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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: February 26, 2014, 03:39:17 PM »
Just a few HDRs of the Harbour in Muenster:

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: February 18, 2014, 06:59:53 AM »
I think these two photographs are my best landscape shot to date.  Thanks for viewing.


u n d u l a t i o n by Christian Ronnel, on Flickr


b a d w a t e r by Christian Ronnel, on Flickr


Fabulous.
I would have been thrilled to have shot them myself!
Cheers Brian

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 28, 2014, 04:10:12 PM »

Here's another one.

Sparrow holding pattern....

Cheers Brian

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 28, 2014, 04:07:23 PM »
Here's one.

A Sparrow trying to land.

Cheers Brian

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Software & Accessories / Re: Remote release/intervalometer question
« on: November 12, 2013, 01:40:06 PM »
I am looking for a remote release for my 5DIII.  I'm trying to decide between the Vello Shutterboss and the Hahnel Giga T Pro II.  I'd use it more as remote release than as an intervalometer, but I like having that capability as well.  Is either significantly better than the other?  I notice that the receiver is often mounted on the hotshoe, but I'm assuming it doesn't have to be when a flash is being used... TIA for your insight!
Hmmm I have the Hahnel.
1. Keeps triggering the Camera even though the sender is switched off. This is a right royal pain if you are doing bracketed sequences for HDR or focus staking sequences.  Tried all channels, still happens.
2. IMHO it doesn't support the Mirror lockup very well, but the 5D3 may itself be to blame here. So its always one press for mirror, then one for shutter. Not good to doing a fast sequence of shots. Is that a problem?
3. Shutter release will not start a video recording on the 5D3. I even think this is now documented by Hahnel.
4. Sender switches itself off after a period of inactivity. You  have the Camera set up on a tripod, waiting for that cute little bird to come into frame, you press the shutter release, nothing happens as its now switched itself off. I learnt to continually keep pressing the "Lighting" button on the remote to keep it awake.

Yes, I have used it dangling in the air when the flash shoe is in use, clumsy, but works.

Having said that I still use it, and I cannot compare it to any others. YMMV.

Cheers Brian




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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 24, 2013, 01:43:44 PM »
Here are some from a trip to the lake last week:


IMG_0010 by yorgasor, on Flickr


IMG_0059 by yorgasor, on Flickr




I really like the first one, especially the colours. Great capture.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 24, 2013, 01:41:07 PM »
Common Waxbill - Honolulu Sept 8
60D and my old Tammron 70-300 - (small easy to pack).
A flock of these birds surrounded me as my wife spent 5 HOURS shopping at the swap meet around the Aloha stadium, thank god I brought my camera. I did some urban birding and saved my sanity.
Only 5 hours, sorry to hear that your wife is ill.  ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 23, 2013, 02:18:43 PM »
Some of mine, unfortunately all taken with captive Birds (cheating I guess).
And some more.......

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 23, 2013, 02:17:33 PM »
Some of mine, unfortunately all taken with captive Birds (cheating I guess).

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: October 16, 2013, 05:03:24 AM »
Ken and all the others have inspired me to also try out a few of my sunsets. Here you go........

I'm loving what I've seen so far. You have to be prepared, or very quick when the opportunity presents itself.

Cheers Brian

Nice, especially the second one. What lens did you use?

Hi, Canon 24-105 at 24mm on a 5D3.
Cheers Brian

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: October 15, 2013, 11:14:48 AM »
Ken and all the others have inspired me to also try out a few of my sunsets. Here you go........

I'm loving what I've seen so far.
You have to be prepared, or very quick when the opportunity presents itself.

Edit: I straightened the horizon on the second one. Thanks for the tip.

Cheers Brian

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Takumars, Anyone?
« on: October 10, 2013, 02:45:08 PM »
So would anyone happen to have instruction showing how to disassemble the lens to clean the dust out of the inside?
Sorry, found some instructions (Just need to use the correct search string).
Cheers Brian

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 01, 2013, 06:59:58 AM »
Hi, here (after a long abstinence) a few "Watery Birds". Nothing special but I do like the Bokeh in the water.
I'm glad you've all being keeping standards up while I was busy <G>

Forgot to say, top two are Moorhens, bottom one is a Coot.
Cheers Brian

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Lenses / Re: How to clean lenses ?
« on: August 23, 2013, 10:43:49 AM »
Still no one answered my question lol. Is it safe to clean the lens and LCD screen with alcohol wipe ?

alcohol should be used sparingly. On glass it should be fine, although I am not sure how the coatings react over long term use.  On plastic, alcohol can leach things or alter the plastic, depending on the plastic. Perspex becomes turbid after long term use.  Given that one does not know how the plastic of the lens or the body reacts, it's probably better to avoid it. Also, the LCD screen, I am not sure if that is actually glass or plastic.
I have a screen protector on my LCD, so just wipe it with a cloth (and some breath) if necessary.
For the lens elements, first rocket blower to remove dust as much as possible. You don't want to wipe the lens when scratchy dust particles are on it. A brush can help release particles. Only then I use microfiber cloth or clean cotton cloth to wipe, again with some breath if necessary. If there are some persistent grease spots, only then some lens cleaning fluid.

+1.
Taught to do it this way on a Short Digital Photography Course by a Professional.
Not needed Alcohol yet. Well not for the Lenses anyway.

Beware. A guy I knew in the military was told to clean his tape heads with Alcohol,
he tried it with Beer! Go figure.........

Cheers




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