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Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: August 19, 2014, 10:05:20 AM »
Thanks.  During that entire trip I was one with the shutter button.  I think there was a higher being a work at times with some of the shots that I got. 

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Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: August 19, 2014, 08:02:31 AM »
Alaska - 2013

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Software & Accessories / Re: Aluminum vs. Carbon Fiber?
« on: August 14, 2014, 09:32:13 PM »
The only thing that sits in the closet is me.  Just kidding.  I'm not gay.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Aluminum vs. Carbon Fiber?
« on: August 14, 2014, 04:09:42 PM »
Thanks.  I'd only care about vibration reduction, but maybe there isn't really any vibration anyway (although I'm sure to do some long exposures once in awhile).

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Software & Accessories / Aluminum vs. Carbon Fiber?
« on: August 14, 2014, 03:36:46 PM »
     Leaning towards one of the MeFoto tripods for general photography/no video.  If I use a cable release and shutter lock and don't care about the weight would aluminum maybe be a "better" choice?  The only advantage that I'd prefer carbon fiber for would be vibration reduction, but is that an actual advantage if the technique is at the highest levels of photographic excellence?
     Thanks.

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Landscape / Re: LIGHTNING PHOTOS
« on: August 12, 2014, 10:23:28 AM »
South Carolina (near Charleston):

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EOS-M / Re: Using Polarizers with EOS-M
« on: August 11, 2014, 09:32:20 PM »
     I just do my best and generally get good results.  Not nearly as perfect everytime as through a viewfinder, but you win some/lose some.  The overall, however, is a win.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 06, 2014, 11:23:54 AM »
 :-*

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: August 05, 2014, 03:23:33 PM »
Wow!!!  For sunsets do you tend to use Spot Metering with the sun out of the frame and then reframe?
Thanks and I'm not worthy.

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: August 05, 2014, 12:13:15 PM »
The Garden of Reflection:

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Lenses / Re: Thoughts on 70-200 f/4 vs 70-300 vs 100-400?
« on: August 04, 2014, 10:49:35 AM »
I think that, all things considered, the 70-300 might be the winner and then maybe, in the name of GAS, a 400mm prime for the next Alaskan trip (which won't be for awhile).
Thanks for all the insight and more is very welcome.

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Lenses / Re: Thoughts on 70-200 f/4 vs 70-300 vs 100-400?
« on: August 03, 2014, 08:52:52 AM »
Thanks very much.  Might wait just to see, but the do-it-all size of the 70-300 plus the 67mm threads (matching my 10-18 and 35 2.0 IS) make it the likely winner.  Might order today so that it and the superzoom will cross in the mail and timing its arrival while my wife is at work.

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Lenses / Thoughts on 70-200 f/4 vs 70-300 vs 100-400?
« on: August 02, 2014, 11:20:22 PM »
Just tried a new superzoom on a vacation last week to a lot of "blah".  Rented a 100-400 last Summer which was AWESOME.
I have a 70D with indoor sports telephoto needs met with a 100 2.0 and 200 2.8II.
So I'm looking for that one special telephoto zoom for outdoor sports/activities, travel, etc. and am slightly leaning towards the 70-300L.  400mm would be useful at times, but 70-100 might be attractive and the rest up to 300 probably good-to-go 95+% of the time.
70-200 is likely enough most of the time so I'm willing to make a "focal-length" sacrifice for the most image quality possible.
Is there one of the above that really shines above the rest in image quality?  Of course, there's the upcoming 100-400 which is somewhat of an unknown and the 70-200 4.0 non-IS maybe the bargain of the bunch. 
Thanks for any direction even though this has been discussed a lot.  The latest thoughts can't hurt, though, I guess.
Much appreciated.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Bag for EX430ll?
« on: August 01, 2014, 06:23:56 PM »
Tamrac MX5383 M.A.S. Flash Accessory Pocket

That one doesn't have a strap included but a velcro-release belt strap in the back. Fits the 430EX II with Sto-fen perfectly with no wasted space, batteries/business cards/other stuff in front.
Thanks. That one looks pretty good too. Tough call.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Bag for EX430ll?
« on: August 01, 2014, 04:57:35 PM »
Lowepro Quick Flex Pouch 55 AW.
That's absolutely perfect. Thank you. Ordering tomorrow after returning from the big Aruba trip. Little bit of a "photo" fail, but might have got a few good ones by accident.

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