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Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Is this acceptable CA for the 70-200 2.8L Non-IS?

First, do you have a "protective" filter on that lens? If so, you might try it without any filter. I've seen filters cause or amplify CA, and even seem to increase focus errors (which also amps up...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Day Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 495
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Canon 15-85 IS and tripod

Sounds as if several people who use the 15-85mm don't turn off IS and don't see any issues... so it's probably got the self-detecting type of IS that turns itself off when there's no movement. It's a...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,546
Posted By amfoto1
Re: 7d2 vs 5d3

You'll get better comparison if you look at the prices of both cameras from the same seller.

5DIII at Calumet UK is 2,299.00 (and I would be very, very, VERY suspicious of anyone claiming they...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Canon 50D stacked AF LEDs

Yes, congratulations on being able to fix it...

However, it's sort of a cautionary tale about why most people who untrained in camera repair really shouldn't disassemble their cameras trying to do...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 571
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Another what camera thread

More to the point... what do you do with your real estate and landscape shots?

If you don't make big prints... really big prints, the 6D might be overkill. If all you do with the RE shots is make...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,580
Posted By amfoto1
Re: My Canon 7D has gone soft all of the sudden

We still haven't seen an sample shots with EXIF, so it's kinda hard to say what's gone wrong.
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Would you still buy a 7D if the price was right?

Hi Steve,

I'll be shooting with my pair of 7Ds for a little while longer too.... At least until the dust settles from the initial rollout of the 7DIIs. Then I'll be upgrading to a pair of those,...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By amfoto1
Re: 24-105 + keno tunes for details shots?

Get the Kenko tube set... it will work fine with your lens... and practically any other lens you own.

I don't have 24-105, but have used macro extension tubes on many other lenses. I always have a...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 3 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By amfoto1
Re: First attemps using 55-250mm IS II at Air Show

You need to learn to use Exposure Compensation whenever you are shooting in any auto exposure mode.

Evaluative metering works pretty well, but it puts the emphasis on the active AF point... so...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 3 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 502
Posted By amfoto1
Re: portrait lens info

Your 28-135 or 15-85mm will work just fine for shots with a backdrop, so long as you have good lighting (or supplemental lighting).



Actually the 28-135 can easily compete with the 24-105 in all...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By amfoto1
Re: lens protector filter?

We did a survey of POTN members a while back and about half used some form of "protection" most of the time, while about half used it rarely or only in certain situations.

I bought my cameras and...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Parfocal zoom

It's a ten + year old list now, but the following from Canon's Chuck Westfall is the best info we've got...



There's been some discussion about some of the above listed parfocal lenses being...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Auto Focus Light

Are you absolutely certain?

Are you using the "Green Box" exposure mode? If so, that overrides AF settings, too... most likely putting the camera into AI Focus, which in turn will either choose One...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By amfoto1
Re: A little HELP here...?

Have the camera and batteries been sitting unused for a while? If so, you might run it through a half dozen or more drain/charge cycles... the battery may come back to life. I've had older batteries...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,591
Posted By amfoto1
Re: 7D2 noise question

Ha! The camera hasn't even released yet, and you're already looing for a refurb? :D
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,030
Posted By amfoto1
Re: 100mm macro any tips

If it's one of the Canon 100mm macro lenses, IMO the separately sold tripod mounting ring is an essential accessory (if the Canon OEM t'pod ring causes sticker shock, there are 3rd party clones that...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By amfoto1
Re: another long zoom lens query

I shoot a lot of sports with a pair of 7Ds, usually 70-200mm on one, 300mm on the other. On rare occasion, I'll use a 1.4X on the 300mm. Can't imagine needing longer than that. More often, I'm using...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Help! 60D won't stop shooting

One possibility... it sounds as if the shutter release button might be stuck.

I don't know about 60D, but this has been a common problem on 50D, 40D, 30D, etc. The problem is finger oils and dust...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,092
Posted By amfoto1
Re: To get, or not to get the 135 f2.0

I use 70-200/4L IS and 70-200/2.8L IS (original version), as well as the 135/2L.

I considered the 135L a "must have" when I finally got my full frame camera a few years ago... ordered both the...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By amfoto1
Re: to whoever says, that olde 7d ain't good....

He looks kinda grumpy... or maybe constipated. ;)

Actually... nice shot!

There has been speculation and conspiracy theorizing that Canon might build something into their cameras to be able to...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,591
Posted By amfoto1
Re: 7D2 noise question

3. The single, most common mistake (IMO)... Stop evaluating your images at 100%! On most modern monitors, assuming it's set to the native resolution, with a 7D's 18MP file that's like viewing a 5...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 700
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Suggestions for a backup - $1k and crop sensor?

You've apparently never shot a busy equestrian event. I regularly shoot between 3500 and 4500 a day at dressage shows (more than at other types of horse shows) and I try to keep it to a minimum....
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By amfoto1
Re: 70D focus issues

For BIF?

Well, there's your problem. With any moving subject you must use AI Servo.

One Shot is only for stationary subjects. It achieves focus, then stops ("locks"). If the subject (and/or the...
Forum: RAW, Post Processing and Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Lightroom 4... and now 5... hanging up

UPDATE: I finally got LR4 to save a backup and to optimize... by doing the operations separately.

I'm now trying to get LR5 to open the same catalog and it appears to be hanging, but I might just...
Forum: RAW, Post Processing and Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By amfoto1
Lightroom 4... and now 5... hanging up

Hi,

I've been using LR since the first version without many issues until recently.

Now when I exit LR, I get the usual dialog box asking if I want to backup/optimize the catalog. About once a...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By amfoto1
Re: which lens to buy 28MM/F1.8 or 50MM/F1.8

The Canon 28/1.8 is a great "standard" lens on any of the crop sensor DSLRs. It has very good image quality (especially on a crop camera) and is a fast focusing USM focus drive lens, plus is quite...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Jump to 6D from 20D....?

Sounds like 6D or 5DIII would be ideal for your purposes.

6D has AF system that's actually similar to your 20D's. 6D has eleven AF points (instead of 9). But, like the 20D, on 6D only the center...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By amfoto1
Re: 300 f/2.8L filter holder problem

Okay, that's helpful.

Now you can see how that clip works (it's different on the later lenses, but the same basic idea).

OP, your retainer looks tweaked a bit. You should be able to gently bend...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Canon 200 2.0 Mount Issues?

What utter, elitist BS! (Or perhaps it's a really convoluted justification to convince the spouse one must spend $5000 on a camera body, though I doubt someone who has spent more than that on a lens...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,022
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Is this a dumb all prime setup?

Unless you really, really, really want the 400/2.8 for some reason, you could just use a 1.4X on 120-300/2.8 with very good results. That lens works very well with a 2X too, though there's a bit more...
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