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Photography Technique / Re: APOLLO missions - image inconsistencies
« on: August 18, 2014, 07:09:15 AM »
They can find evidence of the faked moon landing, but they can't dig up President Obama's Indonesian birth certificate?
Let's see ..we are talking about photos of the moon and somehow you fit in insulting our president,. Thanks for letting us know that you are stupid enough to be an avid watcher of Fox News Channel. :D

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« on: August 16, 2014, 11:32:41 AM »
For birders, and creepy stalkers, this is The Ultimate Lens! However, I don't see it in my possession anytime on this side of the grave. Gear like this would also create problems in finding suitable tripods and heads, and you would also need to hire a substantial amount of sherpas to haul it around to the birding locations.

It comes with a golf fits in the bag quite nicely. The price includes one year of salary for him.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« on: August 16, 2014, 11:26:42 AM »
Offering for sale @ $100,000 and actually sell for that price are not one in the same!
The nonsense has made a lot of headlines though.

£99,000 is $157,000.

They have changed hands for over $100,000.

Really?  That's quite entertaining!

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« on: August 16, 2014, 10:34:22 AM »
Offering for sale @ $100,000 and actually sell for that price are not one in the same!
The nonsense has made a lot of headlines though.

Photography Technique / Re: Issues with focus stacking
« on: August 15, 2014, 03:27:56 PM »
Is focus stacking similar to suitcase stacking?  :o

While very cool, I'm satisfied with the 16-35 f/4L already. Too late sigma. :P

+1  me too!!!!  ;D

Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: August 14, 2014, 05:13:18 PM »
I got a car..but I didn't shoot it with my Canon....
Ya know I carry a mirrorless when I don't want to haul the big gun!!!!!

Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Photos used without permission
« on: August 13, 2014, 10:01:57 AM »
I had a commercial website take one of my photos off the internet and was using it for their business.
I just contacted them and told them that they had 24 hours to take it down. The owner sent me a arrogant email saying this and that. but he KNEW he had done the dirty. He took the image down.  I just let it go at that.

The search for the perfect camera strap system is a bit like the search for the Holy Grail. I've made my way through a number of strap systems and several hundred dollars in the process

1. Original Canon. Let's face it, neck straps are body busters when you're working with two bodies at long events.

2. Spider Pro. I used this for a couple of years with the dual holster belt. It's good, and I still quite like it, but moving all that weight onto my hips was actually giving me sore hips. I could hardly walk back to the car after an all-day track & field meet. Something had to change.

3. CarrySpeed. I loved this at first...but probably because a ton of research had taken me to CarrySpeed & I'd made a big dollar commitment to the entire system, so I had to like it. But sheesh! It really didn't work as advertised. It was bulky, heavy and very fiddly to set up before each job. The double strap was a functional disaster. Don't ever get a double strap whoever sells it. Now they're gone, litigated off the face of the Earth by an aggressively litigious Black Rapid.

4. I had been resisting Black Rapid all the way along. But hell, I gave it a try. Just the one... but I soon went back to the Spider Pro and sore hips. eBay was doing pretty well from my camera strap sales at this point.

5. Go directly to Peak Design. OMG this stuff is good. It's inexpensive. It's simple, light, customizable with flexibility limited only by your imagination. In the context of the OP's question, I use two Peak Design Leash straps slung one each side. Just make sure the heavier of the two (in my case a 1D4 with 70-200 f/2.8isII) on top. Leave the straps a little looser than instinct would tell you. I'm 15 months in now with Peak Design. I thought the narrow straps would cut, but they don't. In any case, they're releasing a wide strap within weeks, the culmination of a Kickstarter project. The quick release Anchors are the heart and soul of this system. They're pure gold especially if you also use your DSLR for video where straps are always in the way. Snap snap and you're strapless.

I've really worked the field on this subject. Peak Design. Check them out. Don't buy a double strap. Ever.


I bought in on #5...can't wait till they ship. LOOKS LIKE A WINNER TO ME !!!!!!

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 11, 2014, 01:36:38 PM »
Wonderful always

Thanks Dylan...darn...I missed that supermoon...!!!! Didn't know till I saw it here. 

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 11, 2014, 11:27:31 AM »

Site Information / Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« on: August 09, 2014, 08:10:19 AM »
I think it would be a courteous thing to remove images from replies, in the image galleries. It causes unnecessary repetition and wastes screen real estate. Can this be enforced in some way? Does anyone see any advantage to this?
I agree with this wholeheartedly!!!

I am beta testing the new Selling Forum...I like the smaller thumbnails and "ten-count" for  the images in that forum, but the larger thumbs for the rest of the forums....but I am guessing that it is not possible to allow that??

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 08, 2014, 03:20:06 PM »
Am I the only thinking: "there is no way this can possibly be true!"?

Seriously, 11mm rectilinear on full-frame, has that even been done before in a prime?  And we're talking about a zoom?  At f/2.8?

Have seen how BIG the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 is?

I actually think $2800 would be a steal for something so absurdly wide and fast.

I agree with most on here in that I do not see the point of f/2.8 on something this wide.  I guess you could argue astro-landscape photography but, at 11mm, even f/4 would be very manageable on modern full-frame image sensors.

I hope I'm completely wrong, but this lens just seems physically impossible to make.

Just remember:
According to the rumor rating page on this site:
CR1=The source is probably a 4 legged animal of some kind.
I did not write that!!! CR did...LOL!

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 08, 2014, 06:06:31 AM »
I kinda lost my burning for an UW with the 16-35 f/4L. It's just so darn good for the price.

I have to agree...It is so much sharper than my 16-35mm f/2.8L II.
I shoot a lot of WA and the new 16-35 f/4L IS is just so sharp right to the edges and just so much more lens for my style of shooting with the IS.  The price (relative to some of the more ridiculous pricing) for what you get is actually competitive.

Also, let's remember ...this rumored 11-24mm is only CR-1!

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