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Software & Accessories / Re: Pelican ProGear cases?
« on: February 19, 2015, 05:53:09 PM »
Sorry for the delay in answering.  The 1510 is a small case.  I use the 1624 for my underwater camera, arms , ports and strobes.  The textile liner of the 1624 fits exactly into the biggest of the progear case  + aprox 30% in length to spare.  I just ordered 2 pf these progear cases and lets see how they work out. I will use them for my gear in an arctic expedition...lets see...electronics will be in my backpack

No problem, thank you for your input  :) There are just few reviews on Pelican ProGear cases, but considering the difference in the price, I'd expect them to be much better than regular Pelican cases.


I have seen them in a exhibit , they are definitively not as heavy duty as the pelican cases, its not these massive amount of sturdy plastic that the Pelican cases characterize, it looks like a double chamber system. When I travel I can have max 23 kg per case, but 9 kg is already the empty pelican box so I cant put much more in...so the advantage is definitively the lower weight combined with higher volume, I can get more stuff in staying under the 23 kg limit...I can tell you more in September after a month in the arctic.. :)



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Software & Accessories / Re: Pelican ProGear cases?
« on: February 17, 2015, 10:11:46 PM »
Sorry for the delay in answering.  The 1510 is a small case.  I use the 1624 for my underwater camera, arms , ports and strobes.  The textile liner of the 1624 fits exactly into the biggest of the progear case  + aprox 30% in length to spare.  I just ordered 2 pf these progear cases and lets see how they work out. I will use them for my gear in an arctic expedition...lets see...electronics will be in my backpack

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Software & Accessories / Re: Pelican ProGear cases?
« on: February 14, 2015, 09:32:40 PM »
I too used a pelican case for my underwater camera housing, cables and strobes.But these old Pelican cases are really heavy.  My Pelican case weights 9.8 kg empty.  The biggest Progear case weights 7 Kg BUT its internal volume Is aprox 30% bigger and the Pelican textile dividers do fit precisely into these new progear cases.  So i can pack some more stuff now...

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I have a 600 mm lens and tried several options. I got this black square box case where the 600mm fits with sn attached camera. Good for a roadtrip, but not for airplane.   I have put neopren protection all over the lens which helps  lot to disguise it. Than I put it into a neoprene travelcoat  and hang everything on my shoulder with the shoulderstrap. This double neoprene is a very good protection.  This together with a backpack 400AW has never been a problem in air traveling. homeland and all these private security guys are very sympathetic with this arrangement.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Who is going to buy the new 5Ds's?
« on: February 07, 2015, 10:16:22 AM »
I like shooting BIF, wildlife, etc.  I just bought the new Canon 7D MKII which is perfect for the type of shooting I do.  I think the 5DS and 5DS R are very niche cameras for high-end commercial users and personally, I think it would be a foolish waste of money for the average hobbiest like me to even think about it.  Now, the rumored 5D MKIV is another matter.  But for me, my 7DMKII is perfect.

Yeah did the same. I do wildlive and underwaterphotography..my 5Dm3 is in the housing and the 7dm2 works topside. Same batteries, same button layout, but extra  reach and some fps faster than the 5dm3.  The fun thing now is that the 5dm3 and the 7dm2 and it seems also the 5dm3s/r have the same dimensions and button layout which means they all fit in the same underwater housing...that's something really new...

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I own the 5DM3, my main body, but as this body will be mounted in an underwater housing I needed a second body for topside photography and I went for the 7DM2 because: exactly the same handling, same batteries. I was thinking about a second 5DM3 or even 1DX BUT:  5DM3 is slow for wildlife, giving advantage to the 7DM2 and 7DM2 has additional reach which isn't bad either, and 7DM2 comes with a very acceptable pricetag, and give the talk about a 5DM3 replacement I was very willing to invest in a 7DM2 body I can sell easily and purchase a up to date replacement.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 7DMII Dimensions
« on: October 28, 2014, 06:02:35 PM »
just a question. While looking at pictures of the 7DM2 body I see that all buttons, switches etc are in the exact same position as the 5DM3. I could not find anything different. Does anybody know if the 7DM2 is in dimensión similar ?  Would it fit in the same underwaterhousing of the 5DM3 ?

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It´s done, I ordered and paid the 600mm F4.0 IS II USM...and I got it at the same Price as a the 500 mm model..(!!!) I think the dealer mixed up the pricing..but I paid and ordered and he couldnt escape...good for me :)..bad for him... :-[.

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Thanks Neuro..I will go for the 600mm !

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yes, MkII lenses for 5DMIII, 500 mm is certainly also an option....and there is no mayor price difference between 400 and 500 mm incl adapters etc etc...   

I already have a 70-200 F 2.8 MkII and a 100-400 mm MkI for that reason II thought a 600 mm would fit better than the 400 which I have covered already

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I have to take a touch decision very soon  ;D...  Buying the excelent 400 F 2.8 and use it with an extender III or buying the 600 F 4.0..  price difference is only aprox 1500 usd..exclusively for wildlife/bird photography handhold basically...what would your recommed ?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 hiccup?
« on: March 02, 2013, 07:08:19 PM »
Yes, I had this issue several times and I use a canon battery grip. The top wheel freezes and with nothing you can restart it.  But as soon as I move the wheel on the battery grip the top wheel starts working again.  Happened 3-4 times already. Next time it does I will send it to Canon fo service

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The 100-400 is great for Antarctica for wildlive where you cant get too close like leopard seals, penguins and birds. Extender might be usefull but take into account that you are on a boat and a tripod/monopod does not work well due to engine vibrations, so everything is handhold basically. An albatross fly-by is easier handhold...but you might carry also some wide angle lens with you for landscapes which are simply beautiful. Polarizer and lots of memory cards (I took in 7 weeks 6000 shots) to store and backup your images..laptop en external harddrive is not a bad idea.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 11, 2012, 02:06:54 PM »
 Canon 5DMarkIII, lente 70-200 L, extender 2x, 1/1600 F 5.6 ISO 2500

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 03, 2012, 09:09:14 PM »
Canon 5DMIII, 400m 1/1600 F 5.6 ISO 2500   :)

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