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      08-28-2012, 04:14 PM   #3763
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      08-28-2012, 04:41 PM   #3764
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Psst. Check this. Not sure what software he's talking about, but maybe someone can ask and find out.

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      08-28-2012, 05:29 PM   #3765
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I have Photoshop, which I consider to be the ultimate imaging software.
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      08-29-2012, 10:41 AM   #3768
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Chewy: How are you liking your big stopper so far? I am really disappointed with the adjustable ND filter I have. Optics arent that good so I'm loosing picture quality on the D800. It didnt show that much on the D7000 tho.

I really liked the effect of the longer exposures the big stopper provides, but wasnt so sure about the $400 expense to get the foundation kit and all that just for that filter.

I am seriously considering the B+W 3.0 10 stops ND instead for $100.

I found a good comparison between the two. http://mattlauder.wordpress.com/2010...er-review-pt1/
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      08-29-2012, 11:17 AM   #3769
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      08-29-2012, 11:24 AM   #3770
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Chewy: How are you liking your big stopper so far? I am really disappointed with the adjustable ND filter I have. Optics arent that good so I'm loosing picture quality on the D800. It didnt show that much on the D7000 tho.

I really liked the effect of the longer exposures the big stopper provides, but wasnt so sure about the $400 expense to get the foundation kit and all that just for that filter.

I am seriously considering the B+W 3.0 10 stops ND instead for $100.

I found a good comparison between the two. http://mattlauder.wordpress.com/2010...er-review-pt1/
MaximusJ,

The LEE Big Stopper is the best 10-stop ND filter there is. I don't think there's much argument about that. The problem is the price and the extreme lack of availability. Most photogs I've spoken to that have the B+W got it because the LEE was on backorder for 6 months, on average, and needed something quick. If they had the opportunity to buy one or the other, I don't know a single one (out of maybe 6) who wouldn't choose LEE.

That being said, I highly recommend it with the LEE foundation kit. I was able to use it with a 105mm LEE CP as well, as well as a LEE GND. The foundation kit gives you a lot of flexibility and is constructed well.

If you're interested in either the LEE Big Stopper or 105mm CP, PM me, since I have an extra of both.
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The LEE Big Stopper is the best 10-stop ND filter there is. I don't think there's much argument about that. The problem is the price and the extreme lack of availability. Most photogs I've spoken to that have the B+W got it because the LEE was on backorder for 6 months, on average, and needed something quick. If they had the opportunity to buy one or the other, I don't know a single one (out of maybe 6) who wouldn't choose LEE.

That being said, I highly recommend it with the LEE foundation kit. I was able to use it with a 105mm LEE CP as well, as well as a LEE GND. The foundation kit gives you a lot of flexibility and is constructed well.

If you're interested in either the LEE Big Stopper or 105mm CP, PM me, since I have an extra of both.
I found one on Ebay and the seller said he could provide the foundation kit with a hood, 77mm lens adapter and all that for $350. But ended up canceling my bid because the seller sounded like an extreme douche and was very vague about the quality of what he's selling.

Let me know your best price, i'm interested.
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      08-29-2012, 09:31 PM   #3772
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ok, another question for you guys...

Tomorrow I'm going to a Browns game. 30 yard line, row 3. What lens should I take (24-105, 135, 70-200, or 100-400)? I can probably only take one.
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The one which is not a "professional" lens. Some places will frown upon seeing the glory of the white lens. Check on the rules, if a go I would 100-400 it unless it is in the evening then go with the other.
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The one which is not a "professional" lens. Some places will frown upon seeing the glory of the white lens. Check on the rules, if a go I would 100-400 it unless it is in the evening then go with the other.
The rules are not detailed at all...

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All the nice telephotos are white. It's an evening/night game. 7:30-10:30pm. What do you think based on that info and those two lists of items?
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70-200 2.8 for us normal folks who can't crank up the ISO and F5.6 for those DX'rs.
Figure out how deep you want your DOF, at least 1/400th speed and how crazy you are comfortable with noise reduction.
The only HS games I did, I ran out of stops and ISO with a 300/4
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I'm not too worried about ISO. I'll be shooting at f/4 or less open like f/5.6. I don't have any lenses that are f/2.8 and telephoto. I guess the 135 f/2 qualifies, but it's not a zoom.

I'm just trying to figure out if I need anything past 200mm from where I'm seated?
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Google maps,distance tool,field of view and some trig should help figure out how wide you want.
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I put a 512GB SSD drive in my MBP today. So it's got an i7 Quad core, 16GB RAM, and the SSD. Boot into Windows on Bootcamp is 35 seconds from a cold start. I just loaded the Adobe Web and Design Premium suite from a thumb drive in 9 minutes.

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I put a 512GB SSD drive in my MBP today. So it's got an i7 Quad core, 16GB RAM, and the SSD. Boot into Windows on Bootcamp is 35 seconds from a cold start. I just loaded the Adobe Web and Design Premium suite from a thumb drive in 9 minutes.

All hail the SSD!

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Its been night and day for me also. Booting on my old core2duo laptop with 5400rpm hd was taking over a minute. I got a similar setup then what you have, but with windows and a 3.5 cpu. Takes about 20 seconds from power button to first click.

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The rules are not detailed at all...

All the nice telephotos are white. It's an evening/night game. 7:30-10:30pm. What do you think based on that info and those two lists of items?
Shooting from the stands, you want the 100-400mm. Crank the ISO, since that camera is made for this. The lights can vary hugely. In a major stadium, ISO 800 to 1600 will be hunky dorry. In many HS stadiums you'll need to be up at ISO 6400 or even higher, but don't worry about that because you've got equipment that'll work wonders in that light.

You want to guard against under exposure. I'd start at +1EV and check your blinkies, particularly if one team is wearing a lot of white.

Watch your shutter speed in the viewfinder and keep it up around 1/500-sec.

Looking forward to some high-ISO pix taken in real world circumstance.

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I'll have to see if they let me bring the 100-400mm into the stadium. Security has been beefed up this year at all NFL stadiums. I have a feeling they won't let me bring my dSLR in.
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I'll have to see if they let me bring the 100-400mm into the stadium. Security has been beefed up this year at all NFL stadiums. I have a feeling they won't let me bring my dSLR in.
Their "allowed" picture includes a dslr with a substantial lens. You might print that out and take it with you.

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bastards... "white lenses" are a no go unless you have a press pass, because they are "professional". That blows.
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bastards... "white lenses" are a no go unless you have a press pass, because they are "professional". That blows.
How'd you find that out? It wasn't on the earlier materials cited. You might borrow a Sigma lens.

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