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EOS Bodies / Re: An EOS Canon Medium Format System [CR1]
« on: September 28, 2013, 05:54:08 PM »
I think they need a different abbreviation from MF considering other meaning it might have.  ::)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Boo Amazon!!!
« on: September 06, 2013, 11:57:13 PM »
Items sold by LLC, or its subsidiaries, and shipped to destinations in the following states are subject to tax:

New Jersey
New York
North Dakota

*Added on 9/1/2013

Amazon is suing New York and have hired Ted Olson, he of winning Bush v Gore and the more recent California same sex marriage suits fame, so he is no lightweight. If he wins in Federal Court I guess I can have big ticket items shipped to my brother in NY.

Indiana, Tennessee, Nevada, and South Carolina are coming, though SC is a ways off at 1/1/2016. I believe Connecticut is soon as well.
Yea, Tennessee is being added in 2014 for the same reason (added distribution centers). Love the fast shipping, but not the 9.25% sales tax (which is added to the shipping cost as well  >:().

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d MkIII reliability
« on: September 04, 2013, 09:12:02 PM »
I've had 1 error 20 and that was just a couple of weeks ago. Had it since they first came out and over 26,000 frames.

Lenses / Re: Filter for 24-105mm
« on: August 18, 2013, 11:04:07 AM »
Personally, I would skip the filter and just use the lens hood that comes with the lens.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 41 MP. NOKIA LUMIA 1020
« on: August 17, 2013, 11:48:01 AM »
Does this smell like spam to anyone else?

Lenses / Re: Canon 24-105 IS vs Tamron 24-70 VC
« on: August 17, 2013, 11:46:18 AM »
Depends on what you're getting it for. For walk around, all purpose lens, the 24-105. In fact, I can't think of a reason I would take a Tamron over the Canon with the high ISO performance of the 6D, though I can see the argument for 2.8 in low light, fast moving action type shots.

LR5 has a lot of improvements over 4. The ability to clone/heal more than circles is worth it alone. The improved lens correction ability is very nice as well. Download a trial and check it out. Also, watch some of the videos on Adobe and youtube showing the new features and decide for yourself.

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 5 versus Photoshop Elements 11
« on: August 11, 2013, 11:05:31 PM »
I do 99% of my editing in LR5. If I need advanced cloning/healing, layers, background replacement, etc, then i would use PSE, but that just isn't needed daily.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
« on: August 10, 2013, 07:18:13 AM »
I have been thinking of picking up one of these, but It will not autofocus with a 1.4 correct?
I have a Sigma 100-300 2.8 with a 1.4 and 2.0 extender. Best bet would be to probably just stick with that combo right? My copy is pretty soft though with the 2.0 extender on.


It will autofocus on the 5D III or the 1D.  But, my experience is that using the 1.4xTC is no better than upping the resolution by 1.4x in Photoshop.
The main difference, IMO, is that with the 1.4 TC you have a larger image in the viewfinder, making it easier to focus accurately.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
« on: August 09, 2013, 06:45:30 PM »
I have been thinking of picking up one of these, but It will not autofocus with a 1.4 correct?


That depends on the camera body. It will make your lens an effective f/8, so it will require a 1D to AF with the 1.4. The 5D Mk III will also AF with that combination (don't know about the other 5D versions).

Lenses / Re: Suggestion for High School Football lens on 5D3
« on: August 07, 2013, 09:27:51 PM »
On most of the fields I shoot at, I can get by with the 100-400 with my 5D Mk III. On the fields with the really bad lighting, then I stick with the 70-200 f/2.8 and either heavily crop, or get the action that comes my way.

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom Upgrade Delay
« on: July 14, 2013, 11:03:34 PM »
Just download and install as the trial and enter the serial number once approved. You have 30 days with the trial.

Lenses / Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« on: June 03, 2013, 10:42:32 PM »
My main 3 lenses are the 24-105 f/4L, 70-200 f/2.8L, and 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L. Do about everything with those, though I do have the 50 f/1.8 and 85 f/1.8 as well.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Light Meter & SpeedLites
« on: April 08, 2013, 10:38:50 PM »
The light modifiers kill a lot of your flash output. You may have to try bare flash. In outdoor sun, keeping within a stop or two of ambient, bare flash should be acceptable quality. Better than no flash or on camera flash for sure.

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