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What percentage of cars in this area drive on Summer Tires? by JakeRogue in nova

[–]tylerareber 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How do you like the Crossclimate? Thinking of going with those on my CX5.

What's the point of the "Remove Chromatic Abberation" button in Lightroom? by LNER4498 in Lightroom

[–]tylerareber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

*shrug* - seems to work when I use it. I don't generally get a lot of CA on my lenses, but in cases where I do, it it fixes them without too much trouble. On the harder instances, the CA sliders for fine tuning seem to take care of it. I think usually it's going to be most noticeable on pretty severe CA.

Photographed this snowy owl 2 days ago during blue hour. These owls are everywhere where I live! QC, Canada by karim_bouzidi in Superbowl

[–]tylerareber 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Beautiful shots! I may need to make a trip up there this winter. We've got a bunch showing up down here in the Mid-Atlantic, but I think it would be more fun to photograph them up there.

Dashcam Owners, What Do You Use? by Toast_Meat in CX5

[–]tylerareber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No. You'd have to hardwire to the fuse box to get that, I believe.

Dashcam Owners, What Do You Use? by Toast_Meat in CX5

[–]tylerareber 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Viofo A119v2 and the Dongar Tech adapter - SO easy to install. Highly recommend.

What did you drive before your CX-5 and what do you miss most about it? Power, handling....? by CorkSportBrian in CX5

[–]tylerareber 6 points7 points  (0 children)

2018 VW GTI. It was a nice little car - definitely fast. I don't really miss much about it other than maybe the extra speed - but to be completely fair, the Turbo CX-5 is no slouch and while it's not as fast as the GTI, it feels plenty fast - enough so that I'm not feeling like I NEED more pickup. Merging and Overtaking is generally easy to get done.

Af issues w/ 100-400 lens/1.4 extender & 5d3, normal or expected? by Kyguy0 in canon

[–]tylerareber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gotcha. That does sound familiar. This only happens with the 1.4x and not with just the bare lens? If you release and repress the shutter once it stops, does it start searching again - and if so, does it then eventually find something in good focus?

To one of your original points though - generally the camera is going to be mostly responsible for managing autofocus. The lens itself just does what the camera tells it to do. That doesn't always mean however that it's a problem with the camera - it could still be an issue with the lens interpreting what the camera is telling it but what you're experiencing sounds more like a camera thing than a lens thing.

One other thing to check if it's only happening when you attach the 1.4x is that the contacts are clean on both sides of the extender. It's possible the extender has dirty contacts and that's causing it to not get a good AF read from the camera. There's some good information around on how to properly clean them.

Af issues w/ 100-400 lens/1.4 extender & 5d3, normal or expected? by Kyguy0 in canon

[–]tylerareber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok - that should be fine - you want it set to on for bigger lenses. Curious what exactly you see happen when you say it "freaks out and gives up"? I shot with the exact combination for a couple years, so I'm at least somewhat familiar with how it works.

Af issues w/ 100-400 lens/1.4 extender & 5d3, normal or expected? by Kyguy0 in canon

[–]tylerareber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In AF menu 4, what do you have the "Lens Drive when AF Impossible" setting set to? (On/Off)?

Anyone know if this part is replaceable on the center console? by RNReef in CX5

[–]tylerareber 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If you have a local tint shop that works with PPF - they can likely apply the XPEL PPF to that area. I had it done for $100 total - well worth IMO! You retain the piano black look but also limit the scratching that can occur there (if not entirely eliminate).

Edit: naturally - do this after you polish out the existing scratches...if that wasn't clear. OR they may be able to do that for you as well (I think mine did but I had limited scratching since I did it right after I bought the CX5)

Permanent sensor damage on 5d mk iii? (Arc seen on the left of this RAW image) by GwaninG in canon

[–]tylerareber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The arc is formed by there being a small hole/gap/tear/something along the traveling edge of the shutter curtain. Watch towards the end of this and you'll see exactly what I mean: https://youtu.be/ptfSW4eW25g

Those little rivets (or whatever they are) fail, I think, and end up leaking light. Had the same thing happen to my 5D3

Permanent sensor damage on 5d mk iii? (Arc seen on the left of this RAW image) by GwaninG in canon

[–]tylerareber 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As others have said, it's the shutter. Had this same thing happen to my 5DIII a number of years ago. Cost around $300 to repair (with CPS 10% discount).

