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There is serious money to be made in one particular branch of fine art photography.  Framing.

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: March 03, 2015, 08:05:19 PM »
Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Oh lord, so much love and support here! :o

I think what you did is very cool.  And the photos look good.  I would suggest you take some with and without the extender of something detailed, like a news paper at 250 feet or something and see if you are getting more detail with the 1.4X.  I just googled "lens test" and found bunches of test patterns you could print and photograph.

But regardless, doing this is cool, a little experimentation is how we figure things out.  And by all means let's see some cool bird photos or other cool tele pictures.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Purchase in St. Thomas
« on: March 01, 2015, 10:51:09 PM »
I live in Puerto Rico, and travel to St. Thomas quite often.  I would be astonished if you found a 7D II for sale there at all.  It's not the third world, but it's not the United States.  If you do, it will be far more expensive than in the United States.  With the 1399 deal on the front page, I'd go with that.

In Puerto Rico, the last camera stores closed 10 years ago.  Now we have Best Buy.  The truth is people in remote places like this buy on the internet.  Even when there were local stores, they were not cheaper for things like this, but usually more expensive.

Canon General / Re: Do More Mega Pixels translate in a richer photo?
« on: February 27, 2015, 08:16:42 PM »
On a 24x36" print?  Why not try it?  You don't have to make 2 24x36 prints.  You can take your 5DIII image, make it 24x36 in photoshop, then crop a 4x6" piece out, and print that.  Not do the same for a 5Ds pic.  TO have the same pic, maybe go to a camera story and ask if you can take a pic with your lens/memory card...  Or get a sample pic off the wen, maybe one of those still life type photos, and make your own similar still life...

I think the difference will be insignificant.  I think your money is better spend on lenses, flash or maybe a 7DII if you are well stocked in the lens dept.

I am not going to tell you lenses have megapixels. (those people are crazy), but as we go from 4 to 6 to 22 to 50MP, we are getting diminishing returns because the lenses are only so sharp.  Same thing for teleconverters.   They made a ton of sense when we had low MP cameras, but now, how much more detail is there to get?

Canon General / Re: RIP Leonard Nimoy
« on: February 27, 2015, 06:09:45 PM »
Somewhere else in the Universe today, maybe on vulcan...

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM
« on: February 22, 2015, 08:05:25 PM »
A little info on this masterpiece of cheap kit lens.  First, it's a kit lens.  From the Film Era.  It was made for an APS film camera.  But there was no such thing as a crop lens at the time, and this lens is Full Frame.  You could buy it separately, you did not have to buy it as a kit.

Specifically it was made for the Canon EOS IX  Which was a sales flop.

Using a 10-stop nd filter, i can't imagine a polarizing filter is needed.  But look at your exposure you used and see if you could have simply used a smaller aperture, or lower ISO. 

Before the event, there will be practice for the athletes.  Nothing beats you going and getting some practice. 

My philosophy is I'll take noise over motion blur (of my subject) any day.  At events like this I like to shift to manual (puts hair on your chest), set my shutter to 1/1000, my aperture to the biggest I've got, and then set my ISO to A.  Swagger like you are a manual shooter, enjoy the benefits of your camera meter, don't sweat the ISO.

I think you could use a longer lens.  Its a great time to buy or rent or borrow a 300 or 400mm f2.8. 

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM
« on: February 21, 2015, 09:20:26 PM »
This is a rare and strange lens.  I bought mine used on Ebay for $12.  It is hilarious, but shoots very nice photos. 

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Lenses / Re: 70-200mm Mk I vs Mk II
« on: February 20, 2015, 02:10:51 PM »
The Mk I is a wonderful lens.  But the price difference is not that great, and Buying a Mark 1 means always wishing if you should have bought mark II and wondering if/when you will upgrade.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D Classic Good Enough for Pros?
« on: February 19, 2015, 11:20:14 PM »
Good glass helps

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Lenses / Re: Please give me an advice for an prime lens 300/400mm
« on: February 19, 2015, 12:06:43 PM »
Choosing between 300mm and 400mm should be made based on what you will be shooting.  I love shooting long, and own a 400mm f2.8 IS.  It is great for for sports but can often be too long, especially on a 1.3 or 1.6 crop body.  But I own both teleconveters and love shooting at 560mm and 800, even on crop bodies.  Surfing contests for example.

I also own a 300mm f4 IS.  For 10 years if has been my go-to travel telephoto.  So light and compact, and great.

But I now also own a Sigma 120-300mm.  And i freekin love it.  300mm f2.8, yea, I got that that?  Press pit to the batter at home base, perfect.    Play at first base and I can zoom back to 150 or 200.  Yes, so much yes. 

So anyway, hope that helps.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D Classic Good Enough for Pros?
« on: February 18, 2015, 05:38:57 PM »
Yes!  It is a great camera even today.  Would you choose it for sports over a 1DX? 1D Mark IV, 5D III 7DII?  No.   I shoot local pro sports, and have a 7d for a 2nd body.  it's great.

How about this:  You recieve a press pass for the Superbowl / World Cup Final / Whatever Sporting event you love.  All your equipment was stolen and your insurance company gives you $5,000.  Using only that, what are you taking to the event?

Me I do OK with the 7D:

by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Canon General / Re: Lost half of my Canon DSLR
« on: February 17, 2015, 10:28:02 PM »

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