John_A_G

John_A_G

Lives in United States OH, United States
Joined on Nov 10, 2004

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  • Replied in actually
    I suspect very little money is made from active participants of the forums, regardless of brand.  I suspect most clicks to sponsored content come from people visiting for info but not ...
  • Yep. There are some photographers that obsess over the latest and greatest bodies.  And then they pair said body with consumer grade lenses.  The results are predictably so-so.  A fantastic lens ...
  • Here's the thing - better skill and better equipment help improve the quality of all shots, but I found my expectations increased.  So, my "keeper rate" after an initial learning curve remained ...
  • Replied in exactly
    Let's face it, as you move up the food chain you have to pay higher and higher premiums for less and less gain.  Typically, Canon and Nikon lenses are about twice the cost of sigma/tamron ...
  • Replied in This might help
    Gary - there is a John_G - that's who said the above.  So, you were agreeing with his post, not mine.  With our user names that close I can understand the confusion :)
  • Gary - you're missing the point.  You made a statement that you can be "too close" and 20mp is plenty of room to crop.  I'm suggesting that instead of trying to shoot everything wide for fear of ...
  • Or, you can challenge yourself to become a better sports photographer. Take a look at this post - shot #5 in the series. See how much more impactful the shot is. Shooting wide and cropping a lot ...
  • This last point is critical.  I think people over-simply the AF differences between the two cameras - it isn't just about moving subjects.  It comes down to how often you use non-center AF - ...
  • Replied in and I would say
    It doesn't make any sense to segregate DSLR from mirrorless.  The only thing that really matters is ILC as a whole.  At least from an external perspective like we're talking about.  If mirrorless ...
  • to further add, from my own personal use.  Look at the OPs photos and how the backgrounds detract vs. the results from shallow DOF created by shallow DOF:
  • Yeah. And if you shoot baseball, your shooting positions are limited. So, trying to increase your distance and use a longer focal length isn't sensible. So, the only sensible way to decrease DOF ...
  • Replied in CIPA
    I believe that is it - last reported in 2009-2010
  • Yes, BCN sales data is Japan only.  World wide sales and market share. Off the top of my head I cannot remember what the name of the company is that tracks world-wide share but it's been years ...
  • Without knowing individual characteristics of the lenses and only considering focal length I would say the latter is going to be a better lens.  If you're actually shooting from on the field (and ...
  • Gary - the problem is f/8.0.  300 2.8 is a bit short for baseball especially on full frame.  I'm not sure how well your sigma takes a TC. I would agree the results you're getting are similar to ...
  • Of how much a lens matters for sports.  The 1dx is a fine machine, but those shots are really degraded from what they could be by shooting at f/8.  That pairing is a real head scratcher.  I ...
  • My tipping point was closing shop on my sports photography business.  With a full time job and a growing son, there just wasn't time for a second job.  I downsized from a 1dIII to a 5dIII a few ...
  • Replied in great example
    I understand about being focal length limited.  And if you were already at 200mm that would apply.  In this shot you weren't though. That can make sense in certain situations.  You might frame ...
  • Replied in feedback
    It all comes down to this statement. I shoot both. And, my experience is this - if your exposure and WB are good, most (90%+) images viewed at normal viewing sizes and normal print sizes show no ...
  • Replied in Further advice
    For general shooting as you plan to do, every modern interchangeable lens camera (ILC) will do just fine.  Every camera and system has pros and cons to it. I strongly suggest that you hand-hold any ...
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