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by Russell McMahon

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Overly-enthusiastic amateur with an excessive budget and gear that is way too good for me.


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Oct
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comment A budget tripod for astrophotography ball-head or 3-way pan-head?
Yep, and generally you get what you pay for. A good "budget" tripod is usually not inexpensive :-)
Oct
22
comment Starting out professionally in families/kids/events photography in mostly natural setting vs studio
5D II is probably the sweet spot for your needs, but also consider older used 1Ds II...better built and better AF than the 5D II, though smaller viewfinder and not as good high ISO. fredmiranda.com, keh.com and adorama.com are all excellent places to look for good used gear.
Oct
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comment Why does my Canon 7D get blurry pictures with a 70-200mm f/2.8 IS (series 1)?
Following on to the above comments: please, if possible, provide some examples, ideally including relevant EXIF information (ISO, shutter speed, aperture, etc.). There are lots of possible reasons for blurriness but seeing images will narrow the actual reasons down very quickly.
Oct
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revised Printing large (16x20 and up) with the Olympus OM-D EM-5?
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Oct
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reviewed Reviewed Printing large (16x20 and up) with the Olympus OM-D EM-5?
Oct
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comment Printing large (16x20 and up) with the Olympus OM-D EM-5?
Somewhat related: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/26001/…
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Oct
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comment What's the best way to shoot aerial dancers in low light conditions?
Some related questions that may help: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/20868/… and photo.stackexchange.com/questions/22266/…
Sep
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revised Will the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 give better auto-focus results than the 50mm f/1.8?
Edited title to include 50mm; improved grammar of question.
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comment Canon 50mm f/1.8 vs Canon 28mm f/1.8 (vs Sigma 30mm f/1.4)
I've owned both the 50 f/1.8 and 28 f/1.8 and I mostly concur with the statements above regarding those, particularly the chromatic aberration on the 28: it is bad, and not just in the corners. Furthermore, it's not easily correctable in post-processing. As such, I would not recommend it as a portrait lens (nor any wide-angle lens, except for group shots...B/W, maybe?). I was tempted to pick up the Sigma 30, but held out for a Canon 24 f/1.4 L II :-) No regrets, just a lighter wallet and much, much better images with less effort in post.
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