John_A_G

John_A_G

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

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  • As opposed to a shoulder mounted video I would guess. Well, the good news is your camera and lens is fine to bring according to their policies.  The bad news is, 135mm is woefully short if you ...
  • Replied in additionally
    I'm a big supporter of getting faces exposed properly IN CAMERA.  Given the choice between being able to see faces/expressions or exposing helmets/sky properly I'll take faces every time.  Set a ...
  • Replied in advice
    Just enjoy the game.  Be a fan.  You want something that isn't possible.  If you were interested in sports photography in general I would advise a different sport or different level of play.  But, ...
  • so, if I understand, you don't want to get into a brand pi$$ing match.  But, you state that AF Technology is a weak link for Canon.  Andrew, I was getting results like this 8 years ago with Canon ...
  • Replied in you are reaching
    hmmm...  I'm guessing my 7 year old 1dIII doesn't claim to work down to -3 EV.  I'm pretty confident you could strap the 70-200 2.8 I have on it and find whatever 70-200 2.8 you can for the K-3 ...
  • Replied in context
    Dan - I think we need to keep in context what the OP is doing.  We're not talking about dim night clubs - we're talking about gyms and natatoriums.  I'm not an EV guru, but that's still pretty ...
  • Let's talk about shooting those specific sports with an APS-C camera: 50mm is not a very useful focal length at all - way too short for swimming and most volleyball.  It provides limited range for ...
  • Replied in How'd I do?
    I like the angle a lot - it's always much more interesting to be looking up at your subject.  Inclusion of the blossom works great as well.  Exposure of the background is good.  What I don't like ...
  • Replied in salvage
    Your points are well taken.  Having moved from a Canon 1dIII to a 5dIII let me offer some experiences: First, as you noted - AF systems are extremely important.  There is nothing inherent in full ...
  • Replied in dont
    dont try to use logic with the tinfoil hat brigade.  It's much more fun to think everyone is out to get Pentax.
  • On the plus side, I really like the setup and pose.  A lot depends on the culture of the organization, but assuming this is a modern company I like making the subject appear more approachable.  ...
  • in one of your earlier posts, you have an expectation to earn $900 a month from your photography.  I wouldn't count on that much income at all.  I would expect the vast majority of part-time ...
  • Yes, but some customers are quite happy.  And some customers paying full time professionals are unhappy too. That's true.  But here is the reality - in a free market society, the market sets the ...
  • Replied in try
    try not to dislocate your shoulder patting yourself on the back.
  • Replied in BINGO!!!
    Exactly!  I must say, I am on a 2nd marriage.  Married for 9 years the first time and as you said we never looked at the wedding album - just a framed posed shot.  2nd marriage we were smarter - ...
  • not too dissimilar from people scoffing at paying thousands of dollars for a professional photographer.  It's just the ego of photographers that makes them think their craft is different than ...
  • It has nothing to do with matching the results of the best pros.  It has everything to do with matching the NEEDS of the buyer.  It isn't just standards falling - although that is a part.  It's ...
  • I am quite sure the focus system will be great.  My whole point was:  you read words on a spec sheet and ASSUME it means it is more advanced than the D4s.  There is more to performance than what ...
  • Replied in agreed...
    Similar concept.  The difference being there is still enough demand for Acuras so the brand can still be profitable.  The demand for full time PJs is just too small.  Think of it more as a luxury ...
  • Replied in agreed...
    Not my point.  My point is not to say a parent with quality equipment and good skill set is as good a photographer as Peter Read Miller.  My point is most clients don't need that level of skill.  ...
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