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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« on: Today at 06:29:59 AM »
Needed a serious fix of colours after the bland months of almost-winter. Visited the fruit and vegetables market down in the southern parts of my home town.
Shot some bell peppers and tomatoes. Colourful veggies..

Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
« on: March 02, 2015, 10:53:07 AM »
I continue to use this lens on my 6D and 5D111, but with caution. One can not go any wider than 13mm or there is a potential for the mirror to hit the real lens element. To make it work, you only need to remove the black plastic piece around the rear element. You will get some vignetting at 13mm, but for the price of this lens, you can't get close with full frame lens!

Hmmm, I didn't even know it was possible to attach an EF-S lens to a FF body.

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 02, 2015, 08:43:20 AM »
Hi, in balearic island. Albufera de Mallorca

1d4 300 2.8 is 2xIII

Great shot, Tonial!
Catching a Kingfisher BIF like that... It's marginally easier (just barely) than getting a lock on a SR-71 in mid-flight. ;)

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: March 02, 2015, 07:40:42 AM »
Bokeh moon....

Yes, you may hit me now. :) I have such a bad sense of humour.

Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
« on: March 02, 2015, 07:30:25 AM »
A chapel at Mölle, Sweden.

Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: March 01, 2015, 06:05:06 AM »
I was out looking for various birds yesterday, and in a marshy area was a small dry tongue of land under trees where I could stand and spot/shoot. After a few minutes (without any birds) I turned to shoot the old pole I leaned my gear on.
Came out with this: "Round and around"

Removing photo. It only got 3 views. No reason to leave it online in this forum.

Canon General / Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« on: February 28, 2015, 04:29:41 AM »
I'm an unemployed system administrator, so what differentiates me from you two former posters is that I can shoot more often than PrivateByDesign, but have to ignore my G.A.S. a lot more than JCarapet.

Canon General / Re: RIP Leonard Nimoy
« on: February 27, 2015, 03:10:14 PM »
Sad indeed.
My first memory of him were from the TV series of Mission: Impossible, but he will forever be remembered for playing Mr Spock in Star Trek. Didn't know of his interest and skills in photography until about a year ago. Now, the curtain is forever down.

Abstract / Re: Frost on the window
« on: February 26, 2015, 01:29:11 PM »
It's cool to see all these old Nikon shots and the extensive use of filters. Sure you are in the right forum?

Lenses / Re: Why does 7D II seem COMPARATIVELY soft with certain lenses?
« on: February 26, 2015, 12:55:29 PM »
"AFMA" can mean roughly: You get what you deserve, if you don't read the manual properly.

Don't blame the camera. Or the lens.

Lenses / Re: Why does 7D II seem COMPARATIVELY soft with certain lenses?
« on: February 26, 2015, 11:59:22 AM »
I have both the 7D and the 7dii. I had the 7D for nearly a year and the 7Dii was supposed to be  an upgrade for me.
Both cameras were set to the same exact settings (or as close as possible given that the shutter speeds have slight variations, etc.).  I was shooting horse races using both the 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II and the 3oomm f/2.8 L IS prime lens.  On day one I used the 7D and 7Dii with the 70-200 lens alternating cameras one race after the other.  On day two I alternated cameras race by race using the 300mm.  RESULTS:  Both the 7D and 7Dii shot identical quality shots using the 70-200mm.  Using the 300mm prime lens, only the 7D shot in-focus shots one after the other.  Nearly every shot taken by the 7dii was blurry.  I spent a solid week testing and retesting.  Same results.

There is something inherently wrong with here.  Compatibility issues? Maybe?  I sent the 7Dii back to B+H which honored their 30-day return policy.

Now my search for an upgrade to the 7D continues.  I thought the 7Dii would be that upgrade but it turned out to be a huge disappointment!
Ok, so since you've done such thorough testing I'm sure you have a few test shots to show us the effects you are seeing.
All lenses had been properly AFMA'ed to the bodies, right?

Software & Accessories / Re: UniqBall
« on: February 26, 2015, 11:33:31 AM »
Good info, Mackguyver!
Smart solution by someone who dared to think outside the box. Far better to twitch ones knob a little extra, than to curse a forgotten adapter.

... Be prepared for some really lousy 11mm shots when I first get my 11-24 f/4, though ;D

I bet that your "lousy", is what many of us strive for. So: Bring it! :)

Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: February 24, 2015, 02:27:23 PM »
I need help! Spring is in the air and I am coming down with GAS, I am spending to much time looking at lens can I rid myself of this affliction?..?

Depending on were you are in life:
1) Get a Significant Other
2) Get engaged
3) Get married
4) Have kid(s)
5) Buy a house (or a bigger one with a bigger yard)
6) Buy a new car
7) Send a kid to college
8) Have a kid get married
9) See a financial adviser about retirement planning

All have been shown to work well as vaccinations against GAS.  They work by removing the basic resources needed for GAS to get started.  The effects of some last longer than others, and some require boosters every few years.

Adding to the list:
10) Get an expensive divorce
11) Get unemployed
12) Get an illness that lasts

All of those will take care of the problem. After a few years you will start to contemplate the possible nutritional value in your neckstrap and the lens caps...

Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: February 24, 2015, 01:57:00 AM »
A misty morning in Pai, Thailand

Awesome^3, RobertG!
I love the depth in it, and how it's enhanced by the low clouds/fog.

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