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Canon General / Re: Photographer Petitions Canon for Left Handed Camera
« on: January 26, 2015, 06:32:25 PM »
Pistol Grips are readily available, can use either hand.  Many have a trigger that will focus and fire the camera, usually by plugging into the same place a cable release goes.  These cost about $20.

Use it as is, or could be the base of a project to make a left grip.


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Sports / Re: Motion Blur (on purpose) in Sports Photos
« on: January 25, 2015, 11:21:26 PM »
Wow, more responses than I expected.  And some very cool Photos.


REX_0342
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Sports / Motion Blur (on purpose) in Sports Photos
« on: January 24, 2015, 11:41:49 AM »
Sometimes I like to slow the shutter way down, and let the subject, or the background, blur.  It helps to show the action as it was happening.  It's also wicked hard to get just right and very challenging.  Have you tried this?  What are your experiences

And show off some of your Photos!

REX58204 2 by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 120-300 f2.8 Sport
« on: January 24, 2015, 11:38:28 AM »
Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: The Pros or The Enthusiasts?
« on: January 23, 2015, 08:19:21 PM »
I'm a professional...just not in the field of photography.   ;)

I agree generally with Hogan's article, though.

Yup.  I sell my photography, and make a very comfortable living.  But these 2 things are unrelated.  My stock sales pay for some of my equipment.  And my sports photography business gets me into many pro and college games for free!  My 9 to 5 (mostly) is 97% of my income, has insurance etc.

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 120-300 f2.8 Sport
« on: January 19, 2015, 11:49:17 PM »
IMG_8646 by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

IMG_8638h by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

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EOS Bodies / Re: Exposure compensation
« on: January 18, 2015, 01:47:57 PM »
Have you changed something in Custom Controls?

And how about resetting the whole camera?

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Lenses / Re: Full Frame Lenses...
« on: January 16, 2015, 08:49:18 AM »
Not my photo but a good illustration of the EF vs EF-S lenses, the extra protrusion of the EF-S lens can be seen on the right:


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Lenses / Re: Usefulness of IS on Big Whites?
« on: January 15, 2015, 11:49:14 AM »
All day long and twice on Sunday.  My IS is on 95% of the time with my 400 f2.8 IS and Sigma 120-300 sport (Big Black?)  I do switch to Mode 2 for panning when I am...panning.  I only turn it off for long exposures, 1+ seconds.

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Lenses / Re: Full Frame Lenses...
« on: January 15, 2015, 10:20:29 AM »
Agree with all of the above.

I have a tamron 11-16 f2.8 which is intended for 1.6X Crop cameras. Of course the image circle also cover 1.5X Crop cameras, because they make the same lens for Nikon.    And it also covers my APS-H 1.3X crop 1D4, making for a very nice all metal sports super wide. 

And it also fits my FF camera, but does vignette severely at 11mm.  But it covers the Full Frame at about 14mm.

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Software & Accessories / Re: how to backup photos in the field?
« on: January 12, 2015, 06:42:35 PM »
How about a camera with 2 cards in it?   Instant back-up.

How about a laptop that you can edit the photos on?

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Lighting / Re: Fast firing units?
« on: January 12, 2015, 08:12:06 AM »
OK, well how about a studio flash like and alien bees running from a battery?  Turn the power down and you can keep up with the frame rate and you'll be pushing much more power than a flash running off 4 AAs at full power. 

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Sports / Re: Winter Baseball
« on: January 12, 2015, 12:51:27 AM »
Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

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Sports / Re: Critique My "Running" Photos?
« on: January 12, 2015, 12:46:28 AM »
It's a good photo.  I think I'd have shot vertical, head to toe, or zoomed/cropped in a little farther, cut him off at the waist.

The subject is very well exposed.  The snow is overexposed, but that is OK.  You could have shot as much as a stop lower and then pushed it back up in post, and maybe had some detail in the snow.  Hard to say without knowing how you post processed.


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Lighting / Re: Fast firing units?
« on: January 12, 2015, 12:26:22 AM »
A couple things My 580EXII is happy to fire at 10fps, you just have to turn the power down manually.  Any flash that you can control works this way.  Now you can't shoot full power but 1/4 or 1/8 works fine.  Of course full power would be better, but 1/8 is whole lot better than 0 when you need to add some light.

But flash will generally get you warned or kicked out of professional sporting events.  And 6, 8, or 10fps flash is just a strobe light that will make that happen much faster.  I would think an auto race would be the same.  If not you'd see pro photographers flashing away.  Maybe you can, but I'd check first. 

Can you get to a location on the track that has steady artificial light?

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