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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
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.
Jul
10
comment What should I do for lighting a wedding reception in a gym?
It is hard to say if a CTO or CTB gel is going to be the right gel, it depends on the gym. You will want to bring both options. Basically you can't bounce I'm assuming, so you need to look at direct flash options, potentially even trying out a ring flash if you like that look. Other than that this isn't really very different from any other reception venue. Shooting without the ability to bounce is pretty common for big venues.
Jul
10
comment What would be an inexpensive lens for wedding photography?
Nice answer. I agree that renting is the way to go here. I would recommend renting for at least a few days before the event to get a basic understanding of the equipment though. But if renting lighting equipment, you likely will need more then a few days to get the basics down. John Cavan also brings up a good point, you can have all the great glass and photography skills in the world, but you still will need other techniques that are more specific to wedding/event photography.
Jul
10
comment What would be an inexpensive lens for wedding photography?
I meant to be blunt. You should be skilled enough to know what equipment you need or don't need before even "playing" a professional photographer at an event as important as a wedding. This question has so many different answers, any lens reccomendation in the book will likely be valid, as would a degree's worth of education on portrait photography.
Jul
10
comment What would be an inexpensive lens for wedding photography?
If you have to ask this question, you clearly aren't ready to shoot a wedding. Please seek guidance from education materials and second shooting before attempting a wedding. Just the fact that you have an entry level camera and literally no equipment, makes this question read more like a photographers horror story then an actual question.
Jul
9
comment Suitability of zoom lens to 5D full frame sensor camera
It will be compatible, but using that lens on a full frame camera will bring out some imperfections not apparent on the 450D. It also will lose some reach you no longer have the 1.6x crop factor.
Jul
9
comment Is there a name for artifacts for taking a photo of LCD / LED screens and how to remove or avoid it?
See photo.stackexchange.com/questions/11909/…
Jul
5
comment Cheap telephoto lens with zoom higher than AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm
Going from a 200mm to 300mm lens isn't a HUGE jump in my opinion. And you are are already on AF-S it looks like. You may be better off with a dedicated 400mm lens?
Jun
28
comment How can you make the most of mobile phone cameras?
The duplicate above is already our top hit for Android, and top 3 for the other tags. It is a duplicate. The answer below should be merged by a mod and I've flagged it as such.
Jun
26
comment What is the crop factor for Four Thirds cameras considering aspect ratios?
This reminds me a lot of this question, not a duplicate obviously, but related. photo.stackexchange.com/questions/24145/…
Jun
23
comment Is there a device to take product photos from different angles at the same time?
So the question is how to take photos for stop motion animation, right?
Jun
23
comment Is my Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM lens defective or par for course?
possible duplicate of How can I test a new lens to make sure it is operating correctly?
Jun
21
comment How important is the viewfinder coverage percentage? (Figures like 95%; 100% for Canon 7D?)
What about when the viewfinder covers over 100% such as a rangefinder?
Jun
19
comment Canon G1 X Custom Color Resets
How about if you switch to RAW and back to JPEG? Just a guess.
Jun
18
comment best general lens for Canon crop
@Newbie You are used to 10x zoom? You aren't going to find that in a DSLR lens unless you want the same quality as your P&S. You upgraded your body, but you will need a quality lens to pair with it if you want any benefit. You need to sacrifice either price, aperture, or IQ(range etc).
Jun
18
comment Which lens should someone who enjoys the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 get next?
@gsharp - The question specifically asked how to overcome subjects(buildings) not fitting into the frame. The lens may be tricky to use, but if you are trying to fit an entire city building into a frame, you typically don't have many other options. It was one of many options I suggested. The 50mm f/1.8 isn't easy to use either, but the poster was able to get a handle on that. I'm sure they can handle an ultra wide angle lens too.
Jun
15
comment How good is Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 tripod for a beginner
See photo.stackexchange.com/questions/18802/… and photo.stackexchange.com/questions/778/…
Jun
15
comment Does a faster speed & bigger size SD card drain battery much faster?
The capacity of the card does not alter the batteries capacity, although you may use more of the battery because you can capture more images.