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« on: February 16, 2014, 12:54:05 PM »
Grand daughter with a smile...........

Photography Technique / Re: The Cheapo Camera bag to fool the bad guys.
« on: February 02, 2014, 01:20:19 PM »
I do something similar:  I bought a Nikon-branded camera bag.   ;)

+1  8)

Macro / Re: Cicada, Big Insect by EF 100 mm F/ 2.8 L IS USM
« on: January 26, 2014, 12:29:13 AM »
>>That's a long wait for sex ;D

I wish it was only that long... I'm married.   ;D

The only thing I can say about this camera is that it does not look like the nice expensive DSLR's. It looks like one of those old cameras that a thief won't even want to steal. That's the good thing about it...... and that's about it.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: This momma is looking to buy a camera ?
« on: October 28, 2013, 11:30:34 PM »
If you're not stuck on CANON, there are a lot of other excellent imaging machines out there, worth considering.

Nikon D5300 w 18-140mm if you can afford it, fast, good video, no touch screen tho but does have articulating display.
Nikon D5200 - on price reduction or kitted with extra lenses.
Nikon D5100 if you can still find them- low cost, great images

Pentax K-30 or K-50 with 18-135mm WR lens - tough and weather/spill resistant

Fast focusing mirrorless cameras:

Fuji X-A1 or X-M1 w 16-50mm lens  fits in your budget, great image quality, good features, interchangeable lens

Fuji X-E1 with 18-55mm lens, taking it up a notch

Olympus Pen E-P5 with 14-42 lens or one of the many other good micro 4/3rds camera systems

All the above cameras compete well, if not exceed in some cases, any APS-C Canon body out there.

You must not have seen the part about wanting to shoot video along with photos.

Thanks for all the info. I thought I'd let everybody know that I had decided on the Canon Teleconverter. I did save a little extra money and Purchased a new MK3 version. Since I had to save a little extra money to be able to purchase this, I just got it a couple weeks ago.

Been using it as much as possible and I think it does a great job! I do want to get a longer lens, but that will have to wait a lot longer.

Thanks for all the information and posts.

Macro / Re: who am i?
« on: October 05, 2013, 09:33:03 PM »
Looks like the creature from Alien that has the double set of teeth. That's just my opinion... Could be rapper too.

Mine loads very fast too.... unless there's a Nikon ad, than I have to reboot to get the green tint off my screen. My phone loads fast too.

Technical Support / Which is really better? Kenko 1.4 or Canon 1.4 Mark II?
« on: September 04, 2013, 09:31:19 PM »
I have a chance to get a nice used Canon 1.4 II TC for the same price as the Kenko 1.4 pro 300 DGx. I'm not worried about weather sealing, as I don't really shoot much in the rain. It will be mainly to increase the range on my 70-200 F4 IS for getting a little closer to the birds that sit on the branches around my feeders that are about 25 ft from me. I can get some nice shots, but I'd like to fill the frame a little bit more. Other info.. I use a Canon 60D and I mount on a tripod with a wired trigger with mirror lock-up.

I know their will be a loss in image quality, but is one better than the other for the least amount of loss?

Thanks in Advance,

EOS Bodies / Re: 70D vs D7100 ISO Comparison at 100%
« on: September 02, 2013, 05:24:36 PM »
BOB N has now presented the figures for 70D regarding read out noise, DR etc
here we can se 70d in comparison with one Toshiba and one Sony made sensor
The read out noise is 4,35 times higher , compare this to 5dmk3 vs d800 there 5dmk3 has 12,2 times higher read out noise.

Dumb question? Why is the sensor for the Canon dated 10/1/2010 on this chart? Isn't that a little odd if the 70D uses a new sensor??

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 31, 2013, 09:05:51 AM »
This is the meanest woman I know. She sits here throughout the day and chases off the other hummingbirds and sometimes she even goes after the woodpeckers. 

Canon General / Re: Canon Camera Sales Down in Q2, Imaging Revenue Up
« on: July 30, 2013, 10:16:39 PM »
Yes, you are correct, Sony makes most of it's money by selling insurance. Here's that article regarding the electronics division, which does not do well and looses money on everything they sell.


Second body is a must, along with extra batteries. You cannot go to a paid shoot and have a camera failure. And if it's a wedding, that can be the end of you going pro if word gets out that you did a wedding and your camera failed and the bride and groom got no photos after the failure. I help a professional wedding shooter here in town and together, we show up with 4 bodies. It also makes shooting much easier if you are not switching lenses all the time. We both use the 24-70 on one body, I use the 70-200 on my other body and he will have a 100 on his second body. We will use a macro lens prior to the wedding to shoot the rings and other items, but that's about it.

So, I agree with everybody else.

:) Matthew

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D Next to Be Announced
« on: June 28, 2013, 08:35:23 AM »
I'm at a loss? So, the 20.2 MP sensor with dual pixel CMOS AF is not a new sensor?  I would think that having 2.2mp over the current 18mp sensor, they would have had to make a new one? I'm not at all a techie person, so that's the reason I ask.


Portrait / Re: Wedding pics. need critique
« on: June 04, 2013, 12:35:53 AM »
I'm by no means a wedding photographer or a professional!

I did shoot a wedding last week with a friend who ask that I help him. I think the photo of the groom with the bride in the background is reversed from what I think it should be? I kinda of feel that a wedding day is really more about the bride than anything else, but that's just me! Here's the one I took at the wedding I helped shoot.

I also agree with others about the ?bridesmaid?, she does not work in the photo with that look on her face, etc...


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