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EOS Bodies / Re: Latest Canon disappoints wants me to switch over to Nikon.
« on: February 08, 2012, 12:20:02 PM »
I am opening a home for unwanted Canon gear.  Please forward you unwanted gear to me at: Pretend address 00918

Please send camera bodies < 2 years old and all L lenses via federal express overnight. 

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My 5dII is still a great camera, and it's 3+ years old!  I can wait an extra month or 2 for Canon to bring their answer to the D800.

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Portrait / Re: Cork Portrait
« on: February 07, 2012, 08:32:37 AM »
Outskirts?  Hmm, not sure that counts as a Cork Portrait. I think there is a 2km limit.  :D

Nice photo.  I think I'd try to avoid having the tree/sky line so centered, and so ear to ear.   

Here are some more cork portraits: http://www.visualnews.com/2011/08/27/beautiful-portraits-made-with-old-wine-corks/

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Macro / Re: bound
« on: February 07, 2012, 08:21:56 AM »
Nice image.  Moody.

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Macro / Re: Canon MP-E 65 1x-5x 2.8 Macro Lens example photos
« on: February 07, 2012, 08:21:22 AM »
Stunning photo with the Eggs.

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Macro / Re: my first post here
« on: February 07, 2012, 08:07:06 AM »
Not sure what they are, but they seem to be having a good time!  Nice Photo.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM
« on: February 07, 2012, 08:04:26 AM »
Love the car photos.  Birds are OK, but...

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« on: February 07, 2012, 07:57:14 AM »
Without using this lens, or reading a comprehensive review, I've decided to...  :D

Hopefully this lens has improved optical performance and will nicely compliment a 30+MP Camera.  I'll wait to see it tested.  I'll probably also wait a year or so for the price to drop $400 or so like the 70-200 f2.8 IS II.

In the meantime my 24-105 "kit" lens keeps delivering awesome results.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D800 is finally here
« on: February 07, 2012, 12:20:31 AM »
Looks cool.  Hope the 5D3 is better.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 06, 2012, 03:31:06 PM »
I suspect payoffs from the filter manufacturers. 82mm? :o

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EOS Bodies / Re: 2 different 5Ds coming in 2012 ???!!!!!
« on: February 06, 2012, 12:23:03 PM »
Only 2?  I think we'll see a 5D3 soon, I just don't think it will smoke the 1DX.

Have to agree. of course there will be a new 5D, it will just no be a better camera than the 1DX, or a better Video Camera than the C300.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The next 5D: Someone posted this on Dpreview
« on: February 06, 2012, 12:14:44 PM »
I was pretty drunk and this guy came into my store speaking English which I have never really understood.  He asked how many glasses of Sake I drank so I held up three fingers and he smiled knowingly. He asked how long I'd been drunk and I said 7 to 10 days.

I have not been this drunk since I worked at the Salmon factory where I still know some people.  I told the English speaking guy about my good times there, and he was very happy.

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Canon General / Re: Is it worth *really* studying photography?
« on: February 06, 2012, 12:31:24 AM »
No. Those schools are largely baby sitting services. Unless mom and dad are paying, no its not worth it.

But here's the thing. Photogrphy like any form of art has 100 people working at Dennny's to pay for their equipment and expenses, than it does making a good living from it.  I'm not counting the people at Sears portrait studio as photographers. And if you can't sit through a few classes, are you sure you can stick with it?

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: February 05, 2012, 01:48:07 AM »
Just got this lens today:

IMG_1517 by TexPhoto, on Flickr

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EOS Bodies / Re: A guy used 1DX yesterday in Germany!!
« on: February 04, 2012, 01:26:30 PM »
As a 1DsIII user, the 1Dx isn't the upgrade I was looking for. My next body will be a 5D3 or D800, so the specs of those two bodies are all that I care about. The 5D3 probably won't be released until after the 1Dx, so that's the only reason I care about when the latter hits the market.
To be sure, it wasn't the camera I was looking for either. I think combining the 1D line was a huge mistake. I mean, isn't one of the main reasons they kept the camera at 18MP was to be able to shoot so quickly? Wouldn't a lot of studio photographers been a lot happier if they could have shot at half the speed but with much bigger images?

I hate it when somebody tells me "you don't need anything more than 18MP." I have heard that a lot. How do they know what I need? When working with a model, I certainly need 27MP much more than double digit frames per second. I was kind of hoping the new 1D would rival medium format. When I'm shooting sports I don't want full frame. It's an impressive camera, but I really think they only people it's perfect for would be like National Geographic photographers and certain kinds of sports on smaller fields/courts. It's just the wrong camera for me and a lot of others, as well, even though it has a lot of really sexy features.

Are was allowed to admit this?  :D  Will Canon revoke my membership? 
I agree completely.  I want more MP than my 5DII for studio and general photography.  And the crop factor on my 7D is much appreciated when I shoot sports, or nature.

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