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Canon has (or had, very recently) some rebates that basically made the printer free (without other purchases I think). Aw, dangit, I keep forgetting to submit the rebate for my 24-70 II..

Also, apparently Calumet Photo abruptly filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy this morning and appears to be closing all US based stores. I read in an article that employees were basically emailed by management and told not to come in (working on finding a copy of this email). Kind of concerning to come out of the blue like that. Seems like the number of brick-and-mortar photography stores (dedicated, not stores like Best Buy) are seriously dwindling.

PetaPixel link to the story seems to offer a pretty good synopsis.

http://petapixel.com/2014/03/13/calumetphoto-us-declared-bankruptcy-gave-employees-zero-notice/
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selfies selfies selfies

My friends and I were blasting that at our table at uni the other day while taking selfies with our cameras haha.

 

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No I haven't, but I have seen example images with the swirly bokeh it produces and I really love that effect. Plus, it would be a little longer which is perfect for shooting people around campus from a distance. biggrin.gif

Now looking at my 85 f/1.8 images, I may just have to keep it too. And I want a sigma 35mm f/1.4. Why are primes so nice?  Why am I a lens addict? biggrin.gif haha

Im selling my 85 1.8 atm, looking at the Sigma 35 1.4 to compliment my 50mm Zeiss for my landscape shots (stitched panos), and for party/walk-a-round lens.
135L would be nice too, but my 70-200L II is too dam nice.....135L one day maybe

i just saw a sigma for $750 on PTON...im thinking of being cheap first tho and just getting a canon 35 f/2 or a sigma 50 f/1.4. You lucky bugger with your 70-200L II :P

 

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Open the box and take a bunch of selfies. The pack it back as if you never touched it and leave the memory card in it. Have him re-open it and power it up to see all your pics lol

laugher.gif

 

haha omg

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lol, usually they go for about double the price of a f/4.0. But to me, since I have had mine, it is sooooooooooooo worth it. The images are awesome. Images are sharper wide open too. For me the weight isnt a problem. I always carry my camera around with a prime all day. I was at the beach for 6 hours the other day with my 70-200 f/2.8, while it is significantly heavier than the f/4, I had no issue...tho i do work out lot lol.  
Start off with the f/4. See how you like it. Buy it used so you can always resell it without a loss of $.

Agreed, I carry around a 70-200 f2.8 all the time and it's not a problem at all, don't know what people are talking about!

 

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i just saw a sigma for $750 on PTON...im thinking of being cheap first tho and just getting a canon 35 f/2 or a sigma 50 f/1.4. You lucky bugger with your 70-200L II tongue.gif

There is one on a local forum in Australia for $650...so tempting but I tend to inspect anything I buy over $300, and this is on the other side if the country :/
70-200L II is my third most used lens unfortunately. 50mm Zeiss for landscapes, 17-40L for events, the 70-200L.
My other lenses pretty much don't get used now, so selling them soon. 85 1.8 and tamron 28-75 2.8
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Dang, if that were here I'd probably pull the trigger lol.

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So I just got some prints back from the shop, and put them on all 4x6's, and they look great on my computer, but kinda fussy and bland on the paper.

I'm not familiar with printing at all, but i'm assuming scaling down a 18mp picture to a 4x6" image does not work out well? ( some of my early prints look better because they were so cropped, but now that i'm trying to crop as minimally as possible and get it right in the camera, i'm killing my print quality )

anything I can do to keep some of the detail in my photos on small prints?

Also, my last client wants an image printed on canvas, and I don't know anything about that, is there any special settings or anything I need to do to my images to make them look good on the canvas print?
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That is a pretty sweet deal.
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spanking of sweet deals, since my 50 1.8 fell apart, I found a 50 1.4 in decent shape for $150 at a pawn shop. It was a little dusty from sitting in the back ( since I think they have to be held for 60 days before they can be re-sold ) but i'd rate its condition an 8/10. havent been able to figure out the date when it was made, but it also came with a felt lined canon lens hood.

On my local CL they still go for about 2-250 used.

Sell my 1.8 for about $75 and I'm hardly out anything. I'd still rather have the sigma 50 or the 30 art, but I couldn't pass up the price.

Good Day!

The shop also had some really good prices on some other lens's, a sigma 10-20mm, and a 100mm macro that was really cool to play with. I also helped them out a little bit, the guy thought I was a pro ( sure i'll play along ) and I showed them how to use the 100mm macro for close ups of their jewlery.


I'm also thinking of getting some extention tubes, there is a cheap promaster set that cost $100, and I'm thinking about picking one of those up. I've always been interested in macro photography, but didn't want to drop the cash for a dedicated macro lens.

Super happy with the lens, and that I got it at an amazing price. And really, I think I have the major lens's covered.
normal zoom 17-40 f4l
prime 50 1.4
zoom 70-200 f4l

Now to start saving for a nicer camera body.
Edited by Jixr - 3/15/14 at 2:25pm
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:madsmiley

 

I was trying to record something today, forgot to fix the auto shutoff, and the camera turned off right before I did what I was trying to capture.

 

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Thanks for the replies, guys - really appreciate it. I was also looking into lenses on the other side of the spectrum - wide angle lenses. Something for shots like these:

 

 

I was thinking that something like the 16-35 f/4 VR would be good for these types of shots?

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