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At 24mm, the focal length closest to shat I most often shoot, FoCal suggested no changes be made to AFMA.

Canon General / Re: How ready is your camera gear usually?
« on: June 24, 2013, 05:18:26 AM »
In the majority of times, all I have to do is zip by backpack shut and I'm ready to do.

Lenses / Re: "General purpose" lens advice
« on: June 22, 2013, 05:50:55 AM »
I would have to suggest the 24-70 f2.8/L; it's tack sharp and in my opion the most useful zoom range.  Even if I go out with my 24-105 f4/L, I rarely shoot past 70mm.

I'd definately get the 24-70 f2.8/L Mark II.  I absolutely love this lens, it's resolution can't be beat.  I use this lens about 85% of the time.

Homebuilt PC

Win7 x64
Quad Core 4x3.5GHZ
5 SSD Drives (Photography -- Striped, OS, Programs, Temp Directories)
2 Magnetic Drives (Backup 1 and Backup 2)
1 External Drive (Backup 3)

I'm hoping for a EOS 5D Mark III style body at a price point close to that of the Nikon D800.  Can't see it happening given that the EOS 5D Mark III is already more expensive this.  Spec compromises would likely be required, being a landscape photographer a less sophisticated AF system (or even MF) would suit me.  But I expect i'm in the minority here.  I have also never used the HD video features.

+1 to the AF and video...but I know Canon considers these vital to the product's success.

Lenses / Re: Lens pouches - worth buying?
« on: June 10, 2013, 04:06:04 AM »
All of my lenses have come with pouches...all the pouches are sitting in a box in a closet.

Neuschwanstein, Germay -- Taken with a Rebel 2000 SLR and kit lens (ca. 2001)

HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: June 01, 2013, 10:51:50 AM »
Congreso, Buenos Aires, HDR

I would like to get feedback on some of my images for in camera and pp critisim both good and bad. Any suggestions?  They allow you to post up to 4 pictures a day for ratings and critique's.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 2.8f II or 70-200 2.8f II
« on: May 29, 2013, 02:48:51 PM »
Personally I find myself using my 24-70 mk2 almost 80% of my shots, but it has a lot todo with what you are shooting.

Lenses / Re: Infra red filter - question
« on: May 20, 2013, 05:40:29 PM »
Another option to having an older DSLR converted by Lifepixel.  Is to check eBay for Lifepixel converted P&S.  Before I had D40 converted to 590nm, I bought a G9 conveted to the same cut-off for about $300 off ebay.  Once I was happy with the choice of wavelength cut-off, I just relisted the P&S back on EBay.

Lenses / Re: Infra red filter - question
« on: May 20, 2013, 05:34:14 PM »
I had my 40D converted by LifePixel - they are great! One thing I ran up against pretty quickly, tho, is that a lot of lenses, in particular the 16-35 I was hoping to use for landscapes, have a nasty PITA "hot spot" of reduced exposure in the center of every shot [due to the way IR reflects inside the optics]. I'm currently looking at the Sigma 15mm to use on WA shots, since it is reportedly better. It would pay to research your current lenses before you commit to IR.

The 16-35mm is indeed not recommended for IR work. Here's a link on which lenses are suitable or not for IR photography:

Many thanks for the lens list, that's great information.

Cheers.  :)

I use LR to do this.
In the library view I choose the metadata tag at the top of the page and I can see in an instant what the distribution of FLs for a set of images.
I used this to justify NOT buying a lens when I see that I rarely use a certain FL in a zoom.

As for Bridge, it will show the info (I think)in the sidebar at the left.
Like this below.

+1 for Bridge

Software & Accessories / Question about Lee Filters
« on: May 11, 2013, 01:25:44 PM »
I've recently purchased several Lee filters from advice I have received here, thank you all.  No my question is: Is it safe to store it without the tissue paper that it comes with?  I know the tissue paper should provide for protection against scratches, but it's a total hassle.

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