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Canon General / Re: Newspaper Dumps Photographers, Wants Video
« on: May 30, 2013, 11:30:44 PM »
I know, its really sad.

At one newspaper I use to work at, they made some writers take pictures and videos of council meetings. Oh you should see what camera they use (p&s), the pictures usually are low resolution and terrible to work with. Lucky newsprint sucks the detail by printing at around 150 dpi and making pictures look flat.

Next to that, if the newspaper has a subscription to AP or Reuters, they can get all their photos there. Especially since AP has offices nation wide to shoot local happenings or events.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Auto ISO
« on: May 29, 2013, 11:11:06 AM »
I'm usually in manual. I wasn't sure if I can trust the camera to expose right. 

Over the weekend I tried auto iOS All day and was surprised it worked well on my 6d. Even with sun backlit images it didn't underexposed.

I'm going to keep this on my C1 mode with AV for times I just want to shoot fast and not think about settings.

Here is one with my old trusty 10d in Paris and Spain last year.

Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: May 25, 2013, 09:35:51 PM »
There goes Rufus again, falling off the wagon.

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: May 24, 2013, 02:03:20 PM »
Jack, might be your files are huge. If you scale them down to 800 pixels wide at 72 dpi it will load faster.

Glad your having fun with your camera!

Pricewatch Deals / Re: 600EX-RT speedlite deals?
« on: May 22, 2013, 02:58:18 PM »
Thanks for the update! I was able to grab one!

Pricewatch Deals / Re: 600EX-RT speedlite deals?
« on: May 18, 2013, 08:06:41 PM »
I missed out on the first day the referbished ones went down to $380. I check everyday since and havent seen any in stock. I even try to see what time they stock other items. I see that they replenish around 9:00 am pst. But that's just a guess.

Hope they stock them soon cause I would like to score one at a good price.

Lenses / Re: Standard Lens for Paris and London holiday.
« on: May 16, 2013, 09:56:49 PM »
I was in Paris in December, brought one lens with me and that was the 24-105. The weight was excellent, good zoom range. But the only problem I had, it was very dark and cloudy when I went. I wish I had the 2.8 lens to get more light. I found that the 24-105 worked well with good light or flash. Also a contributing factor was my camera iso capabilities were not that great. But I made do.

From reading a lot of reviews of the 24-70II, I would get it, its something that will be with you a longtime with no regrets in a general zoom lens. Only the price will hurt at the moment, but when you see those pictures, you will hopefully say it was worth it.

At this moment, I'm saving up for the 24-70II.

Here is one with the 24-105:


Lenses / Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« on: April 25, 2013, 06:01:19 PM »
I was so happy to replace my old sigma 24-70 (2003 model, heavy as a 6 pack of beer) with the canon 24-105. The 24-105 was lighter to carry everywhere. But now the picture quality is not what I'm looking for. After years with it, I found its not as sharp as it can be. It works really well when I'm outside with good light. Not as well indoors without flash.

Now I'm saving for the 24-70 2.8 for replacement and will sell the 24-105. 

Lenses / Re: IS mandatory? 70-200 f/4 IS vs. f/2.8 Non-IS
« on: April 17, 2013, 11:51:26 AM »
Thanks Paul13walnut! I always wondered about that. I thought you had to shoot at 2.8 all the time.


From the mid sixties most SLR cameras have had full aperture TTL metering.

That is the iris stops down to shooting aperture at exposure, it remains open before exposure to keep the viewfinder bright for focusing.  Meter coupling, and these days electronic interfaces, tell the meter how much to compensate the reading for.

So if you have an f2.8 or faster lens, the af is performed at f2.8 or faster, even if you shoot at f8 all the time.

Lenses / Re: IS mandatory? 70-200 f/4 IS vs. f/2.8 Non-IS
« on: April 17, 2013, 09:18:24 AM »
Plus with the 2.8, you get to utilize the High precision af center point on the 6d.
That is if you shoot wide open all the time?

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $399 New
« on: April 12, 2013, 03:48:37 PM »
I have been eyeing the M. Now this is a price I'm willing to pay.

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: April 07, 2013, 02:20:41 PM »
Trying to get the hang of back button focusing. 1/750th f4 24-105, iso 400, ai servo

Lenses / Re: New or Refurbished Lens?
« on: March 31, 2013, 04:16:10 PM »
I purchased a refurbished 24-105 through canon last year. It came with a lens cap, pouch, cd, in a large white box secured in thick molded foam for protection.

I had no problems, but I think it comes with only 90 days warranty.

When I looked today, I was hoping that the 24-70 II would suddenly show up. Wishful thinking.  :P

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