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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 30, 2014, 12:29:44 PM »
Monk Parakeets, Eastern Kingbird...

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 30, 2014, 12:24:57 PM »
It's Heron season in Chicagoland, apparently.  Bear with me, I researched these myself so the names may not be quite right.  The top one is a Little Blue Heron; the other two shots are Black-Crowned Night Herons...

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: May 30, 2014, 12:21:14 PM »
Lincoln Park Zoo yawn...

Lenses / Re: Fashion Show FQM 2014 70-200mm mk ii and 6D Bokeh
« on: May 05, 2014, 02:22:28 PM »
Having taken runway shots at fashion shows several many times, I can attest to how difficult it can be.  For me the shooting is more about the event itself and not aesthetics - beyond focus and composition, mind you.  I think the photos are fine and are a testament to the 70-200 AF speed and accuracy, 6D ISO prowess, and the op's eye.  Just my dos centavos....

Photography Technique / Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« on: May 05, 2014, 09:16:50 AM »
6D 24-105 @ 40mm f/11 @ 1/60 ISO 400:

Photography Technique / Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« on: May 05, 2014, 09:13:35 AM »
EXIF 6D 24-105 f/8 @1/10 @67mm ISO 1600:

Canon General / Re: Helen Oster
« on: April 19, 2014, 05:19:34 AM »
...and a flower:

Canon General / Re: Helen Oster
« on: April 19, 2014, 05:16:22 AM »
Happy Belated Birthday, Helen.  BTW, you were a great help with an issue I had at Adorama awhile back.  Thank you very much.  Have a sunrise:

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 28, 2014, 06:37:59 PM »
EOS 6D, EF 24-105mm 105mm ISO 400 f/10 @ 1/50

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 28, 2014, 06:34:16 PM »
EOS 6D, Sigma 150-500, Tokina 1.4x 700mm ISO 800, f/11 @ 1/1000

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 12, 2013, 08:54:27 PM »
I moved up to a 6D this past Spring for improved IQ, low noise, and high iso.  I love it, but I sorely miss the af and fps of my 7D; though I still use it, I find the 6D comes in more handy for my night shooting and indoor event shots.  Barring some unanticipated bad thing, I will absolutely be adding the 7D II as soon as it's available.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D: Should I wait or not?
« on: November 05, 2013, 08:31:27 PM »
I don't know what you shoot with now, but I have a 7D, 50D (for sale), and purchased the 6D on sale in the Spring after borrowing it from Canon.  It is a fantastic camera: dynamic range, iso noise, and so on as you've probably seen or heard here and elsewhere.  The 7D outperforms it in many ways EXCEPT image quality.  Portraits, landscapes, low-light, and other non-mobile subjects are perfect for 6D use.  While the 7D, or 5- or 1-D focus systems would be a delight in this body, it would then not be a 6D.  As it is the focus system is more than adequate for the types of shots I mentioned before.  By all means, check out BF, CM, other sales and refurbs, but the 6D is still in its' relatively new or mid-life span and won't be significantly upgraded too soon....

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6d Highest Usable Iso?
« on: August 29, 2013, 06:08:50 AM »
I have no hesitation using my 6D up to ISO 25,600,  If you have a properly exposed photo, noise is perfectly acceptable at high ISO.

These shots are just fantastic, Justin! While I am still adjusting to the far greater latitude my 6D affords me over my 7D, I've mostly been puttering about at 3200 or so - and apparently I've been forgoing a great many shots unnecessarily.  Thanks for the enlightenment!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 27, 2013, 01:53:50 AM »
6D, 24-105 @ 105:

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 3 (D) Features??
« on: August 27, 2013, 01:43:39 AM »

Third party "digital" lenses are not the same thing as EF-S lenses, if you want to butcher the safety stops then some EF-S lenses can be used to take crap heavily vignetted images on a ff camera with the risk of severe damage to that camera, hardly seems worth the effort.

I do remember back in the day people did experiment with the practicality of various EF-S lenses on EF mounts, mainly so they could use EF-S lenses on the 10D as that predated EF-S and was EF only.

The Tokina (Third-party "digital") 11-16mm f/2.8 lens is in fact designed for crop lenses, and is so marketed; yet its construction does allow it to be used, without vignetting, at 16mm, on FF cameras.  I like it because I can use it on both my 6- and 7D bodies, with very satisfactory results.  I tried this after learning about it on this and many other forums...

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