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bio website chuqui.com
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Dec
11
comment long range canon lenses
The 100-400 is a good lens for this situation. I use it for about 90% of my wildlife shots.
Dec
5
comment What features are important in a good camera for an aspiring young photographer?
you sound like you're critiquing the G12 without actually using or studying it. I've talked with many professional photographers who'd disagree with you; the lens isn't mediocre, the sensor isn't crippled... George Lepp uses that line of cameras for many of his gigapixel panos, for instance. Many pros are turning out publishable images on it. The compact cameras can be cost effective and have the advantage of, well, compactness, meaning it's easier to carry them around conveniently. Not a bad idea if you're just starting out.
Nov
27
answered Canon 40D or 5D?
Nov
27
answered What is a good two lens “starter kit”?
Nov
27
answered What features are important in a good camera for an aspiring young photographer?
Oct
29
answered What are the best sites to share photo galleries with friends?
Oct
28
comment What size lens is recommended for flying bird photography?
One other thing to keep in mind in all of this -- a modern camera body like the 7D gives you the ability to shoot at a higher ISO with acceptable noise, and also has a high pixel density, which means you can crop the image while maintaining good resolution. That means that spending money on a slower lens and a 7D is a good tradeoff to trying to guy huge, fast glass. There are many ways to get the shot these days
Oct
28
comment What size lens is recommended for flying bird photography?
agreed on not trying the teleconverters on the 100-400. Canon doesn't qualify them iwth that lens, and my experience is the results are rarely good.
Oct
27
comment What size lens is recommended for flying bird photography?
I'd strongly recommend renting the sigma first; I've heard too many photogs say it gets too soft at 500mm to be really useable for them.
Oct
27
answered What size lens is recommended for flying bird photography?
Oct
20
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Oct
16
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Oct
16
answered What resources would help me when I'm getting back into photography?
Sep
21
answered How to calibrate a printer and monitor if neither are very good?
Sep
17
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Sep
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Sep
16
answered How much metadata do you add to your photos?
Sep
16
answered Method to photograph a wide/long wall from a near distance and create a panoramic view of it
Sep
16
answered Why are photographic gels called “gels”?
Sep
12
comment What license to use?
yes. it's also part of a long term strategy to get my images seen so people recognize the name, so that when I do start trying to market my material full time I have a larger audience to market to.