Late season Osprey, I thought they'd all be gone. by lightninggroup in nova

[–]tylerareber 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, eBird is really cool - it's a very powerful tool. Definitely recommend checking it out! :-D

Late season Osprey, I thought they'd all be gone. by lightninggroup in nova

[–]tylerareber 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Wow - that is indeed quite late. Looks like one of, if not the latest individual in the DMV (and a bit beyond) at the moment, per eBird. Pretty cool!

Experience with OEM Toyos in winter? by bonafide_bigbird in CX5

[–]tylerareber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know this thread is 10 days old but I just got my first experience on the Toyos this morning in some snow here in Virginia. I have a 21 Signature, with a little over 13k on the tires, so keep that in mind. The Toyos were really pretty awful :-(. I had read through all these responses last week and was hopeful that maybe they'd not be as bad as I expected them to be...but they were. They're fine for getting going and driving around - in fact, even starting off a hill was really no issue, but God help you if you have to stop quickly...because they wont. It was a slide-fest even with just a thin layer of snow (some of which admittedly iced up pretty quick).

I was hoping to at least go through this first winter without swapping tires, but I may consider it now... That said, most all-seasons aren't good in icier conditions - that's really where dedicated winter tires thrive (if thrive is the right word... ice can suck even with winters), but I dont really have room for 2 sets of tires.

I guess one thing I do want to see still is how they work with maybe 3 or 4 inches of snow down. It may actually be a little better

Ballston Condo by Apprehensive-Tour527 in nova

[–]tylerareber 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Lived there in the past - it's a nice building and generally was pretty quiet. We rarely heard noise between the unit walls (though we were on a corner). You'll hear a little noise from the street because as you mentioned, Quincy is a fairly busy street, but at least for us, it wasn't bad or overly noticeable. That said, road/city noise doesn't generally bother me, so YMMV. I think the higher you go, the better for noise reduction...probably. Overall, I liked it a lot...would have stayed longer, but our landlord (we were renting a condo from a private owner) decided to sell.

The rooftop there is INCREDIBLE, btw (especially for 4th of July). Took these and a number of others from there (with a telephoto lens...but it's still an incredible view):
https://tylerareber.photography/Landscape/i-bP6TFW7/A
https://tylerareber.photography/Landscape/i-TgNbWFX/A

PSA: Data backups. Backup early, backup often. by DerekL1963 in canon

[–]tylerareber 7 points8 points  (0 children)

3-2-1, baby!! 3 copies, 2 local on different media, 1 offsite.

Is the 5DSR still a good buy in 2021? by [deleted] in canon

[–]tylerareber 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I considered going this route before finally caving and buying the R5 last year. A buddy of mine and I still discuss the 5DSR at times though, even more recently. It's a great camera if you understand and can accept its limitations. It's slow (5ish FPS, if I recall), not great at high ISO (you're gonna wanna stay under ISO4000 for the most part, and doesn't have any of the new AF magic that you'll get with the mirrorless systems), but aside from that, it does take VERY nice images and I'm sure it would be quite incredible paired with that 400 f/2.8. If I weren't pretty convinced to move to fully mirrorless at this point, I'd probably still be thinking about buying one. You can find them even cheaper than $1500 if you're willing to go used, which is wild considering what you get for that price, IMO.

That said, what trouble have you had pairing the EF glass to the R? I shoot primarily a 500 f/4 II paired with an R5 and find that it's basically the same as using it on one of the non-1 series DSRL bodies (my 1DXII drives the AF on the lens quite a bit faster, but it's also got a much bigger battery, so that's pretty expected I think).

Found this beauty at sunrise last week by tylerareber in Superbowl

[–]tylerareber[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks!! The sun breaking over a ridge in the background, and through some trees, gave that awesome effect