f/3.2 (on a 5dii):

Ben Swing by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Lenses / Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 17, 2012, 09:26:30 AM »
The 50mm f/1.8 mkI is the way to go. <200$, metal mount, focus ring, focus scale, made in Japan.

I don't even need USM. Just give me a metal mount, great optics at a good price!

EOS Bodies / Re: Should/can Canon keep making its own sensors?
« on: July 16, 2012, 06:32:56 PM »
What is wrong with Canon's sensors? To be honest, I never really think about the sensors in my digital cameras anymore- they are all good. I care more about the user experience of the camera, and to me, Canon cameras feel better. Nikons have a ton of weird buttons & dials and other things I don't care for. Oh & I like Canon glass.

But I do love my Nikon F3 and AI-s primes!

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