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I am a mad freak when it comes to photography on...
I am a mad freak when it comes to photography on a cruise. I'm "that guy" with three cameras and four lenses who gets asked "Are you shooting for NatGeo or BBC?" all day long. When we did the Bering...
I just opened a photography studio two weeks ago,...
I just opened a photography studio two weeks ago, so the budget is relatively tight to jump on a hot deal (for what is still a $3k purchase), but I gotta tell you, the R version makes all the...
Yeah, I'd expect a refresh of the 5Ds/5DsR in...
Yeah, I'd expect a refresh of the 5Ds/5DsR in late 2018 or sometime in 2019 before Canon circles back to the 5D Mark V. (I'm also hoping for a refresh of the 5DsR....)
Also, the 18-135 is an EF-S lens and won't work...
Also, the 18-135 is an EF-S lens and won't work on a 5D. Essentially, look at a photo of the lens' mount: if you see a white square, you need a camera with a white square on its lens mount (which...
Agreed. The logistics of the ship-offered tour...
Agreed. The logistics of the ship-offered tour are almost always dependent on the Juneau stop, as it decouples the timing of the small boat from the cruise ship, and that matters to the overall...
Disclaimer: we have a lot of lenses, and we're...
Disclaimer: we have a lot of lenses, and we're more than willing to rent for a cruise.


Given the choice between 70-200/2.8, 70-200/4 (i.e. half the weight), 70-300, or 100-400, it'd be 100-400...
Park the 70-200 and take the 24-70 instead....
Park the 70-200 and take the 24-70 instead. That's my vote. I'm a big believer that it's not necessary to cover every millimeter from one end to the other, but I'm also not one to leave the 24-70...
Teachers should be highly compensated for...
Teachers should be highly compensated for educating our youth, but we all know they aren't.
Depends on which HFD calculator you use. If you...
Depends on which HFD calculator you use. If you don't see a setting for camera model or a more generic sensor size, then you should convert to 35mm EFL.
Does GPS work when in airplane mode (which is...
Does GPS work when in airplane mode (which is essential to avoid huge roaming charges on the ship), or is there a different way to get the cellular features disabled that keeps GPS on? And for those...
Is hyperfocal distance not enough to accomplish...
Is hyperfocal distance not enough to accomplish your artistic desires?
I agree with VibeGuy that it's date-dependent....
I agree with VibeGuy that it's date-dependent. May 19 is early enough in the summer, yet projects do pick up strong steam by then. Gardyloo, Alaska does often only do one flight per day to many of...
We're apparently going to agree to disagree....
We're apparently going to agree to disagree. Video cameras have as many pixels as they're going to use in the final image, so the scanning is aligned with the end result. Still cameras are way...
Except live view is not the same as a video...
Except live view is not the same as a video camera. I don't know how to measure it, but I've seen lag in EVFs before, most of the time. And since the shutter lag on my Canon 1Dx is 55ms, with an...
Except that isn't a backup. It's merely an effort...
Except that isn't a backup. It's merely an effort to prevent data loss on your primary media. It's not a _bad_ thing to do, just by no means a backup. Plus, if you're a believer in buying the fastest...
As others have said, 35mm equivalent. I always...
As others have said, 35mm equivalent. I always use "EFL" (effective focal length) when I write out the equation while teaching.

Now, for geek mode: If you are standing up, not overly caffeinated,...
Why are you being so dramatic? "History of...
Why are you being so dramatic? "History of problems?" Seriously? Go do the math. The rate of engine failures for this engine, contained or uncontained, is by no means statistically high or abnormal....
Let's cut out the drama, please. One engine blew...
Let's cut out the drama, please. One engine blew up, not multiple. They're canceling <2% of daily flights and incurring delays on <15% of daily flights, and it improves daily. The mandate is to...
I'd err on the side of a full two hours. Multiple...
I'd err on the side of a full two hours. Multiple checkpoints should be open by then, but I've personally experienced a 50-minute delay to get through TSA (I had 2200 steps by the time I got to the...
Circling back to my comment about don't zoom in...
Circling back to my comment about don't zoom in all the way, yet trying to avoid the total techie stuff. There are two contributing factors into why I say don't zoom in all the way:
1) The more you...
Zoom less. Don't expect good pictures in bad...
Zoom less. Don't expect good pictures in bad (i.e. insufficient) light. Find some sort of attachment that gives you a better way to hold/stabilize the camera. Drink less coffee. Lean on something.
If your objective is to see whales, I'd say you...
If your objective is to see whales, I'd say you probably want to take an excursion.
If your objective is to get (good) pictures, I'd say you "must" take an excursion.
I tend to attempt to guess the formal nights by...
I tend to attempt to guess the formal nights by doing a process of elimination:
It's never the embarkation night - you need to go to muster, and you need to go to muster more than half-dressed, and...
Gastineau Guiding. Probably have to book through...
Gastineau Guiding. Probably have to book through the cruise line, so look for their signature boats. A lot more stable than the V-hulls of the 6-passenger boats, with much better windows for viewing...
We've stayed twice at the Best Western Granville....
We've stayed twice at the Best Western Granville. Reasonable accommodations, price is more reasonable than right at the cruise terminal. Wifi is a bit unique and challenging (and awfully designed,...