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Menace

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Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« Reply #90 on: April 13, 2014, 09:13:55 PM »
Here's another shot of my girl, 5DIII & 50L at f/1.2 1/50s ISO 3200:



She is gorgeous!
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Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« Reply #90 on: April 13, 2014, 09:13:55 PM »

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Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« Reply #91 on: April 13, 2014, 10:15:37 PM »

Old Friend by ecka84, on Flickr

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jk...nice shot!
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Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« Reply #92 on: April 14, 2014, 09:49:39 AM »
She is gorgeous!
Thanks, Menace, and it's shots like these that have me thinking that I should just cancel the Sigma 50 f/1.4 pre-order.  I'm perfectly happy with the 50L.
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Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« Reply #93 on: April 14, 2014, 10:35:43 AM »
She is gorgeous!
Thanks, Menace, and it's shots like these that have me thinking that I should just cancel the Sigma 50 f/1.4 pre-order.  I'm perfectly happy with the 50L.

I know the feeling ;)
You can always put a red rubber band on the Sigma ;D

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Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« Reply #94 on: April 14, 2014, 11:59:19 AM »
She is gorgeous!
Thanks, Menace, and it's shots like these that have me thinking that I should just cancel the Sigma 50 f/1.4 pre-order.  I'm perfectly happy with the 50L.

I know the feeling ;)
You can always put a red rubber band on the Sigma ;D
True, and I've only owned one Sigma (the 12-24 II) and while I didn't find anything wrong with it, I rarely used the AF and certainly didn't use it for bokeh.  The bummer with it was when I went to sell it and received a fraction of what I paid.  I fear this will happen with the 50mm, and I love my 50L and I'm not sure the Sigma will be that much better for portraiture.  For everything else, the 24-70 II is more than fine at 50mm.  Decisions, decisions...
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Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« Reply #95 on: April 14, 2014, 02:14:41 PM »
She is gorgeous!
Thanks, Menace, and it's shots like these that have me thinking that I should just cancel the Sigma 50 f/1.4 pre-order.  I'm perfectly happy with the 50L.

I know the feeling ;)
You can always put a red rubber band on the Sigma ;D
True, and I've only owned one Sigma (the 12-24 II) and while I didn't find anything wrong with it, I rarely used the AF and certainly didn't use it for bokeh.  The bummer with it was when I went to sell it and received a fraction of what I paid.  I fear this will happen with the 50mm, and I love my 50L and I'm not sure the Sigma will be that much better for portraiture.  For everything else, the 24-70 II is more than fine at 50mm.  Decisions, decisions...

I'm gonna try to be cool 8) and NOT have this new Sigma on pre-order. Wish me luck ;D
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Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« Reply #96 on: April 14, 2014, 02:26:33 PM »
She is gorgeous!
Thanks, Menace, and it's shots like these that have me thinking that I should just cancel the Sigma 50 f/1.4 pre-order.  I'm perfectly happy with the 50L.

I know the feeling ;)
You can always put a red rubber band on the Sigma ;D
True, and I've only owned one Sigma (the 12-24 II) and while I didn't find anything wrong with it, I rarely used the AF and certainly didn't use it for bokeh.  The bummer with it was when I went to sell it and received a fraction of what I paid.  I fear this will happen with the 50mm, and I love my 50L and I'm not sure the Sigma will be that much better for portraiture.  For everything else, the 24-70 II is more than fine at 50mm.  Decisions, decisions...

I'm gonna try to be cool 8) and NOT have this new Sigma on pre-order. Wish me luck ;D
I found this comparison (50L to 50A comparison from SLR Lounge) and that sealed the deal.  I cancelled my pre-order. With the 50L in my kit already, I can think of a lot of other things to spend $950 on that wouldn't duplicate something I already have.  And I'm assuming you skipped the 600 II?  For now at least... 8)
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Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« Reply #96 on: April 14, 2014, 02:26:33 PM »

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Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« Reply #97 on: April 14, 2014, 02:49:45 PM »
BK -Black Kitty

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Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« Reply #98 on: April 14, 2014, 02:52:31 PM »
My wife's cross eyed little freak - Pippi

Dylan777

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Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« Reply #99 on: April 14, 2014, 02:54:39 PM »
She is gorgeous!
Thanks, Menace, and it's shots like these that have me thinking that I should just cancel the Sigma 50 f/1.4 pre-order.  I'm perfectly happy with the 50L.

I know the feeling ;)
You can always put a red rubber band on the Sigma ;D
True, and I've only owned one Sigma (the 12-24 II) and while I didn't find anything wrong with it, I rarely used the AF and certainly didn't use it for bokeh.  The bummer with it was when I went to sell it and received a fraction of what I paid.  I fear this will happen with the 50mm, and I love my 50L and I'm not sure the Sigma will be that much better for portraiture.  For everything else, the 24-70 II is more than fine at 50mm.  Decisions, decisions...

I'm gonna try to be cool 8) and NOT have this new Sigma on pre-order. Wish me luck ;D
I found this comparison (50L to 50A comparison from SLR Lounge) and that sealed the deal.  I cancelled my pre-order. With the 50L in my kit already, I can think of a lot of other things to spend $950 on that wouldn't duplicate something I already have.  And I'm assuming you skipped the 600 II?  For now at least... 8)

I saw this review in your other post. I might sell my 50L, not because of Sigma. I used A7r + Zeiss FE 55mm f1.8 quite often now. The A7r has "eye AF", which I found is very accurate. Even shooting at wide open aperture. The Zeiss FE 55mm is sharp, however, the bokeh can't match with Canon 50L. See photo below: A7r + FE 55mm with "eye AF" feacture.

I always want to build a home studio kit, just for the holiday photos. Since I have almost $400 BH rewards, I might as well getting some lighting  stuff:
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2. ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter
3. Stands and softbox etc...
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Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« Reply #100 on: April 14, 2014, 04:20:06 PM »
Nice shot, Dylan, and I can understand.  The 1D X has a similar mode and it seems to work well with my 85 II, but I haven't tried it with the 50L yet.  We are very fortunate to have "too much" gear sometimes and I guess that's what I'm hoping to avoid by passing on the Sigma and you by selling your 50L. 

I went for the Paul C Buff Einstein set up after adding up the number of 580s (at the time) I'd need to overpower the sun outdoors and shoot wirelessly.  The 600s change that equation a bit, but monolights worked out best for me. 
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Menace

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Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« Reply #101 on: April 28, 2014, 04:14:16 AM »
5D III,  70-200 2.8L II
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Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« Reply #102 on: April 28, 2014, 07:07:10 AM »
Don't take my advice. Don't even take my advice not to take my advice.

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Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
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Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« Reply #103 on: April 28, 2014, 07:47:43 AM »


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MickDK

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Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« Reply #104 on: April 28, 2014, 09:57:54 AM »
My 5 best friends :)

Andrea


Chili


Fie


Garfield


Fellini

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Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« Reply #104 on: April 28, 2014, 09:57:54 AM »