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Lenses / Re: How bad is the 24-105?
« on: October 16, 2013, 05:38:44 AM »
Back and forth like gay marriage.

    Those who like the honda,...24-105 please continue to like it.
Those that like good lenses,....also job well done.

To the dude advocating flare,....Sorry man, do not need flare to feel artistic.
In fact,....please try to be artistic without flare.
Exaggerated flare went out of style for at least 2 years now.
Same as making black and white photographs with one element of color in it.
Except for the people in Krakozhia,... everyone knows that by now.
"But did you know the pyramids were actually a mistake?" or,..." Did you know that some owls are not that smart?"

Good luck to all.

My head hurts after reading your post. ???

Lenses / Re: How bad is the 24-105?
« on: October 16, 2013, 05:37:06 AM »
I don't see any meaningful differences, if your point is to show that a zoom like the 24-105 performs as well as anything else in normal shooting conditions then you have done so and that's a good point for everyone to keep in mind.

I think it's that simple.

Yes, the 24-105 in normal conditions is a fine lens and can hold its own even when compared to quality primes.

Canon General / Re: Lose or Loose?
« on: October 16, 2013, 05:06:00 AM »
The British English usage is the ending "ice" for the noun and "ise" for the verb. E.g., I would advise you that the advice is to practise the practice of grammar. Americans use "ise" in all cases.

Sorry to disagree, but I am an American, and I was taught the correct usage of each in school.

Alan...I think you meant  to write that Americans use "ice" not "ise" for the word practice. (I'm from the US)   Americans always use practice, not practise.  (Even as I tried to write practise the spellcheck keeps trying to correct me).  I wonder if the spellcheck does that if you live in the UK?

DJL...Americans never use the word "practise" in the US there would be no "correct usage" of each...unless you mean that it would be correct to use "practise" when communicating with a Brit.  ;)

Canon General / Re: Lose or Loose?
« on: October 15, 2013, 11:21:57 AM »
Also....There, their, and they're are misused so frequently it's shocking to me.

I think that the people that make these types of spelling errors don't understand how they are perceived by some people.

Accidentally doing it when quickly posting something is one thing, but doing it multiple times in a single sentence or paragraph reveals insight not only into the education levels achieved by the writer, but also into their concern for how they present their work.  In this day an age, you can google search how to correctly use a word, there's no excuse.

When you sit down to write something, you usually have time to get the message communicated correctly, and so for those that don't get it "right", it's laziness, lack of education on the subject, or not caring about the quality of their work....or mostly likely some combination of the three. 

Occasionally we all make mistakes, fine, but repeatedly making a simple mistake is very "telling" of who you are as a person...IMO.

It's a judgmental world we live in.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 13, 2013, 09:05:11 AM »

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 13, 2013, 09:01:46 AM »
Touchdown catch:

Bingo!  Perfect timing!

at the end of the day, the priest was wrong to deliver the message with the words he used, the look on his face, and the tone of his voice.   it was all very unpleasant when it didn't need to be..

a smile, a firm yet polite request, and a gentle tone is what I would expect in that setting.  I think that's what most people would expect from a priest, and that's why it's uncomfortable for many to watch.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 12, 2013, 11:01:34 AM »
This shot is with the 70-200, but I took out my 5d3 for one period of hockey last night (which I hadn't done since getting the 1dx), 6fps seems slow once you've become used to 12fps.

Question for anyone...has anyone else tried setting the back a/f button to 14fps?  I fooled around with it last night for the first time and I think it will come in handy in certain situations.   I'll be using it again.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 10, 2013, 11:18:05 AM »
i enjoy seeing the faces up close and in action. 

1dx handheld - IS off - AF case setting #1
70-200 2.8ii

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 10, 2013, 11:15:14 AM »
The generator van caught fire at shoot today. Lucky I carried my 1dx to work this morning.

i like it...the way the hose stands out, good job!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 10, 2013, 07:27:53 AM »
Two very different birds both photographed early this AM and both on the same tree at the same time.  The eagle watched with curiosity as the magpie hopped from branch to branch.  Shot in available light, on monopod, 1DX and 600II.

Very nice shots!

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: October 09, 2013, 07:26:07 PM »
5d III + 24-70 2.8 II

I downloaded and tried to push the shadows.....damn the dynamic range of canon...damn.  ::) ;D

Nice shot

it is of course OK to crop, rotate and fiddle with all the things PS and the others let you fiddle with. But I still believe you´ll become a better photographer if you try to frame things right from the start.

One other consideration is for stuff like commercial sports or weddings where you are doing it cheap.  If you have to post process you are losing money.

I don't do that sort of work but I know people who do and I was surprised to learn they shot jpeg unto they explained that post processing cut into profits.

I don't follow. Surely more time spent PP = more billable time to the customer and therefore more profit!

For me I don't care how long it takes I'm not handing over trashy shots. Money comes and goes, reputation lasts a lot longer.

So true...such a good point.   I've seen many photog's produce and distribute photos that are very "average" at best....not good for your brand/reputation.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 08, 2013, 07:40:01 PM »
Luck is a huge element in getting a shot like that juvenile Red Tail.  Down here in extreme southern Arizona, the hawks love to perch on utility poles.  Photographing them is a matter of finding a rural road in open desert and looking for the hawks.  They're pretty easy to spot.  But, the problem is that they're not terribly fond of people walking up to them and snapping pictures, so, they usually fly as soon as you get within about 25 yards.  Often, they fly in the wrong direction -- into the sun, for example -- or before you can get set up, or with a maze of power lines between you and them.  It's that one bird in 15 or 20 that flies toward you with the light at your back that you hope for.  I took this shot on a day when a friend and I spent 8 hours stalking hawks.  We saw dozens of them, I took about 400 photos, and this is the one really good shot of the day.

I hear you...wildlife is tough.  You need extra patience and determination...which you showed, good job.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 08, 2013, 06:14:11 AM »

yes, nice shot i agree.   nice to see him advertising for canon with the EOS tattooed on his fingers!  :P

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