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Software & Accessories / Re: How long a Monopod should be
« on: February 04, 2014, 10:38:41 PM »
Get it long enough to be standing comfortably plus some in case you ever shoot from a hill or steps where the monopod's foot rests below your feet.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299
« on: December 28, 2013, 11:25:04 PM »
L is worth it
Normally I would agree, but from what I've seen of this lenses performance, it isn't worth the extra $2k for AF and a red stripe. For me, that makes the difference between having uwa and not.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299
« on: December 26, 2013, 06:01:08 PM »
Is this the umc version? The picture shows umc, but nothing in the description says it's the new version.

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Haven't shot pictures of money with my 24-105 f/4L, but I find it very sharp for my college mugshots I do.


Canon EOS 5D Mark III
ISO 320, 1/160, f/9 at 105 mm

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EOS Bodies / Re: An EOS Canon Medium Format System [CR1]
« on: September 28, 2013, 05:54:08 PM »
I think they need a different abbreviation from MF considering other meaning it might have.  ::)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Boo Amazon!!!
« on: September 06, 2013, 11:57:13 PM »
Items sold by Amazon.com LLC, or its subsidiaries, and shipped to destinations in the following states are subject to tax:

Arizona
California
Georgia*
Kansas
Kentucky
New Jersey
New York
North Dakota
Pennsylvania
Texas
Virginia*
Washington

*Added on 9/1/2013

Amazon is suing New York and have hired Ted Olson, he of winning Bush v Gore and the more recent California same sex marriage suits fame, so he is no lightweight. If he wins in Federal Court I guess I can have big ticket items shipped to my brother in NY.

Indiana, Tennessee, Nevada, and South Carolina are coming, though SC is a ways off at 1/1/2016. I believe Connecticut is soon as well.
Yea, Tennessee is being added in 2014 for the same reason (added distribution centers). Love the fast shipping, but not the 9.25% sales tax (which is added to the shipping cost as well  >:().

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d MkIII reliability
« on: September 04, 2013, 09:12:02 PM »
I've had 1 error 20 and that was just a couple of weeks ago. Had it since they first came out and over 26,000 frames.

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Lenses / Re: Filter for 24-105mm
« on: August 18, 2013, 11:04:07 AM »
Personally, I would skip the filter and just use the lens hood that comes with the lens.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 41 MP. NOKIA LUMIA 1020
« on: August 17, 2013, 11:48:01 AM »
Does this smell like spam to anyone else?

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-105 IS vs Tamron 24-70 VC
« on: August 17, 2013, 11:46:18 AM »
Depends on what you're getting it for. For walk around, all purpose lens, the 24-105. In fact, I can't think of a reason I would take a Tamron over the Canon with the high ISO performance of the 6D, though I can see the argument for 2.8 in low light, fast moving action type shots.

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LR5 has a lot of improvements over 4. The ability to clone/heal more than circles is worth it alone. The improved lens correction ability is very nice as well. Download a trial and check it out. Also, watch some of the videos on Adobe and youtube showing the new features and decide for yourself.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 5 versus Photoshop Elements 11
« on: August 11, 2013, 11:05:31 PM »
I do 99% of my editing in LR5. If I need advanced cloning/healing, layers, background replacement, etc, then i would use PSE, but that just isn't needed daily.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
« on: August 10, 2013, 07:18:13 AM »
I have been thinking of picking up one of these, but It will not autofocus with a 1.4 correct?
I have a Sigma 100-300 2.8 with a 1.4 and 2.0 extender. Best bet would be to probably just stick with that combo right? My copy is pretty soft though with the 2.0 extender on.

Thanks,,

Scott
It will autofocus on the 5D III or the 1D.  But, my experience is that using the 1.4xTC is no better than upping the resolution by 1.4x in Photoshop.
The main difference, IMO, is that with the 1.4 TC you have a larger image in the viewfinder, making it easier to focus accurately.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
« on: August 09, 2013, 06:45:30 PM »
I have been thinking of picking up one of these, but It will not autofocus with a 1.4 correct?

Thanks,,

Scott
That depends on the camera body. It will make your lens an effective f/8, so it will require a 1D to AF with the 1.4. The 5D Mk III will also AF with that combination (don't know about the other 5D versions).

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Lenses / Re: Suggestion for High School Football lens on 5D3
« on: August 07, 2013, 09:27:51 PM »
On most of the fields I shoot at, I can get by with the 100-400 with my 5D Mk III. On the fields with the really bad lighting, then I stick with the 70-200 f/2.8 and either heavily crop, or get the action that comes my way.

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