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Photography Technique / Re: Your favorite f-number for landscape shots?
« on: December 28, 2014, 12:11:31 PM »
F8 is my most frequently used stop for landscapes. I try not to exceed f11 unless the circumstances require it. If I get to this point, I check a depth of field scale to determine infinity focus.

2 just posted image quality results for the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. It does not look as good as the 24-105L lens to my eyes, except at 24mm.

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS - Discontinued?
« on: November 10, 2014, 04:03:07 PM »
Steve, Photozone, in their review of the 20-70 F/4 lens noticed the focus shift issue as well. The good news is that Canon has some other very good general purpose zoom lenses you can get instead.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Continue Using Canon Sensors in DSLRs
« on: November 09, 2014, 11:26:30 AM »
Thom Hogan put together what I consider to be a well-considered discussion of Canon sensors vs. Sony/Nikon sensors and DXO scores generally. Many of his points mirror what people on this forum have previously stated. Thom is a Nikon guy, albeit a critical one, but definitely not a Canon fan boy. See the article at

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 02:07:07 PM »
Very nice. 2014 may not have been the "Year of the Lens" some were hoping, but this lens and the 16-35 f/4, both reasonably priced IMO, significantly bolster Canon's lens line-up, at least in respect to lenses I am interested in. In fact, given the price, I may have to explain to the wife that I have no choice but to pick up this lens and a TC 1.4. Then, of course, I will need to arrange a trip to Yellowstone so may sure the lens is working properly  :).

Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: November 01, 2014, 08:05:48 PM »
One more

Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: November 01, 2014, 08:04:52 PM »
Here's a few from Banff / Jasper national parks

Lenses / Re: Canon 6d vs 24-70mm mark ii
« on: October 30, 2014, 05:55:40 PM »
Go with the 6D - that should give you the most bang for the buck. Note, however, that according to Photozone, the 24-70 2.8 v1 has strong field curvature at the wide end (see This probably isn't very noticeable on an APC camera compared to FF. So for wide angle landscape shots, you may want to use your 17-40 on the 6D.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: October 26, 2014, 08:44:44 PM »
Its pretty close to Las Olas. Just a bit south in the Hallandale / Aventura area

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: October 26, 2014, 05:05:49 PM »
Here's a recent shot in S Florida of a storm coming in

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: October 19, 2014, 12:24:59 PM »
Recent sunset in S Florida.

Lenses / Re: Anybody still holding out for a Canon 24-70 f/2.8 with IS?
« on: October 13, 2014, 10:50:58 PM »
I wouldn't hold out for a IS version of 24-70 2.8 - you will likely wait a long time. The 24-70 II is optically a great lens; however, I'm a big fan of IS and 99% of the time I shoot hand held. For that reason, and the extra reach, I often favor my 24-105 lens over the 24-70 II. Most posters on this forum seem to prefer the 24-70 II though

Photography Technique / Re: Yellowstone in Winter - what to take?
« on: October 13, 2014, 02:44:06 PM »
What Jackson_Bill said + warm jacket

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 01, 2014, 01:51:25 AM »
Don Haines, I hope you are right, if only to put the seemingly endless DR discussions to rest. I don’t post much; however, I appreciate CR as a source of valuable photographic information on technique, filters, camera bags, lens, etc. As the (low ISO) DR topic is one that has been covered hundreds (thousands) of times on internet forums since the release of the 5DIII and D800, there is really nothing left unsaid on the matter. Whenever a new DR discussion comes up, the same comments are rehashed over and over. Therefore, with regard to new CR members who only want to discuss DR, I can only conclude that such posters only real motivation is to generate discontent. I don’t pretend to understand what motivates people to engage in such behavior – I feel sorry for them.

No system is perfect. I am happy with my 5DIII despite what others may say regarding its DR. I don’t sweat the small stuff. That’s my view but I am not going to go on endlessly about it. In fact, this is all I have to say on the subject.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Vanishes from Canon USA Web Site
« on: May 29, 2014, 03:04:54 PM »
BiscottiGelato congratulations on finding a system that meets your needs. Now hopefully you’ll have time to work on your trolling tendencies.

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