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Hi all,

thanks for all the advice... given my timeframe, i will probably stick on my blackrapid and hold it steady with my hand...  :) i'l let you know how it pans out!

John

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Hi all,

Thanks for the advice, i'm going to be playing around with options! :)

Wish me luck, and if you never heard from me again, i was mauled by a tiger/bear/leopard/elephant/dhole/.....

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I'm going to give the strap a whirl tonight, but otherwise, i was going to make an ad hoc rig so i can attach it to my back-pack straps...  you know, spread the weight! :)  Lets see! :)

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Software & Accessories / How to carry a big lens, and have quick access!
« on: February 25, 2015, 12:43:24 AM »
Hi all.

I have a rare opportunity to trek in the restricted region of a tiger reserve in India. It is just a 1 day permit as part of a scientific expedition. I have a 500 f/4 IS II, and usually carry it in my bag (camera detached) until needed.  This is obviously no ideal, as the time to take my bag off of my bag, attach the camera and shoot will most likely be too late! Saying that, just carrying it in my hand i can foresee some fatigue issues. I have not trekked with it before!

I was thinking of just putting it on my BR strap, but that is going to be cumbersome too?

how do you guys lug around your big lenses in these situations? Any tips or advice?


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EOS Bodies / Re: Possible Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec Talk [CR2]
« on: February 24, 2015, 12:49:44 AM »
My thoughts:

Looks great to me, a slimmed down 1DX...  fantastic! As for the 18mp sensor...  i think this is just the 1dX sensor, and i would guess it would change for the retail...  I think it will stick around the 20-23MP range with increased ISo and DR.

This looks perfect for me! :) The 5Ds for high MP, the 5Dx for the general and a 5Dc for the more video orientated!

This is all very exciting....  :D  Fingers crossed that this prototype is not too far off the mark!

Price wise, i think it will be the same as the 5Ds/sr cameras. ~3600 USD.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Who is going to buy the new 5Ds's?
« on: February 05, 2015, 10:14:32 AM »
Interestingly it is a close 50:50 split...  well, i guess cannon know what they are doing! This way 50% are happy with this line, and lets hope the rest of us will be happy with the 5D IV line?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Who is going to buy the new 5Ds's?
« on: February 04, 2015, 08:06:54 AM »
Just to clarify, this is to see if people think the idea of if would be interesting for themselves...  :)

Price, performance etc...  are all factors in whether or not you would actually buy it...  but from what you know, could you imagine buying it...  :)

Thanks for all the replies...  :)

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EOS Bodies / Who is going to buy the new 5Ds's?
« on: February 04, 2015, 04:33:44 AM »
I'm asking because i've been discussing this with my friends, and none of them are interested in the new line of 5D's... perhaps i'm just hanging around a skewed audience, so just curious...  how many people are considering it?

For me, it does not seem to appeal...  being a general all-found user, I have always like the balance of features in the 5DIII. 50mp does not add much for me, and the loss of FPS will hit me for wildlife as well as reduced native ISO.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Where is the EOS 5D Mark IV? [CR2]
« on: February 02, 2015, 04:06:48 AM »
Now this appeals to me more than the 'S' series!

Lets get it out asap please canon! :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 08:12:52 AM »
Ok...  not quite sold...  if it has nice low light capabilities, at least marginally better than the 5DIII, then i'm sold! :P
Seems unlikely, given the ISO 6400 rating...

come on 5D MK IV then! ::)
Sept?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 08:02:47 AM »
Ok...  not quite sold...  if it has nice low light capabilities, at least marginally better than the 5DIII, then i'm sold! :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 08:00:35 AM »
Hmmmm...  5 fps...  I do a lot of wildlife as well as everything else...  5fps is not quite there....  6 is ok...


You should expect to be able to shot 30 mpix @8 fps and 20 mpix @ 10 fps using the crop modes. This is what they are made for.

SOLD! :D hmmmm  better start sweet talking my wife! :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 05:08:01 AM »
Hmmmm...  5 fps...  I do a lot of wildlife as well as everything else...  5fps is not quite there....  6 is ok...

Lets see what it is like and the reviews! It is not as though i gun it all that much anyway! :P

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Photographs taken in my yard
« on: January 27, 2015, 05:44:18 AM »
Great opportunity for the cat...  :) Also love the converted buggy....  :)

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Lenses / Re: I'm conflicted please help
« on: January 27, 2015, 02:08:14 AM »
Looking at the 500 mkii with the 1.4x or the 300 mkii with both mkiii converters.

I like the versatility of the 300 as a 300, 420, or 600 but prefer the reach of the 500 (or paired 700).

I shot an mki 500 in Africa for 4 days and loved it. I can't imagine I would dislike the 500 mkii but I'm concerned the 300 f2.8 would be a nice option.

I have a 70d, 6d and 100-400 mki and tamron 70-200 f2.8 already. I primarily shoot wildlife. The 100-400 never is enough for birds which is why I was looking at the 500

I was in the exact position about 9 months ago....  long story short, i went for 500L, and I DO NOT REGRET IT! If you want length, get that...  Sure, i wish i had the 300 as well, but I would not exchange! :)

If you're unsure...  rent both and see. :)

Either way, enjoy! :)

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