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Lenses / Re: When to use a 35mm and 50mm on full frame...
« on: November 03, 2013, 08:17:24 PM »
35 for environmental portrait.
50 for cba to change lenses and it's for fun, not work (because canon's 1.4 sucks)
85 for portraits or medium distance action
135 for indoor sports and making men look manly

the canon 50mm 1.4 is terrible at acquiring quick moving targets in very low light. It's IQ is not very good either.
I actually have more luck with the sigma 35 1.4 and cropping.

Mine's headed in for service. I definitely need to do it as the vf is filthy and the sensor keeps getting mucky.
Will see what Canon say

Please keep us updated, I should probably send mine in soon also and see if they will clean the prism area.  Canon Canada has told at least two people that they won't clean this part under warranty.  It is a big job to remove it and clean it and they claim it doesn't affect pictures which is true but still lame to look at all that gunk every time you put the camera to your eye.
On a £4800 camera, specks in the viewfinder may not affect pictures, but it certainly raises my blood pressure.

I get the feeling cps operate a little differently hear-I've heard of people getting settlements because turn around times weren't met.
I've sent the head of cps Europe an email. We'll see what's said

Mine's headed in for service. I definitely need to do it as the vf is filthy and the sensor keeps getting mucky.
Will see what Canon say

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 28, 2013, 01:56:53 PM »
Michigan State soccer at Akron:

Great timing!

Thanks Northstar.  I haven't gotten to say it, but your sports shots are great. 

I actually didn't do too well at this game.  It was so incredibly cold and windy, and we had just had 65 degree weather, then suddenly down to 38 and windy.  My hands hurt and I guess I just wasn't "into it."  I only had about 37 keepers. 

Oh well, next time right?  :)

38 and windy will quickly take the fun out of it! :-\

I've been thinking of buying a higher quality pair of thin and form fitting leather gloves that I could use during times like that.
I wouldn't recommend thin leather, it actually wicks heat very well-my leather gloves actually make my hands colder. a good synthetic pair will be much more effective


Yes, it's only taken them like 10 years to dribble out working ISO. Every other maker has had it working even in Rebel-level lines. Why does Canon marketing need to make this some astonishing 1DX-level only feature? Nobody will actually buy the 1DX just for that so all it does is make Canon marketing look obnoxious and it antagonizes and already jumpy user base.

And why are the AF fixes not also coming out in an updated 5D3 firmware?? If 5D3 is supposed to have the same AF (other than the RGB metering assist stuff) why should it not get updated? While it does one shot AF very well, there are odd times that it does fail for AI Servo when you really think it maybe should not.

(granted it would be hard to install a new 5D3 firmware until ML got RAW video hooked into the new firmware though)

Well we got to the third response before someone took a negative point of view.
^this. They could be announcing the new, amazing 1.1DX! Same price as 1DX at launch with working firmware.
Free 430EX II on preorder!

Lighting / Re: Why was Godox first to think of this?
« on: October 22, 2013, 06:22:05 PM »
Because when they discontinue this puppy, I'll still be running my 600s on rechargeable AA batteries and the proprietary batteries for the Godox will be no longer available

Canon General / Re: Stages of a photographer
« on: October 21, 2013, 09:22:38 AM »
Bahaha, it's true

Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: October 20, 2013, 04:48:28 PM »
Something a little out of the norm....

WNM-0317.jpg by Elliot Winter, on Flickr

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 20, 2013, 09:04:19 AM »

At least they didn't just released a 1.1dx

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony A7 or A7R pre-order list
« on: October 17, 2013, 05:05:36 AM »
I have no interest in using this with any Sony glass in all fairness, or canon.
This is going to be my m42 baby

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony A7 or A7R pre-order list
« on: October 16, 2013, 06:44:27 PM »
I'm not going to  pre-order, although one's definitely on the cards next year

Totally getting one of these for use with old film lenses and peaking for video and an every day camera for when the 1dx is overkill

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: "Downgrading" for a very specific reason
« on: October 15, 2013, 09:27:50 AM »
I find the color reproduction of the 1dx much better than the 5d iii. It's definitely my favorite.
As for the one who said if you can't get a good photo with a 450d and good glass you're not a good photographer.... Try shooting a gig with one. And see just how good ISO 1600 is on it

I was that one.

You see I was responding to a blanket statement, so I responded in kind.

And yeah, whilst a 450D wouldn't be my automatic choice for gig photography but with a fast lens and careful post-processing I'd get usable results.  Funnily enough I remember folk shooting gigs on the first 1D's and 10D's when that was the best available...  and getting decent enough results for newspapers and magazines.

But thats a very specific situation, and that wasn't the spirit of the very bold statement that...

I don't think the 450D can produce a good image no matter what lens or conditions you have.

So lets leave aside gig photography, do you really agree Ewinter with Kwanon, that a 450D can't produce a good image under any circumstances?  I'm not asking if there was anything better at the time, or anything better since, just simply do you agree with Kwanon's statement?

I don't agree you can't get a good photo with one. I actually started with one of these, it has a place in my heart.
I preferred its color rendition over the 7d, but as far as features go its rudimentary.

I personally think the rebel line get slated for a lot, due to the large amount of bad images produced with them out there.
It's a lot of people's first dslr; it's not the cameras fault they don't know yet. And they often dont understand the limits of their gear, and how to work around them (or when to give up)

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