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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D and 5D II that different?
« on: August 09, 2012, 10:41:40 PM »
Thank you all for the comments. I decided to pull the trigger on the 5D Mk. II. My bank account looks a little sad, but (hopefully) it'll be worth it. I'm a college student so being poor is nothing new.  :)

You won't regret it. I moved from a Rebel to a 5DmkII last winter and haven't looked back.

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Lenses / Re: First L Lens... OH MY #^(*^!& GOD
« on: August 09, 2012, 01:04:24 PM »
You know what they say, once you go L, you never go back. Or something like that.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« on: August 01, 2012, 03:11:45 PM »
Something floating around at the Olympics, maybe? If it's real, this is probably the one lens I would sell a kidney to get my hands on. As it is, I'm already drooling over the 135mm f/2. And I'm not much of a drooler.

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Portrait / Re: Niece and grandniece (candid)
« on: July 30, 2012, 12:33:32 PM »
did u edit the photo? the kid is like shining :o

Of course it was edited. My goal was to do so in such a way as to bring more attention to the baby, and that might have been overdone just a bit. Also, the light was hitting her little pink tuft in such a way as to not allow a lot of detail without underexposing her face badly.

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Portrait / Niece and grandniece (candid)
« on: July 29, 2012, 05:07:57 PM »
You're welcome to comment/critique anything you feel helpful, but this candid upload is mostly for fun. It's official: I've got the cutest grandniece in CR Forums.  ;D


Niece and grandniece by Rick.Scheibner, on Flickr

EXIF:
Camera   Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
Exposure   0.001 sec (1/2000)
Aperture   f/2.0
Focal Length   50 mm
ISO Speed   250
Exposure Bias   0 EV

Light source: Eastern Oregon evening sun camera right, subjects in shade.

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Lenses / Re: Lenses - All Change!
« on: July 28, 2012, 06:06:25 PM »
@Cosk It's a focusing issue - within a few metres it's not too bad (especially now that I've micro adjusted on the 7D), but anything with a bit of distance, say 6+ metres and its open to guessing what it will do - in/out focus. I cant trust it.
Maybe I've got a bad copy.

Be sure and rule out user error first. This is especially true if you're getting OOF at wider apertures at those distances. Just something to think about.

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Lenses / Re: About to jump into the canon boat!
« on: July 28, 2012, 06:02:51 PM »
Except for the 135mm, this is exactly my setup. In addition, I have a 70-200mm f/4 L. If you're doing mostly landscapes, you'll find that this setup covers your range quite nicely. You can get that 70-200 for a lot less than the 135, too. Also, if you're doing landscapes, you'll find that you rarely need IS or wide(r) apertures.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Another Spec List for the Entry Level Full Frame EOS
« on: July 25, 2012, 03:34:39 PM »
If this is the camera you're looking for, why not just pick up a 5DmkII right now?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS M & EF 800 f/5.6L IS
« on: July 25, 2012, 03:31:59 PM »
Maybe we can get Canon to kit this?  ::)

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Lenses / Re: 40mm f/2.8 or 50mm f/1.4
« on: July 24, 2012, 11:24:24 AM »
At some point, you're going to want a wider aperture than f/2.8. That's the only drawback against the new 40mm that I can see. However, the price to performance ratio seems to be out of this world on that lens.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« on: July 22, 2012, 08:22:36 PM »
I guess I'll jump into the waters in this thread. Is this camera for people who want--but can't afford--a pricey rangefinder, a la Leica?

Who'd ever care about M9 as there's no-built in flash at all?  ;)

Lots. Built in (on camera) flash is considered an entry level feature for many people.

ok, I'll edit my post:

<sarcasm>
      Who'd ever care about M9 as there's no-built in flash at all?  ;)
</sarcasm>

;)

+1  8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« on: July 22, 2012, 08:03:19 PM »
I guess I'll jump into the waters in this thread. Is this camera for people who want--but can't afford--a pricey rangefinder, a la Leica?

Who'd ever care about M9 as there's no-built in flash at all?  ;)

Lots. Built in (on camera) flash is considered an entry level feature for many people.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« on: July 22, 2012, 07:52:51 PM »
I guess I'll jump into the waters in this thread. Is this camera for people who want--but can't afford--a pricey rangefinder, a la Leica?

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Lenses / Re: Good, inexpensive zoom lens? Beginner here.
« on: July 20, 2012, 02:26:43 PM »
isn't the canon 70-200 f/4 non IS like $500?

A little under $700USD, from what I can remember. I bought it a couple of years ago. Fantastic glass for the money, depending on what you need it for. I do mostly landscapes, so that IS or f/2.8 version of this same lens doesn't do me a lot of good. However, if you're shooting inside sporting events, or need to go wider than f/4 for some reason, it might not be the best choice.

Also regarding OP: Do NOT get that Canon 75-300, the one with the silver ring you'd mentioned in the first post. That lens will do more harm than good in terms of holding you back as a photographer. The IQ is quite poor.

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