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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7DMk II or the 1DMk IV
« on: August 31, 2014, 04:42:37 PM »
Thanks everybody for your input.  Lots to think about and some new ideas to consider.  Thank you for your time.

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Photography Technique / Re: Website launched!
« on: August 31, 2014, 12:20:17 AM »
Congratulations.  I set up my 5dMkIII the way you suggested for BIF, or at least I think I did.  Can't wait to try it tomorrow.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7DMk II or the 1DMk IV
« on: August 30, 2014, 07:40:56 PM »
Yeah, you'd think it had gone through all the reviews in the world after reading the various threads here.  It is well known that it is x and y with shades of P.  Amazing.  In this regard I was thinking more about the ability of the camera (1DMkIV) to drive the lens.  I've heard here that the 1DMkIV would beat the socks off the 7DMkII. What color the socks are we don't know yet but by the end of the day we might. ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 7DMk II or the 1DMk IV
« on: August 30, 2014, 06:53:24 PM »
I have the 5dMkIII with TC 1.4Mk III and 100-400mm, 4.5-5.6L

Thinking of getting the 7DMk II

or

the IDMkIV with 2x TCIII with 400 f5.6/USM

Objective: Best IQ at distance handheld for BIF.

Saw the discussion on the 300mm with TCs and was quite impressed with that combination.  Any comments or opinions would be appreciated. Now if handheld is a bad idea, then I can go with a monopod, or gimble or whatever. Hands on experience is a plus.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Bird in flight with 5dMarkIII vs. 7D
« on: August 28, 2014, 04:51:11 PM »
Great, I'll give these tips a shot.  Thanks.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Bird in flight with 5dMarkIII vs. 7D
« on: August 28, 2014, 03:36:15 PM »
Question for all you BIF fans.  When I was using my 7D with the 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, I was taking relatively great shots of the hawks that hang around in the canyon behind my house.  I sold that and got the 5dMk III and I have never been able, even with cropping, to get the same quality of sharpness.  I’m assuming it’s all technique but I’d like your opinions.   I typically hand held the 7D at 1/1250 in good light.  The hawks are usually gliding on the thermals and not fast.  The 5dIII is perfect for me otherwise.  The discussion about FF and crop bodies reminded me about this and why I’m bringing it up.  I just saw someone else with the same sort of query. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. 

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Hey Northstar, how do you like your gopro black 3 so far? 
I wanted one (3+) until I heard about the focusing issue and have decided to wait for the new one (assuming there is one). 

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Lenses / Re: Need a 600mm. Don't want to pay for one
« on: June 09, 2014, 03:32:54 PM »
Hi,
    For your reference, below are some of my lightroom screenshot (at 100% view) of birds I took using my Tamron @ 600mm F6.3. All are without processing (just open using lightroom and took the screenshot):

   Have a nice day.

Great Shots weixing.  So long does it take to get one of these?  Hmm... 

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Lenses / Re: Need a 600mm. Don't want to pay for one
« on: June 05, 2014, 09:09:31 PM »
Thanks for Posting Scott.  I also checked out your flickr page.  Nice work and appreciate your effort.

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Lenses / Re: Need a 600mm. Don't want to pay for one
« on: June 05, 2014, 05:13:43 PM »
Hmm... I'm really interested in this lens now that I have read all these replies.  I want to thank the op and everyone else for their comments.  Much to consider.  If anyone else has a 5dIII with this lens and can lead me to their shots I'd appreciate it.  Particularly for bif. 

Thanks.

All shot with the Tamron 150-600mm - in poor light as well.


Stellar shots.  Very nice.

Pretty in pink by Scott_McPhee, on Flickr

BA landing by Scott_McPhee, on Flickr

Into landing by Scott_McPhee, on Flickr

Glasgow Airport 2014 by Scott_McPhee, on Flickr

Glasgow Airport 2014 by Scott_McPhee, on Flickr

Glasgow Airport 2014 by Scott_McPhee, on Flickr

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Lenses / Re: Need a 600mm. Don't want to pay for one
« on: June 05, 2014, 04:05:38 PM »
Hmm... I'm really interested in this lens now that I have read all these replies.  I want to thank the op and everyone else for their comments.  Much to consider.  If anyone else has a 5dIII with this lens and can lead me to their shots I'd appreciate it.  Particularly for bif. 

Thanks.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Cuteness Overload
« on: May 07, 2014, 10:38:55 PM »
I was prepared to be skeptical but you nailed the cuteness.  Good job.

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Yup. Too bad it won't auto focus good enough to hit the broad side of a galaxy ;D

Must wait for the 85...


   

+1

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: March 22, 2014, 02:47:54 PM »
This is one of my three best friends, Mauser.

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Nicely done and greatly appreciated.  A lot of food for thought and some insight into the interrelated features of the camera and lens.

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