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EOS Bodies / Re: I love Primes.
« on: August 24, 2012, 02:21:37 PM »
the research wasn't to intensive. it maybe took 2 hrs with google's help, but then i think i got a handle on it. it's just weird. 

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Lenses / Re: Why pick 16-35 f2.8 over 17-40 f4
« on: August 24, 2012, 02:14:00 PM »
i had the 17-40, bought a 16-35, and then sold the 17-40. i find the 16-35 to have somewhat better IQ, but the main reason i bought it was that i do a lot of shooting in dimly lit areas and the extra stop is a big help. It's handy also because at these wide focal lengths i can actually use 2.8 and not have nearly everything out of focus due to the larger depth of field. i figured i wouldn't notice the difference between 16mm and 17mm but i did. not huge, but i did notice it. last thing, i felt that a lens for (around) 2x the price for 2x the light gathering ability was a pretty good deal actually, as most of the time the jump from f4 to f2.8 on a top lens costs 4-5x as much. i've never heard anyone look at that that way, but that's the way i see it. i really had no complaints with the 17-40, it was fine, the 16-35 is just better.

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EOS Bodies / Re: I love Primes.
« on: August 24, 2012, 08:28:59 AM »
nope. sorry, i've done a bit of research on this and it seems that with a prime lens you are going to have to live will whatever angle of view your lens provides.

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EOS Bodies / Re: I love Primes.
« on: August 23, 2012, 11:14:02 PM »
now this is a silly turn of events.
   hey, charlie, II just so happen to have a 16-35 that i think needs a new owner, as i'm strongly considering replacing it with a......24mm.  yup.

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EOS Bodies / Re: I love Primes.
« on: August 23, 2012, 11:08:11 PM »
sweet, first to vote against primes. they have their advantages sure. i have a couple, but i'll take a zoom. Sure they are small, and light(until you get a few of them), but barring the long teles they are at the very least matched, usually beaten in IQ by zooms(the L variety). for all of you out there with zooms that want to be liberated, i can come over to your house free of charge and epoxy your zoom lens in your preferred focal length.(provided it's within your zoom's focal length range) I'll even do weird custom stuff like 80mm, 140mm, or even 103mm, whatever you need. Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying zooming all over the place is a replacement for moving closer or further away from your subject. All the distances and angles play a large role in the final results.
 really though, obviously sure they work great for a great many photographers, I'm just not that guy.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cheap Camera Ideas...worth it?
« on: August 23, 2012, 08:24:59 PM »
35mm f2 or a point and shoot. either of those + a large memory card. a 50mm on a crop is just to long for general purpose. i can't even think of a reason to recommend a tele.

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i usually keep my gear in an air conditioned environment, and leave a window open or 1/2 open during the drive to my shooting location to try and level out the temperature of my gear to the outside air. Maybe it wasn't given enough time. I thought i had a better understanding of this, but after a little google search i just got confused so i thought i'd post my question here. Some of the stuff i was reading said the gear needed to me warmer, some said colder, some talked about how the gear was getting cold because the lens was aimed into space, and it's cold in space. don't aim it there until you really need to, well that doesn't seem practical.  Make a huge lens hood to protect it from the cold, then something about empty fields and trees... anyway, thanks for the info, it's really cool how one can go on the net ask a question and get info back from others who've done what i'm trying to do and actual meteorologists. thanks.

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I've only recently had this happen but now that i'm doing more of this thing it's bound to happen all the time. I was really surprised to see it on my images. I didn't see a thing on the LCD out in the field, but i'll be looking closely in the future. I've added an image that most clearly shows the problem. thanks

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what timing! i just tried this very thing for the first time last week. I was wondering what could be done easily with my gear and a location i've been using for shots of the ISS. after a few shots i decided to jump in the frame myself. i didn't have my wireless shutter thingy so i really did jump into the frame. during this 30second exposure i was wonder if i was even in the frame, and if the coming truck's headlights would ruin the shot. anyway it worked, so i'll do more, and bring my wireless shutter tripper. I guess focus stacking would be the only cure for my being so far OOF.

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EOS Bodies / Re: review the 5D3 reviews
« on: August 20, 2012, 02:19:38 PM »
i've got no issues with the jpgs from the 5dmk3 at all. i think they are just swell, although i don't use them. maybe i'm just easy to please.

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Lenses / Re: quess how many lenses, ebay foolishness.
« on: August 20, 2012, 09:07:05 AM »
I'm not interested in buying it, it's just something that i came across. The listing looked so poor and confusing, i hope nobody gets scammed. perhaps it's legit, and someone will get a good deal on a 2.8 IS v2.

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Lenses / quess how many lenses, ebay foolishness.
« on: August 19, 2012, 09:41:08 PM »
Now i could be wrong, but how many different lenses are photographed in this ebay ad, and what exactly is this guy trying to sell?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200806498633
 i swear i see a listing for a 2.8, then a photo of an f4IS, then a 2.8IS v2 box, then...? And i thought I had crummy ebay ads.

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Sports / Re: learning bike shoot
« on: August 19, 2012, 02:19:28 PM »
now that i'm on my usual computer i can see things a bit better. I don't have any exp with that lens, is that level of IQ normal at the long end of that zoom? it's just that it really would seem to me that 1/250 should be enough to freeze the action, yet nothing looks all that great. isn't not quite apples to apples but from my past exp with panning shots i had to get the shutter speed well below 1/250(dirt bikes at a much slower clip, but at a MUCH closer range) more like 1/50 or slower usually to get a good bit of movement.  but there are many variables.

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Sports / Re: learning bike shoot
« on: August 18, 2012, 10:56:17 PM »
i'm not at my "real" computer so i don't even know how to look at exif data with this thing. Are you using the servo focusing mode? what camera body was this shot with? mostly the thing that i see is that nothing is really in great focus. perhaps from your panning? looking at the shot i wouldn't have thought that there was much panning needed. he's not really moving across the frame or anything. i don't have a 24-105f4IS, does it normally handle panning okay? i bet it does, just wondering.
 also, can you take me with you to the race. one of the last with Rossi on the lame duck ;)

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Landscape / Re: The Ship
« on: August 17, 2012, 08:34:44 PM »
you flipped it. hmmm, maybe that's why dxo was refusing to straighten out the horizon for me. they all look pretty cool to me, just down to taste. now that i see the original though, i think you should have hit that ship with a 580 or a reflector for some fill  ;)

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