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Canon General / Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« on: March 01, 2015, 06:26:19 PM »
Software Engineer (which I love) that pays the bills and funds the photography toys :)

Business of Photography/Videography / Re: SmugMug or Zenfolio?
« on: February 26, 2015, 11:55:45 PM »
I tried them all out and ended up going with SmugMug, where I've been going on 2yrs now. SquareSpace I had all sorts of browser issues with. Zenfolio, their designs were just too simplistic and frankly, ugly, for me. SmugMug's UI is a little convoluted in places, but they do have a lot of options and their site designs are very nice for desktop and mobile.

Landscape / Re: ....and the sun shone through it.
« on: February 16, 2015, 01:45:32 PM »
15th Hole at sunrise

For Par
by sleepnever, on Flickr

Landscape / Re: Telephoto landscapes / seascapes
« on: February 16, 2015, 02:23:42 AM »
I don't yet have a telephoto lens of my own for landscape shots. As everyone posts their shots, could you please post which lens you used and why you like it for landscapes vs anything else you may have tried?

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: February 03, 2015, 03:57:55 PM »
From my trip to Loreto, Baja Sur, Mexico last week

Lovely sky.  8)

Thanks. Its amazing to me when a sky looks like that and I don't have to really edit anything :)

Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« on: February 03, 2015, 11:19:44 AM »
Loreto, Baja Sur, Mexico

Inlet by sleepnever, on Flickr

Untitled by sleepnever, on Flickr

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: February 03, 2015, 11:14:32 AM »
From my trip to Loreto, Baja Sur, Mexico last week
Loreto Sunset by sleepnever, on Flickr

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon USA Rebate Program for February
« on: February 02, 2015, 10:34:26 AM »
Direct Link and only the 100-400 mk1 has the $200 rebate tied to it. The rest are $100 or less. Was hoping the 24-70 mk2 had a $200 on it.

Lenses / Re: Quick Comparison: Canon's new 400mm Options
« on: December 19, 2014, 10:50:14 AM »
I know the LR guys say wait to see more copies tested, but those initial numbers are a bit disappointing. Nothing like, as they say, the 400mm DO comparison or the years between the mk1 and mk2 24-70L.

I rented it from LR for next week and I've used the mk1 in the past. We'll see how it goes, especially with the new IS and non-pump design.

Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: November 16, 2014, 10:53:36 AM »

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The bulbous front element of the UWA Tamrons preventing any filters is what stops me from picking one up. I have a 24-70L now that I love, but would be great to get a bit wider sometimes. I've used the 17-40L, but the vignetting is pretty bad wide open. f/4 isn't horribly bad, especially if you have a newer camera like a 5D3.

Photography Technique / Re: Photographer's Block
« on: August 21, 2014, 11:31:58 AM »
I started entering myself in contests and joined for a year to get into more. The contests give me a mission to take a certain type of photo and whether or not I win the prize in the end, I may get a really nice photo or set of photos from the trip out. This has helped my lull lately.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« on: May 19, 2014, 12:47:44 PM »
So, according to the Chinese site, those were taken at f/8. I want to see what it looks like at f/4 before I start comparing it to the 17-40.

$1199 for the 16-35 f/4L ...good job Canon. Obviously I'll wait for some reviews and then for places like BuyDig and what not to drop it under or right at 1k if its a winner.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Adobe Lightroom 5 $80 via Amazon
« on: May 02, 2014, 11:48:35 AM »
Awesome, thanks for the heads up! I finally picked it up to upgrade from LR 4.x. Wanted to wait a bit for them to work out the "new release bugs". I've been upgrading since 2 or 3, so I just grabbed this full box for $2 more.

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