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I wouldn't pay it.  There is a lot to learn about lightroom but you can find any/all information on it on the web.  I know what I know from the web.  I picked up a few things on management from a friend or two but that was it.  Save your money and if you have any questions, facebook or email me, I would be happy to answer (I'm sure there are plenty of people on this forum that would do the same). 

650 is a lot of cash to throw down on something you can learn for free.

EOS Bodies / Re: The things I love about the 5Dmkii
« on: November 25, 2011, 07:19:51 PM »
I have the first 5d, its great and all, but already after a year of ownership I feel as if I must upgrade.  5d2 looks good and all, and shooting at intervals of 160 I feel that 2500 is def. useable as well as 5000 (or even 6400).  I've been debating buying the 5d2 now and saying I want it because of low light capabilities and video and all the other greatness, or sticking with my 5d1 (which 1250 iso is just barely useable) and waiting til 5d3 comes out.  I do agree, the 5d2 is pretty amazing for what you get, I feel the price however, is still too high for a 3 year old camera.  If it was  1800(1900) it would be justified.

Lenses / Re: 24mm 1.4L II versus 35mm 1.4L - help!
« on: October 11, 2011, 08:48:37 PM »
I've shot 24 and 35 both at weddings on my 5d.  I can say with confidence that the 35 blows the 24 out of the water.  35 is not as wide yes but you can still get a natural feeling from your photos without having to be inches from their face.  24 had too much distortion since I frame my photographs edge to edge. 

Shot with the 35L:

I have to mention as well, I am a huge prime fan, I love the 50 and 85 and I have used a ton of lenses.  The 85 1.2 is excellent, the 35 would be a lovely combo.

EOS Bodies / Re: The True Cost of 36mps'
« on: October 11, 2011, 06:29:53 PM »
The true cost of 36mp, really remembering the fact you can change from raw to sRaw.  Whats wrong with not shooting at full 36mp if you have all these new options that make any camera badass?

Canon General / Re: The age old lens question...50mm vs 85mm
« on: October 02, 2011, 08:11:40 PM »
Just used the 85 1.2 last night at a wedding on my 5d and I gotta say that is going to be the next lens I pick up.  I have the 85 1.8 and its good, but the quality of the photos, low light and better build of the other 85 is un matched.  compared with the 50L the 85 is much more appealing, but I tend to get tighter than wider shots. 

the 50 1.4 is decent but i'm not what to do about getting a 50 for myself.  I have used the 35 1.4 and that is excellent as well.  If I had the money I'd go with the 85 and the 35 hands down and use my 16-35 for my wide and landscape shots.

Canon General / Re: Dumb Question...
« on: September 19, 2011, 02:55:52 PM »
What you should be worried about is the torque from the 50mm 1.8.  Talk about a beast.

Leave the lens on, and you can pull your camera right out of your bag without having to tell everyone wait, while I find my lens and put it on and blah blah... know what I mean?

EOS Bodies / Re: No sensor cleaning?
« on: September 01, 2011, 02:41:18 PM »
I've got an old 5d and a dirty prizm, worth sending it for cleaning?  I have a blower I regularly blow out the dust from the housing but still those little dust bunnies refuse to leave.  Had a guy clean it as well used 3 sensor wipes and couldn't get all the dust.  Is it worth sending in to canon (do I have to be a member of their services?) or do I just wait til 5d3?

Canon General / Re: Post a cool B/W!
« on: September 01, 2011, 03:22:28 AM »

Canon General / Re: 5d Classic Problem (??)
« on: August 18, 2011, 04:18:19 PM »
Okay, officially blind.  Totally missed it, thanks a bunch.


Canon General / Re: 5d Classic Problem (??)
« on: August 18, 2011, 01:52:45 PM »

I looked for it, even on dpr and didn't find anything.  If you can find it that would be great, but alas, nothing here.

@everyone else

The problem is fixed, so I'm glad everyone can be so helpful on my subject.  Hopefully this doesn't happen to anyone else.

Canon General / Re: 5d Classic Problem (??)
« on: August 17, 2011, 02:11:52 PM »
There was no reset factory default or default option on the 5d, I looked everywhere.  I would have seen it.  The 5d menu is like an in-and-out menu.

Its fixed now, so hooray.  Now its canon's job to release the 5d3 and take my damn money.

Canon General / Re: 5d Classic Problem (??)
« on: August 17, 2011, 04:18:00 AM »

So I've had my 5d for about a year.  I bought it last year used and everythings been working out great.  Great camera and everything.  Until recently (last Saturday) I haven't had any problems with it.  It now gives me about 5 seconds before a photo appears on the screen itself after it had been taken. 

If I take a burst of photo, it takes forever to process and I cannot shoot whilst it is thinking.  I've tried a myriad of things, switching cards, taking the grip off, swapping batteries, different lenses, different exposure settings (its not noise reduction or long exposure NR or anything like that). 

Any ideas of what I can do?  I have a wedding to shoot Saturday and need to get crackin' on ideas of things to do.  I'd love to upgrade to a 5d2 but the money is a problem, don't have enough of it.  I wanted to use my 5d til the 5d3 came out but I don't think thats going to be in my waiting time frame.

Help me out here?  If you know something, that would be much appreciated.  Thank you.


Hi Kurt,

I had a similar problem.  Here's what I did to fix it.  I had to disable the "Add original decision data"

In Custom Functions, number 20.  Set it to off.

This may/may not work for you, but it's worth a shot.

Works just like it always has.  Thank you a ton, not sure why it was acting up due to that, it has always been on, not sure what it is even adding. Thanks for the help.

Canon General / Re: 5d Classic Problem (??)
« on: August 16, 2011, 08:44:23 PM »
Hey thanks Paul,

Tried shooting on various cards as well, a old old transcend to a 16gb extreme 4 card.  I looked and there was no option to reset factory default, I know where it would be on any other camera.  Firmware is 1.1.1 so totally updated.  Tried new fresh batteries, different sets, canon batteries nonetheless.  I should have about 70k shots on it (roughly). 

Everythings been pretty similar over the last year that i've had it, no major changes that would have brought it on. I could buy a 7d to tide me over til 5d3 comes around.  I'm not a big fan of crop sensors since I've made the jump to FF. 

Any other thoughts?

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