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Portrait / Re: A Portrait of Poverty . . .
« on: March 04, 2013, 04:32:18 AM »
To OP, if you really want to get a picture of poverty, I suggest that you go to the slums in Philippines.  I'm familiar with it and for a long time, I want to take picture of it but the danger of losing your gadgets there would be very high.  Your pictures would look rich compared to what you'll be able to get there.

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Black & White / Re: Abandoned House
« on: March 02, 2013, 02:03:15 AM »
If it were me taking this pic, I'll try to zoom it a little bit.  I'll try to take out the tree at the right side and shoot it in portrait mode.  I'll also try bracketing 3 pictures and do some HDR to retain the highlights.  I understand that it seems that the DR to get everything seems a little bit high.  A GND won't help because the trees are too high.  Well, that's my opinion.  Have fun shooting!

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Lenses / Re: Best lens for baby portraits?
« on: February 28, 2013, 09:30:57 PM »
I'd suggest a 17-55 f/2.8 on the crop body! Probably the best and THE only EFS lens whose IQ is at par with the precious Ls.

there's another EFS lens at par or better than L lens.  60mm macro.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
« on: February 28, 2013, 04:51:47 AM »
I love mine...








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Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
« on: February 28, 2013, 04:45:37 AM »
I love this lens.  This is my very first lens.  It has its weaknesses but it should not stop you from taking good pictures.










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EOS Bodies / Re: Too early to sell 60D?
« on: February 27, 2013, 12:23:58 AM »
As the title of this post states, I am wondering what others think about me getting rid of my 60D with hopes Canon is soon to launch the 70D or whatever it may be? The only real reason I am considering selling it now, is that I am afraid the value will decrease again once it's replacement is released & I will end up not getting very much for it.
Normally, I don't like to buy the latest/greatest until it has had a bit of time on the market to iron out bugs and such, but I am sick of the ISO performance of the 60D and can't afford to go to a Mk3 and I have no interest in the 6D. Thanks for any and all advice!

Don't expect too much on ISO performance for the 70D.  If anything else, Canon will just introduce better noise reduction.  If you really want to decrease noise, you have to go for a larger sensor.  Investing on a better lens is also better than investing on another

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Lenses / Re: What are Canon's sharpest lenses?
« on: February 26, 2013, 06:43:07 PM »
100mm macro usm.  It's the sharpest lens I've tried so far even at 2.8.


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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
« on: February 25, 2013, 10:41:54 PM »
I love my 50mm...  This is my daughter while having some haircut.





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Canon General / Re: What am I doing wrong???
« on: February 25, 2013, 03:21:23 AM »
Your lens might need an AFMA or send it to Canon with your camera so they can fine-tune it.  I've done the same thing for my 28mm.

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Lenses / Re: Best lens for baby portraits?
« on: February 25, 2013, 03:19:08 AM »
Here's a sample.  I used a 500D + 50mm F1.8.  You don't need an expensive equipment to get good pictures.


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Lenses / Re: Best lens for baby portraits?
« on: February 24, 2013, 09:42:59 PM »
I'm using APS-C and I find my 28mm F1.8 and 50mm F1.8 very useful and convenient.  If you have a full frame, I'm guessing that a 40-50mm + 85mm focal range are also nice.  Flash must be avoided if you can thus a fast lens is a must.  A good video LED light is also much preferable than a speedlight if you want some creative lighting.

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M? [CR1]
« on: February 24, 2013, 07:09:59 PM »
Yawn. If Canon would look to the RX1 for some inspiration, then I might consider it.

That, but the price.  RX1 is too expensive.

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M? [CR1]
« on: February 24, 2013, 07:08:13 PM »
Got my pitchfork ready. Any other 1st Generation EOS M owners want to join me in angrily marching on Canon's Headquarters?

 >:(

That's what you get when you're too excited on something.  Let it brew a little and it'll taste better. :)

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M? [CR1]
« on: February 24, 2013, 10:03:41 AM »
If they can somehow make the AF decent enough (at least at rebel level of speed), I think EOS M will have a lot of buyers, not only those from the beginner/enthusiast level but also from the professional level (as a very handy backup camera).

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Transition from Nikon to Canon
« on: February 22, 2013, 11:16:13 PM »
How tight is the budget? 
There are some nice images on your Flickr photo stream, I guess my only question would be what's holding you back with the d90 that you think will improve with a 60d?
Thank you for your precise opinion.
I think d90 is an excellent camera and I don't think 60d would increase my skills photographically.
But I made my decision for some reasons I a have mentioned and the investment on nikon lenses was very little as well.

And you are right!! budget is very tight and under USD 850 for body and a initial lens.


Thank you everyone for your informative views. It really helped me a lot

If I were on your shoes, it'll be a 5Dc + 40mm / 50mm.  If I can only turn back time...

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