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For breaking news, usually they will pay close to nothing if they use a contributor's photo. Newspapers usually just give photographer credit.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Have you ever purchase camera gear from
« on: October 28, 2013, 12:11:47 PM »
From what I read BuyDig and Beach Camera are the same. I didn't have any problems with both online stores.

I bought a 50 1.4 from BuyDig at a really great price. They seem to always have deals at different times, you have to act quick. Shipping was fast and I didn't have any problems.

I also Got my 6D from Beach Camera, they had great service when I couldn't charge the 3rd party battery with the oem charger. They gave me another free battery, this was when the 6D just first came out.

Software & Accessories / Re: OS X Mavericks
« on: October 23, 2013, 07:29:13 AM »
From Adobe:
"Adobe and Apple have worked closely together to test Adobe® Creative Cloud applications and Adobe Creative Suite 6 applications for reliability, performance and user experience when installed on Intel® based systems running Mac OS X Mavericks. (v10.9). All Adobe CC and CS6 products are compatible, but a few products require updates to the latest builds to work properly. Adobe Photoshop® CS5, CS4 and CS3 were also tested with Mac OS X Mavericks and there are currently no major issues known."


Lenses / Re: 85L or 135L?
« on: October 11, 2013, 02:48:23 PM »
By the way, there is one fault (that I know of) in this image. What is it?

Hiding the tag.

I would say its not that slow, unless focusing from 12' to 3'. Then it's super slow, but if you plan ahead of time it's not bad at all.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon refurbished speedlite $373
« on: October 07, 2013, 02:06:52 PM »
Wow! They are out of 600 already. Took only half an hour or less.

Pricewatch Deals / Canon refurbished speedlite $373
« on: October 07, 2013, 01:32:35 PM »
For people looking for one!

They also updated their refurb lens stock.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: EOS 5D Mark III $2549
« on: September 23, 2013, 02:02:18 PM »
CLP quoted me around $2350. But tax would get me around this price.

I use my iphone 5 and my first gen ipad. They both work well, even on the first gen ipad. The bigger screen is nice, but for convenience, the phone is a best option for me cause I have it all the time and small and compact.

You check on ebay deals? I see that they have several android tablets for an inexpensive price.

Lighting / Re: Cheap manual flash to use for fill lighting...
« on: September 19, 2013, 02:01:25 PM »
Maybe this could be helpful before buying another light. Gives you a basic of light modifiers. Or look for one on the inverse square law.

Lighting / Re: Cheap manual flash to use for fill lighting...
« on: September 19, 2013, 12:52:57 PM »
You mention you didn't like the shadows. Did you play around with the light moving it closer so the light would wrap around Your daughter to get rid of unwanted shadows?

I would also try a reflector before jumping in to get another light. You can pickup a cheap 42" 5 in one for about 18 bucks at amazon.

Canon General / Re: Just For Fun!
« on: July 22, 2013, 11:49:45 AM »
39. People who talk bad about gear they never used.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: first paid gig need help
« on: July 19, 2013, 01:10:10 PM »
The one thing I did wrong when I did a young birthday shoot was use a lens that wasn't fast enough. Even at 125 at f4, iso 6400 wasn't fast enough. I had bad lighting and in doors at a jumpy house. I also found running around with a flash would be too to hold for three hours, so I only used it for the cake and posed shots near the end.

Now I just bring one fast glass and try to stay around 500 when shooting pictures of crazy moving kids.

Software & Accessories / Just updated EOS Remote for 6d to 1.1
« on: July 11, 2013, 12:35:18 PM »
Is it a bit quicker in both remote shooting and viewing images cause it seems like it is for me when I updated to 1.1. I might be crazy? Did you notice anything?

 I use it once in awhile, but stopped cause I felt it was really slow all around. But now it seems decent. I'm using an iPhone 5.

Lenses / Re: 50mm Primes that don't suck wide open?
« on: July 11, 2013, 12:26:07 PM »
Just keep what you have until you get the FF. Shoot with the 50 1.8 and see if you like it on the FF. DOF changes when on FF and there is no 1.6 multiplier like crop. So it might change your mind on what you need.

EOS Bodies / Re: 70D or 6D
« on: July 04, 2013, 08:22:37 PM »
You should really think about how much you can afford and will that cost bring you to where you would like to be.

Does your glass work with a full frame?

What's your current camera not doing that a new one will do?

Are you buying cause it will make you happy?

Do you really need a new camera?

Do you think a better camera can capture those moments?

I could go on, but read more and get as much information before you make a decision. That will also make you wait since the 70d is not out yet for real usage review.

Good luck!

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