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  1. While perusing the forum and seeing this topic again, I suddenly remembered a grossly funny book my younger brother gave me for Christmas years ago. It's still in print and revised: http://www.amazon.com/Flattened-Fauna-Revised-Animals-Highways/dp/1580087558
  2. I met President Bartlett. The Governor and I have been acquaintances for years. I used to photograph him with another politician from Chicago.
  3. May I suggest folks in the U.S. join their local ASPP chapter? It's not terribly expensive and we do meetups. http://aspp.com
  4. Left column third image down Mark Graf/Alamy: http://www.pinterest.com/gfcvv/mountains-majesties/ It's a pin from an msn.com story that has one of mine which was pinned as well. I sent a takedown notice through Pinterest's online form and they removed it. But, they make you open an account to do it.
  5. Downtown Oak Park, shot from the train station. My morning coffee spot at left. Here's our front yard after replacing the lawn. Much nicer and no mowing. Not on Alamy yet.
  6. I've used two 24-105Ls over the years on all three 5D iterations. The barrel distortion at 24mm is normal as is the light falloff in the corners. But both were quite sharp in the center even wide open, but both softened up a bit in the corners. The new 18-55 IS STM IS lens on a crop body is sharper in the corners at f8 than the 24-105 is on full frame. This really isn't that surprising as it's a much newer design and it doesn't have to cover as big a frame. Of course, it's not nearly as robust as the 24-105. For most stock work, full-frame is overkill and yes, the 5DIII is very complex and
  7. I uploaded six images last night and they're still not showing in "Track Submissions."
  8. It'll probably turn out like this: http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/01/rogers-law-of-new-product-introduction
  9. If the change was made for Google and it ends up alienating existing customers, it will be a net negative.
  10. The Canon G7X looks promising. Probably the same Sony sensor as the RX100 II and III and a 24-100 f1.8-2.8 lens. The top mounted exposure compensation dial is nice, but no viewfinder. http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-g7x/canon-g7xA.HTM
  11. Putting an 18-135 EF-S on a 5D would be a neat trick. I've produced selling images with the RX100. The main negative is, it's a pain to use. These days I mostly use a Canon SL1 with the kit 18-55 STM lens. It's small, light, innocuous, has a viewfinder and makes better images than the RX100. You look like any other tourist with one. And, it seems Canon is having trouble selling them, so you can find them pretty cheap, less than the current iterations of the RX100. Add the very sharp 55-250 STM and you've got almost everything covered, unless you're an ultra-wide maven.
  12. Probably won't sell anytime soon, but I'll bet you didn't know there are sharks in Lake Michigan.
  13. Our winters were generally mild over the last decade or so, except for the blizzard a few years back. Then came the last one. Yikes!
  14. A beautiful morning today. A bit different from last winter. Both are news feed images, which is why I left the unfortunate trash in today's shot.
  15. I uploaded some G10 images the other day that sailed through QC. I kind of miss that camera and keep mulling over a G16. Must resist.
  16. I have the original RX100 and like it. It's even survived a feline push off a table onto a ceramic tile floor (cats are lovable jerks). But it's a bit too small for me. The next thing Sony needs to do is target the Canon Gs. I'll bet they're working on it.
  17. I clicked on the thread and am happy to have my expectation fulfilled.
  18. Goat Lick Trestle near Glacier National Park. Working on the railroad: Dearborn Street Bridge in Chicago: A wider view:
  19. I tried the G1X as well and yes, it was too slow. Image quality was very good though. It was too expensive for what it is, but the price has dropped since the Mark II version came out. Everything I read about the G16 is that it's quite fast and the image quality is very good, even up to ISO 1600. I had a G10 and loved it at 200 or less.
  20. I just noticed that both the G16 and the previous G15 are actually on the recommended camera list. Previous Gs are either on the unsuitable list or in limbo between unsuitable and recommended. Has anyone used the G16? Is it that much better than previous models? Also, neither the G1X or the Mark II version are on the recommended list, which is interesting since they have much larger sensors than the other Gs.
  21. Got a chuckle out of this: Country: Wisconsin Usage: Editorial Media: Magazine - Print only Print run: up to 1 million Placement: Inside Image Size: Spot size Start: 05 September 2014 End: 05 December 2014 Print run - 368,000 Evidently, Wisconsin seceded and nobody noticed. Here's the photo, taken several years ago in Sister Bay, Wisconsin: Decent gross for spot by today's standards, $117.
  22. It's significantly better than predecessors according to the Lens Rentals blog: Comparison: http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2014/07/canon-wide-angle-zoom-comparison Geeky lens teardown: http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2014/07/of-course-we-took-one-apart
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