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May
7
comment What techniques should be used when attempting bird photography?
I edited to remove the 404 link. That piece needed a rewrite, and I took it down for now while editing up the blog over the weekend. I think the answer here stands without it fine.
May
7
revised What techniques should be used when attempting bird photography?
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May
7
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May
3
answered Canon extender 2x III with 70-200mm F4L vs 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L for wildlife shooting
May
3
answered How can I sustain motivation during a long project?
May
1
answered What is ETTR (Expose To The Right)?
Apr
30
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Apr
23
comment What is the best way to digitize old photographs for preservation?
thanks for finding that!
Apr
23
comment What is the best way to digitize old photographs for preservation?
now that's weird. a whole hunk of that comment disappeared after I saved it. I'll have to edit it again.
Apr
23
answered What is the best way to digitize old photographs for preservation?
Apr
15
comment Sigma 150-500 f/5-6.3 vs Sigma 50-500 f/4-6.3 for birds in flight?
You do lose some sharpness using a teleconverter, but the 300+1.4x combo is sharper than the 100-400 at 400mm, which isn't uncommon with a prime len. The effective result of that combo is about 430mm at F5.6, which is a nice lens, plus you have the 300 if you take it off. the 100-400 is a more flexible combo with a wider range. Like any zoom it softens at the extended range, but it's still quite a good lens. I only retired/sold mine after buying a 70-200 F2.8 that overlaps range with it significantly.
Apr
11
answered Sigma 150-500 f/5-6.3 vs Sigma 50-500 f/4-6.3 for birds in flight?
Mar
20
answered Which is better: Silver or Color Efex Pro from Nik Software?
Mar
18
answered How to respond to requests to commercially use one's photos without compensation?
Mar
15
answered What factors should I consider to decide if it's worth upgrading to a “pro” level DSLR?
Mar
12
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Mar
9
answered How do you take pictures of creatures which may move away when you get close to them?
Mar
4
answered Where can I find a “bulb ramping” intervalometer which will work with a Canon T3i?
Feb
15
comment Where can I find advice on using an advanced AF system for wildlife and bird photography?
also, a great article on focus modes and customization on the 7d is here: jefflynchdev.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/…
Feb
15
comment Where can I find advice on using an advanced AF system for wildlife and bird photography?
another suggestion: get focus off of the shutter and onto another button (aka "back button focus"), so you can control focus separately from taking the picture. With a bit of practice it becomes second nature to push both buttons when you want tracking of a subject during the shot, but to get the focus locked in and then be able to turn off tracking makes a huge difference at times. see this piece on DPS for info on this, once you get some time working with back button focus, you'll never go back. bit.ly/wpodgl