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May 26, 2019 13:05:16   #
Removed from service due to cost to maintain and operate and supposedly replaced by satellite coverage.

One or two came back briefly for NASA test flights. There are rumors of a possible SR-72 being developed as technology moves forward and satellites are not always the best answer in all cases.

Beemerrt wrote:
Wasn't the SR-71 given up for some nuclear treaty with USSR? I know that the engines of several of them were destroyed. I don't know if there is one in operational status yet. There was one at FT Snelling Museum in St Paul, MN as a static display. The classified items were taken out and it was not flyable.
 
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May 26, 2019 13:00:47   #
The EF-S lenses are smaller, lighter and less expensive. But because they are pretty much all zooms they tend to be slower than the EF primes and fast zooms. But that is what makes them smaller, lighter and cheaper to buy.

If you think you might one day go FF DSLR you are probably wise to buy EF lenses from the start keeping your options open.
May 26, 2019 12:02:10   #
Yes, the yellow color of your photos is probably caused by the wrong white balance setting being selected. You may want to set the camera on Auto White Balance and try some shots to see if that helps.
May 26, 2019 10:40:11   #
I believe most all the bridges I am thinking of were built by the railroad companies and not the government. The way it should be in my mind. And those bridges may well last another 100 years.

foathog wrote:
And with our governmental leadership those bridges will have to last ANOTHER 100 years!
May 26, 2019 09:02:54   #
The Great Wall of China comes to mind.

And many railroad bridges are 100 or more years old and are still carrying massive amounts of freight each day...

sb wrote:
There are a few things that are testaments to man's ability to design, engineer, and construct things of beauty and long-lasting quality. The Golden Gate Bridge, the B-52 - and I would have to add the DC-3/C-47. Still carrying freight and in underdeveloped countries ferrying passengers. I flew in one in Central America that had signage inside in French and Vietnamese. THAT was a plan with some history behind it! I have a Beretta 92 40-caliber pistol which, if you look at the design, the engineering, and the machining, is a thing of beauty. An instrument of death, sure, but a thing of beauty.
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May 25, 2019 21:23:19   #
It could if it would mount on a Canon FF DSLR, but it will not mount... The mirror can hit it...

revhen wrote:
I have heard that putting an EF-S lens on a full frame Canon camera will damage the camera because the lens extends backward and will break camera insides.
 
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May 25, 2019 18:31:22   #
The 100 f/2.8L is a good lens. Also the 135mm f/2.0 and 200 L II f/2.8. And the 100-400 L IS II at similar price point of the 70-200 f/2.8 L IS III.

The other thing to understand from a lens standpoint is that the EF-S lenses are smaller and less expensive but are also not usable on the Canon FF bodies. They are crop DSLR body only for the DSLR line. They also tend to be much slower than the EF primes as they are virtually all zooms.

ggab wrote:
I would add the 100 f/2.8 Macro to the list. The "Budget" L Lens
May 25, 2019 14:59:31   #
One man’s great is another man’s useless when it comes to monopods...and heads. 😎

speters wrote:
It's not that was an absurd statement! A ball head is great for a monopod!
May 25, 2019 14:02:45   #
You can also shoot the crop body in portrait orientation and shoot a series of shots in a pano and merge them together to get a nice landscape.
May 25, 2019 12:47:29   #
You can search the archive for the monopod topic and about using different heads on monopods. There was a pretty lengthy discussion just in the past week or so. Personally I don’t really care for ball heads on a tripod and especially not a monopod. I prefer a tilt head on a monopod and a pano gimbal on a tripod, even for short lenses.

You will find that it is a subject with nearly as many opinions as there are people. At least I can truthfully say I own and have tried all three. Everyone has their favorite and you will have to find yours.

I just find that ball heads can get a little floppy on a monopod especially as the lenses get larger and longer. The tilt head or gimbal controls that better in my experience.

Pysanka Artist wrote:
Why is a ball head useless on a monopod?
May 25, 2019 09:24:43   #
The 24-70 2.8 II and 70-200 2.8 IS II are awesome lenses and cover a wide range of shooting. They are my most used lenses. You can even throw on a 2x extender to the 70-200 for some extra “reach”.

The 85 f/1.8 is a very sharp fast focusing EF lens for a relatively low price that can be used for portraits and fast action. It is a great value if you don’t or can’t spend $2k each on the above lenses. The f/4 versions of the above are also very good and much less expensive if you don’t want the fast lenses and added weight.
 
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May 25, 2019 07:13:12   #
There is a video on YouTube talking about how one B-52 could take out all of North Korea. They can carry a lot of destructive force via cruise missiles... nuclear ones.
May 25, 2019 07:05:42   #
If we knew the lenses you have and might get that would be good input too.
May 25, 2019 06:56:14   #
I have a Gitzo high end monopod that I purchased off eBay in excellent condition for about half the cost new. I forget the model number but I believe it has 5 sections and collapses fairly short. I also have the RRS twist tilt head I also purchased the same way off eBay. Prior to the Gitzo I had a Sirui carbon fiber monopod that was nice for about $100 retail. Good luck with your choice.
May 25, 2019 06:46:59   #
I like my Think Tank but it is not what I would call light when filled with gear. It will hold several bodies and a few lenses and accessories and the interior can be rearranged easily. Cost is about $360 though. It seems very well built.
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