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Messages - Jim Saunders

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Third Party Manufacturers / Gold-trimmed Nikon DF - good, bad, ugly?
« on: November 14, 2014, 03:27:25 PM »
I wouldn't buy a retro-looking DSLR like this, Nikon or otherwise, but I don't mind the trim on this; I think they've pulled off less is more.

http://petapixel.com/2014/11/14/nikon-announces-a-gold-adorned-model-of-its-black-nikon-df-in-japan/

Jim

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Wedding Photography / Re: Wedding - Kat and James
« on: November 14, 2014, 11:41:56 AM »
Thanks, I had been avoiding the 35mm 1.4 Canon - just because I'd hoped a II would come out

http://www.canonrumors.com/2014/11/ef-35mm-f1-4l-ii-to-finally-come-as-well-cr2/

Maybe the wait is over :)

There's the Sigma 35 f/1.4 if you don't want to wait.

Jim

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Wedding Photography / Re: Tough LARGE group photo
« on: November 11, 2014, 03:54:39 PM »
Ok, I gots a total noob question to ask, having never done anything like this shot.

Could this have been shot as a pano?  Is that ever a good technique for these wide group shots?

Nooblet minds want to know.

You face the issue of people moving around between exposures.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Is the new 100-400L II going to be a push/pull after all?
« on: November 10, 2014, 06:55:16 PM »
I heard it'll have a tube you can blow into to make it zoom.

Jim

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Wedding Photography / Re: Tough LARGE group photo
« on: November 10, 2014, 06:51:29 PM »
If I was that sly about getting a logo in I'd be awfully tempted to ask the couple if they wanted that statuary out.  ;)

Jim

ETA - It is of course possible that the logo is physically present; I can't tell which.

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Lenses / Re: Rented a big white and wow
« on: November 09, 2014, 03:55:31 AM »
I'd keep that one just fine!

Jim

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I appreciate the links, between those and the one glowing review on B&H you can see why I'm curious about anyone's actual experience with it.  Maybe I'll send Roger an e-mail, he has one there.

Jim

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It would be hard to go wrong with this one, the Canon 45mm TS is the weakest of their models.  It also costs a lot less.
 
https://www.lensrentals.com/rent/canon/lenses/specialty/schneider-50mm-f2.8-super-angulon-for-canon

If I was in that part of the world I'd have that here and have a look; perhaps the local place could be sold on adding one to their inventory...

As for the 45 I agree; if Canon had a 50 or TS to match their recent offering in other lengths it'd be a no-brainer.

Jim

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Hi, I have a job for a lens like this but damned if I can find a review which gives any confidence; has anyone here tried one?  Worst case I try it, don't like it and send it back but I'd appreciate any insight I can get.

Jim

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Site Information / Re: Advertising choice brilliant
« on: November 08, 2014, 01:55:49 AM »
How is the choice to decide which ad to display made?

https://adblockplus.org/

Jim

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Recommend first slr
« on: November 07, 2014, 09:28:34 AM »
If you mean to get another camera later I'd suggest a 40D and something like a Tamron 17-55 f/2.8.  Great IQ and a very similar control scheme to the rest of Canon's DSLRs, where the Rebels have a simplified layout.  If eBay is good to you that would leave you n plenty for a flash and tripod.

Jim

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So to extend the idea, if I could get quarter-resolution (5MP or so), 4-stop bracketed exposures with AF and metering for each movement of the mirror, I'd probably use the hell out of it.  Sometimes 20MP is just barely enough, sometimes 5MP is lots.

Jim

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Greentoe
« on: November 05, 2014, 06:31:22 PM »
BBB has no return for it.
Whois lookup doesn't fill me with confidence.

B&H/Adorama/the remaining usual suspects may have somewhat higher prices, but that doesn't mean there isn't value regardless.

Jim

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: X-Rite i1Display Pro $149 at B&H Photo
« on: November 02, 2014, 09:32:06 PM »
Tempting...

I bit... but that's because I have 2 monitors, a 23/24 inch led viewsonic montor and a 39" led panasonic tv... and they both look really off... so as of late, I haven't been adjusting the color... just the contrast, cropping, grain... etc... and so hopefully it's fine... but frustrating.

Unless something has changed you'll need each display on its own display adapter even if your adapter can drive more than one display; as I understand it most adapters only have one lookup table for all their outputs.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Reviewing my lens setup (5D3 portraits)
« on: November 02, 2014, 05:18:27 PM »
The Canon 24-70 f/2.8 is heavy but good optically and the AF is quick enough to track children just fine.  There are lots of them for sale and as far as I know Canon still supports them.

Jim

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