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FOR SALE Photo Equipment / Sold... all done... :(
« on: January 03, 2015, 11:54:01 AM »
Kohls... yes Kohls was selling the t5 @ christmas.  I bought a few for the Kohl's cash which my wife put to good use.  She got a shopping spree... and I get the responsibility of selling 'em.  Bully for me.

I'm more than happy to sell the body alone without the kit lens...

I was thinking $360 (which include shipping) for the full kit.

Maybe $290 for the body alone. 

The t5 isn't best body on the market... but it makes a more than adequate backup...

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I have a bunch of t5's that I need to part with... But if it it's still available in a few weeks, I'll take it off your hands.
Are you sure JD? I thought you gonna go for 200mm f2 IS  ;D

Having one 1DX is good, two is better I think  ;)
More likely to sell my last 5D III soon.

You know how I tend to be a bit capricious... so a month ago I wanted the 200 L, now I'm mulling over the 8-15mm fisheye... which means pairing it with a 135L so I get more range... a vastly different perspective, but still I don't send the wife into shock.  But give it a month... I may be on to something new.

Trust me, if you can afford the 200mm f2 IS save your money. Add 1.4x TC III, you get almost 300mm @ f2.8 and IQ still above our ave Joe's expectation.

What I like best about the 200mm f2 IS is that you can shoot at much slower shutter speed. I took some shots at 1/30ish hand hold, results were unbelievable good.

135L is a great lens if you can maintain your shutter speed above 1/125

The other day when I was shooting ice hockey... I didn't like the f/2.8... and I would have killed for an extra stop of light... the 85L mkii was too slow... and I knew it was... but I wanted to play with shallow dofs... so the 135L seems like a good stop gap measure until I can throw down big time cash.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Gotta be patient...
« on: January 02, 2015, 11:27:52 PM »
Golf Clubs & Fishing Reels come to mind for me...

Ditto golf clubs... but I only made one upgrade... after that... it wasn't the club, it was me.

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I have a bunch of t5's that I need to part with... But if it it's still available in a few weeks, I'll take it off your hands.
Are you sure JD? I thought you gonna go for 200mm f2 IS  ;D

Having one 1DX is good, two is better I think  ;)
More likely to sell my last 5D III soon.

You know how I tend to be a bit capricious... so a month ago I wanted the 200 L, now I'm mulling over the 8-15mm fisheye... which means pairing it with a 135L so I get more range... a vastly different perspective, but still I don't send the wife into shock.  But give it a month... I may be on to something new.

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I got a package with Photoshop elements & I already have a version of premiere... So make an offer if you are interested.  I was thinking $50...

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I have a bunch of t5's that I need to part with... But if it it's still available in a few weeks, I'll take it off your hands.

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Sports / Re: Winter Baseball
« on: December 31, 2014, 04:37:54 PM »
We were in Puerto Rico over the summer... We all kinda really liked it.   The beach was great& like no other beach we have ever been to, but the rain forest was lame, we didn't see a single coqui, and there were some really poor looking areas, but we spent most of our time the mall... So we aren't exactly adventurous.

So those were night baseball?  I'm looking at them my phone (small screen) and they liked so clean grain that I assumed it was a day game. 

Speaking of... I think I'm done photographing night games... give me a day game with a bit of over cast and I'll be a happy camper.

Yes, all night games except one sort of in the middle.   I really prefer day games as well, but I live in Puerto Rico, and the only time they play day games here is when there is a tournament, and they have to play 2-3 games in a day.  One team does play their Sunday games at 4:30PM, but it's one of 5 teams.  And this goes for Soccer and Football here as well.  I assume because of the heat, but I grew up some place hotter…

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Sports / Re: Winter Baseball
« on: December 31, 2014, 08:33:44 AM »
So those were night baseball?  I'm looking at them my phone (small screen) and they liked so clean grain that I assumed it was a day game. 

Speaking of... I think I'm done photographing night games... give me a day game with a bit of over cast and I'll be a happy camper.

Lot of great shots! Please tell what lens/iso you used.

Thanks!  These are shot with a 1D Mark4 and Sigma 120-300 f2.8 Sport.  I generally shoot in manual at 1000/sec and f2.8, Aperture set to Automatic.  The Aperture generally sets to 6400, 8000, or 12,800.

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So here are a few shots... I might give myself a passing grade... might...

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Technical Support / Re: Canon Rebel T3
« on: December 29, 2014, 09:28:51 PM »
Put a little lube on the spring on the hinge with a toothpick, thought it helped, but after sitting closed for a while it still sticks. Moved the spring over thought that maybe a problem. I guess not. To me it seems like the catch that locks the flash down is not always releasing as it should. I will spend some more time on it and see if I can find a solution . I will post my findings.

This one will help too. It's about the micro switch (external flash detect switch) underneath the metal strip of the flash mount. Lubricate the switch button with a tooth pick and a drop of lube oil. (or WD40)

link for more details : https://www.flickr.com/groups/400d/discuss/72157603959470700/

That's what I was trying to say earlier... But failed to articulate effectively.  :)

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The Central Park zoo was pretty Damn bad... But the walk was fun... We went to Cartier and bergdorf Goodman and my daughter got to see how much rich people pay for a single sweater... $1300... & $6400 for cufflinks...


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With children I would recommend Bryant Park, if only for the carousel.

We were there briefly last night.  people were ice skating.  Both the wife and my eldest daughter were in moods... So it was an uneventful night.

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My unwanted comment: So sad you going with pre conceived shots! It is a tremendous city and if you let yourself go you may just get unique great photos. My two cents.

Think of it more as a scavenger hunt with the applied science of technique.

Quote honestly, if I didn't have children in tow, I would be more adventurous... But I have one child who is pretty and the other who is possessed by the devil... So I spend a good deal of time making sure they stay alive. 

That's why I am going with a checklist... So I can get something done... in lieu of just photos of my children and wife shopping... because that is what I'm most concerned about.

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Thanks for tip.  Do they serve grilled cheese there... because I have one daughter who survives primarily on that.

Try to book a table at the River Cafe on the Brooklyn side. They have a little place you can set up a tripod outside, so you can get the long exposure of the water and the NYC skyline. I took mine in April this year.

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last i heard, you needed a permit to shoot with a tripod on the streets in NYC so those extended exposures you are planning may be a bit tough to pull off. every time im in new york for shoots, we have to be hyper vigilant about how and where we shoot.

Does that apply to a monopod?  I accept that we cannot congest walk ways... But you could use a box... or the top of a stroller... So that seems a bit silly.

This wouldn't be the first time I've run afoul of the law to get a shot... So if I don't write for a few days, I'm in jail.

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