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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 60d results - the bird feeder
« on: July 17, 2014, 12:19:11 AM »
Overall, I was happy with the pictures.  I did have a lot of OOF shots that I will chalk up to my mistake, but I have also noticed that other shots I've taken with other lenses seem soft too.  I'll investigate this more in the coming weeks.  I hope I don't have to have my lenses/camera calibrated, but if I do then I do.

The 60d is a great camera for macro or tele shots, and for that kind of money it's a steal.

The one problem is the missing af micro adjustment (thanks, Canon!) so if slightly oof shots occur you never know if it was the phase af normal variance or a systematic error. I'd advise you to get hold of a camera with afma (for example the 70d) and then test your lens(es). If there is a large afma requirement, you can get it adjusted by Canon service. The 70-200L is such a premium lens so that it's probably worth the hassle.

I have a friend with a 50D.  I'll see if he'll let me borrow to test against.   I don't have a real camera shop close by to check it out.   I'm not necessarily saying that my lens or camera is off, but it would be nice to have something to compare to.  My previous camera, T1i, I didn't have any issues with any of my lenses.   I'm betting it's me.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 60d results - the bird feeder
« on: July 17, 2014, 12:15:29 AM »
My 60D has been a great birding camera for the last 4 years, coupled with the 400mm f/5.6L. Yep, chickadees are fast, and noisy. You are doing well. Have fun.

Thanks NancyP!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 60d results - the bird feeder
« on: July 17, 2014, 12:14:19 AM »
The great think about chickadees is that you don't need hunting blinds to get close.... all you need are some sunflower seeds and a lens that focuses within half of an arm's length....

The 60D is a fine camera.... enjoy!

Holy cow Don!   That is a far better way to attract birds than what I did :)


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Lenses / Re: Camera setup for dental clinic
« on: July 16, 2014, 01:36:05 AM »
I have a good copy of the 60 macro, but no ring flash.  I can tell you that the 60 macro can produce some amazing photographs.  If you choose to use a crop camera, you will be happy with the results of the 60 macro.

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Lenses / Re: Year of the lens....a joke....?
« on: July 16, 2014, 01:32:58 AM »
remember, lens in the subject line is not necessarily plural.   Canon's already delivered 2, so I guess it can be considered an over-achievement.

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Rebel T5 doesn't count? Why?

Good Point - I completely forgot about this camera.   Was expecting a Rebel T(x)i.

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I find it odd that we have not seen our annual update to the rebel line up.  Anyone hear of anything?  I thought it would have be an announced by now.  I guess there's a lot of work going on regarding DPAF to get it right.

 Just an observation.

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Lenses / Re: Yes! Finally, the 70-200 f/2.8 II
« on: July 14, 2014, 10:31:12 PM »
Leave your feet on people! Let's not let the rest of the world, Non Photo Gentiles, think we are a bunch of weight conscious weenies!

Image Quality over weight or get out of the darkroom. (Or Internet Forum)

I'll cut you some slack if you are injured, disabled and whatnot...there's the 100L 2.8 Macro for that.

I guess I'm a weenie half of the time.   ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II [CR1]
« on: July 12, 2014, 06:18:33 PM »
I hope there is some truth to this rumor.  I've had a long telezoom on my list for a while.


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Thanks, I'll check it out

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EOS Bodies / Re: Unknown lenses with Canon Explorers
« on: July 12, 2014, 11:57:46 AM »
why would someone use an EF-S lens on a 1D?   I believe it is a typo.

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Software & Accessories / List of plug-in's for photoshop/LR
« on: July 12, 2014, 11:28:15 AM »
Hi,
  I was watching an adobe tutorial about extending photoshop with plug-ins.  They referenced a blog that had a collection of 43 plug-ins (free and paid) of what the article recommended as the best.  The 'best' is always subjective, but I thought the CR members here might like a reference and I wanted to share it.  There may be something here you haven't seen yet.  Article was written in March 2014.

http://www.creativebloq.com/photoshop/best-photoshop-plugins-912722

Enjoy!

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Hello,
   I've volunteered to help out my local 4-H group in regards to setting up a website/online storage site that will allow the club members to upload photos that they have taken at 4-H events, but not delete them.  We have quite a few members of our local 4-H group that do not have, or do not bother, to take photographs of 4-H events, members, etc. and when it comes time to produce and turn in yearly record books, some of the kids do not have photographs to add.  The 4-H leadership wants to offer a "public" (only to 4-H members) repository where members who do take photographs of events can upload their pictures for the kids to use.  The problem has been that people upload photos to, say google drive, but then when they are finished, they delete them before others have a chance to use them. 
  I have not tried many online photo/storage options, but what I'd like to do is to set up a solution with two logins - one for administrators that have complete control, and one for members who can upload, download, but not delete the images.   At the end of the year, the photos will be purged or archived in preparation for the next year.  Of course, free solutions are the best, but pay solutions are not off the table.   Is this something that can be done on a One-Drive account?

Thanks for your assistance.

-w

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Lenses / Re: Yes! Finally, the 70-200 f/2.8 II
« on: July 11, 2014, 10:33:09 PM »
I take the collar off about half of the time.  Rotating it around and using it as a handle is nice as well.   For mounting, I use a wimberley P20 lens plate and wimberley C-12 quick release clamp.

http://www.tripodhead.com/index.cfm

Congrats on your new purchase!

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Canon General / Re: Have G.A.S. and can't to get rid of it!!
« on: July 11, 2014, 01:58:06 PM »
I'd do 1 and 3, but with the extra $$ you may want to invest in some EF-M lenses for your EOS-M.  You'd have the best of both worlds - a fantastic FF kit capable of handling most anything and a mirrorless option for light traveling.

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