TigTillinghast

Joined on Aug 21, 2013

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  • Exact same advice I was going to give, except I'd recommend looking at the Tamron 15-30 (which has stabilization) for the wide end. Stabilization is actually important for wide family shots, as ...
  • I do not think that amount of focus adjustment is extreme. So long as it is consistent, I'd keep it.
  • Owned Kenko and the Canon mark iis and iiis. I found no advantage to extender over cropping bare lens due to iq degradation on crop sensor (70d and 7d2). on full frame there was a small advantage. ...
  • Created discussion thread Where to go near Dallas for wildlife
    I'm on a business trip to Dallas/Fort Worth. I'll have 6 hours tomorrow before I need to get back to the airport. Looking for a wildlife management area or the like to get a sense of the land and ...
  • No joke! You won't be aware of it until you try shooting 10+ fps with your child. During action shots the facial expressions change radically, and the difference between one shot and the next can ...
  • Congratulations! As a recent father myself, here are the things that took me by surprise: - Photography was the one hobby I had that was compatible with taking care of an infant. It really ...
  • It's the best APS-C lens ever made, so far as I can tell. Yes, you can get a bum copy. I've had two copies of the lens, and they were fantastic. One required some work with the Dock to adjust it ...
  • I second the Tamron 15-30mm. Great image stabilization, super sharp, good range for a wide tele zoom. Most importantly, it gives you 2x the light as the Canon f/4. When I tested it against the ...
  • My lowly SL1 with the new Tamron 35. Good thing it has a short MFD. This was taken with 1/2 second exposure at 400 ISO fairly late in the evening (8:22) in Virginia. It was on a tripod and I was ...
  • Good point about the minimum focus distance. I exploit that often, and have grown accustomed to it, making the 70-200 feel like too much of an arms-length lens sometimes. It's a fantastic lens, but ...
  • Funny you just asked this. I was climbing down a tree an hour ago with my 70-200 II IS, cursing it because it wasn't the 100-400 II I left at home. I have a hawk nest project I've bene working on. ...
  • I've been doing a long-term hawk nest project that involves me climbing a 75 foot tree a couple times a day for a month and a half. On one of these trips, I though I'd get an iPhone shot of my 1DX ...
  • Replied in say what?
    Using both, I find the IQ of the 100-400 II to be a significant step up, outside of the obvious and important new features (IS, MFD, zoom range). It's not a full stop better, but a portion of one, ...
  • In terms of others perceiving your camera kit as "pro," there's already nothing you can do. People are so used to iphotography that even an SL1 is considered a crazy-big camera. Seriously, I was ...
  • I once was thinking about buying the Tamron 24-70. It had a reputation of being great for good copies and poor for poor copies. I asked B&H if I could buy 2 and return one, and the woman said that ...
  • I now have 6 months of use with the three YN600s. No problems, no overheating, which isn't to say that others aren't having that problem. I do use the flashes occasionally in 10 fps bursts, but ...
  • 1. Auto mfa that has different mfa values across the focal lengths of a zoom; and different mfa values by focus point (hey, if it's automated, why not?); and different mfa values per distance of ...
  • Replied in AF Switching
    I'm thinking bigger. Something like a guide wire in a studio, on which a small, high-contrast vehicle can be threaded. Pull it with a fishing line, and it'll take the wire's pattern in its movement. ...
  • You have an impressive line-up that covers everything but the super wide and super tele. They are mostly good bang-for-buck lenses too. While my instinct would be to not meddle with them, I do note ...
  • Replied in AF Switching
    Zee Char, thanks for pointing out something important... Canon has done a terrible job at explaining how these cases really work and - in particular - how they are differentiated from one another. ...
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