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Software & Accessories / Re: Yet another tripod thread...
« on: December 07, 2012, 03:17:46 AM »
$46 for the legs and a head?  Don't waste your money.  $100 for legs and $100 for head, minimum.

Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 06, 2012, 11:44:10 PM »
I want to win!

Lenses / Re: Is this the normal bokeh for an L series lens
« on: November 30, 2012, 11:05:59 PM »
Just wondering, are these lights LED or incandescent? 

Lenses / Re: Advice 5d3, wide angle
« on: November 30, 2012, 10:37:16 PM »
I'm in a similar predicament.  I just bought the 5d Mark III and 24-70 2.8 II.  (Arriving on Monday...damn UPS was supposed to deliver today but was late).

Anyways, I have a 60D and the 10-22mm... I love using it at 10mm.  If I sell the 60D+grip and accessories, and the 10-22 on craigslist, I can probably get about $1500 and buy the 16-35 2.8 II. 

My questions is:

Is it worth selling my current gear?


Do you guys think I should keep the 60D, not bother with the hassle of trying to sell gear, and have a backup body/2nd camera angle when I do video work.

I've been using Amazon to sell any old gear I had (sold kit lens, EF 28 f1.8, and 70-200 f4) was sold in less than two days, and more than what I paid for them on the Canon Refurbished site (the 28mm and 70-200 that is).  Just make sure you have the lowest price and it will sell quick, I promise.

Lenses / Re: Is this the normal bokeh for an L series lens
« on: November 30, 2012, 10:30:19 PM »
I've never noticed this before, but generally, with lots of lights in the background, one usually kicks it up to f16 to get nice stars.  Almost looks like localized lens flare.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6d Reviews
« on: November 30, 2012, 07:46:05 PM »
They aren't complete reviews by any means, but LensRentals/Roger Cicala has both taken one apart and tested the AF center point:


I just came here to post that myself.  Glad I checked first.

Lenses / Re: Wide Angle on a Budget
« on: November 29, 2012, 10:26:53 PM »
I wouldn't be too stuck on an f/2.8 lens, particularly if you're on a tight budget. The EF-S 10-22 f3.5-4.5 is Gold Standard and if you ever want to on-sell, it will hold its value better than just about anything else mentioned so far.


Glad someone else agrees with me.  It's also in his budget if he buys it used or refurbished (see reply above).

Lenses / Re: Wide Angle on a Budget
« on: November 28, 2012, 09:45:30 PM »
I know it's not f2.8, but consider getting the EF-S 10-22 f3.5-4.5.  When dealing with wide angle, losing one stop is not a huge deal.  A used or refurbished version should be less than your budget.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS M or ...???
« on: November 28, 2012, 04:48:56 PM »
It never ceases to amaze me how wife’s on this forum aren’t capable of picking there own cameras.
Go on take her to a camera shop and let her decide. Who’s the camera really for?

Some people still like to keep gifts a SURPRISE.

Landscape / Re: Help Me Get Better - Crashing Waves - Round 2
« on: November 27, 2012, 06:57:32 PM »
Anyways, your wave shots are all learning experiance, as are all shots. The more you shoot the more you will learn to see the scene as your camera will. You are not bad, I feel bad offering advice, as if you are BAD. you are doing great, and we all will have our own tastes in what a great shot should be. If you are happy with a shot, thats what counts

I appreciate the feedback.  My Lensrentals sale EF-S 10-22 came today and my other support equipment should be here by the end of the week.  I intend to reshot this scene several times, in the hopes that by practicing on one scene, I will learn how to shoot others.  I already like some of the shots I took, but I want them to be even better.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS M or ...???
« on: November 27, 2012, 02:47:13 AM »
Thanks all for your input.  I still haven't decided on which to get yet.
My budget is around $600.
Yes, her main usage will be for easy carry-around (specially vacations, and weekend outings).  I want to get her something simple and not too complicated, but yet something she can grow upon.  iPhone 5's and the 'simplier' versions of P&S will not due, as I wanted a little more but perhaps something just below a Rebel lineup or similar.

Easy carry-around means slim and doesn't take up much space in her purse.  Get her an S110 and she will be more than happy with the quality and it even has some manual settings.

Landscape / Re: Help Me Get Better - Crashing Waves - Round 2
« on: November 27, 2012, 12:57:27 AM »
Thank you, but you may get in trouble pricing me so openly... I am a "black sheep" around here, I dare to criticize canon :)
And to top it of (God have mercy) I hate HDR!!!

Haha, no problem.  I am with you about HDR to some degree.  I don't mind when it looks natural, but after a certain point it just looks overdone and/or fake.  That's why I am buying a graduated ND filter and and polarizing filter; I'd rather get the shot right with optics so that the end photo remains true to the scene.

Landscape / Re: Help Me Get Better - Crashing Waves - Round 2
« on: November 26, 2012, 08:06:13 PM »
Very cool, thank you for sharing.

Landscape / Help Me Get Better - Crashing Waves - Round 2
« on: November 24, 2012, 08:32:00 PM »
Ok, still waiting for my tripod and polarizer and grad ND filter, so these were all handheld.  Please let me know what you think about the compositions.  Also, should I speed up or slow down the shutter?  My wife doesn't like all the motion, so I want to hear what other people think.  The only post processing was to add a graduated ND filter on the sky and increase the exposure on the beach.
Image 2541 was shot using a parking bollard for stabilization.  ISO 100, 55mm, f5.6, 1/4s
Image 2568 - ISO 100, 28mm, f8, 1/20s
Image 2662 - ISO 100, 55mm, f16, 1/30s
Image 2701 - ISO 100, 55mm, f16, 1/30s

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