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Photography Technique / Re: Circular Polarizer - YES or NOT
« on: September 10, 2014, 01:08:03 PM »
I use polariser in situation
1. To remove water/glass/smooth surface reflections
2. For more saturated look
3. As ND filter to get slow shutter speed(Sometimes stacked with ND filter) or get wide aperture. Never really tried to see how much quality drop!!!
4. To avoid reflections on face when using flash
5. Same as 4, but for macros of amphibians like frogs

I have 72 mm B+W CPL, for using it on Tammy 17-50 VC.
I have a stepdown ring to use it on 100mm macro.
A step up ring to stack 77mm ND filter.

My .02 cents!!!
Thanks
Naveena


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EOS-M / Re: Which batteries do you use on Speedlite Flash 90ex?
« on: June 23, 2014, 01:10:06 PM »
I do not have exp with AAA batteries. I use 4 Eneloop for Nissin Di866 and 2 Varta for 270EX. I found both manufacturers are good.

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Black & White / Re: Animals in Black and White
« on: June 20, 2014, 07:36:28 AM »
Mr Mantis waiting for a snack!!!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Brown bear cub on the lookout
« on: June 14, 2014, 01:18:01 PM »
Second one is the best!!!

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Photography Technique / Re: Help, I've lost my mojo!
« on: June 10, 2014, 01:03:47 AM »
Same experience here as well. I try these things:
1. Never worry about the phase... let it pass through, and it will...
2. Play with kids, teach them how to use camera, see from their point of view...
3. Do something totally new ex - Extreme macro, watch someone else's work or even learn the algorithms used in sensor
4. Go with photography buddies, but do not carry camera, be their assistant. You will start seeing the opportunities!!!
5. Learn new tricks in photoshop
6. Visit new places if possible...

Wish you all the best!!!

Naveena



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Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: June 08, 2014, 12:16:53 PM »
Anther and filaments of Gulmohar flower
100mm L f2.8 + 25 mm extension tube

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Cuteness Overload
« on: May 08, 2014, 04:33:35 AM »
Very cute images!!! Tempted to post something similar :)

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Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: April 29, 2014, 01:23:50 AM »
Jasmin, 7D+100MM 2.8 L

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Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: April 29, 2014, 01:11:55 AM »
Lotus, 7D + 100 MM L f 2.8

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Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: April 11, 2014, 01:58:44 AM »
A rose in B/W

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: April 01, 2014, 02:37:51 AM »
"Crane or Ibis?"

It belongs to Stork family of birds.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Openbill

Naveena

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Animal Kingdom / Asian Openbill
« on: April 01, 2014, 01:27:29 AM »
Had 100mm macro mounted on my camera, just made use of the unexpected opportunity :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Repair or replace 7D
« on: February 09, 2014, 01:10:59 PM »
I use tripod heavily for my work. Hand holding only when tripod is not an option. Spareparts business as far as I know never heard of here:). The seconds market is around 700$ for 7D.
Many times I felt the need of swivel screen, definitely going to to be a big plus. Few times I felt the need of touch screen as well - especially when I keep the camera on the ground and I have to view the image on live view, pressing the buttons or the wheels, feels  bit awkward. Looks like 70D has most of what I need, need to visit showroom and check how it feels in my hands.

Naveena

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EOS Bodies / Re: Repair or replace 7D
« on: January 31, 2014, 12:11:11 PM »
Thank you all for all your suggestions. The primary reason for going to 7D was weather sealing and burst mode. When I had XSi, every time I was back from tropical weather, it used to malfunction. Exposing to little bit of rain was causing rusting of internal parts. 7D never had any issues in that regard. While hand holding, burst mode is a big plus. 7D fits nicely in my hands and going back to xxD or xxxD means loosing that "feel good" factor. Least used feature of 7D is AF system :)
I am still undecided at the moment.

Thanks once again for all your help.
Naveena

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EOS Bodies / Repair or replace 7D
« on: January 30, 2014, 11:40:37 AM »
Hello Folks,

My 7D broke recently, symptom was, all of sudden camera hangs and only way to make it work is to take out the battery and reinsert. Gave it in Canon service center for checkup. They said the mother board and one more item(dont remember exactly what was it) are gone bad. The parts together would cost around 500$. Now I am confused whether to repair or buy a new one.
I shoot macros and closeups predominantly and photography is a pure hobby. I shoot Very few land scape and portraits. 90% of the time canon 100mm 2.8 L is on the body, remaining 10% tamron 17-50 2.8VC.

If I go for repair, I am  not sure problem will be fixed permanently. But will save lots of money :).
If replacement, should I wait for 7DMKII or 6D or even go for 70D? I do not want to shell out more money for 5DMKIII.

What you all suggest?
Thanks for all your help
Naveena

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