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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next Rebel? [CR1]
« on: March 16, 2013, 08:34:20 PM »
My 2cents: Canon seems to have hard time competing with mirrorless market, now they release small DSLR. How many crop DSLR do we really need?

Canon's even having a harder time competing with Nikon.  D5200 seems one of the best amateur level APS-C camera ever made.  It's sensor performance is near the FF performance already...

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next Rebel? [CR1]
« on: March 16, 2013, 08:32:56 AM »
Still the old sensor... next?!?

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Portrait / Re: Bikini girl in my studio with my first scenic bacground
« on: March 12, 2013, 04:03:04 AM »
I was only able to notice the background because I like to look more at the lower part...  ;D  Maybe, removing that bikini will make this picture a lot better?  ;)

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Lenses / Re: Bridge not sharp - why?
« on: March 12, 2013, 03:59:26 AM »
Didn't use mirror lock. It might be helpful in some situations, but it wouldn't have caused this kind of motion blur.

Actually, a 1/20 s exposure is right in the range of shutter speeds (around 1/60 s to 1/2 s) where mirror slap can result in the camera shake-type blur you're seeing.

+1.  I always use mirror-lock it's that slow or slower especially when taken relative to the focal length being used, even on a tripod.  I'd also use live-view to focus manually.  I'm not over-reliant on AF.  For non-moving objects, sometimes it's better to use live-view as this is more accurate.

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What made a dramatic improvement in lightroom, for me, is RAM Disk. I have 32GB of RAM in my machine and the bigger part of it (25GB) is used for RAM Disk. It is like 20 times faster than SSD (~9GB/sec). However, for video editing you may need more RAM (?64GB).

+1.  You need more RAM and you have to make it your priority.  Other specs are secondary.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Help with Canon 6D Purchase
« on: March 12, 2013, 03:50:58 AM »
I'm almost on the same boat as yours.  I'm still saving for 6D + kit.  I find that having an all-around lens is a must and is a bargain when bought with 6D.  You can always sell it for profit if you find yourself restricted with F4 and needs F2.8.  High ISO performance of 6D might make F4 quite liveable.

+1 on replacing the Sigma 17-50 with a Canon 17-40L (or Samyang 14mm if you're on budget and really needs something wider) .  This can make your lens lineup more versatile.  Keep your 18-55 kit lens.  Even if you don't plan to sell your T3I, it'll be a good expendable cheap lens for those times you can't bring your L.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« on: March 11, 2013, 04:35:44 AM »
Yes,
ANY help with Moire in video would be much appreciated. It is embarrassing :-[

This may help.  I doubt if it can come via software fix.

http://store.mosaicengineering.com/VAF-6D-Moire-Aliasing-Filter_p_15.html

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For walking around and snapping targets of opportunity, I've become very fond of the stabilized kit lens (18-55) that came with my T2i.  The combination is super light and I'm not worried about accidents or theft.  I had several images published in a travel magazine a few months ago.

The idea of carrying my 5D3 around with a big superzoom makes me feel tired just thinking about it!

A few days ago I tried out the 55-250 stabilized kit lens which I purchased recently for the T2i.  Know what?  You can take some very nice photos with that puppy if you know what you are doing.  I'm thinking about trying both of these plastic kit lenses on my 7D just for fun.

Sorry OP, can't resist answering somebody on 55-250. 

You'll not be very disappointed with those plastics though of course their IQ are very far from the IQ of my primes even stopped down.  But considering the price and the weight, it is not so bad that a little bit of PP won't be able to make it acceptable.

55-250 IS


18-55 IS

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Lenses / Re: 16-35 maybe 17-40
« on: March 10, 2013, 08:34:39 AM »
17-40 has the built-in gel filter holder at the back of the lens.

Hey, I never realized that. It's quite an exciting idea, really. Does the 16-35 (II) have this as well?

I don't think it has one.

http://www.lenstip.com/198.3-Lens_review-Canon_EF_16-35_mm_f_2.8L_II_USM_Build_quality.html

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If it were me, I'd stick with 5D3.  1DX and 5D3 got the same AF (almost).  As for low light performance, 1DX is just a little bit better.  I suggest getting 1DX only if more than 6fps performance is crucial to you.  Your macbook is also important since it is so good to edit raw files using mac.  If I were you, I'd like a good TS-E lens instead of the 35 though.  :)

Sorry if this sounds stupid but what would be the application for a ts-e?
Its a good question, a TS  is a specialized lens why would someone recommend it for you instead of a 35mm lens without knowing what use you would have for it??

Sorry but I assume that since he's already into full frame that a TS would be a good upgrade for his lenses at least if he's into landscapes and architectures.  If not, then go for a 35mm.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 vs 7D AND 6D
« on: March 09, 2013, 06:59:35 PM »
If you can afford 5D3, then it's 5D3.  You'll just be confused thinking of 6D.  6D is for people like me who can't afford to buy (or to anger his wife) to buy a 5D3.  I'll just rely on my luck and skill for tracking fast moving objects...

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If it were me, I'd stick with 5D3.  1DX and 5D3 got the same AF (almost).  As for low light performance, 1DX is just a little bit better.  I suggest getting 1DX only if more than 6fps performance is crucial to you.  Your macbook is also important since it is so good to edit raw files using mac.  If I were you, I'd like a good TS-E lens instead of the 35 though.  :)

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Lenses / Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« on: March 09, 2013, 06:48:42 PM »
I'm still using APS-C and my most used lenses are my 28mm F1.8 (most used among the most used), 50mm F1.8 and the 100mm macro USM F2.8.  I'll be acquiring either the samyang 14mm or tamron 19-35mm soon maybe after I upgrade to 6D.  I'm also thinking of the 70-300L and the 50mm F1.4 later.  I'll leave my 500D + 50mm F1.8 + 18-55 and 55-250 with my loving wife.

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Lenses / Re: 16-35 maybe 17-40
« on: March 09, 2013, 06:43:03 PM »
not as wide but you can also consider Tamron 19-35.  It's dirt cheap but IQ comparable to 17-40.  Just be prepared to AFMA though.

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Landscape / Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« on: March 09, 2013, 12:40:18 AM »
Just my interpretation.  Disclaimer: I didn't take this picture.  Processed with DPP's HDR tool.  If I were to take this picture, I'd be bringing a GND and/or take bracketed pictures so I can be sure the highlights aren't overblown.  I'm having a slow internet connection thus I lowered down the resolution.




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