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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.

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 d├ęcor" websites, photography occupies a very small subset therein, so again I ask...who is gonna buy your stuff?

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?    :-[

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?    ;)

Macro / Some recent flower stuff
« on: May 30, 2014, 09:40:03 PM »
All shot using a 180 macro on a Ds3

This rose was backlit using a mirror's sun reflection...

A glycerin droplet reflecting a pair of flowers...

Portrait / Coy Dove
« on: April 29, 2014, 03:43:38 AM »
I do a lot of stuff just to see if I could do it.  This dove is 20 images, focus stacked and photo-merged using a tripod mounted 2X TC with a 300 mm 2.8 lens,
manual focusing/exposure.  At full size, it would be a 20" x 30" print at 300 dpi.


Landscape / Trying a different dirrection
« on: April 28, 2014, 04:23:04 PM »
Don't usually do well at landscape but they took me off my meds...

Macro / one more droplet
« on: February 16, 2014, 07:11:57 PM »
For your harsh C&C


Macro / droplet C&C needed
« on: February 14, 2014, 11:09:42 AM »
I have something special in mind for this image...nitpick it to death please.

FYI it's 32" at 300ppi.

Canon General / What is the problem with Canon
« on: January 09, 2014, 07:41:31 AM »
I shoot with a 1Ds MkIII and basically love it but, it has horrible ISO performance and relatively low MP count as compared to Sony's chip in their, and Nikon's, cameras.  I continue to read that Canon has a comparable chip in testing as well as a crop chip, also in testing, that supposedly surpasses anything out there.
So, I ask you...what is the delay???       >:(

Lenses / Canon 2X III teleconverter
« on: December 12, 2013, 09:29:06 AM »
Mounted this new puppy from Amazon between my 1Ds3 and a 300mm f/2.8 lens...was not a happy camper.
Sent some images to Canon Customer Support in Va and they agreed that there was a problem with IQ and that it should be returned or fixed under warranty.
 Which would you'll do?
Additionally, I've been considering one of these things
to help with shutter slap vibrations a lower SS, feasible or a waste of money?

Macro / Fuzzy thing
« on: October 26, 2013, 05:23:02 PM »
Handheld 180 macro mounted on a 1Ds3 and "stacked" in CS6.


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