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Messages - Jim Saunders

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: X-Rite i1Display Pro $149 at B&H Photo
« on: November 02, 2014, 04:02:27 PM »
I read somewhere else the software with this is horrible and that the ColorMunki may be a better choice as it is the same sensor. Can anyone offer any insight?

The i1 software isn't as intuitive as it could be, but once you figure it out it works seamlessly.

Jim

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Zoo Pics 3
« on: November 02, 2014, 01:35:24 PM »
Couple of recent ones from dublin zoo.

The B&W works well for these.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Why don't Canon make lenses for other mounts?
« on: November 01, 2014, 08:13:43 PM »
I think if Canon had a business case for it they'd do it.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Sigma or Canon (50mm 1.4)
« on: November 01, 2014, 06:55:16 PM »
Besides focusing, concerning IQ- the Sigma outperforms all other 50's except the Zeiss Otus. It's truly a bargain.

The Sigma Art does; the previous 50 was a little underwhelming.  I don't have frame of reference to compare it to the Canon 50 f/1.4 but after the 50 Art there is no looking back.

Jim

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Sometimes manual is the only way to do it, particularly with really reflective uniforms or changing light levels.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Dilemma Which lens
« on: October 31, 2014, 06:17:01 PM »
I'd take a second-gen 500 f/4 over a previous 600 for the weight difference if nothing else.

Jim

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Most ridiculous camera ever?
« on: October 31, 2014, 02:11:31 PM »
That thing is tacky enough to likely get stuck to your face after the first photo...

Jim

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark II with selector dial mod
« on: October 30, 2014, 11:21:59 PM »
I found with a battery grip, when hanging on a Carryspeed strap, that it would alter the setting.  That is admittedly an odd configuration and I wouldn't carry it like that again even if I still owned it.

Jim

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 30, 2014, 04:12:12 PM »
Clapper Rail - a bird that typically stays tight to the marshes, in the dark, and shows up for a few seconds at a time! As I'm new to posting can someone suggest the typical size, pixels per inch, etc. of pix that are posted on CR? Thanks.

In-line images are 800 wide.  I think there is a pop-up to exploit more pixels.

Jim

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Wedding Photography / Re: Wedding - Kat and James
« on: October 30, 2014, 01:13:53 PM »
I have no literate criticism to offer, but I subjectively like the garden shots.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: DO you correct lens vignetting when sot wide open??
« on: October 29, 2014, 10:29:22 PM »
I do, nearly always.

Jim

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There's no replacement for f/2.8 in a few applications but considering everything this lens is I don't miss the 16-35 f/2.8 I rented and won't miss my 17-40 when it goes.

Jim

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Photography Technique / Re: how NOT to use studio lighting
« on: October 28, 2014, 01:50:26 AM »
The one of she on the floor in the fishnets is the only one which I would even bother importing into LR.  Perhaps there is some difference between his intent and what we see?

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Is this 70-200 2.8 II worth buying?
« on: October 28, 2014, 01:16:43 AM »
I'd phone Canon and see what that front element costs; worst-case you send it in for that part and get a keeper, best case you don't need to.

Jim

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Photography Technique / Re: Need air show advice- Wings over Houston
« on: October 27, 2014, 10:59:27 PM »

Great shot, and great advice, Jim!
Thanks for the reminder to take earplugs. They don't have any VTOLs this year, unfortunately :(
Really appreciate the list!
I have just created two new custom settings with 1/2000 and 1/800 according to your advice.
I was thinking spot AF on One Shot and AI servo with all points enabled on my DoF preview button- is that a good idea?

AI servo and all the spots should work ok if there isn't any of the horizon in frame, but I used spot AF with AI servo to make sure the focus wouldn't screw off when the aircraft got low.

Jim

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