John_A_G

Lives in United States OH, United States
Joined on Nov 10, 2004

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  • Replied in Jumping Horse
    From a technique standpoint you did well - the focus is on, timing is good and you left off the annoying vignetting :) From an image standpoint there are still some issues: the trailer in the ...
  • Replied in advice
    Great setup - for action the 24-70 won't get a lot of use.  Actually since it's your first time shooting you may find it a bit difficult to switch.  In that case I would only recommend the ...
  • Replied in questions
    Can you provide more info about your son's football? (1) What age group? (2) Where in relation to the field will you be shooting from?  If this is HS and you're outside the fence that's ...
  • just saw this.  Great images (although not a fan of vignetting).  Colors are great as is the toning - these really POP.  Very well done!
  • Replied in well worded
    That seems like a well worded summary.  I think some people will find it objectionable because it actually points out some draw-backs.  While others will object because those drawbacks aren't ...
  • Replied in feedback
    I think you did a nice job.  Good color and exposure.  And, timing is pretty good. My best advice though is to frame much tighter.  You know where the subject is going to be so you don't need to ...
  • Not saying anything about whether your friend should consider an f4 lens, but the critical thing about sports photography is getting faces exposed properly.  The shots you showed are about a stop ...
  • Flash mounted off-camera (on a monopod is a great solution).  shoot avail light between the 20s but switch to flash (not with HSS - too much light drop off) when inside the 20s.
  • I think if you post some unedited photos - just re-sized but not cropped or edited in any other way we can help.  Very often, it's a technique issue and not an equipment issue.  And it's a lot ...
  • great action and sharpness but the skintones make the 3 riders look a bit alien.  Very unnatural.  Fix that issue and you'll have some stellar shots.
  • why are you trying to shoot birds with a 105mm lens?  Honestly, if you're going to buy a high end camera, you really need to learn to use the appropriate lenses with it for a given purpose.
  • Look, I used a Canon 1dIII while running a sports photography business for print sales and as freelance for local paper and shot several weddings for pay and several other events for hire so I have ...
  • Replied in agree with above
    Absolutely spot on. Yes, there are some shots that are purely a timing thing.  But, you can't predict a stray hand coming into the frame.  You can't predict expressions. Having 10fps vs 6 gives you ...
  • The benefit of back button focus is it separates shutter button from focus and potentially metering. The most useful aspect to me is if you are in a continuous focus mode and you want the camera to ...
  • That's the problem.  It's a fairly easy strait path SL1 - 80d.  After that, it is no longer a strait line.  If your "profession" for example is action photography then it's probably 5dIII - 7D - ...
  • more complicated. Predictive focus is using an algorithm to predict what focal plane the subject will be to drive the lens Where things get muddy is it's not a completely separate concept form ...
  • Interestingly enough I was thinking the same thing yesterday.  I believe the answer is "no".  Let's say Pentax has 8% of the ILC market.  I don't believe 8% of people shooting sports as hobbyists ...
  • Replied in Good advice
    Yes.  You really have to take everything with a grain of salt.  People griped about how far behind in dynamic range Canon was when I bought my current 5diii.  If I listened to all the doomsday ...
  • Dave buddy, you need to get out more if you think postings on DPR affect Pentax or other manufacturers.  They don't make critical business decisions based upon online posters.  The fact you think ...
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