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bio website chuqui.com
location California
age 56
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
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Feb
15
comment Where can I find advice on using an advanced AF system for wildlife and bird photography?
also, a great article on focus modes and customization on the 7d is here: jefflynchdev.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/…
Feb
15
comment Where can I find advice on using an advanced AF system for wildlife and bird photography?
another suggestion: get focus off of the shutter and onto another button (aka "back button focus"), so you can control focus separately from taking the picture. With a bit of practice it becomes second nature to push both buttons when you want tracking of a subject during the shot, but to get the focus locked in and then be able to turn off tracking makes a huge difference at times. see this piece on DPS for info on this, once you get some time working with back button focus, you'll never go back. bit.ly/wpodgl
Feb
12
comment Can you recommend a long cross body strap?
An update on this topic: Black Rapid was given a patent for the sling technology and has evidently let it be known they'll be defending it. Because of that, both the manufacturer of the Luma Loop and the CameraSlingers double camera system have cancelled their products. Luma has a new product that's just hitting the market called the Cinch. I just got a review copy while I'll blog about when I use it. Because of the patent issue, I no longer recommend the blackrapid products and I'm looking to retire mine as soon as I find an alternative.
Feb
7
comment Is there a 3rd-party Canon intervalometer which will drive both a 7D and a Rebel T3i?
So based on research and talking to various photographers, right now, it looks like the Promote is the "best practices" (and rather expensive) unit. I'm currently planning on buying the Phottix (listed above) which seems to have the functionality I want but at a lower price, knowing I might decide to upgrade at some point. It seems to be "good enough" for my needs for now, and should drive either body despite the incompatible plugs (oh, canon, standardize. seriously).
Feb
6
awarded  Scholar
Feb
6
accepted Screw-in or square filters in the field?
Feb
6
comment What's the best number of shots to combine to produce an HDR photo?
thanks, @Andrew Heath. Yeah, I dropped my flickr account. Those images aren't currently online, but I flagged this into my Todo file to figure out.
Feb
5
comment Is there a 3rd-party Canon intervalometer which will drive both a 7D and a Rebel T3i?
more research shows the Phottix to be another (and much less expensive) option: outdoorphotogear.com/store/…
Feb
5
awarded  Student
Feb
5
comment Is there a 3rd-party Canon intervalometer which will drive both a 7D and a Rebel T3i?
that's definitely an option for some, but I don't want to modify the firmware on my cameras at this time.
Feb
4
asked Is there a 3rd-party Canon intervalometer which will drive both a 7D and a Rebel T3i?
Feb
4
asked Screw-in or square filters in the field?
Feb
4
answered Photoshop or lightroom for landscape and nature photography?
Feb
3
answered What camera & lens combination(s) are ideal for animal and bird photography?
Jan
24
comment What system should I use for photo management and sharing over a LAN?
sorry about that. grabbed the wrong link. edited to correct.
Jan
24
revised What system should I use for photo management and sharing over a LAN?
corrected link
Jan
23
answered If I back up a Lightroom catalog using Mac Time Machine, will the images still be properly connected?
Jan
23
answered What system should I use for photo management and sharing over a LAN?
Jan
13
answered How could I earn money without the administrative headaches?
Dec
31
comment What size lens is recommended for flying bird photography?
for what it's worth, I've changed around my camera bag, and I'm reitring the 100-400 in favor of the 70-200 F2.8 with an added 2x teleconverter. I've been using the 300F4+1.4x combo a lot more over time, and the more I do, the more I like it, but I'm going to do some head to head competitions between the 70-200/2X and 300/1.4x to see how the sharpness and focus speed compare. (some notes on why I'm doing this here: bit.ly/taujvl and some early sharpness looks here: bit.ly/rP1vJX). I still love the 100-400, but it was time to do some upgrading.