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EOS-M / Re: 2.8x LCD Loupe
« on: August 03, 2013, 03:27:24 AM »
Maybe Hoodman will make one-can always ask them

Software & Accessories / Re: What size RAW should I shoot at?
« on: August 03, 2013, 03:23:14 AM »
Full Raw.
Occasionally Full Raw + JPEG L if I am lazy and want to give a digital image away without any pp.  Mostly full sized Raw because I don't want to lose anything.  Load to computer throw out the garbage right away.  I keep it on Drobo, and if/when the 5 hdd's get full, I'll start swapping them out.  Easy peasy.

Lenses / Re: Should I replace my zooms with primes?
« on: August 03, 2013, 01:33:43 AM »
I would not disagree with what has been posted.  I would augment with this.

Be sure that your system is fully calibrated to obtain best results.  Decide which system system you will use to do it if you can adjust AFMA.

I Got the 24-105 with my 5DIII kit and found it to be an awesome lens.  I was however swayed to buy the 24-40 2.8 II based on reviews and must say it does have the edge on IQ and it is faster.  Either lens however is awesome and has benefits.

Not wanting to waste your money, and knowing nothing about your current camera, and little to nothing about the 6D, my advice to you would be that if you are intent on getting the 6D anyway, get it, calibrate your lenses, optimize your technique with the new gear, then decide if you want to upgrade your lenses.  You may decide that the new camera alone may be all that is needed to meet your needs.


Software & Accessories / Re: External HDD for backups
« on: August 01, 2013, 11:48:12 PM »
Here is an alternative for you.

Consider getting a Drobo.  I have one and love it.

It is a breeze to set up for windows and Mac.  You can add HDDs as you need them.  It has "beyond RAID"  which is fast and safe.  They are in the process of merging with another company like Pogoplug so hopefully one day soon you can create your own personal cloud. 

Present offerings include Drobos for one compute or a networked one (NAS).  I like that it is expandable and hot swapable.  It will tell you if a drive is dying or dead and you won't lose data.

And no, I have no financial stake in the company.  I have been using mine for about 2 years now and love it.


Lenses / Re: Canon primes
« on: July 30, 2013, 10:42:49 PM »
Unfortunately, most of us don't have unlimited funds and we share your pain.

If you ever get the itch and don't have the "scratch", look into  You can buy now and pay off in 6 months without interest, and it doesn't go on your credit cards.

Just a thought.


Software & Accessories / Re: Sidekick or Full Wimberly
« on: July 30, 2013, 06:42:55 PM »
Ditto with the above.

I also don't have your exact setup, but do have some heavy glass and the WH-200.  It works great for all my short and long lenses.  I am very happy with it.  I find that it is an excellent quality head for a good price.


Finally, this one is at 1600 iso and should be better on that front alone (59mm f 3.5 1/400).

Next time out, I will open up f stop more to blur out background and try to lower iso.  On cleaning up and shrinking images, results look good.

Anyway, hope this helps.


Here is another one, same settings, only a bit farther away.  On blowing up, grain/noise is very apparent.

This is a coincidence, as I was looking for something to shoot Saturday and went to a ladies roller derby championship.  It was great fun, and I got to learn a lot.  I have never shot sports or indoors like this before.

I was shooting with my 5D3, and mostly with my 600-EX-RT flash.  I'll post some unaltered pics for you to look at, near and far.

first is iso 2000 70 mm f 3.5 1/400 from 24-70 2.8 II

Canon General / Re: Thrown in deep waters... throw me buoys pls..
« on: July 29, 2013, 02:49:27 AM »
Why don't you get the client email list and ask them what they expect to get out of it and what they would consider a successful experience.

Also, find out what gear they have.

Then get back to them with a useful list of items.  That would start with a great impression!  A beanbag would help.  Two camera bodies with two different lens lengths would help.  Going over gear that would be helpful would help. 

I went twice and knowing what other gear besides basic camera gear does make a difference.  Safari vest (beige/khaki, extra cards and batteries, backup devices, etc.).

Knowing what they want and need and meeting their needs will ensure they will be happy, help you prepare and be confident, and will eliminate your angst.  I could be available as your assistant too for just getting me there for free...just saying.  Plus, I have experience there and my passport is up to date.

Canon General / Re: anyone here?
« on: July 27, 2013, 12:35:44 PM »
I hope he isn't shooting a moving target, or the pole will get in the way.

Let's see.  Two camera bodies, two different lenses.  Why not two tripods?  If for no other reason, if the rig goes down, at least one won't get trashed.  Just saying...


Animal Kingdom / Re: Newbie - My shots your thoughts
« on: July 24, 2013, 09:35:30 PM »
If you are a Newbie, you fooled me.

Great shots.


Macro / Re: Just starting Macros - First examples.
« on: July 24, 2013, 09:32:39 PM »
Very nice.

I just started yesterday and have a lot to learn. I started with a fly as I have read on here. I'll post more as I get some.

7D Canon 100 2.8 Macro.
At some point I my have to get the L version as I see IS being needed for this stuff.

100% crop on the Fly.


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: ...and now Smugmug.
« on: July 24, 2013, 06:46:45 AM »
A bit off topic perhaps, but if you were compelled to jump ship at this point, which service would you choose?  I am considering a service now and don't know which one or even how to choose.  I don't know what a reasonable price to pay, or what features to look for- thoughts?

Would you stay with Smugmug and why?

Thank you.


Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: July 24, 2013, 06:32:28 AM »
Great shots!

I agree too- I love this lens.  I recently got the 24-70 2.8II and love that one too!  Both have changed the way I think about shorter lenses.

Keep up the great shooting.


Really enjoyable.  Thanks for sharing! I love this lens as well.

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