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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEccleston View Post
    * Though, I just might upgrade my 50mm f/1.8 for the new STM one. The improved build, bokeh, focus ring, and silent movie AF should more than justify the upgrade cost.
    I can see that upgrade. The biggest issue with the 50 f/1.8 is the AF. So, hopefully, the STM is a significant improvement. I was able to sell my 50 f/1.8 for $80. If you can do the same or similar you are looking at a $45 upgrade cost. I upgraded to the EF 50 f/1.4 which I thought was well worth it for the better AF and I thought better IQ at f/2.

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    Other than this should be in a lens thread.
    We digress....it happens....


    Quote Originally Posted by Busted Knuckles View Post
    Other than this should be in a lens thread. I like my 24 and 50 arts for the times I need the low light, the 16-35 is the most common on my camera.

    My shooting breaks out into

    1. wide & outside
    2. long & outside
    3. wide & inside
    4. long & inside.

    for long inside, I go with the 70-200 2.8. I can see the idea of the 24-70 basically replacing the 24 & 50 - I think I like my star pics w/ faster glass for shutter speed considerations.
    .....as we talked about on our drive, there are lots of ways to build a kit. At last at one point, Ben Taylor was using a kit of Rokinon 14 mm, 35L, 70-200 II. Wide range is covered with good glass, very straightforward. In a way, I absolutely love that set up.

    Your basic kit, 16-35 f/4, 24A, 50A, 70-200, and Tamron 150-600. An even wider range covered.

    And then you can add more and more lenses, but the niche for each lens becomes smaller and smaller. That may be where I am getting too. I want to cover many niches, but I do not want them so small that they do not get used.

    The 24-70 II may at least make the 35A redundant. Maybe the 50A as well. That will be part of my tests. But something Rick (HDNitehawk) said when I was considering buying the 24-70II has stuck in the back of my head. Something to the extent that the 24-70II is "almost" as good as a prime. The example he gave was that many of other peoples favorite photos that he took where taken with the 24-70II where great IQ and the flexibility of the zoom allowed capturing different moments very well. But most of his favorite photos where taken with a prime.

    I might be seeing that same thing develop. For awhile I had been shooting family events with the 24-70II. But recently I've mixed in the 50A and at least twice now my favorite shots were taken with the 50A. What I am learning is to not only use it where I can't use the 24-70II (wider than f/2.8), but also use it at overlapping apertures and it is just a bit sharper. And, just to circle back to the start of this digression, that is what I was seeing in David's shots. Several of them really have a specific "pop" to them that may be prime (as well as photographic skills )

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    A few from a kayak trip this past Sunday. Testing out the repaired 100-400 Mk 1 on my 5DIII.

    @400 mm, 1/500, f/8, ISO 640
    small-8339 by kayaker72, on Flickr

    @ 400 mm, 1/500, f/8, ISO 125

    small-8364 by kayaker72, on Flickr

    @ 400 mm, 1/500, f/8, ISO 500

    small-8419 by kayaker72, on Flickr

    Thanks for viewing...Brant

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    Brant:

    I can never get enough Loon pictures... very nice, I am a little jealous.

    Did you do some PP around the eyes of the goose? I have never seen one with psycho eyes like that before. I think it is because the outer rim stands out so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conropl View Post
    Brant:

    I can never get enough Loon pictures... very nice, I am a little jealous.

    Did you do some PP around the eyes of the goose? I have never seen one with psycho eyes like that before. I think it is because the outer rim stands out so much.

    Pat
    Thanks Pat. You should head on over in about a month, the chicks should be out.

    As for the goose's eyes, I think what you are seeing is almost an odd natural catch light. I didn't do anything in post, but zooming in to 100%, it looks like the sun went behind a small cloud and that is being reflected in the goose's eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conropl View Post
    Brant:

    I can never get enough Loon pictures... very nice, I am a little jealous.

    Pat
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    Beautiful shot!

    Inspirational, motivational- reminder for me to check out the local wildlife.

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    From last week's trip to NYC.


    NYC 2015
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    NYC 2015
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    NYC 2015
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    The great shot of St. Patrick's got me to reprocess this try. Makes the post by M_Six look even better!


    [IMG]St. John the Baptist Cathedral by Danny Watson, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    Nice shot, Danny. Got any interiors?

    St. Patrick's has changed. I first went there a couple of years ago and had free reign to photograph inside. I even used a monopod. This time half the interior was covered in scaffolding and there were guards checking bags and tons of people walking around.
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    Interiors St. John the Baptist Cathedral Savannah, GA

    Thanks! The angle of the sun was cooperative.

    Here are a couple of interior shots. Was traveling light with the SL1; ISO had to go rather high for that camera.



    [IMG]SJB Cathedral by Danny Watson, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]SJB Windows by Danny Watson, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Nice. I love my SL1 rig. Just picked up the EF-S 10-18mm for it.
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