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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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"Fungal Love"

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: August 17, 2013, 02:31:44 PM »
My recent vacation to the Black Hills...unfortunately, it was a hazy and overcast sky most of my time there.

Sometimes, an overcast sky can make for a better photograph, as is the case in your second photo.  Great texture and balance.  Well done!

My first thought was to use a "low mileage" original 5D as that imager was really nice, the only issues being with the AF speed (which is irrelevant in this application).  I do not remember its live view capability.

The original 5D does not have Live View -- I remember because it was one of the reasons I skipped it and waited for the 5D Mark II.

Lenses / Re: Canon 14mm II for "Yangshuo, China"
« on: August 07, 2013, 09:59:53 AM »

Since you have a few weeks, I'd suggest renting the 14mm now, if possible, to see if 'works' for you.  If you don't have a large subject, it can make things look very small.  Holding it level, things look fairly normal; tilt it to get some interesting effects.

A couple of shots I did right after buying the original 14L.

Like using a fisheye, remember to watch your feet.  Oh, and don't go walking around with it while looking through the viewfinder or you will bump into things!  (Yes, voice of experience.  :-[)

Good luck and happy shooting!

-- Dan

Lenses / Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« on: July 23, 2013, 11:50:39 PM »
The original EF 14mm f/2.8L is another.

Canon General / Re: Just For Fun!
« on: July 22, 2013, 11:57:34 PM »
66.  "Which one should I buy?"

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS Film images
« on: July 18, 2013, 09:59:20 PM »
beautiful.  perfect reflections.

Can you recall the film you used.  Has a velvia feel to me.

Thanks, Paul.  I didn't recall the film, so I just had to get up and go find the negative!  It was just Kodak Gold 200 ISO.  And it was 2003, not 2001, as if that mattered.   ::)

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS Film images
« on: July 18, 2013, 09:23:19 PM »
The Morris-Goodkind Bridge across the Raritan River.  Taken in 2003 using a Canon Elan 7NE, Kodak Gold 200 ISO 35mm film and Tamron 20-40mm lens.

I live nearby, so for a few months, I would get up early to check the tide, waiting for the right time to get this shot.

"Morning Reflections"


Lenses / Re: Repair Shop for Old EF Lenses?
« on: June 30, 2013, 07:41:13 PM »
If you do a search on the forums here, you will find that others have recommended Midwest Camera Repair.  They are a factory authorized service center for Canon and Nikon.


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Canon 300 2.8 IS II with Gimbal Head
« on: June 27, 2013, 10:46:39 PM »
The treepod is homemade and since I don't own a milling machine, was a challenge with just a lathe. 

I don't know how heavy the 300mm f/2.8L is, but it must be a PITA carrying that tree around with you!   ;D

An updated 1.4 with a better focusing motor, bit better sealing and no IS would be great.


I don't shoot video, don't need IS on a fast 50mm and certainly don't want want it made larger and more expensive to accommodate it.  Just want that #&@$ 'micro' USM replaced with 'ring' USM.

Charge the battery?   ::)

Reviews / Re: Horrible experience with Adorama camera
« on: June 04, 2013, 09:24:04 PM »
...I live in NJ and they charge NJ sales tax on all orders, so I also have a financial reason not to buy from them online these days.

You are not going to buy from them because they support your local economy???  Funny how nobody wants to pay tax and yet everyone wants to have their streets paved or to have the police come when they call 911.

Governor Christie would just buy some more cheese burgers with my stipend!  :-)
(BTW...I pay PLENTY of taxes...i live in NJ ..we are taxed to death here..toll roads, bridges, tunnels, pay beaches, etc..etc..etc...I do not need to be chastised for making a perfectly legal choice to keep more of my hard-earned cash in my pocket..just like Apple or Mitt Romney..It's the USA..I look for loopholes...I take my power back wherever possible!)

In this case it's not a loophole - you are legally required to pay taxes on those purchases, whether the business collects it at the time of sale or not. Very few people do, though, so the Marketplace Fairness Act has been created so that out of state businesses will have to collect it up front.

Here's the specific (current) law in NJ: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/su_5.shtml

Quite right.  In any case, Adorama has a warehouse in NJ -- I've had items shipped from it -- so they are legally bound to collect taxes for all orders shipping to NJ.

Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: June 04, 2013, 08:52:06 PM »
60D - 28mm 1.8

Love the B&W shot.

I shot all these with my first love, the 5D Mark II.  I miss her so...  :'(

EF 50mm f/1.4 + ext. tubes:

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EF 85mm f/1.8:

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EF 85mm f/1.8 + ext. tubes:

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EF 300mm f/4L IS + 1.4 TC II:

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In case anyone is wondering why I used the 300mm for the last shot, I was busy shooting this dragonfly when it caught my eye.   ;)

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