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EOS Bodies / Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« on: October 26, 2013, 01:16:54 PM »
Buy it now on sale.

In 1 to two years, get a Mark IV, and use the Mark III as a second body.  Problem solved.

Go out, shoot, have fun, don't get "faclempt".


If you need a camera, get one.  if not, there will always be another new model a few years away.  Expect a 2 year wait.

If its 2 years I guess I'll just get the 5dmk3. If it was a year or sooner I'd be tempted to hang on...

I fail to see the logic here.  You say you can wait a year, but not two years?  That's silly.  Either you need a camera like the 5D3, or you don't.  It sounds like you can get by without it for now.  If you're wanting to use it to do important or professional work, then I would say buy one now...especially going into the holidays when there's bound to be a deal.  Personally I can wait until the 5D4, unless something else comes along first.  But that's because I love my 6D, and the video from it works fine for my needs.  I've yet to see any moire from it, but I don't shoot a lot of closeups of people wearing striped suits.  If I was doing very much quality video work, I would probably have bought both a 5D3 and a cinema camera, along with all the ringing that's required to do pro work.

Video & Movie / Re: As the Photographers--What will we do?
« on: October 26, 2013, 01:10:27 PM »
I think it is also important to understand your role going into the situation.  If you are a "professional photographer" on assignment, you will have a well defined mission with rules of engagement.  If you are not given an assignment, or are not paid, you have a different role.  Even still, we are all humans first, and we must all act within our own set of values.  If our values are crystal clear to begin with, the decision may be hard, but what the right thing to to will be obvious, as our values do not change- just the situation.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Zoo Pics 2
« on: October 26, 2013, 03:02:06 AM »
Excellent shot!

I recently went to The San Diego Zoo and tried to capture a Red Panda, but the light was too harsh, and with the contrast between the red and white and black, not a great pic.  I appreciate how hard it was to get this shot.  Way to go.


I Love red pandas, very cute to photograph

red-panda2 by Synkka~, on Flickr

I can tell you that I took my 13" MBA on a trip and it worked fine for minor edits with regard to speed, but its screen was way too small for LR to be comfortable for me.  Get as much memory and as large a HD as you can.  Next time out, I'm going to try my 15" MBP.

Lenses / Re: New To canon
« on: October 24, 2013, 10:43:38 PM »
Welcome FROM the dark side.

The 24-70 2.8 II is one of the best lenses you will find in this range.    The 24-105 is also an very nice L lens with more reach, but doesn't have the same iq- still a great lens for what you want.  Now is a good time to look for sales on bodies and lenses.

Regarding Flashes, the 600-EX-RT is top of the line and is wireless as slave and master in wireless and optical.  If you are interested in off camera flash you can buy two of these, or one of these and the transmitter ST-E3-R3 which work great together.  Alternatively, I believe you can also use the 600-Ex-RT as a master and a 430 EXII as an optical slave.

If you just need worthy, less than top of the line flashes, the rest of the flashes 430 EXII and lower are fine.

You don't need a transmitter or second flash unless you have off camera or specific needs for them

I tried a Pixel grip for mine, but had no luck. 

Welcome to our side.


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rube Takes a Portrait
« on: October 24, 2013, 02:07:46 AM »

Software & Accessories / Re: OS X Mavericks
« on: October 22, 2013, 08:43:27 PM »
What is FCP &?

Mine is downloading now=

I have been sitting this thread out, until now.

I took my ~ 2 year old MBA 13" on a road trip.  I found that it was fine speed wise for LR5, great size and weight wise to carry, BUT- not enough screen real estate to work with.  I also recommend that the retina screen is a must.  Next time out, I'm taking my 15" MBP to try.  My 2 C.


Abstract / Re: Puddles
« on: October 22, 2013, 03:54:40 PM »
Very nice.

I wonder how many people walked by it/in it and never even noticed it?

Great shot.


Site Information / Re: new look for CR
« on: October 21, 2013, 11:39:40 PM »
Looks good so far.  I will like it.

Maybe I missed it, but why the change?


Lenses / Re: Sale
« on: October 21, 2013, 08:12:48 PM »
And sadly, the EF 300 f/2.8L IS IIUSM is still $7299.00 :(.

Technical Support / Re: Brick Wall.
« on: October 20, 2013, 09:46:53 PM »
Hey Paul

Sorry to hear you are so low.  We ALL go through it, life is tough.  I'm thinking your art and your relationship are intermingled here, and only you can know how they interplay.

Perhaps you are just burned out of your current genre?  You are not getting support from your so, and it is hard to enjoy anything with huffing and puffing going on.

I think you need to assess the relationship, and get it in order, and make it better, if that is what you choose, or do something else, and make yourself better- again, for you to choose.

For others, it is a canoe.  Photography is my canoe.  My brick wall is that I had a life changing experience on safari, but if I can ever go back, it won't be for a loooong time.  Not much wildlife here.  I have found challenge and reward (and hopefully improvement) by choosing other subjects to shoot, while also giving me a reason to explore.

This weekend, I went to an air show.  I know, nothing novel, but, simple, inexpensive, close to home, had a good time, and met some nice Canon people and made some new friends.  Next month, I'll explore the west over Thanksgiving- never been there, and I won't be the first one to shoot any of it, but whatever.  I am not sitting at home being miserable.  I tried that before, and I found that it is much more fun to have fun.

I think that joining a camera group sounds like a great idea and I am going to look into it myself.

I hope you feel better soon.   I think when you address whatever it is blocking you the faster you will rejoin the (Canon) world.

Hang in there.


Nice shots guys, really nice.


Nice shots!

Red tails around here are ubiquitous and bold.  This juvenile stopped by for dinner on our fence post.

EOS 1D X, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @ 200mm, 1/60 s, f/2.8, ISO 125

Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II
« on: October 19, 2013, 04:22:41 PM »
I can't help you.  I have already started to save for one.  Untreated red ring acquisition syndrome leads to necrosis of the right index finger, AKE, the trigger finger.  Just think about that before you deny yourself.

You can make more time, you can't make another trigger finger.


Sorry, I can't even start to talk you out of it. It is a simply awesome lens at 300mm and f2.8. With the 1.4xTC III it is the second best 400mm available (well, 420mm f/4), very fast focussing and very, very sharp. With the 2xTC III, its IQ is still excellent and it is has snappy focussing on the 5DIII, but slower on the 7D. It is a superb lightweight 600mm. I don't have any bad photos from it attributable to the lens, only me. 

Go forth and buy it! And you too Neuro.

What are your thoughts on shooting surfers with 5D III + 300mm f2.8 IS II + 2x TC III or 1.4x TC III? You think the AF will be fast enough?


I have done a lot of surf shooting with the MkI 300 2.8IS and MkII 2xTC, so a slower AF combo, surfing is an easy AF task, heck I used to shoot it with manual focus FD 300 and 2xTC! You will have no issues, particularly if the sun is out and you have good contrast, very early and very late in the day it can be a little slower.

The newer combo is easily up to the task.

Here is a very strongly back light difficult surf AF situation, even the earlier combo, the 300 f2.8 IS and 2xTC MkII easily tracks focus.

Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm or Canon 400mm
« on: October 19, 2013, 01:01:17 AM »

Actually i'm planning to buy one of these, but I don't know what's the difference between canon 300mm f/2.8 ls ll and canon 400mm f/2,8 is ll ? except the cost.

400mm-300mm=100mm .......Another glaring indictment of our education system...

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