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Animal Kingdom / Re: What is this bird?
« on: March 21, 2014, 11:02:49 PM »
Appears to be a red-tailed hawk (although I'm viewing this on my iPhone).


Thanks brad-man! Yeah this is the only APS-c lens I own. My 7D was relegate to backup duty till this came out. Since the rest of my lenses are primes (besides my 70-200), when I want a zoom I now grab my 7D!

Also thanks for the compliments on the models. I'll give my wife the credit for our daughter :)

As someone who has not shot any video on my DSLRs, can someone explain to me the value in spending 4k on a 50mm zeiss lens to mount on a DSLR that is going to down sample the image to 2 mega pixels?

A few more.

Jumping Bean by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Flowers by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

The Castle by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Went to Disney last week. Only took my 7D and the 18-35. Was a fun trip!

Morning Light by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

The Barnstormer by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Cool by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Saturday Morning Violet by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Kiss by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Wasn't this lens announced a while ago? What am I missing?

Animal Kingdom / Re: What is this bird?
« on: March 18, 2014, 11:13:41 PM »
Poor Squirrel.

Animal Kingdom / What is this bird?
« on: March 18, 2014, 10:54:15 PM »
This bird has been hanging out in the trees across  the street from my house (In New York), can anyone tell me what it is? I've never photographed birds before, but this guy is pretty cool (especially when soaring around), and is making me want to go out any get a longer lens!

Today I saw him fly by with a full squirrel, then land in a nearby tree and chow down for about an hour!

Photography Technique / Re: What could I do better?
« on: March 16, 2014, 09:28:17 PM »
I think the bigger problem is you were just unlucky with this opportunity. There is really nothing interesting about this image (besides it being a 2-headed deer), so it just reads as a "snapshot" type photo. I don't think it has anything to do with (1) you, (2) the camera or (3) the lens. The deer ran off before something worth shooting happened, and you couldn't direct them or pose them to your liking.

Sometimes there just isn't a shot.

EOS Bodies / Re: Calumet Photo Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
« on: March 14, 2014, 09:17:19 PM »
Sad news. As a New Yorker I routinely chose Calumet over B&H and Adorama because of their staff. There is just something about "taking a number" in Adorama, or the whole "system" at B&H that always feels a little cold to me. The guys at Calumet in NY were always helpful and smart. My office is also in the same building as theirs, so it will be extra sad to lose them. No more playing with lenses at lunch time...

Photography Technique / Re: Three days in The Big Apple
« on: March 08, 2014, 08:10:15 PM »
Also ooF,

You really don't have to worry about taping up your gear or putting it in a grungy disguise, NYC is super safe. There are lights, people and police officers everywhere you go. Everyone else around you will also have cameras hanging around their necks and looking up :)

What area are you staying in? I can give suggestions for food and the enjoyable things that the locals do. I've actually never been to the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, etc... and I've lived here my while life!

Photography Technique / Re: Three days in The Big Apple
« on: March 08, 2014, 07:45:21 PM »
As a New Yorker I gotta post this to this thread. It is hysterical and all totally true. I'll follow with real suggestions after we all have a laugh.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: FF Sharper than crop?
« on: February 27, 2014, 09:24:03 PM »
There must be something in the FF vs APS-C water this week, this is like the 3rd thread on this subject!

Maybe it means the 7D mkII is gonna be announced soon and rock the universe!!!!

Hi I've photographed products with a 7D while my 5D2 watched in disgust. I then charged the client money for this craziness. They had no idea. I sure fooled them!

Canon General / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the D4S
« on: February 25, 2014, 11:23:05 AM »
All the talk about the Canon 1Dx vs the D4/s , and referring to one as "king" is just silly. These are cameras made for professionals that use their system of lenses. Talking about "Canon Camp" just sounds like geek fanboys with lots of disposable income that graduated from arguing over Marvel vs DC and Xbox vs Playstation.

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