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Messages - TexasBadger

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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.

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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.

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Lenses / Re: Another Lens Suggestion Post… looking for a gift for myself.
« on: December 03, 2013, 07:44:14 AM »
This is a no brainer.  Get the 135 f/2 L.  You will not regret it.  So much high quality goodness for the money.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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

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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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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II with IS
« on: October 24, 2013, 06:34:24 AM »
When the 70-200 f/2.8 L came out the non IS version was sharper than the IS version.  I would suspect this will always be true no matter what focal length.

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Software & Accessories / Re: What would you do without Photoshop?
« on: October 06, 2013, 10:17:16 PM »
I would cry if I didn‘t have Photoshop.

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Lenses / Re: 85mm prime recommendation
« on: October 02, 2013, 10:45:32 PM »
Since you can afford the 85 f1.8 right away, I would go ahead and pull the trigger.  This really is a great lens with super fast AF.  It is also small and light weight.  An excellent walk around lens for street photography that doesn't attract a lot of attention. 

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Software & Accessories / Re: What's the best shoulder strap, currently?
« on: September 18, 2013, 09:46:22 PM »
Personally I like my CPS strap!

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Technical Support / Re: Internet upload sppeds????
« on: September 14, 2013, 05:08:49 PM »
With Verizon FIOS I am able to get 25Mps/25Mps.

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Software & Accessories / Re: NOT happy with Lexar at this time!!!
« on: September 13, 2013, 01:15:47 AM »
You have not mentioned what card reader you are using.  I use the Lexar card reader which handles both CF and SD.  I do remember that I needed to update the firmware for the Lexar Professional 1000x UDMA 7.  I have used this card since March 2012 with no problems.  Do not underestimate the importance of a quality card reader with the proper firmware. 

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