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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: October 19, 2014, 12:24:59 PM »
Recent sunset in S Florida.

Lenses / Re: Anybody still holding out for a Canon 24-70 f/2.8 with IS?
« on: October 13, 2014, 10:50:58 PM »
I wouldn't hold out for a IS version of 24-70 2.8 - you will likely wait a long time. The 24-70 II is optically a great lens; however, I'm a big fan of IS and 99% of the time I shoot hand held. For that reason, and the extra reach, I often favor my 24-105 lens over the 24-70 II. Most posters on this forum seem to prefer the 24-70 II though

Photography Technique / Re: Yellowstone in Winter - what to take?
« on: October 13, 2014, 02:44:06 PM »
What Jackson_Bill said + warm jacket

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 01, 2014, 01:51:25 AM »
Don Haines, I hope you are right, if only to put the seemingly endless DR discussions to rest. I don’t post much; however, I appreciate CR as a source of valuable photographic information on technique, filters, camera bags, lens, etc. As the (low ISO) DR topic is one that has been covered hundreds (thousands) of times on internet forums since the release of the 5DIII and D800, there is really nothing left unsaid on the matter. Whenever a new DR discussion comes up, the same comments are rehashed over and over. Therefore, with regard to new CR members who only want to discuss DR, I can only conclude that such posters only real motivation is to generate discontent. I don’t pretend to understand what motivates people to engage in such behavior – I feel sorry for them.

No system is perfect. I am happy with my 5DIII despite what others may say regarding its DR. I don’t sweat the small stuff. That’s my view but I am not going to go on endlessly about it. In fact, this is all I have to say on the subject.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Vanishes from Canon USA Web Site
« on: May 29, 2014, 03:04:54 PM »
BiscottiGelato congratulations on finding a system that meets your needs. Now hopefully you’ll have time to work on your trolling tendencies.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Vanishes from Canon USA Web Site
« on: May 27, 2014, 11:46:29 AM »
Bummer...I really like the EOS M despite its limitations. I was hoping ver. 3 would be released in the US with the 70D sensor, improved AF, EVF and some new lenses.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 26, 2013, 05:17:06 PM »
The 24-70 II I purchased recently from Amazon had a build date of Oct. 2012. It did not make any clicking sounds when zooming; however, it appears that it may have a centering issue. When I compared shots of the 24-70 II vs. my 24-105, the corners of the 24-105 were sharper than the 24-70 II at equivalent focal lengths and apertures (save for at 24mm). Since this should definitely not be the case, back in the box it went. One more thing to keep in mind when evaluating your new lens as it seems many people are having issues with their recent purchase.

Lenses / Re: lens vs. body
« on: August 07, 2013, 01:15:35 PM »
I agree with kphoto99 that learning a new camera while on a trip is not ideal. That said, if I were in your situation I would go with the 5DIII. It will open up more possibilities with your existing lenses (e.g., shoot wider and less DOF) and though the 60D is no slouch the 5DIII has significantly better IQ. I shoot more with a general purpose lens than with a telephoto however. If your shots tend more towards the telephoto side and your itinerary suggests a telephoto may be of more use to you, go with the 70-200. Otherwise, get the 5DIII. With your 24-70II, you will have an excellent set-up.

Canon General / Re: High humidity destination: gear precautions
« on: July 26, 2013, 02:05:29 PM »
Agree with privatebydesign. I live near Miami which is classified as having "tropical monsoon climate" according to Wikipedia. It is crazy humid from May - September. At any rate, I don't have any issues with humidity and my camera or lenses. If I go outside from an air-conditioned environment and the humidity is near 100% outside, the front element of my lens has fogged on occasion; however, I just wait a minute or so and the fog dissipates

EOS-M / Re: EF-M 18-55 f3.5-5.6 IS STM or EF-S 15-85 f3.5-5.6 IS USM
« on: July 09, 2013, 08:08:10 PM »
I just picked up the EOS M with the EF-M 18-55 for my wife. I also have the 15-85 lens. My EF-M 18-55 appears just as good optically as my EF-S 15-85 based on ~50 test shots taken with the 18-55. Roger at Lens Rental (see his blog on the EOS M), SLRGear and The-Digital-Picture (see TDP EOS M review) all had positive comments to say about the 18-55. Of course, the 15-85 goes longer and wider but I wouldn't want it on such a small camera. After seeing how the EOS-M performs with the EF-M 18-55 I sort of regret telling my wife it was for her ;D. Guess I'll make do with my 5DIII

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: July 05, 2013, 07:24:37 PM »
Thanks serendipidy.

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom vs. DPP
« on: July 05, 2013, 05:31:01 PM »

In DPP you can adjust sharpening by selecting view / tool palette - raw tab or use the digial lens optimizer in the view / tool palette - lens tab. You can use the help function in DPP to explain how to use these tools. Canon also posted video tutorials for DPP at the following link - http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/galleries/galleries/tutorials/dpp_tutorials.shtml. You can also update DPP at the canon usa website to make sure you have the latest version

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: July 05, 2013, 05:14:50 PM »
Couple more

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom vs. DPP
« on: July 05, 2013, 04:51:30 PM »
Lurker, thank you for the post. I'm planning on checking out Arthur's DPP Raw Conversion Guide

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: July 05, 2013, 04:43:46 PM »
Here's a couple from a recent trip to California's central coast

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