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I have a yongnuo 622c and it sends out the ir beams, but it also doesn't work in ai servo... but it does work in the middle option, whatever that is called... and it is supposed to react to movement.

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What was your depth of field?  If you are simply aiming at the front of the couple

O|O

You have the person, then the space in between the couple, and then the partner.  Maybe you were shooting at a DOF too shallow and so the partner was out of focus. 

I'd suggest shooting with speedlites and a aperture of maybe f/5.6... of camera of course... I have an article in my to read list upstairs... I'll post that later, but I don't shoot weddings... so it is low on my to read list.

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Lenses / Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« on: May 09, 2014, 04:48:30 PM »
you know you are too deep into photography when you see a picture of a beautiful woman and your primary thoughts are how did they lighte the subject

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Lenses / Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« on: May 09, 2014, 03:53:53 PM »
Oh... and... she's HOT.  I'm a pretty lucky husband :)

Some pictures would be nice  ;) and give this thread something interesting after that video of an incredibly boring a*** at the beginning.

I would have asked too, but we are talking about a wife.  Girlfriend sure... but I hold back when b till death do is part is involved.

Having said that.. I think every beautiful woman should have nudes taken... So when they are old and flabby they have proof they were hot.

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Lenses / Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« on: May 09, 2014, 02:48:01 PM »
I have the 24-70ii and the 70-200ii. I don't really NEED anything wider or longer... where do I go from here???

:-\

Depends on you.  I'm giving the sexy eyes to the 200-400 f4L 1.4x. 

I sold my 100L when I got the 70-200 mkii, but I bought one again because I missed it.


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Photography Technique / Re: So I really stepped into it....
« on: May 09, 2014, 12:15:13 AM »
Sounds like you are trying to achieve the impossible... get accepted into the "cool kids club" in Junior High.   8)

From what I've read here so far, you should just bow out gracefully and forget they ever existed.  They are legends in their own minds.  You stand to gain very little from that association and they don't appreciate your input anyway.   :)

Whenever I join something like this, I never want to be the smartest guy, in fact I want to be just a few steps above the dumbest guy.  That way I will be able to learn a lot from others.  In your case, you are so far ahead of the others that you'll never learn anything and they obviously don't want to learn from you.  So, no point in staying with that club, eh?

Oh, and thanks for sharing!!  It helps remind us of the pitfalls of some situations like this.   ::)

I think my issue with the group is I was never WOWED by what they shared... so I didn't... I don't way to say respect... because that is wrong... but I didn't defer to them the way they would expect me to.  And I don't really share that many images because they are mostly of my kids or other people's kids (portraiture/action/sports)... so they didn't have any reason to hold me in high regard... So there's that.

I'm going to let the smoke blow over... I'm going to be snarky which is my default mode anyway... and then I'm going to excuse myself... without much fanfare. 

Like you... I really like not being the smartest person in the room... though at times it feels as though I'm looking for my bachelor's while the people talking are working on the 3rd phd... which is fine... but maybe I get lost in the translation to undergrad speak. 

And thanks for listening... it is good to vent.

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Lenses / Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« on: May 08, 2014, 08:01:43 PM »
Let's reframe the discussion.

It's not the telescope, it's the astronomer.
Absolutely. A good astronomer can take better pictures with an old paper towel roll and a monocle than a newbie with 5-digit $ worth of gear.

I'm always amazed at the stories of Galileo and co... though I'm included to say that the Hubble telescope would significantly help in finding an undiscovered galaxy. V the tasco I buy my daughter.

Your daughter might surprise you (pleasantly) :)

I love her... but I don't think she can find the moon at times... a full moon.  I'm not concerned... she's super pretty.

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Photography Technique / Re: Thin dof posing/shooting advice
« on: May 08, 2014, 03:36:16 PM »
I was playing with variable aperture settings plus exposure bracketing the other day.. And the results were as expected, but if I ettr, I can save most of the images.

It was a fun exercise... but it is still just better to get it right in advance.

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Lenses / Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« on: May 08, 2014, 03:33:47 PM »
Let's reframe the discussion.

It's not the telescope, it's the astronomer.
Absolutely. A good astronomer can take better pictures with an old paper towel roll and a monocle than a newbie with 5-digit $ worth of gear.

I'm always amazed at the stories of Galileo and co... though I'm included to say that the Hubble telescope would significantly help in finding an undiscovered galaxy. V the tasco I buy my daughter.

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Lenses / Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« on: May 08, 2014, 03:12:20 PM »
It is funny reading this and other like threads and then remembering all the times photographers say "it's not the equipment, it's the photographer".   ;D ;D ;D

Doesn't work for lens collectors :)

Let's reframe the discussion.

It's not the telescope, it's the astronomer.


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Lenses / Re: so finally
« on: May 08, 2014, 11:50:33 AM »
Kudos.  I'd suggest talking the 60d along for some shots that might not be in the best light and take some comparison photos with the same lens.  When I first upgraded I want totally blown away because I romanticized how good my 60d was... ex girlfriend syndrome.  So back to back images will help cue that... if you do suffer from it.

Also... in my analogy... It is kinda like a three way.. menage a trois....
My back, neck, and knees miss the articulated LCD on the 60D, but nothing else. Cid's got a sweet set up now and hopefully he'll post some of his shots in the future.

exactly, this is one of reasons why I'm thinking of keeping 60D, the second is 1.6 "reach" factor, I have to test it with this new lens, it it's worth trying at least

I have to say 60D is really nice body, but since I have 5D mk III, I haven't shot it even once

I shoot sports... So if I were to use a crop over the 5d it would be in good outdoor light, with a long prime like the 400 f5.6... but that's about it.

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Software & Accessories / Re: How good is Reikan FoCal?
« on: May 08, 2014, 07:02:59 AM »
I did searches for Reikan FoCal @ Adorama, B&H, and Amazon... nothing.  Where is the link for the thing?

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Lenses / Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« on: May 07, 2014, 09:35:23 PM »
OMG, still laughing!

In all honesty, my "significant other" (how that Mrsfotografie?  ;) ) can't really tell when or if I have a new lens on. I also don't think she really cares and I don't really have to sneak lenses in, but that is probably because she doesn't know how much some of the lenses cost :-) I actually don't have any crazy expensive lenses.

This has been fun. I'm still going to be bummed when I get the 100mm macro L and I have to give up on the 85mm 1.8 which I kind of like. I suppose I should be glad I diagnosed this issue before I got out of hand!

I had the 100L... and I sold it when I got the 70-200mm f/2.8L is mkii.  Then I bought the 85mm f/1.8 and I liked it... but I didn't like the 3 ft minimum focusing distance... so I bought the 100L again... and I sold the 85 f/1.8 because I wasn't using it at all... and I just bought an 85L f/1.2... so... I'm not sure I have a point... but the 100L is a lovely lens... and while I have a good deal of affection for the 85 f/1.8... you'll be quite happy with the sharpness, and the bokeh, and the the think depth of field...

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Lenses / Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« on: May 07, 2014, 05:13:44 PM »
I buy and sell gear... I find a good deal... use coupons, gift cards, etc. and then I sell it at a profit... usually a small profit, but you do it enough and it builds up over time.  Then I use that money to buy my gear and the wife STILL COMPLAINS... so sometimes you can't win... but you just buy and stop giving a damn about the objections.

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Lenses / Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« on: May 07, 2014, 03:24:37 PM »
The amount I spend on photography in no way compares to how much my wife spends on shoes and purses.   >:(
But do they match?

I can't tell you the chagrin I experience when I'm out on the town and my body doesn't match my white lens.

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