jayrandomer

jayrandomer

Lives in United States MA, United States
Joined on Jul 12, 2008

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  • Yeah. Walking through a pretty built up area (Fenway, Back Bay, MIT). The GPS tracks I find are pretty accurate but the distance never seems to be.
  • The GPS watches are great and keeping time and can be somewhat problematic at with distances. I walk the same path every day to and from work and my GPS gives the distance as anywhere between 2.1 ...
  • Outdoor newborn shots? Look at the blob covered in three blankets and a sun shade? If you want the 58 1.4G and "newborn photography" is the method you use to convince whoever else has to sign off ...
  • The 24-70 would be more practical than a $1500 prime.  You will end up using your phone 90% of the time.  You aren't buying this lens to be practical.  Just keep that in mind. I was in a similar ...
  • Replied in Lenses
    Nice uncle. What do you photograph?  Outdoor stuff go for the 24-105, indoor stuff try the 24-70. As for cell phones, do you prefer iOS or android?
  • I'm considering. Is this something better to be new is refurb fine?
  • I also don't think it's a good idea to say someone is mediocre and that they aren't good at what they do if you haven't really done what they've done. Certainly there are some truly bad wedding ...
  • If your camera is part of your livelihood, good service is essential. If it's just a hobby then it's considerably less important. I have a Canon. I've had a few experiences with their service ...
  • Started making plans in December...and that was probably too late.  We will be in Sisters, Oregon.  Wanted Madras but it was already booked solid.  Travelling with two young girls so ...
  • Replied in Old tech
    My opinion is that making a decision to not upgrade requires no research.  I live by a Maserati/Ferrari dealer and continue to drive by in my old camera without knowing a thing about either :-) Bas ...
  • If the zoom were better optically at 400 I probably would have bitten and dealt with selling the other lenses.
  • This is what I have now. The 400 lives on and a second (APS-C) body and is almost always too short.  I use the 70-300 mostly for landscapes and the 400 prime for wildlife.   The 100-400 would ...
  • Replied in No question
    It's clear from this thread that the 100-400 II is better in every way except weight and price.  It's tougher deciding if it's worth $1700 considering I have the 400 f/5.6 and would only use it at ...
  • Thanks for the advice.  The 400L I have is the 400 f/5.6 L.  The 400 f/4 and 400 f/2.8 are WAY out of my budget :-)
  • Created discussion thread 100-400L II vs. 400 f/5.6
    There's a great deal on the 100-400L II right now and it's been tempting me to get this lens.  Would this lens be a significant upgrade of the 400 prime at 400 mm?  Reviews seem to suggest that ...
  • Unfortunately for standalone cameras the biggest problem is the part of the workflow where you need to start using a second device. Most people are content with cell phone pictures.  The crowd ...
  • Eventually it will break such that the replacement cost is less than or equal to the repair cost.
  • There are sliders on it that allow you to essentially fix it into place.  I can keep my camera on my leg pretty well.  With the 400mm lens it flops around on me even with those engaged, but that's ...
  • I use the BlackRapid RS1.  It works fine with a backpack, even the large-ish child carrier I sometimes use.  I don't notice the weight and unless I'm carrying my 400 f/5.6 lens it just stays out ...
  • I have two girls that are also always on the move 6D with too many lenses Your kids will almost certainly be unhappy with all those embarrassing photos.  Their future spouses will appreciate it, ...
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