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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Dissuade me to get a Rolleiflex
« on: April 15, 2014, 07:04:26 PM »
if you have that kind of money, go ahead.
if you don't have that kind of money, ......

Canon General / Re: In need of a "walk around" camera
« on: March 06, 2014, 05:15:55 PM »
have you considered the 5DC?  Really cheap nowadays and if it gets stolen or you get robbed you won't feel like crying.

Sports / Re: track and field photography
« on: February 04, 2014, 12:29:45 PM »
your holding technique is another part you should look into.
If you are shooting at 200mm, I suspect you are, a monopod or better holding technique should help.  Try also aiming for 1/1000 speed if you can.

Photography Technique / Re: The Cheapo Camera bag to fool the bad guys.
« on: February 03, 2014, 05:54:08 PM »
criminals or a crack addict does not care about Canon, Nikon, L vs non L.  They see potential for a few bucks or maybe the next hit.  People get their watches, phones (both smart and non smart phones), and other less expensive gear stolen.  Cheapo bags are of course better than a Canon branded bags like some tourists carry, but thieves see a big bag and they see what they can sell out of that bag.
Insure your gear, go out, shoot pictures, enjoy and live on. 

i saw tons of people buy DSLR in the last few years.
Most used as overpriced P&S because they did not know what SLR's are capable or did not have interest in learning or did not have time. 
Given that many P&S and smartphone cameras have "effects"to get the desired effect they realized that they do not need no longer needed a DSLR to shoot, download and edit.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: If you plan to upgrade your camera, read
« on: September 12, 2013, 05:41:07 PM »
Hi there,

I feel it's a waste of money upgrading from one Canon rebel to the next rebel or even a 60D to the 70D.
I suggest that you upgrade only to a larger sensor body.
It is just a waste of money to buy another camera having the same size sensor IMO.

Upgrade your glass instead.

you upgrade cars, don't you?
you upgrade phones, don't you or are you using a jitterbug?

Lenses / Re: Why are Zeiss lenses manual?
« on: September 12, 2013, 05:38:53 PM »
it's not unlike car transmissions.
Today there are plenty of options from excellent torque converter automatics, to dual clutch automated manuals, to single clutch automated manuals, to multi clutch plate autos.  They are all excellent and do the job really really well and often are faster changing than any human could dream of.  However, driving a manual transmission and getting it right, honing your skill is still an immense pleasure to many.  Zeiss provides the user with the pleasure of something mechanical that's incredibly well engineered, designed, and built and the opportunity for the user to get it right himself.
You propose Zeiss could clean up the high end market.  They already do.  They don't have much competition.  It's a small market.  Zeiss already sells every lens they make.  Sometimes it's not all about profit, sometimes it's about making more than enough, closing the doors for the day, go out and enjoy life.

Lenses / Re: Question on new 16-35
« on: July 12, 2013, 02:11:19 PM »
2.8 vs 3.5-4.5.
You will not get the same DOF on both lenses because of aperture values are not the same.

Lenses / Re: Indoor Lens recommendations?
« on: July 12, 2013, 10:26:39 AM »
if your budget allows, consider the 35mm 1.4.  On a crop body, it's a great lens for indoors.
I have one and I think you will like the IQ from this lens. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Stay with Canon?
« on: July 10, 2013, 12:14:49 PM »
After 4 years using Canon gear i am thinking of selling all my stuff and switch over to Nikon to get better sensor performance.  The lenses of Nikon are not as good as Canon's but with the Nikon sensor the (DSLR+Lens combi) scores are much better. "It's the combi that makes the picture"

What do you all think?
Keep waiting till Canon gets up (again) with Nikon?

I think this can take a long time... Maby never... Or are there any rumors canon wil get back on top soon?
In short, NO!!!!

all good advice and ideas and suggestions.  But mostly useless in my opinion.  If you are going to a dangerous place, have insurance, and be prepared to lose your stuff.
But like some others have mentioned, if it's big and has a shiny screen on the back be prepared to let it go.  Some places I have been to, they will take your p&s.
In my experience, carry your camera in an old beat up backpack, bring one lens, batteries and cards. A pack with easy in and out access is ideal.  Frame the shot in your mind, consider all settings, pull out the camera, set it up, take the shot, stuff the camera in the bag and walk away.
I have had to run from thugs until I found cops.  They turned away as soon as I got next to the cops.  Closest call I've had.

Lenses / Re: I have a weight limit....what would you bring?
« on: May 17, 2013, 05:07:23 PM »
given that you have a full sensor body I would suggest
24-70 or in your case 24-105
and a TC.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Wrong Photography Ethics?
« on: May 09, 2013, 02:10:34 PM »
it's your work
you were honest about it being photoshopped instead of trying to pass it as a legit photo
I would not call it photo anymore, rather it's photo based artwork.
Looks good

Canon General / Re: the rebate program... what a sham!
« on: April 29, 2013, 05:45:19 PM »
yes many fall for this marketing strategy
Canon is not the only one that uses this strategy.  Macy's for example has been doing this for more than 15 years.

Lenses / Re: Why aren't zoom lenses faster than 2.8?
« on: April 18, 2013, 05:24:55 PM »
200-500 2.8
and only 35lbs.
you want 1.8 with that?
you want IS with that?
have you been curling 45 lb dumbbells?

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