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I did until I exploded my back and had surgery in June, which is why my shooting habits have gone to hell. I sold my BMX to a friend (Terrible One Barcode, sad to see it go), so now I'm sticking to my fixed (2007 Langster) and road (2011 Defy Advanced 3). Actually, since it's gonna be balls cold out again soon, I need to buy a new trainer for winter, as the likelihood of re-injury from falling off rollers is probably pretty high.
As far as BMX goes though, I still like to be a part of it in any way I can, whether it be building wheels, shooting photos or whatever. I think I'll have some chances this winter to shoot indoor parks, so it's probably time to think about getting some flashes or making sure I at least have some radio gear to use if I'm borrowing someone else's.

Cool man! And sorry to hear about your back.

I've never been into BMXing just because of the weight and lack of gearing. I ride quite a bit of urban and some light single track on my beat-as-hell 2009 STP2 and more recently my project bike, a 2011 Brass 2. I really want to start documenting it, but I feel that I won't be able to do it justice with stills.
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Cool man! And sorry to hear about your back.
I've never been into BMXing just because of the weight and lack of gearing. I ride quite a bit of urban and some light single track on my beat-as-hell 2009 STP2 and more recently my project bike, a 2011 Brass 2. I really want to start documenting it, but I feel that I won't be able to do it justice with stills.

Well, if you ever find yourself in Chicago, we can show you the good spots and do some photo/filming. Right now a couple of friends are working on shooting a couple guys who ride for Hoffman and DK, so when that stuff pops up online I'll be sure to PM you the links for it. Good to know more and more people on here seem to be into cycling in one fashion or another, too. thumb.gif
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So, I got to check out a few things this weekend at PhotoPlus 2012

1) 200-400 f/4L IS w/ 1.4x prototype - What a lens. Thing's large and in charge, so monopod is almost definitely required, but I could hand hold it while testing it on a 5D3. Focus was about as fast as a 135L (?!?) and looked good in the LCD.. I neglected to ask what the 3rd IS mode was for (1st is usually on both axises, second is just L to R for panning; it has a 3rd). Someone asked if you could slap a tele-converter on it. Facepalm? I don't know. I couldn't get any other info out of them other than it was a prototype, but they had enough of them there that I'm thinking it's a good indication that it was the iteration of the lens that will get released to the public. They had no info about pricing but the consensus was that it was probably at least $11k.

2) 6D. Meh. I wasn't all that impressed. The things I wanted to really check out where how they were going to do 11 AF points, and I wasn't all that impressed with them (basically a grid of nine (3x3) and one to the left and right of the box on the middle row). Couldn't check out the detail of the shots since the card slot was taped over and there was no card in the camera. Menu was slightly different (I couldn't immediately find ISO expansion for example). The pluses are that since it's a 2012 body it will handle groups for the Canon Flash System (which essentially consists of 600EX-RTs at the moment). Should be released by the time I get back to NY at the end of December, but I don't foresee myself trying to get into one, I'm leaning more towards updating my flash system to 600EX-RTs (Mostly because I spent all of yesterday with Syl Arena at the Speedliter's Intensive workshop).

That was all I really wanted to check out while I was there (well, all that was on my checklist of things to check out while I was there). I was hoping to head down to the CPS Members Lounge, but apparently it was only open on Thurs and Friday (Saturday was pick up only, I read that wrong. Was not happy). So, I just surfed the floor and checked out the exhibits. I ran into Zach Arias on the floor so that was pretty cool. Unique Photo had some body-painted ladies all day on Sunday. Wasn't bad, I snapped a few pics, nothing I can post here unfortunately. I might be able to post a couple of pics from the chick on the Harley at the Panasonic booth (who coincidentally is coming up to Boston next weekend... figures, I have a wedding, if I didn't, I'd get some of the POTN Boston guys together and have her over for a shoot). I won't post any of those (likely) since it wasn't the best lighting but I'll take a peek through and see if anything came out okay.

