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Artie Morris is still involved with the Canon Explorers of Light program, Canon sponsored seminars given by Artie just this year.
I've met and taken classes with Seth and Jeff multiple times, they ARE charismatic (Seth), brusque (Jeff) and mildly comedic as a team when together.
Oh yeah, and they know their business backwards and forwards.

Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod legs locking mechanism
« on: July 21, 2014, 10:45:04 PM »
Many of the flip latch mechanisms make a snapping noise when they latch down, this is a consideration for wildlife photography.
The heaviest and most rigid tripod you can tolerate carrying is the best to if you want a tripod for macro with a gimballed center column, best if you can afford a second, specialty tripod.
Foam pads slide around in my experience, annoying. Carbon fiber is better to handle in cold environments.
Removable legs? Sounds like a cheapo do-all model, not a good investment.

Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 20, 2014, 12:29:38 PM »
No doubt, to be announced in August.

Canon EF 135mm f/1.8L IS

Software & Accessories / Re: laptop for tethered shooting?
« on: July 20, 2014, 11:18:59 AM »
DSLR Controller is an excellent product. Super useful in real estate and product photography. True, turning off back-button AF is a drag.

Images get stored on the card in camera. Why would I need to immediately put them on another drive? I don't need that when I use my cameras untethered.

I guess I could write to both cards on my 1D4, but I don't bother.

I have a Samsung Note 10.1 2014, plenty fast image display, good rendering of scene. Love the focus adjustments at 10X. Using the OTG usb cable as mentioned earlier, wireless is much slower.

Software & Accessories / Re: Post processing workflow
« on: July 16, 2014, 10:28:53 PM »
Books help. Spending time with other photographers, either in a class, seminar or club helps too.

**The single most helpful exercise is regular image review with a group of photographers.

Pretend I just repeated that sentence a couple times for it's importance.
Bottom line, you can't learn to get what you want until you know what that is. What makes a good picture? What are the midtones, and how do I find them? Are selective color adjustments a cheat, or a means to exercise artistic vision? Etcetera.
Learning how to use the tools is easy, learning what you want to use them for is not.

Lenses / Re: UV filter on the new 16-35 f/4?
« on: July 13, 2014, 02:33:17 PM »
Come for the rumors, stay for the entertainment!

EOS Bodies / Re: The Always Hidden Camera at the World Cup
« on: July 04, 2014, 05:09:52 PM »
Regardless of labeling you can determine a FF camera from a crop sensor visually, that might be a reason to keep it under wraps.

Not according to my viewpoint, and don't put words in my mouth.

And pay attention!

I pointed out that Canon have a specific, limited identification of what is meant by "telephoto" in their lineup. I pointed this out as an interesting consideration - not because I am a pedant trying to one up other members.

Yep, it's a rumor site, step right on through the mirror...

But then what's the point in talking about any rumor here?

let's just strip it down to "a camera and a lens will be released, probably in September". That's pretty generic and hard to refute until September.

But if you say "APS-C and telephoto" I should think a full frame camera and a wide angle zoom are in the works, possibly?

Seems to me you're trying to butter both sides of the bread.


Deal with it.

Exactly.  A rumor is, by definition, uncertain.  Ascribing a detailed level of specificity to the terminology used in a rumor seems rather foolish.

Man, you guys are tough.

OK, here it is again..."new telephoto lens".

OMG! A lens! it could be anything! Why not a super-zoom-wide angle ultra telephoto! A lens! could be anything!!

No, it could be a telephoto lens, and Canon officially only list lenses in their products list having a range of 135 to 300mm as "telephoto".

You can add anything you want to the front or back of "telephoto" but that's not what the RUMOR states.

Deal with it.

Canon lens classification is very specific.

Telephoto is a designation that includes 135 to 300 mm non-zoom lenses.

It does not include anything else.

My wild guess is an Image Stabilized 135mm f/2 for want of any better idea.

The URL you've provided lists several telephoto zoom lenses, including the EF-S 55-250mm & EF 100-400mm.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1D Mark IV Prices Dropping?
« on: July 01, 2014, 11:54:00 PM »
As you say, used 1D4 prices have been pretty stable at around $2700 - $3000 determined by condition and extras - I keep an eye on that and it's been stable since I picked one up several months ago.

Much more interesting (to me) is going to be the arrival of the 1DX successor and how that will impact the 1D4 price once you can get a clean used 1Dx for close to $4K.

I think all that really matters is how Canon classify their lens lineup where my point is that if the rumor is 100% accurate as to what Canon call a telephoto lens, it will be in a limited select group.
But if you want to stick a feather in your cap and call it macaroni, please feel is the national holiday coming up here.

Canon lens classification is very specific.

Telephoto is a designation that includes 135 to 300 mm non-zoom lenses.

It does not include anything else.

My wild guess is an Image Stabilized 135mm f/2 for want of any better idea.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 26, 2014, 11:45:14 PM »
Forum members playing Wack-a-Mole with each other aside, I am savoring the rich irony of reading (in paraphrase) "poor Nikon owners, Nikon refreshes their camera line too often".

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