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I don't have a story like this, but I'm often surprised at what people like.  Just posting pictures of my kids on Facebook, there will be one or two photos I love but all the likes go to another... and I think, really?

I try to not read minds... but it is surprising at times.

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Unless I'm shooting in burst at a moving target, I usually don't use ai servo.  I put the camera in one of the first two options and take single shots. 

As for the lenses af motor being too slow, the 135 can be used in a sports capacity and it is not to slow the 85 L and mkii are slow... but not the f1.8.  I haven't used the fifty in a while, but I would say it should be fine shooting dancers.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Advice on a upgrade from the Rebel XS
« on: May 11, 2014, 03:18:51 PM »
I have a 5d mkiii and when I had the xs I would spray and pray.

Now that I have the mkiii... I time the action and I depress when it is time to take the shot... then I hold a few extra beats and then look after.

I'd suggest a 6d for improved low light, use the center point, crop in post, and then time and blast... your results should be more than adequate.

While the 7d and 70 will be fine... full frame is the better choice...

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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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