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Kodak 5MP P+S  Moosehead Lake, Maine

Street & City / Re: Slow shutter shoot
« on: October 09, 2013, 08:19:58 PM »
I liked the First one of with the model on the left and the train going by behind her alot, Neat work!(IMG_2961)

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: September 04, 2013, 07:33:36 PM »
It was pretty dark and I was shooting handheld, but I like the waterfall itself.

ISO 800, .8s, F/5, 17mm

Magic Lantern will have 14 stops of DR on it in no time :-P You will find most people like the color rendition of the 6D more than the Nikon, and the High ISO does very well on the canon. Menu systems will make more sence (in my opionion)

I am considering a 6D soon(ish, stupid money) But when I shoot a wedding I am damn near terrified of my 60D having an SD card S___ the bed. And I would have the same fear using the 6D with it's single card slot.

Lenses / Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« on: August 02, 2013, 09:32:13 PM »
put clear tape on the filter before smashing, contain the mess :-P

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: ISO Setting
« on: July 30, 2013, 07:37:26 PM »
I use auto a decent amount, and set the limit on a regular basis, but never with flash work, as it "auto" sets to 400. But I also only run a 60D

Would you mind posting a non-crop, with her face and stuff removed/blurred for a better understanding? that would help a lot!

Macro / Re: Just starting Macros - First examples.
« on: July 24, 2013, 09:50:18 PM »
I use a 25mm Kenko tube on my 50 1.8 and it gets great results. The problem with extension tubes is while they work great to get a smaller minimum focal distance, they limit the total focus range A LOT.

my 50mm 1.8 only has a total of about 3" focus travel with the 25mm tube on.   On my 17-70 the subject was touching the filter and still not quite close enough to focus. On my 70-300 the min focus distance was about 3 feet, and the max was around 5 feet, that was pretty much useless! But on my 50mm I LOVE it.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Newbie - My shots your thoughts
« on: July 24, 2013, 09:38:57 PM »
Nice work!   good stuff. Did you have to shoot through a fence or sticks on the tiger and bear? looks like a hazy section on each from doing so, I know how annoying that is! keep up the good work

Lighting / Re: Guess what?
« on: July 24, 2013, 09:29:20 PM »

Yongnuo are pretty well praised, I have a Sigma with HSS, and it works great (other than the firmware being glitchy)  I can shoot @ f 1.8 in the snow and still use fill-flash, although the 61 meter range is cut about in half.

Lenses / Re: Cheap telephoto lens
« on: July 17, 2013, 05:25:21 PM »
skip the tamron. F#$%ng photozone reveiw is BS. the tamron sucks. the AF is kinda nice and quiet and all, but does hunt sometimes, and the colors are very flat. My father-in-law can take a better shot of a distant subject(sharper) with his 70-200 2.8 ii on his 30D(cropped) than my 70-300 on my 60D. I sent it to tamron to be fixed, and they "adjusted" it and it is now a smidge better but nothing exciting. Go canon or save money and get the sigma 70-300, i tryed one in a local store and it was better than my tamron.

Technical Support / Re: Help needes: EOS 7D - noisy pictures
« on: July 03, 2013, 09:45:43 PM »
Someone here must be new, arguing with Neuro Bahaha. Everything I have read agrees with Neuro.

as far as the original topic here, when you import a raw into lightroom it does not apply the standard "canon" noise reduction, but a much lower amount of NR. RAW images look like crap in lightroom untill some NR is applied.

Neuro, I have a Question:
I have noticed the Jpeg 7D images are much noisier than my 60D images, But I assume that is because of more modern NR being applied with the 60D, and the raw files should be identical in quality, being the same sensor, am I right?

Lenses / Re: Nifty 50 or Shorty 40?
« on: June 29, 2013, 10:49:33 AM »
I would go with the 50 f1/4 or even 1.8 over the 40mm in my opinion. alot of my favorite shots have been on my 50mm@1.8, and a very high percentage of my favorite shots out of my 17-70 are at 31mm and 34mm (very colse to 50mm on a full frame). the 50 1/8 @f2.8-5.6 is VERY sharp. and I have never had any issues with it focusing badly on my 60D. The 50 1.8 actually focuses well in low light too. I use an extension tube with it for a very sharp macro lens

Lenses / Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« on: June 29, 2013, 10:34:35 AM »
I sold my 17-55 a few months after selling my 40D and going to FF totally, so when I bought a refurb 7D a year later, I bought a 15-85.  Now that I have a 16-35 which works on my FF and on crop, I'm well covered. 
I'm not sure why I'm keeping the 15-85, I just like it for all around use.

I feel bad when I don't use my lenses.  Almost like they are on the playground and are never picked to get into the game.

Haha I know what you mean. I throw my 35-80 4-5.6 iii on my 60D sometimes just because. and im like "Awwe, see, you dont take THAT bad of shots little old cheap lens!" haha

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Medical joint overload by heavy dlsr?
« on: June 27, 2013, 09:37:07 AM »
I paid <40$ for my battery grip for my 60D and it makes shooting a lot more comfortable. not only does it give my pinky somewhere to live, but the "pivot point" or fulcrum if you will, [that is pushing against your palm] is further from your fingers releiving some tension.

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