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Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: July 10, 2014, 12:46:26 PM »

Canon 5DIII and a 70-200 f2.8 LIS II with a 2x TC mkII

A wall-hanger for sure! I love how the sea sparkles even though it's completely blurred.

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: July 10, 2014, 09:55:34 AM »
One from the other day that I was pretty happy with:

Abstract / Re: best missed shots
« on: July 10, 2014, 09:47:47 AM »
Love the idea. Luckily, I'm pretty lax about deleting photos... most of mine are "too tight a crop" rather than not anticipating a moving subject, but similar amusing results... (yes, the duckling was shot holding my camera down by the ground, no eye to the viewfinder, I'm not *that* bad  ::))

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Loss of viewfinder flash of red light
« on: July 06, 2014, 11:19:08 AM »
As stated, check your settings.  The VF illumination has an auto setting, the camera may not have thought it was dark enough.  Also, it doesn't work in AI Servo mode.
This was my first thought as well.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 30, 2014, 12:32:59 PM »
One more I liked, mostly for mom making it into the frame with a watchful eye:
EF 28 1.8 USM @ f/2, 1/1600 sec, ISO 200

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 30, 2014, 12:27:56 PM »
One from this morning:
EF 50 1.4 USM @ f/2, 1/1000 sec, ISO 200:

Photography Technique / Re: Thin dof posing/shooting advice
« on: April 30, 2014, 08:27:22 AM »
What about all the apertures in between? I'm wondering if you step your way down towards 2.8, if you'll either get more practiced with getting both subjects into your DoF, while having a bit more leeway (say, at 5.6), or if you'll find that a middle aperture gives you the subject isolation you're after, while still having enough DoF to get both subjects fully in focus. I often go to f/4 when I've got two subjects to get in frame, and feel like it works pretty well for me...

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: April 28, 2014, 05:32:43 PM »
Not my best friend... I was puppy sitting for the weekend. Naturally took lots of pictures... :-)

Dixie by bseitz234, on Flickr

EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 in Q3 of 2014?
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:24:33 AM »
Canon seems to have made a limited investment in mirrorless, to date.  Still, in Japan – one of the largest mirrorless markets – the EOS M outsold every MILC model from Fuji, Olympus, and Panasonic for 2013.

So what's your point? Have you ever thought that Europeans/USA/Canadians might prefer the "SLR"-style of camera (with integrated OVF/EVF) over the GF, E-P and EOS-M type of cameras, which explains why these [latter] cameras have not sold well in Europe, the USA and Canada? That it might be cultural thing, huh?

This is a serious question, I know it sounds snarky, but I can't figure out how to rephrase it, so here goes....

what is your point? Where's Canon's incentive to do better in the MILC markets in Europe/North America, if consumers are going to go to DSLRs for form factor anyway? If it's a tiny market, of course they're not going to spend a lot of money on it- there's not much to be gained. And where there is money to be made (Japan), apparently they're doing well already, so again, they have no incentive to release a better camera...

(I say apparently because my only source is what Neuro says, I haven't actually looked for sales figures, and Neuro could be making up numbers and I'd have no idea.  ::) ) Not saying he is, just that I'd be none the wiser if he did.

Lenses / Re: New 50mm Sigma ? There are other options !
« on: April 11, 2014, 11:58:27 AM »
For info for those interested DXO mark one of the most trusted resources online

Come on guys, give the guy a break. He obviously just misspelled "least".

Sports / Re: Kayaking
« on: April 08, 2014, 11:03:46 AM »
A bit overcooked,  but here's what I mean about the perspective. This drop may be a little taller than the one in your 3rd image (This one is about 10 feet, I'm guessing that one is 8), but there's something about shooting from below that just emphasizes the height...

Sports / Re: Kayaking
« on: April 08, 2014, 08:54:52 AM »
I think the biggest drop my DSLR has been off of was a 35 foot waterfall in chile... Granted, it was safely in a pelican case in the back of my boat at the time. ;-)

In general, I like these shots. Timing is good, and they're loosely cropped enough that you get a sense of the overall scene, which I like. My only advice would be on Airborne, to see if you can't get a lower vantage point (so you're shooting up at the paddler), I think that would emphasize the height of the drop and add more drama. I'll see if I can find any examples to show what I'm talking about in my library.

EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR and PowerShots in May [CR2]
« on: April 02, 2014, 06:47:29 AM »
Who wants to bet that come may 1st, we'll get a CR2 about new cameras in June?

I'm off to shoot the sunrise with my 5 year old camera body, then blow my canon budget on a road bike. Have fun!

PowerShot / Re: Compact cameras - do everything but good fotos
« on: March 25, 2014, 11:41:53 AM »
two words: sensor size.

Compacts have tiny little sensors, I think usually 1/2.3", which gather much less light than even APS-C, let alone your 6d. If ISO is an issue, go for the biggest sensor you can... I've contemplated an M to fill the small-pocket camera niche, but I'm afraid that with a lens, I'd just as soon bring a 7d and have the AF and controls I'm used to. I'm not familiar enough with the true compact offerings to know any models to recommend, but if you can find a compact with an APS-C sensor, or at least MFT, then I think you'd be much happier...

Great explanation from Chuck, thanks for sharing! Since I switched to BBF I usually end up using servo even for stationary objects, so I'm glad to have this explanation of the limitations of each to know when to switch back to one shot. Specifically, I knew about locking focus vs. tracking, and shutter priority vs. focus priority, but did not know about the light sensitivity due to sampling time, which is very interesting.

Again, thanks for sharing!

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