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Software & Accessories / What site do you use to host your photos?
« on: April 19, 2013, 10:02:59 PM »
Just wondering what some of you out there use to host photos online to show people? I don't use facebook, and I don't have my own website or anything but I like showing my friends some of the photos I take. I've been using Flickr but i want to see what else is out there.

Any recommendations?

Thanks!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
« on: April 09, 2013, 07:27:30 PM »
The Blackmagic pocketcam also looks like a neat tool to add. A 1000 bucks is kinda cool.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Emergency wedding, of sorts.
« on: February 06, 2013, 10:31:13 AM »
If that did happen. then I would have to worry about finding a photographer for my funeral.  This whole thing is getting way too complicated.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Emergency wedding, of sorts.
« on: February 06, 2013, 10:24:31 AM »
do you think that it went so bad that the dude got killed???

 ;D

Hahahahahaha, "sorry, old friend.... these photos won't do"  BANG

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Emergency wedding, of sorts.
« on: February 06, 2013, 10:22:02 AM »
Was this wedding today????? how did it go????!!!?!?!?!?!!!!???!!!!!!!one111!!!!

No, it was now moved to the first weekend in march. But the reason why it was moved up was because a close family member is terminally ill, but now things have gotten pretty complicated with the whole family, and I don't know whats going on.

I've kinda been afraid to tell him I don't want to be the main photographer at the wedding, because the photographer is the last thing on their mind.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Emergency wedding, of sorts.
« on: January 26, 2013, 08:44:35 PM »
Many many years ago, friends getting married and not a lot of money, and instead of hiring a photographer they gave everyone a disposable camera to use. They got lots of interesting shots but not a single nice picture from about thirty rolls of film.

Moral of the story.... If you want great pictures, hire an experienced pro. Anything else is a gamble heavily stacked in favour of mediocracy.

True, and I agree with that all together, but still when my parents were married they didn't have any money and just asked everyone coming to bring a camera or disposable camera and give them an extra set of prints. And they could not have been happier with the results. There's an honest quality to non-profesional candid 35mm prints. But I guess it depends on what happens.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Emergency wedding, of sorts.
« on: January 26, 2013, 01:31:59 PM »
Thanks for all the advice everybody, a lot to think over. The wedding is at a church, then reception, pretty simple, not huge.

After reading your comments I've now been considering is talking to him into hiring a photographer, and then I'll just bring my 6d, and pancake lens just for some candid photos to give to them.

If he insists on me, I'll then tell him to at least hire someone for the ceremony and I'll shoot the reception.

If he really insists on not hiring a pro, then screw it, I'll just take my stuff and he'll get what he gets!

I'd much rather see them with quality photos than meh photos, from their friend who just does it as a hobby.

But whatever happens, I think I may invest in a nice 85mm. Maybe a new 50mm if they release a new one.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Emergency wedding, of sorts.
« on: January 26, 2013, 10:48:52 AM »
So, long story short, a friend of mine is moving his wedding to a week from now (it was suppose to be 6 months away).  And he knows that I do some photography as a hobby and said he'd want me to photograph it.

I am in no way a professional photographer.

my gear: Just upgraded to the 6d, canon 17-40, Tamron 28-75 2.8, 40mm 2.8, 50mm 1.8, and a nifty lowelpro bag, so i don't mind carrying all my lenses. I also have a rode mic and a led light that I use for video sometimes, but i didn't plan on any video. So I don't exactly have professional gear. I mostly just do some landscapes, or some walkaround stuff when I travel. I'm a casual photographer, as I like to put it.

He says relax, have fun, take some candid photos. But I don't want to disappoint. Should I spring for an 85mm? or a speelight? I don't know when else I would use it, so I don't want to buy it for one day. Should I rent one?  Anything else i should keep in mind? Or specific photos I should remember to get? Not sure how I should approach this.

Thanks!
Anything helps!

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Lenses / Re: Lens firmware update
« on: January 13, 2013, 08:18:00 PM »
Thanks everyone!

Yeah, I just went ahead and downloaded it. I was just curious because I had never done a lens update before, but it was just like a camera firmware update, finished in no time.

