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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show us your Hooters (Owls)
« on: July 22, 2014, 11:05:26 PM »
   Sleepy juvenile Spotted Wood Owl.

   Have a nice day.

Great shots!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: July 17, 2014, 09:37:03 PM »
Thanks, candyman, Northstar and Valvebounce!

There are so many amazing shots on here. It drives me to work at improving.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: July 13, 2014, 01:36:34 PM »
Gorilla from the Memphis Zoo. 6d, Tamron 150-600 at 600mm f6.3, 1/125s, ISO 4000

Staring into your Soul by jmn804, on Flickr

Lenses / Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« on: June 24, 2014, 08:50:19 AM »
No shipment email here either. I found out it was coming when I got an email from UPS thanks to MyChoice.

Lenses / Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« on: June 18, 2014, 10:04:00 AM »
It's finally shipped! Tracking says it should be in tomorrow. Yay!

Lenses / Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« on: June 05, 2014, 05:00:52 PM »
Thanks for the information, Besisika, it gives me hope. I'm sure that, with that second production facility, the wait times will shrink soon.

ifp, I'm guessing you ordered soon after that review appeared here on canonrumors? Same here.

I've seen a few different reviews, though I think it was AlanF's comments on here that ultimately persuaded me. I actually originally ordered it in February, had a trip in March and contacted B&H who estimated it would have arrived while I was out of town so I (stupidly) canceled. I reordered during my trip, thinking it'd be a month and now it's been almost 3.

Lenses / Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« on: June 04, 2014, 05:19:21 PM »
I ordered one in March from B&H too. Every email I get I hope it's the shipment notification. Of course, they're closed for the next few days. I really want that lens, I've had a few opportunities where the extra reach over my 100-400 would have been very useful.

If you're particularly desperate, you can overpay on ebay...

Lenses / Re: EF 400L f/5.6 vs. Tamron 150-600
« on: April 30, 2014, 01:24:02 PM »
I placed an order for it on 4/1 from BH so I'd have plenty of time before a July trip - haven't heard anything yet.   Status is still "On Order".  I wonder what the current lead time is.

there is a quite a backlog for them as they are super popular

Mine's been on order since 3/11. I had actually originally ordered it in February but was going to be out of town the week of their estimated shipping date (I got in touch with their customer service to find that out), so canceled my order. I should have asked if they could move me back in the queue instead. Oh well.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware 1.1.4 Available
« on: March 19, 2014, 12:22:13 PM »
So thats why the 6d has pathetic battery life compared to any rebel or the 60d. great :(

My 6d's battery life is just fine. I don't leave GPS enabled unless I'm actively shooting, and I rarely use the wi-fi. The other day, with GPS enabled, I took 1300 shots on an outing (yeah a bit of spraying and praying...) and had over 50% battery left when I got back.

With more sporadic use, I find I easily get 400 or so shots before I charge the battery. I usually charge it when it's around 50%.

So if you're getting pathetic battery life compared to a Rebel (I have an XS, and it does not compare), then I'm guessing your 6d is defective. Either that, or you leave GPS and/or wifi on...

Have you the Tammy? Can you contribute for anything here at all?

You said it. You don't own it, and you've rejected the postings that are contrary to your opinions from owners of the lens.

In the case of the 1D X, you have 6.95µm pixels, or an area of 6.95^2µm: 48.3µm^2. The 7D has 4.3µm pixels, or an area of 4.3^2µm: 18.49µm^2. Again, because were working in two dimensions here, it's not a linear scale, you can fit 48.3/18.5 7D pixels into one 1D X pixel. That comes out to 2.61x 7D pixels per 1D X pixel. You would need a 2.6x TC in in order to completely normalize the crop difference between the 7D and 1D X, all else being equal.

Wouldn't that be a sqrt(2.6)x teleconverter? Every teleconverter I've seen lists their focal length multiplier, meaning a 2x teleconverter puts 4x the pixels on a target.

Back to the topic, I'm interested in AI Servo performance of the Tamron. I really want to try to get a hold of this lens for a trip in March, but I'm a bit concerned by the varying stories I've read regarding AF in servo mode. I have a 6d so for it center point is really all that matters. I would like to purchase a 5d3 eventually though, so if the lens is not going to behave well for other AF points (I've read it's fine and I've read it's useless except for the center point) that's a bit of useful data to consider.

Have you tried a different SD card?

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 17, 2013, 04:04:24 AM »
hi ifp!
and welcome.

Nice picture.

What did you do in PP?
IMHO, the colors seem to be a little too much pushed.
If you didn't do anything to the colors, forget my comment.
Otherwise it's always a question of taste. For me, a little bit too much.
The rest ist very well.

First, I appreciate the feedback. I'm always looking to improve, especially in post processing. Honestly, it's my least favorite part of photography, probably because I'm not very good at it.

The original was overexposed. Looking at my lightroom settings... Adjustments were -1 to exposure, and my standard settings are applied, which means Camera Standard calibration and +10 to vibrance and +10 to saturation. Now that I've stared at it for a bit, I think the white balance could be a touch warmer. Modified version attached.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 16, 2013, 02:05:15 AM »
First try posting an image on here. Hope you guys like it.

Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: November 09, 2013, 12:06:36 PM »

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom vs. DPP
« on: July 05, 2013, 12:50:17 PM »
I. too, would like to apply a Camera Calibration>Profile>Canon Faithful (or another such as Landscape), but as far as I can see, there is no way to "set this as a Preset" for import.  I have to import all the files, then select them under Develop and then apply the Camera Calibration Profile I want for the selected set of images - two steps I could eliminate if I could just set a default Import Preset.

Am I missing something and I can set up a Preset under Import>Basic Development ?

Thanks for any help here.

Tony M

You'll have to make your own preset to use calibration profiles during import.

Go into the development module, and the preset section on the left panel has a + button. Change a photo to use whatever camera calibration profile you want to utilize, (bottom section on the right panel) then click that plus button. Select the Calibration checkbox, name your preset and hit the Create button. Now you can use that preset to apply a calibration profile when you're importing.

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