Canon20Duser

Canon20Duser

Lives in United States Frederick, MD, United States
Works as a Magazine Writer
Joined on Mar 23, 2006

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On Canon releases promised Firmware v2.0.0 for EOS 7D article (103 comments in total)
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jakerock: Did your buffer size go up to 25? Mine shows only 23 for some reason... And I have plenty of room on the CF. Then again, I got 34 (black) pictures before slowing down..

Overall, I'm happy about the update

I just shot a burst of 60 large raw files of my desk with the update.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2012 at 19:58 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Canon PowerShot S100 article (191 comments in total)
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Individual1: Some reviews have observed poor battery performance/power consumption. Did you experience this? Also, you note the camera is slightly faster than S90/S95, any observation regarding shutter lag?

I left all the GPS stuff on (photo location and tracking log) and it seemed like I got about an hour out of it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2011 at 04:12 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Canon PowerShot S100 article (191 comments in total)

I have the S100. Any way I can tell if the lens is decentered?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2011 at 04:06 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies
On Aviation Photography article (51 comments in total)
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Mark Forman: http://www.ceehere.com/Airplanes/Warbirds/Oshkosh2008HD2Star/5865310_MBXRcR#364226306_uEX2o

I shot this in 2008 for EAA Warbirds magazine.

Aviation Photography is not shot with a basic set of rules except when it comes to safety.
For instance getting a sharp image at high shutter speeds is more important than blurring the prop.
Enjoy my galleries.
Mark Forman
Mark Forman Productions, Corp.
http://www.screeningroom.com
http://www.ceehere.com

We always, always, blur the prop through an entire arc if possible at "AOPA Pilot" magazine--and make sure the aircraft is sharp. We would never run a photo with stopped props. I am referring to our air-to-air shots with the aircraft about 35 to 50 feet apart, and sometimes 100 feet to get more of the background.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2011 at 04:56 UTC
On Aviation Photography article (51 comments in total)

All good advice. I work for "AOPA Pilot" as a writer, not a photographer, but I thought I would add a few things I see our chief photographer, Mike Fizer, do. You can see the current issue on aopa.org and I wrote and flew the cover article. Mike never ever uses a monopod--always a tripod on the ground. He uses all Canon top of the line equipment. He uses a Kenyon Laboratories stabilizer for all aerial shots. He'll position me with changes as few as five feet, although he always says, "Up a little" and "That's good" to position me. (Not, move four feet 10 inches up.) For the cover shoot http://www.aopa.org/pilot/cover.html we got up at 3:45 am and arrived at the airport at 6 to do video shots of me introducing the airplane. We took off at 7 after waiting for fog to lift and flew around above it for the shoot. He will also shoot evenings right up to dark but prefers early morning shoots. He feels anything more than 135mm distorts the airplane by turning it into a bathtub.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2011 at 05:34 UTC as 14th comment
On Video Interview: Chuck Westfall of Canon at PPE 2011 article (104 comments in total)

Both are wearing microphones, but we don't seem to be getting audio from them. It sounds like the on-camera or in-camera microphone was used instead, maybe by accident.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2011 at 14:30 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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thielges: I think that the title should read "CMOS *Image Sensor* Inventor..." CMOS itself (as a platform for digital logic) was invented back in the 1960s by Frank Wanlass.

Thanks, Eric. I didn't realize CCDs can have shutter issues as well. I'll look forward to those new CMOS global shutters.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2011 at 15:57 UTC
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thielges: I think that the title should read "CMOS *Image Sensor* Inventor..." CMOS itself (as a platform for digital logic) was invented back in the 1960s by Frank Wanlass.

The lecture was terrific and I have memorized several points you made to impress my friends. I work in aviation journalism, taking videos of propeller aircraft, and the older CCD sensors have less rolling shutter problems than CMOS, correct? I am talking about shutters and that is not your expertise, I realize.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2011 at 03:24 UTC
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