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Great. Thanks for posting!

Lenses / Re: Where do you sell used lenses
« on: February 14, 2014, 02:39:14 AM »

Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 21, 2014, 03:06:00 PM »
For those of us who are lucky enough to own a 1D-X or a 5D-III, one has to ask what took Kelby so long to see the benefits in features and image quality these cameras have over what he has previously been shooting.

Sure, Kelby is entertaining and his books are helpful at times as reference materials. Do I care what cameras he shoots? About as much as he cares about what cameras I shoot.

I've been to a number of his courses and he doesn't seem to be much of a "shill". Yes, his businesses are closely aligned with Adobe, but teaching Adobe products is what he does and why people attend. I've been a NAPP & Kelby Training member forever and have many of his books. None of his products advocate one camera system over another.

Photography Technique / Re: Photography online courses and education
« on: January 11, 2014, 06:30:18 PM »
Kelby Training is fantastic, even for professionals. I guess it is now The annual subscription is very reasonable.

Canon General / Re: 30 Days to Design Your Portrait Business
« on: November 01, 2013, 01:36:09 PM »
Thanks for the heads up, Mt. Spokane! I'm interested in seeing her thoughts.

Canon General / Re: Consumer DSLRs "dead in 5 years"
« on: October 28, 2013, 04:11:11 PM »
I was amused by a friend last week who reported that on a recent visit to MoMA in NY it was overrun with tourists taking photos of the art with their iPhones....  (Perhaps, given how crowded it gets, that was the only way they could actually look at any of it.)

From there, it's a short step to skipping the real version altogether, and just mouse-clicking your way through MOMA's virtual tour...

Ha! So true. That is almost as bad as going to a concert and trying to watch over and around all of the iphones raised taking video. The actual live concert is not good enough. They have to prove they were there with their terrible videos that no one wants to watch.

Portrait / Re: Portrait of " THE PRO " ??
« on: October 23, 2013, 10:05:31 PM »


Hilarious! And so true.

Camera Body Gallery / Re: Axalp 2013 with EOS 1Dx
« on: October 09, 2013, 01:32:22 PM »
Wow! Very nice! I assume you were shooting from another aircraft. How did you set up for your shots?

Canon General / Re: Baffles the mind
« on: October 09, 2013, 01:16:20 PM »
I've heard people in other threads talking about how they don't care about video functionality. I don't get it. How can someone love making images and completely dismiss motion pictures?

I do both and it only seems natural that if you like one you would like the other. I just can't wrap my head around it only wanting one. I can understand people having a preference, but to buy a $3000 body an never shoot video on it? Really?

In my opinion these cameras are set when it comes to photo features. They don't need to get any better than they already are. With maybe one exception, AF speed/accuracy during liveview. It's video features that are far behind where they should be and that should be the main focus right now of these camera manufacturers.

Many people who make their living with still photography don't like being forced to pay for video functionality that isn't going to benefit them financially.
For me, video doesn't boost my income.
While I agree with you're thoughts that video features can be improved, I disagree that photo features are "set". Your focus of interest will influence what you believe should be prioritized in future generation DSLR's.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: I don't understand
« on: October 04, 2013, 07:41:08 PM »
I'm waiting for the 75mp camera from Canon, everything else is just for amateurs. Once I get that, I can FINALLY take the special shots that are locked away in my mind that none of my current sad gear can achieve. Oh I can't wait for that day.

Not me! I'll wait for the 2nd gen version of the body you are waiting for.
By then they'll have the bugs worked out!
Really looking forward to the day I can finally take those good pictures!!

Lenses / Re: EF 70-200 f/2.8L II Horror Stories
« on: October 04, 2013, 12:05:19 PM »
I'm sorry for those that have had problems with this lens. It has been a go to lens for me.

Lenses / Re: Rare opportunity to get some nice L glass which would you pick
« on: September 13, 2013, 12:54:52 PM »
My vote:

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: RAW or JPEG
« on: September 08, 2013, 06:59:30 PM »
RAW + JPEG...always. Some of my clients want the jpeg's immediately after the shoot.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Canon 5dIII Raw issue
« on: August 25, 2013, 08:18:03 PM »
Magic Lantern is a 3rd party software hack. I'm nearly certain that negates your warranty.

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