ed rader

Lives in United States silicon valley, United States
Works as a electrician
Has a website at http://erader.zenfolio.com/
Joined on May 14, 2005

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On photo Yosemite Falls in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)
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Jorginho: Nice one. Nice composition, lovely place. Just popping a little too mch for my liking.

thanks man. maybe your entry will do better

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 02:24 UTC
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sh10453: Thanks for this report. A great lens to have. It covers the rage of 5 wide angle lenses!

I still shoot with my original 16-35mm f/2.8 L (call it mark I).
I love that lens, and I have no intention to spend over $2,000 to upgrade because I don't think I'd get my money's worth upgrading.

Canon's L glass is very much in a league of its own.

even if you don't want a new prime? i'm selling my f4 IS and 14L II and replacing it with this lens which will give me many more options for milkway.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 07:06 UTC
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LarryK: The mark II was not a "fantastic piece of glass".

sure it was. it was the best choice in its day

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 07:04 UTC
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David Stephen: And that's why you make a Mk III. They should buy back the Mark II versions or offer a trade in + a little cash program. Those side by side examples are embarrassing.

yeah don't hold your breath the II was the best option in its day but things do change

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 07:03 UTC
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Matsu: Nikon should take notice ASAP. They haven't updated their 17-35 in ages, and they should because this is a crucial lens, more so than either of the 14-24 and 24-70. Don't get me wrong, all of the 14-24, 24-70 and 70-200 lenses are excellent, but they require a 3 lens load out if you're interested in covering ultrawide-normal-tele lengths.

Canon offers a way to bridge that same span with only two lenses, which can make shooting an event, or travelling, massively easier for those people that work with two bodies. As long as you have a 35mm and 70mm option, you can pretty easily get a normal perspective shot by simply stepping in our out, and you can always throw a small 50mm in your bag for next to no cost or weight penalty.

bu...but....but Nikon is behind Sony now

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 07:00 UTC
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TerrificShot Photography: Yes, it looks Canon made substantial improvement over the previous version II (which is an outstanding lens). Reading at the reviews posted, Canon improves the overall sharpness (especially in the corners, this was a weakness of version II), distortion and flare control.

The amazing sharpness could be the reason for the upgrade.

Now, I dont really care about the F2.8. Anyway, who shoot landscape or architecture with such aperture? :)

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nowadays many landscapers also shoot milk way, which requires f2.8. in fact I just bought this lens and it will take the place of my 16-35L f4 and 14L II.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 06:55 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (279 comments in total)
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Deliverator: Where are all the obligatory "skin tones" posts from Canon users?
C'mon people, you're slipping!

at least the predictable trollboi showed up

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 02:59 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (279 comments in total)
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sh10453: For me, the Canon 5D in 2005 was the game changer, when a FF became affordable.

yes. and when the original rebel broke the $1000 price barrier that put a DSLR in everyone's hand

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 01:20 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (279 comments in total)

I remember the camera well. this was after Nikon proclaimed they would never make a FF camera and called 1.5 crop the sweet spot for sensor size....so really it was the canon 5d that changed everything. or maybe it was the sub $1000 original digital rebel.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 01:14 UTC as 50th comment
On photo Owens Valley Milky Way in the Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.. challenge (19 comments in total)
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salamander1: ed, you've been doing some great work lately. :)
lovely image.

thanks buddy!

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 07:48 UTC
On photo Owens Valley Milky Way in the Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.. challenge (19 comments in total)
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Steve Grodin: Nice work Ed.

thanks Steve!

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 05:00 UTC
On photo Owens Valley Milky Way in the Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.. challenge (19 comments in total)
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Rodger in Edmonton: Great shot, deadly, wicked and other adjectives...

thanks you Rodger!

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 20:45 UTC
On photo Owens Valley Milky Way in the Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.. challenge (19 comments in total)
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Kjeld Olesen: Holy cow! Fantastic idea , combining the milky way and a dairy cow - and then perhaps even the road illustating milk transport - it holds some potential for marketing in the dairy industry. Milky way - ha!
And then it is a great image as well, by the way ;-)
PS: I would stamp out the white subsign in the cow though.

you know I didn't even think of that haha!

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 20:44 UTC
On photo Owens Valley Milky Way in the Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.. challenge (19 comments in total)
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Focusing: Awesome!

ELSELS -- I always focus on foreground subject -- the sign in this case. DOF is pretty deep at 14mm but a sharp foreground is key!

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 07:13 UTC
On photo Owens Valley Milky Way in the Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.. challenge (19 comments in total)
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Focusing: Awesome!

thank you!

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 07:10 UTC
On photo Owens Valley Milky Way in the Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.. challenge (19 comments in total)
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Flwrpwr: I knew this would win! So happy it did! Great job!

thanks so much!

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 07:10 UTC
On photo Owens Valley Milky Way in the Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.. challenge (19 comments in total)
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mrsfixit: Damn- that is just an awesome shot! :-)

I really appreciate it!

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 07:10 UTC
On photo Owens Valley Milky Way in the Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.. challenge (19 comments in total)
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Aaron801: Really nice image... I like the foreground element (much more than just a stright up landscape/sky shot).

I wonder though how you calculate the exposure and why you went with a higher ISO, rather than a lower one with more exposure time...?

I used a 14mm prime so I had 30 seconds to expose before the stars started elongating. ISO 3200 is what I normally shoot my milky ways at. if i'm going with a longer FL, say 24mm, i'll expose 15-20 seconds. thanks so much!

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 07:10 UTC
On photo Owens Valley Milky Way in the Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.. challenge (19 comments in total)
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Focusing: Awesome!

thanks man!

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 23:17 UTC
On photo Sun down the tracks 3 in the Trains - Sort of... challenge (1 comment in total)

bravo man.. great shot. well-deserved!

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 01:00 UTC as 1st comment
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