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bio website jonrista.com
location Aurora, CO
age 35
visits member for 4 years, 5 months
seen Dec 15 at 22:21

I am a relatively new photographer, having been at if for only a few years. I chose Canon gear when I finally took the plunge into DSLR. I am an avid hobbyist now, and love everything about photography, from the gear, to the science, to the art. I spent years reading about the technology and photography theory, so I am very well versed in the technical aspects of photography. My artistic skills are moderate, but improving. You can see my work @ the following sites:

My interests lie primarily in nature photography:

  • Birds
    • Songbird Setups
    • Shore Birds & Waders
    • Raptors
    • All others
  • Astrophotography
    • Moon
    • Wide Field
    • Deep Sky
  • Landscapes
  • Wildlife
  • Floral Macro
  • Insect Macro
  • Abstract

I currently use the following gear:

  • Cameras
    • Canon EOS 7D
    • Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi)
  • Lenses
    • EF 16-35 f/2.8 USM L Wide
    • EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
    • EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
    • EF 100-400mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM L Zoom
    • EF 600mm f/4 L IS II
    • Canon EF 1.4x TC III
    • Kenko 1.4x Teleplus Pro 300 DGX
    • Periodic Rentals:
      • EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II
      • EF 500mm f/4 L IS II
      • Canon EF 2x TC III
  • Filters
    • Lee Foundation Kit (x2) + Tandem Adapter
    • Lee .3/.6 ND
    • Lee .3/.6/.9 Soft Grad ND
    • Lee .3/.6/.9 Hard Grad ND
    • Lee CPL
  • Tripod
    • Gitzo Systematic GT3532LS 3S. Series 3 Tripod
    • Jobu Pro 2 Gimbal
    • Gitzo Mountaineer GT0541 4S. Series.0 Tripod
    • Gitzo GH1780QR Series.1 Mag. Center Ball Head

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accepted How does one take intriguing, artistic shots of older, smaller, historic buildings?
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accepted Which offers better results: FoCal or LensAlign Pro?
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accepted Are there any ways to combat “sluggish battery syndrome”?
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accepted Are there any quality 1.7x teleconverters for Canon EF mount?
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accepted What tripod heads are ideal to mount a large telephoto or supertelephoto lens on a tripod?
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accepted What kind of batteries will provide the fastest recharge/recycle time for a flash unit like the 430EX II?
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accepted How to apply color management to the Windows 7 mouse cursor?
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accepted Calibrating the hardware LUT of the NEC PA271W…can third-party calibrators be used?
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accepted How to set up lighting for stop-motion photography?
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accepted Where can I find advice on using an advanced AF system for wildlife and bird photography?
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accepted Should I consider a used Tachihara 4x5" Large-Format camera or an equivalent new alternative?
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accepted For a novice to flash, what color correction gels would be best to experiment with?
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accepted What double-sided ink jet paper is best for printing fine-art photo books at home?
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accepted How do I build my own soft-box light for illuminating still or stop-motion scenes?
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accepted Buying high-quality papers for use with large format fine art ink jet printers?
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accepted Focus shift when stopping down on Zeiss Primes?
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accepted Canon 50mm lens: f/1.2 L or f/1.4? Alternative brands?
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accepted How well do tilt-shift lenses work for nature/landscape photograhy?
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accepted How do I generate high quality prints with an ink jet printer?
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accepted Is a “Zone” Large Format Camera with gold plating legit?