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Hi fragilesi.
Thanks for sharing, do you think they reached an agreement not to both die fighting in mid air!  ;D

Cheers, Graham.

Hope this is okay to post here but I thought the audience of this thread would appreciate this . . .

Anyone got anything similar???  I've never seen anything quite like it.

Hi Jock, PBD.
Not trying to be contrary, but I have seen it worked that way more often than not here, also just to add some more to the discussion, the 1/ focal length calculation for hand held minimum shutter speed, given no IS to complicate things, and not withstanding some people saying we should be using 1/ twice focal length.
(for joe average, not some of you guys that hand hold better than a cheap tripod!)
300mm lens on full frame 1/300s. Correct?
300mm + 2x converter i.e. 600mm on FF 1/600s
As above 600mm on 1.6 crop? Equivalent FOV of 960mm are we ok to shoot at 1/600s or are we more likely to have camera shake?  :o

Edit Also the crop from the camera is a fixed physical fact, and surely exif really does mention the crop, not specifically in any lens calculation but it clearly lists camera make and model which determines crop!
Also many program's give us crop shooters the option to display lenses in crop or 35mm format, just saying.

Have a good day chaps.  :)

Cheers, Graham.

Hello, this is.
But if I shot my 1DX distance is 300 x 2 = 600
The Suje this 180mm closer to 1d4, but not crop the image.
300 x 2 = 600 x 1.3 = 780mm.
EXIF data does not mention or include any crop factor, however it does take convertors into consideration; this is why we use the focal length of the lens plus any added convertor.  Technically speaking yes the crop factor exists, but is not generally used as part of the calculation.

Hi miketao.
Glad you got back the video, a 60th anniversary is not really something you can "do over."
Just out of interest how much did it cost your girlfriend!  ;D :o
It is always good to have a recommendation for a company that is capable of fulfilling a need. 
Truthfully I neither need or want to know the cost, it was just for the comedy!

Cheers, Graham. 
Hey all, I know it's been a while since I first posted about this, but I wanted to follow up.

I ended up sending my CF card to Gillware Data Recovery (note: zero affiliation). It wasn't cheap but they were able to recover all the formatted video files. So I got my vids back.

I did try a number of consumer recovery solutions and while most were successful in getting back .jpg files, the video files were no good--all black with audio static.

Thanks again for all your great suggestions!

Landscape / Re: Telephoto landscapes / seascapes
« on: March 02, 2015, 07:58:36 PM »
Hi Robert.
I like it, it certainly looks landscapeish to me and it was taken with a lens in the telephoto range, but then my opinion is....well an opinion!
What was it surviving?

Cheers, Graham.

I'm not sure if this tiny landscape fits into this thread. It's more a conceptional than a landscape shot in my opinion. It was taken with the EF 70-300mm L at 252mm. Critics are welcome.


Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: March 02, 2015, 04:58:33 PM »
Got to give that a +1.

Cheers, Graham.

Wow, having that in your front yard...I wouldn't go anywhere anymore...  ;)

Neither would I!

Lovely shots Andy!

Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« on: March 02, 2015, 04:55:52 PM »
Hi frazoulaswak.
Thank you for the further info, I will try to get there.

Cheers, Graham.

Hi frazoulaswak.
Very nice shot, I really have to visit there one day, if I recall correctly it is the last place in the UK you can see dual line steam action, i.e. pass by a train going the other way that is not waiting in a siding?
Thanks for sharing.

Cheers, Graham.

Southern Railway King Arthur Class 4-6-0 No. 777 'Sir Lamiel' blasts through Loughborough's outskirts with an afternoon service to Leicester North on 31st January 2015 during the Great Central Railway's Winter Steam Gala.

Hi Graham,
You are quite right about the Great Central's double track.    No other preserved line in the UK (as yet) has anything like it, and it is the only place where you can regularly see standard gauge steam hauled trains passing each other at speed.   Well worth a visit the next time that you are on the mainland, especially so during one of their frequent gala events when they usually schedule four or five trains per hour, consisting of a mixture of both passenger and freight, in each direction.


Landscape / Re: Telephoto landscapes / seascapes
« on: March 02, 2015, 04:52:46 PM »
Hi Joe.
You might like to have a look at this posting by Macguyver. A well written article on this topic.

Cheers, Graham.

What's the benefit of using a longer focal length for landscape shots? I've heard some say it condenses the background, which I can see on some of these images. But is that only achievable with a telephoto?

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 02, 2015, 04:45:11 PM »
Hi Folks.
Another batch of fine shots from all.

Cheers, Graham.

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 02, 2015, 04:43:45 PM »
Hi privatebydesign.
Isn't it 780 due to 1.3 crop sensor in 1D4?

Hi tonial.
Very nice shot.

Very nice shots from all too.

Cheers, Graham.

Hi, in balearic island. Albufera de Mallorca

1d4 300 2.8 is 2xIII

Nice shot, particularly if the crop isn't too heavy as that is a fast pan.

But a 300mm + 2xTC is 600mm not 780mm.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What is that dot on the 5D3?
« on: March 02, 2015, 04:26:03 PM »
Hi Folks.
I really love the IR remote for its sheer convenience, and missed the functionality when I went from the 300D to the 40D, glad it came back on the 7D. Why have they stopped making the neat RC-1 that fits on the strap and gone to the thing like a key fob, seems a backward step to me.

Cheers, Graham.

Canon General / Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« on: March 02, 2015, 04:36:12 AM »
Hi Bennymiata.
So sorry to hear you didn't actually retire when you intended to!  :o ;D
But seriously, all that matters is that you are happy, and possibly more important not under your wife's feet all day, I've heard that gets on their nerves in short order! ;D

Cheers, Graham.

as I hadn't had a holiday for 15 years that I would retire.
And so I did, and I am now as busy as ever chauffeuring my wife around and doing some professional photography in products, weddings and events etc, and I am enjoying myself.

Sports / Re: 25 Pdr Artillery pieces.
« on: March 02, 2015, 04:17:57 AM »
Hi Jock.
Thank you.

Cheers, Graham.

Great shots Garaham, I just signed you up on Flickr  :)

Sports / Re: 25 Pdr Artillery pieces.
« on: March 01, 2015, 09:39:18 PM »

Canon General / Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« on: March 01, 2015, 09:37:56 PM »
Hi Brooklyn161.
Great respect to you and your colleagues willing to protect life and property and often putting yourselves at risk in the process. I am currently re assembling a car for a firefighter from the London (UK) brigade, a very nice bloke with a slightly warped sense of humour, and most humble about his line of work.

Cheers, Graham.

Jack of all trades, master of some.
I am a Firefighter/Paramedic, additionally I am a Volunteer Firefighter/Paramedic and do professional Real Estate Photography 2 days a week. The Real Estate gig pays for my hobby, which is photography and started in 1993 with a Ricoh KR5 Super II.

Canon General / Re: RIP Leonard Nimoy
« on: March 01, 2015, 09:15:16 PM »
LOL :)

Hi Folks.
I grew up on Star Trek, probably the first reruns. I too feel that Leonard Nimoy's death is a great loss, a good man, but he will live on in the reruns for a long time yet!
Three things guaranteed in a life, Birth, Death, and Taxes! All the rest is a bonus.

Cheers, Graham.

It is sad, but I guess the only guarantee in life is death.

Don't Forget DR, someone will always bring that up. ;D
To expect that a thread on this forum would not have DR intrude would be illogical....

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