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Lenses / 70-200 4.0 IS Best of Non-2.8 Bunch?
« on: February 09, 2015, 04:49:16 PM »
I already have the 85 1.8 and 200 2.8 for indoors and they are, you know...  In stewing over a 70-200 4.0, 70-300L and 100-400II (for outdoors) is it safe to say that the image quality of the 70-200 4.0 IS is a notch "better" than the longer zooms?  If so, would it make sense to go with the 70-200 4.0 IS for the pure image quality and then pair that when funds allow with maybe a Sigma 150-600 for when really needing the longer reach outdoors?

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: January 24, 2015, 10:42:22 AM »
Thank you.  I rented a 100-400 for my T1i and had an outer-body photography experience in Alaska.  I can't explain how I got so many GREAT pictures and just was one with the shutter button in a very religious experience sort of way.  Hasn't happened like that before or since.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: January 24, 2015, 08:55:46 AM »
2 Summers ago in Alaska:

Sports / Re: Critique My "Running" Photos?
« on: January 12, 2015, 10:35:10 AM »
Muchos appreciated.  I think I'll go with RAW next time and better choose the location.  I got all tied up speaking with people not realizing that runners would be coming off of the trail as quickly as they did and got all frantic.  Was able to capture everyone, but definitely could have better scouted out the area.  Also, I guess that a cloudy or foggy day would be much better vs. sun.
Next time will be better.

Sports / Re: Critique My "Running" Photos?
« on: January 12, 2015, 06:35:51 AM »
Thanks a lot.  I really appreciate it.  I took over 1000 pictures and then took the best 300+ to submit (the best shot of each individual runner). 
So I shot in JPEG knowing that I just wanted to make it as easy on myself as possible. 
I guess that RAW would have been better and I could have just whipped out one shot and then synced since they all had the same problems in the same conditions.
Anyway, thanks again and the shivering set in pretty early as well as cold-finger issues - it was 18 degrees.

Sports / Critique My "Running" Photos?
« on: January 12, 2015, 12:20:57 AM »
     Here's one of the 300+ pictures I did for a race today.  Most are of a similar quality, but this one's my favorite.  Conditions were sunny and a bit snowy.
     If you get a chance does it look like I could have maybe dropped the Exposure Compensation down 1/3?  Good to go or could I have done a bit better?

EOS-M / Re: Why do I keep my Eos M?
« on: January 09, 2015, 07:27:29 PM »

You might want to look at the Joby Gorilla-pod series for light and small that could go nicely with a small mirrorless setup.  I've used the SLR-Zoom with the Ballhead-x to support my 5Diii and a 70-200 f/4 and that is much smaller and lighter than my Redged  tripod.  So an even smaller Gorilla-pod should work for you

Thanks.  How about this one?:

EOS-M / Re: Why do I keep my Eos M?
« on: January 09, 2015, 04:48:19 PM »
While on the topic is there a small travel tripod that's just big enough for the EOS M that one can recommend?  My other tripod is a MeFoto aluminum Globetrotter.  I just have the 22mm lens right now and will likely just stick with that unless someone makes an EF-M 50mm lens one day.
And do you like the smallest Canon flash?  Even though it doesn't bounce is that maybe the "best" match for the M?  I am a student of bouncing flash so I'd much prefer the ability to bounce.  With that, maybe just using my 430EXII is the way to go, but any experience otherwise would be great.

EOS-M / Re: Why do I keep my Eos M?
« on: January 09, 2015, 12:05:29 PM »
Same here, but the last thing my family wants to do when running around NYC or other day trips is to deal with me and my gear.  Sometimes it's nice to just have a little thing with great image quality and go.  I find the lack of a viewfinder a problem especially when using a CPL, but nothing's perfect.  Once in awhile I get a real winning shot with it even if my DSLR is the default choice most of the time.  And the familiarity with my DSLR eliminates the effort of learning a new system which might be the biggest win of them all.

Lenses / Re: Anyone own the Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II?
« on: January 09, 2015, 09:05:36 AM »
I have it and some of the volleyball shots at were taken with it.  My only comparison to the 70-200 2.8 IS II was when I bought the zoom and returned it after using it once.  I found the prime image quality to be significantly nicer which was very unexpected.  Of course, my shutter speed was always at 1/500 or 1/640 and I try to keep the shutter speed fast whenever using it.  Have some pretty nice soccer shots with it too (that I'll soon process and post on my flickr page), but a zoom would be "better" overall for soccer; I think.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Difference in image from APS-C to FF
« on: January 07, 2015, 03:53:25 PM »
Just completed my 8th paid shoot - 23 portraits and a group shot for a law practice with my 70D and Sigma 50mm Art (although I returned the Art because my Canon 35 2.0 IS is too similar and a bit more versatile even though the Sigma rendered slightly nicer pictures and bought a Canon 85 1.8 for outdoor portraits). 
Not to brag (and I was told to be eternally humble allowing clients to do my bragging for me), but the results are in the upper levels of goodness on a par with some of the more accomplished professionals who are likely using full frame cameras. 
The only advantages, then, might be greater depth of field opportunity and better high ISO performance.  From my experience (which is pretty limited compared to many) that might be it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Expect Higher End Products at CP+ in February
« on: January 06, 2015, 09:50:58 AM »
Don't we already have higher-end with the EOS M?

Software & Accessories / ND and Graduated ND Filters?
« on: December 11, 2014, 10:00:47 AM »
     For general everything I thought I might get a B+W 3-stop ND filter and maybe a Singh-Ray 2-stop soft graduated ND filter with the Cokin-P set-up as a minimalist do-it-most kit (for my 67mm 35 2.0 IS and 67mm 10-18 lenses).
     Does that make total sense, not total sense and/or any way to improve before pulling the trigger?

EOS Bodies / Re: Is this coming in 2015?
« on: December 02, 2014, 02:03:42 PM »
Pretty pleased with my M1, but wouldn't object to a 50mm M lens.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Owners Post Your Pictures
« on: November 16, 2014, 10:07:23 PM »
Princeton University Chapel:

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