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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSRL Camera for travel
« on: May 22, 2014, 03:27:16 AM »
If you have the budget and would love to retain that excellent IQ, Canon 6D + 24-105L.  It's a combo that can almost do it all as I experienced from a recent trip to Krabi, Thailand.  I'm using that combo for about 80% of the time.  The rest was taken using my G11 with underwater casing since 20% of my shots are taken in deep water or while swimming/having fun in the beach.

Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: May 21, 2014, 11:20:43 AM »
"Red Light" - 6D + 24-105L

Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: May 21, 2014, 11:19:23 AM »
"Free Wheel" 6D + 24-105L

Neuro had said everything.  I just wish you luck.  Mine is tack sharp since I bought it.  If you don't mind me asking, when did you bought your lens?

Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: May 18, 2014, 04:59:37 AM »
A rare orchid...

Gentle Beauty

Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« on: May 18, 2014, 04:54:16 AM »
One of the islands in Krabi, Thailand.

Much thanks for all postings!
I own following lenses for landscapes: 12-24 4 Tokina, Canon 28-70 2.8L, 50mm 1.8 (the others are >70mm)
I am looking to get an 24mm 2.8, or are there other lenses that i should buy? (I do not have the money to get an Zeiss or another extraordinary expensive lenses.)


If you want affordable yet versatile (AF, filter), just go for a 17-40L.  For landscape, I think an aperture of F2.8 is an overkill.  F4 and above is already good unless you are planning to shoot night sky.  For that, the cheapest yet excellent option will be the Samyang 14mm F2.8.  I'm currently using a 28mm F1.8 but might go for a Samyang soon.

Let me add my 2 cents... I've been using my 6D for quite a while now.  Pair it with a 17-40L or a 24-105L as cheap combos and you'll never regret it.  It's one hell of a tool for landscape even in low-light.  It's dynamic range is amazing.  You'll have to use it to appreciate it better.

Landscape / Re: Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« on: May 15, 2014, 01:47:00 AM »
Thanks for showing us some photos of Samar/Leyte.  For years, I've been trying to setup sometime to go there.  I hope I can go there sometime next year.

Lenses / Re: What about those lens weights?
« on: May 14, 2014, 08:42:37 PM »
As I'm more of a traveller these days, the lighter, the better.  For serious work, primes would do it except for events where I favor light zooms.

I really love my G11.  Together with an underwater housing, I can take it almost anywhere without fear.

Man Overboard

The Lone Isle

Smoke Sucker

Lenses / Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« on: May 09, 2014, 03:07:59 AM »
I've just found out during my recent trip that I'm using my 24-105mm F4L IS USM around 80-85% of the time.  My copy (just very recent, bought a month ago) is surprisingly sharp almost comparable to my primes.  It's almost everything I need now.  I've tried my friend's 24-70mm F2.8L and I always miss that extra 35mm.

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: May 09, 2014, 02:53:35 AM »
Some more shots from Krabi, Thailand.

Great images in this series, Jason.  Very nice work!

Thanks!  It's a pleasure coming from you.  I'm going again to another vacation by end of July in Perhentian, Malaysia.  Hopefully I can take better pictures there.  Any criticisms are very much welcome.  Thanks again.

thing is those budget plastic mount 18-55 IS STM and 55-250 IS STM are actually mad sharp, heck the 55-250 STM is said to rival the 70-200 f/4 IS for optics.

Sorry, but that's a bit of a stretch. They are good, but not that good. Then again, you don't expect them to perform the same as a lens costing 1K more, do you?

They're almost the same.  Just add a little bit of contrast and sharpening and you'll never be able to distinguish them apart.  Just my 2 cents.

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: May 08, 2014, 02:36:47 AM »
From Krabi... sweet combo of 6D and 24-105mm F4L

Gentle Beauty


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