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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« on: April 06, 2014, 06:20:39 AM »
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...

:D  You are not alone.... We must WAIT for the 85.  :)

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Photography Technique / Re: Help on what to bring to Krabi...
« on: April 06, 2014, 06:02:37 AM »
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.   :D

Ok.  I got what you wanted to say but you didn't have to say it that way.  Besides, from what I know, I'm mainly getting reply from people who have been there or near the vicinity.  Also, I didn't insult you in any way.  I just straight away said that your comments are offensive.  I even speculated that you might just been having a bad day. 

I'm sorry if the topic seems too general.  Hmmm... If I just put on the focal lengths and not the brand and just presented what kind of photography I am on, you're comments wouldn't be warranted.  Am I right?  Moving on, if you read on what others replied on this thread, you'll see that it's just an honest conversation regarding what to bring to Krabi and not about bragging gears or anything.  Providing incomplete data isn't an offense right?

Just an honest advice, next time, if you feel that threads like these are idiotic then it might be better to just reserve your comments on what you think are non-idiotic ones.  If you really feel like you have to say anything, giving respect while saying something will also make your message clear.  We always say here, "Each to his own".  Right?   Culture-wise, if comparing this thread to asking what to bring while pooping seems not so offensive to you, I suggest you also take into account what other might think regarding your comment.  More so, being a professional photographer, I think we are all responsible to whatever we say even in forums (even in jest).  That is what being a "professional" means after all.  8)

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Photography Technique / Re: Help on what to bring to Krabi...
« on: April 05, 2014, 10:43:30 PM »
I was not being rude, or a having a bad day. 

Yes, you were. Bad Day or not hard to tell, but the "Poop" comment was rudeness in almost anyone's view, except your own.

I was attempting to add a little levity, apparently you did not get it. 

I think the Op got your point, you were being insulting, it was obvious, again to all but you.

There are posts just like "verysimplejason's" several times a week, people that have some gear, want some advice, members on CR can choose to assist by offering their advice, or ignore the posit and move on.

What's really not necessary are negative & disparaging comments in a Thread requesting advice & support.

Be a big boy, wipe your nose and ask for some valuable information that just might get you some great images. 

Comments in particular like this one, perhaps could be seen as "constructive" when giving advice to a 2 year old on personal hygiene, but just seems insulting in the context of this thread.

Thanks eml for the support.  To TexasBadger, yes, your comments are so insulting and I'm quite serious at my photography.  If you had doubts, just look at my flickr account and posts.  It's my first time being to Krabi and I don't want to mess it up.

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Photography Technique / Re: Help on what to bring to Krabi...
« on: April 05, 2014, 12:57:41 AM »
Enough already.  Next we will have to deal with...

I am going to the bathroom to poop.  What should I bring?
Bring your phone so you can shoot a couple of selfies and post instantly  ;D

+1.  Why not give us something else to talk about? I think he just had a bad day or maybe pissed so much.

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Photography Technique / Re: Help on what to bring to Krabi...
« on: April 05, 2014, 12:55:48 AM »
Enough already.  Next we will have to deal with...

I am going to the bathroom to poop.  What should I bring?

Wow!  I didn't realize there are still these kinds of people in the forum.  Did you just have a very bad day?  Anyway, peace to you sir.  There's no need to be rude.  An honest inquiry doesn't hurt anybody.  If you don't like it, then move on to the next thread.  No one is forcing you to read or comment.

Anyway, thanks to those who are very much willing to give their free advice.  You are all very much appreciated.

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: April 03, 2014, 11:43:06 PM »
I think I've posted this somewhere here already but I've found this appropriate for the subject.

Bruno!

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Photography Technique / Re: Help on what to bring to Krabi...
« on: April 03, 2014, 10:11:17 PM »
Without knowing what your photographic interests are it's difficult to suggest lenses.  The destination alone isn't enough.  Krabi is a pretty province and I would definitely recommend something wide for landscapes and seascapes - from your list I'd take the 17-40 with a full frame body.  I took a 10-22 with a 1.6 crop body.

If you like birds and wildlife there is quite a lot in that area and a long lens would be useful.  For example, Krabi is one of the few places where birders can get to see Gurney's Pittas.  You should take a boat tour in the mangroves.  I took a 400 f/5.6L last time I went to Krabi and used it quite a lot.  The 70-300L in your list should be ideal.

Those two lenses should suffice.  With the 6D's low light capabilities you shouldn't need a fast lens.  A possible third lens would be the 85mm f/1.8 (not in your list).  It's small, light and great for portraits.  If you also take an extension tube you can get great macro shots with the 85mm and this combo is lighter than the 100mm f/2.8L.

I always find it interesting to hear which places in Thailand people who don't live in Thailand recommend to others.  These are generally the places that I avoid.  It is also an idea to avoid referring to Krabi as Crabby.  The Thai pronunciation is quite different.

If you look at my flickr pics, most of what I've taken are landscape, macro and portraits.  Thanks for the advice.  yes, I've been lusting for an 85mm F1.8 since but can't justify it IQ-wise due to my 100mm F2.8 USM non-L and the 24-105L.  Using the 24-105L, I find that it's not hard to get some bokehlicious pic if you just know how to use the lens.  Anyway, thanks man.  I'll see if I can get an extension tube for my 50mm... It might be fun though I really hate leaving that 100mm macro.  It's my favorite lens.  :)

Here's one taken by the 24-105L. 


