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Jan
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answered EF-S 18-55mm kit vs 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 for nature photography
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Jan
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answered What are backup options for the lazy but paranoid dSLR user?
Dec
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answered Does a photographer take pictures or make pictures?
Dec
22
answered Do good lenses really last a lifetime?
Dec
19
revised What are the better HDR software apps for the mac?
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Dec
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answered What are the better HDR software apps for the mac?
Dec
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revised What fixed lens to use on a cropped sensor DSLR for mountain landscape photography?
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Dec
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answered What fixed lens to use on a cropped sensor DSLR for mountain landscape photography?
Dec
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comment Should I invest in a high-end body or better lenses?
agreed, but he specifically mentioned he was considering pentax or canon, and so I didn't want to complicate the discussion...
Dec
12
answered What should I consider when using DSLRs in cold weather?
Dec
12
comment long range canon lenses
an alternative is the 300 F4 with a 1.4x. I use that combo. An advantage over the 400 F5.6 is that you get both focal lengths, AND you get IS. WhenI'm shooting handheld, I use the 100-400. when I'm shoting on a tripod, I tend to use the 300 + 1.4x.and you're right, the prime is sharper, but less flexible.
Dec
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answered Should I invest in a high-end body or better lenses?
Dec
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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
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answered Canon 40D or 5D?
Nov
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answered What is a good two lens “starter kit”?
Nov
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answered What features are important in a good camera for an aspiring young photographer?
Oct
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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