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bio website chuqui.com
location California
age 56
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Jul
22
awarded  Yearling
Jul
18
answered Is there a long range Canon lens that works with an extender in the $1200 range?
Jul
14
comment How does Canon 70-200 f/2.8 II compare with Canon 300mm f/2.8 II for image quality for weddings?
I would definitely carry the 70-200 over the 300m at a wedding, although you will never catch me with a camera at a wedding.... Both are good lenses, so I'll go for utility and flexibility; the technical difference between the two is unlikely to ever be noticed by anyone w/o a loupe...
Jul
9
answered Is there anywhere that photographers can exchange twitter follows or other social media connections directly?
Jul
9
comment Birding on a budget?
Let me know how it goes or if you have questions, Sean. good luck!
Jul
4
answered Birding on a budget?
May
28
comment What is a good lens for a Canon 5d for birds/wild life with a budget of 1500 dollars
I disagree with the idea that IS isn't a huge consideration for birding and wildlife. It's the difference between handholding a 400 or 500mm lens and having it put on a tripod and gimbal. With the big (heavy) glass, it does make a significant difference in usability in many situations.
May
28
comment What is a good lens for a Canon 5d for birds/wild life with a budget of 1500 dollars
the 24-105 is the wide angle zoom I use, and it's a nice partner to the 100-400. you can pick it up for $800-850 used in good condition from places like KEH. I recommend being really careful about buying a 100-400 used, because it's design makes it susceptible to bumps and bruises, but I bought my 24-105 used and it rocks.
May
28
answered What is a good lens for a Canon 5d for birds/wild life with a budget of 1500 dollars
May
9
awarded  Disciplined
May
6
comment What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR?
agree with you on the 24-105, but that's not a typical kit lens. I'm thrilled Canon matched it up with the 6d instead of a less expensive one, but the 6d isn't what I'd call a "first DLSR" camera, either, which is what this topic's about.
May
1
comment Do lenses lose sharpness when they age?
As the person Esa quotes above, let me comment as well. When speaking specifically to the 100-400 it's all about wear and tear and internal dust. So the real answer to this question seems to be "Yes, but since you exclude all of the conditions that might cause it, by your definition of the question, the answer is no. Except it does happen..."
Apr
26
comment What camera feature to look for to capture moving subjects clearly?
high shutter speed only helps if you have fast lenses that let you take a proper exposure with those high speeds, so you need to worry about the quality of the glass and the maximum aperture. ISO comes into this, too, so you need to figure out how far you can crank up ISO before noise becomes a problem (or perhaps, 'fixable' noise). With objects in motion, you end up shooting in burst mode, too, so how fast and how many images you can shoot in a burst starts to matter, and.... and it so seemed like an easy question...
Apr
23
comment How can I get to 400mm+ for wildlife photography on a budget of around £1000 with a Canon DSLR?
there's a big difference between the 70-200F2.8L IS and the IS II. If you're talking about the older lens, this is correct. But the newer one? it's incredibly sharp and fast with the 2.0x tele on it. Having tested all of these combos, if the IS II and 2.0x isn't the sharpest at 400, it's very close, and a lot more flexible.
Apr
22
answered How can I get to 400mm+ for wildlife photography on a budget of around £1000 with a Canon DSLR?
Apr
15
comment Reorganizing After Import In Lightroom
Another option -- you could remove all of those images from Lightroom and re-import them. Or better, create a new catalog, and import them into the new catalog. if you like it, you can then either replace your catalog with the new one or delete the images out of the old catalog and then merge the new catlog into it.
Apr
15
comment Does the Canon M have actual, significant deficiencies vs. the competition?
the Canon M seems to be a camera designed primarily for those already committed ot the Canon platform, not to attract people to it, and to not cannibalize other products in the Canon product line. So if you're not already a Canon shooter, don't consider it. If you are, maybe it's worth it, maybe not. I'm a canon shooter, but I'm considering the Fuji.
Apr
15
answered In Lightroom, how can I automatically apply profile corrections on import?
Apr
15
answered Reorganizing After Import In Lightroom
Apr
12
comment Do paid online photography classes have advantages over free online tutorials for a beginner?
If you want to spend a little money ($100) on an introductory course, I've watched this one from Creative Live by John Greengo and it's quite good: creativelive.com/courses/digitalphotography