« on: June 09, 2014, 10:50:02 PM »
2 pages in, and sanity already went down the cliff
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A little compilation of a singing male skylark. This is pushing the 2x extender past its comfort zone, but thankfully the bird stayed mostly in one place (although pointing straight up and holding still with this setup has taken a bit of practice! ). 5DIII + 500L II + 2x III (f/10, 1/2500, ISO 2500).Very nice. I always liked larks, but sometimes they are hard to spot (at least the ones in Europe that I know).
Let's reframe the discussion.Absolutely. A good astronomer can take better pictures with an old paper towel roll and a monocle than a newbie with 5-digit $ worth of gear.
It's not the telescope, it's the astronomer.
That would be palliative care, not a cure.
and if you need a dr. to cure GAS, I highly recommend Neuro
+1No just because the existing one is a very good lens.Still it is even more stupid than other rumorsStupid rumor. Sorry I cannot believe it.
C'mon man, it is the year of the lens; this might be THE lens!
Just because it is not a lens you want?
I like this Image, but it's also an example of how little room for mistakes you have @ f/1.4
I thought I had the Glasses in focus, but it ended up the Hands, still, I soft focus treated it & was Happy with the outcome, more importantly, so was the Model.
When starting out, even the included iPhoto is not badThanks, I appreciate these tips very much, I have a Mac book pro, and will be needing apperature I suppose. I have a great deal to learn, but can't wait to get rolling, I will be heading to Bedfords Camera shop monday in Oklahoma City.
One minor suggestion - I don't think that many would argue that Lightroom isn't the better option over Aperture at this point. Unless you have a specific reason for wanting Aperture, I'd go with Lightroom (there are some good deals out there at the moment for the standalone version if you don't want to go the subscription route). I should also say that you don't "need" either when just starting out. Your camera will come with software to allow you to do basic processing of RAW files and preparation for web or print - Lightroom will come in very handy once you need more convenient editing and catalog management tools.
Come on now! We have been through this before.... 2014 is the year of the LENS. Not the year of the lenses, the year of the lens.... singular!yes. And it will be THE lens, like in mother of all lenses
Expect one lens release.