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Messages - Steve Todd

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Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Action & Sports - Post Here.
« on: October 11, 2011, 04:01:39 PM »
EOS-1D Mk IV, EF 70-300L, Huntington Beach, CA

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Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Macro - Post Here.
« on: October 11, 2011, 03:59:34 PM »
EOS-1D Mk IV, EF 70-300L, ABQ Zoo

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Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Wildlife - Post Here.
« on: October 11, 2011, 03:57:00 PM »
EOS-1D Mk IV, EF 70-300L, ABQ Zoo

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Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Landscape - Post Here.
« on: October 11, 2011, 03:54:46 PM »
EOS-1D Mk IV, EF 70-300L, near Tucson, AZ

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Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Event Photography - Post here.
« on: October 11, 2011, 03:51:20 PM »
EOS-1D Mk IV, EF 28-300L, Nellis AFB Air Show

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Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Creative Lighting - Post Here.
« on: October 11, 2011, 03:49:18 PM »
EOS-1D Mk IV, EF 24-105L, ABQ River of Lights Show

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Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Flora - Post Here.
« on: October 11, 2011, 03:45:57 PM »
EOS-1D Mk IV, EF 28-300L, Saguaro National Park, AZ

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Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Black & White - Post Here.
« on: October 11, 2011, 03:42:14 PM »
EOS-1D Mk IV, EF 24-105L, near Ghost Ranch, NM

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Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Event Photography - Post here.
« on: October 11, 2011, 03:29:24 PM »
EOS 7D, EF 24-105L, Albuquerque Merchants' Night luminarias, Christmas '09

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Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Macro - Post Here.
« on: October 11, 2011, 03:24:43 PM »
EOS-1D Mk IV, EF 28-300L

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Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Wildlife - Post Here.
« on: October 11, 2011, 03:21:25 PM »
EOS-1D Mk IV, EF 28-300L

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Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Landscape - Post Here.
« on: October 11, 2011, 03:13:46 PM »
EOS-1D Mk IV, EF 28-300L, Hand-held from 70MPH train.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Exposure Compensation
« on: August 28, 2011, 07:41:03 PM »
Interesting question!  If your images a grossly over/under exposed and you are having to use exposure compensation for most of your shooting, something may be a-miss?  If your exposures are close, then perhaps it's the choice of metering pattern you are using or the focus point used at the time of exposure?

I've always been amazed how well Canon SLR/DSLRs meter!   I am sure there are many other photogs out there that have found this to be true as well.  However, I don't think people really trust their camera's metering, which has always baffled me.    I don't think my experience is unique either.   Having owned over two dozen Canon SLR/DSLRs, I fully trust their metering.  That doesn't mean they are perfect.  However, for the majority of subjects and lighting, they have never let me down.  I have shot just about every kind of subject you can imagine over the past 31 years and never had to rely on a handheld meter or had to bracket to get the shot!  And that was about 26 years of using film, when you didn't get to "Chimp" (see the results instantly) your shots! 

As to what I have experienced with my cameras, I have found that my 5D and 5D Mk II bodies tend to underexpose by about 1/3 - 1/2  of a stop with most lenses. My 7D overexposed by about the same amount?   This is not a problem and if necessary, is easily corrected in DPP.   Both of my 1D Mk IVs are spot-on. My film bodies (EOS-1V and EOS-1n) both underexpose by less than 1/3 of a stop using slide film.   I believe Canon says that an exposure of +/- 1/3 stop is well within specs for their "Pro models" and +/- 1/2 stop for all others. 


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EOS Bodies / End of the APS-H sized CMOS?
« on: June 22, 2011, 02:14:35 PM »
It's hard for me to imagine Canon will abandon the highly successful, 1.3 sensor format?  I can only see this happening if a 1.3 crop is offered as a CF function on a future FF sensor.  Too many Pros rely on the benefits of this less than full frame  format, to make any sense of abbandoning it altogether!  I just spoke to a Canon rep this weekend at a convention we both attended (not a photo related event).  When I asked him about the possible merge of the 1D line and the possible end of the APS-H sensor, his only comment was "many pros live and die by the 1.3 crop sensor and its tremendous image quality."  So, if they are planning to abandon it, they must have something pretty impressive in the works!  I know I have said this before in the past (as have many others); "How can they make much of an improvement over the current technology?" and yet they did and did it well indeed!

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Lenses / How about a light weight, EF 24-200/250L, f4, USM, IS
« on: June 13, 2011, 02:11:03 PM »
I'm probably not alone in wishing Canon would make a really nice "walk around" lens in the med wide to med long range.  A Pro/semi pro lens, in say an EF 24-250, fixed f4, USM, IS, "L" package, would be very appealing to me.  Right now I use a 24-105L for this purpose, but often feel the need for a little more reach without having to carry a second lens around, thus defeating the one-lens idea.  I love my 28-300L for the one lens carry idea, but it becomes a real drag "no pun intended" after an hour or two on the trail or street!  I used to use my ole 28-200 in the film days as a single lens carry.  However, it just doesn't have the quality of glass needed for today's pro digitals.  My short answer fixes right now, are to carry a 1D4 with the 24-105L on the body and my 70-300L in a small pouch.  One of the things I really like about the new 70-300L, is it's compact size and light weight!  My other fix, especially when changing lenses is out of the question (weather/environmental conditions prohibit it), is to carry a 5D2/1D4 with the 24-105L and another 1D4 with the 70-300L lens.  This isn't the answer to my one body carry ideal, but it works OK, as long as I'm not walking too far!   

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