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bio website jonrista.com
location Aurora, CO
age 34
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
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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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answered Strange color difference between Rebel XS & 70D
May
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answered Why image at 400mm is LARGER THAN DOUBLE of image at 200mm? (according to lens formula)
May
27
answered Setting white balance for raw image from Canon S100 using Lighroom failed to work well
May
26
answered What's the difference between colour space and bit depth?
May
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answered UV Filter Coating
May
25
answered Human perception in color mixing
May
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answered How can an amateur print high gamut images?
May
20
answered Aperture priority images are all severly underexposed
May
20
answered What are the pros and cons of different lenses on the end of a long macro bellows
May
20
answered Exposure compensation or ISO sensitivity?
May
19
answered How can I make the text in this photograph of an ancient column more readable?
May
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answered External power supply for Canon 600ex-rt that is not a battery pack
May
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answered What is the Base ISO of a Canon 5D MK III?
Feb
25
answered How relevant are the DxOMark scores and tests?
Feb
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answered What is the use of printer profiles when softproofing?
Feb
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answered What does a dynamic range difference of 2.7 EV really represent?
Jan
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answered sharpen blurred photo
Jan
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answered Capturing the Milky Way: what did I do wrong?
Jan
14
answered What's a good software to combine all the frames in a video into a photo?
Jan
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answered What is relationship between focal length and shutter speed?