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Site Information / Re: Noisy obtrusive ads
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:49:33 PM »
The purpose of an add is to sell product.... not piss people off to the point that they will never do business with that company.... the advertisers need to re-consider what they are doing....

Got that right!!!

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Today there are No Bad Cameras -- some are just better than others.

Most Samsung lenses are oh-so-cute-pancakes designed for their non-viewfinder pocket cameras. Check-out their 85mm f/1.4 lens (=130mm FF), about as good as any 85mm available. Give me a 10mm (=15mm FF) and an 18mm/20mm (= 27mm/30mm FF) to go with the 85mm and it would cover 99%+ of what I shoot.

Here's a video on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqYmvjEoGDQ

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII vs Samsung NX1
« on: September 15, 2014, 12:16:09 AM »
I've been very disappointed in Canon's latest offerings. I would not take a 7D2 as a gift because it doesn't fit into my changing shooting style. Plus Canon doesn't have the primes I need, except for the EF 85mm f/1.8.

Looks like the Samsung NX1 would fit my present needs (mirrorless, EVF, etc) They have an 85mm f/1.4 that from what I've seen posted, seems like an excellent lens http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/757447-REG/Samsung_EX_T85SB_85mm_F1_4_ED_SSA.html But all the rest of their lenses are oh-so-cute pancakes. Meh!

BTW Samsung cameras are not inexpensive. My guess is that the NX1 will be more expensive than a Canon 70D or an Olympus E-M1.

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Concert Photo Copyright
« on: September 13, 2014, 05:10:52 PM »
Thank you guys. That was all great info. I live in the USA.
I believe that if we posted the photos online with any recognizable band member or their banner hanging in the background I could use it.
Its good to know that I have the rights to the photos tho.

You may own the copyright, but the bands, through their lawyers, could make you remove the photos from your site.

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Concert Photo Copyright
« on: September 13, 2014, 05:02:35 PM »
I have a question and after searching the web forever I have gotten closer to an answer but need some direct insight.
I was hired by a production company to shoot a concert for the Eli Young Band and their openers. There was no photography contract between the production company and the bands. The purpose of the photos is to promote what the production company can do by way of timel apse and general concert photos(wid/tele).

Words are extremely important, you have to get them right!! What did this so called production company have to do with the concert ??? Did they actually promote the concert ??? What was their connection with the concert if they didn't promote it, did they have a contract with the concert promotor to provide a service ???

When I hear the words production company, I think of a company that would produce a concert film, a Feature Film or a TV Commercial.

A promotor is someone who promotes concerts (and other live events like auto races). A producer is person who produces a Film/TV Show.

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I am under the impression that I would own the photos unless my contract with the production company dictated they were the owners of the photos(it didn't).

If you were an employee who was paid an hourly wage and was directly supervised, that would be a work for hire, and they would own the copyright. Otherwise it's yours.

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We(the prod. company and I) are getting ready to post the photos online but we are concerned the band may say they own those rights.
Does the production company have a contract with any of the artists ??? A contract should spell this out. If there is no contract why not ???

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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 08:51:38 PM »
Canon should be given a lot of credit on this lens regardless whether the lens fits our need, desire, expectation and requirement or not. EF-S mount is with flange focal distance of 44mm. Canon comes up with a 24mm lens that is ONLY 22mm thickness with IS. That is quite an optical engineering success. In order to make it small, Canon cannot give us a f 2.0 lens. Some members complain about why the EOS-M can have a 22mm f 2.0 lens. The answer again lies in the flange focal distance. The EOS-M has a flange focal distance of only 17.7mm.
It is a lot easier to design a 22mm f2.0 lens. By the way, this lens does not even has IS. Some member asked for a pancake f 2.0, 24mm EF lens. That is mission impossible.

