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  1. Re: What does Canon EFS 17-55 IS USM lens do better than Canon EFS 18-200 IS?

    The max aperture of 2.8 allows for some nice subject isolation by creating a blurred background toward the long range of the 17-55's focal length. I think also if you are interested in attaching a...
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    Re: What body should I choose?

    40Ds can be had for less than that used. http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/729405


    $625-650 is the new $700+
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    Re: So excited!

    You'll be very happy with that combo for a long time. Unless, of course, if you get bit by the bug and start trading up. The 17-55 is a fantastic lens by all accounts. If you have a little one also...
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    Re: Used and Refurbished Lenses and Cameras

    One other thing, in case you hadn't noticed, this process takes some time. I however enjoy it. You may not enjoy hunting and find that your time is worth 10-15%, as well as the peace of mind you get...
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    Re: Used and Refurbished Lenses and Cameras

    I've never bought refurbished, but most of my lenses I've bought used. Why? Because lenses retain their value remarkably well unlike most other consumer goods like cars and computers etc. But like a...
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    Re: Two submissions for criticism

    I like the field pic. Try cropping out the one tree going the other direction in the upper right. Othersiwe there's nice symmetry among the various planes. A little more contrast between light and...
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    Re: Photography newbie

    You are on your way to an interesting composition. For my taste, I think you had some potential in here for exploring reflections. Think about what you wanted to achieve with this composition. What...
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    Re: What body should I choose?

    Hi Guy. You have the advantage that you are just starting out so switching to Nikon is still very much an option for you. I use Canon, but there are many of us who either have either switched to...
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    Re: Power Plant at Elk Hills, California

    Hi John, I like it. You might try cropping some of the night sky out. Also the oil pumps in full silhouette would have heightened the intensity of the scene. You were on the right track with this one.
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    Re: Osprey and Trout

    That lens does wonders. Nice photography. I agree with the comment about the talons. Peculiar grab indeed.
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    Re: Super Telephoto ISO 12233 Charts

    Very cool. I look forward to these. The 500 f4 IS is my dream lens. It'll be a few years before I grab one, but one day...
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    Re: What body should I choose?

    I think the 40D is an excellent choice for a crop body camera if you intend to use Canon gear. I got my 40D used (barely) for $700 so those deals or better are available as we speak. The interface is...
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    Re: The Spirit of the Forum: A Pledge

    Here here! Easier said than done, but indeed something for which to reach.
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    Adorama Refurbished Deals

    I used to get very excited when TDP would link to the Adorama refurb inventory updates. These prices were very attractive. That all changed about 6 months ago. When Canon raised their prices of USA...
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    Super Telephoto ISO 12233 Charts

    I'd be interested in seeing ISO12233 charts for the 500, 600, and 800. Any chance you'll be able to do these in the future Bryan? Thanks!
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    Re: Thanks Bryan

    I visit this site almost every day. I always appreciate the updates and useful information. Your reviews are some of the best on the web and everyone knows it! Now we can tak about them together....
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