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Sports / Re: Winter Baseball
« on: December 06, 2014, 11:44:45 AM »
Love the first baseman's dive for the ball.  Please share some photo details -- lens, ISO, shutter.

Thanks.  I mostly shoot sports in Manual mode, set to the max aperture, usually f2.8.  Shutter for baseball normally 1/1000.  I use Auto ISO, so it's not really manual.  My long lens is a 400mm F2.8 IS Version I, and shorter shots are a 70-200 F2.8 IS II.  If you click on any of the photos you'll see it on Flickr which shows all the info from the photo.

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Sports / Re: Winter Baseball
« on: December 06, 2014, 07:36:17 AM »

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Second body for Wedding
« on: December 05, 2014, 08:31:36 AM »
Or rent the second one.

That's what I was going to say.  Rent one, and maybe a 50 1.2, or some similar awesome wedding lens you don't have.  Or borrow one from a friend.  Find a photo student to bring along as an assistant, and make them bring the 2nd body. 

Why not buy a used 5D2, or a new 6D?

Also June?  Seems like a long time from now to sweat this.

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Lenses / Re: The Long and Short of it. 2 Photos from the same Place
« on: December 05, 2014, 12:14:03 AM »
Apologies for them being a little underexposed, but IIRC this was getting pretty late in the day, and the sky was a lot brighter than the landscape.





I think you need a little tweak there.   Looks like the landscape is 100% in the shadow of clouds at that moment.  I don't think there is anyway to get a good photo in that situation.  But hey post processing challenge time! (Hope that's OK)


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Lenses / Re: The Long and Short of it. 2 Photos from the same Place
« on: December 04, 2014, 11:12:06 AM »
Astrophotography- walking towards the subject makes little difference to the perspective...

But my fisheye is a zoom!  Oh the irony.

I was not trying to call out anyone out the zoom with your feet side of the house.  I was basically stunned with the two photos and wanted to talk about them.

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Lenses / The Long and Short of it. 2 Photos from the same Place
« on: December 03, 2014, 10:02:38 PM »
I was always annoyed by the "zoom with your feet" statement.  Sometimes you can't.  I usually can't.  At a recent baseball game I was allowed on the TV platform just past the outfield fence.  It's marked 400 feet about 5 feet in front of me in the below 2 photos.  I am standing on metal box about 10 feet wide 4 feet deep, and 7 feet high, no railing.  The TV guy is next to me so I can't move much or shake the box. 

Anyway, the long photo is a 7D with a 400mm f2.8 IS and 1.4X extender.  The wide photo is a 5D and 8-15mm.  Both photos have some cropping.   


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Do you have any similar pairs of photos taken from the same place without taking a walk?  Let's see.

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Maybe one of us could have better luck pulling something from the overexposed files?

That's the problem with digital white clipping (unlike raising shadows and denoising): if the data is not there, it's lost for good. You could try to reconstruct the plate id by matching them with all possible letters, but that's forensic technique, not photography :-\

I say bring it on.  You never know if one of us has some forensic techniques up his sleeve. (or back at the office)

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In my camera club we call the green box "Bigfoot Mode".  When bigfoot walks across the road in front of you, bigfoot mode will get the shot regardless of your crazy settings.  Your kid's first step, people stealing stuff, Large ape like beasts at Walmart: bigfoot mode...

Love it!  I've never heard this before but it's cool.  Not bad advice.  Just no RAW in Bigfoot Mode.   :(

No Raw in Bigfoot Mode?  All my Canons are se to RAW + JPEG and it stays that way in bigfoot mode or any other.  What camera do you have?

Heck, I don't know.  Maybe I'm speaking out of my ass.   :o   I could have sworn when I went to choose RAW a few times in BigFoot Mode, it wasn't available (or the RAWs were missing on the card) but it was a long time ago.  Maybe different camera or I just didn't get it at the time.  Maybe once you choose it in the creative settings it stays.  Sorry, I don't have time to go look right now.  Thanks for the heads up!
Just now tried green box bigfoot mode on 6D, got a CR2 and a jpg.
Oddly, I shot one frame in GBBF, one in P, one in Av, file sizes were all similar.
File names of both CR2 and jpg of those shot in GBBF began with IMG, P and Av files began with _MG.

I am pretty sure the size and type of file you get is completely independent of settings on the Mode Dial.  I used to call it green box idiot mode btw, but I realized this gave the students the wrong idea.  We try to teach: Shoot Manual, A/Tv/P or Green Box when the situation calls for it, or you prefer it, not because You are so cool you can use Manual, or so confused you have to go idiot Bigfoot.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: buying suggestion: a 5D3 or 1Dx?
« on: December 02, 2014, 08:41:35 PM »
I would buy a used or heavily discounted 5D3, or a new 6D right now.  Put some money into lenses/lighting, or the bank, and see what's next. 

Or, Get a D810 a 24-70 f2.8 Nikon or Tamron, and spend a year or so seeing if Canon will wake the hell up.  (sorry, someone had to say it)

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Lenses / Re: What is your favorite lens/camera combo in your camerabag?
« on: December 01, 2014, 11:06:46 PM »
1D4 + 400mm f2.8 IS, but doesn't fit in the bag...

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In my camera club we call the green box "Bigfoot Mode".  When bigfoot walks across the road in front of you, bigfoot mode will get the shot regardless of your crazy settings.  Your kid's first step, people stealing stuff, Large ape like beasts at Walmart: bigfoot mode...

Love it!  I've never heard this before but it's cool.  Not bad advice.  Just no RAW in Bigfoot Mode.   :(

No Raw in Bigfoot Mode?  All my Canons are se to RAW + JPEG and it stays that way in bigfoot mode or any other.  What camera do you have?

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I have a grip on my 5D3, And on my 1D mark IV, but I have to say, people drive me nuts sometimes.  People who post that a photo was taken with a "gripped" _____ Camera.  Seriously?  And then people who poset, I added the vertical grip, and can now take vertical photos...  What was stopping you before?

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Third Party Grip feels like: Honda Accord;  Cool, This will get the job done.  I am smart for saving money.
Canon Grip feels like: Mustang 5.0;  I am a badass, I look like a badass, let me go tell those people I am a badass.
Built in Grip on 1D feels like:  Porsche 911 GT3;  Sploosh.

And after all that, picking up a camera with no vertical grip feels like:  Pocket Rocket Motorcycle.  So small, but so fast.

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In my camera club we call the green box "Bigfoot Mode".  When bigfoot walks across the road in front of you, bigfoot mode will get the shot regardless of your crazy settings.  Your kid's first step, people stealing stuff, Large ape like beasts at Walmart: bigfoot mode...

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Lenses / Re: Can you stack Canon 2X plus 1.4 Extenders?
« on: November 30, 2014, 04:21:21 PM »
The moon (and the Earth under you) are moving remember.  You can't take a long exposure unless you have some way to track the moon.
Objection! While at night it is dark here on earth, on the visible moon it is day. I have successfully photographed the moon with a 600 L II, a Canon 2x III and a Kenko 1.4 x (in this combination you don't need any extension tube). I used the 6D @ ISO 1600 and f 13 and 1/320 s. At this magnification, you clearly see the moon moving, but believe me, 1/320 securely freezes that movement!

No argument here.  1/320 is not a long exposure.

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