September 17, 2014, 01:42:23 AM

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Half Way To Nothing

Pages: 1 2 3 [4]
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Which Camera & Lens - Aviation + Animals
« on: September 10, 2012, 04:05:05 PM »
I was about to upgrade to the 5D iii (currently have 50D) but just before I do I want to check with the many Pros and Arm Chair Pros on here if it would be right for me.

I want to shoot Aviation and animals, some landscape and Family (non portrait, just nice shots)

I can spend up to £8000 ($12000), however saving money always helps.

I have currently 70-200 L IS 2.8 and 24-105 IS L 4.0

The options then FF or not to FF. 600mm f4 or will the 400m F5.6 do it's a lot cheaper? Which Body? Which Lens? Extenders? (I had one 2x mk ii on a 70-200 and did not like the quality)

Any other combos you guys can think of????

Thanks for your time!

Portrait / Re: First Portrait shots!!
« on: August 25, 2012, 06:21:16 AM »
Thanks for all the reply's. I'm very limited by equipment, using a flash with extension cord is as crazy as it gets. I like the idea of a reflector. The flash is harsh on the second one..

As for the job, It is to be Jack Sparrows at Disney Land (Paris)....

Abstract / Re: Light Painting!
« on: August 25, 2012, 06:17:18 AM »
Thanks for all the feedback.

justsomedude: I used small LED lights that go on key chains. Need to keep it pointing at the lense when using 

rpt: Canon 50D / 166 Seconds / 13mm / f10 / ISO160 Wireless remote. Flash gun to light the inside of the bus
       at the front.

pj1974: It was just one take. Having done a few of these I have developed a better method for referencing.
            Say if I draw legs, I will start at the waist, keep a finger at that point then draw the leg. Back to my
            finger to draw the other leg and so on

             It was all myslef, and LED key chain lights.

Abstract / Light Painting!
« on: August 24, 2012, 05:56:55 PM »
I keep seeing an old bus on the road where I live. What do you think?

Night Bus by P A - Photography, on Flickr

Portrait / First Portrait shots!!
« on: August 24, 2012, 05:54:19 PM »
A friend asked for some shots for a job interview, he asked for them to be taken in the golden hour. Let me know what you think!!  thanks..

Gautier by P A - Photography, on Flickr

Gautier 2 by P A - Photography, on Flickr

EOS Bodies / Re: Cool Stuff -
« on: August 10, 2012, 11:45:17 AM »
How to de-value your lenses.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop in Canada
« on: August 02, 2012, 07:41:37 AM »
Thanks for all the replys..

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop in Canada
« on: August 01, 2012, 12:41:33 PM »
Do any of you Canadians know of a good camera shop in Owen Sounds or near by. And if so what the sales tax would be.

Thanks for the help.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop in Canada
« on: August 01, 2012, 12:11:22 PM »
My wife is going to Canada in a few weeks and might be able to get this for me as it's a lot cheaper then the UK. Would there be a local sales tax on-top of this price?



EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 50D to .......?
« on: July 29, 2012, 05:53:02 AM »
Thanks for the replays. I'm fully aware of the 1.6 loss in crop factor if I go FF. I'm interested more in the technology advances that a current camera would bring over my current 50d.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 50D to .......?
« on: July 28, 2012, 12:15:36 PM »
Thanks for the Reply.

Video would be small use.

Images - Animals, Landscapes, aviation and some sports.

I have 70-200 2.8 IS (mk 1) and 24-105 so should work on any body I believe.

The auto focus on the 50d is not as quick/ accurate as I would have hoped for.

My wife is going across the pond in a few weeks and has agreed to get which I choose.

I'm aware of the 1.6 loss going FF, however others have said that this is not to much of an issue for the higher MP.

Sports / Re: Post Your Panning Shots!
« on: July 28, 2012, 11:02:15 AM »
Blair Atholl Horse Trials.

Sports / Climbing, Last light of the day.
« on: July 28, 2012, 10:28:54 AM »
Low light on the ascent. All comments welcome.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 50D to .......?
« on: July 28, 2012, 09:42:31 AM »

I'm the new boy in town, been reading the forum for years but now finally joined.

I have had a 50D since they first came out and love it to bits; however the time has come to get something newer. I use the camera for a wide range of subjects and have a few 'L' lenses. Attached is my Flickr if anyone is looking that closely at my uses.

I read all the Canon propaganda on new cameras such as the 5d mk 3 and the 7d.
Has anyone gone from the 50d to one of these?
Is the jump in technology that much more noticeable?
Is it worth the major investment? (and the week or so of wining and dining my wife before asking for one?)
If any has both and has some free time to show just how much the photos would vary I would be very grateful.

Kind regards, HWTN

Should this post be in the wrong place, mods please let me know and I will move it.

Pages: 1 2 3 [4]