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Lenses / Re: Do you wish your 70-200L were black?
« on: May 23, 2013, 08:09:10 AM »
I love the fact that my 70-200ii is a giant hunk of white medal. Similar to what iSy said earlier, it tends to set the paid photographer apart from the others

I agree, but sometimes that can be a bad thing if you're NOT a paid photographer and you're trying to sneak your kit in somewhere.

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Has anyone ever tried to see how many extenders (of any different makes) can be stacked on and still have a picture (of any quality) taken?

Am I the only person strange enough to be thinking about this?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
« on: April 21, 2013, 04:04:25 AM »
I have noticed quite significant performance improvements going from 4.1 to 4.5 so I wonder if this is going to be a big step up or just another tweak.

And still no Ken Burns effect on the slideshow I assume?

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Three of my favourites:

Wadi Rum in Jordan on a 400D:


The Victory over America Palace in Baghdad, Iraq (also on a 400D):


And the Swiss / Italian border in the Alps. This one was taken with just a Canon Powershot SD 1000:


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Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: February 26, 2013, 02:19:23 PM »
My nephew, on the old 400D

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Lenses / Re: first trip to England any recommendations ?
« on: February 24, 2013, 02:09:38 PM »
I recommend the Findus lasagne and Tesco beefburgers, particularly as you can pick them up at very low cost of late.

Go to London. That's where's everything happens. Book a trip up The Shard in advance.

And I was born in England, grew up in England, live in central London and speak perfect BBC / RP English. That makes me British, if not European.

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Lenses / Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« on: August 14, 2012, 10:47:43 AM »
Wow a lot of people are shooting with lenses that don't even exist!

Who are you to tell me I can't have my 8-1200 f1.2 L IS IV?

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Canon General / Re: Taking DSLRs into olympic venues
« on: August 07, 2012, 06:26:43 AM »
I am just an ordinary member of the public who has been lucky enough to go to a lot of events in a variety of venues.

I started off by taking my 5D3 and 70-200 2.8 L II plus a 2x III converter in an anonymous camcorder bag.

I have been to the Olympic Park (stadium, basketball arena and aquatics centre), Earl's Court, ExCeL and the North Greenwich / O2 arena.

In all but the O2 there were no problems at all. In fact it's so relaxed at the park I've now started taking the kit above plus a load of primes and other lenses in a rucksack. At the O2 they were a bit funny, but I have a print out of the restricted items list, so I showed them that and they apologised.

I have a number of friends with similar kit and they have not had or heard any reports of anyone having any trouble.

Ultimately nobody seems to care. Not the volunteers, not the military, not the security. It's all just an incredibly friendly atmosphere.

I was at the athletics stadium on Saturday night and there must have been five Canons with L zoom lenses in my section, in the same row! I think there were even three next to one another. It felt like I was in the official photographers' section.

Having said all of this, I hear Wembley are different, but I don't know anyone who has been. I'm off there for the final of the football so might have a rethink for that particular venue.

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Sports / Re: 2012 London Olympics
« on: August 02, 2012, 02:29:37 PM »
So far I've attended events at the Aquatic Centre, Water Polo Arena and the Basketball Arena inside the Olympic Park, plus Earl's Court and The North Greenwich Arena (O2).

I have taken a 5D mkIII, 70-200 2.8 L II and a 2x extender III and I have not had anything remotely approaching a problem anywhere, with the exception of the O2 where one of the volunteers said there was a limit of 15 cm and so I showed him a printout of the restrictions and he apologised. I sense even without that he would have let me in.

All very friendly, all very relaxed. Will post examples once I've gone through the 64GB (count them!) of images.
Out of interest what are the restrictions for mere mortals that don't have press passes?

Sadly I don't have a press pass. I'm just a swimming fan and a normal member of the public.

But, as mentioned by one of the other posters, the restrictions are here:
http://www.london2012.com/mm/Document/Documents/General/01/25/44/06/Prohibitedandrestricteditemslists_Neutral.pdf

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Sports / Re: 2012 London Olympics
« on: August 01, 2012, 08:39:24 AM »
So far I've attended events at the Aquatic Centre, Water Polo Arena and the Basketball Arena inside the Olympic Park, plus Earl's Court and The North Greenwich Arena (O2).

I have taken a 5D mkIII, 70-200 2.8 L II and a 2x extender III and I have not had anything remotely approaching a problem anywhere, with the exception of the O2 where one of the volunteers said there was a limit of 15 cm and so I showed him a printout of the restrictions and he apologised. I sense even without that he would have let me in.

All very friendly, all very relaxed. Will post examples once I've gone through the 64GB (count them!) of images.

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Sports / 2012 London Olympics
« on: July 24, 2012, 06:42:27 AM »
This may not be for everyone, but they start on Friday and I'm going, so I can guarantee at least one person will be posting in here.

I was so upset about not getting any swimming tickets I went out and bought a 5D MkIII and a 70-200 2.8 L II lens, so my future posts will be using that.

But before the excitement starts I thought you might like these pictures of the London Aquatic Centre taken with my old 400D.









Full set is here: http://www.wobblyblock.com/london-aquatic-centre-olympics-2012

(I subsequently managed to get some swimming tickets so am now effectively bankrupt)

Boxing, volleyball, basketball, tae kwon do, football, water polo, swimming and athletics to follow.

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I took these at Court 1 at Wimbledon last week from a LONG way away. 5D mkIII, 70-200 L IS II and a 2X extender. (Plus a lot of cropping)

Naturally as it was the British summer there was a great deal of variation in lighting and conditions.

Next up the Olympics!


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I have been lurking as a guest on this forum for some time, but the greatness of this thread has convinced me to sign up.

The first two of these were taken on my ancient 400d with (I think) a kit lens. The third was taken on a Powershot 1000. Now I have a 5D3, but seem travel to fun places less frequently.

(Here's hoping the attachments work!)

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