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Technical Support / Re: Is this dust or sensor damage?!
« on: April 11, 2013, 05:29:18 PM »
Lasers usually destroy the sensor in lines.  maybe this is a spot, maybe not.  I really think you should stop mucking with it as it is under warranty.  Send it in and find out.  Yes you will be without it for at least a week but if you so some damage to the sensor you will be sorry.  Here is what laser dmage looks like

Technical Support / Re: Is this dust or sensor damage?!
« on: April 11, 2013, 08:36:34 AM »
Well the good news is that the camera is probably less than a year old so it is under warranty.  Do no, repeat, do not muck with the sensor.  Do not attempt to clean it yourself. Pack this up and send it to Canon today.

Lenses / Re: Is the upcoming 50mm F/2 IS USM for me?
« on: April 03, 2013, 09:07:56 AM »
Still rocking a 20+ year old 50mm 1.8 first version.  Build in Japan with the metal mount.  Clean, fast , reliable & sharp. Only fault is the 5 blade shutter makes crappy bokeh.  I am waiting for a reason to replace it.  A $1,200 lens, even if it's 1.2L is not a good enough reason.  A 1.4, for $400, even if a tad sharper in the after 2.8 is not a good reason.  a 2.5 with 1/2 frame macro, and sharp, for $500 was a good reason.  So I bought one of those too.  I'm really hoping for a hyper-sharp 1.4 with IS that does not break the bank.  Guess I will be holding onto that 1.8 until the first price drop on any new 50mm

Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: February 20, 2013, 02:22:30 PM »
and 4/4  all with a Canon 5DIII 24-105L and obviously a bit of lightroom on some

Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: February 20, 2013, 02:18:24 PM »

Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: February 20, 2013, 02:17:39 PM »
seems I can only post 1 picture at a time

Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: February 20, 2013, 02:15:15 PM »
took this over the weekend

Lenses / Re: Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 vs. Canon EF 17-40mm F4
« on: February 04, 2013, 08:33:05 PM »
I have the Tokina.  Fast & sharp.  Really sharp.  Big & heavy too and will flare just a bit if the light source catches from the side.  Highly recommended for landscapes and really shines on low light interiors.  Don't underestimate the weight, on a 5D3 it's quite a neckfull.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS for $549 at Adorama
« on: February 02, 2013, 08:39:43 AM »
Anybody else think $550 bucks for a plain old 2.8 28mm lens is a bit pricey?  IS or not this just cost too much.

Black & White / Re: Your best Architectural & City B&W shots?
« on: January 24, 2013, 12:56:43 PM »
Northport Power Station

Canon General / Re: Best Lightroom 4 Book ?
« on: January 23, 2013, 01:20:46 PM »
Depends on your mode of learning but I've had more success with a couple of months of than any book I ever bought.  There are cheaper yearly alternatives but you can get a monthly premium subscription for $40.  you will learn more with 2 4 hour courses that any book out there.  They are really strong with Lightroom 7 Photoshop.  Can't recommend this highly enough.  After teh 2 days it will take you to master lightroom there are tons of general and specific photography courses.

Canon General / Re: Canon Experience Stores Coming Soon [CR3]
« on: January 11, 2013, 07:52:34 AM »
Those of you that were early adopters of the 5D3 now know where their $1,000 markup went

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5D Mark iii + 50 1.4 ii?
« on: January 03, 2013, 06:52:51 AM »
Right now the 1.4ii would be a great lens.  Fast & sharp.  No IS?  Big deal.  a 5DIII and a 1.4 can see more than night vision goggles.  Bokeh, fast, all the depth of filed you could every want, full advantage of the most sophisticated auto-focus system in the word? But it and make sure you get out there at night!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III Frustrated Focusing problem
« on: December 10, 2012, 12:52:31 PM »
Right out of the box in the "Auto-Everything mode"  Scene-Intelligent-auto (the green setting on the mode dial) the camera will focus on the nearest thing.  Switch the mode to "P", press the button 1/2 way down and the camera will focus on what ever the little square in the center is pointed at.  I'm not trying to talk down to you but if you are new to this camera that's the first thing that comes to mind.  BTW, you are going to have to read the manual on this camera.
good luck

Lenses / Re: 24-105 f/4L kit lens on 6D
« on: December 08, 2012, 07:22:54 AM »
I have a 24-105L which was my go to lens on my crop camera.  I switched to FF, kept the 24-105L and it really shines on a FF.  24mm is surprisingly wide on FF.   I know I should not have been surprised by this but this really is the prefect walk around lens for a FF camera.  It's on about 90% of the time.  You pick up a tone of depth of field switching to FF and F4 is plenty fast for a 6D.  I have a 5DIII that can practically see in the dark and I hear the 6 is better.  It would be hard to buy a 24-70L 2.8 I since the mark II is supposed to be so much better.  BTW, if you are concerned with the weight the single best thing you can do is loose the stock strap and spend $50 bucks on a Black Rapid.  Takes all the weight off your neck and allows you to walk around for hours.  makes you look like a pro too!  ;)

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