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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 16-35 f/4L, 17-40 f/4L and Others
« on: March 11, 2014, 08:26:43 AM »
Question - is there any difference in a lens made for a mirrorless camera from what is available today?  With all of these new patents, I'm wondering if canon is optimizing for a new mirrorless camera.  It looks like Sony is undergoing that right now, so that made me wonder about all of Canon's patents.

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Software & Accessories / Re: iOS DOF calculator
« on: March 05, 2014, 03:09:00 PM »
I've been using Photo Aide.  Works for me.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: In Like A Lion
« on: March 05, 2014, 03:07:00 PM »
Not bad Mt Spokane.  I too await the migration, especially the robins.  Haven't seen any here yet.

I had a lot of robins come through my place last couple of weeks.  I'm in central Texas so they are on their way north.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: First real attempt at taking some bird pictures
« on: March 05, 2014, 03:04:20 PM »
Wesley
Are they the full images reduced to 1024x683 or are they crops?

Hi Alan,
  I did crop the images a bit to correct for framing, but I also reduced them to 1024x??? so I could post them.

-w

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Animal Kingdom / Re: First real attempt at taking some bird pictures
« on: March 05, 2014, 02:59:51 PM »
Hi Wesley.
Great shots I really like no3, but couldn't make up my mind after seeing 4 and 5 if it was don't drink the bath water or don't do that we have to drink that!

Cheers Graham.

Hi Graham,
  luckily he drank the water before the bath.  Of course, it is spring and he might be smitten enough to drink the bath water of his true love (for this season)!   

Cheers, Wes

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Animal Kingdom / Re: First real attempt at taking some bird pictures
« on: March 05, 2014, 09:21:27 AM »
You definitely aren't up North, we are having some very snowy weather.

No, I live in Texas where we have winter 2-3 days at a time.  I was lucky last Saturday as it was 75.  Sunday afternoon it was 27.

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Animal Kingdom / First real attempt at taking some bird pictures
« on: March 04, 2014, 07:59:03 PM »
I just started a wildlife photography class and had an opportunity to snap some photo's at the instructors house last weekend.  He had a few blinds built and showed us some techniques to get birds to visit feeding areas without them looking like feeding areas.

I took 52 photos and here are the five I thought were the best ones.  Let me know what you think!   I was using the instructor's 1.4 extender with my 70-200.

-w

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EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 26, 2014, 07:12:35 AM »
Glass before body: How many of you shoot 200-400mm 1.4X 4.0L with a 6.2mp Digital Rebel?

How many of you pros own one of those?   ::)

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The problem is that Canon is afraid to cannibalize sales of expensive cameras.

Do you think it would cannibalize the sale of canon's top-of-line models?   I bet it wouldn't if the camera feature set remained consistent between the entry level, pro-sumer, and pro product lines.

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Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: February 23, 2014, 08:51:32 AM »
I had a small case of gas last week and I purchased a new tripod and head.  As others have mentioned, my gas is changing from cameras and lenses to more home studio equipment.  Trouble is, there are so many things available that I don't know where to start, so I started with a better triopod than my current model.

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Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: February 22, 2014, 12:53:18 PM »
I need help! Spring is in the air and I am coming down with GAS, I am spending to much time looking at lens reviews....how can I rid myself of this affliction?..? ;) ;)
Fortunately I seem to have some sort of immunity against GAS... ;)
Looking at the gear in your signature, is there anything left to buy?  :-P

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« on: February 20, 2014, 11:18:20 AM »
Bottom line is: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo

Working towards that trio - I've got the first piece, the 70-200 IS II and I love it.

:)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 20, 2014, 10:53:11 AM »

But don't you think that having equipment that makes taking photos easier, more convenient and more fun makes it more likely that someone will want to use that equipment more, experiment more, and think better about what you're doing? 

I'm not sure that I'd consider a 5D3 easier and more convenient than a typical crop. It's work to use that camera, but if you are willing to do the work, then the rewards can be great.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 20, 2014, 07:39:11 AM »
[quote author=jdramirez link=topic=19666.msg370801#msg370801 date=139289798

In this circumstance and from this distance I probably would have brought along a flash.

The image looks like it was still under exposed which is why there is so much grain...

And it definitely needs some grain reduction...
[/quote]

I agree that a flash would have helped me here.   From what I read about how good FF low light performance was, I did not bring a flash as I thought I would not need it.

Now, don't take my experience as a recommendation for a crop camera.  I was just illustrating the noise level advantage that the FF camera has over a crop camera.  YMMV of course.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 19, 2014, 11:26:44 PM »
Here's the full image of the T1i example with noise reduction and exposure adjustments applied.

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