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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: What's wrong, little girl?
« on: December 21, 2014, 05:24:16 PM »
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Nice one, climber! I can see the face.

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: December 21, 2014, 05:21:56 PM »
Various

That first one (1290) has good colours; I like it a lot.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 100mm L Macro
« on: December 21, 2014, 12:32:33 AM »

... I like the lens except the slow af.  So could this be a good multi purpose lens (for portrait and a little bit of action photography). My non L AF was slow? Is this one better?
Congratulations to the new 100!
I would say that the focusing speed of the 100/2.8L is really fast, especially if you narrow it down so it won't have to hunt around all the way from 30cm to infinity. I don't use mine as often as it deserves, but I still love all and everything about it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Ron Martinsen Blasts the 7DII in his review
« on: December 20, 2014, 03:07:06 PM »
Myself, before the post was removed:
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Hmmm, so he's at Microsoft? *spits in all compass directions and drags a black cat under a ladder (all at high ISO, and with no NR applied, for good measures)*  :P

It's ok to tell me through a PM or similar, when a post is removed. I fail to see why/how this would violate anything. Sure, it's not exactly adding facts, but my way of trying to give a short (witty) comment.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Ron Martinsen Blasts the 7DII in his review
« on: December 19, 2014, 07:31:21 PM »
I would be reasonably happy with a 7D Mark II. Ron M seems to have other sorts of expectations from it, and thus he gets disappointed. Being used to shoot with FF bodies it's understandable to notice where a APS-C comes short in the IQ department.

Thanks for finding his blog, papa-razzi, it was one I hadn't read before.

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Lenses / Re: Quick Comparison: Canon's new 400mm Options
« on: December 19, 2014, 06:12:15 PM »
I must admit I've been a tad sceptic to the DO design and what it might deliver, but this new one have me salivating...
Too bad the price right now is too high on this side of the pond. (I could almost buy a round-trip flight over to NY and get it cheaper than here.)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 19, 2014, 04:59:46 PM »
Throwing one of my own Tits into the mix, so to speak...


Marsh Tit - Parus palustris.
1/1000s, f/5.6 @ ISO 500 on the 400/5.6L

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Cuban Trogon
« on: December 19, 2014, 04:41:27 PM »
Wow, Glenn!
I've never seen any bird similar to that. Impressive.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 19, 2014, 04:39:33 PM »
Here is one more from my weekend´s walk. At this time the light started to fade, so I had the 1.4xIII removed and shot at 1/500s, f4.0 and ISO4000 (still 7DII and 600 f4L IS II)

If you have not photographed small birds before, I suggest you give it a go. They are SMALL as in TINY. And they don´t sit still. First you have to spot them, then you have to find them in the view finder, with the lens totally off focus, then you have to focus and compose and push the shutter release and you have about 2 seconds to do all that before the bird is on the next branch. This is not recreation, this is stress  :-X

Lovely shot of the Great Tit (Talgoxe, Kjötmeis), Eldar!
I know what you're going through with these small fluffy friends. And you have an even narrower fov with the 600mm than I have with the 400mm. The first shot is almost easier to get than after any branch jumping. I routinely try to re-adjust my focusing distance on the lens before I lift it for the first shot - mostly keeps me in the right neighbourhood, and saves a few ms in acquiring full focus on the bird.
They're doing what they are expected to do, so, at best, I find them annoying, but never stress inducing.

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Portrait / Re: Low Key Portraits- share your low key photos here
« on: December 18, 2014, 11:58:16 PM »
All of these photos are beautiful, pdirestajr!
The first ones are more soothing, and serene. But, to me, the last three are true winners; the mother to be is goofing around a bit and that gives it another dimension.

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Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: December 18, 2014, 10:53:58 PM »
A remote lake near the crest of the Alaska Range. We named it for a Black Wolf observed on the opposite shore.

Pan of three photos, makes a brilliant 12" x 36" print.

Nice one, TomF!
I can imagine it covering a good part of a wall. I like the plane down left and what it adds to the photo. It's a dark part of the picture so could have been a smudge lighter - but it could just be my imagination of what would make it pop even more.

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Technical Support / Re: Question about 50D known issues or recalls.
« on: December 17, 2014, 09:14:32 PM »
Hi Folks.
A friend of mind has just picked up a 50D, it has a short warranty and about 8500 shutter actuations, any known issues with this body, recalls etc. He would like to know what to look for before the warranty runs out.
On the subject of recalls, do Canon cover older models, out of production and warranty, will they cover a recall on second hand gear or only for the original owner? 

Cheers, Graham..

Personally, I must say that mine works fine (it even sounds better than my 7D - a softer shutter sound) and I can't remember any hiccups. So with that few actuations on the shutter, it should work like a charm.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Red squirrels
« on: December 17, 2014, 09:04:43 PM »
those are really nice shots, the red squirrels we have here in the u.s. don't have those comical ears. they look more annoyed than suprised but they are still entertaining to shoot.

I had this (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=12203.msg262313#msg262313) posted last year. I was also guessing about the long tufts then in March, but in discussing it we came to the conclusion that it's part of the winter coat.

From the linked thread:

... a Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)

The American red squirrel is a different genus and species: Tamiasciurus hudsonicus.  I haven't seen ear tufts like that here, in any season.

*nods* Indeed so. From the looks of it Mario and I have the same variant in Belgium and here in Sweden. Met a couple from New York who were here in August, and they wondered why I was so interested in the squirrels here. To them they were more of a "pest", and I think that goes for both the grey and the red squirrels. Ours (the red squirrel) have a slightly better reputation and behaviour, and it wins the sexy ear tuft award any winter.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Red squirrels
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:36:00 PM »
those are really nice shots, the red squirrels we have here in the u.s. don't have those comical ears. they look more annoyed than suprised but they are still entertaining to shoot.

I had this (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=12203.msg262313#msg262313) posted last year. I was also guessing about the long tufts then in March, but in discussing it we came to the conclusion that it's part of the winter coat.

Quick edit:
 @candc: The annoyed part have to be a global phenomena - a natural state of squirrels.
 @Neuro: That's a mouthful and then some.
 @both of you: Great shots!

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Btw: Rusty, did you manage to record your serial numbers on Lenstag before this occurred? (https://www.lenstag.com)
I have some of my gears serial numbers listed there; if I wasn't so damn lazy I would even had them verified so that they would be useful if the fit hit the shan...

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