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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Switch from Ds3 to 7d Mk2
« on: August 18, 2014, 09:16:54 AM »
I don't know
If one must resort to merely shows their total lack of knowledge.      :(
MFD and optical magnification would be unchanged.  AoV would go from ~13° to ~8°, FoV at 1:1 from framing a quarter to framing a dime.
Terse and to the point...great answer!     ;)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Switch from Ds3 to 7d Mk2
« on: August 18, 2014, 07:42:23 AM »
My only lens for macro is a 180mm which manages to cough out superior images in spite of my ineptitude.
What would be the results if I were to use that lens on a new 7D Mk2?
Things like...minimum focusing distance, increased magnification due to smaller field of view, and whatnot.

Canon General / Re: Another Canon Medium Format Mention
« on: August 11, 2014, 07:01:40 PM »
Aah...wait a minute here...what about my battery of "L" lenses???

Business of Photography/Videography / Why Photography
« on: July 13, 2014, 07:44:29 AM »
I got into this ridiculous hobby post retirement.  It is a self-satisfying way to pass the time as it keeps me off the streets and outta the bars, but, if someone approached me about making a career from photography...I would be forced to slap them up-side the head.

Aside from the occasionally successful wedding and fashion photog...who is gonna buy your stuff.
Besides the local hotel that hosts local photography and the traveling art shows that caters to folks with some disposable doesn't sell. 
Peruse the "decorator wall décor" websites, photography occupies a very small subset therein, so again I ask...who is gonna buy your stuff?

Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: July 09, 2014, 05:38:13 PM »

Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: July 09, 2014, 05:34:05 PM »
Macro does tend to keep me off the streets and outa the bars.    ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How disappointed will you be if . . .?
« on: July 07, 2014, 01:58:33 PM »
Disappointment would be Canon releasing new prosumer cameras that are comparable to Sony...Gawd, I hope not.    :(

Technical Support / non functioning shutter
« on: July 04, 2014, 01:02:34 PM »
Just got this 1DsMkIII back from canon repair>returned all CF settings to the best I can remember...

Problem is that the shutter button will not respond by taking a picture, it will lock on Autofocus but, will not cough out a picture.
However, it will function properly while in Live View does cough out a image shooting in LV.

FYI...customer service is closed today.

Technical Support / 1DsMkIII custom functions
« on: July 02, 2014, 09:55:55 AM »
Alright, I pissed-up...Canon reset all my custom functions during repair and I hadn't saved them.
I always shoot in manual mode using the LCD live view histogram to set exposure.  That said...
anyone have links for suggested CF settings regarding BIF/critters/sports shooting using AI Servo?
FYI...firmware version 1.2.3

Photography Technique / 180 mm macro with kenko extension tubes
« on: June 29, 2014, 08:42:43 PM »
1Ds3 & 180 macro, coupled with extension tubes at minimum focusing distance...12mm/20mm/36mm, all or any combination thereof.
What are the formulas to determine magnification factors using the various extension tubes and/or combinations?    :-[

Photography Technique / Re: The definition of insanity
« on: June 25, 2014, 01:20:31 PM »
Photography against the clock is an exercise in futility.     ;)

Technical Support / Re: Repair time
« on: June 25, 2014, 01:18:14 PM »
That's what they told me...thought that is was a vague answer though...thanks    ;)

Technical Support / Repair time
« on: June 25, 2014, 10:51:42 AM »
I just now gave my CC info to Canon in New Jersey to repair my gear...anyone have a guestimate on when I'll get it back in Michigan?    ;)

Front focus/back focus...does no one bother with micro focus's a no brainer!    :o

Photography Technique / Re: How do I get the whole picture sharp?
« on: June 11, 2014, 03:42:42 PM »
IMHO, stacking is the greatest thing since sliced bread for those that wish to avoid any hint of distortion...why tighten that lens down when you can open that lens and stack the images.  This was a 300mm at f/2.8, about 20 some image stack.

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