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Photographer, tech head, and extreme sport enthusiast.

I'm an amateur who likes to shoot everything from portraits to landscapes. My favorite venues are half way up a 14k mountain, Ontario in Fall, and the Mediterranean at sunset.

I love talking technology, new equipment, and Canon lenses.

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Jul
19
comment Will my EF or EF-S lenses work on EOS Film Cameras?
possible duplicate of What is the difference between EF and EF-S lenses?
Jul
17
comment Which Canon L lenses offer a big advantage over their non-L counterparts?
@mattdm - I think the recent edit really changed this question entirely. The part about "L series big advantages" wasn't even in the original question, it was added later. With all of the existing answers and comments, would it make more sense to close this and just start a new question? I think this might be full of too much other content at this point.
Jul
17
comment Which lens to buy for capturing hot air balloons?
@drewbenn - I think that goes without saying for any lens. Buying any lens you might not spend a lot of time with might be a mistake, not everyone likes every lens, renting is a good idea if you aren't sure... etc.
Jul
17
comment Best all round zoom lens for D3100?
Based on your edit, yes please read the manual haha.
Jul
17
comment Can Lightroom & Elements on different PCs share the same photos?
We have two previous questions that basically answer this already, see photo.stackexchange.com/questions/15879/… and photo.stackexchange.com/questions/16036/… If you have further questions, feel free to come back here and edit this question to update it with the detail of what you are stuck on!
Jul
17
comment Which lens to buy for capturing hot air balloons?
You won't regret buying the mentioned 10-20mm Canon lens, it is fantastic!
Jul
17
comment Which DSLR for a total beginner?
Per Mattdm's comments above, if you are looking for specific model suggestions hit up the chat! During the day in US timezones usually a few people are around I know.
Jul
17
comment 50mm vs 85mm for portraits on a crop sensor?
Quick'n'dirty answer - Neither will distort much at all on an APS-C sensor. The choice is up to personal preferences. If you are shooting such low light though, the bit larger aperture provided by a f/1.4 or f/1.2 over f/1.8 might actually be beneficial.
Jul
17
comment 50mm vs 85mm for portraits on a crop sensor?
I agree it is just preference. I have both, and prefer the 50mm on an APS-C.
Jul
16
comment Are there any photographic qualifications that are worth getting?
Can you specify what type of photography you plan to specialize in?
Jul
16
comment Which Canon L lenses offer a big advantage over their non-L counterparts?
Well this might get closed as off topic. It is kind of just a "discussion" question, and since any answer will likely be as valid as the next, it doesn't really fit the Q&A style format of stack exchange. I could tell you to buy any one of the current 20 L lenses and it would be a valid response. How about a 135mm f/2 L? It really isn't in the same league as your 70-200mm f/4.
Jul
16
comment Galapagos vacation — what photo gear should I take?
@JavaCake - On a 600D a 17mm lens isn't an ultra wide angle lens. The difference between 17 and 10mm is huge on a crop sensor camera such as this. I own a 17-55mm lens but also a 10-22mm lens, and the 10-22mm is a huge asset when you want to get the complete landscape in one shot, or indoors if you have no choice but to use an ultra wide. The kit of a 10-20 with a 24-105 is really nice in that you don't have any overlap. The 17-50 with a 24-105 is going to give you a lot of overlap and not the nice 10mm option.
Jul
13
comment Laws regarding photos taken from airplane?
Very nice images!
Jul
13
comment how the camera determines correct aperture and ISO in bulb mode?
@AkramMellice I'm guessing some cameras that allow for a remote shutter release would let you do it, but I would think it would just override it into manual mode.
Jul
13
comment Why do the Nikon V1 lens' websites seem to give different f-stops than the lenses?
aaaand mattdm swoops in with the correct duplicate, thanks Matt! Although I do like the pictoral examples of this question a bit better. Maybe I should get 24 votes up like on the other question?! Ha.
Jul
13
comment Why do the Nikon V1 lens' websites seem to give different f-stops than the lenses?
To put it another way, the maximum is available at all levels of zoom, but you only use one aperture value per picture taken.
Jul
13
comment Why do the Nikon V1 lens' websites seem to give different f-stops than the lenses?
The aperture is just one variable that can be adjusted to your desire. If you are at 10mm, you can use anything from f/3.5 to f/16. If you are at 30mm you can use anything from f/5.6 to f/16 - it is up to you and the photo that you are trying to capture. The bigger number(smaller aperture) will let in less light but also produce a larger depth of field. This gets more into the question of "what is aperture" which we have a great deal of questions that address already.
Jul
12
comment What camera strap works well with a 70-200mm lens?
If you want a sling type, see photo.stackexchange.com/questions/18767/…
Jul
12
comment What camera strap works well with a 70-200mm lens?
Basically any information on "what camera strap works best" is going to be weighing the decision heavily based on working with a 70-200mm lens, as that is very typical to have and a common reason to look for a better strap. For that reason, I think this is a just as good as a general "what are some good straps" question.
Jul
10
comment What would be an inexpensive lens for wedding photography?
@ab.aditya - It is about the most lens you can get for under $600. Personally I wouldn't even consider walking into a church or reception venue with a f/3.5 lens, let alone a f/3.5-5.6.