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For me, there is no street photograph ever taken that was worth getting hurt for.

I don't know, there have been a few historic images.

Yes, people are getting paranoid.  However, I also try to avoid people in a lot of my photographs though.

Street & City / Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« on: May 08, 2013, 10:29:26 AM »
I was there last month, but was staying too far outside of the city to get any nighttime photos.  Next time...

You can also do video and see the effect.  I think PBS's Frontline television show uses this effect.  I've tried it, but it doesn't work quite as good since I have the 17mm and I bet they use the 24mm or 45mm.

Lenses / Re: New Tilt-Shift Lenses in the Wild [CR2]
« on: May 03, 2013, 05:41:58 PM »
The 17mm TS-E would be sharper if there was a 100x zoom option in liveview.  It is a silly software limitation.  I mean, my eyes are pretty good, but I can't tell if I am focusing just right, even when zoomed in 10x.

Lenses / Re: Is your midrange gear insured?
« on: February 14, 2013, 05:49:45 PM »
I'm trying to get mine insured.  How would you go about getting an appraisal of the current value?

I have about $5,000-$6,000 US, maybe a little more worth of gear, and even though I am low risk, I've come close to having two fires/explosions at my house so far...  Plus the international travel I do, although I usually keep it secure.  But, you never know.

Lenses / Re: 16-35L or related primes
« on: February 12, 2013, 05:09:27 PM »
If you need 1 lens, the 16-35mm is usually it.  I think pictures would look too similar if everything was taken at the same focal length.

Having said that, a 17 TS-e (14mm if you need autofocus), 50mm f/1.2 and a 300mm f/4 (f/2.8?) might be a cool combination

I just don't do post processing in a normal fashion.  That is what I would like to get away from.  It can be months or years before I get back to looking at the pictures I take.  I enjoy taking pictures more than looking at them.  ;)

I would worry about the battery life issue.  It would be nice to connect the phone's GPS with the Raspberry Pi and then have it write to the EXIF data...


This is a very cool implementation of a Raspberry Pi into a Battery Grip.  It basically puts a Linux computer right on the camera with a connection through the USB port. 

Since I would like to get to the point where I can add GPS coordinates into my photos as I take them, what do you think the chances are of attaching this device, having the photos go to the Raspberry Pi, adding in the GPS stream parsed into Lat and Long, and then writing the data back to the Compact Flash card?

The other things it can do would be nice too.

Lenses / Re: 17-40 vs 16-35, which one got the mojo ?
« on: January 24, 2013, 11:51:44 AM »
I love my 16-35.  And I do shoot quite a bit at f/2.8 when the lighting conditions aren't the best.

If the 17-40 was a f/2.8, then I would have had a harder choice.

I find that for landscapes, the 16mm on a full frame camera is very good.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« on: January 12, 2013, 10:30:44 PM »
I want to see if Canon comes out with an updated 50L in the next year, but it is the last lens that I really 'want'.

I want to like this type of camera, but I have a hard enough time getting a fast shutter speed with my prime lenses when shooting indoors without a flash.

As a compromise, if they could get the 70mm end down to f/5.6 or f/4... then it might be good.

Canon General / Re: necessity of photography school
« on: December 19, 2012, 02:51:20 PM »
I know enough to l know that there is a lot of things I don't know.  And, I've looked at enough photo books to realize that it takes a special eye to look at something and 'see' the photo from a different angle or framing. 

The classes like DSLR camera controls, software post-processing, studio lighting, wedding, landscape, etc. would all have details that I don't know and could learn.  But, even with a bunch of classes, it takes practice (and being in the right locations) to get really good.

Maybe a 50mm f/1.2 IS?   ;D

I will be buying a 50mm f/1.2 next year sometime probably, so I will be interested in knowing if this new one will be better somehow.  I've used the current 50mm f/1.2 and liked it a lot.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 14, 2012, 09:11:54 AM »
I'll save up for a 50mm f/1.2 IS... :)

Hopefully the 50mm f/1.4 has internal focus too.  Maybe the newer lenses do.  I'm not an expert of the f/1.4.

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