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bio website chuqui.com
location California
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answered What apertures are required to enable autofocus, including cross-type or high-precision focusing, on Canon DSLR cameras?
Jan
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Dec
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comment Should I prefer versatility or a longer focal length for wildlife photography?
agreed on the 300F4+1.4x being a great and cost effective combo. It's my go-to lens these days (I used to preach the 100-400, also a good option, but changed about a year ago. don't regret it; my next upgrade will be to a 70-200 IS II and 2x, but that's about double the cost of the 300F4). Consider retnring a 500mm for the trip, too. You'll likely want it.
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Oct
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answered Why does my Canon 7D get blurry pictures with a 70-200mm f/2.8 IS (series 1)?
Oct
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answered In Connecticut, do employees have rights to photographs of themselves?
Oct
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comment Starting out professionally in landscape / nature photography
Depends on what your expectations are. If you just want to put up a web site and any sales are beer money, that's one option. If you want to have it be a significant income stream? Whole different beast. (I'd argue that "beer money" sales isn't professional, personally). But there are literally tens of thousands of people with cameras thinking like you are thinking right now. How do you stand out?
Oct
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answered Starting out professionally in landscape / nature photography
Sep
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answered How to enable Canon AF with teleconverter?
Sep
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comment Is it normal for memory usage in Lightroom 3 to exceed 1.5GB, and what can I do about it?
When I upgraded to Lion, I found Lightroom no longer worked well enough for me in 4 gig, so I upgraded to 8 gig. Now that I'm running mountain lion, it seems to be a bit laggy at times (2010 Macbook Pro 2.4GHz), enough to annoy me at times. the primary slowdown seems to be convrting to and using DNG, so I've switched conversion to the end of my workflow and it's sped things up a lot. It doesn't seem to be memory, but CPU saturation.
Sep
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answered Are there any open-source 'skinnable' photography galleries?
Sep
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comment Best easy-to-carry-around Canon (or ANY OTHER) camera plus lenses for bird /wildlife/landscape photography (hobby)?
looking back on this comment, I don't want to make it sound like I don't think a monopod or tripod is helpful. Both are in the right situations, and can increase sharpness on many shots. But I don't think they are required any more for a lot of situations.
Sep
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comment What “start up” telephoto lenses do you recommend for Canon for wildlife photography?
updating: I'm not using flickr now, so those links broke. Here's the bear shot in its new home: photos.chuqui.com/…, and a nice shot from the Tamron @ 35mm: photos.chuqui.com/yosemite_chapel_20110516133223_chuq.html
Sep
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comment Which lenses are best for macro and for birdwatching (both Canon and Nikon)?
updating: I'm no longer using flickr, so that link broke. Here's that shot in its new location: photos.chuqui.com/pismo_misty_morning_20100718091552_chuq.html And I retired my 100-400 for a different setup. Here's some thoughts why: chuqui.com/2012/09/…
Sep
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comment Best easy-to-carry-around Canon (or ANY OTHER) camera plus lenses for bird /wildlife/landscape photography (hobby)?
That's very close to what I started with and shot for the first 3-4 years of my bird photography. It'll work fine. (my first body was a Rebel XT).
Sep
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Sep
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comment Best easy-to-carry-around Canon (or ANY OTHER) camera plus lenses for bird /wildlife/landscape photography (hobby)?
disagree on needing a tripod unless you have scorching sun. This is one place where IS makes a huge difference, so if you're going to shoot very early or late, an IS lens is very handy. this image: photos.chuqui.com/201110301812064_chuq.jpg was shot after6PM in October. ISO 3200 on a 7D, 1/125 @ F5.6, handheld, with a 420mm lens. So you can do good and sharp in bad light handheld iwth practice and technique.