« on: April 09, 2014, 06:00:40 AM »
Just playing with my "old" G11 with underwater casing... I can't wait to test this out in Krabi.
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The lens was a 300mm f2.8
The lens was a 300mm f2.8That shot is totally awesome!
That is very kind of you.
There are some more at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/smclaren/sets/72157634895659081/
P.S. I hope Samyang will join the fast 50 competition soon.
Partly agree ... that Samyang makes a 50mm prime.
However, I hope they produce a relatively slow f2.8 lens without the trade-offs required for f1.4 to f1.8.
I am very, very happy with my Samyang 14mm f2.8, even though it is fully manual. I have little interest in their faster 35mm and 85mm lenses with f1.4.
My "vote" would be for Samyang to have a full line-up of very affordable, very sharp, fully manual f2.8 prime lenses, such as 24mm, 50mm, and 100mm (about doubling each step from 14mm, and skipping "intermediates" like 20mm, 28mm, 35mm, and 85mm, which also would duplicate their existing FL's).
I have to say that I respectfully totally disagree with you!
For me, those kind of lens wouldn't have much of a market. I think it would be much more interesting for Samyang to produce very fast lens, for instance a 50mm f/1.2 or f/1. I personally can't find much use for a f/2.8 standard prime and even then, you can easily find old manual lens on eBay that are plenty sharp at f2.8 for less than 100$, sometime even less than 35$!
Yep. The shorty-forty is a very good 50 for 2.8+ , no need for more slow normal primes. However, manual 50/2 macro would be nice. 5 years ago I was wondering why Samyang doesn't make T-S and Macro lenses, for which manual-only focusing is not a problem. Now they are making T-S, so maybe Macros are coming too. 200/4 would be a good start
Even tho we can discuss the style, I kinda agree with Texas about those topics.
All of them could be answered with 16-35 24-70II and 70-200II. What place in the world wouldn't be covered with those?
Then it's just a very personnal questions about style of shooting, finances (but then again the upgrade/budget path is pretty clear with canon gear), taste for primes (extremely subjective) and tolerance to weight carrying (once again so subjective, some poeple have a 70-200 f4 limit, some other are Surapon style supermen).
I also tend to think that people (who are not newbs) with this kind of issues could rethink their kits to check out for redundancy/inadequacy.
To be productive cristicm: we could have a travel section where people post where they go and could receive advice from local CRers or forumers with experience or interest for the place. This way non interested people like Texas wouldn't have to click on those threads they don't want to see
But in one word: Enjoy Thailand. I hadn't had the chance yet so I'll envy you. Show us some pics!
Am a bit late to this thread but having had a skim through the comments most of them are laughably misguided in terms of the legal rights of the professional photographer over the OP.
Under Australian copyright law, the OP gained sole copyright over the photos that he took as soon as he pressed the shutter. That gives him unfettered rights to commercially exploit his photos.
The only way that the professional could restrict those rights is by virtue of a contract containing explicit terms prohibiting him from using/selling the photos. There is no way that the a court would read in such an onerous term into the very loose arrangement described here. I very much doubt that there is any contract between the OP and the pro photographer governing the shadowing arrangement, but there clearly is no term covering assignment of copyright or prohibition on exploitation of photos.
The one legal claim to the photos of the OP would be from the part of the bride. If we changed the facts a bit here and the OP wanted to sell his photos to a bridal magazine, the bride may be able to restrain this by bringing an action for breach of confidence. However, even this would be a pretty weak action given the reluctance of Australian courts to recognise any tort of privacy. Her only strong action would be against the professional (who she has a contract with) for his negligence in allowing the OP to tag along without requiring him to enter into a contract to restrain his use of the photos. But I digress.
The only issue at stake here is the OP's ethics. And personally I think the professional is the one who should be grateful that the bride isn't tempted to take him to VCAT for stuffing up the coverage: http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/01/13/wedding-photographer-sued-for-missing-the-kiss/
Think a lot of the comments here are fuelled by "professionals" feeling a bit insecure about second shooters
[FWIW I'm in my final year of a law degree]
Once you've got a few years' IP law under your belt, you might see things differently. I'd argue that the OP took the images as an agent of the pro photographer (as he would have been under the supervision and guidance of the pro and his attendance at the event would have been under the pro's direction), and consequently the pro owns the copyright (subject to the contract with the bride and groom....as they are the client, depending on the wording of the contract, you might find that they already own the copyright - take a look at s35(5) of the Copyright Act.)
