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Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: September 18, 2014, 09:47:10 PM »
Couple of black bears in Waterton 5 weeks ago...they are like stray dogs running around there.

Taken with a SL1 and 70-200 f/4 non IS


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Lenses / Re: Which lens to take on bike trip?
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:31:57 AM »
Ditch everything listed previously.  Pick up a SL1 and the new EF-S 10-18.  Then add the 70-200 f/4.  I use this trio while hiking Glacier National Park and loved it to death.

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FOR SALE Photo Equipment / Re: 24-105 ***SOLD***
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:28:08 AM »
Got rid of it on Craigslist...have a look at my 2 remaining items!

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FOR SALE Photo Equipment / Re: 17-40 ***SOLD***
« on: August 24, 2014, 07:33:38 PM »
Sold via Craigslist in the Cosco parking lot...  Check out my other selections before they are gone!!!

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FOR SALE Photo Equipment / 17-40 ***SOLD***
« on: August 23, 2014, 06:07:48 PM »
My last post for the night...excellent condition 17-40.  Includes caps, hood and leatherette bag thingy.  I don't have the original box but it will be packed nice and snug for shipping.

Nothing wrong with it and the glass is clean.

$600 shipped to the lower 48.  Cash discount if you pickup in the Dallas area, otherwise PayPal.

Thanks!

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FOR SALE Photo Equipment / 35 f/2 non-IS
« on: August 23, 2014, 06:04:15 PM »
Oldie but goodie.  Excellent condition 35 f/2 with caps.  I don't have the original box anymore but it will be packed very well for shipping.

Nothing wrong and all glass is clean.

$225 shipped.  Cash discount if picked up in Dallas area otherwise PayPal me...

Thanks!

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FOR SALE Photo Equipment / EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:59:26 PM »
It's big, but she takes great shots.  One 17-55 f/2.8 IS with factory box, caps, paperwork plus an after market hood.

Lens is in great shape...yes, there is light dust behind the front element....they all do.

$650 shipped to the lower 48.  Cash discount if you pickup in the Dallas area, otherwise PayPal.

Thanks!

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FOR SALE Photo Equipment / 24-105 ***SOLD***
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:54:33 PM »
Alrighty let's give this a try...  Got my trusty 24-105 for sale.  She is in excellent condition with the factory box, caps, hood and leatherette case.

Lens works great, no marks on the glass.  IS functions perfectly.

$625 shipped to the lower 48.  Cash discount if you want to pick it up in the Dallas area, otherwise lets go PayPal.

Thanks for looking!

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Site Information / Re: NEW ___ Sell Your Gear - Beta Test
« on: August 19, 2014, 07:36:22 PM »
I actually have several lenses I want to sell...please add me to this test.

I love this idea...I feel people on this forum understand how a lens actually works and will not cut off communications when told there is actually a speck or two of dust in a pumper :-)

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EOS-M / Re: Difficulty attaching lenses to my new EOS-M
« on: July 26, 2014, 01:32:11 PM »
I wish my 5D3 mounted its lenses as tightly as my M.  I was shocked the first time I mounted the 22/2 and *loved* the precision feel.

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Lenses / Re: Buying a used lens from Adorama
« on: July 23, 2014, 11:06:07 PM »
I have bought many refurb lenses from Adorama and have never been let down:  50 f/1.4, 85 f/1.8, 24-105 f/4, 135 f/2, 70-200 f/4.

The last 3 in the list showed up *brand new* with warranty cards and all accessories.  I am not sure why they did that, but I have not bothered to ask :-)  And even the true refurbs looked and performed as new.

Adorama has a buyer for life in me...


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Sports / Re: F1 Photography Advice
« on: November 19, 2013, 10:14:17 PM »
Guess I can throw in my own $0.02 worth...  I am an engineer by trade and I still don't get why soooo many people around the world LOVE F1.  I appreciate and love the tech, but I have to think that 99% of the world does not.

Once Vettel took pole position it might as well have been over.  He easily led the race and even set fast lap right at the end, as if to say he could have won it by more.  I personally found the practice laps more exciting than the actual race.

For me, taking pictures at multiple corners actually helped make the race more interesting.  Sitting at one spot waiting for the long train of cars just got old.  They all did the same thing and drove by.  I think I got a better sense of the driving by watching how they setup for the different corners.

In the end the weekend itself was fun.  Austin is a GREAT town to hang out in and check out the scene.  The track is immense and offers a lot of visual activities.  But the actual race?  Maybe I just don't get it...

But I don't feel like I lost anything by taking pictures...

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Sports / Re: F1 Photography Advice
« on: November 19, 2013, 10:56:18 AM »
Just finished processing my COTA F1 pics from the weekend.  We went all 3 days scoping the place out.  Our plan was to camp out at turn 11 thinking a lot of cars would overcook their brakes/tires and get some good action in the turn.  We saw some doing it in practice, but on game day nobody slid off!

At the start of the race I was at the hill edge sharing space with a lot of big lenses.  Everything I shot was with a 5D3 and a rented 400 f/5.6  Turned out to be a great combo and I can highly recommend it.  So I took a few frames and then went to join the family on the hill.  Bad idea...  The heat and lack of breeze down there, combined with the crowd just made it...boring.  So me and the woman ended up packing our stuff and walking around to turns 9 and 10.  The race is truly different at every turn and if I go back next year I will just walk as many of the corners as I can in the 2 hours.

The worst part of the weekend was the heat and harsh sun.  There were a lot of sick looking euros out there about to pass out.  Good thing I am a native Texan.  I am not a pro but spent some time trying to get rid of the washed out look of the raw photos.


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Sports / Re: F1 Photography Advice
« on: November 12, 2013, 09:43:09 AM »
I will be going to Austin this weekend for the F1 race.  I have been to the track before to watch the ALMS series.  I had a 5D3 and a 70-200 f/2.8, non IS.  I ended up cropping like crazy...

Now I have a 70-200 f/2.8 IS II and am renting a 400 f/5.6...  I hope that combo gives me some better results.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Anyone still using their 450d?
« on: November 10, 2013, 08:01:19 PM »
For an old SLR I still wish I had my old XTi.  Even more simple and actually great image quality under iso 800.  And I just loved the shutter quality.  It was quiet and muted, yet very solid feeling.  I eventually worked up to a T2i which I still keep to this day.  I let the kids take it with them to granny's house with a 50 1.4

It just does not seem worth it to sell for a couple hundred bucks...

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