Recent content by Milhouse

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    ??!Suggestions for photographing inside a warehouse...PLEASE!!

    Try doing some B/W at high ISO. The extra grainy pics may look good. Check if they have any shop lights that you can use. If they do use them to increase the light.
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    Left hand shooting.

    This happened to me last year. Couldn't lift my right arm for 2 weeks while in Ecuador. I awkwardly held the camera upright with my left hand and took the shot. I did lose sharpness due to camera shake while I pressed the trigger. If I didn't have to press the trigger my shots would have...
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    Optical Stabilazation saved me

    I am just back from a vacation in Ecuador and the Galapagos. I purchased a Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM as an upgrade to my 18-55 Canon kit. I wasn't expecting the OS to be used much, as I would be shooting mostly outdoor and on the wide side. I got it mostly for the extra 20mm...
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    More Ecuador

    I am doing the trip on my own with my wife, although the Galapagos is pretty much a tour, since you could only get there by a chartered cruise. I'm pretty much done with tours. They always seem to stop in the middle of somewhere I have no interest of being, only because the souvenir shop that...
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    More Ecuador

    Nice work, and inspiring. I'm heading to Ecuador in a couple of weeks. One week in the Galapagos and one week for Quitto/Guayaquil and surrounding areas. Any tips you could send my way would be much appreciated.
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    Sigma 17-70 OS HSM

    After much deliberation I finally chose the Sigma 17-70 2.8-4 OS. I liked the range and the quality/ price ratio. From what I have read, there is some consistency issues with this lens across its range. I would like to know if there are sweet spots that users have found. I still have not...
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    At the time of purchase my Canon 55-250 IS was not compatible with tele-converters/tele-extender. I was wondering if there are any now that would be compatible with it, Canon or 3rd party. Thanks
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    Thanks for the post. After seeing the comparisons, I think that I would like to be above 300mm but I may be able to live with my 250mm. I should be able to get closer to the animals in the Galapagos, than elsewhere. I just have to remember not to infringe on their space more than I already...
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    I'm heading to the Galapagos and was wondering if my 55-250 will give me enough reach. Aside from some landscape shots, would I need a wide angle lens.
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    Setup for pics of house

    Thanks. There is a lot of info there, just what I was looking for.
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    Setup for pics of house

    I am putting my house up for sale and need to take some pictures of it. I have been on MLS and some of the pictures are quite sad. I want my pictures to stand out from the rest. An example of the type of pictures that I want to take can be found on This is a listing site...
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    Continuous shoot

    I had left my camera in continuous shoot mode by accident, which turned out helpful when I came across some dolphins on a boat trip. I didn't have to play around with the camera settings, and was able to shoot right away. I was capturing 4-5 pics of the dolphins per surfacing. My question is...
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    Photo editing software ?'s

    I would use GIMP (Freeware) and place the 500$ on equipment and a book or 2 on photography. I'm not sure but GIMP may have limitations with RAW.
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    Night test shots

    In the first picture I would turn off the headlights and turn on the parking lights. The headlights are too bright for my personal taste. I like the street reflections in the side panels of the car. The car actually looks dirty, but on a closer look it seems that it is reflections on the hood...
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    Tripod Alternatives?

    You may want to try a gorillapod. Its a pocket sized flexible tripod for about 50$. I don't have one, but I've heard that they are very handy.