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Messages - wsmith96

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Lenses / Re: My New "L"
« on: January 17, 2015, 09:12:56 AM »
I have both the 24-105, which is one of my 'go to' lenses as well as the new 100 Macro...both very fine lenses and worth every penny of their cost.....now you need the 70-200 and a 1.4 extender

Hi Greatland.  Thanks for the advice and I do have a 70-200 F2.8 Mk II with the 1.4 extender III.  That lens and teleconverter have been my go to combo for all of the sports shooting I do.  It's perfect for little league baseball :)  Actually, I haven't found anything the 70-200 isn't perfect for!

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Lenses / Re: My New "L"
« on: January 17, 2015, 09:09:36 AM »

You shoot crop, so the 60mm will double as a very good portrait lens while the 100mm will be a bit long for many portrait purposes.

Can I encourage you to focus your L envy at a different L? I think you'll get more benefit...!

Hi Joey - thanks for your response.  I have both crop and FF camera's and I would like a macro to fit my 5D.  I have no problems with the 60mm macro, it is a fine lens and has produced some awesome pictures, but I don't see the need to keep both lenses when I would have one lens that will work with both cameras.   I've attached one of my favorite pictures using the 60 macro.  The exposure is a tad dark, but the butterfly had just hatched and was posing perfect on my daughter's finger for a hand held shot.  It's amazing just how furry butterflies are.  :)

-wes

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Software & Accessories / Re: What monitor????
« on: January 17, 2015, 08:41:35 AM »
I use HP's z series displays.  They are the workstation class monitors. Never had a problem with them.
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/workstations/zdisplays.html?jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0001

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Lenses / Re: My New "L"
« on: January 16, 2015, 11:25:54 AM »
No kidding, my first L was the 70-200 F2.8 mk II.   I was blown away with the quality of pictures it could produce compared to my 70-300 IS USM.   Now I've got the itch and expect to have a total of 3 L's added to my kit this year.

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Lenses / My New "L"
« on: January 16, 2015, 11:01:39 AM »
I just received my second "L" lens.   Nothing sexy, at least for the audience here, but I needed a standard zoom to compliment my used 5D.  Just received a new 24-105L for $650.   I'm impressed with the build quality and am excited to give it a workout this weekend.  It's a white box, but that's okay for me. 

Next on my list is to upgrade my EF-S 60 to the EF 100L macro.

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Portrait / Re: WTF Images - Funny Head Scratchers for Sure!
« on: January 15, 2015, 12:02:55 PM »
This is exactly what I needed today!   ;D ;D ;D ;D

Loved it - Thanks Rusty.   I'm LMAO over the unicorn pic.

I agree that a just for laugh's section would be good.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Photo Editing Laptop Recommendations
« on: January 13, 2015, 12:41:49 PM »
I recommend a HP ZBook.   I use one for work and it has been a pleasure to have.  I use it to drive 3 24" monitors (using a doc and thunderbolt connection) without issue.   It's like most other laptops and completely customizable even down to the dreamcolor screen.  The graphics are certified for adobe products too if that is of interest to you.

I don't believe you will be disappointed with a Zbook.  Here's a link to the product info:
 http://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/workstations/zbook-17.html


Good luck!

Wes

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Canon General / Re: New Gear Resolutions for 2015
« on: January 13, 2015, 10:48:10 AM »
My new gear's resolution is the following:

Upgrade my EF-S 60 to the EF 100 2.8L macro
Add the 100-400L mk II to my kit
Add a 24-105L for a general zoom for my 5D.
Add another flash
Start making some spending money from my photography hobby

Enjoy shooting with everything I've collected so far :)

Scratch the 24-105 from the list - just purchased for $650 new.  I should have it Wednesday :)   

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Canon General / Re: How long does Canon repair usually take??
« on: January 11, 2015, 01:51:56 AM »
wow, that seems like a long time.  I'm a cps gold member and I just sent my gear off for cleaning and calibration. After canon received the hardware (camera and 4 lenses) I had it back 3 days later.  I sent it to Virginia from Texas.

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Canon General / Re: Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path
« on: January 10, 2015, 12:27:09 PM »
It's probably better to think of the upgrade path in regards to your desired photography goals, then match the tool with the job.  As an example, a person may start out with general photography as a hobby not knowing exactly what they want to do, but as they grow and find that aspect that suits them, they can then focus on the right tools for them for the job.


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Canon General / Re: New Gear Resolutions for 2015
« on: January 09, 2015, 05:42:46 PM »
My new gear's resolution is the following:

Upgrade my EF-S 60 to the EF 100 2.8L macro
Add the 100-400L mk II to my kit
Add a 24-105L for a general zoom for my 5D.
Add another flash
Start making some spending money from my photography hobby

Enjoy shooting with everything I've collected so far :)


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EOS Bodies / Re: 2015 wishlist
« on: January 09, 2015, 05:15:01 PM »
I'd like to add an updated collar for my 70-200 that is arca-swiss compatible on the foot itself so I don't have to buy a separate plate.   This is Bryan's wish too from TDP and I think it's a great idea.


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Portrait / Re: New Arrival
« on: January 04, 2015, 07:33:52 PM »
Congratulations!!!!  G.a.s. money just went to diapers :)  good looking kiddo.

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When is the best time to plant a tree?

PrivateByDesign has the answer to this in his signature :)

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Canon General / Re: Merry Christmas and A Happy Holiday Season to All
« on: December 25, 2014, 07:05:59 PM »
Merry Christmas to you and all of the CR community!   Thanks for a year of learning, laughs and fun!

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