March 09, 2014, 03:27:40 PM
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Went out today to try and get some Snowy Owl pictures.... he was not cooperative... The closest we got to it was 480 meters... The first picture was taken with an SX-50 at 150X (50X optical and 3X digital) zoom as it was snowing....
Then we decided to have some fun.... While taking the second picture car after car stopped with people getting out to see "snowy"......
LOL too funny Don
« on: January 16, 2014, 09:38:55 AM »
Another factor in favor of the 17-55, in my opinion, is that the 17-55 is well regarded and the price has held up pretty well on the used market. I bought mine used for $700 about four years ago and I could sell it for that right now quite easily, and make a little if I was patient.
Four years ago, they were selling for around $1000 new. Not long ago, Canon dropped the price to $829, and during the last rebates it sold for $779. Good for people wanting to buy one new, bad news for people who paid $1K and want to sell it now (I sold mine before the price drop, fortunately).
Maybe you could sell it for $700 or more...not to me, but P.T. Barnum had a point.
I am glad I am still enjoying the services of the lens since I did buy it at $1K. Thankfully I don't worry about resale prices on my lenses since the value received from use far out weighs any loss in value. I guess I would consider it a good rental rate if I did sell.
« on: January 16, 2014, 09:36:48 AM »
I'd like some advice on which lens to get for my 7D.
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L IS USM
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
I'm torn between these two because I don't know which one will suit my style more. I have been used to a 17-85mm f/4.0 kit lens and a 50mm f/1.8, both of which I'm selling. I'm concerned that the 24-105 is slower and will limit me with depth of field and low light shooting. And the 17-55 has less reach and may be less of a future investment as an EF-S. Here are a few details about my photography...
I think I'm quite lazy about the technical side of things, and like to keep gear as simple as possible. I don't mind small losses in quality or control for the sake of convenience (eg. staying with my 17-85mm lens for years before getting the 50mm). I like being zoomed in rather than zoomed out. Being wider than my 17mm shots has never seemed necessary to me. I like shooting in low light, and I like shooting with shallow depth of field. I think I will be sticking with my 7D for a while, and I will be getting the Canon EF 50mm - f/1.4 USM. Below are a couple of links to my stuff for reference.
Any advice greatly appreciated!
----Sorry, moved this from the Rumors forum
I agree the 17-55 is the way to go based on your post.
sensor sensor sensor. That's all y'all talk about. Why is pixel density such a deal dealer? I rarely use every pixel in an image and I presently complain about the files size of my raw images.
I don't need a 7d, but if it were a solid upgrade over the 70d, I would think that would be satisfactory to a sufficient number of buyers.
In the abstract, sure everyone wants a body that is 30 megapixels 10 fps, usable iso of 6400, 4k video, dual card slots, touch screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a hot Asian model with every purchase.
But in reality... being a bit better can be significantly better for certain individuals.
Nicely stated, about the hot Asian model....
Oh thank god!! The EOS T6i with an improved 18MB APS-c sensor is finally here!
I'm thinking 20.2MP sensor for the T6i.
How will this compare with the S series? Except that it includes two features no one has ever asked for / wantedQuoteDual Capture uses a rear-facing secondary camera to capture your expression while shooting and then creates a picture-in-picture effect.
Story Highlights automatically selects and compiles images into an exciting highlight reel within the camera without the use of software
That appears to be aimed at the camera phone market as those are things they do.
« on: November 22, 2013, 02:42:00 PM »
For $10 a month I decided to give it a shot. I don't save in Adobe proprietary formats so hopefully I will be pleased.
« on: November 22, 2013, 09:37:23 AM »
I don't trust adobe anymore. At some point they will switch there PSD format to make it incompatible with CS6. Then once everyone makes files in that version, wham, they raise the prices. And now you have nowhere to Run except to pay more. It's not about now but it's about the future and to me there is no way I'll pay into that. I'll find alternates instead of funding a bottomless pit.
Why not save your finished work in another format? I don't use Photoshop enough to know exactly what the PSD format does. If it saves your work so you can go back later and make further adjustment to your layers I see your issue.