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Third Party Manufacturers / ENELOOP ????
« on: December 18, 2014, 12:21:33 PM »
Dear teachers and dear friends.
Yes, After I open the great link " Panasonic/ Eneloop" from Our friend  Mr. Velo Steve, and the question are come to my low brain.
The question , Sir/ Madam :
Eneloop = Long time ago  made by Sanyo ( Until ??), Now Made by Panasinic, which made 3 level of Eneloop.
1) Eneloop ( Standard) = 1,.2 V., 2000 mAh = 2100 Life Cycle.
2) Eneloop Lite  = 1.2 V., 1000 mAh, 3000 Life Cycles.
3) Eneveloop PRO,  = 1.2V., 2550 mAh., = Only 500 Life Cycle.

Yes I have Sanyo/ Eneloop 36 AA. for 7-8  years and love them, use them ( Rotate Them) with out fail, But These Sanyo Eneloop = 1900 mAh---After 7-8 Years usage = That might be the end of Life Soon, Although I Check in after recharge battery complete = 1.5 V. (by slow charger unit).
Now The question are, After the great ones die, Which Kind/ Level of New Eneloop that I should buy ?
The Standard, Lite or PRO Type  of Eneloop ??
= For my dear 4 Canon Flashes 550 EX, 580 EX, 580 EX II and 430 EX II+ 3 youngnuo yn565exii

Thanks you, Sir/ Madam

Dear Friends.
Here is the link for the " Understanding of COPYRIGHT Law" from CPN.
UK Laws, Similar to US Laws some ways.

Have a great weekend.
PS. The Attachement that I USE ALL THE TIMES PAST10 YEARS-Enjoy.

Lenses / Question Sir/ Madam.
« on: December 10, 2014, 01:21:58 PM »
Just one question to my dear teachers and dear friends.
Why canon Company not just Do EF 24 MM F/ 2.8 STM Pancake  for Canon Full Frame Cameras( Similar to EF 40 mm F/ 2.8 STM, Pancake)---BUT why they just do EF-S 24 MM and sell us now ?
No, It not make sense to me, EF Lens can use all Canon EOS Camera bodies and Canon can sell more of this EF Lenses, BUT Only EF-S can use with Small Sensor EOS Cameras only.
Yes, I will buy EF-S 24 mm Pancake Lens and use with  Canon extention tube with my 1DS, and 5D MK II.
Thanks you, Sir/Surapon

« on: December 06, 2014, 03:23:25 PM »
Dear Friends.
I  try to not spend the big money for Canon Flash ring light =$ 650 US Dollars for Canon MT 24EX Ring Light/Macro Flash.
Yes, One day after go to Advance Auto Parts store and see Chinese made LED pocket flash light = $ 2.50  US Dollars, Yes, I buy 6 of them for $ 16 US Dollars, and try to create the LED Ring/ Flash Lights.
Here is my DIY , and so bright for 6-8 feet Portrait Photos too, Not only Macro Photos which I can turn on just 1 flashlight to 6 Flash Lights.
Yes, Sir/ Madam = It work for me.
Have Fun.

« on: December 06, 2014, 10:27:00 AM »
Dear Teachers and Friends.
Yes, I have so many NIMH AA Batteries by Sanyo Eneloop ( 40 of them) about 6-7 years for all my flashes, and never fail + super happy man, and rotate for use  and recharge all the times.
The Big question that I want to ask  = How  long( Minutes) that I must leave the Batteries in the charger, after It complete Charge Light Come on ( Green Lights)= To get 100% charge ?

Past 6-7 years, I  let it continue charging for 30 more minutes, after the green light on = Wrong method ??

Thanks you Sir/ Madam.
Have a great weekend.

« on: December 02, 2014, 02:14:46 PM »
Dear Friends.
Yes, I love Harley-Davidson Motor Bike, and Love their sound, But Never have one before.
Just fell in love with the American Hot-Rod, on Fast street.
Yes H.O.G. = Harley Owners Group.

Please post your HOG. Photos for all of us to see on this Post.
Thanks you, Sir/ Madam.

Lighting / My DIY.= Make BETTER BEAMER = Better in longer distant
« on: December 01, 2014, 10:48:34 AM »
Yes, Dear Friends.
I am low tech guy, But I love to do/ Think/ Invent, to do some thing Good = Get Better.
Yes, so many years ago, After I get Hook to do Birds Photography, I buy 2 of  the " Better Beamer", And I love them, But, I can use only with in 100 feet that for my 70-200 MM Lens = Great Job,---After I get 600 mm. with 2X and 1.4X---I need to do some thing to improve the Better and Longer Range of BETTER BEAMER= Yes, I just get the Aluminum Tape , which use in Air Condition Duct/ HVAC, And The Plastic book cover= Cut tro fit as the Reflectors.
With Velcro, and the Lens's Envelope ( Of Better Beamer), to use ad the front Lens cover when I walk around, And do not let the  concentrated heat of sun shine, Burn my High Cost Flash.
= Bingo, Yes, I can use this modified Better Beamer for 250-300 Feet of the bird by 600 mm + 2X + 1.6 Lens Factor of 7D and 7D MK II Cameras.

Animal Kingdom / Blue Heron and ducks with 7D MK II
« on: November 30, 2014, 08:12:50 PM »
Dear Friends.
This Sunday morning, I just grab my New 7D MK II and EF 600 MM, L  with 2X Extension to shoot the Birds and Ducks at DUKE Garden, at Duke University Campus, Durham, NC., USA. Distant of the birds from the camera = 250-350 feet.
Here are some of the Photos.

PS. Here is the Link My DIY to make BETTER BEAMER = Bette, and I use in this Album.;topicseen#new

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

« 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

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

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.

« 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.

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.

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.

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