Time to be with your loved ones

Time to be with loved ones

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bio website khedron.livejournal.com
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Programmer, sci-fi reader, lucky enough to have the mythical Lisp Day Job.

comment Can you photograph the milky way with a full moon out?
Fantastic moon photo. How did you get it so sharp & clear? I know you say January, but still?
answered Purging RAWs in Aperture 3
comment Thinking of upgrading my 550D, should I go for 7D or 5D?
I have a 500D. I rented a 70D last weekend and watching ISO 6400 become usable was very nice! Apart from that, I suspect that I need improvement more than the camera does. ;-)
comment Looking for a telephoto zoom lens - Tamron, Canon or Sigma?
(The moon shot was not with the 55-250mm, but the animals were.)
answered Looking for a telephoto zoom lens - Tamron, Canon or Sigma?
comment Looking for a telephoto zoom lens - Tamron, Canon or Sigma?
The lens isn't a macro lens... but if @vitusjoy is asking for "better zoom for birds", that should be OK.
comment How can I do astrophotography with my 70-300mm lens?
Understood. I've got the 55-250mm w/ APS-C, and never would've imagined I could see Jupiter's moons with it. 400mm effective vs. 480mm might make the difference, but it means it's worth trying.
comment How can I do astrophotography with my 70-300mm lens?
You were able to see Jupiter's moons with a 300mm lens? Fantastic!
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comment How can I completely avoid noise for stock photography with my Canon 650D?
Agree with @FakeName, please post sample pictures.
comment Seriously considering upgrading my Rebel T2i (550D) to either a 6D, 7D or 70D
I'm going to follow this discussion. :-) While I don't tend to take pictures outside of my family, I'm still interested in low-light shooting. I'd kind of like to stay within the crop-sensor family since I have the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8, but I'll be reading what everyone says...
comment How to change Shutter Speed and Aperture on Canon T2i?
Is your LCD dark? Hit the "Disp." button to turn it on. This should be the first screen you see when you turn the camera on, assuming you're not set to save power by making it blank.
answered Does Apple Aperture provide features to support a RAW+JPEG workflow?
comment How does the Canon EF-S 15-85 IS USM compare to the EF 24-105mm L as an all-around lens?
Hi, is it safe to assume you meant Canon 17-55 F/2.8 IS USM?
comment What does infinity focus mean and when should I use it?
"To infinity and beyond!" (Ahem. Sorry.)
comment How do I speed up Apple Aperture?
@stephencosh - I use TimeMachineEditor to make sure that Time Machine runs, but runs less often than 1/hr. It's definitely the case for me that heavy disk activity slows down everything. (My situation: laptop, quad i7, 16 GB ram, 128 GB ssd + 1 TB hdd.) Also, I would keep Activity Monitor up & running at all times, so you can quickly see what programs are using CPU. And install something like MenuMeters or iStatMenus to also be able to quickly see when your CPU is busy. Maybe the problem is mds (search indexing) -- I would tell it not to bother indexing photos.
comment Canon Lens EF 50mm 1:1.8 II or EFS 18-55mm IS II for EOS 650D
I get a lot of mileage out of my 55-250mm for birds & other things outside; it all depends on what you're most interested in! For taking pictures of family members & social gatherings, I'd go with the 50 + 18-135 as well.
comment What is the best Canon Telephoto Zoom Lens for $600-650?
I'm pretty happy with my 55-250. Sure, I want more range, and I'm thinking about the 70-200 f/4 vs. others, but I'm happy with the detail in: 500px.com/photo/28607951
comment How do I capture the milky way?
I took Milky Way pictures with my APS-C Canon T1i and a 17-55 f/2.8. No, it's not as fantastic as the picture you link to, but it's still possible! Give it a try.
comment What camera & lens combination(s) are ideal for animal and bird photography?
Thanks for the update! While I don't think I can rationalize the cost anytime in the near future (i.e., until my 2-yr-old graduates college ;-) ), I will say that your pictures are fantastic.