1Dx Tanzanialove it Edward !!
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1Dx Tanzanialove it Edward !!
1Dx & 400f/2.8 II @ f/2.8love it Edward I hope all is well
I guess it won't be long now & this thread will be somewhat defunct, everyone will be posting to the 1Dx II & 5Ds/R threads.
Still, until then, the 1Dx has been without a doubt the most satisfying piece of Camera gear I've ever used.
Hakone Japanlove it wonderful shot !! I hope all is good with you and yours !
1Dx + Otus 55 @ f/1.4
beautiful shot love it hope you had a great timeExcellent series Edward. Well done Sir!
Thanks Click, always a pleasure to spend time on the Beach here in Australia, Generally don't get the opportunity to combine the beach with the Otus/1Dx.
I would need it signed PleaseMan, Edward, you NAILED that one!
A 400mm @ 1/200th? I know it has IS, but was this handheld or beanbag/mono/tri?
I want to add my vote for an actual book! The guys are right - seeing these on a laptop doesn't do them justice!
I request a special offering for CR brethren that includes the author's/artist's signature! And maybe a cocktail party in Australia when you launch the publication!
Thanks Old Shooter, also Thanks Dylan.
I've tried a few ways to set up my Cameras on Safari in the vehicle, Monopods, Tripods Beanbags etc etc, but I've pretty well settled now on a pair of Manfrotto Clamps that attach to the Bar in front of the vehicle seat, with a Flat Bean Bag attached, I use one on my left/right corner, another immediately in front of me, that way I can quickly move the Camera/Lens to a rest point covering about 90 degrees, then gentle words of direction to the Guide/Driver get's me into position reasonably well. I also take the RRS Pano Head which will attach to the Manfrotto Clamp when I have the situation where I have time to set up without fast action.
I always do Safari with a dedicated Guide/vehicle, that way I have the vehicle to myself, it adds to the cost but it's so much better than trying to deal with 6 other people & their needs on a moment by moment basis, most People on Safari tend to go out late, come back early, I tend to go out at 0430 & Breakfast in the Vehicle, back around 1300 eat Lunch, back out around 1600 & back to Camp around 2200 for a late Dinner, so it's a long day in the Bush.
In the Leopard on the Log Image, it was almost Sundown, Sun was right on the horizon, light was Beautiful but going quickly, the Guide at the time was one of Londolozi's older Guides (Santos), been there 30 Years, excellent Guide that got us to the right places but he had an aversion to getting too close to the Animals, I don't argue too much with People that have solid well founded principals, I just try to use a longer Lens, in this instance we were perhaps too far off to use a Flash without spoiling the light, and the Animal was sitting and laying about quite calmly, so it was the 400 @ f4 and a risk on the shutter speed and as it was mostly going to be about the light I didn't want to push the ISO above 400 so opted for ISO200, the Guide placed the vehicle in a great spot & immediately killed the engine, and in this case the Subject played the Game and just posed Beautifully, Job done.
We found out a little later the reason the guide didn't want to get too close was that he knew this Lady had a Cub & he didn't know exactly where the Cub was, so wanted to keep some distance, it all worked out just fine, but it was a reminder that it's always a delicate balance, the needs of the Photographer to always get closer (I would have preferred to use my 300f/2.8 II which was set up on my other 1Dx Body) & the balance of the Guides that better understand that there is such a thing as too close when dealing with Animals in the Wild, we tend not to see this when we look through that Viewfinder.
When the book is done definitely a discount for CR Old Shooters & Friends.
+1 more cuties pleaseI haven't been on in a while but been shooting a lot which is good here is a shot of Metja :-)Beautiful skin tone. Keep delighting us with their ladies, Bornshooter.