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    The moon is very bright and quite small. Unless...

    The moon is very bright and quite small. Unless you are using a very long lens, your camera will not be able to properly meter it. So you must turn down the exposure a lot. Consider the Apollo...
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    Thanks a lot for the feedback, everyone. I guess...

    Thanks a lot for the feedback, everyone. I guess I was looking for trap focus, but since I cannot run Magic Lantern, that is not an option. Oh well.

    What I was trying to do was to use AF, but...
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    Fire on Focus Confirm

    I recently acquired a new toy: EF 100mm F2.8 L macro lens, and have had a few weeks to play with it. (I may share some picture if anything worthwhile pops out of the postprocessing.)

    One thing I...
  4. Another vote for Black Rapid here. Very...

    Another vote for Black Rapid here. Very comfortable, works well under a backpack (put the Black Rapid on first.), and much easier on the neck.

    The longest/heaviest lens I have is only a 24-105,...
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    That reminds me. Once I was out on a hike with...

    That reminds me. Once I was out on a hike with my kit and was swapping lenses. Some other hiker asked me if I was a photographer. How do you answer that without being sarcastic? Well I guess I...
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    conropl, Those shots...

    conropl,



    Those shots are incredible. Is that they came off the camera, or did you do some post work?

    Thanks for sharing.
  7. Thread: DoF Preview

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    I find the composing with live view is much...

    I find the composing with live view is much easier with a monopod. If that is feasible, you may want to give this a try. When I use my Lensbaby Composer (a very dumb MF only lens with no...
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    Here's what I do: I use a card reader, and...

    Here's what I do:

    I use a card reader, and after a shoot (sometimes days later, if I'm feeling lazy), I pull the pictures off the card, buy I do not recycle the memory card yet. The pictures are...
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    Took this last night. ...

    Took this last night.
    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Nh8Enj-KVAg/TugV70Qlt-I/AAAAAAAAFN8/pW3ydibzRuE/s800/IMG_4087.JPG
    EF 24-105 f4 L @ 24mm f/4 ISO 400 Tv=8sec
    Album here (one additional...
  10. You want your subject to be small in the picture....

    You want your subject to be small in the picture. That's the whole point of taking a group shot. There are two ways to accomplish that: you can use a wide angle lens, or you can increase the...
  11. How far can you back up? As long as there is...

    How far can you back up? As long as there is sufficient space behind you the 50 should be OK.
  12. Re: Cinema EOS - Canon EOS c300 and 5 Lenses Announced in Hollywood, CA

    The press release says $47,000 for the 30-300. The primes are a much more affordable $6,800.
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    Re: Religious art from a broken window

    Hi Richard,


    Thank you for the feedback. Here is the cropped image. I left a little of the window frame so that I could the entire hole in the picture.


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  14. Re: Ultra Wide Angle lens recommendation for Canon T3i

    The 17-40 is not much wider than the 18-55 kit lens, which you likely came with your camera. If you are simply looking for a better lens in that range for a APS-C camera, you would be much better...
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    Religious art from a broken window

    I went to church recently, and noticed that one of the windows was
    shattered -- most likely due to a rock getting kicked up by a lawn
    mower. These were taken from outside looking in during the...
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    Re: Outside Looking In

    Great shot. The DOF is incredible.
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    Re: Post your best current shots

    A little over a week ago, I visited my parents in New Hampshire, and we took a hike up Mt Eisenhower. The full set is available at: https://picasaweb.google.com/107691146535396952671/Eisenhower2011 I...
  18. Thread: Post Your Pets!

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    Re: Post Your Pets!

    Wonderful picture Denise. Great capture. I just love the Dog
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    Re: More 7D home surgery

    Hi Denise,


    The camera has been working just fine since I cleaned the circuit board. I was pretty scared that I could be out a huge repair bill, so I decided to have a look inside to see if there...
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    More 7D home surgery

    Last weekend I went to Downeast Maine (Lubec and Acadia NP plus a few hours on Campobello Island, New Brunswick), and my 7D was misbehaving again. Basically, the Live View/Video switch was not...
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    Re: Post your best current shots

    Thanks Bob for the feedback.


    I actually ended up lowering the exposure in post to bring out the rainbow, (in DPP) and then boosted the shadows, and contrast to help lighten up the grass.

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    Re: Post your best current shots

    Here's one I took last night. I was at church shortly before a service began, and looked out the window and noticed two things: 1. the sun had dropped below the overcast cloud ceiling and 2. it was...
  23. Re: Q: What is the terminal velocity of a 24-105 f/4 L?

    Shouldn
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    Re: Assignment 24: It's all about the Light

    Here is my entry: Sunrise from Mt Marcy, NY on July 17





    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-b5skiwGP-pc/TkxyxsJzoXI/AAAAAAAADig/YRXXrmRfpdQ/s640/2011_07_17_1288.JPG
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    Re: Post Your Best HDR Photo

    A couple of weeks ago, I climbed Mt Marcy (highest point in New York) at
    night to watch the sunrise. Here are some of the HDR results:

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