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Photography Technique / Re: Help on what to bring to Krabi...
« on: April 03, 2014, 03:18:08 AM »
I had spend some month in the area. Many interesting spots. Few days are definitively not enough.
Canon 17-40L F4
Canon 50mm F1.8 II
Canon 70-300L
I would also choose these lenses.

and btw....:-)
Greetings from Ao Nang!!!

Thanks a lot!   ;)

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Photography Technique / Re: Help on what to bring to Krabi...
« on: April 02, 2014, 01:44:38 PM »
Hi,

I've been to Langkawi several times when we lived in SEA., not yet to Krabi but I can't imagine it's much different and I know many of my countrymen (Swedish) loves Krabi.

Light travel go with the 24-105 and the 50 1.8 for low light. I'd add the 100mm Macro for portraits and off course all flowers, cool bugs and critters one might find.

Enjoy!

I brought very much the same thing last time we went there but instead of the 24-105, I brought a 28, a 50 and the 100mm.  Good enough but not wide enough and not long enough.  :(  I didn't get any pictures of those eagles... One thing I miss when I moved to FF is that lenses are a pain to bring.  When I was using APS-C, I only need 3 light lenses, 18-55, 55-250, and a 28.  Of course, IQ-wise, I don't miss any of it.  ;D

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Photography Technique / Re: Help on what to bring to Krabi...
« on: April 02, 2014, 01:36:01 PM »
I love Krabi, but depending on what you are looking for I would also suggest Koh Lanta (which you get to from Krabi airport - 3 hours and two ferries away). On Koh Lanta my favourite beach is Kantiang Bay, which is the home of one amazing 5-star resort (Pimalai) and some really cool smaller hotels and a bar. What is great about this beach is how few people there are, plus you can head out diving (depending on the month) from there too.

When will you be there?

Anyway, back to photography!

Of the lenses you mention, I would suggest you take these three:

Canon 17-40L F4
Canon 50mm F1.8 II
Canon 70-300L

Have a safe and enjoyable trip, krub!

We'll be staying in aonangphupetra resort.  Thanks for your suggestions.  I'll post some photos once I'm back.  We're going there this May 1-4.  We're excited already.  :)

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I know it wasn't one of the requested options, but, if you're willing to spend $900 on a new lens just for indoors, get a 6D on sale and keep using the Pancake (I love the Pancake on my 5D2).
I love the out of the box thinking, but I think I'll wait another year or two before I upgrade my camera. I've only had the t4i for a year and a half, and in many ways am still learning how to use it.

I searched this website for 6D sale prices, and only see it going as low as $1600. That's a 78% increase from what I already determined to be the top of my price range!

Good news wife - I brought my lens idea to the canonrumors message board, and decided that instead of a 35mm prime, I'll get a 5d mark 3 and 70-200L! :)


If you are not doing video, a used 5D classic is also an alternative.  You will love it.  I've got a 6D already but I like editing those pictures taken by my friend's 5D.  Used 5D nowadays are very cheap.


I never had a 5dc... so I might be pulling this out of an ass... probably my own.  But the 5dc has a max iso of 1600... or was that the max usable iso... I don't remember.  With the 18mp line of canons... I think 1600 was the max usable iso for most... but for me, I tolerated 2500. 

So in good light... or even moderate light... it is a solid option... but in piss pot poor light... well... that's the 6D's specialty.


Generally, if ISO 1600 is enough for you then 5D should be ok.  It can go up to 3200 though...

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/canon-eos-5d-mark-i-vs-ii-vs-iii-review-comparison-19775
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos5dmarkii/38

It's still a great starter camera and still better in terms of IQ at any comparable ISO (raw) against any 18mp APS-C camera from Canon.

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I know it wasn't one of the requested options, but, if you're willing to spend $900 on a new lens just for indoors, get a 6D on sale and keep using the Pancake (I love the Pancake on my 5D2).
I love the out of the box thinking, but I think I'll wait another year or two before I upgrade my camera. I've only had the t4i for a year and a half, and in many ways am still learning how to use it.

I searched this website for 6D sale prices, and only see it going as low as $1600. That's a 78% increase from what I already determined to be the top of my price range!

Good news wife - I brought my lens idea to the canonrumors message board, and decided that instead of a 35mm prime, I'll get a 5d mark 3 and 70-200L! :)

If you are not doing video, a used 5D classic is also an alternative.  You will love it.  I've got a 6D already but I like editing those pictures taken by my friend's 5D.  Used 5D nowadays are very cheap.

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Photography Technique / Help on what to bring to Krabi...
« on: March 31, 2014, 02:12:51 AM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krabi

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 70-300L
Canon 70-200L F4

Thanks!

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: March 30, 2014, 10:26:47 PM »
Just got one after initially rejecting it (as a kit) in favor of the 17-40 F4L.  While I find the 17-40 very good for landscape photography, I was surprised at the very good IQ from this versatile lens.  Now, I'm torn apart if I'll bring both lens or just stick to the 24-105 for our family's Krabi trip this May.  My wife warned me of bringing more than 2 lens.  I'm thinking of just bringing a 50mm and the 24-105mm.  If it were you, what would you bring?

"Reddish Glow"


"Aruga ng Isang Ina"


"Missing You"

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« on: March 30, 2014, 04:40:31 PM »
If they can maintain the size (doubt it...) of G16, this will be one heck of a camera...  and please restore that swivel screen.  Take-out that puny viewfinder if you need to distinguish it from G1X series specs wise.  This will be the perfect back-up camera if that happens.

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