« on: August 14, 2014, 01:24:22 PM »
Always in person... and last time I copied 24 gbs of images over to two 16gb sd cards. I charge five bucks each for them... fair deal and better than getting 6 dvd roms.
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My 5D3 still rocks. Images are great, AF hit rate is high, video is great, all my Canon lenses are rock solid top-notch. Spend many $1000 and lots of time switching to Nikon? You've got to be kidding! It would be quicker and cheaper to buy a 1Dx and blow away the D810 in every way but resolution (but I don't need that either), or wait a few months and blow away the D810 with a shiny new 5DIV. Most professionals will tell you that switching brands is a fools game. Of course there may be exceptions from time to time on specific needs, but not in general all-round use.
I think Canon will blow away the competition soon, and the leapfrog game will continue. They will answer Sony's A7 line, they will further refine dual pixel AF, they will continue to expand the impressive lens lineup.
The fact is rising tide lifts all boats.
I am not concerned one bit about videography for myself, yet the fact that Canon seems to fall behind in prosumer or low end pro videography behind Panasonic and Sony is unfortunately going to affect revenues. If Canon decides not to bring what is now standard or expected to sub-10K cameras it will definitely affect their bottom line. 5DII used to be the definitive line in HDSLR filming, now GH4 and A7s are much better it seems. Even Black Magic was said to be better than the 5DIII.
Similarly, Nikon has brought lots of great new features in the D810. I am not concerned that my 5DIII doesn't have it, but I would like Canon to bring out a camera that does have all those features so they don't lose customers. A high-res high-DR sensor would certainly help.
I would like Canon to flourish because it will affect me indirectly and allow me to use the great equipment they bring out. I am concerned that Canon's business strategy (which often overrides market surveys for big companies) might be too conservative.
I agree 110%. Sony absolutely has plans to take marketshare from Canon and Nikon. The question is will Canon respond or keep nickel and diming us with incremental updates?
Sony has a lens problem. The other issue with AF and other rough edges would take maybe two or three new generations of cameras to work out. I think we will see Canon and Nikon users switching in big numbers.
It's still the worst place for light to come from regardless if its the primary light source or fill.
If that were true, no one would use ring lights. But they do.
when a ring light is used the light is coming from top, bottom, right and left of the lens position creating a unique look entirely different than the look from a pop up flash. you cant be serious with that post...Architects same as the Great Chef , who can use the Chicken's S___ to make a great Chicken Salads"---Yes, Some time Useless Pop-up flash can be the Life saving Photos for the photographers like us, if we know how to use them.
PS, All Photos are no Post processing , except reduce the size to fit below 1 MB.
with all due deference to your ingenuity surapon, the quality of light from your fill flash is still poor. you can season chicken S___ as much as you like....its still chicken S___ that you are eating.
regardless of how you spin it, quality of light has a great deal with the direction it is coming from. directly over the lens is about the least desirable position for light to come from. size, intensity and ability to shape your light source also contribute to quality of light and pop up flash fails to achieve any merit in any of these criteria.
photography quite literally translates to "writing with light". understanding quality of light and how to manipulate it is paramount for professional photography. a pop up flash is so far on the other side of desirable that its hard to put into words. put it this way...once one is introduced to lighting, lesson #1 is get the light off the camera.
sry, i just can't fathom anyone that is remotely serious about lighting defending a pop up flash on a professional level body.
I believe what happened is that a good long while ago I told the computer to check for bad sectors on the hard drive... but it could only doo that after a restart. So I forgot about the check... a few hours las and I assume the hard drive is fried.... but after a few more hours, the check is finally done and it is as it was... but there are some bad sectors... o
I was able to retrieve my light room code and I was able to put it on my laptop as a backup... but all in all I can see why film has a certain draw...
I'd replace the HDD before it finally goes kaput, and might as well upgrade to SSD. Personally I'm done with HDD except for storage. Solid state drives are really affordable now, just picked up a 500gb drive for just over $200.
Any guessing about the pricing? Considering sigma's latest primes
I need to say this, with Peace & Love:
Please, Sigma, I need your 85 1.4 Art. The 24 prime is useless to me. Peace & Love, Peace & Love! The 85 needs to be your next lens.
If you send us a 24, it will be tossed. I'm saying this with Peace & Love.
Disclaimer - perhaps some beers were consumed before writing this post!Always a recipe for some amusing posts! I had nothing but a bike for a while, too, and my finances have gone from scraping up change under the couch for dinner to living pretty comfortably...right now things are good, but my multi-year consulting gig is coming to an end this month, so gear purchases are on hold for a while...I've definitely enjoyed my car for the last 8 years / 40,000 miles - other than when I've had to pay for the service bill And yes, I have a T-shirt that shows the correct pronunciation...and I have no idea why people mispronounce it. It's a person's name! The worst instance I've seen was watching a show where Jay Leno got to drive the then-new Carrera GT at Talladega in front of Porsche's executives. He told that that it was a "great Porsh" and I cringed and hoped that they wouldn't consider him an ambassador for all Americans!Nice ... enjoy! (And remember that the name "Porsche" has two syllables.) For my money, Jeeps (specifically Wranglers) are the best go-anywhere vehicles ever made.
Where did the one syllable use of Porsche come from? We don't see people saying Ja-eeps, Fa-ord, etc.
LOL and not the most suitable car for outdoor photography with it's 4 inch ground clearance . I keep saying I'm going to buy an old beat up Jeep or something as a third car so I can get to the places I'd really like to shoot that don't have paved roads.
Nice ... enjoy! (And remember that the name "Porsche" has two syllables.) For my money, Jeeps (specifically Wranglers) are the best go-anywhere vehicles ever made.