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Lenses / Re: 50mm upgrade or 85mm coverage?
« on: February 18, 2014, 08:51:21 PM »
I would recommend the 85 f1.8.  It can be had for ~$400 and it has the fastest focus of all of my lenses.  Great for portraits and action photography.

Lenses / Re: Which wide-angle lens to hire?
« on: February 17, 2014, 08:11:41 PM »
+1 on the Zeiss 21mm.

Check out the Corsair Voyager Air.  It is a 1TB drive that is WiFi, USB 3.0, has a NIC so that you can use it as a NAS drive, has a seven hour battery that you can recharge in the car, and will also function as a media server.  Perfect solution fot tablets.  There is a free app for iPad and android.

Black & White / Re: Some of my black and white photos
« on: January 30, 2014, 01:44:29 PM »
Nice work.  You have mad skills!

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 03, 2014, 06:52:58 PM »

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 03, 2014, 03:32:39 PM »
Moab Utah.  Canon 5D.  5 stitched images with PS6.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Will vintage lenses help me find the way?
« on: December 30, 2013, 02:40:31 PM »
Vintage wine will help you find the way.

Lenses / Re: Should I choose the 70-200 2.8 II?
« on: December 18, 2013, 09:30:08 PM »
You should consider the 70-200 f2.8 v1.  It is a great lens and a good used one will not only save you money, it will hold it's value if you decide to resell it later.  I am very happy with mine and have no desire to go to v2.

This is a no brainer.  Get the 135 f/2 L.  You will not regret it.  So much high quality goodness for the money.

Lenses / Re: Which lens to start with?
« on: November 18, 2013, 06:25:21 PM »
Get a tripod and practice taking multiple shots with the camera in portrait orientation using your existing 100mm lens.  I would also recommend a circular polarizer.  Overlap the stiched images by 25-30%.  If you have the time to set-up and use good technique, you should get outstanding landscapes.  Make sure you shoot manually and have a level tripod.  If you already have a tripod and a polarizer, you have spent nothing.

If you really want another lens, I would consider the original 24-70 f2.8 L.  It can be purchased for ~$1000.00.  Stop it down to around 5.6 and it will be plenty sharp.  However, it will not be as sharp as a vertically stitched 100mm.  Just quicker and easier to get the shot.

Lenses / Re: Things to get when you purchase a 600mm?
« on: November 16, 2013, 11:28:58 AM »
I am thinking a Sherpa would be useful.   ;D

Canon General / Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« on: November 10, 2013, 10:39:43 PM »
All you need is a full frame camera, 24-70, circular polarizer and a tripod.

Lenses / Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« on: November 03, 2013, 04:52:42 PM »
Yeah, sure.  We've all heard that before!

Software & Accessories / Re: Portable Storage Backup?
« on: October 26, 2013, 11:22:38 AM »
I use the Hyperdrive ColorSpace.  It works great.

Software & Accessories / Re: I think I may want a Monopod
« on: October 26, 2013, 11:17:36 AM »
You do not have to spend a fortune on a monopod.  The one I use the most I bought at Best Buy for less than $50.00.  It even came with a carrying case.  I do not use a ball head on it as I primarily shoot from the landscape perspective.  I keep it in the trunk of my car so that it is always there when I need it.  You can always get an expensive one later if the need arises.  The reality is that this is one of the few areas where you can save some money.  After all it is a stick with a threaded stud on the top.

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