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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 7D MK II with EF 180 mm F/ 3.5 L MACRO
« on: November 24, 2014, 03:29:06 PM »
Dear friends.
Here are the photos of Flower's Details, from Thanksgiving Cactus Full bloom in my Solarium.
Yes, On the tripods and Press the shutter with self Timer too.
Yes, The more I use this 7D MK II, the more I love this Baby, special with Macro Lens = Super sharp, and can take the Photos of Angry/ Hungry Bees or Mad Yellow Jacket---Ha, Ha, Ha----Yes, I am Chicken Surapon
Enjoy.
Surapon

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / ISO TESTING, BY STUPID METHODS
« on: November 22, 2014, 04:04:28 PM »
Dear Friends.
 I am not high tech guy, and very minimum knowledge of camera technique.
Yes, This Afternoon, I just try to use the ISO, start from 100, up to  25,600 at my usual  bird shots = under the tree, in the day time.
Sorry, Too cold temperature, and No Birds around my home, I just use the model Bird = 6 inches tall,  150 feet distant from my camera, 7D MK II, EF 600 mm. L IS  with Canon 2X MK II, On heavy Tripods. ( Adjust Back Focus at - 7). One spot AF at the head of Bird, and  Spot meter.

Shoot with Self timmer.
Here are the Result. Ha, Ha, Ha---My old poor eyes only see the minor difference, Sorry
Surapon

No, No flash use on this album, No post Processing, just put the notes, and reduce the size.

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Dear Friends
Yes, These beautiful Thanksgiving Cactus in my Sun Room/ Solarium are full Bloom this morning. By Canon EOS 7D MK II, and Canon Lens EF 100 mm. F/ 2.8 L IS USM., Hand Held Shooting.
Enjoy.
Surapon

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Lenses / MY GAS. ILLNESS COME TO VISIT ME AGAIN.
« on: November 13, 2014, 02:05:26 PM »
Dear my teachers and  all of my dear friends.
Yes, I have my EF 100-400 L IS  for long, long time, Yes, I use  this lovely big baby for Birds Photography, and Bring  her on my trip around the world---But that before I get EF 600 mm.
Yes, Now I use 70-200 mm L IS  and EF 600 Mm to shoot birds 2-3 time per year.
Yes,  my old Baby EF 100-400 L IS, Pull and Push slide, sit in the Dry case/ storage past 2 years.
Sir,  Yes, When  the rumor of new and better EF 100-400 mm MK II will come this Dec.---My GAS. Illness start to ruin my Feeling again, BUT after I see the Chart Below---My, Low Tech Brain tell me that= Yes, The New Model is better at 400 mm---BUT for me that I not a birds/ Wild Life Photographer ( Who shoot long distant 2-3 time per year) and not worth it.
No, I never sell my old Photographic equipment before in my life, Just put the old/ un use in the equipment storage.
NOW, The question is =  Am I stupid enough ??? , If I  buy the new 100-400 mm , MK II ?---Or just make me a happy/ stupid man again.
Thank you, Sir/ Madam.
Surapon

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Technical Support / DIY. How to shoot the bird from the car.
« on: November 09, 2014, 01:27:29 PM »
Dear Friends.
I have a great friend, The PRO, Professional Bird Photographer, Who Shoot and sell his Birds Photographs to the Magazine/  the Calander Printing Company.
He teach me that, The wild birds afraid of human, But they use to and not afraid the people in the car.
He use the bean bag to put  on the car's glass window, But  so many times that the bean bag slip and fall down to the ground.

Yes, I have a cheap/ better Idea to use the  Water Pipe insulation to do this DIY.
Yes, It work great for me.
Enjoy.
Surapon

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / My Super Fresh New TOY, Canon 7D MK II
« on: November 07, 2014, 12:37:51 PM »
Dear Friends.
Yes, Sir, I just get  7D MK II  3 days ago, Very Proud Owner ( Old Body, but Young Heart---Ha, Ha, Ha ).
Sorry, I do not have time to do the test shots yet, Because Too busy in Business.
But, I will test this New Toy in this weekend.
Have a great weekend, Sir/ Madam.
Surapon

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Technical Support / Question about " FORMAT" of the memory cards.
« on: November 06, 2014, 03:39:20 PM »
Dear Teachers and Friends.
One question that I would like to know a bout Format the CF. Memory cards :
I have many Canon  Digital DSLR Cameras since 2000, start from 20D, 1DS,  7D, 5D MK II, EOS-M and now = 7D MK II----Can I just use 1 camera, Such as 5D MK II format my 25 + CF. Cards and use for all Cameras ?( Except 20D, Max. of Card = 8 GB.)
Well, Long time ago, I  Just separate  each camera to use their own CF Memory cards = Too much wasting time for me.
Thousand thanks, Sir/ Madam.
Surapon

