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Lenses / Re: 7D + 400/5.6 + TC?
« on: February 23, 2013, 10:47:52 PM »
Thanks Mt Spokane.  I'll look into the Kenko TC you mentioned.

degies...I watched that Art Morris video a few weeks ago.  His work is amazing.  All of us mere mortals can only dream about the access to equipment that Canon's Masters of Light get!

Technical Support / Re: Sharpening question for Photoshop experts
« on: February 23, 2013, 10:26:01 AM »
I have a lot of experimenting to do!  I was not even aware of high pass sharpening either.  Thanks to all for your great feedback!

Street & City / Re: Tuscany and Cinque Terre with TS-E 24 II and TS-E 17
« on: February 23, 2013, 10:06:25 AM »
Magnificent set of images!  I too would be interested in what HDR program you use.

Technical Support / Re: Sharpening question for Photoshop experts
« on: February 22, 2013, 03:29:24 PM »
I should clarify that I always shoot using RAW for my landscape and wildlife images.

Technical Support / Sharpening question for Photoshop experts
« on: February 22, 2013, 02:58:31 PM »
I'm new to using Photoshop (CS5) and am wondering what seasoned users have found to be their most successful workflow options when it comes to sharpening and producing really crisp images for web display.  I'm assuming a good initial capture in-camera.  Thanks in advance.

Lenses / Re: 7D + 400/5.6 + TC?
« on: February 22, 2013, 02:31:02 PM »
Thanks bseitz234 and viggen61 for your clarifications.  This doesn't sound like a workable combo for capturing birds in flight.  :'(

Yes, the images were shot in RAW and cropped as well as sized down in PS to a reasonable level for web posting.

Lenses / 7D + 400/5.6 + TC?
« on: February 22, 2013, 12:38:23 PM »
I'm new to Canon Rumors and so glad I found it because it's been a great source of knowledge for me.  I recently bought a 400/5.6 mainly for birding and wildlife photography.  I chose that particular lens because of its relatively low cost compared to the other super telephotos in Canon's lineup.  I've been thinking about getting a TC to use in combination with my 7D and 400 for the extra reach but am concerned this combination might not work because of an issue with F8 center point AF I've seen mentioned before.  I don't fully understand what this is about but would like to be sure that the TC will work before I spend the money on it.  Any enlightenment on this topic is greatly appreciated as I may be totally off base in my understanding.  :-\   

I am a complete newby to Photoshop as I just finished a series of video tutorials and used ACR, Photoshop for the first time on this set of images, so excuse me if I don't fully understand your questions.  :o In ACR the crop % shows 54 for the seagull and 45 for the eagle.  I believe I settled on Unsharp mask for the sharpening method.  Some of the sharpness seems to have been lost in posting to this website so I have much to learn and improve upon!

I just used my 400/5.6 for only the 2nd time in the field for birding and was very pleased with the results.  I was using my 7D on a tripod at ISO 400 and high shutter speed.  These images are heavily cropped.  I think the 400/5.6 is a great value compared to Canon's other super telephotos.

Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 07, 2012, 01:08:04 PM »
Gura Gear is da bomb and I wanna win!

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