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Macro / Re: Playing with kenko extension tubes
« on: February 23, 2015, 05:05:42 PM »
You can use them with any lens to enable you to get closer to your subject.
My 180 macro on a FF camera coughs out 1:1 but...with my kenkos added it does this in mills.

Photography Technique / Re: Advice for upcoming "can't-miss" shot
« on: February 22, 2015, 07:09:59 PM »
Get there early and take lots of "virgin images" after lighting is turned on, for cut and paste work afterwards.    ;)

Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Do you wide-screen frame/crop?
« on: February 22, 2015, 07:04:29 PM »
I routinely use a long lens, >185, take lots of images and photo-merge, then crop to whatever.    ;)

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom 6 Coming Very Soon
« on: February 18, 2015, 05:00:11 PM »
I might suggest that those that don't want/need Photoshop CC are those SOOC folks that are satisfied with
 Canon's interpretation of their image and/or do not have the wherewithal to utilize stringent PP, it does take
   the ability to undergo the learning curve.     ::)

Portrait / Re: We, The Photographers......Self Portaits..a Who's Who on CR
« on: February 16, 2015, 06:55:02 PM »
I could never understand the need for ego gratification involved in taking selfies.      :o

Lenses / Re: Making a wise choice on lens purchases.
« on: February 16, 2015, 01:13:05 PM »
Let me preface this by saying that in my early forays into this hobby I bought nearly every L lens
that Canon produced under 300mm f/2.8...yeah, stupid me.  I now use exclusively a 180 macro
and that 300mm with/without a 2X TC.

The more I shot, the more anal retentive I got and those two lenses offer the best in the MFT charts.
And, I became terribly efficient at Photoshop...if I want a wide shot, merely photo-merge.

Every lens has it's own idiosyncrasies and it's a lot easier to master two or three rather than half a dozen.

On a side note...that new 5Ds camera would be my first purchase.

Photography Technique / Re: What is your keeper rate?
« on: February 13, 2015, 11:49:18 AM »
Keeper rate is kinda vague...it can mean technically correct, BIF equals 80%, artistically gorgeous, 1%.    ::)

Photography Technique / Re: How to frame a good bird/animal shot
« on: February 13, 2015, 11:46:08 AM »
Something not mentioned is our eye travel across the image which it why all most of my birds
sit/fly left to right...the way we westerners read

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 13, 2015, 05:12:56 AM »
Happy Valentines Day

EOS Bodies / Re: Don't understand why
« on: February 12, 2015, 10:32:40 AM »
Oh gee whiz, did I offend someone's sensibilities...so very sorry!     :o

EOS Bodies / Don't understand why
« on: February 12, 2015, 06:59:13 AM »
After reading that interview were it was stated that they had difficulty in squeezing everything
into the new 5Ds...what possible rationale was it not made into a larger 1Ds series?      ;)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Now it's digestion time on new 5Ds
« on: February 07, 2015, 08:00:07 AM »
Back when I bought the 1Ds3, I wanted a camera that could do all that I might want to do.
 I didn't want my gear to hold me back from trying anything, from BIF to macro...it has served me well.

 That was then, when I was younger and more able to be out and about...now, age is catching up
 and am more likely to shoot indoors and, am more prone to consider "need" as opposed to "want".
 The improved versatility doesn't seem to be as important as it once was. That ole camera has the
 feel of that ole pair of slippers that sure do feel comfortable when lounging around.

 Regardless, I read this morning that availability is June...lots of time to change my mind.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Expect what with 5DS R
« on: February 05, 2015, 07:40:49 AM »
I currently use a 1Ds3 and will be buying the 5DS R for my studio floral stuff and some
landscape, and...am a avid PS CC user.

When I open an image on my monitor, am I going to notice a difference in overall IQ with
this new body or is that image merely going to be larger in size?

PS, when might I be able to download a manual before the purchase?

EOS Bodies / Re: Aah...Ds series
« on: February 03, 2015, 04:51:24 PM »
If I gotta go with the 5D, it'll be sans the AA filter...thanks guys.     ;)

EOS Bodies / Aah...Ds series
« on: February 03, 2015, 12:17:25 PM »
There's a whole lotta hype about the new 5D and its 50 MP but...what about a new Ds body.
My 1Ds 3 is somewhat dated and am not wanting to buy a 5D if a Ds is in the pipeline.      :-\

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