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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: December 13, 2014, 07:52:57 PM »
Stoney Creek Metropark...SE Michigan

Lighting / Re: Best way of setting up the lighting
« on: December 12, 2014, 09:04:53 AM »
As was mentioned, there is no best way as there are way too many variables, but...
I have found that my best way is to preview the scene via shooting tethered while making adjustments as needed.

Animal Kingdom / Re: The 1200mm Sharpness Test
« on: December 07, 2014, 08:57:59 AM »
I might submit that it would have made more sense to install the feeder set-up closer to where you
shoot from or...move the tripod closer to subject and shoot tethered.

EOS Bodies / Re: Now, if this were to be applied to full frame...
« on: December 05, 2014, 09:04:16 AM »
I am not that impressed...using my 1Ds3 coupled with a 180 macro lens with a 2X TC and extension tubes,
 coughing out 3X magnified images isn't difficult, then using PS CC for the stacking/merging process results
in images of impressive native resolution.      ;)

Technical Support / Re: DIY. How to shoot the bird from the car.
« on: December 02, 2014, 08:49:01 AM »
I just clamp this to my window.

Technical Support / Re: Optimal processing platform of still images
« on: December 02, 2014, 08:44:58 AM »
Hand built by my IT son..."C" and "F" drives are SSD's.  No trouble stacking 75 images!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is IQ better with smaller files?
« on: November 18, 2014, 07:50:16 AM »
I groaned and shook my head at the OP's query for it shows a fundamental misunderstanding of jpeg versus RAW images and the processing involved.  That being said, if your only interest is 7MP images (8x10), cooked in by the camera's PP software, then the reduced size will give a better IQ image than would a native 7MP camera.  I would question the motives involved, as accomplishing the same thing starting with RAW images will cough out a much better small image than doing it "in camera".

I do hope that you're not counting on getting increased resolution for your tethered shooting...that is limited by your camera's LCD screen's resolution.      ;)

Canon General / Re: How Soon We Forget!
« on: September 30, 2014, 08:30:42 AM »
I haven't forgotten...the Rebel, the 5D, the series of 1Ds's (including the obscene 8 grand for the last one).
I would do it all over again and, being a gear junkie, I still pine for the one just around the corner...
Because, with each one, I get all little better with this stupid hobby.    ::)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 09:14:07 AM »
I gotta say up front that I'm a news junkie and watch tons of interviews...DPReview's interview was just about the absolute worst that I've ever read.  I was as if both of them was reading from a script, sans any kind of follow-up questions.

It would be interesting to see some sort of sales breakdown and cost analysis of Canon products...they do sell the most.  Trying to please the folks like us might not rate that high on their priority list.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Switch from Ds3 to 7d Mk2
« on: August 18, 2014, 09:16:54 AM »
I don't know
If one must resort to sarcasm...it merely shows their total lack of knowledge.      :(
MFD and optical magnification would be unchanged.  AoV would go from ~13° to ~8°, FoV at 1:1 from framing a quarter to framing a dime.
Terse and to the point...great answer!     ;)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Switch from Ds3 to 7d Mk2
« on: August 18, 2014, 07:42:23 AM »
My only lens for macro is a 180mm which manages to cough out superior images in spite of my ineptitude.
What would be the results if I were to use that lens on a new 7D Mk2?
Things like...minimum focusing distance, increased magnification due to smaller field of view, and whatnot.

Canon General / Re: Another Canon Medium Format Mention
« on: August 11, 2014, 07:01:40 PM »
Aah...wait a minute here...what about my battery of "L" lenses???

Business of Photography/Videography / Why Photography
« on: July 13, 2014, 07:44:29 AM »
I got into this ridiculous hobby post retirement.  It is a self-satisfying way to pass the time as it keeps me off the streets and outta the bars, but, if someone approached me about making a career from photography...I would be forced to slap them up-side the head.  http://work.chron.com/estimated-salary-photographer-7219.html

Aside from the occasionally successful wedding and fashion photog...who is gonna buy your stuff.
Besides the local hotel that hosts local photography and the traveling art shows that caters to folks with some disposable income...photography doesn't sell. 
Peruse the "decorator wall décor" websites, photography occupies a very small subset therein, so again I ask...who is gonna buy your stuff?

Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: July 09, 2014, 05:38:13 PM »

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