Then I spent all day on Sunday with Syl Arena for his Speedliter's Intensive workshop. If you want to learn about Canon's Speedlite system (from any level of knowledge), he's the guy to check out. If you don't already have it, grab a copy of the Speedliter's Handbook. I know I've said that before, but the guy is good. Looks like Carrot Top, wrangles light like Ansel Adams.
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So, I got to check out a few things this weekend at PhotoPlus 2012
1) 200-400 f/4L IS w/ 1.4x prototype - What a lens. Thing's large and in charge, so monopod is almost definitely required, but I could hand hold it while testing it on a 5D3. Focus was about as fast as a 135L (?!?) and looked good in the LCD.. I neglected to ask what the 3rd IS mode was for (1st is usually on both axises, second is just L to R for panning; it has a 3rd). Someone asked if you could slap a tele-converter on it. Facepalm? I don't know. I couldn't get any other info out of them other than it was a prototype, but they had enough of them there that I'm thinking it's a good indication that it was the iteration of the lens that will get released to the public. They had no info about pricing but the consensus was that it was probably at least $11k.
2) 6D. Meh. I wasn't all that impressed. The things I wanted to really check out where how they were going to do 11 AF points, and I wasn't all that impressed with them (basically a grid of nine (3x3) and one to the left and right of the box on the middle row). Couldn't check out the detail of the shots since the card slot was taped over and there was no card in the camera. Menu was slightly different (I couldn't immediately find ISO expansion for example). The pluses are that since it's a 2012 body it will handle groups for the Canon Flash System (which essentially consists of 600EX-RTs at the moment). Should be released by the time I get back to NY at the end of December, but I don't foresee myself trying to get into one, I'm leaning more towards updating my flash system to 600EX-RTs (Mostly because I spent all of yesterday with Syl Arena at the Speedliter's Intensive workshop).
That was all I really wanted to check out while I was there (well, all that was on my checklist of things to check out while I was there). I was hoping to head down to the CPS Members Lounge, but apparently it was only open on Thurs and Friday (Saturday was pick up only, I read that wrong. Was not happy). So, I just surfed the floor and checked out the exhibits. I ran into Zach Arias on the floor so that was pretty cool. Unique Photo had some body-painted ladies all day on Sunday. Wasn't bad, I snapped a few pics, nothing I can post here unfortunately. I might be able to post a couple of pics from the chick on the Harley at the Panasonic booth (who coincidentally is coming up to Boston next weekend... figures, I have a wedding, if I didn't, I'd get some of the POTN Boston guys together and have her over for a shoot). I won't post any of those (likely) since it wasn't the best lighting but I'll take a peek through and see if anything came out okay.
Then I spent all day on Sunday with Syl Arena for his Speedliter's Intensive workshop. If you want to learn about Canon's Speedlite system (from any level of knowledge), he's the guy to check out. If you don't already have it, grab a copy of the Speedliter's Handbook. I know I've said that before, but the guy is good. Looks like Carrot Top, wrangles light like Ansel Adams.

cool! wonder if there will be a little bit of stuff like that in ATL. my friend is the webmaster of the ATL photojournalism seminar that is being hosted or sponsored by presswire or everyone there are big journalist people for presswire, cant remember. but hes pushing me to go and attend some of the panels and discussions. he said they are having a video panel for the first time which should be cool
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Nice.

yeah, so they had a Harley made for Panasonic (had a Lumix-G gas cap). Wasn't nearly as nice as the model they had on it though..

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Oh, and Brian.. this is predominantly lit with (what I figure to be) a 12" 1x1 LED Panel, to my left (facing her)
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Hey Folks,

I was hoping you guys could help me.. I know almost next to nothing about photography, buying it for a significant other.
Looking to buy a point and shoot camera to replace a broken Canon SD960IS. She has a Nikon D90 DSLR, but needs a portable point and shoot for events.

Could anyone suggest any camera's (portable, takes great pics/vids) for less than $300 Canadian? I'm pretty determined on a Canon, but welcome any other suggestions.

Thanks!
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Hm. Canon P&S under $300 Canadian, eh?

If you 're looking for something relatively small just to have on you and for shooting that doesn't break teh bank, I feel like the ELPH 320 HS is a pretty good deal (and Henrys has a decent deal on them at the moment, I think they're normally closer to $260 and they have them at $209 I think). Available in silver too.

http://www.henrys.com/69195-CANON-POWERSHOT-ELPH-320-HS-BLACK-W-CASE-WIFI.aspx

I've played around with these a bit, and without getting into like the S95/S100 range (closer to the top end of your budget) I feel like it hangs pretty well and has some nice features for the price point.
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Picking up D600 in next week or so, friend got one a couple days ago and it's iso handling is too clean to pass up, D800 looks tempting as well but not seeing the extra $900 worthiness in it though I wouldn't mind it
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Damn, son.

If anyone's looking to get into a Canon G1X, Adorama currently has a pretty sweet deal. G1X, Pixma Pro 9000 Mark II and Photoshop and Premiere Elements 10 for $799 before $400 rebate (meaning your price comes down to $399). Not bad for a camera that retails for close to $600 on its own.

Guess it helps if I tell you where it is..

http://www.adorama.com/ICAG1X.html

(no affiliate links, just info).
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Damn, son.
If anyone's looking to get into a Canon G1X, Adorama currently has a pretty sweet deal. G1X, Pixma Pro 9000 Mark II and Photoshop and Premiere Elements 10 for $799 before $400 rebate (meaning your price comes down to $399). Not bad for a camera that retails for close to $600 on its own.
Guess it helps if I tell you where it is..
http://www.adorama.com/ICAG1X.html
(no affiliate links, just info).

Considering the awesome printer is $360 off amazon its an extremely great deal
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