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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 23, 2014, 06:46:31 PM »
70D  400mm f5.6L 

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 11, 2014, 08:39:01 PM »
5D3 100mm L f2.8

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Red Tail Hawk... 7D 400L f/5.6

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Lenses / Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« on: July 02, 2014, 09:42:08 AM »
I'm guessing this was intended to go here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=21186.0

I find that sometimes when you are in a thread when you log into the site, it forwards you to the next thread from the login screen rather than returning you to the appropriate thread.
No kidding! Thanks for the heads-up. I've never had it do that before.

And to make this reply on-topic, I've been thinking about selling my 150-600mm that I got back in early February. I really like the range and it's a great lens for the price, but it has really made me even more tempted to spend my money on at least one Canon supertelephoto.


Funny you say that...Been thinking the same thing...I got the Bigron in Feb...While it's a good lens, I'm not gonna say great.  My 400L 5.6 is sharper and if I crop a shot to 600mm equivalent, it's probably better than if I used 150-600...

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Software & Accessories / Re: Gimbal head or not for Tamron 150-600
« on: June 12, 2014, 03:25:50 PM »
IMO, you need support for both stability and easy of use.  I've not held that Tamron, but looking at photos and the weight of the lens, a good ballhead will easily provide enough stability.  As far as ease of use (panning, movement, relieving weight), a gimbal will really help, but for the size of that Tamron, I think it's overkill. 

I purchased the Wimberley II for my 200-400 which is a bigger lens than the Tamron.  Even with the 200-400, I could have gotten away with a ballhead.  The main advantage with the gimbal for me, was easy of movement and peace of mind (you don't have to worry about locking the ballhead really tight to prevent flop). 

This is less of an issue and some will laugh at me for saying this, but that Tamron will look a little odd sitting on a big gimbal.

It's not just the weight of the lens...That Bigron extends out quite a bit and factor in that big hood.  Center of gravity shifts depending on where you have it extended.   Hence gimbal over ballhead in this case.   PLUNK !

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Software & Accessories / Re: Gimbal head or not for Tamron 150-600
« on: June 12, 2014, 01:36:34 PM »
I've had the cheap knock-off gimbal you see on ebay for around ~95 bucks for 3 yrs now.  Never had an issue using it with my 400 5.6 L .  I just got the Bigron 150-600 and I would rather use it with the gimbal and turn off the IS.  Seeing sharper results that way.   (now let me press "Post" and duck away)   ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 31, 2014, 08:39:35 PM »
Canon 70D; Tamron 150-600

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Canon 7D  70-300 L

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5DIII + 300mm f/2.8+2xTC. 100% crops.

Heron flying, and heron flying with bokeh.

Nice shots !  They're usually flying AWAY from me... 

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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR and PowerShots in May [CR2]
« on: April 02, 2014, 09:25:28 AM »
April Fools Day was yesterday...    :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 11, 2014, 01:52:13 PM »
Anyone else sick and tired of seeing threads about 7D MK II ???

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Lenses / Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« on: January 05, 2014, 06:20:22 PM »
Someone posted RAW and .jpgs here: 

camahoy.com

I could not download these files.   I got into a site for the Mega downloader, spent an hour downloading what I thought was a zip of the images and now it's nowhere to be seen.

I had to install an add on for firefox, it downloads to your desktop, take a look there

Oops, forgot to mention that I had to do that too with Firefox. 

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Lenses / Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« on: January 05, 2014, 01:43:07 PM »
Someone posted RAW and .jpgs here: 

camahoy.com 

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 26, 2013, 09:49:51 PM »
Now I'm just showing off..  ;)
Great shots. What was it going for? The first one looked as though it was going for you!

More space I guess...An SUV rolling by below spooked it...Guess I wouldn't have gotten that shot w/o the SUV..

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 26, 2013, 07:06:18 PM »
Canon 7D 400mm L f5.6

That is rather phenomenal. You must have been pretty close, to get that perspective that clearly.

I'm guessing 25 ft , maybe..

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