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Technical Support / Do I Need $ 634 US Dollars Light meter ?
« on: October 15, 2014, 02:16:45 PM »
Dear Friends and Teachers.
I just  finish 1 st. Class of 10 Total class last nigjht , And The Name of The Class = " Creative Camera IV/ Photographic Lighting", Teach by the PRO, and Offer to me by our Local Technical Collage in my home county.
Yes !0 classes = 3 Hours per Class  = $ 95 Us Dollars.
I have a great first class last night, And great teacher , that I will learn a lot from this PRO.
My question to my dear teachers and my dear friends in CR. = Do I need Sekonic L-758  Light Meter = $ 634 US Dollars---That Require in my class( Yes, my new teacher tell us to buy Start from the cheapest $ 115  US Dollars and up to high end = $ 634 Us Dollars).
Well, My Hobby is shoot every thing in my sight---But Rearly shoot Studio Photos , In side my Studio Area in my home ( That I  already have most of the Require Studio Lighting that can create the great Photos)---
Now, The Question is =Do I need the High cost one---Just for this Class, and I might not use it again . because I do not like to shoot real studio photos?

Thank you Sir/ Madam.
Surapon

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Photography Technique / My wedding photography job.
« on: October 13, 2014, 01:31:37 PM »
Yes, Dear Teachers and dear Friends.
Most of time, When  I do the Wedding Photography , If I can not have the 2 ND. Photographer, or No Light Men.
Yes, I must be the ARMY IN ONE, and try to do my best job. BUT the most important Idea = I never Leave my expensive gear/ Cameras/ Lenses behind, and They will be gone, when I come back---Ha, Ha, Ha.
The Minimum Equipment  on my shoulder and my Belly belt = 35-40 pounds = or 15-18 Kilos.
1) Canon 5D MK II with  EF 24-70 mm L F/ 2.8--For Normal Shooting= On my Neck, With Flash
2) Canon 7D with EF 70-200 MM L IS F/ 2.8, for long range target.= On my Right side, With Flash
3) Canon 1DS  with EF 85 MM F/ 1.2 L MK II, for Portrait Photos.= On my left side. No flash.
4) Canon EOS-M w EF 135 MM F/ 2.0 L , in my belly bag
5) 2- Neewer PB 3000 II, Flash power box , External Battery for 3000-3500 Flash shots.= mounted on my chest.
6) 12 AA - Eneloops Batteries in  3 Flashes.
7) Monopod / Mogopod MK III with MOGOPOD Tripod leg-Add On ( Chicken feet)= for Long range shooting or Use as External Light/ Flash Stand for Side Light.
8 ) Photix ODIN  TTL Flash Trigger for Canon, With 4 Receivers.

9)  Graslon 4100F on my main flash, as the flash  diffuser
10) Two Umbrellas (1 = for Flash Light Filter, and 1 for the flash reflector)  and two Stands.= This Items on my spot at dinner table---No one steal these cheap Umbrellars---Ha, Ha, Ha.

Yes, My Job start at 2:00PM , to shoot tyhe bride and groom dressing, At 4:00PM the Ceremony star, Dinner at 7:00PM and finish my job at 11:00PM

Yes, I shoot about 1400 Photos.
Enjoy.
Surapon

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Third Party Manufacturers / My new toy, Best of monopod in my Idea.
« on: September 29, 2014, 01:41:00 PM »
Dear Friends.
For long time that I am looking for the Great Monopod which can stand alone for muti-function usage. Yes, I have 6 Monopods  already, From the Tiny one and up to the Biggest one that can carry my 1DS with EF 600 MM.
Yesterday , I went to peek around my friend's Local Camera store, And At that time, The Sale man from the company, Mogopod, CO. come to sell/ Stock of his Brand name Monopod = MOGOPOD", And I listen to his sale pitch, And Fell in love with this MOGOPOD= American design, Made in China.---Yes, Regular price Mogopod + Tri Feet( MK III )=$ 200 US Dollars----I get the introduction price $ 160 US Dollars---Yes, I buy one -----May be stupid hot head Surapon.
Yes, After that in yesterday afternoon, I just try with all of my Lens---BUT This Mogopod is design for carry the max. load = 11 pounds only( 5 KILOGRAMS)---Not Good for 12.5 Pounds of EF 600 MM + 3 Pounds of Canon 1DS.----BUT, In the future, I will drill tiny holes and put the tiny nail to stop the slide action of this monopod , and can increase to 20 pounds carry dead load for my 600 mm. Lens.
Yes, This Mogopod can use as extension for shoot the photo 5 feet above my head too.
YES, The EXTENSION ACTION, This Company Copy from 'SHUR-LINE' Painter's pole( $ 15 US Dollars ) that sell by home depot or Lowes----Ha, Ha, Ha.
Here is the Link=

http://mogopod.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Mogopod-Monopod-Height-11lbs-Capacity/dp/B00H1CR166



