NancyP

NancyP

Lives in United States St. Louis, MO, United States
Joined on Mar 30, 2010
About me:

amateur photographer
nature subjects

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On White Egret Vs Snake in the -Animals in Combat- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (21 comments in total)

Great story, great shot.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 19:20 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2589 comments in total)

RAW with standard conversion, to my eye: 6D is a full stop better than 7D2, 7D2 is perhaps 1/3 to 1/2 stop better than 100D and 70D and a full stop better than 7D original. The chroma noise is more fine-grained in the 7D2 than in the 100D, 70D, 7D at equal ISO, and tends to stay fine grained. I would be fine shooting 7D2 at ISO 1600 for wildlife/birds - I would think that the noise, not too objectionable, would clean up well in post.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 16:00 UTC as 111th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)

Some sports pro photographers frequently use add-on Wifi units to up-load photos to editors. Also, some will use Wifi to remote-trigger cameras suspended in areas humans can't reach during a game (from ceiling, from goal post, etc).

What's with all the sexist comments? Cranky group today.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 15:52 UTC as 63rd comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)

Interesting review. Certainly for screen and print publication, the IQ of APS-C should be fine. She has special needs - I imagine that she shoots exclusively in jpg due to extremely short turnaround time workflow requirements (handing cards off to runners to upload - now often replaced by other uplink methods). I never thought about having voice recording, but gosh, what a great idea for sports or journalism. (Magic Lantern, are you listening? great firmware feature) Color profiles matter to her, may not matter to people who shoot RAW 99% of time.

My takeaway from this is that if you can't afford a 1DX, and need faster frame rate or reach than possible with 5D3, this is an excellent camera at a good price.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 18:04 UTC as 146th comment | 1 reply
On Jigsaw Puzzle #10: Abstract Nature challenge (6 comments in total)

It is pretty tough to beat #3 tree bark for a challenging jigsaw puzzle.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 21:37 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon article (50 comments in total)

Eye of Sauron.....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 21:17 UTC as 7th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2589 comments in total)

Looks like an excellent birding camera for those who are not buying the 1DX and longer lenses. Plenty of pixels on the small bird with this camera, and I do believe I will be able to get more mileage out of the EF 400 f/5.6L without and with 1.4x TC. The price is right for this focal-length-limited specialty application, and for many other sports shooters.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 23:57 UTC as 369th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2589 comments in total)

Camera 910 grams, 400 f/5.6L, 1,150 grams, extra battery in pocket. 2 kilos is pretty light for a high performance birding combo. Beats having to hand hold 5 kilos of 500 f/4, 1.4x TC, and 1DX.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:23 UTC as 432nd comment | 1 reply
On Rainy Relaxation ... in the camping challenge (2 comments in total)

This gives new meaning to the tent construction term "bathtub floor".

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 01:16 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On The Kit Lens challenge (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

NancyP: Can I use the original 40+ year old manual lens (55 mm f/1.4 prime lens, M42) from my old film camera? The camera was packaged with one of two lens choices, the 55mm f/1.4 and a 50mm f/1.8. I have an M42 to EOS adapter.

I bought a full frame camera and have been temporizing on getting a set of new lenses. I am testing out some of my old film camera favorites and some from my father's film camera, while I decide between the "all primes" vs "holy trinity zoom" (16-35, 24-70, 70-200mm) approach to shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 20:50 UTC
On Green Jumping Spider in the fankenlens challenge (4 comments in total)

Now that's a stylish spider..

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 22:46 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On The Swirling Bokeh in the fankenlens challenge (1 comment in total)

Petzel-ish goodness.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 22:44 UTC as 1st comment
On The Kit Lens challenge (11 comments in total)

Can I use the original 40+ year old manual lens (55 mm f/1.4 prime lens, M42) from my old film camera? The camera was packaged with one of two lens choices, the 55mm f/1.4 and a 50mm f/1.8. I have an M42 to EOS adapter.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 22:43 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies

I am too young to remember this building, having become a library client only in the mid-1960s, and then at the branch library in my Madeira neighborhood. The current Cincinnati main library is a rather ordinary but very functional brick-faced modern building. I am glad to say that the historic library in my current city of residence, St. Louis, has been preserved and renovated. It is of more recent vintage, 1904-1906. Patrons no longer have to request that books be brought up from the stacks because most of the collection has been made open-stack.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 21:07 UTC as 6th comment
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (169 comments in total)

Large format photographers have been shooting with old Petzvals forever. It does give a recognizable "look" to a portrait.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 18:08 UTC as 76th comment
On Marcus in the Porcupines and Hedgehogs challenge (1 comment in total)

How do hedgehogs deliver their pups without getting stuck?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 22:03 UTC as 1st comment
On Penn: rain delays are for sissies in the Product Photography challenge (1 comment in total)

This is a great design, I would consider it portfolio-worthy

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 17:37 UTC as 1st comment
On Porcupine in the Porcupines and Hedgehogs challenge (2 comments in total)

I am glad to see that this albino is a pet in a safe environment.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 17:30 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

A given curvature will work for some simple lenses but not for others. Sony ought to be able to make a very good fixed lens camera with this sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 14:07 UTC as 67th comment
On 1939: England in Color (part 3) article (90 comments in total)

Thanks for showing us these photos.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 16:10 UTC as 15th comment
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