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What I do love about this anouncement is the audacity! Sigma is shameless. They should be content with their inferior position in the market place, but no, - for the couple of last years they have gone hunting :) It reminds me of a classic ad for a US car rental company in the eighties... "We know we are number two, therefore we try harder"

Good one!  And let's not forget that Canon used to be number two, to Nikon.  It was their audacious move to the auto-focus EF mount that catapulted them to number one.   :)

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"Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!"



I have the EF 50mm f/1.4 and had to have the focusing fixed once, so I'm really hoping this is a good lens.  If nothing else, I hope it forces Canon to release a new 50mm f/1.4, instead of only a 50mm f/1.8 IS, as some of the recent rumors may have implied.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 05, 2013, 06:12:17 PM »
Had some nice weather a few weekends ago, so I was able to get out and do some birding.  There are more shots of the GBH in flight on my Flickr page.  All shot with the 5D III and 300mm f/4L IS with 1.4x TC II.


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Canon General / Re: Lose or Loose?
« on: October 29, 2013, 07:46:28 PM »
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"...so 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.  ;)

No, I thought he was saying that Americans always say advise, even when they mean advice.

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: October 17, 2013, 08:05:55 PM »
Here's a nice sunrise I did back in April.  I'm not a morning person, but got rewarded for my effort!   ;D


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Canon General / Re: Lose or Loose?
« on: October 15, 2013, 07:24:28 PM »
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.

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Canon General / Re: Lose or Loose?
« on: October 15, 2013, 02:37:07 PM »
Is this a STA meeting? (Spelling Trolls Anonymous)

No, it's an STA meeting.  Sorry, could not resist.   :P

The one that I have noticed on the forums recently is the misuse of "advise," instead of "advice."

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Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: October 13, 2013, 05:22:53 PM »
Here's a different take on flowers.

Cool. What is it?

I don't know what the flowers were, but they were in an old, weather-beaten planter that had fallen on its side. The age of the planter is what made me decide to shoot it in sepia.

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Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: October 12, 2013, 03:17:41 PM »
Here's a different take on flowers.


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Hi guys,

how long did it take for you to get the activation code, I submitted and downloaded over 7 hours ago, still no email

thanks for any insight

I got it within minutes.  Check your spam folder.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New iPhone: Final Nail in the Coffin
« on: September 20, 2013, 10:48:10 PM »
I'm going to Home Depot to buy some more nails.   :P

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Landscape / Re: Sunset Frustration
« on: September 16, 2013, 12:05:23 AM »
I love shooting sunsets, but you have to be outside with your camera ready before the sun disappears below the horizon.  I usually check the sky when I get home to be ready, but if there are no clouds, then I don't bother.

I'm fortunate that I live near a bridge that crosses high above a river near a park, so I have a wonderful, unobstructed view of the western sky.


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The only drawback with most of the wired third party models is the N3 connector does not lock to the camera, and might be easily pulled out.

Huh... that's interesting.  I used the one that looks like a 3.5mm headphone jack and that was always a tight fit... Maybe I should go to my local camera shop and waste their time... because I'm not paying $50 for their knockoff shutter release. 

The N3 cables from Canon have a metal connector that "lock" to the port, while third-party ones are plastic, which is why they can slide out, as Mt Spokane said.

I see that you already sold your old cable, but in case anyone else is reading: the "Rebel" bodies have a 2.5" stereo jack, not 3.5".  You can actually buy a 2.5" (F) to 3.5" (M) stereo adapter online and at electronic stores, such as Radio Shack, and connect it up with this 3.5" (F) to N3 adapter that I got at B+H:  RS-RTC/C3.  I originally bought it so that I could use my old Canon RS-80E3 with the 5D2, and now with the 5D3.  The N3 connector on the adapter is plastic, but I haven't had an issue with it.

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Technical Support / Re: Need Help = " How to shoot this kind of Photo"
« on: August 27, 2013, 01:48:32 PM »
A higher exposure rate will freeze the action.  In order to see motion, you need a longer exposure.

This a shot of a water fountain using 5D Mark II, EF 50mm f/1.4 @ f/16, 1/30 and ISO 100.  I had tried at higher speeds and simply got individual drops of water.

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Macro / Re: Denizens of the Forest Floor
« on: August 26, 2013, 07:04:50 PM »
A toadstool fit for a Prince!  Well, one who's been turned into a frog, anyway.

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