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35mm f/1.4 L

At the moment, we have the Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L USM II in for review. As an owner of the Canon 35mm f1.4 L and 50mm f1.4, I decided to put the lenses in a test against one another to provide some insight into whether or not someone should spring for the all in one zoom or some nice primes. Also, this test is an informal measure of just how far the optical technology has come.

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By far, I’m going to have to say that the ExpoImaging Ray Flash has my vote as the best Ring Flash attachment to use. The other day, my friend Steph and I got together and had some fun photoshoot time in her room as she helped me finish the testing of the Ray Flash. A while ago, I used it on former Premium Compact Specialist Will Greenwald. Hit the jump to see how this shoot went.

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Many postings on the blog have been written about the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USMlens. However, a proper field review was never completed. With that said, we decided to do one long, kick-ass review of this lovely gem. Although equivalent to one month’s rent, in the hands of a skilled user it will be able to bring back more than the equivalent amount of money.

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Those of you that have read this blog for a while know that I’m a fan of Chiptunes and that shooting these concerts is often a joy due to the challenges presented. If you haven’t been to a chiptunes concert, most artists usually just stand in the middle of the stage with little to no movement just DJing via their gameboy, macbook or keyboard. Because of this, it is essential to capture emotions and interactions that happen and as I learned, never review your images while shooting because you will miss some of the best moments. I’ve shot a chiptunes concert with the Nikon D300sbefore and now that I’ve finally been able to do one with the 7D, the two can be compared toe to toe. This is a specific add-on to the 7D vs D300s battle that I previously wrote about.

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I recently shot a chiptunes concert with the Canon 7D and 35mm F/1.4L and tonight I was invited by Canon to shoot the Postelles. As part of their, “Your Second Shot” campaign, they also provided myself and fellow staffer Will Greenwald with SD4500ISs as gifts. By far, this was some of the best lighting I’ve ever shot with at a concert in a long time. Though the 7D’s images blow the little point and shoots out of the water, I wasn’t properly holding the camera. Most of the shots taken with the SD4500IS were with one hand and perhaps on the move as I needed to keep moving in order to get great angles of the band. Expect a review of the SD4500. Comments and the gallery after the jump.

Note: Please respect my copyright. If you’d like to use the images, please ask by shooting me an email at chrisgampat[at]thephoblographer[dot]com

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I shot a concert this weekend with the Canon EOS 7Dand my brand new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USMand my Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USMlens. These are some sample images shot recently. If you’d like to know more about the 7D, you can check out my comparison of it against the Nikon D300sand how the specs stack up against the Canon EOS 60Dand the Canon EOS Rebel T2iin order to figure out which one is for you. A specially prepared comparison of the 7D vs the D300s for shooting concerts will be published in the next couple of weeks, so look out for it. And now the images.

Also, please respect my copyright. If you want to use them, just ask: chrisgampat[at]thephoblographer[dot]com

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