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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cheap Camera Ideas...worth it?
« on: August 23, 2012, 07:12:03 PM »
i vote used 18-55 IS for about 75 bucks, and a 50mm 1.8II for low light. nice combo, nice and light, no P+S will match that

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cheap Camera Ideas...worth it?
« on: August 23, 2012, 06:17:32 PM »
noobs often want a mega super tele zoom, but almost never use it, or use it for something that you could just take a few steps closer to. it is too bad she has the older 18-55 non IS, her oportunities for dim lighting are pretty bad. and the old 18-55 was an awful soft lens. A point and shoot under 250$ will be awful in dim lighting as well however. I might have to jump on the 55-250IS bandwagon

Lenses / Re: 50mm lens. I Need advice!!
« on: August 23, 2012, 12:41:51 PM »
Amazon lets you print a return label right from the site, and will have the new lens on it's way before you are done putting the one you got into a box. I like local and hate big faceless companies, but in a hit-and-miss situation like the sigma's are known for, it might be a good idea. Id own a sigma 30/1.4 if i wasnt thinking about going FF.

EOS Bodies / Re: Shooting leveled landscape pictures
« on: August 22, 2012, 09:50:13 PM »
I have used the 60d in-viewfinder level for landscape and it works well, but shooting up a tall building with the camera almost straight up the level doesnt really work very well. leave a smidge of room and post process, and interpolate to the same resolution if you wanna get fancy , fake people out with your increddible level-osity, haha

It has been humid as the jungle lately here in the new england area. My lens fogs up once the grass starts to get morning dew. Only a fairly warm lens will not condensate on nights like we have been having.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: August 21, 2012, 09:56:42 PM »
The subject wouldnt hold still, but i still like it :-)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Ribit!
« on: August 21, 2012, 09:49:06 PM »
found this guy looking at the world atop a piece of tupperware I left out on my picnic table

Animal Kingdom / Re: DragonFly Series
« on: August 21, 2012, 09:42:31 PM »
Nice shots! Funny how dragonflys will sometimes appear almost friendly. They often land on me to rest when im out in the yard. Humans know they eat pesky bugs. Maybe they know we know that haha!

Animal Kingdom / Re: My first attempt at stop action (hummingbirds)
« on: August 21, 2012, 09:39:55 PM »
yeah Im really thinking I want a 100-400

Technical Support / Re: 60D Dust Help
« on: August 20, 2012, 09:33:40 PM »
get the katz-eye manual focusing assist screen while you are at it ;-)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Zinc reported on 60d yet?
« on: August 20, 2012, 09:26:41 PM »
looks like dried up salt from sweaty hands. mmmm

EOS Bodies / Re: The Mirrorless Future
« on: August 20, 2012, 06:41:58 PM »
Apple Im sure could sell the S___ out of a 5mp mirrorless, 2 FPS, 5EV dynamic range, single f/8 autofocus point, with a NiCad, non-replaceable battery, internal-only memory, and no external buttons. It would probably be quite thin too! Maybe it could even support direct file transfer, to Ipad only of course.

Technical Support / Re: 60D Dust Help
« on: August 20, 2012, 12:43:29 PM »
Have you tryed one of those little rocket blowers? might end up on the sensor by the time you are done tho, thats always a risk of blowing in the body

EOS Bodies / Re: The Mirrorless Future
« on: August 20, 2012, 12:40:21 PM »
What utter tosh!

Maybe my irony radar is switched off but come on!

The SLR form is perfectly braced for hand held shooting, mirrorless with live view is not.

Thats before you get under the hood.

For the folk who need WLF's nothing other than a WLF will do, for the folks who need an SLR form, nothing else will do, for the folk who like rangefinders, nothing else will do.  Part function, part form, part technology.

Everybody want to kill off DSLRs, yet nobody really wants to buy into mirrorless.

Get your stories straight and stick to them.

+1          Try using a mirrorless with the sun over your shoulders glaring on that screen. Anyone that has used a viewfinder would miss it. Try having a mirrorless with a large sensor and a 400+mm lens hanging off the pathetic grip, and hand-holding a shot.  I'll keep my camera pressed against my face, thank you.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cleaning Camera - some questions
« on: August 19, 2012, 10:38:16 PM »
I actually periodically use an air compressor to blow out my camera bag, I hate dust acumulation. I use a blower on my lenses a lot, and use a lens brush for flicking dust off any externals, and a lens pen on my filters. I check for dust on the sensor maybe once a month  and give it blast of the blower if I see something that might show up in a pic. Ive had my 60d about a year and did clean the sensor once, mostly due to an unsucessful sensor brushing haha. Brush ended up touching internal grease and smeared the sensor. One sensor swab made it 100% clean at f/45!

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