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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: So what makes a camera a "pro" camera?
« on: October 14, 2014, 02:46:46 PM »
Dig rev tv on YouTube does a bit where they have photogs who are well respected, presumably, use cheap cameras to recreate their magic.  It is great. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: So what makes a camera a "pro" camera?
« on: October 14, 2014, 02:44:19 PM »
The person behind it which is a sentiment many if us share. 

It takes vision, understanding, and a willingness to fall, but in a positive way. 

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Lenses / Re: Do date codes matter?
« on: October 14, 2014, 09:19:37 AM »
There is a clicking that happens when you zoom in the 24-70 f2.8L mkii.  That was fixed with layer models.

The 24-105 had a rubber band that breaks after five or so years... so getting a newer lens is better than an older.

Other than that.... I don't care.

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No offense, but it sounds like you are setting up impediments... creative cloud, local vendors, antiquated operating systems...

We don't always get exactly what we want, but we find a way to make it work.

Nah, all that stuff is legitimate complaints.  Most people find it difficult to update an operating system and there's always a cascading set of problems that follow with programs not working, lost settings, reinstalling everything, its a PITA.  There's also nothing wrong with wanting to support local people who spend, hire, and pay taxes in the local community nor is there anything wrong with being annoyed that Adobe has moved to rental scheme.  IMO, it really doesn't seem worth it to upgrade to a new camera that might be, at best, a marginal improvement in a couple of specs over his current bodies if the setup he has works for what he does.  And I'm saying this as someone who built the computer I'm typing this on, regularly reinstalls the OS, buys stuff online and is interested in the 7DII (depending on how it performs v 1DIV).

I just replaced s failing hard drive with a ssd... and I totally agree that it can be a huge pain in the ass, but choosing to use a computer that is antiquated is what is causing the problem, not that Canon doesn't support 3.1, 95, xp, or Vista.  And there are resolutions to the problem, get a computer solely for photo editing with a new os being the first, then getting a boxed version of Lightroom, and asking if the local store will match the offer from the online store. 

There's nothing wrong with supporting a local store, but it is a reciprocal relationship.  I give you my hard earned money and you provide the gear and service I require.  If you fail in that regard, my hard earned money will go elsewhere.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to differentiate crop vs. FF
« on: October 13, 2014, 03:24:53 PM »
A minor point, but one I think is worth mentioning, is the larger viewfinder with FF. I find it makes it easier to compose with and is just generally nice to have.

Obviously this becomes a moot point when referring to mirror-less cameras.

I was passing with a t1i the other day and the smaller viewfinder was killing me. 

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No offense, but it sounds like you are setting up impediments... creative cloud, local vendors, antiquated operating systems...

We don't always get exactly what we want, but we find a way to make it work.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Buying 2nd hand 70D, what to check?
« on: October 13, 2014, 07:17:46 AM »
Take a cheaper lens, attach it, take a photo, if you can take a laptop, take the image and look at the metadata and the dimensions.  I guess someone could remove a 60D emblem and put a 70D.

No need to take a shot - you'll see 19 AF points in the VF if it's a 70D, 9 if it's a 60D.

I'd want to make sure that the information transfers to and from the lens.  It is possible that the info is damaged... not just confirming the AF points... but the functionality.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Buying 2nd hand 70D, what to check?
« on: October 12, 2014, 10:19:06 PM »
I don't think he is buying a $200 camera from wherever... I think he is citing it as a possible scam and he wants to make sure he isn't scammed by someone selling him a knockoff...


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Samsung Galaxy S3... camera... no.  It is ok in a pinch, but not good. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Buying 2nd hand 70D, what to check?
« on: October 12, 2014, 10:12:19 PM »
Take a cheaper lens, attach it, take a photo, if you can take a laptop, take the image and look at the metadata and the dimensions.  I guess someone could remove a 60D emblem and put a 70D... but I doubt it.  Check the foil at the bottom to look for a puncture hole, that means it is refurbished.  If you have your laptop and internet access, go to eoscount.com and pay the 2 bucks to get a actuation count.

Look for scuffs and dings... know what a 70D looks like before you buy it... If they sell you a 30D, it's kinda your own fault for not knowing...

Also... with the cap on... do a low iso shot and a high iso shot, and see if there are a ton of hot pixels... there shouldn't be... but it is worth looking at.


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My wife threw me away!

Sadly for both of us, she deeply regretted it a year later. Maybe if she had just put me in a recycle bin, it would have ended better.

I assume if I ever get divorced... I will hit on women with many photography prowess.

 You are so striking... I'd love to photograph you...

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You purchased boxed software?  There's a reason all you need is a download link and a key ;)

My only rule is that I'll clean any time she wants to, she's just not allowed to clean without me.
I got it as part of a camera package... I sold the camera and it basically cost me $3 and change to upgrade light room.  But the key was inside the unopened box.

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I suggest building shelves.

Personally I get annoyed when I have to keep too many things on the floor.

I want a corner liquor cabinet.  But I can't find one at the right size and price... but I would keep my camera gear there...


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Portrait / Re: Wife Portrait
« on: October 10, 2014, 01:37:47 PM »
I like the shot, but I'm always afraid to look right up someone's nostrils.

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: 4K, 5K, 6K and Up Video
« on: October 09, 2014, 04:44:00 PM »
Can I just say for the record I am really glad we do not have 4ki v 4kp.

by far that was the stupidest debate I've ever participated in.

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