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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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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 7100 has been anounced
« on: February 22, 2013, 11:05:40 PM »
I would be very excited... hell I'd be jumping up and down if Canon had released a 70d with these specs.

and price...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Transition from Nikon to Canon
« on: February 22, 2013, 08:39:03 AM »
Switching isn't the answer.  You can use any of the two systems and get better at photography.  If you really want a full frame, go for a second-hand D700 should you decide to stick with Nikon.  If you really want Canon, go for a 5Dc if your budget doesn't permit you or a 5D2.  Don't go for a 60D or 650D because they're not really what you're aiming for.  Just go for an FF camera ASAP so you'll learn how to shoot with it as soon as possible.  Framing is a little bit different from an APS-C aside from the benefits of a larger sensor.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 7100 has been anounced
« on: February 21, 2013, 04:02:21 AM »
It looks like everybody compares D7100 with 7D2 rumors but in my opinion this camera should be competition to 70D ... Specs are really interesting with very nice price tag but we will see how it performs in the real world situations. I'm especially interested in reviews of ISO performance, f/8 center point AF and how IQ is affected by missing low pass filter.

I would really like to see some Nikon features to become standard in Canon enthusiasts level cameras as well. For example 100% viewfinder and 2 SD card slots.

I bet 70D will have an 11 or 9 points AF, 1 SD card slot, smaller and priced almost the same as D7100.  Viewfinder will be around 95-97%.  :(

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Any rumors about the G16?
« on: February 21, 2013, 01:08:18 AM »
Hey I'm new to the forum and after doing a search couldn't find anything regarding a possible release date or specs for the G16. The reason why I'm interested in the G16 is that the RX100 is too expensive and I love the G15 just wish it had a larger sensor. I'm hoping that the G16 is exactly that.. Any info would be great. Thanks.

There's already a G1X.  I don't think G16 will introduce a bigger sensor.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 7100 has been anounced
« on: February 21, 2013, 01:03:49 AM »
mouth-watering... again... good job Nikon.   :o

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 7100 has been anounced
« on: February 20, 2013, 10:50:46 PM »
meanwhile, hopefully, this will bring down 7D2's initial price a little bit.  hopefully again, the CR2 specs isn't just a hoax.

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At least Canon admits its fault when warranted (even if it took some time)... unlike some others... :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 09:40:47 PM »
If 7D2's ISO3200 IQ is better or almost the same as 7D's ISO400, I think I'll go for this rather than 6D.

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Lighting / Re: Starter off-camera flash gear
« on: February 18, 2013, 09:33:06 PM »
For beginner off camera flash photography, you may want to refer to strobist.com.  That said, a cheap third-party remote flash (Yongnuo) is a very good starter kit.  Couple it with a reflector and umbrella set and you're set already to take a plunge to the beautiful world of light.  :)

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