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EOS-M / Re: Poll: Would you have bought the M3? (North America)
« on: February 09, 2015, 05:15:22 PM »
If I can't walk to my local camera store which closed 10 years ago and buy it, then there is no way I could possibly buy this thing.  I mean unless someone invents a massive network of computers and online method for selling products.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 06, 2015, 10:07:56 AM »
Crop mode without faster FPS, or some kind of advantage seems pointless. Granted you will fill the memory cards slower, but you can always crop at home to 1.3, 1.6 or whatever else you want.

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Lenses / Re: 11-24 is here, with images of it compared to Nikon 14-24
« on: February 06, 2015, 12:38:55 AM »
Cool, but $3000 is a ton of money.  I have an 8-15 fisheye, and a Sigma 12-24.  I think I'm good for now.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: Do you need 1/8000s shutter speed?
« on: February 05, 2015, 11:40:05 PM »
The original 1D managed 1/16000 sec according to DP review:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos1d

If they could do that back then why can't they do it now? Would it be used often? I doubt it but on a "Do it All" camera like the 1DX  I think this sort of facility should be available. After all there are some (me?) who fancy the idea of freezing insect wings, or at least getting close!

Because the shutter curtains are traveling at the same speed, the 1D curtains had less far to travel than the 1DX curtains.

And the 1/500 sync is due to the fact that the 1D had a CCD sensor so had an electronic second curtain.

If you want to freeze insect wings do it now with equally short, and shorter, flash duration speeds.

As mentioned, it's a 1.3 crop camera.  But no 1.3 crop cameras after that could.  But can we see some of your 1/8000 second images with motion blurred insect wings?   And how much light do you plan to dump on the insect?  I shoot with a f2.8 and have to use ISO 400-800 to get 1/8000 sec exposures in full sunlight.  Are you sure you won't light you insects on fire?

I've considered getting a 1D just to shoot 1/16000 sports photos, they are $100-300 on eBay.  Still I think I'd shoot 2-3 good ones and then stick it in the closet.

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 120-300 f2.8 Sport
« on: February 05, 2015, 11:22:24 PM »

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: Do you need 1/8000s shutter speed?
« on: February 03, 2015, 09:42:07 PM »
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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
« on: February 01, 2015, 10:14:27 AM »

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Sports / Re: Motion Blur (on purpose) in Sports Photos
« on: January 31, 2015, 12:44:01 AM »

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Photography Technique / Re: Superbowl Photo Help
« on: January 30, 2015, 09:33:16 PM »
Just for clarity, you can take photos of anyone wearing any logo etc.  It is what is done with those photos that is in question.  And you would not be doing anything with them, the casino would.    If they publish advertising with photos of football player X wearing his full gear from Team Y, it will imply an endorsement by the NFL and the Team of the Casino.  And that would be a problem.  For them. 

Now the newspaper could publish a news story and say player X was at casino Z and did the following along with photos that included the very same logo.  But the newspaper can't publish advertising with the photo.

Now I think it is great advise to tell them to figure it out with their lawyers and for them to provide you with instructions, but don't get rolled up in thinking taking the photos is somehow illegal.

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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.


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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!

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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 »
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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 »
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