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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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?

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?   

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.

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.

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

Technical Support / Re: Orange cone ruins photo
« on: April 30, 2012, 03:18:37 PM »
Sport field backgrounds can be terrible with distractions in the background.  Imagine if that was not a cone, but a giant Sony add with a soccer player and a soccer ball in the add.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D III error 80 and failure to release shutter
« on: April 29, 2012, 07:15:54 PM »
I have not had the Error with since I formatted my Eye-Fi in my 5DIII.  I have shot maybe 300 photos since i did that.

Lenses / Re: Am I equipped to rip?
« on: April 29, 2012, 11:54:21 AM »
That is a great set.  This combo(Wide zoom, Long zoom, and fast 50) is often recommended by pros.  You can certainly add to it: fisheye, macro, super-tele, tilt-shift, but those can come later or not at all depending on your needs.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1Dx vs. 1D mk IV vs. 7d
« on: April 29, 2012, 01:40:29 AM »
I was really hoping the 1DX would lower the price of used Mark IVs to 3K or less, but without shipping, I think it's made things worse.

Lenses / Re: Going to Disneyland and San Diego and need lens help
« on: April 27, 2012, 12:38:57 AM »
I think you have the ideal lens in the 24-105, and I would not bring a 2nd lens for "vacation" photos. But i do like the 70-200 f4 IS, fantastic lens.  I do think you need a flash.

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