Enjoy.
Surapon

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Photography Technique / Finding the right POSE for attractive Photos ( ???)
« on: September 27, 2014, 10:07:04 AM »
Dear my Teachers and Friends.
 Yes, Next 4 Months, Some of my clients hire me to do the Wedding photography for their children. Yes , I use to do / To help/ Volunteer= my friends's Children Wedding 2-3 times per year in past 15 years---But That I just do my best, with out any technique of the PRO, that I do not know.
Now , It is time for Great Hobby + Money too= The Fee of Wedding Photography , that I can use for buying the new equipment and use for tax Shelter too---Ha, Ha, Ha.

The Questions for all of my dear teachers and my dear friends are " How? and what to tell the model/ Clients to do  the right POSE for  attractive Photos ?"
Yesterday, I find some article in the local newspaper, and post in this Question too.

Thousand thanks, that I have learn from you, in every time that I come to see all the posts in this GREAT CR. Posts.
Have a great weekend, Sir/ Madam.
Surapon

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Theater, Concert and Event / My first Ballet photography in my life.
« on: September 25, 2014, 09:40:56 AM »
Dear Friends.
I am very lucky to get the Learning from the " PRO " to shoot the real live action of the Local Ballet in the big theater. Yes, The first time in my life.
Yes, Two  big Tripods and two Cameras,  Canon 5D MK II with Canon EF 135 MM. F/ 2.0   L . and 7D , with EF 70-200 mm F/ 2.8  L IS.
For 1.5 Hours  , sit on the seat at the back row in the dark theater with two camera on the tripods  left and right side of my chest, I shoot both camera  about 2,000+ photos.
Here are some of the Photos.
Enjoy
Surapon

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Lighting / Thanks to CPS. I am Salute you.
« on: September 25, 2014, 08:30:58 AM »
Dear Friends.
I must tell all of my friends who do not be a member of CPS yet = I love CPS, and be CPS Members so many years ago, start from Free  Member, to 3 years ago = Gold level Member that pay $ 100 US Dollars for annual membership fee. Yes, It worth  in every penny of the money that I spend, Similar to have a car insurance.
Yes, It worth of the Great Member of Person who own Canon Photography Product.
5-6 years ago, After use Canon 1DS for 250,000 Shots, The Shutter system Fail ,  Canon CPS  Fixed her for Me( By replace the whole new shutter and shutter control systems) , And Plus Cleaned and Adjust Inside -Out,( Only $ 450 US Dollars ) And this Old baby still with me in Service since then.
Last week, my Canon 580 EX MK II since I bough  2011, and use every another day, with my 580 EX, 550 EX---And More, Start to  not give enough Flash light after 2-4 shot = Under exposure,
After I think, I might retire her, But  When I check  Amazon Cost of New 580 EX II = above 500 US Dollars---http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Speedlite-580EX-Digital-Cameras/dp/B000NP3DJW

I have second though , to send to CPS and let them Fixed--- Yes After I send  CPS , in the morning of 9/22/2014, And I get her/ 580 EX MK II back this morning ( Replace the Light/ New Head = $ 135 US Dollars, Yes, I  use this flash  up to the life of flash---Ha, Ha, Ha ) = 4 days, and work like new one.
Thanks, Dear Great CPS.---I am salute you.
Have a great week end, Sir/ Madam.
Surapon.
PS.  After use Canon Photography Product for 48 years since Canon FT-QL  35 MM Film Camera, I just  have to do 2 times  repaire and replace the canon systens,include this time,  because over use the equipment---Ha, Ha, Ha.

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Reviews / Photokina 2014, At Canon Hall
« on: September 18, 2014, 02:52:06 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8SefzAyhIg

Sorry, In Thai Language, From my  friend Thai Professional Photographer, Mr. Prasit Chansareekorn., who go to see this Exposition..

Enjoy.
Surapon

For Nikon Hall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VEhenfDHsA

For Canon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nv5j3SNaCA

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