« on: January 28, 2014, 04:39:44 AM »
Grumbaki...thanks for posting this.
I'll be buying that book.
I'll be buying that book.
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I live near and work on Eglin Air Force Base, which is in the far Northwest panhandle of Florida. The base has a saddle club where horse owners can rent stable space to keep their horses. Oddly, it is located immediately under the final approach to one end of the runway and so there is outrageously loud jet noise (the base hosts F-15, F-16 and F-35 jets) throughout much of the day. But these animals seem to have gotten pretty used to it.
I'm primarily a portrait shooter but one afternoon I was scouting a portrait location at the pond that butts up against the saddle club property and decided to take a stroll through the stables.
Great blue heron high in a cedar tree
Worst indoor track facility for photography ever. If it wasn't too dark (ISO 5000-6400 in the middle) there was a bright window in the background.
Shot with the 24-70 II and a Ranger Quadra in a Deep Octa 70cm. The next day to this, it was 30 cm of snow and an all out blizzard.
QuoteWhich 100mm are you asking about? If you're talking about the Macro L it's one of my favourite portrait lenses: http://www.canonrumors.com/reviews/review-canon-ef-100-f2-8l-is-macro/. I worry that the AF on it may not be able to keep up in sporting situations. The IS will certainly help, but it's by no means a "sports" lens (switching the focus limiter away from the macro setting would help too).
Thanks for the feed back. I actually initially wasn't thinking about the L, but now I really am! These are just toys for me, but it will be fun to dabble in the Macro world and still be able to use the lens as a portrait lens. Birthday is coming up :-)
Snowy Owl, 650 meters away, taken with an SX-50 in "green box" mode, 50X zoom and 4X digital zoom (equivalent of 4800mm !), handheld, in poor light, in a snowstorm.... and heavily cropped to boot....
The IQ is so bad that this is art
And don't forget about software.... A program like lightroom and learning how to use it will have more impact on you images that anything else.... This is the digital era and for $100 or so you can get a "darkroom" that allows you to things that the masters could only dream about in the days of film....
With the Black Rapid style of strap the dangle has it's benefits. Have you actually tried one prior to dismissing it? I myself use the RS-7 Curve. Super comfy no matter the lens or mount (camera or lens plate) I cannot go back to neck straps after wearing a sliding sling. They're not popular because they're trendy, they're popular because they work well.
Here's one of my fav's - from Japan, titled "A Golden Winter" - taken with a 1ds and a 24-70.