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Animal Kingdom / Re: An incredible photo op with a wild Red-tailed Hawk.
« on: November 11, 2013, 11:53:31 AM »
Great shots Joe and congrats on the opportunity.  They don't come around often and you made the best of it.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 11, 2013, 11:51:56 AM »
2n10 - wow!  A thrill I bet.


It most definitely was.  Thank you

Animal Kingdom / Re: Birds on 100-400L with 70D
« on: November 10, 2013, 08:33:39 PM »
I would suspect you should be able to do that.  Great shot BTW.  I am saving for the lens.  Neuros shot with the 7D makes me wish I could save faster.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 10, 2013, 08:30:39 PM »
RTH at 140mm and cropped.  I was able to hike up a hill to get within about 30 feet of this bird.

Software & Accessories / Re: DxO Optics Pro 9 released
« on: October 24, 2013, 04:00:53 PM »
Yes, workflow is always an issue with DxO, but I was never happy with Lightroom's speed or it's database(s) and I've found that Photomechanic solves my asset management for me.  My flow is to ingest with Photomechanic, select, label, and keyword my photos with it as XMP sidecars, drag & drop into DxO, output as TIFFs, then perform final edits as needed in PhotoShop and save the TIFF.  I'll then save as JPEG, print, or whatever from there.    When I do my monthly archive, I just do a batch process convert the CR2s to normal DNGs with Adobe's DNG tool and store the CR2, DNG, and final TIFF on my backup media.

Maybe it's not an elegant workflow, but it works better than it sounds and I don't have to worry about corrupt databases or anything else.

You have plenty of redundancy built in to prevent loss.  I am interested to see how it works and will download the upgrade tonight if I remember.

Lenses / Re: 17-40 VS 17-55
« on: October 24, 2013, 01:15:43 PM »
I would say the 17-55 given your plans.  The dust issue isn't that much based on my experiences so far.

Lenses / Re: What lens do recommend?
« on: October 23, 2013, 06:53:43 PM »

Even though people do the 'math' of, 'well, it's a 1.4 crop factor times a 35mm focal length, so that's right about 50mm....', that is not accurate.  It's still the exact same distortion of a 35mm focal length.


Distortion is due to the focal distance (except for distortions due to lens design, which is mostly in ultra-wide zooms). 35mm on APS-C = 35 *1.6 FF Equiv =  56mm. Normally this would give little to no observable distortion in adult head and shoulder portraits. But for babies you have to get much closer, and distortion might be noticeable.

I have the 35 f/2 IS and it's a great lens, but if you're doing baby portraits you probably want something tighter. Most baby photographers use an 85 f/1.2 1.4 or 1.8 on a FF camera. That's pretty close to the 50 that you already have (80mm FF equiva.). Move in close to the baby and you should get nice portraits with shallow DOF. If you need tighter, go for the 85 1.8, which is sharp and shallow wide open.

Actually the focal length is the same regardless of the size of the sensor.  The sensor frames differently based on its size.

Portrait / Re: Portrait of " THE PRO " ??
« on: October 23, 2013, 09:25:06 AM »
Great thread surapon, definitely made me smile.  Thanks.

The lens is soft at f/5.6 at the long end.  Stopping down to f/8 improves it a lot.  Since you have the 7D AFMA will help.  I did this with mine and I get sharper pics now.

Lenses / Re: Big question sir " 50 mm. VS 55 mm."
« on: October 08, 2013, 09:34:49 AM »
Need and desire are two different things.  I believe you desire the 55mm.  You are happy with the Siggy so why not do as msphotographie suggests.  I think you will enjoy that far more than a new lens.

Canon General / Re: Help: Post Processing Conversion Size
« on: October 04, 2013, 11:52:07 AM »
I save my conversions at 72dpi, 1024 long edge and 10 quality.  For printing you will want to save at full size, 10 quality and whatever dpi your printer needs.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: NEW TOY :)
« on: September 28, 2013, 09:11:57 AM »
Congrats on the new toy.

Dear Drio, my friend. Yes, I will try.

Don't be too enthusiastic, it's really a specialized product for old-school film simulation with some other mixed presets added - it's beyond me how anyone paid $80 for this unless required for a specific purpose.

But it is FREE now. ::)  I agree on the original cost and being for a specific purpose.  For free though it is worth it for messing around any ways.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: P-51 Mustang
« on: September 19, 2013, 12:11:59 PM »
The Merlin engine has a cousin, the Meteor (tank engine)! Here's two of them in action.
Why is it that everyone is covering his ears? ::)

LOL, they run so quite that way. ;D

Canon General / Re: Accidental L Series Ad
« on: September 11, 2013, 04:48:46 PM »
Nice shot!

Here's mine, but it wasn't accidental.  The 'L' of the 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS, shot with the MP-E 65mm.

Im very disappointed in canon.  I expect my L's to be perfectly straight! We should all demand refunds :D
And it needs 14 stops of dynamic range...

LOL, can't forget DR

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