John_A_G

John_A_G

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

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  • To me, what is important is that I be able to change parameters as follows: 1. Parameters I need to change while my eye is in the viewfinder should be easily and rapidly changed solely with my ...
  • James, What is so difficult to understand here?  There are always benefits to smaller kits.  But, lets say the rest of the photographic world doesn't think the same way YOU think.  What if DOF is ...
  • Greg - I can't help in your search of the right lens, but if you can, try and ditch the monopod for ultimate.  Monopods are fine when the pivot angle is slight, but it's a pain for sports where ...
  • Sure, but usually with landscapes, not so much with people.
  • Replied in just wait....
    Sure Dave. Camera: canon 5dIII - I actually downsized from a canon 1dIII Lenses: Canon 24-105, 17-40, 70-200 2.8 (non IS), 100-400, 85mm 1.8, 50mm 1.8, sigma 120-300 2.8, 600 ex-rt flash, custom ...
  • Replied in just wait....
    sure I am.  But at least I'm a self-aware one :) Which is why you'll not likely find a post by me claiming doom and gloom for my brand because a camera/lens doesn't match my specific needs.  Nor ...
  • Replied in just wait....
    It's always interesting to read threads like this.  Most experienced enthusiasts or professionals understand a basic truth:  there is no one camera for everyone.  Especially as you move up the ...
  • I think there are some people that like the artificial coloring and some don't.  It all depends on the person.  My personal taste is I don't care for it - I like human skin that looks like human ...
  • Replied in feedback
    You'll find that still photography of sports is very different than video work.  On the plus side, experience with baseball helps you PREDICT which is good. Generally speaking, a good sports photo ...
  • Replied in Try indoors.
    It all comes down to a case by case basis.  A bad photographer will take bad photos regardless of the gear used. But, here's a shot taken at ISO 6400, f/2.8 and 1/400.  Guess what happens if you ...
  • I think you missed my point entirely.  Both lenses you mentioned are consumer grade lenses - neither of which is high quality.  If you want to challenge the "you get what you pay for" notion - you ...
  • If you are basing your premise of "good gear" and cost on an 18-200 and Tamron 70-300, you haven't tried a good lens.  Try a 70-200 2.8 vr II lens and you'll get a better understanding of the ...
  • Getting good information starts with understanding your goals.  Start with the financial aspects.  How much revenue are you looking to generate 1-year, 3-year, 5-year?  How much profit in those ...
  • Canon and Nikon have a luxury other manufacturers do not.  Mirrored cameras still dominate ILC sales.  Canon and Nikon can, in fact, be very late to the game and completely take over when they do ...
  • as follow-up to the above advice - it's going to be all but impossible to blur the fence when the player is behind the baseline - the fence is just too large and too close to the subject.  There ...
  • Replied in feedback
    Sport/action shooting for sports involving people can be challenging.  When it's a human (as opposed to a car, etc) what often makes a compelling image isn't so different than your shots of ...
  • Unfortunately, we really haven't gotten reliable GLOBAL (not japan) market share numbers in several years.  ILC sales are down across the board.  There are always anecdotal stories of people ...
  • To me, it is always helpful to see photos demonstrating advice. I don't shoot skateboarding, but here are some links to give you some ideas about what I'm talking about: http://dgrin.com/showthread ...
  • you need to get lower, get closer and use flash.  You want your subject exposed properly, but unlike many other sports, skate is one of those where background exposure is important too. Because you ...
  • Dave - the "song" I sing isn't a Canon song.  It's that, in general, online reviews aren't very useful.  And, as I've said for years here, focus performance for moving subjects is a complex ...
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