Tag: Canon

Photo Tip: Suction Cup Mount ____ 2012/10

I biked to the local Ace Hardware last week and picked up a pair of suction cup mounts.  Ace sells USA Progrip® Suction Cups online for $4.79/pair; free shipping if you pick it up at a local store. The rubber

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Canon Custom Shooting Modes C1 C2 C3 ____ 2012/08

If you haven’t taken advantage of the Canon Custom shooting modes (C1, C2, C3) on your camera’s Mode Dial, you may miss that next great shot, especially those fleeting, unrepeatable or unanticipated opportunities, the kind you forlornly say later “if

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Canon 5D Mark III: Autofocus (AI Servo) for Birds in Flight ____ 2012/05

Edited 5/16/2012 Re: Case 5 On a recent shoot with the Canon 5D Mark III, I was photographing a Yellow-rumped Warbler, hand-holding a 500mm f/4 from a kayak. Routine for me—and should be routine with the new 5D III—but the

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Photo Tip: Gearing Up! ____ 2012/04

We all make decisions about photography gear based on perceived need, cost or cost-effectiveness and—as pro photographer John Shaw pointed out—the “lust factor”. I’m guilty on all counts. Here’s what I did last month. Spring is always a transition. In

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Tilt and Telephoto: Tools for Summer Wildflowers ___ 2010/06

Here in late May in Washington State, the spring wildflower bloom is on the wane. Low elevation forest flowers and coastal blooms will pop through June. Then the fireworks—the July-August sub-alpine mountain extravaganza—explode, led by Glacier Lilies that burn through

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Canon 7D: AI Servo Set-up for BIF (Bird in Flight) _ 03/2010

I bought a Canon 7D in December, and have used it for some tough bird in flight (BIF) shooting, as well as for perched but flighty songbirds. My hope for the 7D was that I finally had a camera that

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Cheap Fifty ___ 2009/12

I looked at upgrading my Canon 50mm f/1.8 II this month, a lens I don’t recall seeing in the lens kit of professionals, or, in recent years, hobbyists. 50mm is a standard focal length for 35mm SLR’s, and f/1.8 a

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