MarshallG

MarshallG

Lives in United States SF Bay Area, CA, United States
Joined on Nov 29, 2004

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  • I’ve owned both lenses, and I was much happier with my 18-55mm.  It’s quality was excellent, and it’s a much smaller, lighter weight lens.  As a result, I took it out more often.  I think you ...
  • It’s more than that.  Full-frame lenses weight much more. And because of the field of view issues, it is far more practical to buy the EF-S lenses for wide angle.  For example, Canon’s 10-22mm ...
  • Replied in Rent a lens?
    If this is a special trip, consider renting an exotic lens from lensrentals.com. Maybe canon’s 200-400 f/4.0 with the built-in teleconverter, or a 400 f/2.8 or 500 f/4.0.  These are all big ...
  • Replied in Went there ...
    When you shoot in dim light at f/8.0 and a fast shutter, ISO is going to climb. So you can rent a lens, like a 400 f/2.8 or even a 500 f/4.0. Or the Canon 200-400 f/4 with built-in teleconverter. ...
  • There’s nothing wrong with using automatic settings. Many pros use them all the time. Canon makes an excellent 18-55 and an excellent 18-135mm. I think you should get one. The only downside to ...
  • A full-frame camera has a sensor that’s 2.5x larger than an APS-C camera. It’s possible to build smaller, lighter lenses which can focus an image onto the 2.5x smaller APS-C area. That’s what EF-S ...
  • Replied in Lens Rentals
    LensRsntals.com is fantastic, and probably unique.  They have full lens testing and repair facilities. Unlike the camera store that sells you a lens, LensRentals tests their lenses. Their owner, ...
  • Thank you so much!  It is one of the most difficult photos I ever took. That tree is massive, and it’s located on a very public area of Waikiki Beach. There are distractions all around it — a ...
  • Sorry. Others seem to get it. It’s no different with other forms of art training. Art students study all sorts of traditional art forms and artists.  They practice drawing spheres, and they ...
  • I’m only suggesting a warning message. Several times, I’ve seen people post replies to questions asked many years ago, not realizing their error.  But I’m not suggesting a prohibition of doing so, ...
  • Replied in Many reasons
    Don’t worry about what he thinks. You know what works for the art you create, and what he thinks doesn’t change that.
  • It works for me all the time, like in this ultra-wide shot:
  • Yes, but those kit lenses are f/3.5 ~ 5.6. A 55mm f/5.6 lens is VERY different from a 55mm f/1.8 lens, and this thread presumes that the 24-50 is about f/1.8. That’s a very big difference!
  • Replied in Because...
    Because the hottest woman is the woman you love.
  • Replied in Pathetic
    Parhetic that, in order to use standard things like monitors and USB drives, the World’s Most Expensive Laptop needs a $100 accessory and the maker of the World’s Most Expensive Laptop won’t even ...
  • I don’t care that it has the Type-C ports, but taking the MagSafe and HDMI and USB Type-A makes it a much less useful machine. I already have three MagSafe adapters, I use HDMI displays in our ...
  • Answer: The $300 DSLR, with a $100 diffused, off-camera flash, will kick the snot out of the $5,000 DSLR with its ultra-high dynamic range and no flash, for the photo you described.
  • I think I’m out of GAS at this point.  Over the course of five or six years, I’ve finally collected the Canon L-series lens triumvirate of 16-35, 24-70 and 70-200, all in f/2.8.  My LowePro ...
  • Replied in Many reasons
    I have a lot of respect for you. Film photography is much more difficult than digital.  Digital makes it very easy to see mistakes, and to take hundreds of photos until the vision is “dialed in.” ...
  • Replied in Yup!
    I travel extensively around the world on business and I always check my luggage and carry my camera backpack on board.  The tripod just barely fits into my checked bag if I remove the head. I ...
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