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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.

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?

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. 

Sports / Re: Winter Baseball
« on: January 12, 2015, 12:51:27 AM »
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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.

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?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: Do you need 1/8000s shutter speed?
« on: January 11, 2015, 10:53:41 PM »
Just for fun, ratcheted up to 1/8000 today.

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Sports / Re: Winter Baseball
« on: January 10, 2015, 08:43:30 AM »
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The Eight Air Force is like "been there, done that".

Actually I applaud Airbus for doing this.

Watch an American Pilot barrel roll a 707: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaA7kPfC5Hk

Canon General / Re: What Canon stuff did you get for Christmas
« on: January 07, 2015, 10:26:04 AM »
I got a Sigma 120-300m f2.8 Sport.  But it has a Canon mount, so I think it counts.   

And of course, i bought it myself.  years of hints have never helped.  I have told them all several times a book of photographs would be a really nice present.  ANy subject, any photographer, you pick it.  Oh thanks for the socks.

« on: January 07, 2015, 10:23:34 AM »

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: Do you need 1/8000s shutter speed?
« on: January 07, 2015, 10:00:56 AM »
I wish the 6d had it.if you want to shoot the 50l wide open (that's the reason you buy it) in bright daylight  you have to use a nd filter.

But then again, just having one stop faster shutter wouldn't save you and you'd have to use a nd filter anyway?

Many times it is just enough.  I did a similar thing at the beach, and I had to put on the CP and drop the ISO to 50 to get it into min shutter time of the camera.  Sometimes the highlights are still blown slightly, but it's better than blowing out the midtones.

Agree.  I have a low $ ND filter and a high $ polarizing filter.  Often the polarizers 2 stops + 1/8000 of a second are enough to avoid the ND filter.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: Do you need 1/8000s shutter speed?
« on: January 06, 2015, 07:59:00 PM »
Only time I've used 1/8000 was to shoot the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. When does that happen again next?

10 December 2117.  Same day they update the 1DX. 

1/8000 is cool.  i use it when I can.  But does everyone understand they whole exposure takes much longer?  In an exposure like 1/8000 of a second really most exposures that are faster than your flash sync speed, the shutter is a slit that travels across the film plane.  At 1/8000, the slit is pretty small.

Lenses / Re: 24mm - Digital Photography's magical focal length?
« on: January 05, 2015, 11:52:40 AM »
I shoot a lot at 24mm.  I own both a 24-70 II and a 24-105 f4 IS.  And love it.

I think 24mm is great for shooting a scene.  That is the people at the dinner table, the Ferris wheel at the fair etc.  Very "normal" shots.  It is wide, and there is some distortion, but it is generally OK.

I does not work for may things.  Head Shots, sports, wildlife macro etc. 

I don't own a 17-40 or 16-35, but as these lenses but 24mm in the middle, it would be interesting to see how many shots people do wi this at (or close to) 24mm.

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