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1.4 x teleconverter decision

I have 5D III with 500 f4.  I tried out for days in the field first without teleconter then with my Tamron 1.4x.  I did not notice any effect on autofocus. Effect on image quality is harder to assess. So my question is: 1). Anybody with experience be...

madencbm by Contributor
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Need help choosing lenses for 7D Mark II

Hello: I am purchasing a 7D Mark II and am looking for advice on some lens. I primarily take pictures of horses/wildlife/action sports. I want to have a good lens for portraits and a good one for wildlife/sports. I don't want to have 5 different lens...

ilzho by Rising Star
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image stabilization 500mm f4 IS II

How do I tell if IS is working on my 500mm f4 IS II.  I cannot hear any sound from the lens when IS is turned on.  I have tried using live view while hand holding to see if image stabilizes shaking but nothing happens. Thanks in advance.

madencbm by Contributor
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Resolved! Need advice on protective filter and lens hood

I am looking into purchasing a UV filter to protect my 18-135mm IS USM lens. Is the B+W 67mm UV Haze MRC 010M Filter a good filter to use if I would like to keep the filter on all of the time? Would a standard lens cap fit on top of this? Is the Cano...

shorty1 by Contributor
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Focal lengh to capture the moon

Hi,I need to photograph the moon in a way that occupies most of my 35mm FF frame without crop. Or bigger than the frame. I need a clear full moon with craters (no problem).The image will be in portrait mode.My test using a Canon EF 100mm macro L lens...

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Cunha by Rising Star
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Resolved! 2.0x Extender vs. New Telephoto Lens Comparison

I currently own the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM lens and am considering purchasing the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens for an upcoming African safari trip.  Curious to opinions on whether I would be better off buying the EF 2.0X III extender and usi...

celson by Contributor
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Resolved! Lens changing Live View's aperture in Manual mode

I just purchased a used 135L and have noticed on 2 different occasions that the aperature will start auto-adjusting in Live View as I increase or decrease exposure. The camera still says aperture is at 2.0 and it still renders the picture wide-open.....

Resolved! Need advice on lenses

I am planning on purchasing a Canon 80D with the 18-135mm IS USM lens. If I would like to take pictures of some sports (e.g. baseball), do I need the 55-250mm IS STM lens? I currently own a Canon 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 ultrasonic lens, but it does not h...

shorty1 by Contributor
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Canon Rebel T3i better lens for focusing entire shot?

I have the lens that came with my T3i and while I can take some pretty nice pictures with it, I'm looking to purchase a lens where I can focus the shot in its entirety instead of just a single part of it with the background blurred. Obviously the mor...

Resolved! Photography from a flight

Which is the best way to click photographs of a city/coastline/monuments from a flight.What would be better1) One shot or zone or all the AF points2) What aperture3) What shutter speed4) Which lens. Prime vs tele zoom

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