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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #45 on: October 07, 2013, 04:21:18 PM »
The 1DX is an unnecessary upgrade from the 5D III no matter WHAT you shoot

 for me that is true...  or should I say for me that is true for the wife.

Your wife shouldn't know the difference between a 350D + battery grip and a 1Dx  ;)

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #45 on: October 07, 2013, 04:21:18 PM »

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #46 on: October 07, 2013, 04:24:06 PM »
My uncle, armed with his point & shoot, when I was trying to take a family photo with my 5D + 85/1.8 + 550EX at his granddaughter's wedding a few year ago: "You know, I can do everything with my camera that you can do with yours!"
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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #47 on: October 07, 2013, 04:26:51 PM »
The 1DX is an unnecessary upgrade from the 5D III no matter WHAT you shoot

 for me that is true...  or should I say for me that is true for the wife.

hahaha a happy wife, a happy life =)
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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #48 on: October 07, 2013, 04:28:10 PM »
The 1DX is an unnecessary upgrade from the 5D III no matter WHAT you shoot

 for me that is true...  or should I say for me that is true for the wife.

Your wife shouldn't know the difference between a 350D + battery grip and a 1Dx  ;)

( Oh why Oh why did Canon paint the 70-300 L white ?? ).  :(

but the wife WOULD know the difference in $$$ and $$$$ lol
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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #49 on: October 07, 2013, 04:37:01 PM »
The 1DX is an unnecessary upgrade from the 5D III no matter WHAT you shoot

 for me that is true...  or should I say for me that is true for the wife.

hahaha a happy wife, a happy life =)
My happy wife is happy because I can't upgrade from the 1DX, and therefore has put a stop to my whining ;)

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #50 on: October 07, 2013, 05:02:28 PM »
You know, I can do everything with my camera that you can do with yours!"

You frequently meet this type visiting a zoo, older people explaining esp. that you really don't need fill-flash anything with your 18mp crop no matter what light it's in because they get perfect shots from their 4mp p&s... annoying.

My happy wife is happy because I can't upgrade from the 1DX, and therefore has put a stop to my whining ;)

Good thing she probably doesn't read CR and doesn't know a high-mp new 1dxs with an even higher price is just around the corner, of course requiring new lenses that are able to cope with the increased resolution :->

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #51 on: October 07, 2013, 05:17:02 PM »
She knows I don't need any more resolution, and the only lenses I was now are the 1.2s...I can have them next year, apparently

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #51 on: October 07, 2013, 05:17:02 PM »

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #52 on: October 07, 2013, 05:22:14 PM »
how about,  you need a carbon fiber tripod which cost hundreds of dollars...  and the 20  dollar one I  have that works perfectly fine is  crud.

Absolutes are always wrong. 
 
It might be true if you are using the $20  tripod and expect to use it for holding a camera and long lens still enough to take 1/10 sec exposures with a 400mm lens and no IS.
 
I tried to use a old heavy Aluminum Bogen Tripod with the big ball head for my 40D and Tamron 200-500.  There was no way I could hold that combination still enough to take sharp 1/10 sec exposures at 500mm.  But with my even bigger carbon fiber tripod and Kirk Head, its just barely possible if I'm very careful.
 
It depends on the situation. 
 
Even more of a issue is users with a 48 inch tripod cranking up the center column to get the camera viewfinder to eye level. Then, it doesn't matter how much the tripod costs, its very likely going to shake.

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #53 on: October 07, 2013, 05:22:48 PM »
The 1DX is an unnecessary upgrade from the 5D III no matter WHAT you shoot

 for me that is true...  or should I say for me that is true for the wife.

Your wife shouldn't know the difference between a 350D + battery grip and a 1Dx  ;)

( Oh why Oh why did Canon paint the 70-300 L white ?? ).  :(


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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #54 on: October 07, 2013, 05:26:59 PM »
ALWAYS keep the sun to your back......

This.  I'm not sure where it came from

I think it was advice from one of the early German flying aces in WW1 - Oswald Boelcke if memory serves me right.
Makes sense, you'd be hard for the enemy to spot!
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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #55 on: October 07, 2013, 05:29:53 PM »
ALWAYS keep the sun to your back......

particularly when shooting sunsets and sunrises :)
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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #56 on: October 07, 2013, 05:34:01 PM »

Absolutes are always wrong. 


Isn't that an absolute? :)
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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #57 on: October 07, 2013, 05:37:25 PM »
ALWAYS keep the sun to your back......

This.  I'm not sure where it came from

I think it was advice from one of the early German flying aces in WW1 - Oswald Boelcke if memory serves me right.
Makes sense, you'd be hard for the enemy to spot!
That's why the fighter pilots like to come from high altitude in the direction of the sun.  The back of the others is well lit and easy to see.  And ... they can't see to shoot back.

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« Reply #57 on: October 07, 2013, 05:37:25 PM »

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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #58 on: October 07, 2013, 05:37:52 PM »
ALWAYS keep the sun to your back......

This.  I'm not sure where it came from

I think it was advice from one of the early German flying aces in WW1 - Oswald Boelcke if memory serves me right.
Makes sense, you'd be hard for the enemy to spot!
Sounds like he could only go to war in the morning and go back to base in the evening. Depending which front he was fighting on of course.
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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #59 on: October 08, 2013, 05:33:10 AM »
Sounds like he could only go to war in the morning and go back to base in the evening. Depending which front he was fighting on of course.

It was called dawn and dusk patrols ... which determined your tactics, flight pattern, vulnerability, etc.
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Re: Irritating photography advice
« Reply #59 on: October 08, 2013, 05:33:10 AM »