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Landscape / Re: Within Forests
« on: September 01, 2014, 10:43:27 PM »
quinault rain forest.  late july

looks better here https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobbysamat/14873245029/

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 Auto ISO
« on: June 05, 2014, 04:29:09 PM »
at 24mm, i would like it to stay at or above 1/50.  at 200mm, 1/200 would generally be fine for me.

i wish you could set it for a few different focal lengths instead of a single deault.  16, 24, 50, 85, 100, 150 & 200mm would be cool   8)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5D3 Auto ISO
« on: June 05, 2014, 04:00:29 PM »
i've never used this feature until today.  took some shots with it around my house with with a 24-70 & 70-200.  at 24mm the shutter speed on AV was at 1/30.  at 200mm it was at 1/200. 

anyone have experience with this feature and whether it's reliable or not?

Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 05, 2014, 03:37:16 PM »
16-35 2.8 II.  graduation present for my photojournalism degree.

if youre going to choose between the two, the main thing you want to think about is if you need 2.8.  personally, i do.

i dont always shoot that open, but i have the option to if need be - which is very important to me.  far more important than having IS.

as for the 24-70 range - you just have to decide how often you're going to use a 24-70 lens.  if you generally shoot wide or tight and you have lenses to cover those focal ranges, than a 50mm may be a good choice for medium range shots.

i will say the overall quality of the 24-70 2.8 is pretty impressive and i really enjoy using this lens when the occasion calls for it.

Sports / Re: Volleyball
« on: February 24, 2014, 11:14:27 AM »
when i shot sports a lot, indoor volleyball was always the most difficult.  nice shots.

f/2 would have helped . . .

Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« on: February 23, 2014, 06:39:36 PM »
just got this lens a few days ago.  should have gotten it a long time ago.

Canon General / Re: I Need Help Finding A Camera Bag
« on: February 23, 2014, 01:39:34 AM »
I use the Toploader Pro 75 AW with a 1D X with 70-200 f/2.8 mounted and a 1.4x mark iii attached and it fits. The flash also fits nicely in the front and you have some room for a spare battery etc at the top. Not sure if you could fit the two lenses. Any additional lenses I tend to use an extra bag or belt bag depending on how big it is.

the toploaders are awesome.  i have the 70 and i use it all the time.  they're designed to protect a single lens though. 

i've checked out all the companies and models suggested and the retrospective 7 looks like it will be perfect.

Technical Support / Re: Photography Documentaries
« on: February 22, 2014, 11:53:21 PM »
the davil came on horseback - http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/70066337?strkid=203264159_0_0&trkid=222336&movieid=70066337

"In this unflinching documentary chronicling the genocide in Darfur, former Marine Capt. Brian Steidle is forever transformed by the atrocities he witnesses as a military observer for the African Union."

this is a really good one

Canon General / Re: I Need Help Finding A Camera Bag
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:28:23 PM »
ramon, i have a few larger camera bags/cases.

i'm looking for something smaller with less bulk.

looking even more towards the think tank.

Canon General / Re: I Need Help Finding A Camera Bag
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:14:28 PM »
i'd say the tse's are aboout the same size as the 24-70 or the 16-35.  decent sized lenses but not nearly as long as a 70-200.

Canon General / Re: I Need Help Finding A Camera Bag
« on: February 22, 2014, 08:55:10 PM »
funny.  i'm looking at the exact bag right now.  looks like a nice bag.

Canon General / I Need Help Finding A Camera Bag
« on: February 22, 2014, 08:09:15 PM »
i'm looking for a camera bag that has just enough room to hold a 5d without a grip and two lenses - 17 & 24mm tse's.  one of the lenses would be mounted while the other would not.

shoulder bags and slings are primarily what i'm looking at - not a backpack.

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

EOS Bodies / Re: Anything to report from the Olympics?
« on: February 17, 2014, 09:18:26 PM »

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