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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:

On Flickr

EF 85mm f/1.8:

On Flickr

EF 85mm f/1.8 + ext. tubes:

On Flickr

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

On Flickr

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.   ;)

Lenses / Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« on: June 02, 2013, 08:31:46 PM »
I have often gone out with just 3 lenses:  the 50mm f/1.4, plus the 28mm f/1.8 and 85mm f/1.8.  They're small, light and fast, cover most of what I like to shoot and easily fit into my old Lowepro Off Road waist bag without needing the 2 side lens cases.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Press event on may 31st
« on: June 01, 2013, 07:25:55 PM »
I think it will be Canon announcing it's first 3D printer.... and it probably comes with the file to print a 70D body and a 1200F5.6 lens....

3D Printer?  Will it come with the gun-making software?

It could be quite the press event.....
Canon unveils 3D printer
Canon prints gun with 3D printer
Canon shoots themselves in the foot.....

ROFL!  Thanks for the chuckle!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: A question for 5dmk3 and 1dx owners
« on: May 25, 2013, 04:06:26 PM »
With the 5D3, I use the multi-controller (the little 'joystick') to select the auto-focus point.  Much easier than trying to scroll through them the way I did when I had the 5D2.

Canon General / Re: Desired fantasy gear
« on: May 19, 2013, 11:55:03 AM »
EF-S 400 4 IS

Why not try the EF 300mm f/4L IS, as it is the equivalent of 480mm on a 1.6x crop body?
Maybe because it would be the equivalent of much more mm (actually 640) on a 1.6x crop body and some need it?

No, a theoretical EF-S 400mm lens on a 1.6x crop body would be the equivalent of 400mm.  Note: EF-S lenses, which is what the OP requested, can only be mounted on a 1.6x crop body, so there is no crop factor.

Canon General / Re: Desired fantasy gear
« on: May 15, 2013, 01:30:08 PM »
EF-S 400 4 IS

Why not try the EF 300mm f/4L IS, as it is the equivalent of 480mm on a 1.6x crop body?

Lenses / Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« on: May 13, 2013, 11:58:14 PM »
Well, they're starting to get it onto their webpage.  However, if you click on the link in the banner, it takes you to the 5D Mark III Firmware Update page, which is the next preview that scrolls in the banner.  :(

theres lots of space because its a desert! thats what i was trying to get across. i have hundreds of different pyramid photos, but this is sadly one of the more successful captures.

There's lots of space not because it's a desert, but rather because of where in the frame you placed the subject.  In fact, the empty sky, not the desert, takes up more than half the frame!  Some quick horizon basics.  Also, there's nothing on the right side of the frame to draw your attention over there, so there's no balance -- it's just wasted space.  Finally, study the Rule of Thirds to get better placement of the subject in the frame.

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