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Jun. 9th, 2006

Anyone used http://www.blurb.com/ at all? Not cheap, but seems to be better quality than most of the other self publishing options out there. I'd love hear from anyone who's used them.



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Jun. 10th, 2006 04:12 am (UTC)
29.99 for a hardcover? That isn't bad at all.

I've been eyeing Asukabook.com for some time now, but their prices are sky high. Granted, they seem to produce a really impressive result, but the prices keep me scared.

Hey, I wanted to ask you. I've got my 5D coming in next week (finally!)

What was that focus issue you were having? Is it something where if I have the same problem, it'll be easy to notice?

How has your expirence been so far with it?
Jun. 10th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)
Congrats on the 5D! You'll love it.

My problem was simply that it wouldn't focus... on anything. I got a few sharp shots by accident, I think. If you have the issue I had, you'll know it, although I certainly hope you don't and I don't think my situation is typical.

Since I've gotten the camera back from Canon, its been super sharp and an overall amazing camera. I liked my 10D, but I love my 5D. And the full frame? Awesome. Wide angle that's really wide... good stuff. You'll be very happy.

The one thing I've found to be true that I wondered about prior to using the camera was that it really does demand good lenses. Some of my cheaper lenses (sigma 24-70, canon 20-35) don't hold up. They're sharp enough with the 10D, but the full frame shots are softer. I'm moving towards all Canon primes so hopefully this won't be an issue soon. I've found the Sigma 105 macro to be very sharp on any body though, so I'll be keeping that one.

Where did you buy the 5D from?
Jun. 10th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
I'm slightly embarrased to say I'm purchasing it off of eBay. Its a sealed camera - I guess the seller was planning a small business and it didn't work out before he got to open the camera up. His feedback was 100% positive and he's sold some other large-ish stuff, so I took a chance. It's saving us about 500-700 dollars depending on what new prices you go by. Just the body, but thats all I need. Sara and I (well, mainly me) got to the point where photographing and reproducing other peoples artwork just wasn't cutting it for me. When we started to get up around 16x20 or higher, I could detect that it was starting to push the camera a bit. Plus I'd like more resolution on my toy portraits.

I'm hoping the camera will arrive around the end of next week. I'm kinda excited - I was messing with a 5D at Photographica last year, and it was great. I really loved the feel of the camera. I'll need to pick up a grip for it as I do alot of vertical shooting.

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