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Forum: General Discussion Apr 11, 2019, 3:36 PM
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Removing a fly from a lens!

See https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2019/04/removing-fly-from-weather-sealed-canon-70-200mm/...
Forum: General Discussion Apr 2, 2019, 4:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By TCav
The ideal situation would be if the lens on the...

The ideal situation would be if the lens on the P&S used the same size filter as the 50/1.8. Then you could just use a UV or clear filter. Screw it on halfway to the 50, then screw it on the rest of...
Forum: General Discussion Apr 2, 2019, 4:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By TCav
Reversing rings are to connect a lens, backwards,...

Reversing rings are to connect a lens, backwards, to an SLR's lens mount, not to another lens, so they won't work to mount the lens onto another lens.
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Mar 28, 2019, 4:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By TCav
Good low-light performance is going to be hard to...

Good low-light performance is going to be hard to come by in something that can live in a pouch on your belt, especially one with a significant zoom range. You might want to consider something with a...
Forum: Canon Lenses Feb 26, 2019, 8:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By TCav
Sigma and Tamron both have reasonably priced (all...

Sigma and Tamron both have reasonably priced (all things being relative) 150-600mm stabilized lenses that you might want to look at, though they also have newer, more expensive versions.
Forum: Canon Lenses Feb 23, 2019, 10:49 PM
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Views: 738
Posted By TCav
The Kenko 1.4X teleconverters are quite good, and...

The Kenko 1.4X teleconverters are quite good, and they are sold under multiple names like Vivitar, Bower, and others.

The down side of teleconverters is that while they increase the focal length,...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Feb 21, 2019, 1:04 PM
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Views: 683
Posted By TCav
The D5600 has 39 AF points while the D3500 has...

The D5600 has 39 AF points while the D3500 has 11.

The D5600 has an external microphone jack.

The D5600 has a 3.2 inch LCD monitor while the D3500 has a 3.0 inch monitor.

The D3500 has a...
Forum: General Discussion Feb 15, 2019, 3:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By TCav
Spam...

Spam (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OVKXIfrGJE).
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR Feb 12, 2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By TCav
Unfortunately, the "Kit Lens" is only inexpensive...

Unfortunately, the "Kit Lens" is only inexpensive when you buy it as part of the kit. Since you bought your 77D "body only", that option is no longer available to you.

I don't think the 50mm prime...
Forum: General Discussion Feb 6, 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By TCav
I wholeheartedly agree that Bokeh is overdone,...

I wholeheartedly agree that Bokeh is overdone, but it is a useful tool to distinguish a subject from the background when used correctly, as you describe.

But I fear that the main reason Bokeh has...
Forum: General Discussion Feb 1, 2019, 5:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By TCav
Nobody said that A-Mount lenses were perfect, but...

Nobody said that A-Mount lenses were perfect, but Sony never opted to include compensation for them until the need arose for their E-Mount lenses and bodies.



(ROFL)

All things being equal,...
Forum: General Discussion Jan 30, 2019, 8:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By TCav
But while distortion compensation works to make...

But while distortion compensation works to make straight lines straighter, the process plays with the pixels in order to achieve its result, which makes the corners softer. And given the increased...
Forum: General Discussion Jan 29, 2019, 4:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By TCav
If things keep going the way they are, that'll be...

If things keep going the way they are, that'll be less and less of a problem, won't it?
Forum: General Discussion Jan 27, 2019, 9:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By TCav
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8575/16529927387_82...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8575/16529927387_82a0b5d988_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rbGcw4)

It's actually pretty clear if you know where to look. I've been greatly disappointed that people aren't...
Forum: General Discussion Jan 2, 2019, 7:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By TCav
Mirrorless? 'Full Frame'?

First, while mirrorless cameras are smaller and lighter than dSLRs, that doesn't extend to their lenses, which are just as big and heavy as their dSLR counterparts. So the size and weight advantage...
Forum: Sony Alpha dSLR / Konica Minolta dSLR, Sony SLT Jan 1, 2019, 7:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By TCav
I've heard good things about the Metabones...

I've heard good things about the Metabones adapters.


See...
Forum: Canon Lenses Jan 1, 2019, 7:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By TCav
Your Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM has...

Your Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM has a maximum aperture of f/4.5 at 100mm and f/5.6 at 400mm. A 2X teleconverter will not only double the focal length of the lens, but it will add 2...
Forum: General Discussion Nov 26, 2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By TCav
Here's a start: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags

Here's a start: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags
Forum: General Discussion Nov 25, 2018, 4:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By TCav
Sometimes the focal length of a lens, especially...

Sometimes the focal length of a lens, especially a zoom lens, will change with the focus distance. There isn't much you can do about it.


As an aside, jack-of-all-trades-and-master-of-none lenses...
Forum: Nikon Lenses Nov 24, 2018, 4:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,221
Posted By TCav
My recommendation is the Tamron SP 17-50mm F/2.8...

My recommendation is the Tamron SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II LD (A16). It's not stabilized but it provides better image quality that either of the lenses you've listed.

Faster lenses means you can use...
Forum: Nikon dSLR Nov 14, 2018, 7:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By TCav
The unstabilized Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 is way...

The unstabilized Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 is way sharper than the 18-270, and has less distortion, vignetting and chromatic aberration, so your landscape photography will benefit greatly.
Forum: Nikon dSLR Nov 13, 2018, 7:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By TCav
If you're talking about the unstabilized version,...

If you're talking about the unstabilized version, it runs rings around your 18-270 where their ranges overlap.
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 22, 2018, 4:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,654
Posted By TCav
Let the camera do all the heavy lifting.

Let the camera do all the heavy lifting.
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 21, 2018, 8:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,654
Posted By TCav
Start with Auto, maybe even Scene Selection, then...

Start with Auto, maybe even Scene Selection, then move to P (Program Auto), slowly shifting to A (Aperture Priority) or T (Shutter Priority). Then and only then should you give M (Manual) a go.

...
Forum: General Discussion Oct 21, 2018, 7:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By TCav
First, look for any crazing on any of the...

First, look for any crazing on any of the surfaces of the lens elements. Look through both the front and the back.


Second, look into the lens at extreme angles all around the lens to check that...
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