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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!  ;)

Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 07, 2012, 08:21:28 AM »
Well as my backpack just ripped I, for one, would love to win

use the single center point.  Take your focus, keep the shutter pressed 1/2 way down and recompose your shot.  It will keep the original focus

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D pricing... so much difference worldwide
« on: November 28, 2012, 08:40:01 AM »
I tried to get a 6D, seems there are non.  got a 5D3 instead for $2800.  Bird in the hand I suppose.  5D3 came down 20% in less than a year.  If the 6D goes the same way, and the early adopter fee is 20%, you would be looking at a $1,700 6D this time next year

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5DmIII price drop in France 2700 EUR
« on: October 22, 2012, 01:04:50 PM »
CanonPriceWatch has the price dropping all over.  Even B&H is showing $3,199 so it looks like the suggested price from Canon has now changed.

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