Given the circumstances, I have a hard time seeing how the OP could own the copyright. I suspect he'd argue that as the person pressing the shutter button, he was the creator and therefore the owner. But given that this would have been a private event, with the OP attending under the direction of the pro photographer, if this ever became a serious issue, I'd suggest the pro (or the bride and groom) would have the winning argument. (Law degree and 20+ years experience.)
Back to the OP, I'm happy that you discussed it with the pro (even if it wasn't 100% your desired outcome). We'd have 2 or 3 people come and do work experience with us from high schools and universities each year. And while we're not in a photography related industry, everyone that works with us always acts on their best behaviour and we're delighted to have them, even though a certain percentage will ultimately become direct competitors. But we like doing it. Not only do we identify potential employees, but it is always useful having contacts in other firms or different specialities. Hopefully, you've kept the relationship with the pro on a good footing as you never know when your paths might cross again.
I'm thinking of bringing just 2 or 3 lens along with my 6D. Initially, I've thought of just bringing the 24-105L + 50mm F1.8. I want to be as light as possible. Last time I went to Langkawi, I brought the 17-40, 28mm and 50mm but found a little bit wanting more length. Side note, wife is bringing a G11 with underwater case...
Canon 24-105L F4
Canon 17-40L F4
Canon 28mm F1.8
Canon 50mm F1.8 II
Canon 100mm F2.8 (macro)
Canon 70-200L F4
Yes, I was born in thailand And Live in Thailand untill age 26 Years old, And Move to NC., USA and live here 39 years.
But We went back to Thailand in every 2 years, And Go to Krabi 5-7 times, Because My Brother In-Law live in Phuket, Close to Krabi.
Here are the weather in Krabi :
Yes, To travel in Thailand, You must carry your equipment with you all the time-----If you want to leave your equipment in the Hotel, You must bring to the Hotel Manager and Leave with him/ her Office----Not just leave in your hotel room---Some one might want to borrow your equipments----Ha, Ha, Ha..
Yes, The most important thing = Get 2-3 big and small trash bag/ Plastic bags( A lot of Rubber Bands) with you all the time, to protect your Camera Gears----The Rain and Monsoon season can come any time and any days.
Yes, Enjoy the great Scenery, Beautiful Girls and the Great Thai Foods, Including Fruits and Coconuts.
PS. The Camera equipment are belong to your arms, Neck, and your back---Depend on your health and strong body. For me, I am "Army in one", and I am ready for any situations that I want to shoot. Crazy Surapon.
I just came back from Krabi 6 months ago - to be honest it is hard to give any lens advice because unless you are shooting something in particular it is like any other beach town. I am not saying it is ugly by any means but just bring what you would normally bring on any other vacation.
A wide, a telephoto, and your favorite day lens would probably suffice.
Honestly I always take more than I need and end up kind of regretting carrying so much gear.
And if you end up taking one of the boat rides out to the islands its not like you really want to switch lenses with all the salt water being thrown around anyway. My 24-105 broke due to the jarring of the boat ride (luckily I have insurance).
A salesman at Henry's in Toronto said that the Sigma rep who was there a few days earlier said it would be around/less than 790.
Stop saying that. You're giving me GAS.
must wait for the 85. must wait for the 85. must wait for the 85...
No, You do not get it VSJ. I have looked at your photos and many are great. You have skills. That is why I challenged you. Apparently many people are challenged by the word poop. So be it. Too many people post on this site and do not know what they are doing. This is not you. Again, I have looked at your photos and you have skills. What I am encouraging you to do is use this resource to ask advice from people that have been there and get their recommendations for what lens in what location. Be specific, not so broad. Use this resource for finding out were to go specifically (not generally), time of day, etc. For all of the people that feel I am being rude, so be it. I have your attention and my message is still there. As a professional photographer, I always want to know when, where, when and how. I did not mean to insult you personally, just the construct of your OP. Take your skills, seek advise and have a great time. You insulted me. You perceived I insulted you. Other people feel the need to weigh in, but the bottom line is knowing where to be, when to be there and what to have. Accept my apologies if you were offended, but use this forum for what is has to offer. For all of you others that have decided that you should pile on me, so be it. I actually like his photos. VSJ I also got you attention, and poop is really not that bad of a word in the big scheme of things.