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Messages - TexasBadger

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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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Lenses / Re: Is the future USM or STM? Or both..
« on: September 12, 2013, 05:19:15 PM »
I've been wondering for a while at which direction canon is going with the newer STM tech lenses. I really can't say anything negative on how the STM lenses perform but there are advantages to the older USM lenses. Such as ring able to focus the lens without power. But then, I'm not sure exactly which is better per se. Maybe you guys know about this? Will we see L glass with STM?? Or is it just an "APS-C" thing. Maybe we'll see dual pixel af thing in all future camera bodies thus STM L lenses? Maybe this is too vague/not important. Opinions? Know-abouts? ???

So tell us, how well does your digital camera work without power?  None of mine work at all.

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Lenses / Re: Why are Zeiss lenses manual?
« on: September 12, 2013, 05:14:08 PM »
Canon would have to license their EF technology to Zeiss.  So far that hasn't happened.  Tamron and Sigma reverse engineer the AF.  That is why there can be compatibility problems with third party lenses.  Zeiss does work with Canon on the lens reporting to the camera body.  So far they have not come to an agreement on EF.

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Technical Support / Re: How to clean/keep clean a B+W slim circa-pola MRC
« on: September 05, 2013, 03:15:06 PM »
I use the Zeiss lens cleaning towlettes.  They are pre-moistened and come in foil single use packets.  They do not harm coatings and are easy to stick in your pocket or camera bag.  I get them at Sam's Club in thr optical department.

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Lenses / Re: Need daily lens suggestion
« on: August 20, 2013, 08:19:23 AM »
You do realize that the Canon motor drive MF had a top speed of 3.5 frames/second.  It would burn through a 36 exposure roll in ten seconds!  That was plenty fast for sports photography back then.  The 5D3 has a framerate of 6 fps.  I would be more concerned with a camera that has a better autofocus system and better high ISO performance.  Shutter speed is usually the critical factor in sports photography.  If you also want some reasonable DOF, you will need to increase the ISO.  Do yourself a favor and get a 24-70 f/2.8 and a 5D3.  You will not regret it and you will not end up with crop lenses down the road.  Six frames/second is a lot faster than you think.  Once you start processing your images you will see what I mean.  If you cannot get the shot at 6 fps, you probably won't at 8 fps.  Especially with an inferior autofocus system and inferior high ISO performance.  When shooting sports, the goal is usually one great shot of a particular play or action.  Not several mediocre shots that are out of focus or so noisy that you have to overprocess them to get rid of noise.  When you overprocess to reduce noise, you reduce sharpness.  Now what advantage does that extra 2 fps get you...


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