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Jan 30, 2013 15:49 |  #46

I haven't seen one, but I would not expect much. That was the first thing I had to adjust to with the 1D3: the LCD is not on par with my T2i LCD. I was skeptical until I got the files up in Lightroom, then I realized... the LCD is now just histogram and a confirmation for framing and blinking blowouts

I've really learned to trust the camera though. It does its job, and any detail I'm missing in the LCD is covered 99.9% of the time by the amazing camera.

I'm guessing the 1Ds ii experience is similar. It doesn't affect my photography at all, it's just not as warm and fuzzy as the newer displays (which are wonderful)


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Jan 30, 2013 16:30 |  #47

Cool... Thanks for the input


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Jan 30, 2013 19:07 |  #48

The newer displays are great, but they don't make the pics turn out any better. New lenses will improve the portraits drastically. Do you have space for setting up a studio in your house? If so, a set of alien bees will also bring your photography to a new level. Whatever you choose to do, I hope you enjoy it.




  
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Jan 30, 2013 19:31 |  #49

Fred Meebley wrote in post #15554000 (external link)
The newer displays are great, but they don't make the pics turn out any better. New lenses will improve the portraits drastically. Do you have space for setting up a studio in your house? If so, a set of alien bees will also bring your photography to a new level. Whatever you choose to do, I hope you enjoy it.

I have a small space to use... I wonder if i should start with continuous lighting or go straight to flash....what are your thoughts?


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Jan 30, 2013 23:37 |  #50

Oklahoma_CanonMan wrote in post #15554070 (external link)
I have a small space to use... I wonder if i should start with continuous lighting or go straight to flash....what are your thoughts?

I would go for flash. Just buckle down and learn it. It isn't as difficult as you might think. Continuous lights have a disadvantage that they can be very bright on your subjects causing them to squint (assuming you are shooting people). They also get very hot unless you use fluorescent lights which have their own problems. That heat can be uncomfortable and can make them hard to work with - especially when it comes to modifiers. A decent set of strobes will have modeling lights which will allow you to see the effect of your modifiers without the high brightness and heat levels.


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Jan 31, 2013 07:37 |  #51

Can you recommend any good books or other literature on getting started with flash photography?


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Jan 31, 2013 17:05 as a reply to  @ Oklahoma_CanonMan's post |  #52

http://www.amazon.com …eywords=flash+p​hotography (external link)


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Jan 31, 2013 19:08 |  #53

Thanks!


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Jan 31, 2013 19:50 as a reply to  @ Oklahoma_CanonMan's post |  #54

Here is another one, geared more towards Canon users.
http://www.amazon.com …ef=oh_details_o​00_s00_i02 (external link)


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Jan 31, 2013 20:14 |  #55

Just ordered both of those books. :lol:


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Feb 01, 2013 07:34 |  #56

JDeluis wrote in post #15557941 (external link)
Here is another one, geared more towards Canon users.
http://www.amazon.com …ef=oh_details_o​00_s00_i02 (external link)

I have that one, its great.




  
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Feb 01, 2013 10:20 |  #57

MedicinSC wrote in post #15559418 (external link)
I have that one, its great.

Yeah. I have both and the speedlighter's handbook is great - if you are working with speedlights. The other has a more extensive base to build from regarding flash photography in general, modifiers, flash heads, power packs, monolights, and all that jazz. Both are handy to have.


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Feb 01, 2013 10:49 |  #58

For whatever it's worth, just this morning I ordered a 7D from KEH (upgrading from T2i which will remain my backup for now). They give a six month warranty, and I have been very pleased with them for any purchases. They have 7Ds in a price range of a little over $800 to just under $900 used. I opted for an EX rating, as I've found them to always under rate their products.

I too went round and round between the 7D, and the 5D Mark II, and aside from the price difference, opted for the 7D because I am primarily a nature photographer, with a heavy emphasis on birds, and the autofocus and hand hold ability on the 7D convinced me that this was the way to go.

Good luck with whatever you decide. Mine is on the way and I'm really excited.


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Feb 02, 2013 08:42 |  #59

Strobist.com is where I started learning about flash photography and lighting. It's not easy for most, including me, but it's fun and rewarding when you start getting results.




  
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Feb 03, 2013 18:42 |  #60

a lot of discussion regarding its high ISO performance is overrated.
i tried 400, seems acceptable to me.


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