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Canon General / Re: Helen Oster
« on: April 18, 2014, 07:39:34 AM »
Of course, 21!
Happy drinking day, too.
Happy Birthday!  Relax and enjoy.

Video & Movie / Barrier Reef video ...
« on: April 02, 2014, 09:56:41 AM »
My daughter put this link on her facebook page.
Since it was shot with our kind of cameras, I thought it would be appropriate to link here also.
"Incredible Focus Stacked Time-Lapse Video of Coral Made Up of 150K RAW Frames", http://petapixel.com/2014/03/28/incredible-focus-stacked-time-lapse-video-coral-made-150k-raw-frames/.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 02, 2014, 08:38:39 AM »
One from me.  Shot on last Friday of March.
EOS M 18-55 mm., by an urban man made lake.
(Photo as is, no processing.)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 02, 2014, 08:30:38 AM »
Great shot.
Great to have you here!

Tree sparrows might not be particularly exotic, but they are fun to watch.

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 31, 2014, 11:20:05 PM »
I shot some too, with an EOS M, at 55 mm.  One shown here.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 27, 2014, 03:54:12 PM »
This could be a "bulbul".  I saw similar birds in Hong Kong Wetland Park.

Focal length = 213mm, f/6.3, iso 1250, 1/40 s

Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: March 20, 2014, 08:15:11 AM »
Welcome, and post more.

Obergurgle Austria.  5dIII + 24-70 2.8II + polarising filter.  Skiing with that on your back makes you pay attention.

Lenses / Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« on: March 16, 2014, 02:06:33 PM »
This is also the lens I wanna get!  It is saved in my Amazon wish list.  I'm waiting for a price cut.  Hope they'll drop the price soon. 8) ;D

I think most of the issues mentioned can be attributed to the attached.

I find with mine that it does rattle when shaken, depends on just how you want the result, I actually prefer "over ice but not shaken", I really hate that rattling noise in my 70-200.

When attached to your Camera Body you may find some mild to serious issues with weather sealing.

Attachment does cause light leak issues except when used in the dark.

Only real downside on mine is the Zoom Rings are very very difficult to Zoom with,

I can't speak for others of course, but I can say that mine does produce an amazingly good Cappuccino just when you need it, about dawn in the Okavango Delta.

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 11, 2014, 11:38:41 AM »
Acrobatic synchronized flying formation? ;D ;D

Anybody care to venture a guess as to what happened to the birds in flight in this image?  ;)

Software & Accessories / Re: BlackRapid FAIL - grrrrrr
« on: March 11, 2014, 11:04:05 AM »
Sorry for your losses, both adhoc and fatmanmedi, in the first case, it could be serviced at quite a cost and in the latter, for your total lost as well as the images.
No equipment is fail proof.  We just have to be really careful to check them every time we take them out for use and while being used.  We have various fixes, but none would be totally absolute.
I agree with Trapimun.  But I did my own roll as photo show.  The original BR strap was totally wrinkled and looked bad, so I replaced with another strap I bought which happened to be thicker.  The old BR carabiner/ring were replaced with SunSniper hardware.  According the SunSniper, there is a steel bearing to eliminate the twisting of the strap thus loosening the connecting screw.  I used this setup for over 2 years and have not found the screw loose every time I looked.
Hope that no one suffers from catastrophic problems from any straps you use.

Photography Technique / Re: Three days in The Big Apple
« on: March 08, 2014, 08:46:02 AM »
Plan on some night time long exposure from a high vantage point of the city.  Our daughter took us up to Rockefeller's.  Use high iso, open wide, they don't allow tripods up there.  There may be other places high up, but I don't know of others.

Software & Accessories / Re: Louis Vuitton bag
« on: March 03, 2014, 02:29:42 PM »
Everyone looks at an LV bag carried by an Asian to be a cheap copy.
I won't carry one.
Thanks so much.  :-[ >:( :'(

Software & Accessories / Re: So, You Want a Large Format Printer?
« on: March 03, 2014, 11:16:49 AM »
Mt Spokane,
Our office bought a 44 inch 8 cartridge plus 2 waste carrier printer, I think it was the 9880 model.  I was able to set the unit up by myself until the printing unit had to be put onto the carriage, which I recruited a coworker to help lift the printing unit onto the wheeled carriage.
The overall unit, while in its original shipping box may need a number of people to move around, but the assembled unit is not that bad.

I got the Canon ProPixma 1, and the shipping box said it was 70 pounds.  It is still not put together, as my home camera "office" is upstairs in the bonus room.  Just can't take it up the stairs. Been maybe over 8 months sitting in a spare bedroom in the main level at home.

Also, I remember when we got out first home in mid-December in 1987, we wanted to get a Christmas tree, and being a "conscientious" family, we wanted to get a live tree.  The guy, a burly person, said he had to get his associate to help lift the tree/rootball up our car trunk!  I looked at my wife in shock.  How the hell were we, 5'4" + 5', get the tree out of the car?  And after the season was over, we wanted to put the tree outside in the ground, but the ground was frozen!  Sat in the basement (walk out) until the weather warmed up.  The tree was used to replace a dead one in the backyard lining the roadside and in less than 10 years, it grew to as high as the rest of the trees in the neighborhood.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: March 03, 2014, 08:21:49 AM »
What can I say of your backlit leopard?  Simply fantastic!

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: February 24, 2014, 10:42:51 PM »

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