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Does this work on the 5d3?  I've not heard a yes or no.  Can anyone confirm?

I'm in Fort Collins all the time, would love to go shoot some stars with you sometime.  Let me know.  Great shot by the way.

Landscape / Re: Perseid Meteor Shower. Share your photos.
« on: August 13, 2012, 08:22:31 PM »
Risc32 you should look at the shutterboss:

I have 5d3 + 16-35 as well, I have noticed some vingetting on the wide end as well.  There is a huge difference between 30 and 40 some odd seconds based off the previously mentioned rule of 600.  I'm in the same boat as you selling 16-35 for 24 1.4, I am still on the line but I'm leaning towards keeping 16-35.  The reason?  16mm.  Yes its 2.8 and not as sharp as the 1.4 but 16mm is too good for stars.

I'm looking into magic lantern and seeing if its supported on the 5d3 since they have a built in intervelometer. 

I saw on their twitter feed that it'll work on the 5d3, but am not totally convinced.  Does anyone know if this will work on the 5d3?

Lenses / Re: First L Lens... OH MY #^(*^!& GOD
« on: August 08, 2012, 11:32:02 PM »
Been wondering if its worth trading 16-35 up for 24L but I can't pull the trigger on it.  16 is super nice, especially for those epic photos.  I like the 24 though, hope you enjoy the lens!

Lenses / Re: Samyang 35 1.4 adds grain?
« on: July 14, 2012, 07:46:20 PM »
Which chip is that?

Lenses / Re: Samyang 35 1.4 adds grain?
« on: July 14, 2012, 06:48:01 PM »
What do you think of the lens itself?  Easy to focus?  I've been wondering if I should pick it up for my 5d3.  Thoughts?

Software & Accessories / Re: New Tripod (Help me spend my money)
« on: June 11, 2012, 02:44:39 PM »
So I've been told. They look great and I had hands on ages ago so I don't know for sure. I'll test it out and if I don't like it I can always return it right?  Just a pain to do that.

Software & Accessories / Re: New Tripod (Help me spend my money)
« on: June 11, 2012, 02:14:11 PM »
I decided on what I was going to get. I looked around and did a bit of comparing.  I came up with a gitzo gt 2830 3 section for the legs.  Supports the weight, has the hook and leg,locks I want.  For the head, I found the gitzo gh3750.  Off center ball head looks pretty good.  Total would be 480.  Think I'll buy today.     

Software & Accessories / New Tripod (Help me spend my money)
« on: June 09, 2012, 11:08:52 PM »
Hello, I currently have a Manfrotto 3 second tripod with joystick head (terrible combination, doesnt' even hold the weight of my 5d3 and grip.  I recently had it blown over by the wind and now I need to send my 16-35 in for repair. 

I'd like to get a new tripod, I think my current budget allows for $400 but want to hear options for a nice tripod (I want carbon fibre along, I like Gitzo's leg locking system, the G-lock system) and a ball head or off center ball head but my experience with tripods is limited. 

Can I have some help searching for a new tripod?  Thanks a bunch!

EOS Bodies / Re: Question - 5D Classic
« on: May 15, 2012, 04:27:58 AM »
Sucks eoscount dosent' work.  I believe I bought my 5dc with ~12-15k (maybe 20k) shots and put on another 80 over 2 years but it is tough to say.  I tried to remember each time my shutter clock rolled over.  Thank goodness they've improved the system.

Canon General / Re: I have a question about wedding photography
« on: May 10, 2012, 05:22:22 PM »
I believe this has been covered but as a 24 y/o wedding photographer I've learned quite a bit shooting over the last 3 years and 15+ weddings so far.

1) Contract.  This is going to save your ass.  Yes it is terrible you're having to negotiate wedding terms even after the wedding.  Make sure to get everything covered in a contract up front.  You'll have to figure out how to deal with this wedding client but this should spur you onto getting the most solid contract ever for the next client.

2) Never give out Raws. This is a death sentence.  If you're a wedding photographer, the photos are going to be how you make your money.  Why would this ever be an option for anyone to give out their hard earned work to someone who doesn't know how to edit, organize, present the photos? 

3) Same as number two but with copyright.  Keep your copyright!  Print reproduction rights and copyrights are two different things.  Make sure you know what they are so you can explain them to a client if you give them material to print.

4) Only show your best work.  Show your clients the work you feel like represents your talent and creativity.  If you're showing them bad work you're doing discredit to yourself and hurting yourself in the long run.

5) Make sure it's clear to your clients in the future that you may shoot 5 kahjillion images, doesn't mean they are going to get 5 kahjillion images.  I have this spelled out very clearly in my wedding contract.  I over shoot and make sure I deliver top quality images but I also mention that I'd rather spend more time per photo editing and perfecting a smaller amount VS more images with less time per image.

6) To please this client now without having this contract is going to be tough.  You'll have to bite the bullet though and have to bend a little bit but be firm in your defense and tell them you're running a business (if you are) and that you need to make a compromise and unfortunately cannot give out all the raws and bend to every little whim they may have.  These shots could be better (Personal opinion along with not liking the soft look) but these are by far much much much better than other photographers I've seen that people have taken to court. 

How much were you paid for this wedding?  Are they getting a fair deal when it comes down to the bottom line?  I feel like you've given out way too much for what you may have been paid for.  Remember that photography is not cheap and there is a quality of work that goes along with every photographer (hopefully) and that by giving out lots of images for really cheap, its hurting the overall market for other photographers.  It's hard to see this in the long run but this doesn't help the trend of, he is only $500 and I get 2500 images I can print at WallyWorld. Does this make sense?  I hope I've been a help without being too aggressive.  If you want more help I'd be happy to answer some questions for you.

PowerShot / Help shopping for a powershot/p&s
« on: May 10, 2012, 04:11:58 PM »

My sister wants to buy a camera and she's on a budget and seems to reject my advice of getting a used 20d on craigslist for 200$ and investing into a lens and such, and I don't know all that much about the market for point and shoots out there.  I am wondering if anyone can advise me on a good point in shoot that has manual controls for around 200 bucks.  Doesn't have to be Canon but it would be preferred.  Any help?

Thanks a bunch!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Should I Upgrade to Full-Frame
« on: April 26, 2012, 04:26:32 PM »
Yes, you should upgrade.  Sounds like a good leap to make, yes it's a lot of money up front but the advantages are clear.  You're obviously going to be keeping whatever camera you buy for a long time so why not put a little more money up front and go with a sure thing?

The AF is a beast in this thing and i've been able to keep a few images from 12800 (shooting in a concert/theater/music stage) and a lot from 6400.  I wouldnt' have been able to get the shot on any other camera.

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