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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon 400 f/2.8 IS
« on: June 05, 2012, 08:45:55 PM »
The Transit of Venus



Untitled by TexPhoto, on Flickr

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Lenses / Re: Canon's "matte" lens hoods.
« on: June 05, 2012, 01:22:41 PM »
You can find 3rd party hoods on ebay that are much cheeper and near identical.  Quality is not as high, but your original hood can stay home on a shelf and look good.

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Lenses / Re: Buying/Selling/Renting Lenses
« on: June 03, 2012, 12:51:46 AM »
I buy and sell from eBay all the time.  I've never had a problem, and many times sell lenses for more than I paid for them.  At worst, after using the lens for a year or 2, I loose about the price of a minimum rental.  Of course there you can get burned, and there is a little skill to it.


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I you have a 5D3, a great way to get 1.6X more reach and 2 more frames per second is to get a 7D.  Seriously.  a 2nd body can be quite helpful.  And there is no real budget solution to more reach.


But what about the difference in IQ? How big is it? An, does it bother you?

Quality is better than teleconverter, and no it does not bother me.

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I you have a 5D3, a great way to get 1.6X more reach and 2 more frames per second is to get a 7D.  Seriously.  a 2nd body can be quite helpful.  And there is no real budget solution to more reach.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon BG-E11 Making its Way to Retailers
« on: May 18, 2012, 10:42:29 PM »
How water tight is this?  How does it feel?  My 5DII grip was pretty flexible in it's joint with the body until i made a custom gasket to fi the edges.  I hope for this kind of mine, it's improved.

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Considering 3rd party software can be added to a 50D to shoot video with a Canon that was never designed for it, It does not seem like the software or hardware could be adding that much to the cost of the camera.

Also the video capabilities have added large numbers of sales to these DSLRs that they would have not had anyway. The 5DII then 7D were runaway hits in large part because they had video when other cameras did not.  So without it, and thus fewer sales, camera prices may have been higher.  Profits for Canon certainly would have been lower, and subsequent cameras and lenses more expensive.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II Availability
« on: May 08, 2012, 06:37:45 PM »
But aren't we all North Americans, 'eh?

According to Wikipedia, if you live anywhere on the image that's green, you are a North American.  I thought Central America, was, well, Central America.  :-\

Don't fret, I live in Puerto Rico, and Canon officially says it does not exist.  It is not a part of the U.S., and it it not a country in the Caribbean.  Therefore i cannot get service, or Canon professional membership.

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EOS Bodies / Re: WWII (Camera Warfare)
« on: May 07, 2012, 07:34:59 PM »
Maybe no lenses were harmed, but that tank is probably scared for life!

Very Cool.

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Lenses / Re: Shooting people with a 16-35... Any good ?
« on: May 06, 2012, 04:56:50 PM »
When i teach photography i usually explain that long lenses are for taking pictures of things/people, and wide angle lenses are for capturing a whole scene.  Later I tell them this is nonsense, but is a good way to get started.

People will look fine at 16mm if they are part of a scene, not filling the frame.  Also, try to keep them close to the center.  You can stick one in someones face from time to time, but this captures a caricature, and that person had better have a good sense of humor.

16mm?  How about 15mm fisheye:

IMG_1637 by TexPhoto, on Flickr

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Portrait / Re: Baby's first camera
« on: May 04, 2012, 06:07:46 PM »
Just imagine what kind of amazing equipment my son will be using by the time he is my age?! (23)



Probably a Nikon.  Ok, I could not resist.

Funny, but more likely a Sony...  :o Who do you think makes that 36MP sensor?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« on: May 02, 2012, 12:08:04 PM »
Original copy of the 5dIIII(4)!! ;D With 60MP?   

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My vote is: Weed out the 10-100 photos you really want, and have them professionally scanned.   This is a slow tedious process, and your results will not be as good as professional results.

I did use a Nikon 8000 a few years ago, and thought the process is very slow, it produced good results.  Maybe buy a used one, then sell it after.

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Lenses / Re: L lens vs Full Frame
« on: May 01, 2012, 08:49:55 AM »
I'd say 5DII, and then try to pick up a 24-105 when you can.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 HDR photos handheld in NYC
« on: April 30, 2012, 04:53:54 PM »
Awsome Photos

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