For Sale – Canon EOS 5D Mark II Full Frame DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Full Frame DSLR Camera (Body Only)


Camera is in great condition and was recently cleaned and checked by Canon Professional Services. Was never used for Long Exposure photography and current shutter count is 33326. Original box with all manuals, software, cables, charger, battery and original, unused strap.

Price : $1,198.00

If Interested email: 

FYI: It is currently listed on Amazon which has been moving about 5-10 of these every couple of  days so if you are interested don’t delay!


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Photography by Steve daPonte

What’s your creative vision?

Vision takes form as multiple sensations that can be manifested in the reality of here and now or in an imagined place. A concept or idea that has yet to be brought into existence by a brief or sustained burst of creative energy contained within all of us. So hard-fought and time intensive it seems to enter this place of creative vision with all that confronts us in our everyday lives.

The reality is the biggest obstacle to creativity is our own inner critic that beats us over the head with doubt, shame and basic negative trash. You drive the creative bus and whatever stops you choose along the way and whom ever you choose to come along for the ride is ultimately your choice. By that same logic start kicking off your riders that have been riding for far too long. You know who they are…

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May Club Meeting





We will be discussing how and when and why to use prime lenses (non zoom, single focal length lenses) and macro and close up photography. We will bring some of our prime and macro lenses, close up filters, extension tubes and table top tripods, etc.

PLEASE—bring your cameras  and any lenses you want us to answer questions about.  

Also, feel free to help out our refreshment committee by bringing in a few snacks or goodies to share. We will be talking about this at the meeting.

This should be fun and instructional—-See you on the 17th—–Jerry

A Photography Book Review By Jerry Mendelsberg

The book is

The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-Up Photography 1st Edition

The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-Up Photography 1st Edition

by  Cyrill Harnischmacher

Here is Jerry’s Review

The first thing I noticed when I received this book was how nicely it was put together. The binding seemed strong, the front and back covers have extension flaps which can be used as book marks, the pages were silky smooth and the printing was clear. Then I started to look through it, reading random parts and looking at the pictures. Right away I was a happy camper.
The various topics are clearly marked. The pictures are simply fantastic. They are large, clear, sharp, and well explained as to equipment and technique used and relevance to the accompanying text. Now for the subject matter. Actually this book covers and explains a lot more than just macro and close up photography. It does start off in that area. There is an excellent discussion of equipment needed. There is a fairly in depth analysis of lenses, reversing rings, lighting , other gizmos and gadgets needed etc. One of the things I had not used in a long time were close up filters. I got an old one out and was happily surprised by the results. The discussion of filters, lenses, tripods, remotes, shooting techniques, etc is relevant to all areas of photography.
I personally am not interested in and do not do studio photography at all, but did read the sections on those areas, and found them interesting. Maybe someday I’ll try some of the ideas. The chapters on special techniques ( HDR, focus stacking, panoramas, etc). are very informative, easy to follow, well illustrated and certainly relevant to many aspects of the photography world. The will be useful to all levels of photographers in many common experiences.
The rest of this book is equally interesting. There is so much more to it. For instance the part about shooting at a zoo or botanical garden discusses a lot of the issues we face when we go to those places.For beginners the discussion is a good introduction and for advanced shooters it is a good review.
There is a lot more to this book than the title implies. It would be a welcome addition to the library of any photographer. It is well worth the price.