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Lenses / Lens firmware update
« on: January 13, 2013, 02:08:50 PM »
Its my first time updating a lens firmware, I wanted to update the firmware on my 40mm pancake lens because its kinda loud when using with manual focus so I thought it would help, but on canons website it only has it for mac os 10.7 and I'm using 10.8. Would it not work if I just select 10.7 and download it anyway? I don't want to mess up my camera/lens so I've been hesitate to try it. Or do you think they'll have it for 10.8 in the near future?

Thanks!


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EOS Bodies / Re: Why I'm Asking Santa for a 6D
« on: December 03, 2012, 04:53:11 PM »
It's aimed for the guy who likes taking photos on vacation or travel, has worked for a few years and has a bit more disposable income now, and can graduate from the Rebel series to a FF sensor without feeling absolutely horrible about the price.


I couldn't agree more. I think the 6d is the enthusiast camera, and I don't mean that in a bad way. . I'm glad I purchased it (so far).

And though the d600 looks way better on paper, but I think they'll give similar results. (minus the oil spots on the sensor for canon)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Why I'm Asking Santa for a 6D
« on: December 03, 2012, 10:47:24 AM »
I got mine yesterday afternoon, so I haven't had much time to toy with it.

But I walked around in my neighborhood for about an hour with it last night with my nifty fifty. I left when it was still light out and made it back when it was dark. It shoots really well in low light. (I'm coming from at t3i so this camera is going to sound amazing to me, I'm not sure about 5d Mark ii users, but I think you may enjoy it as a full frame uprgade from your t2i)

What kai said in his review for digital rev is pretty on key too. I think if you're coming from a 5d, you probably won't be blown away. But for those upgrading from the rebel series will like it. I love that All the buttons are accessible by the right hand. Its light, simple, and quick. but it feels way better than the t3i in my hands, but not quite as bulky as a 5d. (but they are pretty close). It's a nice camera to hold when you're on the go.

I can run around like a crazed lunatic in the woods and take photos with one hand, so its perfect for me. The wifi is pretty cool too, haven't messed with it too much, but i did control it with my droid.

thats all I got at the moment. I probably wont get to toy around with it until the weekend (blast ye work!!!!)

But i'm starting to see reviews surfacing, so I wouldn't rush into anything. Get the camera thats best suited for your needs. I like landscape/city photos, and also like to shoot video. So I'm pleased with it so far.

I thought the autofocus worked pretty well. It could be better, but I usually like to keep it on manual focus anyway because I'm cool/stupid like that. It may not be the best for action photos, but if you're someone that likes to take their time setting up landscape shots, it should work fairly well.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: amazon - 5d3 -- $2999/3299 wo/w 24-105L...
« on: December 01, 2012, 08:46:12 AM »
Wow not a bad deal.

Should I go with the Mark III with the 24-105?

or my original plan, The 6d with the Tamron 24-70?

decisions decision decisions.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D launch and effect on 5D MkII & MKIII
« on: November 29, 2012, 09:58:20 AM »
I'm still confused as to why people don't think there is a market for this camera. Of course there is!!

As someone who enjoys the outdoors and traveling, the gps and smaller body is awesome. And as an enthusiast I am completely bored with what my t3i had to offer and am excited about upgrading to a full frame.

The low-light capabilities and wifi is also a big bonus for those in media who need to shoot photos/videos on the run. Even with no headphone jack, those traveling light with an h1 will be fine.

I think this/or the d600 is a great option for those leaping into full frame, and need something that gets straight to the point.

Besides, its not out yet, so who cares?

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Lenses / 6d Kit Lens
« on: November 06, 2012, 08:12:02 PM »
Hey ya'llll

Was anyone else surprised this morning when you saw the price for the 24-70mm f4. (I was expecting a 800-1000, not 1499)

I also heard there was a chance that it may be the new kit lens for the 6d. Any chance that it still might? Or will they keep the 24-105? I'm assuming because of the price they will.

Otherwise you're saving 600 on the lens when you buy the 6d. Unless they up the kit lens price.


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