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If the church remains fairly unchanging over time, and communicates their stance, you can't really blame them because "they're medieval". Blame yourself for choosing something medieval. Or better yet, rent an abandoned church and dress Uncle Festus up like a minister. The cameras won't know the difference. You could even talk him into wearing a GoPro on his head.

There's a lot of abandoned churches around here now that are maintained for the sole purpose of being non-denominational wedding venues.

I guess that's the benefit of not having a church, I can choose an officiant I know will follow what I want in a wedding, not what the church has been doing for centuries.

I like your GoPro idea.  I'll definitely pitch this to my fiancĂ©.  That said, GoPros in some of the bridesmaids' and bride's (ninja edit to add) bouquets are definitely happening at my wedding.

Video & Movie / Re: The world war L
« on: October 01, 2013, 01:36:34 PM »
I've posted this before, but I think it fits here:

The groom should have leaned into the priests ear and said something like "I'm paying the photographers much like I'm paying you, please continue. And..if you do walk out, I'll sue your ass off, now, please get back to marrying us..."


I'd be this groom, my fiancĂ© and I are planning our wedding right now, and good photos are priority 1.  We are also ensuring that our contracts have substantial penalty clauses in case one of our service providers, yes service providers decides to get uppity at some point.

I work in a business where I'm dealing with contracts, and unfortunately breach of contract on a daily basis, I sincerely hope our wedding goes smoothly, but sometimes having a stiff financial penalty looming can prevent issues from arising in the first place.  We are being fair, and ensuring that contracts protect our service providers in case we do something outlandish.

In my opinion of the youtube video, it was not a meltdown, but it was extremely unprofessional, and showed that the officiant felt he was the most important person in the room.  He put the couple in a bad situation, and it showed.  I would be asking him for a full refund if I were the couple.

Couldn't you upload, view and delete images on say an iPad or another tablet device while out on location? I really wish there was some kinda Lightroom app for the iPad that let you do some kind of cloud computing. Or even just better (read free) tethering apps. Surely someone out there can develop a simple wired tethered shooting app that just shows you the picture you just took?

But I guess a cheap and light laptop can do more.

Am I the only one who only has one laptop? What's all this talk about having three and a desktop?

Oops I forgot to recommend something! I would say MBPro with as much RAM as you can get. The pro is already pretty light compared to some laptops (like my sony brick). If I had the cash I'd switch to the MBpro.

i have been using an ipad to do this as you've described..the editing on iPad with the retina display is pretty good using's just the transfering of 300 to 500 images from the camera to the iPad which is so slow, and then if you want to delete the images off the iPad it's have to jump through hoops to do something that should be so easy.   

leaning toward the AIR right now...

Exactly right? I mean why has no one created a way to make this easy on an iPad yet? It could do so much more!! Infuriating!
I think eventually they will make it work ... its just a matter of time.

Apple making Aperture for the iPad is an absolute necessity, or Adobe making Lightroom for iPad would rock too.

The big reason why there isn't a pro iPad photo app yet might just be device size.  There are some 128GB iPads floating around in customers hands now, but not many.

As someone who shoots a lot, that's not enough space for me for a weekend of shooting.  For pro's shooting sports, or weddings or other high-volume events, again, it's not a lot of space.

OP here....I've been waiting for the new MB pro to be announced. (should be any day now)  I wanted to see the specs before I bought either.

i'm hoping they reduce the weight further in the mbpro.

and as previous posters have mentioned...weight is a big deal to many, and for me.

I've got friends in engineering in Cupertino, and keep up on the gossip, currently, I'd expect a Haswell based rMBP and MBP, but neither with a new form factor.  Way better battery life, 802.11ac, and faster to be sure, but certainly not lighter or slimmer.  There may be a chance at seeing a 13" rMBP with discrete graphics though.


I have the 15" Retina display MB Pro. I am using it for editing in the field and generally I am very happy with it. At home I have the 27" iMac. There are very few instances where I end up reediting images that have been through Lightroom on the MB Pro. The Retina display is excellent. The Air is lighter, but not that much more. The difference is less than my RRS BH-55 ball head ...

Depending on the newness of your iMac, I'd seriously get a thunderbolt cable to use display sharing.  That way you can use the iMac as a 27" Cinema Display for your rMBP.

MBP all the way. THe air has integrated graphics whereas the MPB has dedicated switching graphics.
Only in 15"!!!

