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bio website chuqui.com
location California
age 56
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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
Apr
12
answered Do paid online photography classes have advantages over free online tutorials for a beginner?
Apr
5
comment Should I buy a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS or 70-200 f/4 L USM (without IS) for a wildlife safari?
if landscape is your primary interest, the wide lens is the one to focus on: 24-70 or 24-105 is a good starting point. the 70-200F4 is a good lens to complement that. The 100-400 is, also, IF you have an interest in wildlife or bird photography. If not, go with the 70-200F4. 70-200 isn't good as your ONLY lens, especially for landscapes. But great along with a wider one.
Apr
4
revised Should I buy a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS or 70-200 f/4 L USM (without IS) for a wildlife safari?
added suggestion for 100-=0400, explained why my original answer was stupid.
Apr
4
comment Should I buy a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS or 70-200 f/4 L USM (without IS) for a wildlife safari?
The more I think about it, to be honest, he probably ought to get a 100-400. A T5i, A 24-105 and a 100-400 will more than suffice for a trip like this, and you can but that for about what a 70-200F2.8L IS II and a 2.0X teleconverter alone would cost.
Apr
4
comment Should I buy a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS or 70-200 f/4 L USM (without IS) for a wildlife safari?
since the questioner is self-admitted as a beginner in photographer, I'm really unable to suggest he spend huge amounts of money for lenses when I have no idea what his plans are beyond the trip, or what his preferred photographer is. Which they may not know, iether. And the 70-200F2.8 IS II is a seriously expensive lens. I can't suggest they invest 7-8,000 on camera gear as beginners...
Apr
4
comment Should I buy a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS or 70-200 f/4 L USM (without IS) for a wildlife safari?
but the 400mm is ONLY 400mm. The combo I suggest covers 70-400mm. And he'll want that flexibility.
Apr
4
answered Should I buy a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS or 70-200 f/4 L USM (without IS) for a wildlife safari?
Apr
4
comment Should I buy a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS or 70-200 f/4 L USM (without IS) for a wildlife safari?
while I'd normally agree with the idea of renting a big lens, for a new photographer going to africa for the first time, hauling big glass around may be a nightmare. I'm not sure that's the right approach with someone who doesn't know the details of schlepping gear around.
Apr
1
accepted Is there a 3rd-party Canon intervalometer which will drive both a 7D and a Rebel T3i?
Apr
1
answered Is there a 3rd-party Canon intervalometer which will drive both a 7D and a Rebel T3i?
Mar
26
answered 70-200mm lens: Canon or Sigma? f/2.8 or f/4?
Mar
25
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Mar
24
comment What the best telephoto zoom lens for everyday use with a Canon 7d with a $2500 budget?
"A huge bazooka superzoom can hardly be considered an everyday lens." -- sure it can. It depends on the type of photography you do. try saying it's not an everyday lens to a professional baseball photographer or someone shooting bears in Alaska....
Mar
23
comment What the best telephoto zoom lens for everyday use with a Canon 7d with a $2500 budget?
by the way, if you really do kit out for serious critter and landscape work, don't be surprised when you realize your camera bag weighs out at 25 pounds. Make sure you invest in a good, large, backpack style bag to carry the stuff in. Trust me on that.
Mar
23
answered What the best telephoto zoom lens for everyday use with a Canon 7d with a $2500 budget?
Mar
20
answered What to do about persistent dust spots on my DSLR?