I don't want/need small, IS or inexpensive. I just want an ordinary EF-S 22mm f/2. If it were the size of an EF 85mm f/1.8 and sold for $500.00 I'd be happy :)

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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 08:39:32 PM »

Why is it that the EOS M, a Hello Kitty camera, gets a 22mm f/2 lens and the Semi-Pro EOS 7D get an inferior 24mm f/2.8 lens ??? What message is Canon sending to the Pros who use APS-C cameras ???

Just curious... what brand has a pancake 22 f/2 in a DSLR form factor that you're trying to compare it to?


When did I ever say I wanted a 22mm f/2 PANCAKE lens ??? I DO NOT WANT a PANCAKE lens, just an ordinary EF-S 22mm f/2 lens.

BTW Pentax makes the HD PENTAX-DA 21mmF3.2AL Limited (a pancake) for their crop cameras. The problem with pancake lenses is you have to make sacrifices to get the small size. Pentax chose IQ over lens speed.

Me, I prefer normal lenses which have both good IQ and a reasonable f/stop.

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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 04:59:37 PM »

So you think the lens - with focus on size and price more than features and specs - will anger the people with a 7D ot plans for buying the 7DII?

No, the anger come from the fact that the low-end M line gets a 22mm f/2 lens and xxD and 7D/D2 doesn't.

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Why should any "pro" be upset that there is a cheap pancake lens for APS-C?

Why would Canon make a prime lens for a market segment that prefers 18-200mm zooms.
 
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There is no market for an expensive EF-S 24mm f1.4 L or even a less expensive EF-S 24mm f2.8 in my opinion ...

Please re-read what I said. I'm not asking for a 24mm f/1.4 L. Just an ordinary EF-S 22mm f/2. BTW 22mm = 35.2 FF, a few silly millimeters does make a difference at the wide end.

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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 04:36:24 PM »

The same message they have sent them all along with minor exceptions in the 17-55 f/2.8 IS and 7D - if you want pro features like dual [CF] cards, weather sealing, durable bodies, etc., you must go full frame and shell out the big bucks.

That's not the message I'm getting. What I'm hearing is that Canon want me to switch to another brand :(

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Features on the iphone 6+
« on: September 11, 2014, 04:29:05 PM »
i wonder if you can use the camera with a manual mode? i dont understand why they dont allow this it would make it sooo much more powerfull to be able to set shutter speed and iso manually....

It all depends on whether you think of a camera as a tool or a toy to play with. Automatic features like Auto Focus, Auto White Balance, Auto ISO, etc make good tools easier to use, but not nearly as muck fun to play with ;)

The way I see it, the main problem with the iPhone and other smart phones, is that they don't scream "Hey look at me" like a DSLR ;)

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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 04:05:11 PM »
Why is it that the EOS M, a Hello Kitty camera, gets a 22mm f/2 lens and the Semi-Pro EOS 7D get an inferior 24mm f/2.8 lens ??? What message is Canon sending to the Pros who use APS-C cameras ???

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For myself I still think the dslr is the most flexible, versatile tool.

As always, it's all about using the right tool. For me the DSLR isn't the right tool anymore. I haven't shoot with a 5D3 in at least 18 months. For other people the 5D3 is still the perfect camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Mirrorless vs DSLR Camera
« on: September 08, 2014, 05:28:58 PM »

I use the Oly as a lightweight alternative sometimes but as good as the images are they are not up to the Canon 6d which is much better for Landscape.

My favorite Mirrorless for Landscapes is my 4x5 Toyo view camera. ;) Arizona Highways magazine still prefers 4x5 chromes to digital files.

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What's all this talk about MILF cameras ??? I didn't know you needed a special camera to photograph a MILF ;)

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i bought a few mirorless cameras over the years... GF1, E-PL1, E-PL3, GF5 .... and sold them all after a while.

i sold them for different reasons (olympus EP-L1 handling was slow and it had a crap display for example) but always because i was not really satisfied.

i bought 2 DSLR┬┤s during this time and i still have them both (550D, 6D).

Hmmm ... sorta like comparing a Canon G1 X to a Panasonic GH 4.

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