Went out for lunch with some co-workers today, I stopped by the camera shop to try build in ND + grad filters --- well the last 2 x100s were sold :-\

You just made me sad I forgot about the built-in ND filters when I had the X100s rented.  :(

Thanks for the info on Pro2 eml58.

I see M9 at local camera store for many-many times, but never want hand-on it. It just one of those things I don't want to touch ::)

Believe it or not, my wife knows when to use Av and Tv on the RX1 now :o

She took some great photos from the kids. Yup, the only missing accessory for her was a "pink" case for RX1.

Does she shoot it with either optical or digital viewfinder, or just the screen?

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Mark II
« on: September 24, 2013, 06:34:39 PM »
I think the assumption that a 6D poaching 5D3 sales is a bad thing may be misplaced.

To make this assumption, you'd have to know the profit margin of each, and total adoption rates.

If the 6D was for all intents and purposes a 5D3 for example, and retailed for $1,500, you may sell 3-4x as many as you would with a crippled 6D and 5D3.  This would likely make up for the difference in profit margin.

This may not be in the Canon culture, but everyone thought that about Apple as well with the iPad mini.  Now the iPad mini way outsells the iPad, and likely increased total revenue and profits for Apple.  Maybe Canon should do the same.

I think Canon could also have the entire video community adopt their cameras if they simply stole what MagicLantern has working and built it in to factory firmware.

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Mark II
« on: September 24, 2013, 06:17:27 PM »

I have to agree with Lichtgestalt.

I think Auto ISO is for the lazy people or people that don't know anything about photography or video. Even with "today's" cameras... how do you let a camera's logic decide how much noise is acceptable in your pictures or video?

In my humble opinion, its like auto-white balance, you know you're a novice if you're still using auto-white balance.

Really?  I don't think I've turned off AWB since I got my 6D!

If you shoot RAW, I don't see the value of taking the time to set AWB.  Just do it as a batch in post!

Lenses / Re: 40mm Panckake or 35mm 1.4L For walking street
« on: September 23, 2013, 05:13:46 PM »
Im tryna find a prime lens for my 7D to walk the streets with. Im currently using my 5DMKIII with the 50mm 1.4 and i love it. Which lens out of the 2 would match the quality and look of that FF combo??

Any thought or suggestions would be great.. Thanks

I just sold my 40STM and 50/1.4 to subsidize a Sigma 35/1.4 purchase.

I've shot a ton with the L, and a lot with the Sigma 35/1.4, and for my money Sigma is the choice today.

I found the 40STM too tight, and obviously the 50mm even tighter.

I used the 35L, 40STM and 50/1.4 on a 7D and a 6D, on both bodies, and I prefer the 35mm on both crop and FF.

RX1 > X100s? Or is the rangefinder part that is drawing you to spend you monies?

The design and look of x100s. I don't care much about rangefinder.

Lately, I'm getting lazzy dragging my 5D + L lenses around. My wife and I took a lot photo of our kids. 80 to 90% from RX1 due to compact size of camera. With 2 kids(2&5yrs), I don't have time to edit raw. JPEG file from x100s looks really really good for everyday photos.

I rented the X100s for a week and absolutely loved it.  I'd own it, but finances dictated it was a Sigma 35/1.4 for the 6D or the X100s.  The Sigma 35/1.4 was just a better purchase for me at the time.

The JPEGs out of the X100s are beautiful and colourful, the camera is also easy to shoot and quite fast.  I also really liked its strobe exposures.

Third Party Manufacturers / Reikan FoCal with Sigma Dock
« on: September 22, 2013, 05:34:32 PM »
Hello everyone,

I just ordered a Sigma 35/1.4 and USB dock.

Has anyone developed a workflow for using Reikan FoCal with the Sigma dock?  It seems like they'd be a fit made in heaven for each other.

This obviously isn't as important for the prime 35mm as it would be for one of the Sigma zooms, but a workflow would be useful nonetheless.

If no one has tried this before I'll try and figure it out myself!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New iPhone: Final Nail in the Coffin
« on: September 14, 2013, 03:54:33 PM »
I think it would be safe to say that flash gels might go extinct if the auto balancing flash takes off.

Could you imagine if you could develop a flash with super bright Red/Green/Blue bulbs and could do any light colour you want without gel?

That would be awesome.

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