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Lenses / Re: Goin' to Chicago. Sorry but I can't take you ...
« on: October 14, 2013, 12:46:50 PM »
I was recently in Chicago for business and I only had my Canon S100 with me...I sure wish I had brought with me one of my DSLRs with a wide-angle lens!


I'm also excited about the new Sony A7 & A7R as well...I've been following the updates over at sonyalpharumors.  I will purchase this camera, probably the A7!  Hopefully the camera has a good autofocus system.

This new FF camera system will be a great light weight set-up for travel.  Hopefully Sony comes out with a strong lens line-up.  I'm hoping Sony comes out with a strong UWA lens, because it would be nice lighter weight set-up to carry in my bag, along side my Canon 5dMIII w/70-200mm f/2.8 L.



Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: September 07, 2013, 04:23:29 PM »
Mount Rushmore

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: August 17, 2013, 01:00:00 PM »
My recent vacation to the Black Hills...unfortunately, it was a hazy and overcast sky most of my time there.

This thread is a perfect example of why I always use my American Express card for purchases...anytime I have had an issue with a purchase, or wanted to dispute a charge, AMEX credits my account right away, they deal with the merchant, and they always get the issue cleared up in my favor without me having to get involved.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent - New Superzooms
« on: June 02, 2013, 03:14:56 PM »
I'm very interested in the 28-200mm for my 5D MkIII.   Hopefully the lens will be L quality, and weigh less than 900g, which would make for a great walk around lens.

EOS Bodies / Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« on: May 27, 2013, 11:06:05 AM »
If the 7D MKII will have a crop sensor, I do not understand how the camera will have as good of high ISO performance as the full frame 5D MKIII. 

Does anyone think the speculation of the 7D MKII high ISO performance is based on the in camera jpeg processing, or are they actually talking about the RAW files?


Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: May 24, 2013, 07:27:33 PM »

Third Party Manufacturers / Nikon 14-24 or 16-35 for Nikon D600?
« on: May 18, 2013, 01:51:21 PM »
I'm looking for some input on which lens to purchase....please let me know what you think, and please keep in mind I'm just an amateur photographer.

I just ordered a Nikon D600 as a second camera to my 5D Mark III, and I'm considering purchasing either the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 or the 16-35 f/4.

I already own the Canon 17-40 f/4 to use with my 5d Mark III, so I'm leaning toward the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 to use with the D600.

My primary uses for the Nikon 14-24, or the Nikon 16-35, would be:
*, baseball stadiums, and hockey arenas
* cityscapes/landscapes....I'm planning on taking a trip to Mount Rushmore this summer
* astrophotography
* architecture


P.S. Attached are a few photos I took with the 5D mk3 and 17-40 f/4

I currently have the Canon S100, but I am contemplating purchasing the Sony RX100 for a better quality pocketable camera.

There are two things holding me back from making the purchase:

* The RX100 focus range is 28-100mm, and I'd prefer 24mm on the lower end.
* Canon, or a competitor, will release a better pocketable camera in 2013.

How likely is it that Canon will release a Powershot S120 with a 1" sensor, or another competitor, in 2013?


I'm thinking about purchasing the Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC as a walk around lens for my 5D Mark III. 

Does anyone have this lens and can you tell me how the image quality compares to the Canon 24-105L on the 5D Mk III? 


If you're looking for a messenger style bag, then you might like the Tamrac Rally Series.  I think they are a good looking bag and they offer various sizes, plus the bags are well built and they have good padding.

I have the ThinkTank Retrospective 20 and the Tamrac Rally 6.  What I like about the Tamrac Rally series is the bags weight is 1-1.5 lbs. less than the same size bag in the Retrospective series.   

When I'm walking around all day, the ThinkTank bags can start to feel heavy, so I now generally use the Tamrac Rally because it is much lighter.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikons and Canon's equivalent
« on: December 31, 2012, 10:29:54 PM »

It appears that you like the Nikon D700, so why not just get a D700?  If you're going to shoot sports/action, the D700 can shoot 8 fps with a battery grip, and the the 51 point auto-focus system is better than the 5D MarkII for action.

Take a look at the photos in the link below....this photographer takes some impressive action photos with the Nikon D700 and 28-300mm lens combo:

Personally, I'm just an amateur and I don't have a brand loyalty to either Canon or can see in my signature that I currently own the 5D MarkIII, but I've owned both the Nikon D800 and D700.  If I was on a budget to get an all around great full frame camera, that can be used for both landscape and action photography, then I would probably purchase a used Nikon D700 with a battery grip, along with the Nikon 24-120mm f/4, or the Nikon 28-300mm, and the Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8 ($200) for low light.  You should be able to get all of this equipment for around $2,500.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikons and Canon's equivalent
« on: December 29, 2012, 04:35:15 PM »

I used to own the D700 with the Nikon 28-300mm lens, which made for a fun all in one set-up, which produced some good results, if you're not pixel peeping.

Gifts I received

* Pelican 1510 Hard Case
* B+W 67mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter
* Canon Hand Strap E2

Gifts I gave

To my Dad:
* Nikon D7000 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens
* B+W 72 XS-Pro UV MRC-Nano 010M Filter
* Tamrac Rally 6 camera bag

To my sister:
* Nikon D5100 with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Lens
* B+W 67 XS-Pro UV MRC-Nano 010M Filter
* Tamrac Rally 4 camera bag

To my mom:
* Canon G1X with lens filter adapter
* B+W 58 XS-Pro UV MRC-Nano 010M Filter
* Lowepro Edit 100 camera bag

Gifts Santa gave to me (I purchased for myself)

* Canon 17-40mm f/4 L Lens
* B+W 77 XS-Pro UV MRC-Nano 010M Filter
* Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1 Lens
* B+W 67 XS-Pro UV MRC-Nano 010M Filter
* Tamrac Rally 6 camera bag

So...your family members can't ask to borrow your lenses. Clever....   ;)

ha, ha....that is pretty close to the truth!  Actually, I just wanted to get some photos taken of me, once in a while.  Now there should be no excuses!

I was planning on purchasing them Canon cameras, but Adorama had some sweet deals on Nikon on Black Friday, which I couldn't pass up!

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