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Black & White / Re: Post your moon pics as example of your setup
« Last post by rpt on Today at 10:02:00 PM »
5D III, 300L f2.8, 1.4x, ISO 1600, 1/3 second, f5.6

Dramatic Full Moon rise 25 Feb 2013 © Keith Breazeal by Keith Breazeal Photography, on Flickr
Lovely shot Keith!

Since you have a 5DIII, why don't you load MagicLantern and use the dual ISO feature for shots like this. That way you could expose for the moon and the landscape in a single shot.
Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by rpt on Today at 09:51:30 PM »
I just felt like posting something !
Lovely! I miss your posts. I'm sure many others do too.
Lenses / Re: EF 16-35mm f/2.8 II Replacement [CR1]
« Last post by pwp on Today at 09:39:44 PM »
We don't need revolutionary.  Just a 16-35mm f/2.8 with the same or better IQ as the 24-70mm f/2.8 II.

Why would such a lens lose the nice filter thread of the current model?

And why would anybody satisfied with f/4 begrudge those of us who prefer f/2.8 at any freakin' ISO?

How is this a controversy?

+1 Thanks Yueng Linger. Neatly put...

For the final couple of years before the 24-70 f/2.8II finally replaced the MkI, having given up on the MkI (five copies) I used a terrific EF 24-105 f/4is. This lens opened my eyes to the undeniable usefulness of IS on shorter lenses, but it also made clear the argument in favor of f/2.8 over f/4 for my particular needs and the sort of projects/commissioned work that I do. There are no rights or wrongs. Just what suits best.

Software & Accessories / Re: Gearheads and legs
« Last post by geekpower on Today at 09:35:43 PM »
thanks for all the great suggestions, everyone.

i'm still debating whether to go for the 055/410 combo or to save up a little longer and step up to the 057/405 (or equivalent in another brand).  simple physics suggests that a taller 4 section tripod without a column should be more stable than a shorter 3 section with a column... damn you, torque!

Canon General / Re: CPS Platinum Membership Gift
« Last post by East Wind Photography on Today at 09:35:20 PM »
It's like insurance, we all groan about paying it when all's well but when something happens you are happy as hell you're a CPS member. I experienced two unexpected Gold level services this past year and am very thankful I spent the $100.

Also because you are a cps member even warranty service is honored under the fast turn around. Had my 7d2 repaired under warranty and got it back in less than a week.

I have rarely used the free cleanings but my gear is aging now and likely time to be cleaned.
Lenses / Re: Sigma 24mm 1.4 Art Lens
« Last post by Pixel on Today at 09:29:31 PM »
Did you happen to test AF using focus points not in the center? I just returned a Sigma 24 1.4 A because it could not focus sharp using focus points that aren't in the center cluster of a 7D Mark II. This was tested and verified on two separate 7D Mark II's, two separate Sigma 24 1.4 A lenses and ALSO a 35 1.4 A as well! None of the lenses would focus sharp when using AF points not in the center focus point cluster.
Around here, its just a place to sit all day.  Prints do not sell well.

However, if you happen to hit a hot topic, you may sell a few.  You have to charge a high price just to break even.
Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by gary samples on Today at 09:21:58 PM »
I just felt like posting something !
Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« Last post by Oneand0 on Today at 09:18:37 PM »
Originally I was trying to get a landscape, but after him getting in the frame, I just let it be about him (Big Max).

Black & White / Re: Post your moon pics as example of your setup
« Last post by jhpeterson on Today at 09:11:34 PM »
About three days shy of the full moon, late January, temperature around ten degrees F.
Canon 1DS Mk III, EF 500mm L IS with EF 2x III (1000mm), on tripod. Exposure: 1/160 @ f:11, ISO 200
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