Michael Thomas Mitchell

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Joined on Jul 30, 2000

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  • Replied in Even the 6D
    Hmmmm.... it's almost as if there is a grey area in the middle of photographer v camera,  as if it doesn't have to be a binary thing, as both may have something to do with with the quality of the ...
  • We must have been living on different planets at the time. I recall a lot of criticism when it was announced. Only after its release, and it found itself in the hands of real photographers, did I ...
  • Fifteen years ago, this was the super-wide EF lens to have. Today, it has been eclipsed by better models. However, my has remained a workhorse ever since, and I'll use it until it doesn't work any ...
  • The concept of Picture Styles has always held great promise. I depend upon them for my video capture. But I believe what has kept Canon users from enjoying their potential is Adobe and Canon's ...
  • Which flash are you using? The built-in flash? If so, stop, get a hotshoe flash, and bounce it. Bokeh has nothing whatsoever to do with flash. Again, bounce it. Set the camera manually at no slower ...
  • When the original 6D was announced, it was widely derided. I couldn't wait to pick one up, and predicted it would be wildly popular. Same here. In fact, most detractors' objections were the price, ...
  • Don't spend more for a 5DIV; you don't need it. It's almost close to overkill for our wedding work. For personal stuff (we have 3 grandchildren), I'd prefer the 6DII. Yes, the articulating screen ...
  • The camera is much like a '63 Corvette... its technology has long been eclipsed by newer and more advanced models, but it was and remains one hell of a camera. Still probably my favorite EOS ever. ...
  • Which version of the 18-135 do you own? What are your Picture Style settings? How is your camera mounted?
  • For the 70D, it's really hard to go wrong with a 55-250 STM. The STM series of lenses is designed to work best with bodies equipped with DPAF technology, like the 70D. The combination can be ...
  • Replied in Recall
    Here's a link to that service advisory: https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/product-advisories/detail/service%20notice%20eos%2070d%20error%2070%20or%20error%2080/!ut/p/z1/tVLB ...
  • I've been capturing weddings digitally since 2000. Part of my "gear strategy" has always been (even in the film days) to 1) use a "paired" set of cameras/lenses that compliment each other ...
  • I was a big fan of Canon's optical-based wireless multi-flash system way, way back first in circa 2001. The ability to control multiple units off-camera was essential to the way I approached ...
  • The razor thin DOF leaves no room for error, to be sure. I would, however, first make certain that you want a DOF that thin in the first place. I've never used an f1.2 lens on my 5DIV, but even ...
  • The 70D is a 2010 Mustang The 60D is a 2005 Mustang The 7D is a 2005 Corvette The 7D II is a 2013 Corvette The 1DX II is a 2013 McClaren The 60D and 7D are night and day, with all favor to the 7D ...
  • The R is probably best thought of as a mirrorless 6DII, class wise. It's basically Canon's enthusiast level mirrorless full-frame. The 5DIV is a professional class full-frame SLR.
  • Replied in 6D or Lens?
    Agreed here for this particular photographer. If she does not plan on depending upon this camera for video, then a used 6D and 17-40 would be very economical, giving the biggest bang for the buck. ...
  • Replied in 6D or Lens?
    She's got access to some fine glass already. What she doesn't have is a second body, a BIG no-no for weddings. Plus, the 6D will provide better low-light IQ than the 80D. This one's a no-brainer.
  • We offer a variety of ways to get paid for our weddings, events, and portraits. But the one most people tend to choose is paypal online. It's really easy to setup and use. The client only needs ...
  • There have been a few curt answers, but I get what you're asking.... I probably get the best results for portraiture with my 70-200/2.8 IS L II on a full-frame body. I tend to prefer zooms over ...
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