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  1. Thread: Sam Abell

    by Black_Dog
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    I love Sam Abell's work. He is a true mast of the...

    I love Sam Abell's work. He is a true mast of the craft. My own style is completely different from his so I find a lot to learn from the way he works.
  2. @ODEMAS If I'm not too late to contribute...

    @ODEMAS

    If I'm not too late to contribute here, I think the deciding factor is whether you shoot with a flash. I never use ambient light for product photography. I use flashes so that I have total...
  3. Hahahahah! I guess I'm the only one old enough to...

    Hahahahah! I guess I'm the only one old enough to get this reference.

    Actually, if I recall correctly, John was [incorrectly] heard to say, "I burried Paul." It was Nietzsche's who write "Gott ist...
  4. I am now in the habit of turning off the camera...

    I am now in the habit of turning off the camera anytime I mount or remove a lens, flash or memory card. I think the latter is unnecessary because the camera turns itself off when the memory card door...
  5. I agree with HDNitehawk that terms like "super...

    I agree with HDNitehawk that terms like "super telephoto" and " ultra wide-angle" are more marketing terms than scientific classifications.

    However, most UWA definitions kicking around out there...
  6. I have always thought of ultra wide-angle lenses...

    I have always thought of ultra wide-angle lenses threshold as the point where distortion becomes really noticeable, which is about 24mm on a 35mm film camera. I recently learned there is a technical...
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    70D Announced

    I don't know that there are any must have features here for me compared to the 60D. It seems like the improvements are largely incremental. The wi-fi is a nice add. The AF is improved. It's a bit...
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    You got me all excited when you said Aperture 4...

    You got me all excited when you said Aperture 4 is coming. I thought I had missed the big announcement. I'm sure there will be an Aperture 4 (or Aperture X, as has been widely rumored), but I haven't...
  9. I have Canon BGs for three other Canon bodies....

    I have Canon BGs for three other Canon bodies. Like you, I like to keep extra AA batteries in the extra battery magazines. I use usually use alkaline (usually) or NiMH. I've never used NiCads for...
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    How much Photoshop is appropriate to use in...

    How much Photoshop is appropriate to use in photographing overweight people is an important and necessary debate. Here are my two cents:

    The job of the wedding photographer is to make the bride...
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    I agree with you that I want to see some pizzazz...

    I agree with you that I want to see some pizzazz from Canon in a 7DII. Furthermore, I hope the rumored 70D blows us away. The M body launch was a fiasco, although the latter is so new I don't hope to...
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    HmmÖ I didnít say it always looked gross, I said...

    HmmÖ I didnít say it always looked gross, I said that it started to look gross at 800 ISO. There is a difference. I have taken many usable images with my XTi at 800, 1600 and even a few at 3200 (with...
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    I have an old XTi. It has outstanding image...

    I have an old XTi. It has outstanding image quality for a 10.1 megapixel camera of its vintage. The body's biggest IQ letdown is that it isn't particularly good at controlling noise, which starts to...
  14. This video...

    This video shows how to make micro focus adjustments to an EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 USM (in addition to how to seal dust out of the lens). This lens uses internal focusing, not a rotating front element. I...
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    Yes, the 24-105mm is a great all-purpose lens. I...

    Yes, the 24-105mm is a great all-purpose lens. I think you'll find that your "41mm - 69mm" assessment will be backward. What will likely happen is that your 24-105 will become your default lens. You...
  16. I've seen some videos on YouTube that show how...

    I've seen some videos on YouTube that show how you can do this yourself. It involves taking the dust ring off the front of your lens and manually adjusting the position of the front glass element (it...
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    Four or five years ago I purchased a Lowepro Off...

    Four or five years ago I purchased a Lowepro Off Trail II, which has since been replaced by the Lowepro Outback 200. The main compartment of the Outback 200 is more rectangular and slightly larger...
  18. Elements often ships with Adobe Bridge, which is...

    Elements often ships with Adobe Bridge, which is a crappy photo organizer that has been plagued with bugs, some of which are well documented and - last I read - remain unfixed.

    You are right,...
  19. (1) Go with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II. The...

    (1) Go with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II. The EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM is a fantastic lens (I have one and use it all the time) but is totally unnecessary for what your are shooting. Your kit...
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    Apple Aperture 3 ($79.99 from Apple), if you own...

    Apple Aperture 3 ($79.99 from Apple), if you own a Mac, or Adobe Lightroom 4 ($119.31 from Amazon) if you own a PC. These are primarily advanced image management programs that allow you to manage a...
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    As much as I love my EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS lens,...

    As much as I love my EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS lens, I have to agree with the folks here who recommend getting a 3Ti and kit (18-55mm) lens and invest the savings in external lighting. I'm not a fan of...
  22. The 430EX II is a great flash. While not as...

    The 430EX II is a great flash. While not as powerful as the Canon's flagship flashes, it does pretty well for itself - especially in its price point.

    See Speedlights.new Power Index for a...
  23. Thread: Canon 70-300

    by Black_Dog
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    A few years ago I test drove a 2009 Chrysler...

    A few years ago I test drove a 2009 Chrysler Sebring for a car review I was writing for The Truth About Cars. The salesman who accompanied me kept comparing this crap Chrysler with the excellent...
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    I'm intrigued by mirrorless cameras as...

    I'm intrigued by mirrorless cameras as pocket-sized alternatives to DSLRs, but from [nearly] all accounts Canon has really fumbled the M: it does nothing new that competing mirrorless cameras have...
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    The 17-55mm is the best normal zoom lens...

    The 17-55mm is the best normal zoom lens available for Canon crop sensor bodies. You won't regret it for what you are shooting.
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