John Crowe

Lives in Canada Uxbridge, Canada
Works as a Industrial Designer
Joined on Dec 28, 2009

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  • I would put your "lack of sharpness" down to a combination of reduced contrast in overcast weather and shutter speed.  Overcast will bring out good consistent colour throughout which can look ...
  • Canon FD 55mm f1.2 SSC Ashpherical (Edmika mount conversion to EF) on Canon 5DSR  ISO 100 f1.2 Here is what the original RAW file looked like.  I definitely wanted the "unreal" look.  As it turns ...
  • Everything there is real, I did have to focus stack to get more depth of field.   Of course I added vibrance, and saturation, and chose colour balance.  I love the colour I can get out of the ...
  • You can save a lot of money by going with the Nikon 80-200mm f2.8 AF-S.  Even the AF D is not far behind. The AF-S was touted to be sharper than the VR 1, since the additional lens elements were ...
  • I have been using the Manfrotto 3 way 029 for 30 years and just recently replaced it with the Manfrotto 410 geared head.  I had considered the Benro until I found the used 410 locally. The ...
  • Regret selling my Nikon 200mm f2 AI the most.  Sharpest lens and with the best bokeh that I have ever owned.  The 400mm f2.8 AI-S was my go to sport lens for the past 15 years and it was ...
  • I have always been an ultra wide fanatic.  For many years my go to lens was the Nikon 14mm f2.8 and for the past 10 years it has been the Canon 17 TS-E, which I shfit/stitch to get down to 11mm.  ...
  • I own a 5DSR and have been taking photographs for 40 years, including 4x5.  The 5DSR is no more prone to image shake than any other camera.  Use 1/ focal length as a starting point.  Some people ...
  • Canon FD 55mm f1.2 SSC Aspherical on Canon 5DSR   ISO 100   f1.2 1/2000s   Focus stack of 3 images
  • I am a Manfrotto guy and I am in Canada as well.  I have been babying my 074 and 029 head for 35 years.  Two years ago I had to buy another set of 074 legs with damaged centre column and no head ...
  • It is unfortunate that Ed Mika is out of the adapter business again.  For my FD 800/5.6 L I ended up getting a very affordable Canon FD EOS 1.26x Converter, and Kenko FD EOS 2x Converter.   Both ...
  • The final decision on correct exposure for a particular result is ultimately made in post processing.  To get the best possible results one wants to shoot at the exposure level that is closest to ...
  • I don't use the W-E1 to transfer data.  I use it for remote triggering for shutter delay and I use it for those times when I can't readily see the viewfinder or liveview screen.  This happens more ...
  • My best CF card that I am using with the 5DSR is the Lexar 32 GB Professional 800x UDMA 7.  Unlike the lesser cards that I have I never notice any delay with the 800x. You can likely save quite a ...
  • Back in the late 80's I shot F1 cars using a Canon FD 200mm f2.8 on Kodachrome 25 and the same lens on Kodachrome 64 with the 2x-B.  I had the two sharpest results of the same car, and virtually ...
  • I don't tecommend a teleconverter on that lens. The best cheapest 400mm is Canon FD 400mm f4.5.  You can find them real cheap comparatively speaking. I nice lens to invest in, in the future, not ...
  • I am in Canada too.  Yes, hold out for the ED version.  Be patient and you will get a good price.
  • When viewing dpreview.com on a smartphone switch to "desktop mode" at the very bottom of the page.  You need to do this to view many of the features on dpreview.  You can toggle back and forth. I ...
  • Your T5i with 18 MP and 5 fps is not bad.  Back in the day I got awesome shots of my kids and team mates with 6 and 12 MP cameras with 3 to 5 fps with the odd super crop to 8 fps. For a couple of ...
  • Your situation is different, but I just wanted to add that the selfie takers who flood social networks with themselves are ruining some opportunities for landscape photography for a lot of us.  In ...
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