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Canon General / Re: Do More Mega Pixels translate in a richer photo?
« on: February 27, 2015, 08:16:42 PM »
On a 2x3 print?  Why not try it?  You don't have to make 2 2x3 prints.  You can take your 5DIII image, make it 2x3 in photoshop, then crop a 4x6" piece out, and print that.  Not do the same for a 5Ds pic.  TO have the same pic, maybe go to a camera story and ask if you can take a pic with your lens/memory card...  Or get a sample pic off the wen, maybe one of those still life type photos, and make your own similar still life...

I think the difference will be insignificant.  I think your money is better spend on lenses, flash or maybe a 7DII if you are well stocked in the lens dept.

I am not going to tell you lenses have megapixels. (those people are crazy), but as we go from 4 to 6 to 22 to 50MP, we are getting diminishing returns because the lenses are only so sharp.  Same thing for teleconverters.   They made a ton of sense when we had low MP cameras, but now, how much more detail is there to get?

Canon General / Re: RIP Leonard Nimoy
« on: February 27, 2015, 06:09:45 PM »
Somewhere else in the Universe today, maybe on vulcan...

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM
« on: February 22, 2015, 08:05:25 PM »
A little info on this masterpiece of cheap kit lens.  First, it's a kit lens.  From the Film Era.  It was made for an APS film camera.  But there was no such thing as a crop lens at the time, and this lens is Full Frame.  You could buy it separately, you did not have to buy it as a kit.

Specifically it was made for the Canon EOS IX http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EOS_IX.  Which was a sales flop.

Using a 10-stop nd filter, i can't imagine a polarizing filter is needed.  But look at your exposure you used and see if you could have simply used a smaller aperture, or lower ISO. 

Before the event, there will be practice for the athletes.  Nothing beats you going and getting some practice. 

My philosophy is I'll take noise over motion blur (of my subject) any day.  At events like this I like to shift to manual (puts hair on your chest), set my shutter to 1/1000, my aperture to the biggest I've got, and then set my ISO to A.  Swagger like you are a manual shooter, enjoy the benefits of your camera meter, don't sweat the ISO.

I think you could use a longer lens.  Its a great time to buy or rent or borrow a 300 or 400mm f2.8. 

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM
« on: February 21, 2015, 09:20:26 PM »
This is a rare and strange lens.  I bought mine used on Ebay for $12.  It is hilarious, but shoots very nice photos. 

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Lenses / Re: 70-200mm Mk I vs Mk II
« on: February 20, 2015, 02:10:51 PM »
The Mk I is a wonderful lens.  But the price difference is not that great, and Buying a Mark 1 means always wishing if you should have bought mark II and wondering if/when you will upgrade.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D Classic Good Enough for Pros?
« on: February 19, 2015, 11:20:14 PM »
Good glass helps

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Lenses / Re: Please give me an advice for an prime lens 300/400mm
« on: February 19, 2015, 12:06:43 PM »
Choosing between 300mm and 400mm should be made based on what you will be shooting.  I love shooting long, and own a 400mm f2.8 IS.  It is great for for sports but can often be too long, especially on a 1.3 or 1.6 crop body.  But I own both teleconveters and love shooting at 560mm and 800, even on crop bodies.  Surfing contests for example.

I also own a 300mm f4 IS.  For 10 years if has been my go-to travel telephoto.  So light and compact, and great.

But I now also own a Sigma 120-300mm.  And i freekin love it.  300mm f2.8, yea, I got that that?  Press pit to the batter at home base, perfect.    Play at first base and I can zoom back to 150 or 200.  Yes, so much yes. 

So anyway, hope that helps.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D Classic Good Enough for Pros?
« on: February 18, 2015, 05:38:57 PM »
Yes!  It is a great camera even today.  Would you choose it for sports over a 1DX? 1D Mark IV, 5D III 7DII?  No.   I shoot local pro sports, and have a 7d for a 2nd body.  it's great.

How about this:  You recieve a press pass for the Superbowl / World Cup Final / Whatever Sporting event you love.  All your equipment was stolen and your insurance company gives you $5,000.  Using only that, what are you taking to the event?

Me I do OK with the 7D:

by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Canon General / Re: Lost half of my Canon DSLR
« on: February 17, 2015, 10:28:02 PM »

Sports / Re: Winter Baseball
« on: February 17, 2015, 07:12:45 AM »
I have press access. I have a press credential from a local paper, and to a large degree they don't care.  At regular season games there were 200 people on average, so I generally went wherever I wanted.  For the end of the season tournament, i requested and received a proper press pass.

The local paper credential is largely because of a friend who know the editor, and is in my camera club.  I do give them photos, but they have never published anything of mine.

Landscape / Re: ....and the sun shone through it.
« on: February 17, 2015, 06:58:11 AM »
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Sports / Re: Winter Baseball
« on: February 14, 2015, 09:09:40 AM »
End of the Season.

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Lenses / Re: Advice on Canon PRIMES
« on: February 10, 2015, 03:00:35 PM »
The zoom lenses you have are too good.  Sell them and buy some terrible ones, then get some primes.

You next lens is a matter of preference.  I suggest a 8-15mm fisheye, but that is just me, I love fisheye.  And that lens works great on FF 1.3 and 1.6 crop cameras. 

How about a 50mm f1.4 prime just for shallow dof shots, or a 1.2 50 or 85 if you have the cash.

You know what is great for macro?  A macro lens. Oooo and they are primes. :)

How about a 300/400mm f2.8?  for nature sports? Used with no IS, not that bad $$$.

In other words don't buy primes to have primes.  Buy the next lens to take your photos in the direction you want.

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