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Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 508
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Which back up camera makes the most sense?

Get a second 6D... in the heat of an important shoot like a wedding, it's much easier to swap back and forth between two identical cameras, than to try to use dissimilar models. It especially makes...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Which is better

7D with 70-200, 70-300 or 100-400.

How do you like hand holding the 300/2.8 on your 6D?

With 7D you get essentially the same results with a 200/2.8.

I use a pair of 7Ds, typically with 70-200...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Canon refurbished cameras.....

I have two 7Ds with over 100,000 clicks on them, and no problems to date (knock on wood).

Sorry to hear of your bad experience. I've bought numerous refurbs over the year from various sources (tho...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,388
Posted By amfoto1
Re: "Affordable" Canon brand long lenses for full-sided soccer

The Canon 100-400 would be a good choice for daytime games. It has fast USM focus and is reasonably sharp throughout it's range. Plus it has IS for better handheld shots. It is a rather unusual...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,346
Posted By amfoto1
Re: GPS ?

GPS "geotagging" is for mostly people who want to brag to all their virtual friends "see all the places I've been and have the photos to prove it"....

It may have some actual scientific...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 257
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Can these vintage lenses be mounted on my 700D/T5i with an adapter?

Actually that's the main reason for spending a bit more to get one of the chipped adapters...

The "chipped" adapters allow your camera's Focus Confirmation to work, which is a big help since most...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 586
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Eye picece cover?

Your thumb can work pretty well as an eyepiece cover, too. Yeah, I know... pretty low tech. But, hey, it works!
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 3,657
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Anyone have a 6D & Rebel, and willing/able to post some comparison shots?

Dunno what Rebel you are using now... but the T2i, T3i, T4i, T5i, SL1 and T5 all use pretty much the same 18MP sensor as the 60D and 7D. The T1i and 50D aren't all that different, with their 15MP...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Canon 70D issue with opening RAW images

Yup, CS5 is "too old" and doesn't support the latest Bridge and Camera RAW, which are needed to view and open 70D RAW files (you can check the exact version numbers on Adobe's website). You have...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Are Canon Rebel Eos film lenses compatible w/ canon eos digital cameras also?

All Canon EF lenses will work fine.

Many third party (Sigma, Tamron, Tokina) lenses in Canon EOS/EF mount will work fine, too.

As mentioned above, some 3rd party lenses do not. Try them. At...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,015
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Sensor got something on it, cry with me and help :)

This is good and will work with sensors that have been cleaned before, are regularly cleaned, and are oil free.

But it is not a correct procedure for first cleaning of a sensor. That always needs...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 666
Posted By amfoto1
Re: A recommended prime lens in addition to my 15-85

This!

It's quite compact even with it's matching lens hood, fast focusing, has great color rendition... and using it on a crop camera trims away it's main weakness... on full frame the corners of...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,591
Posted By amfoto1
Re: How important is IS? 70-200mm choices

I might be the wrong person to answer, because I'm a big fan of IS on longer lenses. In fact, it's one of the main reasons I switched to Canon back in 2001, and three of the four lenses I bought...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Best lens for Insect Photography on a crop-sensor?

There are several types of portable flash that can be used for close-up/macro photography: Standard flash, ring light and twin light. Each has it's pluses and minuses for various uses.

But first,...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Best lens for Insect Photography on a crop-sensor?

There are many ways to do macro and close-up photography...

First we should ask what lenses you have now? Anything other than the 18-55mm you mentioned? It's possible you could use an existing lens...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,450
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Best non L bird lens

The Canon 400/5.6L USM is very nice, but it lacks one thing it really needs for handheld work... IS.

Also, I don't know what it sells for on that side of "the Pond", but it's a bit more expensive...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Close up/macro lens for jewellery

Depth of field is your nemesis and is controlled by three things: lens focal length, lens aperture and distance to the subject. The longer the focal length, the shallower the depth of field. And, the...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Help! on buying my FIRST canon...

The T3i (600D) has nine autofocus points... the center point is an enhanced "cross" or "dual axis" type, while the others are single axis (some are horizontal, others are vertical). For this reason,...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 680
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Is CPS Gold worth it for sensor cleaning?

Not on most of the cameras that qualify for and are covered by CPS. All that I can think of have user-changeable time/date batteries.

Plus, the cameras with the battery on the main board actually...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 5,534
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Extension tubes for 40mm f/2.8 "macro" photography?

Holy ancient thread resurrection, Batman!

Those BiJai brand tubes are nothing more than the Zeikos-manufactured tubes relabeled and being sold under yet another brand name. They are also sold as...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Back Button Focusing

Most folks who plead for the return of Eye Control have never actually used it. I did... with a pair of EOS-3 and an Elan 7E.... It sounded really cool, so I set it up and "trained" my cameras to...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By amfoto1
Re: 50D timer quick help needed please

Gotta Admire All The Extra Effort It Takes To Make Yourself Type That Way! :rolleyes:
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Canon 300 2.8 Tripod Collar Question

I am completely baffled why you wouldn't want your hand on the focus ring when handholding the lens. That's exactly where I want my hand.

When shooting handheld with my 300/2.8, I rotate the collar...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 802
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Best lenses to use for extension tubes

Both the 250D and 500D are dual element diopters and pretty high quality. There also is a less expensive Canon 500 close-up lens, that's a lower quality single element design. The 250D is actually...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Panning

If you are using an IS lens that has "Mode 1" and "Mode 2", try using Mode 2.... that's designed for panning shots. While IS in the usual Mode 1 corrects for movement on both horizontal and vertical...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Canon Film Cameras

My favorite Canon film cameras are:

EOS-3 (1998).... which has the first version of the 45-point AF system used in the 1V and 1D series cameras. Add a PB-E2 "power booster/vertical grip" to it and...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 419
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Help with blurry images!

Hi and welcome!

As you might gather from the above responses, there are several possible reasons for blurry images...

1. Too slow shutter speed (camera shake).
2. Too slow shutter speed (subject...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 968
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Very Long Exposure?

In Florida, are there ever times that it's not humid? ;)

Yes, an intervalometer or "remote controller" such as Canon's RC 80N3...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 760
Posted By amfoto1
Re: how to use the AF-On properly on a 6D

First, stop using AI Focus...

AI Focus isn't really a focus mode at all. In AI Focus the camera is supposed to decide for you, whether or not the subject is moving, and then switch to using the...
Forum: Canon EOS Digital Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By amfoto1
Re: Shutter lag when using a grip?

The first thing I'd suspect is the Meike grip...

I've heard and read about enough issues with inexpensive third party grips that I only use Canon OEM and have had very few issues with those (okay,...
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